Entries by bcohen

A Tree of Life with Akron Roots

  As our 40th anniversary approached, Randy and I took out our wedding album to reminisce. I still marvel at how beautiful that day was in my backyard, as we walked down the aisle of beautiful lyndon trees my mom had planted when I was seven. Rabbi Feffer, of blessed memory, officiated that day, and […]

Finalist in the 2014 Eco Arts Awards Competition

Eco Arts Awards announces the Top Ten winners of its third annual competition. Among the 2014 winners in four categories are familiar names along with many up-and-coming international artists whose careers are on the rise. Mosaic artist Bonnie Cohen of Akron, Ohio was one of the ten finalists in the “Repurposed Materials in Art and Design” […]

“Meet Me in San Diego!”

I will be speaking at a workshop titled “Art in the Synagogue” and exhibiting photos of my newest work at the Union of Reform Judaism Biennial Convention December 11-15 at the San Diego Convention Center If you or anyone you know is  planning to attend Please stop by my booth #728 http://urjbiennial.zerista.com/exhibitor/member/63322

Defining “Fine Art”

By definition, fine art is visual art considered to have been created primarily for aesthetic purposes and judged for beauty and meaningfulness. When I applied to college I had to make a choice between becoming a fine artist or a designer . I chose the design route and focused on a curriculum that taught me […]

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” How Awesome is this Place….”

 Remarks from the Dedication of the New Beth El Building  Bonnie Cohen August 7, 2013 In 1950, a group of men marched our Beth El Torahs from the Balch Street JCC to the new Beth El building on Hawkins Avenue. The people who gathered that day included holocaust survivors, veterans of World Wars, and many […]

Fatherly Advice- How to be A FINE Artist

A smart CPA, who happens to be my father, told me that I couldn’t make a living as a fine artist! So I pursued a career in the more employable field of graphic design. As an art director, I designed logos, packaging, signage and corporate identity programs for a variety of companies. I learned about all […]

Temple Beth Sholom Artwork Installation

It isn’t everyday that a client and artist are a perfect match.  I was honored to be chosen to create a piece of artwork for the newly rennovated space at Temple Beth Shalom in Cherry Hill , New Jersey. The artwork was a new direction for me , using over 85% recycled glass. I was […]