Nowhere but Here

Opening Reception Aug 13, 5-7pm

Julie Kasniunas

Art allows me to capture awe inspiring mpments encountered: a glorious sunset, the beauty of a moonrise, the vibrant color of a flower,the surprise glimpse of Sand Hill Cranes in our wetlands. I wander, experience and paint the wonders of our wods, wetlands, and dunes…Nowhere But Here, in this special place we call home.

Julie Kasniunas’ art work explodes with color and energy. She paints to express her delight in the dunes, beaches, gardens, woods, and countryside of our area.

Julie Kasniunas lives in Beverly Shores, Indiana where she maintains a studio and teaches art classes. She holds a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University. She taught in the Michigan City Area Schools and the Duneland School Corporation for 31 years.

She has been drawing and sketching since her childhood and painting for the past 40 years. She enjoys working in all media including watercolor, acrylics, color pencil, pastels, and oils.

Although for the most part a self-taught artist, Julie has studied at The Peninsula Art School in Door County, Wisconsin, The Arrowmont School of Art in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, The Boca Raton Museum of Art in Florida, and The Aegean School for the Arts in Samos, Greece. She has also attended workshops in New Mexico, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, and North Carolina.

Julie is a member of the Michigan City Art League, The Lithuanian Women’s Art Association, The Area Artists, the Plein Air Artists of Chicago, and the Indiana Plein Air Association.

Visitors are welcome to her studio in Beverly shores by appointment. She can be reached at 219-241-9024 or

Meet the Artist

Learn more about Julie Kasniunas’ work and get a preview of what you can expect this August as she joins Suzy Vance for a conversation.