Featured Artists


We are thrilled to see two outstanding Deerfield residents featured in this month’s The Laurel of Asheville. Editor Gina Malone writes:

As we put together each issue of The Laurel, we come across so many who give us so much. Read about artists Ann Moorefield and Joan Payton, who found a way to turn their talents in awareness of women’s issues, with a project that is inspiring others to volunteer time and talents.

Deerfield Residents Use Art to Empower Women

Ann Moorefield and Joan Payton, friends and neighbors at Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community, share a love of art—Moorefield as a writer and Payton as a fiber artist. Both have long contributed to women’s issues by virtue of their careers and volunteer work, and when the pandemic began shutting doors in 2020, they found themselves able to devote more time to their creativity and activism by focusing on a collaborative project already in the works.

This is an excerpt from the November 2022 issues of The Laurel of Asheville.

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