Directors

Arts Mineral Point board of directors. L to R: Nancy Lyon (Treasurer), Jan Johnson, Brian Stuart (Vice-President), Ried Knapp (President), Peter Flanary, Betty Hogan (Secretary)

Arts Mineral Point board of directors. L to R: Nancy Lyon (Treasurer), Jan Johnson, Brian Stuart (Vice-President), Ried Knapp (President), Peter Flanary, Betty Hogan (Secretary)

Nancy Lyon

Nancy brings 20 years of accounting experience to her role as AMP Treasurer. She has worked with numerous small businesses setting-up and managing their accounting systems. She currently works in the corporate world as a Materials and Plant Programming Manager with a large multi-national cheese producer. Nancy looks forward to deeper involvement with the phenomenal artist community in Mineral Point.  In her spare time, she enjoys antiquing and gardening. Nancy has a degree from the University of Montana and attended Carroll College in Helena Montana. She holds the CPA designation. 

JAN JOHNSON

Jan is a founder of AMP and has been a Mineral Point resident on and off for nearly 30 years. Before retiring to focus on her art in watercolor and colored pencil, Jan enjoyed a successful career in process improvement and marketing strategy with a large multinational agribusiness corporation. She initiated and organized the Idea Fair that identified the need for an umbrella arts organization in Mineral Point. Jan holds a BS from Mankato State College and an MS in Genetics from University of Minnesota.

BRIAN STUART

Brian is a founder of AMP and serves as Vice-President. His career spans 30 years in advertising agency work, hospital marketing and community newspaper publishing.  With a degree in History and many years as an amateur artist, Mineral Point seemed the logical place to settle when his career brought him to the tri-state area. Brian currently represents a large national small business advocacy organization.  When he is not painting with oils, Brian focuses his energies for AMP on developing the Cannery Arts Incubator as a work space for local artists. Brian holds a BA from Loyola University of Chicago.

RIED KNAPP

Ried is a founder of AMP and serves as President. He began his career in technical sales, which lead to other marketing roles serving several industrial markets. He later managed and owned a small specialty chemical manufacturing firm. He opened an online art business with his wife, and they choose Mineral Point as their new home, and the home of their art gallery space. Ried holds a BA from Loyola University of Chicago. 

PETER FLANARY

Peter is a founder of AMP and is a sculptor noted for his many large public installations throughout Wisconsin, as well as other locations in the U.S. He has been an art instructor at Beloit College, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and Burren College of Art, Ireland. Recently he taught at University of Wisconsin/Platteville and is currently Distinguished Lecturer at University of Wisconsin/Madison. Peter attended St. John’s University, St. Cloud, Minnesota and received a BFA from Northern Michigan University. He holds an MFA from University of Wisconsin/Madison. Platteville and Madison campuses.

BETTY HOGAN

Betty serves as Secretary, and settled in Mineral Point with her husband, from Chicago, in 2013. Their move fulfilled a longtime dream to live in a small town. Mineral Point’s artistic and creative atmosphere along with the many amazing people, were the perfect fit.  Betty has always valued creativity and the arts in all forms, and has great admiration for artists and musicians. She spent her career as an educator encouraging creativity, and sneaking in art projects whenever she could. Though not an artist herself, she acts out her own creative impulses occasionally dabbling in art classes, but mostly takes it out on her garden, which is a work in progress. Betty hold an undergraduate degree from William Jewell College and an MEd from National Louis University.