Artists: Antionette Kerr and Emily Kepley Moss
Read the Artists’ Bio below the picture.
Artists Emily Kepley Moss & Antionette Kerr graduated from Lexington Senior High School in the 90’s and recently reconnected to work with LHCDC’s Empowerment Magazine. Emily, a Graphic Designer at Smoky Mountain Living magazine and Smoky Mountain News, studied fine art at Western Carolina University. Emily maintains an active artistic life while raising 5-year-old twins, helping her husband run their small business, and teaching Zumba Fitness several times a week. During her free time, she digs quirky fashion, loves to sew and paint, and practices yoga balance and meditation to stay centered.
Emily was lured into the project by local non-profit leader Antionette Kerr, a 2001 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. In addition to serving as Executive Director of The Lexington Housing Community Development Corporation, Antionette is a freelance journalist for several publications including a syndicated weekly column in The Dispatch of Lexington. As demonstrated through the Doors of Shelter project, her passion for empowering others surpasses her desire for sleep. Doors of Shelter began with the Haiku, authored by Kerr; that appears in the upper left corner.