About Carol J Cohn
A graduate of
Carnegie-Mellon University, Carol J Cohn is was the founder of the renonowed SummerArt
program at the Montclair Art Museum while serving as the Director if the Yard School of
Art. She is also a published commercial illustrator and her work most recently appeared in the May 2017 edition of
New Jersey Family Law.
The irony of a
late in life divorce after a long marriage comes not with the frantic search for a partmer or procreation, which occupies
so much of our youth - but with the search for deeper meaning and connection with what comes next, with or without a partner.
This chapter of my life and the work in this exhibit reflects my search for deeper meaning and learning to live in the present
- Carol J Cohen.
in the Ashes"
This unique exhibit, recently at the 73 See
Gallery in Montclair, is coming to The Jewish Museum of New Jersey on Sunday, March 11th.
A description of the exhibit follows:
Carol J Cohn's solo
exhibit "Rising From The Ashes" is a sixteenth month watershed in her life that has produced
a remarkably, poignant body of work sure to arouse emotion, thought and possibly transformation.
Where upon Carol J Cohn and her husband of twenty seven years decided to divorce,
Cohn’s therapist suggested she call upon her creativity to process the closing of this chapter of her life. What emerged
is an ever growing body of work exploring the the daily emotional roller coaster of divorce.
This has resulted in a remarkably prolific eighteen month watershed in her life that has produced
a poignant body of work sure to arouse emotion, thought and impetus for the viewers own transformation. This exhibit was curated from more than 80 works produced during this period enabling the visitor
to join in and follow the transitions in her perception over the course of these tumultuous months.