Thursday, Sept 10 - 7pm
Joel Melton is a successful artist. Many people debate and discuss at length what constitutes real art. Some say art is subjective…in other words, what one individual loves another will stand and scratch their head and say, “I just don’t get it!” To tell what is really art all a person has to do is look at the artists while they talk about or look at their creations. The reason is this: Real true art has to fulfill and please only the artists themselves. The artists write, paint, sculpt, or perform to convey a message or feeling. Once this particular ‘breath of life’ is complete to their satisfaction…it becomes art. Joel Melton is a successful artist. In his years as a song-writer, composer, documentary film-maker, screenplay writer, and performer, Joel has accrued a list of accomplishments that others consider a success.
Born in Shawnee Oklahoma, raised in Checotah Oklahoma, Joel was influenced by a musical father who played guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and banjo. Determined not to play the kind of music his father did, Joel purchased an electric guitar at the age of 17 and proceeded to rock out. Now Joel plays all the same kinds of music his father did. Determined not to make any of the mistakes his parents did...Joel has not only made many of those same missteps but also considerably expanded on the list of familial faux pas he so wanted to abstain from. Currently living on South Padre Island Texas, Joel pursues his passion for creating art through music, verse, and film. He hopes others will appreciate and take some good from his creations and make
them their own.