Category: Sculpture

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.

The Way Home Veterans Memorial Monument

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A Veteran’s Memorial is being developed in recognition of all who have served our country in mes of war. The Memorial will honor all soldiers who have served in the military during war me and some who have given the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and freedom of the citizens of the United States of America.

A large life-size sculpture will be a focal point of the memorial. Well known Sculptor, Edd Hayes, has created monuments and outdoor sculpture across the country. He has created the sculpture for the Memorial depicting the soldiers, Army PFC Cory Kosters and Corporal Zachary Endsley who were killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan.

One is seeing the light and touching his buddy to show him they have found “The Way Home”. The Way Home Memorial will be placed in a prominent location of honor. The conceptual design of the Memorial has been developed and the location secured in the Town Green Park. All is in order and awaiting funding for the final construction documents and construction. The cost of the construction of this project will be funded through donations and by purchase of commemorative and display items.

More information about the project, donating or purchasing tiles can be found online at http://www.woodlandspublicart.com/