Artwork of Melissa Faulkner-Vanzant at Express Yourself

Imagine drips, dramatic color combinations, and girlish icons scattered across a field of pastel stripes. A broad range of techniques grace the score of canvasses at a new exhibit by Melissa Faulkner-Vanzant at Express Yourself Coffeehouse & Art Gallery. Melissa was born and raised in Xenia and graduated from Wright State University’s School of Fine Arts. Sculpture was her preferred mode of expression during her college years, but she has found that painting allows her to better “express my love of color and interest in geometric shapes.” Over the last few years her works have been displayed in galleries and shows in Dayton and Yellow Springs to positive reviews.

M_VanzantArtThe public is invited to view the artwork and meet Melissa Faulkner-Vanzant in person at a “Meet the Artist” reception to be held at Express Yourself on Saturday, July 25. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served from 2-4 PM. All of the works are for sale and many are very reasonably priced. Her paintings will be on display through August 1 during regular lunch hours Monday through Saturday at Express Yourself Coffeehouse and Art Gallery, located a block from the courthouse at 78 E. Main St. in downtown Xenia. For hours and information visit, phone (937) 372-7446 or by email at

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