Richard Labunski is a photographer and videographer. His photos have been published in newspapers and online, and he has done videos for nonprofit organizations such as the Friends of Carl Sandburg and the Blue Ridge Humane Society.  Richard has also produced short videos about community events such as Halloween in downtown Hendersonville and Celebrate Flat Rock.
He recently retired as a journalism professor at the University of Kentucky.  His B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. are from the University of California.  He has a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law.   Richard is the author of five books, including "James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights" (Oxford University Press).  He lives with his wife and fellow artist Elisa Devera and their two Golden Retrievers in Hendersonville, NC.  
Elisa Devera credits her father with her interest in photography and remembers as a child helping him develop black and white vacation photos in a makeshift lab in their home.  She loves photographing landscape and cityscape scenes, and working with them in various computer programs to turn them into photopaintings.  She has a B.A. in journalism from Penn State and an M.A. in Library Science from University of Washington. Her earlier careers have been in broadcast journalism, travel, public libraries, and as co-owner of a used and rare book store.  Elisa enjoys hiking, gardening, reading, and volunteering at the Blue Ridge Humane Society shelter.
Elisa’s art has been on the cover of the Hendersonville Magazine for the last two years.  (See below).  Her photopainting, “Ready for Harvest” is on the current cover, which is also one of the 2017 Art Scape banners and is in front of City Hall. 

Elisa's and Richard's photopaintings are for sale at:
Art Mob Studios and Marketplace - 124 4th Ave. East, Hendersonville, NC
Phone:  828-693-4545

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