Louisa has been painting most of her life beginning during her childhood in China. She has studied, taught and exhibited her work internationally. We are blessed to have her paintings at the Body in Balance Gallery. Her Zen paintings are simplistic and elegant, while her Aura paintings are intricate, spiritual, nature inspired treasures that have moved me personally more then any other work I've seen.
Louisa has recently published "The Way of the Brush".
All are welcome to participate Chi, the vital life force, naturally flows through the body. It can be blocked, if the mind and body are not in harmony. It is an ancient Taoist practice that teaches the intergration of the body and the mind. In it's purest form, chi gong is moving meditation. Through the gentle and slow movements, one can reconnect the body and the mind to allow the life force to flow free once again.
My name is Cory Miller. Owner of Millers copperwood creations. We are a local company specializing in rustic log furniture. Sassafras is the wood we primarily use but we do custom orders using any wood the customer chooses. We strive for excellence in all of our products and stand behind anything we make.
Our shop is located in Acme pa. We have a small facility but still manage to harvest all of our own timber, and have a hand built sawmill to keep costs low.
I am a fourth generation woodworker, and many of my family members are in the business in one way or another. We have a huge amount of resources to ensure your custom order is everything you wanted it to be.
Heather Miller is a versatile, avant-garde, folk style artist with a whimsical style rooted in theology, history, nature, and folk lore. Working in mixed media, graphite, acrylic, resin casting, watercolor, and ceramics, often mixing mediums to push the boundaries of experimentation.
While living in Asheville NC, she discovered a passion for transforming unwanted and unused items into unique, one of a kind jewelry and art in a process known as up- cycling.
Her work has appeared in numerous galleries, boutiques, and shows throughout North Carolina, Maryland, and West Virginia, where she was honored to receive Tamarack's coveted "Best in Show" award.
Lisa Tannenbaum owns an HR Consulting business, teaches yoga, bakes and decorates cakes and has a husband and two young kids. In an effort to unwind, she discovered the quiet and meditative joy of beading. Her favorite item to create is the beaded and leather wrap bracelets because they are fun to look at and unique to wear.
Since the age of eight, Gordon Nunn has spent his life learning, performing, and teaching percussion traditions from all over the world. Beginning with the drum set and later studying concert percussion in college, he earned a bachelor's degree in music education from Western Carolina University as well as a master's degree in percussion performance from East Carolina University. He has completed the coursework for a doctorate in percussion at West Virginia University and is writing his dissertation.
Nunn is an expert in the percussion traditions of other cultures. He has traveled to West Africa and Cuba to study African and Afro-Cuban drumming. He has also studied middle eastern frame-drum and tabla, the primary percussion instrument of North India classical music.
For the love of love & music, Tim creates improvised, ethereal, repetitive, and ambient instrumental music. Intended to help bring about a more relaxed, calm, quiet, and a peace of mind. While his upbeat, acoustic songwriting is meant to uplift, energize, and inspire an audience through the sharing of positive thoughts and spiritual wisdom.
As a child, my parents became involved in Rendezvous, which are pre-1840 re-enactments. Since I wanted to participate, I decided to make my own buckskin dress. So, that was my first official creation with leather. My interest in working with the supple, long lasting material grew as we became involved with traditional Pow wows, and I felt the creative spark within me inspired by the beauty and longevity of the functional art of the native people.
Although I was raised in western Pennsylvania, I spent many years living and traveling in the American west, gathering ideas and materials, and developing my own style. In my mid-twenties, I moved to the island of Maui, where the local styles and the ocean added to my personal and creative growth. I returned to Pa. in 2000, and with some help, designed and built a rustic home in the forest that I spent my childhood roaming. I'm raising two wonderful children, Sunomen and Athena, who are carrying on the tradition of creativity in their own ways.
My main materials, deerskin and elk skin are from a long time associate who maintains a tannery in Kentucky. The furs I utilize are trapped locally and taken to a small trading post to be sent off for tanning. Both the leather and furs are premium hides, tanned exceptionally well.
I welcome custom orders, and besides purses, computer bags and such, I've created leather dresses, vests, halters, jackets, chaps and more. Please contact me if you have a special project in mind that I could make a reality for you. Thank you for your interest in my work!