Artist of the Month: Melissa Kay Glaze


Artist Melissa Kay Glaze graduated from ETSU in May of 2006 with a Bachelors in Fine Art, concentration in painting. In 2007 she moved to Asheville, NC where she continued to pursue creating visual art and also took up theater and modeling. During that time she worked with the Asheville Mural Project and showed work in local shops, restaurants, and at the Asheville Arts Council. In 2015 her theater and modeling work led her to getting cast in a movie filming in Atlanta, GA. She fell in love with being on set, and decided to move to Atlanta to pursue acting and working in film. She spent the next five years working in the Atlanta film industry. To see the full list of films worked on you can find her on IMDB as Melissa Kay Glaze. In May of 2020 with the onset of the pandemic, Melissa decided that it was time to return to life in a small town, and came back to Johnson City, TN. Since returning to Johnson City she has completed a Yoga Teacher training with Downtown Yoga Center, where she now teaches yoga, and hosts Ecstatic Dances. This show Back-To-One is a collection of paintings she has made since being back in Johnson City. The term Back-To-One is a film term which refers to doing another take, and having everyone; both the actors and crew go back to their starting positions of the shot. Her work will remain up through the month of May. For more information call Nelson Fine Art, 423-773-1096.