This week’s featured artist is Melissa Short, a uniquely talented artist from Northeast, PA. After recently graduating from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Music Business Administration and Technology, she started a job in the radio industry with Bold Gold Media. Art has always been a large part of her life. Melissa grew up as a musician and has always been introduced as a musician. In search of more inspiration and a doorway back to her musical roots, she began experimenting with her grandmothers oil paints. While performing and listening to music, Melissa experiences colors, shapes, and textures in her mind. This neurological phenomenon is called synesthesia. Synesthesia is the stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway which leads to the automatic, involuntary experience of a second sensory or cognitive pathway. Something that started as an outlet very quickly became a passion: “painting music.” Melissa’s primary goal is to show others, the beauty she experiences in music through her interpretation of each song on canvas.
- Cornstock Folk Festival (Artist’s Village) – Saturday, September 2nd – 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Lazy Brook Park, Tunkhannock, PA
- NEPA Punk Rock Flea Market – Sunday, October 29th – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. 208 Market St., Kingston, PA
- Visual Fringe Exhibition at Scranton Fringe Festival – Wednesday, September 27th to Sunday, October 1st / Closing Reception and Fringe Wrap Up Party – October 1st @ 6:30 p.m. – AFA Gallery (first floor), Scranton, PA