Meet Linda Pannullo
In 2006, I took a week-long mosaic workshop with Sherri Warner Hunter at Arrowmount School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN. We banged lathe into rock shapes, cut tile for our 3D forms, assembled our totems and I was hooked!! So in between raising 3 children and managing a massage practice, I found time to create mosaics. I traveled to workshops and then. about 5 years ago, decided to hold them in my home town, Asheville, NC. I kicked off my 1st year with Carol Shelkin and Kelley Knickerbocker. Both have returned and were joined by others - Dianne Sonnenberg, Laura Rendlen, Margo Anton, Martin Cheek, Gila Rayberg, Donna Van Hooser, Yulia Hanansen, Debra Mager. Every year I look for new artists with their particular specialty for all levels so you can keep on learning!!
I love to teach; I'm yearly at the John C Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC usually doing various mosaic classes. I am very fond of FUNctional Art and continue to grow as an artist.
In 2021, I was the 1st artist to have a mosaic installation at the NC Arboretum and received a grant from the Haywood County Arts Council to mosaic my concrete chair.
I accept commissions, do pet portraits, and love to help people repurpose their cherished cracked china into new works of art. You can find my work at K2 Fine Home Furnishing in downtown Asheville as well as at Black Mountain Massage & Wellness in Black Mountain.
Meet Alisa Witenbarger
Alisa Witenbarger is a nature photographer with an affinity for the outdoors. Born and
raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, Alisa has always loved photography and carried a
camera as a child. Her inspiration was the beauty of East Tennessee, spending many
hours hiking in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. It was on these hikes that her passion for photographing nature began to grow into what it is today.
Alisa's favorite subjects to photograph are wildflowers and landscapes because she loves capturing moments that can't be seen by anyone else but her own eyes.
She loves all animals and wildlife and is the type of person who can win over any
animal, be it a pet or wild creature. Her friends often call her “Ellie May Clampett,” because she has never met an animal that doesn't adore her.
Alisa has always been passionate about the environment, taking part in cleaning littered areas and being a good steward of the earth. She seeks to capture the world around her through her lens and has advanced her formal photography training at University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She continued to experiment with adding reflections into her art, and that’s how Natural Reflection Art was born.
In 2019, Alisa moved to Western North Carolina. Now, she has begun to capture the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding areas. Her mission is to spread the joy and beauty of nature to all through her art and experience of local nature.
Meet June Buttrick
June Buttrick is an artist, writer and illustrator. She primarily works in with watercolor, alcohol inks and drawing inks. She graduated from UNCA with a Bachelors in Art, specializing in drawing and illustrations. She has written and illustrated a children's book, "Why Coyote Howls at the Moon" and has another children's book in progress.