Ilene Hadler

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I believe artists are the cultural conscience of our time!

Originally from New Jersey, Ilene Hadler has happily called Durham home since 2009.  She has a marketing degree from George Washington University, and an MBA in Marketing Rutger’s University. Before fleeing the corporate world in her 40’s to pursue her love of photography and fused art glass, Ilene held marketing management positions with several Fortune companies including Standard & Poor’s Corporation, and Johnson & Johnson. Most days you’ll find Ilene either documenting the lives of others with her camera, or in her glass studio making beautiful glasses objects using the techniques of Kiln-form glass making she studied at Corning Glass Studios. She believes artists are the cultural conscious of our time, and wants to do everything in her power to help the arts thrive in Durham!

Ilene has served on several non-profit boards over the years, (everything from dance companies in New York City, to a homeless and battered women’s shelter in Florida). Currently, she is also on the board of The Trinity Park Neighborhood Association.