Elizabeth Jennings Mills

Elizabeth Mills

Title: Art Educator

Location: Zachary, Louisiana, United States

Elizabeth Mills, Art Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in writing, poetry, weaving and portraiture.

Growing up, Mrs. Mills was exposed to many artists in her family who created fine art and photography. This left a lasting impression on her and she started on her journey at an early age with the aid of supportive parents. She first earned a Bachelor of Arts in studio art and English from Louisiana State University in 1969 and later continued with postgraduate work at the institution. From 1972 to 1980, Mrs. Mills devoted her time as an agricultural missionary to Brazil with her husband, Wilmer Mills, through the Presbyterian Church in the United States. From 1981 to 1983, she shared her skills and devotion to art as an educator at St. Patrick’s Episcopalian School and has also worked as a private art teacher from 1993 to 2003. In addition, Mrs. Mills has been an orthodontic assistant to Dr. Jeffrey K Machen and was a cattle farm rancher from 1983 to 2016.

Throughout her career, Mrs. Mills has maintained affiliation with a variety of organizations that have supported her professionally. These include the Association of Women in the Arts, the Artist Guild of West Feliciana, the Weaving Group, the Lagniappe Society, Delta Delta Delta, The Reading Group and The Study Club. She has been a weaving demonstrator among various church and civic groups and lectured at James Madison University and Belhaven College. Some of her creative works include exhibitions at the Ziegler Museum, Louisiana State University, the Cabaret Theater, the Louisiana Arts and Science Center Museum, the Blue Bonnet Library, the Magnolia Mound Plantation and various juried art shows. Most notably, Mrs. Mills was featured in Stephen Fry’s 2010 documentary, “Stephen Fry and the Great American Oil Spill.”

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