MAP BOARD of DIRECTORS
Mary Greene, President
Director of Outreach for KERA Public Broadcasting, Dallas, Texas
Mary Greene has worked for Public Broadcasting for over 30 years including work for the Children's Television Workshop, which produces the Sesame Street program and coordinates the Preschool Educational Program (PEP), is a national program for child care professionals, preschool children and families which combines viewing the Sesame Street show with activities that reinforce the show's concepts and goals. Ms. Greene has also served as the owner of Mary Greene and Associates from 1982 to 1988. In this capacity, she served as a consultant to numerous organizations including the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, the Baylor College of Medicine's Parenting Project and the Colorado State Department of Education. Additionally, she served on the Advisory Board for The National Institute for Literacy during the Clinton Administration, as the Director of Special Events for the White House Conference for Children and Youth during the Carter Administration, as Project Planner for Southern Methodist University, as Director of Education for the Urban League of Greater Dallas, as Education Director of the United Methodist Church's Dallas Inner City Parish and as Director of the Casa View Methodist Weekday Church School. Ms. Greene has served on numerous boards and committees including the ACLU, the Black Artist Association. AVANCE, Texas Association for Infant Mental Health and the League of Latin American Citizens.
Janeil Engelstad, Vice-President, Founding Director
Erik Engelstad, Treasurer
Director of Finance, Chef'n Corporation, Seattle Washington
Pamela Miller, Secretary, Dallas, Texas
Certified Professional Coach, Owner Lead2Success, Owner / Partner zakti LLC, former Vice-President of Alterations, Tailoring, Customized Fashion and Fur Services, Neiman Marcus. Foe six years Pamela served as Treasurer of the Board of Directors for Lillstreet Learning Center, an arts education organization based in Chicago. She has a B.S. in Photography awith a minor in Printmaking from Sam Houston State University in Texas.
MAP Ambassador at Large: Gray Vogelmann DDS, Chicago, Illinois
Collector, Arts Patron, World Traveler and Lover of Life, Gray Vogelmann has suported the arts and arts organizatons in Chicago and abroad for over two decades. He has volunteered, in various capacities, for arts organizations throughout the United States, owned and operated an art gallery and served on the Committee of The Jeff Awards - Celebrating Excellence in Chicago Theater.
Janeil Engelstad, Founding Director
Working in partnership with artists, community organizations, foundations, universities and government agencies Janeil Engelstad has produced multi-form projects that have addressed concerns such as homelessness, youth and gang violence, and ecology. Her process for this work involves embedding herself in communities, extensive research, and building coalitions between universities, government agencies, NGOs, and others. These projects often create a place for individuals and groups who do not have access to art making opportunities or a voice in the media to express their identity, experiences and points of view.
She has received project support from The Boeing Company, Neiman Marcus, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Central European Foundation, Eller Media, Chicago Public Art Group, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Polaroid Corporation and others. Guns + Violence, a project that she co-produced with New York City based graphic design firm World Studio, was selected for the prestigious “ID Forty” award, an annual listing of leading innovators in design by ID: The Magazine of International Design.
In 2006 Janeil was a Fulbright Scholar at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia. Her experience in Slovakia inspired her to create Voices From the Center, an oral history project that includes interviews with artists, students, villagers, business people and former dissidents from Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic. The material from this project has been presented in exhibitions and discussions throughout Central Europe and the United States and is housed on the interactive web site, www.voicesfromthecenter.net.
Janeil has taught and lectured at universities throughout North America. She is an affiliated artist at The Social Practice Arts Resource Center (SPARC) at University of California, Santa Cruz. fosters knowledge exchange and project building between artists, scientists, the public and others with a vision towards active social and environmental change. Working across disciplines, SPARC aims to engender and support collaborations and projects that have a local, national or international impact on the public sphere.Her work has been featured in such media outlets as Art News, Metropolis, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, and NBC Nightly News. She has a MFA in photography from a joint program between New York University and the International Center of Photography and BAs in English and Political Science from the University of Washington, Seattle.
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Delaney Smith is a visual artist working primarily with paper and bookmaking to create sculptures and interactive books. With a focus on aligning process and inherent qualities of material, she explores the ideas of accumulation, transformation, and duality. Her interactive books develop as the viewer alters the pages, creating a unique story of marks and questioning expectations of how one should approach a book.
Delaney received her BFA in Graphic Communications from the University of Southern Mississippi and is currently an MFA candidate and Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas. She has received several grants and scholarships from the University of North Texas, including the B. Craig Raupe Travel Grant to attend the Yuma Art Symposium in Yuma, Arizona.
Kat Burkett is a visual artist working primarily with ceramics to create both sculptural and functional forms. Her work revolves around themes of innocence through the depiction of animal subject matter. Kat is a Senior at the University of North Texas where she is currently completing her BFA in Ceramics. She studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she received the Merit Scholarship.