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
Ret. Manager, Dennos Museum Store/Artist

Maree Mulvoy, Treasurer (Immediate Past President)
CEO, M R Products, Inc.

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

Members at Large

Robyn Carlson
Education Administrator

Mary Ann Cheney
Development Professional

Thomas Dawson
Ret. Dentist

Katharine Eiferle
Community Volunteer

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

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

Joan Verla
Event Specialist, Wayne State University

Marilyn Wheaton
Ret. 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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