Melanie Nakaue ’01 Exhibits “Freakebana” Artwork at Chico Art Gallery

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Assistant Visiting Professor of Art Melanie Nakaue ’01 is displaying her digital art at 1078 Gallery as part of the exhibition Iterations, which will run through January 26. Her work is based on a concept called “freakebana,” a spinoff of the Japanese flower-arranging art of ikebana. “What interested me the most about this idea of ikebana and the inclusion of freakebana is that the artist can really, really talk about their own personal histories through this ancient medium,” Nakaue told the Oroville Mercury-Register. For the past three years, Nakaue has also been teaching digital art at Scripps.