The Offical Blog of COCA

Blog images (2)

COCA Spotlight: Cheryl Sattler “Artist burns Florida gleam into glass”

Glass artist Cheryl Sattler has been called everything from “artsy-craftsy” to “mentally ambidextrous.” She appreciates the intricacies of making glass into art but is always seeking new and thrilling challenges.

By: Amanda Sieradzki, COCA | June 26, 2017

Blog images (9)-2

Discovered art brings history to life at Nims

The creation of art is one of the most powerful forms of resistance and can serve as a historical snapshot and a therapeutic tool during times of suffering.

Blog images (8)-2

COCA Spotlight: Bill Humphries “Exhibit of food-themed work opens Thursday”

Bill Humphries, a pop art inspired painter, works diligently in his studio atop Southern Exposure’s gallery space in Railroad Square.

Blog images (7)-2

Griffin eighth-graders create five murals to display at Art Alley

Led by Nikki Nicolas, Griffin’s art teacher, these students spent months collaborating on the design and execution of the 3’ x 3’ panels.

Blog images (6)-2

COCA Spotlight: Michael Murphy “Twisting hot iron teaches patience”

There is a ritual and subtle rhythm to Michael Murphy’s every movement as a blacksmith — in his 1800s style workspace at the Tallahassee Museum, he dances between the anvil and the bellows with tongs and red-hot iron in hand.

Blog images (7)-2

‘Music Man’ tickles the fancy of Maclay students

One of America’s most beloved musicals, “The Music Man” by Meredith Willson, takes place in Iowa in 1912, not a location or an era you’d expect for local elementary school students to readily identify with.

Blog images (6)-2

COCA Spotlight: Heather Watson “Listen for the poets at Voces Angelorum”

Every Thursday night, you can be certain of where you’ll find Heather Watson. An original member of Voces Angelorum, she joins her 20 chorus-mates in song for two hours every week — a diverse choir varying in age and experience, and composed of everyone from state...