Equilla Marie Creative

Equilla Marie Creative

Multi-Disciplinary
Central Region
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Background

Equilla Marie Walker also just known as Equilla Marie is a Photographer/Artist and Storyteller.
She creates stories thru her lens or breathes life to recycled materials thru her collage and
mixed media artwork. Photography has given her a creative outlet to celebrate, cry, learn, teach
and dream through her lens. Her most important role in life is mother of 4 beautiful creative
children. However, her first love is photography which can be traced back to 19999 in the form
of a 35mm camera. She studied business at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff and Clark
Atlanta University and had always loved art, photography and just being creative. Even though
Equilla is from a long line of storytellers she only recently has come into her talent as a
storyteller. She has been featured for two years as the lead storyteller for the Reading and
Rhythm on the Riverfront storytelling event in Detroit, Michigan sponsored by the Detroit Public
Library and General Motors.

As a Photographer/Artist, Equilla has had 4 solo exhibitions and participated in group
exhibitions. The Solo Exhibitions include Visions from the Lens of My Soul or Black Child
Beautiful - Southfield, Michigan Public Library 1999, Sue Cowan Williams CALS Library
Emerging Artist (February 2019), Dee Brown CALS Library(April 2019), Hillary Clinton
Children’s Library (February/March 2020), Argenta Branch Lamon Library (February 2021) .
Equilla is a Arkansas Artist Registry Artist. Her recent experience is working with the Nature
Conservancy providing virtual arts experiences, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and
Little Rock School District Arts In Education In-School Residency, and SEARK Concert
Association providing art experiences to schools in coordination with their performance art
series. She was featured in the May Issue of the Advance Monticellonian with “The Sound of
Music” In-School Residency for SEARK Concert. Her visit gained her high reviews from the
Monticello and Crossett, Arkansas schools she attended. Equilla Marie has also given a series
of collage workshops focusing on the Harlem Renaissance and African American Artists
sponsored by the Detroit Public Library (February 2020).

AIE Program

Preferred Age Level: all ages
Geographic Availability: statewide
Time Availability: open
Special Needs: n/a