The Arts Ministry Team at Banner Elk Presbyterian Church is pleased to sponsor these cards from parishioners and friends whose works reflect the glory of God.
$10 for 10 cards with artist’s work on the front, title and biography on the back and blank on the inside. Cards can be purchased in the Church office during regular office hours.
Ramona Humphrey moved to Banner Elk in 1999 to live closer to her two daughters after the recent death of her husband. It was in these later years that she realized she had artistic ability. A parishioner of Banner Elk Presbyterian Church, Ramona passed away September 22, 2014 after a long battle with many physical ailments. Her love of the area was expressed in many paintings.
Joan Rhyne, a native North Carolinian, was raised in an artistic environment. Her parents were in radio by day and were artists at night, owning a small commercial art agency, Jarman Enterprises. Instead of color books, Joan used her own art supplies from the tender age of two. She studied at The University of NC, Chapel Hill, The University of NC, Greensboro, and her undergrad degree was in Art and Education at The University of Alaska in Anchorage, continuing with a graduate degree at George Mason University in Virginia. She has taught Art in Middle School, High School, Community College, and privately. For many years, her art has been displayed in numerous art shows as well as galleries and has pieces in private collections in Nevada, Alaska, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, and most recently, in Russia. Painting with all types of pencils, incorporating detail, has been her passion. The soft and delicate strokes give a unique aura to each piece. Joan and her husband, Richard are parishioners at Banner Elk Presbyterian.
Gerald N. (Jerry) Olsen was in the Navy for two years, on the faculty of the University of Florida for one year before entering hospital-based practice in Jacksonville Florida for 8 years. He then became a member of the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine where he taught for 22 years retiring in 2003. Jerry originally painted during his senior year in med school then his medical career became paramount. He restarted in 2000 in preparation for retirement. He credits his excellent teachers, Campbell Frost and Barbara Timberman Jerry oscillates between living at Beech Mountain NC and Columbia, SC and is currently a member of three art guilds: Trenholm Art Guild and Log Cabin Art Guilds in Columbia where he served as Chairman of the Beech Mountain Art Guild Steering Committee from 2010-2013. Jerry and his wife Linda are parishioners at Banner Elk Presbyterian.
Tom Culver and his wife Susie have lived in Boone, NC for over 35 years. They have two sons and three grandchildren. After his retirement from Appalachian State University, he has time to engage in his favorite hobbies; photography and genealogy. Tom’s ancestors (great-great grandparents Cyrus and Elizabeth Martin Culver and Joel and Nancy Millsaps Shomaker) came to the Banner Elk and Balm area in the mid-1800s from Iredell and Alexander Counties. Joel and Nancy were among the first to be buried in the Banner Elk Cemetery. Many uncles, aunts and cousins are also buried there and in the Mount Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery.