SITE UPDATE : Approximately mid-June, OrchisArts' main computer was plagued with a virus that rendered the unit useless and we were unable to upload content to the site. After recovering the data 6 months later, we have given the site a little facelift with a new color schematic: dark taupe and gray.

In addition to the above, the following updates have been made:

new splash image
• information/ Martin Cooper bio- update under (i) section
• information/ Martin Cooper CV- update under (i) section
• information/ news events/ 2003- update under (ii) section (this page)
• information/ press/ 2003- update under (ii) section
• information/ special projects/ costume- MAJOR UPDATES WITH NEW IMAGES! [under (ii) section]

We will be adding addition content daily to The Altis series. There will be a major renovation of this area of the site with many new images, and for the first time, concept drawings for the Altis series. Please continue to check back from time to time.


July 31, 2003

Martin Cooper, and his wife Karen Suen- Cooper, founder of S U E N | C O O P E R luxury leather goods, are inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) on July 31, 2003. They are the first couple in the history of the CFDA to be inducted together at the same time.

Please read an article in WWD (Womens Wear Daily) regarding the induction of the fashion industry leaders for 2003.


June, 2003

Bergdorf Goodman, the preeminent New York retailer of "all things luxury," acquires 11 works (8 nudes and 3 botanicals) that can be viewed on the second floor of the women's store.


June 18- July 18, 2003

Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center

in collaboration with Kenn Gray/ Judi Rotenberg Gallery


The Altis

Photographs| Drawings| Costumes


with live performances of excerpts from
The Altis Ballet*

June 18th, 2003
6:30- 9:30 pm
Artist Talk 6:30- 7:30pm

Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center
41 Second Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
tel. 617.577.1400 fax. 617.577.0125
gallery hours: Monday- Friday 9:30- 5:30 pm

Kenn Gray/ Judi Rotenberg Gallery

*please come to see the complete Altis Ballet and other works
Rebecca Rice Dance
May 29, 30, 31