On Monday, March 8, Biola faculty, staff and students had the opportunity to share lunch with Charlene Melhourn, a Biola alum and artist.

Melhourn serves as Artist-in-Residence and Director of Artology for "BuildaBridge," a non-profit arts education and intervention organization primarily serving families and children coping with homelessness in Philadelphia. She created and developed Artology, an interdisciplinary art and science summer learning program that utilizes Philadelphia (its neighborhoods, parks, and museums) as a vibrant interactive classroom. Through BuildaBridge she has taught internationally in collaboration with loca lartists in Penang, Malaysia and Guatemala City, Guatemala.

During the National Women's History Month event, guests had the opportunity to view a number of Melhourn's art pieces, as well as participate in a live Q&A about her work through "BuildaBridge." For more information about "BuildaBridge," please visit http://www.buildabridge.org/.