Artist’s Bio

Martha Churchill Bohn

“Marty” was born in Niagara Falls, NY and is now a resident of the Miller Beach section of Gary, IN. She earned a bachelor degree from Cornell University in chemistry and a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Connecticut. She is Professor Emerita at Northwestern University. Before retiring, she was Director of the Neurobiology Program at Lurie Children’s Memorial Research Center and managed a research program focused on developing gene and stem cell therapies for neurodegenerative diseases.   Marty is a founding member of the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District and has served as secretary since its inception in 2009.  Marty is a landscape photographer who focuses on local photography.  She also travels extensively to photograph in unique places worldwide.  She has exhibited her photography locally at Gallery 46403, the Lake Street Gallery and Pop Up Art events and nationally in Lubbock TX, Chicago, IL, Evanston IL and Santa Fe, NM. One of her photographs in the 2015 Later Impressions show at the Chicago Cultural Center received an artistic excellence award. She is self taught, beginning photography at the age of 10, and has recently taken workshops with photographers, Eddie Soloway, Brett Erickson, Marc Muench, Wil VonBeckum, Aline Smithson, Elizabeth Avedon, Jennifer Spelman and Jess Lee.      

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