"Professional sculpture, photographer and educator, Michael McGillis, applied his talents to a wide range of projects. As a leader in The Detroit Focus, Billboard Project, Phase I and II, he conducted sculpture seminars and worked with Detroit high school students to design and produce anti-drug billboards installed by Garrett Outdoor, Inc. In the Clark Park project located in Southwest Detroit, McGillis collaborated with students in the creation of a permanent outdoor sculpture near their school. As a partner with four other artists in Propeller, he fabricated and exhibited steel art furniture here and in Yokohama, Japan. Michael McGillis holds a B.F.A. degree from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit."