Natalie Abramson
July 1, 2022

Natalie Abramson was born in Detroit, Michigan, and after making pit stops in Brookline, Massachusetts and Rochester, NY she settled in Buffalo at the age of seven and has lived here ever since.  A proud mom and grandmother, Natalie always had an interest in art, but never took it seriously.  Four years ago, she took a class in Chautauqua called Pour Painting.  While Natalie found it very interesting and fun, she didn’t think much of it after the class.  Then the pandemic hit in 2020.  At 80 years young, she knew she needed something that would fill her new confined lifestyle.

Since then, a whole new world has opened up for Natalie.  “I have always loved art,” she reflected. “But without any formal training, I had no way to express myself in an artistic way.”  From starting with the basic skills learned in Chautauqua to becoming adventurous with new techniques, Natalie has created her own style of pour painting with a focus on how the colors play out in the process.

An exhibit of Natalie’s work will be on display at the Bunis Family Art Gallery at the JCC Benderson building in July and August.  100% of the proceeds from sale of Natalie’s works will benefit the Early Childhood Center at the JCC.  The community is invited to the Opening Art Gallery Reception on Thursday, July 7, 5:30 – 7:30 pm.  Light food and refreshments will be served. 

“For me, some of the work reflects the chaos in the world today, and others its sheer beauty,” Natalie concluded. “I do not name the paintings allowing the viewer their own personal take on them.”

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If you have questions about this exhibit or are interested in other Cultural Arts events at the JCC, please contact Katie Wzontek at

Thank you Sofia Reisman for contributing part of this spotlight!

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