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

Joan Verla, President
Event Specialist, Wayne State University

Chip Rice, Vice President
Director of Marketing, Interlochen Center for the Arts

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

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

Members at Large

Mary Ann Cheney
Fund Development Professional, Retired

Kirk Davidson
VP Special Projects, Crystal Mountain

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, Wayne State University

Carol Stark
Retired Educator and School Administrator

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


Staff

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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