Board of Directors

Shirley Eason
Chair

Shirley is an artist, member, and is one of the founders of the Grand Blanc Arts Council. She has been instrumental in chairing a number of Benefit Auctions, Hometown Christmas, Music in the Park, and the Art Fair. She has a history of supporting and has been on the boards of Genesee County Hairdresser Association and Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce.  

Shirley owns Studio 10 Hair and Nails Salon, and is on the Women2Women MICHIGAN magazine team, promoting events and selling advertising.

Joe Chase
Board Member
Elena Owens
Board Member
Sue Purdy
Board Member
Kristin Robinson
Board Member
Michael Vedder
Board Member

Michael Vedder is an artist with a studio in Grand Blanc, Michigan where he lives.  Born in 1960 near Olivet, Michigan he received his BA of Studio Arts from Olivet College.


Vedder’s work can be found in several private collections both in the United States and abroad.  He has been part of several public statewide juried exhibitions as well as several one man shows throughout Michigan. 

Deborah Glasstetter
Board Member

Deborah likes to pursue creative activities in art, gardening, glasswork, and sharing these gifts of creativity with others.  For her, these things bring a good life balance. 

She studied oil painting at Flint Institute of Art and glass work at Stallings Glass in Swartz Creek.  

"Learning new techniques and venturing into new artistic endeavors is amazing!  Art brings joy not just for the person creating it but also for every one you share it with."

Deborah's love of art and gardening has combined a passion for garden art. By using glass mosaics, rock painting, and fairy garden design, artistic expression is brought into the garden and landscape.

Other organizations Deborah has membership:  Touch the Earth Garden Club of Grand Blanc and MSU-E Master Gardeners of Genesee County.