Melissa Mykal Batalin

Melissa and her husband, Kurtis, bought their house—just a few blocks from the Sanctuary—around the same time we were getting started. She was one of the first artists featured in our gallery and has been involved ever since. Melissa’s known for being on the move—but when she’s in Troy, she’s gardening, printmaking, and hosting strange and wonderful events.

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