At Peace, 2019
“For generations, Black Churches have been the hub of the community. A young boy found comfort nestled on my lap during a church service one Sunday. The nurturer in me complied as he laid his head upon my lap. A child, at peace and sleeping with his hands expressively narrating a sermon of his own. I saw a photo opportunity and I had to share. The Church is supposed to be a place of peace and safety. We as Blacks have struggled with those feelings. In the past, church bombings and massacres have plagued the Black community. Yet, we still pray, believe and love.” - Pamela Cooper
Pamela Cooper graduated from Seton Hill University with a B.A. in Graphic Arts/Minor in Fine Arts. She is an award-winning regional artist whose style is figurative with abstract and expressionist influences. She has exhibited at the Brew House and other local venues, and she was recently accepted as a member of Women of Visions, a long-standing collective of Black women artists in Pittsburgh.