Claire Cohen: Making Waves in the Local Community
The Surfboard will be auctioned with Lion & Unicorn and 100% of the proceeds are going to Chasin’ A Dream as a charitable donation.
Artist Claire P. Cohen has donated one of her works to be sold with 100% of proceeds to be used as a Charitable Donation to Chasin A Dream.
Chasin a Dream’s Mission
The mission of Chasin A Dream Foundation is to provide individualized, life-changing, assistance to families with children battling cancer, cystic fibrosis, and other life-threatening illnesses and disabilities.
What began as a local grassroots movement to assist these children during the holidays has grown into an established non profit organization. Founder, Lori Griffith, had worked in the healthcare industry for the past 18 years, giving her a first hand look at what these children and their families face on a day to day basis. Lori wanted to be able to make more of a direct impact by providing life-changing assistance year round so she dedicated herself to building Chasin A Dream Foundation, based on her belief in community and Locals Helping Locals.
“It’s local people and local businesses helping local children that builds a strong community,” says Griffith, whose organization focuses on Palm Beach and Martin counties. Her hope one day is to expand.
“If you had asked me ten years ago if I would be here, I would have said say ‘no,’ but it’s probably what I have been working toward my whole life. If you can see a difference you make in someone’s life, it’s the best feeling in the world.” – Lori Griffith, Chasin A Dream Foundation
Claire P. Cohen’s bright, expressive works explore the roles of patterns and color in bringing joy and creating positive change in the world. In her artwork, Cohen merges her background in mathematics and art, bringing her signature patterns to life. A long time Florida resident and environmentalist, Cohen incorporates recycled materials in her work to draw attention to the ocean’s ecosystems. Cohen is best known for her colorful paintings on recycled surfboards and discarded architectural elements.