Michigan Legacy Art Park is led by a statewide board of directors that is actively engaged while governing. These members represent many fields of work, from artists and museum professionals to educators and business leaders.

2022-2023 Board of Directors

Terry Tarnow, President
Retired Manager, Dennos Museum Store/Artist

Katharine Eiferle, Vice President
Muscular Dystrophy Association, Supervisor, Retired, Midwest Regional Field Offices

Jeff Socia, Treasurer
VP Commercial Banking, First Community Bank

Tracie MacPhearson, Secretary 
Masters in Museum Studies
Volunteer at Dennos Museum, Great Lakes Children’s Museum, Botanical Gardens

Members at Large

Mary Ann Cheney
Fund Development Professional, Retired

Thomas Dawson
Retired Dentist

Barry Levine
Attorney, Specializes in Native American Law and Environmental Law

Sue Peters
Chief Human Resources Officer, Retired, Munson Healthcare

Kathyrose Pizzo
Artist, Adjunct Professor in sculpture and core areas of the Art Department at Wayne State University

Chip Rice
Director of Marketing, Interlochen Center for the Arts

Ryan Standfest
Artist, Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting & Drawing, Oakland University / Publisher and Editor of Rotland Press

Carol Stark
Retired Educator and School Administrator

Joan Verla
Event Specialist, Wayne State University

Marilyn Wheaton
Retired Director of Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, Saginaw Valley State University


Angie Quinn
Executive Director
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Patricia Innis
Education Director
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Troy Deshano
Community Engagement Specialist
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Norm Ling
Park Maintenance Volunteer

Dewey Blocksma
Interim Conservator Volunteer

Awards Received

President’s Plaque, Keep Michigan Beautiful, Inc., 2014
Governor’s Award for Innovative Tourism Collaboration, 2009
Great Lakes Cultural Award, 2004, Michigan Association of Community Arts Agencies
E. Ray Scott Award, 2005, Artserve Michigan, to Ken Stevens for Art Park Educational Programs
Governor’s Arts Award, 1998, to Crystal Mountain for MLAP Partnership
Community Arts Award, Traverse Area Arts Council

About the Art Park Founder

David Barr (b. 1939 – 2015)

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