Julie is a mixed media artist, creative writer, creative activist and veteran arts educator based near Berea, KY. She has decades of experience teaching college level studio art and graphic design, as well as many local, regional and national exhibitions to her credit. She earned BFA and MFA degrees in traditional studio art at Northern Illinois University, but her professional and creative work has always touched upon and explored anything that illustrates her interest in dissolving boundaries and celebrating connections between art and other disciplines. In 2013 her career path changed dramatically when she became a teaching artist, bringing visual art as an engagement and empowerment tool to marginalized individuals including elders, at-risk youth and the homeless via innovative, collaborative, economic empowerment and public art projects that build awareness of and connections between the under-served and their communities. In September 2017, Julie was instrumental in EKU’s Art Vention community art project for healing for people affected by suicide.

Follow Julie Struck at www.facebook.com/ArtSpeakArtForEmpowerment & http://WarriorWoman-Productions.com

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