SFA School of Art hosts internationally-renowned Caddo storyteller

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NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Stephen F. Austin State University’s School of Arts will welcome an internationally-renowned Caddo storyteller on to its campus this weekend.

In conjunction with an exhibition of Caddo nation artists showing through March 24, SFA’s School of Arts is hosting Kricket Rhoads-Connywerdy.

Dancing in her traditional Caddo dress and Kiowa buckskin, Rhoads-Connywerdy toured extensively with the legendary Charles Chibitty, the last Comanche code talker, and was Gulhei descendent princess for 1999-2000. She has won awards for her lead movie roles, which included “The Legend of Billy Fail,” “The Alamo,” “Chasing the Wind,” “Last of the Mohicans” and “UHF.”

The program, which will include Caddo stories and children’s activities, is a continuation of the celebration surrounding “Caddo Contemporary: Present and Relevant,” an exhibition of ceramics, paintings, beadwork, stonework and drawings by seven living Caddo artists.

SFA’s historic downtown art gallery, Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For additional information, call (936) 468-1131.

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