Enriching Burien Through the Arts

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We are pleased to feature the paintings of Antonija Hasanbegovic in the January-February 2022 exhibit at the Burien Arts Gallery Wall, Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA.

After 17 years as a florist, Antonija felt she needed a new creative outlet. “I have always been a creative person and I love abstract art.  Encouraged by my best friend, I picked up a brush, and began to paint–a passion that has continued to burn brightly. I see things from a different perspective, and I love to invoke emotions and thoughts in others with my paintings,” she said.

“My favorite thing is texture. I love to see various textures, to touch them–even though it’s considered taboo!…  I like creating mixtures of paint, pastes, and finishes that gives my work definition and depth,” she continued. She is self-taught.

Antonija was born in Bosnia. She and her family fled their war-torn homeland to Germany in 1992 where they lived for five years before immigrating to the US in 1997.  She currently makes her home in Tukwila.

Her works have been featured by the Artists United Club and in the ArtUp Phinneywood Art Walk in North Seattle.

The Museum is open Friday – Sunday 1:00 PM-5:00 PM. Masks and distancing are required. Admission to the Wall is free.

All works on display at the Museum are for sale. Please email burienarts@gmail.com  for information on purchasing.