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Julee Lowe’s Bio

Julee the Artist 11

One such friendship was with Anne Goddard, another artist who had a studio just down the hall from Julee. “Like the stained glass windows she created,” Anne shared, “Julee had many colorful elements. At the Burkholder Project, the artists have a tradition where we would get together at noon to eat, exchange ideas, share stories and celebrate birthdays—sometimes we’d even talk about art! She was our ‘go-to word girl’ when we’d get stuck on a word or be searching for a correct definition. While we miss her words, her joy, her talent, and her deep faith, Julee will be with us in our hearts and through the stained glass windows that grace our churches and bless many of our homes.” Susan Brasch agreed. “At lunch time we could always count on Julee to help us with word definitions and pronunciations. If we got stumped and Julee hadn’t joined us yet, we just put it on hold until she came. And she always knew the answer—or knew where to find the answer.”

Maria Cadwallader also recognized Julee’s love of knowledge. “She was a great source of information, especially about Nebraska history and places, people, flora, and fauna. I teased her that she was my encyclopedia. She was full of curiosity and wonder—always seeing beauty everywhere—in nature, in people, in light. She wanted to understand things and wanted to get real knowledge about her subject matter in art and in life in general. For instance, if she was commissioned to create stained glass that included grass as a background, she wanted to know the variety of grass, its growing cycles, how tall it grew, etc. It wasn’t unusual for Julee to slip an insect into that grass to make a large religious stained glass commission truly authentic.” Susan Brasch reinforced Julee’s quest for knowledge. “As far as reading, or actually listening to books on tape or CDs, she had us all beat. She listened voraciously to her books as she designed and created her stained glass windows.”