About Us

Alex Cohen and Clara Weishahn, photo by Stuart Shils

Alex Cohen and Clara Weishahn, photo by Stuart Shils

Art at Kings Oaks is co-directed by painter Alex Cohen and theatre artist Clara Weishahn.

Alex Cohen is a Bucks County native who studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.  Alex has exhibited in galleries throughout the Philadelphia region, Bucks County, and New England.  He is a teacher and a frame-maker.  Alex is the founding co-director of Art at Kings Oaks. More about Alex>>

Clara Weishahn is an Alaskan theatre artist who performs, directs, and creates scripted, scored, and devised works with companies and collaborators across the East Coast and in the Pacific Northwest.  She was born in Juneau, Alaska and grew up on a farm outside of Haines, Alaska.  Clara studied visual arts at the University of Alaska Southeast and studied theatre at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training in Philadelphia, and the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) in Berlin.  Clara is a co-director of Art at Kings Oaks.  More about Clara>>

Collaborators

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Lighting designer Michael Barocca in the Chapel at Kings Oaks

Since 2017, Bucks County native Michael Barocca has contributed his innovative and sensitive lighting design sensibilities to illuminating hundreds of works of art in the historic Barn and Chapel galleries at Kings Oaks.

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Clara with carpenter Aram Dadian in his workshop.

In 2018, Rosemont-based carpenter Aram Dadian created a custom table-top glass vitrine for displaying works on paper in the Chapel at Kings Oaks.