Celebrate the rise of visual arts in the Grand Traverse Region and the legacy and rich history of the NMC Art Department in the reformatted second edition of this retrospective, A Colorful Cast.

Stewarded by Paul Welch and Ann Swaney and authored by Heather Shumaker, A Colorful Cast highlights the men and women who created a wave of visual arts in the Grand Traverse Region and celebrates the role that NMC and its Fine Arts Department played in building regional interest in visual arts. The galleries, the studios, and the festivals that now draw thousands to our region, all were influenced by the vibrant learning environment of the College and the artists who have gathered and learned here.

Copies of A Colorful Cast are $29.95 and are available at the Dennos Museum gift shop, Horizon Books in downtown Traverse City, Twisted Fish Gallery in Elk Rapids, and through the NMC Foundation by calling 231-995-1021 or purchasing online here. Proceeds from the sale of A Colorful Cast will go to support visual arts scholarships at Northwestern Michigan College.

The printing of this reformatted edition was made possible by the diligent efforts of Ann Swaney, Adriana Beddoe, Tom Gorsline, and project coordinator and underwriter Peg Jonkhoff.