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ALTOONA MUSEUM TO SHOWCASE WORK OF INDIANA COUNTY ARTIST
Altoona - The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona is pleased to announce the opening of its latest exhibition, Julie Bernstein Engelmann: Being Spirit. The exhibition, which features thirty-nine works by the regional artist, opens January 18 and will remain on view through April 20.
Being Spirit is a retrospective that highlights Engelmann's brilliantly colored abstract canvases. The artist's dramatic paintings are renowned for their lush color and texture and have won many Best of Show awards throughout western Pennsylvania....
"Julie Bernstein Engelmann combines passages of poured and brushed paint that remind one of stained glass creations," said SAMA-Altoona Coordinator Barbara Hollander. "Her technique relies partly on many years of study and partly on an intuitive, creative interaction with what she refers to as 'the painting spirit.' The resulting works are spiritually resonant and ineffably uplifting."
Click to About Julie for Bio, Artist Statement, and CV.