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Melissa Henry, Artist

July 19 - August 23, 2015




About the Artists

Melissa Henry was born in Annapolis, Maryland in 1997. While growing up, she lived in a variety of places, including Thailand and the islands of Hawaii. Her mixed heritage background has influenced her work by exposing her to both Asian and Western styles of art and culture. That exposure, as well as traveling to a multitude of other countries, has inspired her work, which she creates from her imagination in her own unique style.

Henry's work uses stylistic techniques and elements related to traditional Chinese caligraphy and brush stroke making, as well as experimentation with various other styles and mediums. most importantly, the support of her family, including her artist mom Yu Lin (Jenny) Henry, and her school art teachers, has encouraged Melissa to explore her love of art. She hopes to similarly encourage others to seek and find their own creative outlets so that they may express and better understand their imaginings and beliefs in their own uniquely sincere and beautiful way.

A 2015 graduate of Severna Park High School, Henry will be attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the fall where she hopes to major in Electrical Engineering. She also plans to continue enjoying her lifelong interests in music, tennis, and art.

The Art Ministry

The Woods Art Ministry was created out of the conviction that the arts have an important role to play in the life of the church. Throughout history, the arts have been one of the significant ways that people express and understand religious truth.

The Art Ministry is responsible for art exhibits in the Wood Gallery and, from time to time, offers programs and resources related to the visual arts. These have included workshops, field trips and tours to view significant art, as well as providing visual arts for use in worship (banners, projected images, etc.)