We are so honored to have Maryland’s First Lady, Mrs. Yumi Hogan as a member of our Claire Marie Design Scholarship team. Mrs. Hogan is an accomplished artist and an adjunct professor at Maryland Institute College of Art. Her artwork, created on Korean traditional Hanji paper with Sumi ink and mixed media has been featured in art shows and museums both here in the U.S. and Seoul, Korea. In 2010, she won the Caruso Award at the International Juried Exhibition Circle Gallery in Annapolis. As First Lady, Mrs. Hogan has made it priority to instill a love of art in Marylanders of all ages through arts education. She also devotes much of her time to advocating for cancer awareness and visiting patients battling cancer, especially children and their families. Through teaching art classes to them she has demonstrated how art therapy can have a positive impact on health and well-being.