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Annina Luck

Swiss-American artist Annina Luck grew up in Baltimore but spent many summers in Switzerland while she was growing up. After graduating from college, she worked in California for several years and eventually joined the Cultural Section of the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, D.C. where she is organizing art exhibitions, music events, visits by school classes, and continues to act as liaison for the city-wide Embassy Adoption Program. In addition, her colorful designs have been featured on many Embassy invitations, Christmas cards, and even a Swiss cookbook.

Having successfully developed her own style and technique over the years, Annina creates art works in intense colors and swirling motion, often depicting mythical creatures and romantic images inspired by Swiss folk art, Byzantine mosaics and medieval tapestries.

Among her many artistic projects are the Rescuephant for the DC Party Animals Project in 2002, which was purchased and is now on exhibit in front of the Swiss Embassy, and a bluebird, Leonard Birdstein, for the Prince George's public arts project, Birds-I-View, in 2003. Last year, she was invited to demonstrate her art on HGTV's coast-to-coast crafter's show "That's Clever" and she has successfully exhibited her decorative paintings, terra cotta pots and hangings at AR+DC, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C. among other venues. Her current dream is to write and illustrate a children's book featuring some of her animal creations.

Annina was recently invited to spend four months in Zurich this summer as part of an exchange program with Pro Helvetia, the Arts Council of Switzerland.

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