Contact Information

Melissa HerrMelissa Herr

Director and Faculty

Melissa Herr is thrilled to be the director of the Missouri Fine Arts Academy for 2016. Herr has been involved with arts education since 1997. Her work has included dramaturgical and education outreach internships at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, five years of teaching English and Theatre at the high school level, and participation in a Gates Foundation study of pedagogical practices in the elementary and secondary classroom. Herr holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Butler University, a Master's of Liberal Studies from Indiana University and a Master's of Arts in Theatre from Bowling Green State University. When she is not planning and advocating for the Missouri Fine Arts Academy, she enjoys reading, writing, teaching playwriting, editing and spending time with her family. Her children's poetry and short stories have appeared in Jack and Jill magazine.

Megan FrauenhofferMegan Frauenhoffer

Coordinator and Faculty

Megan Frauenhoffer is a printmaking artist originating from St. Louis, Mo. Her formal art training began at Missouri State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art with an emphasis in printmaking in May 2007. In May 2010, she completed a master's in visual studies, focusing on both drawing and printmaking at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her drawings, prints, and collages explore the ideas of perfection/imperfection, subconscious fears, identity, and trans-formative narratives. As an artist, Frauenhoffer's artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her artwork has been featured in "Beautiful/Decay Magazine," "Minneapolis CityPages 100 Creatives," "Paper Darts Press Get In If You Want To Live," and "Miami Art Basel." As a teacher, she has trained students of all ages at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis’s Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Saint Louis ARTworks Summer Program, Missouri State University, and Ozarks Technical Community College.