Bertha’s New Art for a New Year!

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Bertha hit 2014 with a running start! This collection of 21 brand-new artworks for January includes three examples of Bertha’s new experimental “Primitive Art” style which incorporates actual object props along with cut-out silhouettes of people and objects.

Bertha Interviewed on KSLA News!

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Bertha was interviewed by KSLA News arts reporter Jabari Thomas at her June 2013 exhibit in the West Wing of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, located on the Louisiana State Fairgrounds.

Bertha Revisits Beene’s Plantation

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In mid-February of 2013, Bertha revisited Beene’s Plantation in Bossier Parish, where she spent her teenaged years living and working with her mother, and where she met her first love. Read Bertha’s recollections of her time at Beene’s Plantation in Chapters Five through Nine (5–9) of her inspiring autobiography, The Courage to Rise Again: A … [Read more…]

Shreveport Times Honors Bertha

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On Tuesday, March 5, 2013, Shreveport’s premiere newspaper, the Shreveport Times, devoted most of page 1 and continued onto page 3 of their Life (L) section to a very well-written article on Bertha Cooper Harris, her artwork, and her autobiography, The Courage to Rise Again. Henrietta Wildsmith wrote the article and took several fine photos … [Read more…]