Northern Tradition Artist selected

Terry L Dickinson

Terry L Dickinson

 Tickets are now available for the Mid Michigan Community College Foundation’s annual fundraiser – A Northern Tradition.  The twelfth annual event will be held on from 6PM-9PM on April 21st at Jay’s Sporting Goods in Clare.

This year’s commemorative print is by Terry L. Dickinson, an artist from Kingsley, MI.  Dickinson’s work, an historic image of the Clare Train Depot, will be exclusive to this event.  Each ticket holder will receive a numbered and signed print that evening.

Dickinson began his art career painting murals in downtown Bay City to commemorate the nation’s bicentennial; from 1974-1976, he completed over fifty images that capture both local and national history.  More than 200 of his images can also be found around Frankenmuth, MI.

Dickinson has exhibited in several internationally juried shows and was awarded recognition in the 2003 Northeast Michigan Artist-Juried Exhibition at the Jesse Besser Museum in Alpena.  He’s also received several awards at the Art Center in Traverse City, including top honors in portraits.

Last year, more than 800 people attended A Northern Tradition, allowing the MMCC Foundation to raise over $120,000 for student and community advancement.  More than $1 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, the commemorative 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 2013 A Northern Tradition, contact Matt Miller at 989-386-6600.