Board of Directors

Shirley Eason

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.

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. 

Kathy Weiner
Board Member
Elena Owens
Board Member

* GBAC: Past President
* Chair of: Student Scholarship and Art Show, Genesys Art Exhibits, School Masterpiece Program
* Docent at Flint Institute of Arts for adult tours and school groups
* Chair of "Gold Room" at Congregation Beth Israel summer rummage sale
* Teaching background in Elementary Education and ESL

Angela Hamilton
Board Member

Angela Hamilton is an award-winning in en plein air painter and is the first artist to win a Professional Development Mini-Grant through the MCACA. She attended Michigan State University obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Business and Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising.


Her work is a contemporary rustic style that displays brilliant color with dramatic light to produce vibrant landscapes, waterscapes, wildlife and figurative art. Angela resides in Grand Blanc, Michigan.

Gretchen Giles
Board Member