16 – Melissa McCanna
Acrylic Painting/Mixed Media
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Melissa McCanna will be painting, and will be available to answer questions about her work,and the classes and events she conducts at her studio. Materials will be available for curious visitors to experiment with paint in a hands-on experience.
From out of town:
From WA-20E (main road heading into town); Left turn on Jacob Miller Rd; drive 2 miles; Right turn on Hastings (@ 2nd stop sign); drive 0.4 miles; Left turn on Cook (1st street); drive 0.6 miles; Left turn on Elmira (1st street); Studio on right just past mailboxes/Sutter St
From Sims (main road heading out of town); Right turn on Sheridan (@ Manressa Castle/Hospital); drive 1.2 miles; Left turn on Hastings (@ 2nd stop sign); drive 1.3 miles; Right turn on Cook; drive 0.6 miles; Left turn on Elmira (1st street); Studio on right just past mailboxes/Sutter St
*additional parking beyond the driveway on the right in the turn
I am a Washington State based artist, specializing in acrylic painting and mixed media. The images I create reflect my Mexican American heritage. I paint scenes from my travels, fruit from the open air markets, brilliant flowers and birds. My work often incorporates the colors, patterns or images of Mexico and the ancient Aztec and Mayan motifs. I also create mixed-media paintings and wall hangings using symbolic imagery of the four seasons, elements, and spirit, using collage, assemblage and paint.