Board of Directors
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.
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.
A resident of Holly Township with involvement throughout the greater Grand Blanc/Holly region. He is a lifelong educator, promoter, and patron of the arts world. AC was raised in an environment filled with his dad, Cesante Alrey’s paintings, drawings, and scratchboard sketching’s. A.C. continues this family tradition via his participation as an active member of arts and cultural organizations.
Several of his former art/cultural/entertainment leadership and board involvements have included: The Center for Contemporary Arts (Abilene, TX); The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame (Birmingham, AL); The Northeast Ohio Jazz Society (Cleveland, OH); The Arts Council Lake Erie West (Toledo, OH); The Toledo Jazz Society (now called, The Art Tatum Jazz Heritage Society); and numerous volunteer roles throughout.
As an economic development and community relations official by profession, A.C. fully recognizes the relevance of “STEAM” (science, technology, engineering, ART, and math) in both education and community development, as well as the importance and historical value of ART in shaping the future world.
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 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.