Anne is AMoA's Art Education and Outreach Coordinator. Anne holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from Northwestern State University and has served the Alexandria Museum of Art since 2000. Anne has taught in classrooms throughout Central Louisiana with AMoA's "ArtExpress" program offering hands-on art classes
related to exhibits on display at the Museum. The lessons also include age appropriate historical and biographical information on the artist, styles, and medium. In 2009, Anne received the Arts Awareness & Education Award for the Arts Council of Central Louisiana for her work with "ArtExpress." As part of her duties at the museum, Anne arranges and hangs exhibits, schedules and leads group tours of the exhibits, and creates hands-on lesson plans coordinated around the artists and the art work. She is also a very talented artist and recently illustrated her first children's storybook, "Merry the Christmas Witch."
Cindy CooperCindy is AMoA's Art Educator in Residence. Cindy Cooper is a teaching artist, originally from Rayville, Louisiana. Her passion has always been visual storytelling, and her works include everything from narrative paintings to puppets. She received her BFA in Painting fromLouisiana State University in 1993 and her MFA in Painting from the StateUniversity of New York at Albany in 1996. She moved to the New York City area in 1998, where she created dioramas and comic book art. In 2008, she was accepted into Pratt Institute’s Art and Design Education program.Her first semester was spent in South Africa teaching art to elementary and high school students in Port Elizabeth. After she received her Advanced Certificate in Art and Design Education, she spent a very valuable year substitute teaching in schools all over the five boroughs of New York City. Shethen taught fifth and sixth grade Art/ Social Studies at Fahari Academy Charter School in Brooklyn, New York. She now lives in Pineville, Louisiana and is this year’s Art Educator in Residence at the Alexandria Museum of Art.