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 the Henderson County Public Library, the Friends of Carl Sandburg, and the Blue Ridge Humane Society. Richard has also produced videos about community events such as Halloween in downtown Hendersonville and the Fourth of July parade. 
He retired as a journalism professor at the University of Kentucky in 2017.  His B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in political science 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 Emma, their 15-year-old golden retriever, 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 with Blue Ridge Humane Society. She also volunteers with our golden retriever, Emma, providing pet therapy at Four Seasons Elizabeth House.
Elisa’s art was on the cover of the Hendersonville Magazine for two years. (See below). Her photopaintings were also featured as Art Scape banners in downtown Hendersonville
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