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Cooper Art Faculty donates to TWAC to bring Art Opportunities to Community

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THE WOODLANDS – Visual arts faculty members at The John Cooper School are considered “artists-in-residence,” because in addition to teaching, they are artists who work in a variety of mediums. Visual Arts Department Chair Bob Mosier and art teachers Jamila Musa-Carr, Karen Fearon, Lesia Streckfuss and Emily Taylor 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 in April. The annual month of celebrating art in its various forms, is sponsored by the school’s Fine Arts Council, and includes performing and visual 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 $970 to enable more students 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 John Cooper School’s visual arts faculty generously donated original artwork to a Silent Auction held as part of the school’s Fine Arts Festival Week, with all proceeds designated for the year-round community and education outreach arm of The Woodlands Arts Council (TWAC). Thanks to the generosity of those who bid in the auction, Visual Arts Department Chair Bob Mosier (center) presented a check to TWAC Board President Deb Spiess. Also pictured at left, are Fine Arts Council Co-Presidents Lisa Hollingsworth and Malin Melin and at right Fine Arts Festival Co-Chairs June Kolezar and Tracy Eckerson.

Established in 1988, The John Cooper School is a Pre-K through Grade 12 independent, college preparatory school that has an enrollment of 1,240 students. Learn more at