May Member of the Month: Christine Meytras

May Member of the Month: Christine Meytras

By: Loren Scales

May 08, 2024

What is your occupation?

My occupation: artist (and many different things.)

How long have you been a member of the Art Association? 

I have been a member since 1996. (I used to go to life drawing sessions when the Art Association was located next to the post office on Pearl St.)

What is your art background and why are you involved with the Art Association?

Traditional education: Fine Art School in Grenoble, France. Master’s degree, cum laude, in Art History, University of Grenoble, France. I breath art and love to be surrounded by its many forms.

Alces, Alces Gigas (2022) drift wood

Favorite Art Association event or class? 

My favorite class is life drawing and favorite events are various exhibits.

What is your biggest art mishap?

I was working on a small decorative mural, on a ladder. Getting tired, I came down the ladder with an open paint container in both hands. When I thought I was on the last rung,  I stepped down as if it the floor was the next stop. The floor was not there. I missed a rung: down I went, and up and down went the paint, splashing on the wall and floor. It was a mess. It took me a while to clean everything up.

Twirl (2023): Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition 2024. Purchase Award
The Birth of Peace (2024), collage
Calling Spring (2020)

By: Loren Scales
Development Coordinator
Loren grew up in Amarillo, Texas where she was a dancer and cellist. Growing up with musician parents, she was instilled with a deep love and appreciation for the arts. Loren moved to Jackson in 2018 after completing a BSBA in International Business from the University of Denver. She has a range of experience with non-profit and for-profit organizations, and she’s eager to engage with new art mediums through the Art Association. Loren spends her free time skiing, hiking, traveling—truly any activity that ensures she’ll be playing outside.