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Art on Arkansas: Amy Morris

Arkansas Arts Council - Monday, December 07, 2020

Amy MorrisJoin Drekkia Morning, Arts in Education Programs manager, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, to discover new and established artists and arts programs in Arkansas. This week’s episode will feature Amy Morris.

Amy Morris is a self-taught artist from the Arkansas Delta. Morris is known for her fiery imagination and a strong calling for art, which has fueled her diverse types of artworks.

Morris is experienced in acrylics, oils, graphite and charcoal media. Morris possesses a strong sense of artistry and a unique way of thinking in her art. She is best known for her emotional portraits that capture the depth of the eyes and gaze and the vibrant spirit of each subject.

Morris garnered her first art award at 7 years old and has continued to push herself in the field of arts every since. She draws her inspiration from her personal life tragedies, events and environment.

"For me, painting is my way to project pieces of my soul for the world to see, to express emotion and to bring a sense of self peace when viewing," Morris said.

As a stay at home mom, artist and art instructor, Morris uses her talents to encourage and provide for her family. Her artwork is included in numerous private art collections throughout the U.S. and has been selected for solo and group exhibits. Her work has appeared in newspapers and children's coloring books.

For more information on Morris, visit

https://www.facebook.com/phoenixstarllc/ or https://www.instagram.com/phoenixstarllc.

Drekkia Morning, Arts in Education Programs manager with the Arkansas Arts Council, uses her livestream show, "Art on Arkansas," to explore the depths of art and artists in Arkansas via candid, biweekly interviews. The live interviews will be on the main Facebook page of the Arkansas Arts Council. The shows will later be posted to YouTube and Instagram.

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. Artists interested in appearing on the shows should email Drekkia or scarlet.sims@arkansas.gov.