Our first billboard artist

Stacy Braun | March 26, 2021

The Aberdeen Area Arts Council is super excited about our latest public art project. Who won’t enjoy seeing a fun piece of art as they are driving around town doing errands or dropping kids off at school or an activity?

Meet Michelle Dailey, our first featured artist.

My name is Michelle Dailey, I am 38 years old, from Aberdeen, and a Junior pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an Interdisciplinary emphasis at Northern State University. When I made the decision to go back to school, I wanted to be a Graphic Designer; I always loved typography and digital imaging, but I found myself in the studio art classes falling in love with the process of painting, drawing, and sculpting again I knew I needed to change my major to get the best of both worlds, and the Interdisciplinary emphasis is half digital art, half studio art!

I have two children and I hope I am teaching them you are never too old and it’s never too late to go after what you want most in life. I am also engaged and work for my fiancé helping him manage his rental properties. Before that I worked in health care as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant for twelve years and a Med Tech for two. After graduation I will continue creating art and I plan to open a gallery space of my own in Aberdeen.

Want to see more of Michelle’s artwork?

If you would like to see more of Michelle’s artwork, check out her Instagram account @michelle_renea_art or you can email her at michelle.dailey@wolves.northern.edu.

About the Author

Stacy Braun is the Executive Director of the Aberdeen Area Arts Council. Her life has been full of art since a young age. Prior to working for the Arts Council, she had a private piano studio.

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