Melinda Placko

Melinda Placko earned her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and her MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with a focus in public and collaborative art.  She has taught art for over seven years through the Cleveland and Akron Art Museums, Youthbuild Holyoke, and Beck Center for the Arts.  A working artist and co-founder of Melk Truk Studio, she creates mixed media drawings on a variety of surfaces such as paper, sidewalks, lawns, parking lots, walls and walkways.