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First lady Yumi Hogan uses her art, experiences to reach out

She was graceful and engaging while entertaining the politicians from South Korea, gliding from one conversation to another and sharing warm words of welcome. She gave a speech that drew applause. But Yumi Hogan blushed from time to time during the reception at the governor's mansion, appearing a little uncomfortable at the flattery that often came her way. She's the first lady of Maryland, but the Korean-born Hogan invariably describes herself in a decidedly personal way — as a first-generation immigrant, a former single mother of three, an "artist first and a political person second." "I enjoy hearing the voices of people from all over the state and...