CHEYENNE THORPE

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VISUAL JOURNALISM

CAT'S NINE LIVES

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AN ARTIST FOR ACTION

 This photo story takes a closer look into the life of the vibrant, loquacious, 72 year old activist, Cat Koehn.
CAT KOEHN __________ Cat Koehn may live alone in her little blue home on top of a hill but her house is far from lonely. Albert, the Amazonian parrot named after her father, has lived with Cat for over thirty years and has made his imprints on the wooden furniture around the house. Cat’s dog, Marley, wobbles around on his arthritic legs, following wherever his owner might go. As the executive director for the non profit organization, Artists 4 Action, Cat has shaped her life around environmentalism, working for the Oregon Research Institute, volunteering for the Cathedral Forest Action Group, creating maps and writing appeals in regards to the timber industry, and surrounding herself by nature at her home tucked behind miles of trees near Fall Creek, Oregon.