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.
The 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.
College Park student Olivia Rominger poses for a portrait with a photo of her special merit artwork during the Conroe ISD Western Art Show on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Oak Ridge 9th Grade Campus.
The Woodlands student Kristyn Hauser, who won best of show for her artwork, poses for a photo with her mother Kathy during the Conroe ISD Western Art Show on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Oak Ridge 9th Grade
College Park teacher Leslie Lewis, who had four students in the Conroe ISD Western Art Show, chats about the various award winners on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Oak Ridge 9th Grade Campus.
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…
There is still time to sign up to help Master area artist Vickie McMillan paint two 65 foot “Spirit of the Woods” collaborative community murals for the new Texas Children’s Hospital currently under construction in The Woodlands. Under Vickie’s direction, a diverse cross-section of area people is signing on, including students ages nine to 18, teachers, representatives of area social and art nonprofits,schools, churches and hospitals. No previous art experience is required. Visit Vickie’s website at www.vickiemcmillan.com to sign up. Direct questions to Vickie via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hundreds of students from across Conroe Independent School District recently competed to have their artwork selected for theHouston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Of the 650 drawings and paintings on display from elementary, junior high and high schools across CISD, only 12 students were selected to exhibit in the rodeo’s Hayloft Gallery at the NRG Center March 1-20, nine of whom are from The Woodlands-area schools. click here for complete story
The Conroe Independent School District Western Art Show competition was held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Oak Ridge High School 9th Grade Campus. The event, sponsored by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) Association, featured approximately 650 student art pieces portraying a western theme. Conroe ISD students in grades K-12 across all 60 campuses were showcased in the display prepared by District art teachers for judging by a team from the HLSR Association.
Twelve students had their artwork selected for exhibition in the Hayloft Gallery at the NRG Center for the duration of the rodeo. These students are now eligible for a variety of scholarships and program opportunities as a result of their efforts.
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