Germaine Galjour

Germaine Galjour is a self-taught artist of Cajun descent yet she was born in New York City. From an early age she visited the most influential art museums of the world. It’s from this early influence that she grew up to aspire in the arts. After several years of living in France and she moved back to New Orleans where she worked in a well-known financial institution however she was always painting on the side.

She left the office after 15 years and headed to Jackson Square where she flourished as a plein air artist. In 2005 Hurricane Katrina tossed her all the way to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina without so much as a suitcase of clothes and her pet caged bird.

Germaine is doing well in her new found home and has flourished as an artist, Reiki Master, a published journalist and short story author.

Racism is Trauma

Crossnore School & Children’s Home exists to be a sanctuary for children and their families and racism destroys sanctuary. Racism is trauma and is part of systemic community trauma that has long term negative impacts on people and communities of color. Crossnore believes that black lives matter, and we are committed to building an anti-racist organization and supporting the development of racial equity in our communities. 

To read more about Crossnore's stance on racial equity, the Board of Trustee's Anti-Racist Statement, and to find other resources, please click HERE

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