Class faces the axe
As a reader, I realize your publication is a great supporter of the local
art scene. Because of this, I‘m writing to you regarding a disturbing situation.
I am currently taking a metalsmithing class at Northwestern Michigan
College. My instructor, Diane Hubert, has been teaching at NMC for the past 24 years.
Some of her past students are current gallery owners as well as nationally
recognized artists. To make a long story short, the entire metalsmithing program is about to be dropped from the NMC curriculum. It may not seem like a big deal, but for a
community that professes to support the arts, this would be a big blow. There is no
other program like it in Northern Michigan.
Many aspiring artists (myself included) will have nowhere else to turn to
learn our craft. Many will miss the opportunity to learn from one of the
country‘s foremost metalsmithing artists. Diane‘s work has been featured in
art shows around the country. She has also served on jurying committees at
some of these shows. She continues to display her work in galleries across
Those interested in helping us keep the program going can contact Tim
Nelson, NMC President, at the following:
Northwestern Michigan College
1701 E. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49686
Other people who may contacted include Stephen Siciliano, Humanities
Division Head, at firstname.lastname@example.org and Doug Domine, Art Department
Chairman, at email@example.com
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Maria Perez-Bastian via email