Fourth Annual Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival
Opening Ceremony – Saturday, May 23, 2015 10:00 AM
Chesapeake Beach Veterans’ Memorial Park
Keynote Speaker: Yumi Hogan – First Lady, State of Maryland
The Town of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland is proud to announce Maryland State First Lady, Yumi Hogan, as the 2015 Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Keynote Speaker. With this year’s theme concentration on the Korean War, we are pleased to have First Lady Hogan represent her Korean heritage during this commemoration.
Maryland’s First Lady Yumi Hogan is the first Korean American first lady in the United States. Mrs. Hogan is a first-generation Korean American, an accomplished artist and an adjunct professor at Maryland Institute College of Art.
Mrs. Hogan grew up on a farm in the South Korean countryside and immigrated to the United States more than 20 years ago. Her artwork, created on traditional Hanji paper with traditional Sumi ink, has been featured in art shows and museums around Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and Seoul, South Korea. In 2010, she won the Caruso Award at the International Juried Exhibition Circle Gallery in Annapolis.
As First Lady of the State of Maryland, Mrs. Hogan plans to support the arts community and advocate for arts programs in schools across the State, and host exhibitions for Maryland artists at Government House. In addition, she plans to become involved with organizations aimed at supporting single mothers, children and victims of domestic violence.