Beth moved to McKinney,Texas from Washington DC. She retired from NASA in 2018 after three decades in federal service. Beth, a Phi Beta Kappa, received her Bachelor of Science from The University of Texas at Austin, Master of Public Affairs from the UT L.B.J. School, and Doctorate of Philosophy in Planning, Governance and Globalization from Virginia Tech. Learn more about Beth.
Andrea is a Texas-based painter, muralist, and self-proclaimed bird nerd. She started painting Texas birds in 2013, and branched out to paint murals in 2020.. You'll find Andrea's murals around downtown McKinney, as well as private homes and shops in the area. She serves on the MillHouse McKinney Art Events Team.
Gail is passionate about art expressed through humor in watercolor, printmaking, collage and acrylic. She invites you to tell your own story about her art. She'll let you know if you're right. MillHouse ArtFest and Makers Market exist because of Gail's imagination, in addition to the MillHouse Public Art Project and Murals.
Lisa paints figurative portraiture and abstract expressionism, most often in oil and acrylic. Her background in dance and choreography always shows up on the canvas.Lisa serves on the MillHouse McKinney Art Events Team, and is one of the talented mural artists participating in the MillHouse Public Art Project Murals at the Cotton Mill.
Dana has an artist's spirit and a gypsy soul. She loves to create things -- every day. She believes there’s a soul-deep connection in the work you do with your hands. Dana serves as Treasurer of the Board, as well as Founder and Art Director for MillHouse McKinney. She and Gail Delger created ArtFest, Makers Market, and the Public Art Project Murals.
Aimee is an Award Winning Photographer, entrepreneur, and founding owner of AimeeLouise Photography. She creates digitally-painted fine art photography, available in local galleries. One of the original MillHouse Foundation founders, she serves as Board Secretary. She's also MillHouse McKinney's Creative Services Director.
Beth founded the sister nonprofits, MillHouse Foundation and MillHouse McKinney. She serves as Board President, as well as Executive Director. Beth is active in the community, serving on the Boards for Volunteer McKinney and McKinney Art Studio Tours. She participates in the Empty Bowls campaign to combat hunger as celebrity potter and artist.
We started MillHouse Foundation with a team of five amazing women; Rachel Lawley, Carol Beck, Christine Smith-Atkins, Aimee and Beth. Each of the founders donated countless hours to get MillHouse up and running. We're thankful for the vision, creativity, and selflessness that each offered during the start-up phase of our organization. We couldn't be where we are today without these women.
We're forever grateful to these visionary women who offered ideas, advocacy, passion, and credibility when we needed it most. Their investment of social and financial capital made all the difference during our start-up phase!! THANK YOU ALL!!
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