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HER DRAGONS FLY – The Exhibition On Display Now

African Textile Study - Dragonfly, 24" x 36" 
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas (2019), $1,200.00
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Virtual Gallery Opening: Thursday, August 6 at 6:30pm

Join Charter Oak Cultural Center for a special virtual gallery opening of Her Dragons Fly from the Shanna Melton Collection. The artist will be joined in conversation with Rabbi Donna Berman.

To participate: CLICK HERE

Meeting ID: 826 8568 9157
Passcode: 145629

About the Virtual Exhibit:

Her Dragons Fly
The Shanna Melton Collection

Her Dragons Fly is an art exhibit featuring a selection of The Shanna Melton Collection. Through these vibrant paintings, Her Dragons Fly explores transition, evolution and blooming. The exhibition is a visual narrative about learning that wisdom comes when we claim our peace. Her Dragons Fly celebrates our ancestors, it welcomes us to stand in the midst of their energy and helps us navigate the soulful meaning of our lives.

“The dragonfly itself is a symbol of transformation and self-realization that brings us to the deeper levels of life. It celebrates the light of those who came before us.” – Shanna Melton.


About the artist:

A recipient of the Connecticut Office of the Arts Hero Award (2018), Shanna Melton is a poet, painter, educator, and the author of Unraveling My Thoughts. Her contributions to Connecticut’s vibrant poetry scene include arts ambassadorships for the Mary & Eliza Freeman Center forHistory and Community, the Housatonic Museum of Art, and the founding of the open mic institution that is Lyrical Voices, a local showcase for contemporary poets and slam artists from across the region. You can find and support her work at

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