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Hannan, Brooke
1948 - 2017
Brooke Hannan, passed away Sept. 2, 2017 at Riverside Hospital due to cancer complications. Born April 7, 1948 in Seattle, WA and raised in Los Angeles; educated in Southern CA at UCLA, UC Santa Barbara and San Fernando Valley State College. Before arriving in Columbus, OH she worked in Frankfort, Germany managing a repository for NATO personnel and in Berlin, W. Germany working as a Russian/German translator 1968-73. Upon returning to the USA she was a patternmaker/designer for a Denver, CO Ski Wear Fashion Company and other private label designs for Neiman Marcus, The Horchow Collection, and Saks Fifth Avenue. From 1985-2009 she was hired to create an expanded fashion design program at Columbus College of Art & Design. There she was an Associate Professor responsible for not only the Fashion Design faculty but also the curriculum and running the department. Many of her graduates have very impressive employment records in the fashion industry across the USA. While at CCAD she was awarded two Excellence in Teaching Awards in 2008 and 2009. She was well known for her skill in teaching pattern drafting and a skilled textile artisan exhibiting and participating in many galleries. An active member of Ohio Designer Craftsmen for many years and acted as president of the ODC board of directors (2009-11). Brooke's two favorite hobbies were golf and riding horses. Parents William and Eula Mae Brown preceded her in death. Brooke is survived by her two daughters, Kiki Lippman and Kate (Billy) Dehart; and grandchildren, Chase and Beckham Lippman, Jacob, Savannah, and Jamison Dehart. A Gathering of Friends will be held at the Ohio Craft Museum, 1665 West 5th Ave., Columbus, 43212 on Sept. 26 starting at 6:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Ohio Craft Museum Emerging Artist Fund.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Sept. 19, 2017
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