About the Lobby Gallery

The Asheville Community Theatre Lobby Gallery is open Tuesday – Friday from 10-4 and one hour
before curtain on show days. We are excited to showcase an array of works by local artists.

For more information about future exhibits or having your work exhibited contact Sara LeDonne.

Uncaged by Misha

About the Artist

Fearlessly and with Spirit
Take to the skies; chase the dawn
Free from confinement

Misha, a local artist, graduated from Rollins College in ‘02 with a BFA in Studio Art, and has been a resident of the River Arts District for over 6 years. She is the owner of Studio Misha Photography and Video, a scenic painter and props designer for ACT, and a proud wife for over 9 years.

Artist’s Statement

“This show was about enjoying the process of painting again. I spend a lot of time on the computer, editing and processing photo/video, so it was a ‘coming home’ again putting paint to canvas. I knew I wanted the show to be colorful, and more about being free with the paints and enjoying the process rather then having a very naturalistic result. To me, the feminine form is an interplay of savage spirit and graceful beauty; of softness and strength. Bird forms consistently come up in my painting studies and meditations. There’s just something about them that pulls me in and fills me with wonder. So joining the two, especially for this show, was a foregone conclusion, and true delight. I have written some poems and haikus to go with certain pieces, pairing written and visual art to give a greater emotional impact for the viewer, and hopefully a deeper insight in to my inspiration.

ACT is like a second family to me. This wonderful community of people work so hard and with such passion, as well as with kindness, acceptance, raw talent and open hearts. I feel so honored to be the featured artist for this show.”