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COCA Spotlight: Paradise Park Springs

Lu Vickers’ childhood in rural Chattahoochee was filled with stories. The small town shares a strange past with the state’s mental hospital, but more than that, Vickers always had her young ears open for local gossip while she used her imagination to craft stories.

By: Amanda Sieradzki, COCA | March 18, 2019

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Brie Medina has a passion for art and education and after earning undergraduate degrees in visual art and women’s studies, she is now seeking a master’s degree in art education from Florida State University.

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COCA Spotlight: Artist’s ‘Expressions of Life’ unfolds in many forms

As a student at Florida A&M University, artist Earl Washington felt the loving support of his mentors Curtis and Yvonne Tucker.

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COCA Spotlight: At Home With ‘Our Town’

Jeff Mandel first saw the dramatic play “Our Town” during his high school and college days.

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Canopy Oaks teacher cultivates artistic behavior

As a veteran art teacher, Leslie Anderson has developed an impressive collection of lessons over her career.

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COCA Spotlight: Brittle and babkas

Jill Klein knows that sharing is caring, especially when it comes to baking.

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Students express ‘Power of the Black Artist’

More than a decade before “The Star-Spangled Banner” officially became America’s national anthem, “Lift Every Voice” was dubbed “The Negro National Anthem” by the NAACP.