Pattie Baderschneider, of Mt. Pleasant, has been volunteering at Art Reach of Mid Michigan since 2012.
Pattie has three daughter, two sons-in-law, and two granddaughters. During her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading, craft projects, volunteering and her family.
Pattie says “Art Reach is a great place to volunteer!”
Linda Colburn began volunteering with Art Reach in 1982. Linda now volunteers with the Art Reach store, which offers a wide array of unique works from Michigan artists. As a store clerk volunteer, she gets the chance to see new art coming in. She enjoys watching “for new and different artists, they all evolve, and always trying new things, I love that part and that’s why I volunteer.” Linda was a nurse for 43 years and would buy pieces of art from each city she traveled to while working.
JoAnne Collins began volunteering at Art Reach of Mid Michigan in October of 2017 as a store volunteer. She currently resides in Mt. Pleasant after living most of her life in Alpena, Michigan.
JoAnne has one daughter, Kim and her husband, Sean; and one son, Erik and his wife, Ashley and two beautiful grandchildren, Olivia and Alice.
During her free time, she enjoys gardening, knitting, crocheting, walking her lab Cocoa and cooking for her family or anyone else who enjoys eating.
JoAnne says “it’s a joy helping out at Art Reach with such a wonderful staff!”
Rita Doneth began volunteering with Art Reach in the fall of 2010 as a store clerk and a Picture Program docent for two sixth grade classrooms. She worked as a secretary for 34 years. Rita's hobbies include watercolor painting, knitting, playing piano and spending time with her family. She and her husband live in Rosebush. She has three adult children and three grandchildren.
Ginger Judge has been with Art Reach since 2009 by volunteering as a store clerk and a member of the Chair Affair committee that works toward transforming and sharing chairs, benches and side tables that are handmade and painted for the community. She was the 2012 Volunteer of the Year. Ginger said Art Reach, “has such a strong impact on the community…and the gallery is a real gift to the community.” Outside of volunteering she likes to play bridge and interact with the neighborhood and her grandchildren.
Jeanne Maxon has volunteered at Art Reach of Mid Michigan for over 10 years. She believes supporting an art presence in the community is very important.
Jeanne lives in Mt. Pleasant with her husband Brent. She has two children who live in Seattle and one grandson.
During her free time, she enjoys reading and photography.
Diane Thomas began volunteering at Art Reach of Mid Michigan in November of 2017 after retiring from the Central Michigan University Library, where she worked for more than 40 years.
Diane lives with her husband of 35 years in Mt. Pleasant. They have one son and one daughter. During her free time, she enjoys reading, gardening, walking her dogs and watching movies.
Theresa Turner of Mt. Pleasant has volunteered for Art Reach of Mid Michigan for more than 12 years. She enjoys gardening, crafting, reading, activism and bridge during her free time.
I'm Hank Zeniewicz. I'm 58, single and retired. After retiring a few years ago as a homeless shelter manager, I moved back to Michigan, my home state, from Missouri. I've been looking at various places to volunteer and I chose Art Reach because I enjoy meeting and working with a lot of different types of people and because I love art. I generally volunteer on Saturdays and I hope you'll stop by, say hello and browse through the gift shop.