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Educational excellence through integration of the arts

Support Staff

Meet our Support Staff.

Jane Horning Office Manager Artspace Charter School
Phone: 828.298.2787, ext 322

Jane holds a B.S. in Business Education from Florida Southern College. She has been involved with ArtSpace from its inception, first as a volunteer.  Jane has been on staff at the school since 2003.  She enjoys reading, hiking, and music.

Darlene Dimenna Administrative Assistant Artspace Charter School
Phone: 828.298.2787, ext 304

Darlene holds an M.A. in Health Psychology from Appalachian State University. She joined ArtSpace as a parent and volunteer in 2001 and joined the front office staff in 2009. She is passionate about health and wellness and shares this with the ArtSpace community through the wellness committee and the annual Health Fair.  She coordinates the ArtSpace garden growing flowers, herbs, the occasional vegetable and cultivating a love of plants and fresh healthy food with students. She is also an herbalist and currently serves on the board of the North Carolina Herb Association.  

Beth Garrison Librarian Artspace Charter School
Phone: Contact through email

Beth has a BA in Art from University of California, Santa Cruz and a Masters in Library and Information Science from University of North Carolina, Greensboro.  She has a long history of working in libraries, which began as a page shelving books in a public library during college over 20 years ago, and the last being in the Asheville-Buncombe Public Library as a children’s librarian. Beth has been an ArtSpace parent since 2013 and joined the ArtSpace staff in 2015.  She enjoys reading, crafting, swimming, and spending time with her husband and three daughters.

Erin Carr Communications and Marketing Coordinator Artspace Charter School
Phone: 828.298.2787, ext 321

Erin has taught 3rd and 4th grade at ArtSpace, working with the school since it’s inception in 2001.  She earned a B.A. in Literature from Earlham College, an M.A.T. from the University of St. Thomas in Secondary Language Arts Education. Erin also studied photography, printmaking and art history at Marshall University. She enjoys reading, fun conversations and laughing, gardening, cooking and eating good foods, photography and spending time with her family.

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Michelle Migyanka Student Information Coordinator Artspace Charter School
Phone: 828.298.2787, ext 326

Michelle earned a Business Associate degree from Broward Community College with an added emphasis in psychology.  She joined the ArtSpace staff in the fall of 2012 however she has been an ArtSpace parent since 2008.  Michelle is a beekeeper, an avid gardener, loves to travel and spend time with her family.

Thomas Solesby Building Manager Artspace Charter School
Phone: 828.298.2787, ext 644

Thomas has worked in residential and commercial construction for 17 years and has experience in carpentry, electrical and plumbing. He studied at Haywood Community College and Western Carolina University. He enjoys fly tying, fly fishing, and walking through the woods with his children.