Bart Cooper- Purple Series & 2022 Musikfest Poster Painting

June 15 – December 11, 2022 2022-06-15 09:00:00 2022-12-11 09:00:00 15 Bart Cooper- Purple Series & 2022 Musikfest Poster Painting ArtsQuest Center true MM/DD/YYYY
Venue: ArtsQuest Center

Purple Series:

Each piece is inspired by an artist, symbol, or leader in his or her own right. The reoccurring theme among those selected is defined by their unique persona, especially in that each exudes a deeper understanding and harmony within his or herself. Each individual chosen for the series expresses their work as a designer's original, one of a kind, no duplicates.


Through the ages, purple has always been associated with royalty, nobility and prestige. The color purple can symbolize mystery, magic, power and luxury. Purple color meaning is often used to portray rich powerful kings and leaders. Once the rarest dye to create for clothing. It was so exceedingly rare that it became worth its weight in gold. The splatter of colors is a depiction of the individual leaving his or her mark in this world, making it a more colorful place.

About the Artist:

Barthelomew (Bart) Cooper is a Los Angeles based multidimensional contemporary artist born and raised in West Africa, Liberia. Inspired by his country’s vibrant colors and breathtaking scenery, a three-year-old Bart began to visually record the world around him. Fleeing Liberia at the start of the civil war, Bart moved to the United States where he studied fine art, sculpture, and graphic design. Greatly influenced by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, American illustrator Norman Rockwell and American artist Ernie Barnes, he began his pursuit to push the boundaries on the evolution of art and creativity. A reflection of growing up with customary African values in a westernized American culture, Bart’s work merges the traditional with the technological. His signature mixed medium, acrylic style is quickly emerging in the contemporary scene and has already gained him several celebrity clients and private collectors both nationally and internationally.

“I’m not just an artist, I’m a creator. I was put here to create. To challenge your physical, mental, and spiritual growth. The foundation of my work is all about the message of love. Each individual piece has a conversation with the viewer’s soul, provokes thought, changes the narrative, and inspires you to evolve. It’s all about evolution.”

Venue Information
ArtsQuest Center
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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