Melissa Miller’s animal instincts – U

Melissa Miller

Where: Lux Art Institute, 1550 South El Camino Real, Encinitas

When: In residence through June 29; on exhibit through July 27

Admission: $5 (free on June 22 family day)

Phone: (760) 436-6611


There are probably only a few artists who are conversant in the topic of “pasture management.” Melissa Miller, now in residence at the Lux Art Institute in Encinitas, is one of them.

“Pasture management was big in our family,” said Miller, who grew up in Texas with grandparents who were ranchers. “What grasses do you grow? What natural grasses do you keep? What animals do you mingle? Where do you move them? How much do you let them eat? That’s all part of pasture management.”

In a sense, Miller still practices pasture management, although her pastures are of her own making and the animals

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