August 10 - September 23FREE
About the Artist
Anita Cooke has lived and worked as a visual artist and teacher in New Orleans, Louisiana since 1980. She received her BFA in Ceramics from Kent State University and her MFA in Ceramics and Sculpture from Newcomb College/Tulane University in New Orleans in 1984.
Anita Cooke has taught ceramics at Tulane, Loyola, Stephen F. Austin, and Western Michigan University, as well as from her New Orleans studio. Cooke’s 28 x 28 ft. ceramic mural “Lightsounds” is located on the campus of Western Michigan University. In 2005, Anita received the Louisiana Fellowship Award.
After her ceramic studio was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Anita shifted her creative focus. She is currently working with sewing, fabric, mixed media and collage. Her works are in numerous public and private collections.