Cognizart by MetroArts Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting life-long learning through the arts. Our mission is to teach creative and critical thinking processes through innovative arts education programs and curricula.
Since 1993, Cognizart by MetroArts Inc. has championed the vital importance of arts education in children's development. Our teaching for creativity programs ignite children's natural creativity, wellbeing, and self-confidence while also playing a role in social inclusion.
Over our 28-year history, we have positively impacted the lives of thousands of children. We have devoted much of our efforts to delivering scholarships and free artistic opportunities to children from underserved communities.
In 2020, we changed our name to Cognizart by MetroArts Inc., which more fully embraces our "cognizant" approach to delivering "arts" education.
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Our Staff and Board of Directors
Shannon Emory, Executive Director
Jonathan DeBruyn, YAD Program Director & Conductor
Kelsey Rundorff, Administrative Assistant
Laura Tuffli, Camp Director
Karen Deveney, President
Elizabeth Eklund, Treasurer
Dayna Corwin, Secretary
Scott Howard, Director
Amy Polo, Director
Devin Bodeen & Ken Dye, Music
Carolyn DeLany, Theatre
Kathleen Nicholas, Visual Arts
Chris Reynolds, Visual Arts
Petra Jacobsen, Visual Arts
Colette Rood, Dance
Em Wilkey, Counselor
Lloyd Lemmermann, Lloyd Lemmermann Photography