With an unpredictable composition or an odd perspective, Julie Flanagan places visual treasures in her camera’s viewfinder that are rarely noticed by the passerby. Then she astutely distills them to unveil a beauty in the mundane, an unforeseen alchemy or a subtly nuanced resilience, altering them with her signature filtering techniques and inventive uses of digital tools. These reflect an edgy and innovative interpretation of the
traditional philosophies behind the post impressionist, the baroque and even post-modern styles.
Using the momentum of a long, illustrious art education career combined with the fresh perspective from her dual locations of KC and Old Town Alexandria, Julie has jumpstarted her new career with 8 artworks being selected in three juried art shows including the Prestigious Art League Gallery at the Torpedo Factory in Old Town VA and even winning an award Overland Park’s “Art at the Center” Gallery.
As a former Kansas University artist and athlete and a Kansas City creative notable, she’s hosted 24 monthly arts and crafts segments on CBS’s KCTV5’s Better Kansas City Show. She founded “ARTrageous Creative Studio” in 2004, a little art school in Prairie Village
where she enjoyed teaching art to over 1700 loyal Kansas City families.
She earned a second degree in Art Education from Avila University in 2009 while achieving Mastery teaching status at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, focusing on underserved pre-teens for 28 years. She also taught teens and homeless families at ReachKCK, ReStart and IHN. As current Co-chair of Prairie Village Arts Council, she’s
curated and hosted countless juried exhibits and openings.