Category Archives: Events

On the move with Herb Bus

Baraka Foundation has become the fiscal sponsor for the Herb Bus, a mobile clinic and classroom that distributes herbal health care and education to underserved populations.

The Herb Bus, a project of Herbalista, supports people in Atlanta and rural areas of Georgia.

Baraka Foundation will process donations via check, cash or PayPal for the Herb Bus.

Make donations and read more about it here: Herb Bus

On display in Calhoun



Visitors to the Harris Arts Center in Calhoun can view the fourth exhibit of “Beyond the Mountains.”

Configured across three rooms, the exhibit intermixed photographs with the Afghan textiles and soaps that were being sold for the girls’ school. Free audio guides narrated the story.



Lisa Schnellinger and Tom Willard will be giving a talk about Afghanistan and the exhibit on September 6 at 6:30 pm, with a reception to follow.



Daughters salute daughters

The Sequoyah Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) on April 5 hosted Lisa to give a talk about Afghanistan.

The chapter contributed to the school and members also bought Afghan textiles, for a total of $258.

The chapter was “honored” to hear about the country and the school, wrote corresponding secretary Pat Reid. “Your firsthand knowledge of Afghanistan; the people, especially the women; and the many positive changes you’ve seen in the last 10 years provided so much hope,” she wrote.


Bent Tree focuses on Afghanistan

Lisa Schnellinger gave a presentation to the Bent Tree Shutterbugs, a photography club, on Nov. 16.

The group of about 20 saw her photos from “Beyond the Mountains” exhibit, and handled samples of the satin fabric prints done specially for the exhibit by John Seibel Photography.

Attendees also purchased $150 in Afghan textiles. “I’m so happy to support this school,” said one buyer.

Voices on the Rise in Brussels

Real Afghan women – in media, politics and culture. That’s the simple theme of this international exhibit, now in its fifth year:

Voices on the Rise: Afghan Women Making the News provides a look into the lives of Afghan women journalists, producers, managers, writers, photographers, filmmakers, human rights activists and parliamentarians. The photographs were first exhibited in Canada in October 2006; since that time, Afghan women have been battling increasing uncertainty, juggling newly-found freedoms with traditional responsibilities at home, and struggling with the ghosts of their country’s harrowing past and its on-going conflicts.

Several of the portraits in the exhibit, including one featured on the promotional poster (above), were taken by Lisa Schnellinger.







Show opens in Blue Ridge

“Beyond the Mountains” has opened at the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association in downtown Blue Ridge, GA.

The exhibit has been redesigned to accommodate the spacious main gallery, which is a former courtroom. Photos are suspended from a spoke arrangement of wires to take advantage of all the available light.


Lisa also has added three prints that were not shown at Sharptop Arts Association in Jasper last summer – two satin portraits, and one aerial landscape.


She also incorporates numerous hand-embroidered textiles directly into the exhibit. The goods are for sale to support a girls’ school in Afghanistan.

The exhibit is sponsored by John Seibel Photography of Dawsonville.