Angi Cooper is a Memphis born mixed media artist and teaching artist and has been a member of the Memphis Arts Collective for over 20 years. She has artwork in private and public collections across the United States. Some of her public work commissions include pieces for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Kroger Store Cafe' mural in Hernando, MS, and The Big Read Circe mural at the Germantown Community Library. Angi now has an online Store page on her website where you may purchase work from her throughout the year. Her website is angicooper.com.
Angi created "Circe of Aeaea" based on the book "Circe" by Madeline Miller. The triptych is now part of the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read project that coincided with the 2020 NEA Big Read. Angi was invited to do research on Circe in early 2020 and was asked to make a triptych inspired by the book in July of 2020.
Angi worked with Emily Hefley (Dir. of Education, G-PAC) to design hands on-demos for the general public. Oct 17, Family Art Day the G-Pac staff presented a brief history on Greek gods & goddesses. There were three hands on demos during the course of the day. The first was a segment of movement inspired by warrior & archer poses. The second one involved leading participants through the steps of stick and figure drawings. Participants ended the day by creating foam stamps inspired by the symbols and motifs of the Greek gods. Angi than incorporated many of these stamp designs into the border of the triptych.