Starry, Starry Night 2017

August 19, 2017
Jackson College Central Campus
$100 per person

Join us for a special evening at this Jackson College Foundation annual gala, Starry, Starry Night – Our Time to Shine. Allow us to share today’s Jackson College with you, along with some delicious cuisine! Support our Jackson College students and come see what’s new!

Appearing at this year’s event Doug Jones, a Jackson native, is an American visual artist. Known regionally for his various styles that include graffiti and a superflat-superstroke hybrid, Jones will paint live in these styles for this year’s Jackson College Foundation gala event. Jones is a 2018-2019 Charles H. Wright Museum  of African-American History Emerging Contemporary Artist. Recently unveiled at CP Federal City Square in downtown Jackson, the Glidden Parker Mural tells the history of electricity in Jackson.

To make reservations or for more information, please call 517.787.0244 or e-mail Cindy Gilmore at by Friday, Aug 11. 

6 p.m.

Cocktail Hour, Dinner, Silent Auction

8 p.m. Welcome and Program

Video Presentation

2017-18 J. Sterling Wickwire Scholarship recipient
Introduced by Jason Valente, Jackson College Foundation President

Introduction of Doug Jones, artist
Bart Hawley

Dr. Daniel J. Phelan, Jackson College President

Silent Auction Winners Announced

Disney Hopper Passes

Four one-day park hopper passes at Walt Disney World Resort in Central Florida. Enjoy a magical experience at each of our unique theme parks: The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney Hollywood Studios and Disney Animal Kingdom.

Shedd Aquarium Passes

Four tickets give you admission to enjoy the aquarium galleries, Waters of the World, Caribbean Reef and Amazon Rising at Shedd’s Aquarium in Chicago.

Beaver Island Cottage Get-Away

Four nights, five days, valid Aug. 19, 2017 to Aug. 18, 2018 (except for Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend). Included will be four round trip passes on the ferry. Food not included. Bidding will begin at $750.

Fine Jewelry

Garnet necklace with gem stone bracelet.

And More!

Assorted Appetizers – Served Butler Style

  • Roasted duck crostini with wild mushroom duxelle, crisp pancetta, dijon vinaigrette and chives
  • Seared nicoise tuna with tomato, red onions, fried capers and white balsamic vinaigrette
  • Seared shrimp shooters with chili sauce, pineapple and scallion slaw
  • Panko-fried oysters with cajun remoulade and purple cabbage
  • Creamy parmesan bread
  • Wild mushroom crostini with sherry cream, crispy shallots and thyme

Entrée Stations

  • Carved steamship beef round with fresh breads and sauces
  • Freshly smoked pork and ribs
  • Ginger teriyaki chicken
  • Sauteed vegetables – offering vegan and shrimp options
  • German style potato pancakes

Fresh Salad Stations

  • Pressed watermelon and feta salad
  • Spinach and bib salad with marinated cantaloupe and mint

Dessert Station

  • Cherries jubilee & bananas foster over homemade pound cake

Mr. Doug Jones, an American visual artist, Jackson College adjunct instructor and Jackson resident, will paint live the night of our event. He will recreate a version of the Glidden Parker Mural that is currently housed at CP Federal Square in downtown Jackson. The artwork will be a triptych (two of the pieces will be painted prior to the auction) that may be purchased as single panels or all three as a group. Mr. Jones is known regionally for his various styles that include graffiti and a Superflat-superstroke hybrid. He is a 2018-2019 Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Emerging Contemporary Artist (Detroit). On May 28, 2017, Mr. Jones fulfilled a two-year mayoral appointment to the Jackson Public Arts Commission. Recently unveiled at CP Federal Square in downtown Jackson, the Glidden Parker mural tells the history of electricity in Jackson. JPAC worked with various organizations at the local and national levels to restore the mural. In the spirit of commonwealth, Jones designed three separate paintings for this year’s gala event. A Jackson native, he hopes these works will honor the dedication of Jackson’s most innovative leaders in the development and promotion of public arts.

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