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artWORKs: Funlola Coker – Mark Making on Enamel

February 17 - February 18


The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will welcome Funlola Coker as the artWORKs series featured artist for the Spring 2023 Semester.

Funlola Coker is a metalsmith from Lagos, Nigeria. In 2007 Coker moved to Memphis, TN to pursue a BFA in Sculpture from Memphis College of Art. Funlola is fascinated by history, the evolution of culture and storytelling. Funlola creates narrative sculptures that call on nostalgic memories and moments of the mundane that are held dear. Coker has taught at notable craft institutions such as Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Funlola’s work has been exhibited at Brooklyn Metalworks, the Fuller Craft Museum, Tone Gallery in Memphis and the National Ornamental Metal Museum. In 2020, Coker received the Arts Memphis Arts Accelerator grant, and was a 2022 Thayer Fellowship recipient from the SUNY Rockefeller Institute of Government. Funlola holds an MFA in Metal from the State University of New York at New Paltz., instagram – @funlolacoker

 The workshop will be held at the Jewelry studio on February 17th and 18th. The lecture will be on February 17th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, in room 101 of the Windgate Center of Art and Design (WCAD). 

Please get in touch with Lydia Martin at for more detail.


February 17
February 18
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Windgate Center of Art and Design
Windgate Center of Art + Design
Little Rock, AR 72204