The Art Gallery at United Zion Retirement Community, Lititz, is pleased to feature Melanie Glass as July’s Artist of the Month.
Glass currently resides in Fresno, CA, but is a native of Harrisburg, PA. “I’m always trying to unmask my phenomenal self through art, writing and all things creative” Glass stated. Her natural talents, gifts and skills were honed through art classes taken at Harrisburg Area Community College.
The most challenging part of creating a piece, according to Glass, is “…first understanding its purpose and what positive meaning it may convey to viewers”. Glass identified her next step is to then express that purpose on paper or canvas using a combination of techniques including water color, acrylics, oils, and collaging for texture. Her ultimate goal is to capture an emotion, jar a memory, and or share an experience.
Glass has been fortunate to share her artwork with The Greater Harrisburg YWCA Programs, Harrisburg Super Heroes Weekend, Blues City Culture Center Homeless Woman and Summer Arts Programs (Memphis, TN), Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center Restaurant & Gallery, Moon Dancer Winery (Wrightsville), Messiah College, and her own community. Glass has also found great reward in volunteering and teaching art classes at the Susquehanna Arts Museum in downtown Harrisburg. With this exhibit, Glass hopes to have people experience the pieces, to find an escape, and to have fun and celebrate life.
Glass’s artwork will be on display and available for purchase throughout the month of July. For more information on the Art Gallery, please contact Alyssa Wojcik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Zion Retirement Community is located at 722 Furnace Hills Pike, one and a half miles north of the square in Lititz. The Art Gallery is free and open to the public daily 8am-8pm. For other news and events, be sure to follow our Facebook page – United Zion Retirement Community.