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Grand Blanc Art Council Board

Sue Purdy -Chair

Current chair of the GBAC has been a member since 2009.  Sue has enjoyed working on the student art exhibit, the Art Fair and promoting the Council in the Community.  Besides Arts Council Sue has taught knitting through the Community Education Program and is a long time member of the Genesys Volunteers.


Jane Cerne-Murphy- Vice Chair

A full time Realtor at Prudential Great Lakes in Grand Blanc, Jane has a graphic design and marketing background, and has enjoyed the arts since childhood.

Sally Agnone -Secretary

Sally is a retired teacher from the Grand Blanc School District with over 25 years in education. During her experience as a K-8 Language Arts Chairperson and Gifted and Talented Teacher for Grand Blanc Schools, she often used art to motivate students.

She herself is not an artist, but appreciates the importance of using artwork to motivate students to write and for helping students who are "art smart" reach their potential.

Kathe Pope -Co Treasurer


Peggy Newell -Co Treasurer


Genie Plucer

ACSW MSW MAC Psychotherapist

Genie has a private practice as psychotherapist/substance abuse therapist.   She is the producer and director of her own TV show; "Mind Body Soul".  She is also a Radio personality, hosting "Psych 101" - call-in- Flint's answer to Dr. Laura.

She presently volunteers at FIM, FIA, Adopt a Pet and Congregation Beth Israel.

Linda Sordyl

Linda has served as secretary of the board for the Eastside Mission church in Flint, as secretary and treasure of the board for Through His Eyes Africa, and also on the annual fundraising committee for Adopt-A-Pet of Fenton.

She has been a board member for the GBAC since 2011.


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.


John Urogdy

John was born and raised on Long Island and educated in California where he received an MBA degree in Marketing. John lived in Colorado for almost two decades before moving his family to Michigan. John and Susan are living happily ever after with their four children.

Professionally, John is the founder and owner of  Blank Ink Unlimited, LLC, a  website development and marketing company, and Kid Planet, an online retail store for providing environmentally friendly children's products.  John has worked as an executive in a variety of industries including publishing, recreational skiing, travel and tourism, transportation, educational student tourism and marketing services. 

In addition to serving on the GBAC board, John currently serves on the board of the First Congregational Church of Grand Blanc and is a fundraising leader for the local Cub Scouts.


Kathy Weiner

* 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


Theresa Lafia

Sponsorship Opportunity

GBAC logoSupport the Arts in Grand Blanc!

Attention Local Businesses:  For the first time, The Grand Blanc Arts Council is providing an opportunity for local businesses to support the arts in Grand Blanc through an annual sponsorship program. 

Each participating business will receive recognition and exposure throughout the year online and at our three most attended events. Most importantly, sponsorship dollars are used to fund cultural events that are important to every family in our community. 

Download an application

Student Art Scholarship Program & Exhibit:  April 2014

The Grand Blanc Art Fair:  August 2014

The Messiah Performance:  November 2013





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