With the traffic and noise of a busy Main Street in downtown Waynesville zooming by outside her window, Jo Ridge Kelley creates works of tranquility and natural wonders inside her cozy studio.
“I love being able to pull from myself,” she said. “I’m a very soulful person, and painting is a way to work with my feelings — to be living in the moment.”
The ninth annual Haywood County Schools Foundation Mardi Gras Ball is at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, at Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville. The race for this year’s King and Queen is well underway, and candidates have already been seen around the county petitioning for donations for the Haywood County Schools Foundation.