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Arkansas Arts Council - Thursday, October 22, 2020

Adaja Cooper, artistJoin Drekkia Morning at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, for a new Art on Arkansas livestream and discover new and established artists and arts programs in Arkansas. This week’s episode will feature Adaja Cooper, a Little Rock artist.

Adaja Cooper creates emotionally charged paintings that capture the joy of the Black experience. The 20-year-old artist experiments with acrylics, oils and charcoal to create her immersive art.

Cooper uses her talent to pay tribute to prominent Black figures in history and people whose story may not be well known. She has won regional and national awards for her artwork and currently has her work on display, including a mural on Seventh Street in Little Rock. Cooper is a student at Hendrix College, where she plans to major in Visual Art.

See more of Cooper's work at https://www.adajacooperstudio.com/.

About Art on Arkansas

Drekkia Morning, Arts in Education Programs manager with the Arkansas Arts Council, will explore the depths of art and artists in Arkansas via candid, biweekly livestreams. The live interviews will be on the main Facebook page of the Arkansas Arts Council.

Drekkia Morning has been an active performing poet for most of her life. She is the author of the poetry book, “17 Mirrors,” which was published in 2019. She has taught students poetry and creative writing in schools, founded an organization that provided a platform for artists to monetize their talents and helped organize events to spotlight social justice issues. She is a champion of the arts community and the arts in Arkansas and aims to give all Arkansans the opportunity to learn from, heal with and make a living from the arts. She joined the staff of the Arkansas Arts Council in 2019.

For more information, contact Drekkia.Morning@Arkansas.gov.