The Greenspon Center's Just ART program celebrates a Just ARTist who uses their art, their voice, and/or their personal time to make a positive difference in our community.
This month we are highlighting artist Stu Cojac and showcasing his jewelry.
Any purchase you make will support the Just ARTist and 100% of the profits will go to the Greenspon Center, advancing our mission of social justice advocacy.
Celebrating the month of July's Just ARTist
Stu Cojac of stuART Designs
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About Stu Cojac
Stu Cojac is a resident of the Ballantyne area in Charlotte, NC, who retired from the printing industry eight years ago. Stu’s experience and talents with color, balance, and design, were learned during his graphic arts career, coupled with his lifelong sideline of repairing his wife’s jewelry, naturally evolved into creating jewelry with his own unique style. Stu and his wife, Lynne, enjoy selecting beads (ceramic, natural stone & glass) in Charlotte and on any trips they take, often to Asheville. Still, his favorite acquisitions come from the Kazuri bead factory in Kenya where he and their daughter visited several summers ago. The factory employs only single mothers and supplies them with room, board, medical care, and a salary. Stu feels blessed to be a 17 year breast cancer survivor, and usually donates all his profits to Carolina Breast Friends. For the Month of July, through the Just ART program, all profits will be donated to the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice. It is a great pleasure for Stu to be able to use his creativity in such a fulfilling way.
Stu reflects: "In my retirement I have found great fulfillment in being able to help others. I love that the Kazuri beads I use help support single mothers and their children in Kenya. I love that I have the good fortune to share my art to benefit men and women having treatment for Breast Cancer. Having been married to my wife for fifty years, I get great pleasure out of sharing the passion for helping people, as well. We both feel blessed to be involved with the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice. They are doing amazing work in our community, among different religious, racial and cultural groups. She loves learning and, now that we’ve been home together so much during COVID-19, she’s got me learning a lot of new things, too. I now can see why people say that you never stop learning, even in retirement."