In collaboration with the Caddo Mounds Historic Site in Alto, TX (CMSHS), Stephen F. Austin State University presented the exhibition “Caddo Contemporary: Present and Relevant,” January 24 – March 24, 2019 at the Ed and Gwen Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House. The exhibition highlighted the work of seven living Caddo Nation artisans: Wayne Earles, Chad Earles, Chase Earles, Raven Halfmoon, Yonavea Hawkins, Jeri Redcorn, and Thompson Williams. The exhibition was important for two specific reasons: It was the first exhibition that highlighted the work of living Caddo artists working in traditional and/or adapted art forms. And, it was a first for contemporary Caddo art displayed in Nacogdoches, TX, the home of the Caddo Nation for perhaps a thousand years or more before they were forced off their land in the early 1800s and relocated to Oklahoma.
Handley, John, "Caddo Contemporary: Present and Relevant, A Collaboration to Highlight the Caddo Nation" (2019). Faculty Publications. 4.