Celebrating the Life of Ginka Cohn

Friends and family will gather to celebrate the life of Ginka Cohn Aug. 21 at 2 pm at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek.

The well-known Door County artist and dance instructor died May 7 at the age of 87.

Cohn founded the Potters Wheel Gallery in Fish Creek with her husband, potter Abe Cohn, in 1956.

Cohn was the ever-present face of the gallery, known to offer impromptu dance lessons and a willing smile to those who visited.

She studied dance in New York City under modern dance luminaries Louis Horst, Hanya Holm, and others, and later with Jose Limon in Cambridge, MA. She taught children and performed in Milwaukee, and as a young mother her live dance/exercise program Figure Fun aired on WTMJ-TV.

She formed the Peninsula Dance Council and served as the primary teacher for Peninsula Dance in the 1960s, teaching continuously during summers through 2007.