Artist Katrina Case-Soper has been selected to provide this year’s commemorative print for the Mid Michigan Community College Foundation’s annual fundraiser – A Northern Tradition.
Case-Soper was raised on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and moved to Michigan right before high school. She worked in the Chicago area as an artist for a few years, but returned to Michigan for training in a new field. In 2013, she graduated with a degree in Radiography from MMCC.
Like many artists, Case-Soper has faced adversity, but she knows her future possibilities are endless. She believes that failure is a part of success, and that you must let go of fear, take risks and believe in yourself. She is once again a full-time artist and has been commissioned to do paintings for organizations across the country.
Numbered and signed prints of her artwork will be exclusive to ticketholders of A Northern Tradition, which will be held from 6-9 p.m. April 19 at Jay’s Sporting Goods in Clare.
Last year, more than 800 people attended A Northern Tradition, allowing the MMCC Foundation to raise more than $100,000 for student and community advancement. More than $1.2 million has been raised by this event since it began.
For a $50 ticket, each attendee receives a $25 gift certificate to Jay’s Sporting Goods, Soper-Case’s exclusive art print, and a chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate to Jay’s. About 14 area restaurants also will 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 2015 A Northern Tradition, contact Matt Miller at (989) 386-6600.