Category: Visual Arts

Visual Arts | Cooper Art Faculty Donate to The Woodlands Arts Council To Bring Art Opportunities to Community

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Visual Arts Department Chair Bob Mosier, pictured left joined Fine Arts Festival Week Co-chairs Lisa Hollingsworth (second from left) and Michaela Durisek to present a check for $800 to Cultural Arts Director Heather Joy Puskarich.

Visual arts faculty members at The John Cooper School are considered “artists-in-residence,” because they are artists who work in a variety of mediums. Jayla Ash Davis, Amy Dietrich, Visual Arts Department Chair Bob Mosier, Jamila Musa-Carr, Lesia Streckfess and Emily Taylor as well as French teacher Jodie Gill, each contributed an original piece of art to a Silent Auction that was held in conjunction with The John Cooper School’s Fine Arts Festival Week in April.

The annual event, sponsored by the school’s Fine Arts Council, is a week-long campus celebration to highlight student work in the visual and performing arts with performances, exhibits and art-related activities.

Proceeds from the Faculty Art Silent Auction benefited Because Art Matters, the community and educational outreach arm of The Woodlands Arts Council. The auction raised $800 to enable more schools and residents in the area to be able to actively engage in the arts through programs provided through The Woodlands Arts Council.

“We believe in the importance of people being able to actively engage in the arts and are pleased to support the education and outreach efforts of this local arts organization,” said Bob Mosier.

Woodlands Symphony to present “HomeGrown” concert, a celebration of Woodlands arts and artists

Katherine AudasThe Woodlands Symphony Orchestra will present a multimedia experience with HomeGrown: A celebration concert honoring the musicians, composers and artists in The Woodlands, the symphony’s final concert in its Cantus Firmus (Fixed Song) season. The concert will take place on Sunday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, located at 2200 Lake Woodlands Drive in The Woodlands. Tickets are available atwww.woodlandssymphony.org.

Under the artistic direction of Darryl Bayer, the evening will be orchestrated with a variety of segments that include original compositions, classical favorites, soloists, live performance arts, video/media enhancement and two multi-generational-diverse symphonies on stage at the same time.

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SuitSupply Opens in The Woodlands – Market Street

suitsupply-autumn_winter-2014-advertising-campaign-3Suitsupply, the globe-spanning European brand renowned for its focus on expertly crafted men’s tailoring, will expand its operations to The Woodlands on February 16th, 2017, making it their 4th store in the state of Texas.

The new 3247sq ft. store is a welcome addition to Market Street, an award- winning mixed-use town center whose retail, restaurant, cinema and hotel offerings have made The Woodlands one of the nation’s top master-planned communities. The store’s contemporary façade is a vibrant display of angular emerald ceramic tiles, while the interior is a burst of the vibrant color that has become an easily-recognized brand staple. The muted wooden floors and playful furnishings beautifully reflect the area’s perfect blend of excitement and refinement.

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Students Make Handmade Bowls for Cooper’s Annual Event to Raise Funds for Food Pantry

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Making Bowls: Representatives from Interfaith of The Woodlands joined Cooper students, faculty and staff to make bowls for the upcoming Empty Bowls event to be held at the school on February 25. Seated are faculty and staff members Jayla Ash Davis, Christine Provencio, Peg Burrell and Jill DelRio. Standing from left are Lucy Gomez (Interfaith Director of Programs); Jamila Musa-Carr (faculty sponsor); NAHS Steering Committee members Madison Scott, Andrea Perez Florez and Jessie Brown; Emily Taylor (faculty sponsor); Missy Herndon (Interfaith President and CEO) and NAHS committee member Isaac

The John Cooper School National Art Honor Society (NAHS) and Cooper Art Society (CAS) students will continue its tradition of raising funds to help fight hunger in our community by sponsoring the 12th Annual Empty Bowls Project on Saturday, February 25. The 2017 Empty Bowls event will be held in Cooper’s Student Center from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and online reservations are encouraged, but not required.

The public is invited to this annual event that has helped to raise over $75,000 for hunger relief in our community over the past 11 years. Reservations are $10 and can be secured by going to: https://johncooper.myschoolapp.com/podium/default.aspx?t=36644&rid=11396.

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Conroe ISD senior accomplishes four-year goal at Western Art Show

 

Out of more than 650 art pieces and 60 Conroe ISD campuses, one College Park High School teacher will cheer on four of her students chosen by the judges at the Western Art Show Saturday.

It took one of her students, senior Claire Zhang, four years to earn the gold medal; and she did it by trying something new: her first oil paint rodeo submission. The 18-by-24-inch piece took Zhang 20-30 hours to finish and features a colorful bronco rider with expressive brush marks. Read more…

Lone Star College-Montgomery announces fall 2016 fine arts calendar

chicago-roxies-extensionThe Lone Star College-Montgomery fine arts department has an exciting lineup of theater, music and visual arts events planned for the upcoming fall semester. Events are open to the public and many are free of charge. For a complete listing of the college’s fine arts events, visit lonestar.edu/ArtsGuide.

Art Gallery Exhibits

Aug. 29 through Sept. 23, 2016 “Labor of Love” by Claire Cusack will be displayed. Closing reception Thursday, Sept. 22 at noon.

Oct. 10 through Nov. 4, 2016 “Bienvenidos seres queridos” by curator Charlie Pena. Opening reception Monday, Oct. 10 at noon and closing reception Wednesday, Nov. 2 at noon.

Nov. 14 through Dec. 2, 2016 “ART Exhibit” by Alton DuLaney. Opening reception Monday, Nov. 14 at noon.

Dec. 12 through Dec. 16, 2016 – Juried Student Art Show works will be displayed. Opening reception Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 5 p.m.

All art exhibits are free of charge and open to the public. All exhibits and artist receptions are held in the Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery located in the Performing Arts Center (building D). The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visitLoneStar.edu/montgomery-artgallery.

Concerts

Oct. 6 – Jazz Ensemble Concert.

Oct. 13 – Symphonic Band and String Ensemble Concert.

Oct. 20 – Fall Choir Concert.

Dec. 1 – Jazz Ensemble Concert at the Mainstage Theatre (building D).

Dec. 9 – Holiday Benefit Concert at the Mainstage Theatre (building D).

All events are held in the Music Recital Hall (building H), unless otherwise specified, and begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit LoneStar.edu/montgomery-music-department.

Drama Performances

Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 – Black Box Production “96 Minutes” an eyewitness account of the day Charles Whitman gunned down students, professors and others from the University of Texas Tower will be performed in the Black Box Theater (building D) Thursday, Sept. 29 – Saturday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. with a matinee performance Saturday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $5 general admission. Rating: R, contains adult language and situations.

Nov. 17 through Nov. 19 “The Birds” is the adaptation of the short story that is the basis for the Alfred Hitchcock horror film and will be performed in the Mainstage Theatre (building D) Thursday, Nov. 17 – Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. with a matinee performance Saturday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $5 Students/Faculty/Staff; $7 Seniors; $10 General Admission. There will be a preview performance Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 5:30 p.m. with free admission for Lone Star College students/employees and $5 general admission. Rating PG-13, parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be frightening and inappropriate for pre-teenagers.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.LoneStar.edu/drama-dept-montgomery.

Call 936.273.7401 or visit LoneStar.edu/arts-montgomery for more information and a complete listing of the college’s upcoming fine arts events. Plus check out the Arts & Culture Fall 2016 Guide lonestar.edu/ArtsGuide. The LSC-Montgomery fine arts department offers a variety of concerts, theatrical productions, art exhibitions and lectures, workshops and more throughout the year.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit LoneStar.edu/Montgomery.

Known for its leadership, innovation and steadfast commitment to student success, Lone Star College provides high-quality academic transfer and workforce education / career training programs to more than 83,000 credit students each semester, and a total enrollment of 95,000 students. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to promote student success and economic prosperity. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, which consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.