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Written by:      Kaitlyn Decker

AMAG Presents “Natural Allegories”
Exhibit featuring the work of Julie Anne Mann

(SPARKILL, NY, January 31, 2011) -St. Thomas Aquinas’ Azarian-McCullough Art Gallery (“AMAG”) announces “Natural Allegories” featuring the work of artist Julie Anne Mann. The exhibit runs through February 20, 2011. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 4:30-6:30 p.m., which includes a gallery discussion led by curator Daly Flanagan from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Julie Anne Mann grew up in the heavily forested Olympic Peninsula located in the state of Washington. The natural landscape of that region has remained a primary influence in her work. Her new series of photographs explore the anthropomorphic nature of trees to express a range of human emotions.  These works incorporate veneer and silver leaf. 

Mann received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.  Her work has been displayed in a variety of places including the Hewitt Gallery of Art in Marymount Manhattan College in NY, AAI Gallery in NY, International Art Fair in San Juan Puerto Rico, The Art Center in Saratoga Springs, NY, and the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.  Her awards include the Artistic Selection Award from the Korean Cultural Center, as well as grants from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Brooklyn Arts Council.  For more information on Julie Anne Mann visit

For more information on the Azarian-McCullough Art Gallery exhibit or for viewing hours, call 845-398-4195.

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