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01.21.10
SCI-Arc Alum Connie Cohen Exhibits her Mosaic Art
SCI-Arc alum Connie Cohen

Minneapolis artist and SCI-Arc alum Connie Wexler Cohen (M.Arch '89) debuts her first solo exhibition of mosaic at the Jewish Community Center in the Greater St. Paul Area (St. Paul JCC) in Minneapolis, MN.

Cohen began working in mosaic eight years ago, after taking a course with her mother, Lois Wexler of St. Louis Park, in Ravenna, Italy, to celebrate Lois' conquest of cancer. Previously, Cohen had worked in the field of architectural and graphic design. She received her bachelor's in studio arts from the University of Minnesota and her master's degree in architecture from SCI-Arc.

While the art of mosaics is an ancient one, Cohen sees it as "an up-and-coming medium" in the contemporary world. She uses small tiles that are made only in Italy and Mexico. They come in a variety of shapes, color and finishes that add light and texture, and set them apart from those that cover your bathroom floor.

Many of the works in the show can be seen on Cohen's website.

Connie Cohen's exhibition is on display through Feb. 22 in the Gallery Walk at the St. Paul JCC, Minneapolis, MN.