THE ARTS BOARD & STAFF HANCOCK COUNTY
Matt is a native of Bay St. Louis, is a realtor and is also on the Historic Preservation Committee. Matt has a passion for art and photography.
After retiring from her family business in New Orleans, Mamie is now happily living her dream in her “cottage by the sea” in Bay St Louis. Mamie is a fervent supporter of the Arts and is an active creative herself. She loves being surrounded by family, friends and of course COLOR!
Chaz is the Music & Video Director of Astro Clown Productions. He is involved in many areas of the arts and is an encourager of young people to exercise their artistic freedom.
Angelle comes to The Arts, Hancock County from 34 years of experience and family ownership in the restaurant industry with locations in New Orleans, La. and Picayune, Ms. Appreciation of beauty, art, love of learning, bike riding, nature, music, reading and travels are true treasures close to her heart. Her adventurous spirit has taken her across the globe and humbled her world. Her favorite mantra, "Not all who wander are lost," is experienced on a daily basis here in her beautiful bayside beach town of Bay St. Louis! Angelle is the person you see at The Arts every day that we are open, and she can get answers to your questions. She holds us all together as she manages membership, the phone, emails and welcomes visitors.
Nancy is Principal - Mellon Bayou Consulting. Nancy lives in Bay St Louis with her husband, three dogs and two college-aged children. Nancy is also pursing an MPH at Tulane, and is a skilled costumer.
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Tami is an artist, art instructor and business owner at The Tami Curtis Gallery in the Historic Century Hall of Bay St Louis
John is Principal at Unabridged Architecture, a firm focused on sustainable and resilient modern, coastal architecture. John is also Vice-President of the Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, and Lead Guitarist for The Electric Sheep.
Lea is a New Orleans native now retired and living in the Bay. Most of her career was in arts and entertainment, including being a television art director in Los Angeles and producer of the Panoply Arts Festival in Huntsville, AL. She was Executive Director of two non-profit arts organizations and has served on several boards. She loves the logistical issues involved with arts communities.
Brian is semi-retired and enjoys the visual arts, gardening, and cooking. He moved to The Bay a few years ago and very much enjoys the place and the people. The Arts, Hancock County gives him an opportunity to promote the arts and art education, and work with great people!
Elise Epperson Deano worked as a special education teacher in Clarksdale, MS, where she realized her love for children went beyond the classroom. She wanted to protect children and thus pursued law at the Univ. of Mississippi. She opened her own firm in 1993 and practices in Bay St. Louis, MS.