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Kevin Cannon Named Minnesota State Fair Artist

The Minnesota State Fair has named Kevin Cannon as 2020 Commemorative Artist.

Twin Cities Pioneer Press is reporting:

Twin Cities cartoonist and illustrator Kevin Cannon has been selected to create the official 2020 Minnesota State Fair commemorative art. His original interpretation of the Great Minnesota Get-Together will be unveiled at the State Fairgrounds in June.

above: a 2016 cartoon map of the Minneapolis/St. Paul lakes and rivers by Kevin

The commemorative poster, a limited number of signed prints and other merchandise featuring the art will be available for purchase after the June unveiling.

Area television KMSP also profiles and talks to Kevin:

“It’s a dream come true to create this artwork. The challenge, of course, will be finding a way to distill this explosion of sights, smells and sounds into one image, to create something that can hang on Minnesotans’ walls during the cold winter months and allow them to relive these 12 summer days again and again,” Cannon said.


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