All posts by Melissa Woods

Melissa Woods

Melissa Woods

As Communications Specialist, Melissa helps manage PEM’s external communication with both press and patrons. She holds an MBA in Public and Non-Profit Management from Boston University (2016) and a BA from Wellesley College in Studio Art (2008). In her free time, she likes to listen to music, see live music, and obsessively organize her music collection.


Ikebana with Keiko Thayer

Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, goes back as far as the 6th century. Originating from a blend of Buddhist and Shinto traditions, it transforms flower arrangement into a …


Tiny dancer

The internet loves a good cheeky-kid video: Toddlers imitating the pet dog, biting Charlie’s finger, or showing us how to really “Nae Nae.” I myself have spent an embarrassing amount …