Stories Behind the Artists

Photo of Emeka Cook        Artwork by Emeka Cook

Emeka Cook
Painting Faculty

How did you first get involved with ASLD and when?
I got involved with ASLD through one of the original faculty members, Bruce Cody, about 20 years ago. He got me a scholarship and the rest is history.

How has ASLD shaped you as an artist?
ASLD has helped to shape my imagination to see beyond what I am looking at and bring me greater realization that I am one with the only one.

What faculty members have you taken courses with as ASLD?  
With the exception of Kim English, I have not formally taken classes with anyone. But in the old days I was allowed to paint with all of the ASLD instructors in every class.

What do you like about the ASLD community?
I love the ASLD community because I love being among people/artists who love art. With so much division in the world today, it’s wonderful to come together and be as one in mind and spirit with all regarding everyone’s love of art at ASLD.

Anything else you want to share with us?
I pray that ASLD will be here forever and ever! I miss it so much.