|Above is from a series of works Melissa Kistler created during a class focused on imagery in glass at The Corning Museum of Glass in New York.|
Glass artist Melissa Kistler was born and raised in a small rural community in northeastern Pennsylvania. As the daughter of a Master Gunnery Sergeant of the Marine Corps, her work draws from the overlapping spheres of family, the military, and home.
|Melissa Kistler; "Mother, Daughter" detail; mirror, print|
|Melissa Kistler; "Sailors"mirrored glass, print|
She has shown her work in numerous galleries nationally, and recently had her work included in the IGAA exhibit " The GATHERING: Contemporary Glass from the Heartland,” which opened Oct. 19 at the Indiana University Kokomo Art Gallery. Melissa currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she continues her work.