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A Colorful Cast - The Rise of Visual Arts in Traverse City

Colorful Cast book coverA Colorful Cast, a retrospective chronicling the rise of visual arts in the Grand Traverse Region and the legacy and rich history of the NMC Art Department, is now available for purchase.

Conceived by retired NMC art department chairman Paul Welch, written by local author Heather Shumaker, stewarded by NMC archivist Ann Swaney and designed by NMC Visual Communications students, 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 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 Northwestern Michigan College and the artists who have gathered and learned here.

You can use this form to order your copy or copies. For assistance, please call (231) 995-1021 or e-mail

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