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Cobb Cole Announces the Latest Exhibition of Local Art at Cobb Cole Center, Featuring the Work of Trish Thompson

01.16.2015

Continuing in its long standing tradition of supporting local arts, Cobb Cole is pleased to announce that the work of Trish Thompson will be exhibited at the Cobb Cole Center beginning January 13, 2015. Thompson's exhibition is the latest installation in a series of rotating exhibitions featuring art works by local artists in the East Central Florida area.  The exhibit will include pieces from Process and Place, the artist's most recent exhibition at Arts on Douglas.

This exhibit represents an evolution in Cobb Cole's local artist sponsorship program, as this is the first time that Cobb Cole will host an exhibit in cooperation with Arts on Douglas.  Established in 1996 by artist and Atlantic Center for the Arts founder, Doris Leeper and, artist/benefactor, Ed Harris. Arts on Douglas was originally conceived as a commercial gallery to promote the work and careers of professional artists from the state of Florida.  The gallery has since formalized its affiliation with Atlantic Center for the Arts, a not for profit organization supporting the arts in multiple disciplines, thereby combining missions, resources and programs, in order to further facilitate community engagement with the creative arts.

Ms. Thompson has exhibited her work in solo and group shows at the Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala; Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland; Florida State University Museum of Art, Tallahassee; Daytona Beach Museum of Arts and Sciences; Mount Dora Center for the Arts; and Pensacola Museum of Art. Thompson's work is also included in public and corporate collections in Orlando, Atlanta, London, Japan, and the President's Palace in Bogota, Columbia.  She recently retired from her position as a professor in the Cultural Arts Department at Daytona State College, where she taught painting, design, and art appreciation courses.

The works will be on display in the firm's 7th floor conference area at Cobb Cole Center through mid-April.

Cobb Cole attorney, Michael J. Woods, appointed to the City of Deland's Economic Development Committee

01.13.2015

Cobb Cole Partner, Michael J. Woods, has been appointed to serve on the City of DeLand's Economic Development Committee.  Mr. Woods was selected to serve the three year term along with committee reappointments James Pappalardo, Jr. and Harper Hill.  Mr. Woods is one of nine committee members tasked with making recommendations to the City Commission for the purpose of aiding and assisting them on matters relating to community development and economic growth including, but not limited to, downtown redevelopment and the DeLand Municipal Airport and Industrial Park.
Mr. Woods is a Past President of the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce and current president of the Volusia County Bar Association.

Cobb Cole attorney, Michael J. Woods, elected 85th President of the Volusia County Bar Association

08.12.2014

Cobb Cole Partner, Michael J. Woods, was sworn in as the 85th President of the Volusia County Bar Association at the VCBA's annual luncheon held at Daytona International Speedway.   He succeeds Immediate Past President R. Brooks Casey and will serve as President for one year. 

Mr. Woods was sworn in by Seventh Judicial Circuit Court Judge, Robert A. Sanders, Jr., himself a former President of the VCBA.  Mr. Woods graduated from the University of Florida in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. While attending law school at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Mr. Woods clerked in the office of the University Vice President and General Counsel for two years. After graduating Cum Laude in 2004, he began his practice with Cobb Cole in Daytona Beach. Mr. Woods is now a partner and works from the firm's DeLand office, practicing in the areas of land use, zoning, local government and administrative law.

In addition to serving on the VCBA board, Mr. Woods also serves as the Immediate Past President of the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce, Past Chair of the West Volusia Young Professionals Group, board member of the Volusia Building Industry Alliance, board member for the Central Florida Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is the former President of the House Next Door Board of Directors.