Longtime Ridgewood resident exhibits at West Side’s gallery
March 13, 2015 Last updated: Friday, March 13, 2015, 12:31 AM
By Eileen La Forgia
STAFF WRITER |
The Ridgewood News
For Stan Cohen, art is an extension of life.
“It is fulfilling an outlet for expression for my emotional feelings,” he said. His watercolor and collage artwork reflect his wide interests in science, human endeavor and travel and can be seen at the West Side Presbyterian Church Art Gallery through April 1.
The former longtime Ridgewood resident has lived in Glen Rock for the past eight years. Along with his wife, Yvonne, he is a familiar figure in the local arts community. Yvonne served as concert mistress of the Ridgewood Symphony and taught Suzuki violin in her home studio for many years. The three Cohen children, Valerie, Danielle and Alain, all went through the Ridgewood schools.
Cohen’s life has been devoted to math running his own mathematical/statistical research company. But even when working and traveling abroad, he always found time to visit museums and explore art. He started painting seriously with a watercolor workshop in the Ridgewood Community School and went on to study at the Ridgewood Art Institute with Joel Popadics.