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Featured artist chosen for A Northern Tradition

HARRISON — Tickets are now available for the Mid Michigan Community College Foundation’s annual fundraiser – A Northern Tradition. The eleventh annual event will be held on from 6PM-9PM on April 22nd at Jay’s Sporting Goods in Clare.

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This year’s commemorative print is by Pauline Pierce Harmon, an artist from Jackson, MI. Harmon’s work, a river landscape done in acrylics, will be exclusive to this event. Each ticket holder will receive a numbered and signed print that evening.

Harmon’s work nearly always features wilderness or animals. An avid traveler, she takes inspiration from the wildlife refuges, zoos, and landscapes that she visits.

Regarding her subject matter, Harmon says: “I have a deep love of nature and a passion for animals. Wild, remote places and the beautiful creatures that inhabit them have always drawn me to them. It was only natural that I paint what I love.”

Last year, about 800 people attended A Northern Tradition, allowing the MMCC Foundation to raise $108,000 for student and community advancement.

For a $50 ticket, each attendee receives a $25 gift certificate to Jay’s Sporting Goods, the exclusive print, and a chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate to Jay’s.  About fourteen area restaurants will also be serving free food, and a number of interesting demonstrators will make it an evening to remember.

The MMCC Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to enhance Mid Michigan Community College’s services to its students and the community through fund development, scholarships, program development, and improved facilities.

The Foundation’s largest program, Students of Promise, was established to promote academic achievement, cultural awareness, and higher education to academically promising middle and high school students who face significant challenges in their lives.

For additional information about the 2012 A Northern Tradition, contact Matt Miller at 989-386-6600.


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