Artist Nina Howard's studio

RE-EMERGING INTO WAYNESVILLE ART SCENE — Long time business entrepreneur and Artist, Nina Howard, re-emerges onto Waynesville art scene with an exhibit of paintings for HART Theatre. Pictured is her studio.

After renovating her new studio at the Biodome in Jonathan Creek, artist Nina Howard is preparing for her one-woman exhibit in conjunction with The HART Theatre’s “Mama Mia,” which runs Aug. 23 – Sept. 15.

Howard, a part-time resident of Waynesville since 1987, returned to the mountains full time in 2011 and purchased the defunct Biodome in Jonathan Creek, (50-foot geodesic dome built back in the 1980s with the help of John Denver’s Windstar Foundation).

She renovated it to house her art studio and is having a resurgence of her modern art. In the early 1990s, Howard owned an art gallery in Waynesville, at 33 Church St., where the Patio Bistro is now located.

A graduate of FIT in NYC with a degree in interior design and the top honor award of her graduating class, Howard also is an entrepreneur in the spa world.

She is the founder of Bellanina Day Spa, Bellanina Institute and Bellanina Skin Care line ( and owns a short-term furnished rental business.

Howard has won second place in the Church Street Art Fair, designed art cards for Folkmoot and has been represented by galleries in Atlanta, Georgia, Highlands, Ann Arbor, Michigan and New York, New York, and has been in many shows during the past 30 years.

In 2010, Howard was voted “Best Artist” in the Current Magazine’s Best of Washtenaw – Readers’ Choice Awards (Washtenaw County, Ann Arbor, Michigan).

Howard shows and sells her work primarily in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is an artist member of the Haywood County Arts Council, co-sponsor of the art exhibit at HART. She takes appointments to visit her art studio in Waynesville to see many of her paintings.Contact Howard at or call 734-476-0101.

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