Publicity, Exhibits, Awards
Human Rights Photography/Art Education Grant from the Umberto & Clorinda Romano Foundation
Art in the Arboretum Exhibit at Polly Hill Arboretum (2019)
http://mvcenter4living.org (photographs on website)
Mass Audobon Picture This Photo Contest 2018, Honorable Mention
Zero Waste Art Installation, featuring her own and students work, West Tisbury School
Melissa is a teacher, photographer, and exhibit curator working bridging education, social emotional wellbeing, health and human rights. Her work with children is based on training, experience and research in elementary education, music education, art education, arts in health, and human rights, through both traditional and alternative pathways, including personal study with John Diamond, M.D.
She has a particular ability to inspire a confidence in each individual's creativity, at the same time helping each individual to use their creativity for advocacy and wellbeing.
With a background in theater design, picture framing and photographic printing, she creates intimate photography exhibits, that celebrate a shared humanity, give voice to those in need, and provide a special place for advocacy and healing.