Bio: Hope Cohn is an Atlanta artist and curator. She was the Director of the Spruill Gallery from 2008 - 2012. Her shows such as Nelson Mandela: Man of the People, work by Peter Magubane, Katrina: Five Years of Reflection, LATinGA and Run for Cover havereceived wide acclaimand her exhibitions have launched the careers of many local artists, giving them the opportunity to showcase and push the boundaries of their work.
Prior to moving to Atlanta, Ms. Cohn was studio director of the internationally known artist Frank Stella in New York. She is devoted to arts education and was the Education Director for the American Institute of Graphic Arts. She has taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York, SCAD-Atlanta, Ben Franklin Academy and developed educational programs for the High Museum of Art including her lecture series Modern Museum Architecture.
Hope is has been a member of the Board of Directors for Young Audiences at the Woodruff Arts Center since 2006 and is a founding board member of Burnaway.org.
Ms. Cohn received her Masters of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute and her work is included in several private and corporate collections including King and Spalding, Allston and Bird, Neiman Marcus Cooperation and The Highland Group.
When asked about her personal connection to this event, Ms. Cohn stated,
“It has been ten years since I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and I appreciate each and every day.”
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ArtCAN is a unique and original fund raising event that features a fine art auction and original performances from selected acclaimed performing and visual artists from around the world who have been closely affected by cancer.