E-mail: jkadircannon@gmail.com


San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco, CA
• Majored in painting in B.F.A. program, 1965-1969.
Antioch University Yellow Springs, OH
• B.A., Theatre and Communications, 1978-79.
Brandeis University Waltham, MA
• M.F.A., Playwriting, 1982-84.


Wilmington College Harcum Gallery Wilmington, OH
• Solo exhibition, Anguished Art–Outcries for Peace: The human cost of war, October 2005. Featured   speaker at Westheimer Peace Symposium
The War Within, the War Without
. October 19th 2005.
Franklin and Marshall College - Phillips Museum Lancaster, PA
• Solo exhibition, Anguished Art—Outcries for Peace: The human cost of war,   October 2004.
Pagus Gallery, Norristown PA.
• Solo retrospective of 63 works, Ancient Shadows/Modern Light, May 2001.
Cornell University - Willard Straight Art Gallery Ithaca, NY
• Solo exhibition, Silent Masks, Inner Voices, October 1998.
Widener University Fine Art Collection and Gallery Chester, PA
• Solo exhibition, Whispering Walls: Excavations Through Time, January 1998.
Cabrini College Fine Arts Gallery Radnor, PA
• Solo exhibition, The Open Path, November 1996.
University of Pennsylvania - Houston Hall Gallery Philadelphia, PA
• Solo exhibition, Compositions and Contemplations, June 1996.
Antioch University - Herndon Gallery Yellow Springs, OH
• Solo retrospective of 60 paintings, The Mythical Journey: Interior and Exterior Landscapes, January 1996.
Episcopal Academy - Merion, PA
• Solo exhibition, Faces of Wonder, September, 1995.
• Solo exhibition, The Mythical Journey: Interior and Exterior Landscapes, October   1994.


Tyme Gallery, Havertown PA. Currently exhibiting Luminous lighted wall sculpture. Two-person exhibition, Looking Out, Looking In, November 2003
Stag Art, New York, NY. Living with Art: Lighted art and sculptures, February 2003.
Marbleous Gallery, Madrid, NM. Power Fetish sculptures, 2001-2003.
Jack of all Arts Gallery, Madrid, NM. Double-faced sculptures, 2001-2003.
Vibert’s Gallery, Sullivan, ME. Maine landscapes, paintings, and prints, June-August   1995.
Four Directions Gallery, Yellow Springs, OH. Pictographs, western landscapes,   1994-5.


Unitarian Church Gallery, Devon, PA. Group show. Exhibited War and Collateral Damage pieces.
Winner of Lower Merion Art Center Award, October 2002.
Solo exhibition, The Human Fable, October 2001.
ARTmobile, Impact Africa, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA Traveling   exhibition.
Invited to show pieces showing impact of African art. Fall 2000 to Summer 2001.
• St. Christopher’s Church, Gladwyne, PA. Invited for group show, October 2000.
Penn Wynne Library, Penn Wynne, PA. Solo exhibition, December 1999 to February   2000.
Haverford College - Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford, PA. Selected for Holiday Show, 1999, 1996.
Delaware County Community College, Media, PA. Selected for group show,   December 1999.
PNC Bank, Narberth, PA. Solo exhibition, February 1996.
Borders Books and Music, Rosemont, PA. Solo exhibition, December 1995.
Rosemont Plaza, Rosemont, PA. Landscapes and abstracts, 1995.
Meridian Bank, Wynnewood, PA. Solo exhibition. Landscapes, April 1995.
The Daylesford Abbey Art Show, Paoli, PA. Invitation show, April 1995.
The Chilton Company Art Show, Radnor, PA. Group show, March 1995-96.
St. Christopher's Church, Gladwyne, PA. Solo exhibition, January 1995.
Cafe Paradiso, Ardmore, PA. Solo exhibition, November 1994.
Rockaway Arts Festival, Rockaway Beach, NY. Juried show, September 1994.
Lititz Fine Arts Show, Lititz, PA. Won fourth place prize in mixed-media art for Madonna of the Canyon, July 1994.
Winchester House Gallery, Fourth Annual Winchester House Fine Arts Show, Longport, NJ. Abstract seascapes, July-September 1994.
Newport Art Festival, Newport, RI. Juried show, June 1994.
Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Annual Juried Show, Philadelphia, PA. Watercolors, mixed-media, acrylics, landscapes, June 1994.
The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA. Juried show, works on paper, January 1994.


Wilminton College - Symposium: Wilmington, OH
• Created and performed movie with live narration, Who's Telling our Story? for Westheimer Peace Symposium.
Franklin and Marshall College - Symposium:
Lancaster, PA
• Worked with Amnesty International students, faculty and guest speakers on The Human Cost of War, October 2004.
Unitarian Church Devon, PA
• Created and presented slide performance featuring poetry and my original art pieces, Who’s Telling Our Story? October 2001.
Cabrini College Radnor, PA
• Assembled afternoon reception featuring Sufi Choir, poetry, and storytelling, in conjunction with my art exhibit, November 1996.
Antioch University Yellow Springs, OH
• Created performance piece, Mythical Winds, collaborating with three poets, a pianist, and a giant puppet playing a cello. Evening also included readings by two faculty members, a poet, and a performance artist, for opening of my retrospective exhibit, January 1996.
Episcopal Academy Merion, PA
• Initiated inter-generational poetry evening, featuring three established poets from the Philadelphia area and young poets from Episcopal Academy. Poets and poems were chosen to respond directly to my artwork on display, October 1995.
Cafe Paradiso Ardmore, PA
• Assembled evening inter-generational cabaret, featuring an established poet, a songwriter, Asian music, and teenage musicians, responding to my artwork on display, November, 1994.


• Co-founded performance art company to create and perform experimental theatre pieces. Using masks, puppets, movement, music, and speech, original pieces to explore mythic and spiritual themes, 1997 to present.
Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA
• Created and performed The Cello Man’s Dream, using giant puppet, musician, and singer, in conjunction with my art exhibit, May 2001.
Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia, PA
• Performed an original poetic performance piece, The Sweeper, using masks, movement, and music, September 1999.
Maryland Arts Place, Baltimore, MD
• Performed The Sweeper in arts cabaret setting, November 1998.
Widener University, Chester, PA
• Performed The Sweeper in conjunction with my art exhibit, January 1998.


Delaware Community College
Media, PA
• Taught Dramatic History, Improvisation and Acting, 1987.
Friends Select School Philadelphia, PA
• Taught improvisation and giant puppet construction in summer program, 1987.
Antioch University - Theatre Department Yellow Springs, OH
• Instructed undergraduates in mask design and sculpture, 1979.


Golden River Puppets Theatre Company - Founder
, 1972-1980.
• Created puppets of various styles, and scenery and stages. Performed in schools,   theatres, and on television to audiences of adults and children.
Taught puppet-making workshops.
• Initiated and conducted eight-week research tour of Asian and European puppet theatre in ten countries.
• Selected for performances at the 1976 U.S. Bicentennial Festival at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall.
WKEF-TV Dayton, OH
• Researched enlightening themes, scripted, and performed puppets segments for weekly children’s program, 1980.
Wright State University Dayton, OH
• Commissioned to write and direct play for university theatre company tour to 10,000 elementary school students in southwestern Ohio, 1980.
• Led script research and created teacher guides and materials.
Antioch University Theatre Yellow Springs, OH
• Commissioned to create 63 three-foot tall Bunraku-style puppets for production of Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle.
Directed puppet technique for thirty-member   company, 1973.
• Performed major roles in musical dramas as well as mime and dance roles,1978-79.
• Commissioned to write and direct Arms, musical satire of war. Directed forty-member company, 1979.
• Commissioned to create giant sixteen-foot puppets and face-cast masks for Arms, 1979.
• Created scenery installation: sculptured fountain mask for production of Listening, 1979.
Original Works
• My original plays were also produced at Brandeis University, Friends Select School, and Fellowship Community Theatre in Philadelphia, 1981-1989.


Building Renovations

• Undertook design and renovation of several Victorian homes, including one gutted to create apartments featuring my original ceramic tile and woodwork.
Peace Work
• Active in networking for issues of peace and equity
• Member Bryn Mawr Peace Coalition
Other Interests
• Canoeing and kayaking, flat and whitewater.
• Hiking, bird watching, camping.