The Gallery @ COIL aspires to increase accessibility to the arts and other culturally diverse experiences, creating spaces for all to find a voice in Chesapeake.

Meet the Artist

Local writer, creator, illustrator and innovator Willie Cordy Jr. is a professor of fine arts, media and animation at Regent University and the Art Institute of Virginia Beach. Presenting at national events on Black representation and diversity in comics, Cordy’s creative process weaves stories with history and sociopolitical issues.

"Graphic Details: The Art of Willie C. Cordy Jr."

Cool off with culture this summer, as The Gallery @ COIL premieres "Graphic Details: The Art of Willie C. Cordy Jr." Explore his creative genius June 1 – July 24.

Panel to Published: Art Talk with Willie Cordy Jr.

Get graphic and discover the ins and outs of feature artist Willie Cordy Jr.'s creative process. Witness art being amplified from panel to published. Space is limited for this exclusive opportunity to engage with the artist.