Hannah Gibson

Hannah Gibson

Hannah Gibson My full name is Hannah Paige Gibson, but a lot of people know me as Gibbe! I am a mixed media artist and photographer living in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.  Creating art and spending time in nature are two of the most important things in...
Shannon Gallagher

Shannon Gallagher

Development & Communications ManagerBorn and raised in Chicago, Shannon Gallagher relocated to Asheville in 2014, and considers the mountains home. She is a writer, retired aerialist, and mixed media visual artist. In addition to making art, she enjoys thrifting,...
Colby Deal

Colby Deal

Colby Deal Colby is a musician and artist who joined Open Hearts Art Center in May 2021. Originally from Alabama, he moved to Asheville in 2016 after visiting and falling in love with the music and art community. When he discovered Open Hearts Art Center, he saw his...
Anne Wray

Anne Wray

Anne Wray Anne Wray was born in Kentucky. She attended Warren Wilson College in the early 80s, majoring in fine arts and minoring in religion. She fell in love with the area, and after graduating, made Asheville her home and never left. She has worked in many jobs,...
Ashley Riddle

Ashley Riddle

Ashley Riddle Local to the area, born and raised in Marion, NC, Ashley studied special education and recreation management at Appalachian State University. She is attending the MSW program at WCU, starting in fall 2021, to become a LCSW. Ashley plans to continue to...
Tom Preston

Tom Preston

Tom Preston Tom has been working in the mental health field since 1984. Most of his time was spent as a substance abuse counselor for the Buncombe County mental health entity Blue Ridge Center in the Intensive Outpatient program, the Neil Dobbins Detox Center, and in...