Joanne Senkus

Joanne Senkus has always loved being outdoors. She moved to Asheville, NC about 25 years ago and was in constant amazement at the animals passing by her kitchen window. She saw bears, bobcats, weasels, birds and more…it was magical.

She decided that she needed to share this with others and started photographing what she was seeing. She joined CNPA, a local photography  club, and started going to workshops in order to learn how to get better images.

Her passion—whether showing the wildlife in the area or showing the flowers and the tiny insects that make their home in them—is to have people slow down and take notice of the beauty that surrounds them. Joanne has spent the last 15 years planting native plants in her yard so that the animals and birds have what they need to survive.

Joanne has had shows in various places around Asheville, a number of photographs displayed at the Turchin Center in Boone, and been published a number of times in Nature’s Best Photography magazine.

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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