If you’re looking for a relaxing night filled with live jazz music and thought-provoking art, look no further than the Traverse City Veterans for Peace Scholarship Fundraiser, a truly unique Northern Michigan music and art event in which attendees give back to their community through contributing to a local scholarship fund. This silent auction and jazz concert fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 21st from 7 pm to 10 pm at the Dennos Museum Center on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City. The fundraiser will benefit an admitted student to Northwestern Michigan College who believes in the causes of the Veterans for Peace organization.
Veterans for Peace is an organization founded in 1985 and seeks to increase public awareness about the costs of war, restrain the government from intervening in the internal affairs of other nations, and abolish war as an instrument of national policy, among other things.
Veterans for Peace Chapter 50, Northern Michigan’s local chapter, is named in honor of peace activists and military veterans, Char and Bruce Sanderson. They have sent care packages to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, adopted families on Thanksgiving and Christmas, and currently lead monthly peace walks through downtown Traverse City.
Each year, the Veterans for Peace award a $1,000 scholarship to an applicant who is either a veteran or a direct descendent of a veteran and also demonstrates a need for financial assistance.
The auction will feature the work of contemporary Chinese photographers along with sculpture of Korean artist, Seung Mo Park. Park creates ephemeral portraits and landscape scenes by taking a photograph and then superimposing it over layers of wire with a projector. He meticulously wraps cast forms to create aluminum wire sculptures and then cuts away the layers of wire mesh to create an illusion.
Tickets to the fundraiser event are available at MyNorthTickets.com: