Northwood University Michigan Campus Arts Council to Showcase Midland Artists Guild

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Exhibition to be shown in Griswold Communications Center upper lobby for the month of October.
No Time to Play, Acrylic on Canvas, by Ellisa Thomson

No Time to Play, Acrylic on Canvas, by Ellisa Thomson

Brandon’s Sunset, Acrylic on Canvas, by Barbara Plummer

Brandon’s Sunset, Acrylic on Canvas, by Barbara Plummer

October 5, 2012

MIDLAND, MI – The Northwood University Michigan Campus Arts Council will be presenting the 16th annual Midland Artists Guild (MAG) show in Griswold Communications Center upper lobby for the month of October. Exhibition hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and weekends by special arrangements. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

This year there are 18 artists represented with 36 two-dimensional pieces including acrylic and watercolor paintings, drawings and photographs. The Midland Artists Guild has showcased its members’ artwork at Northwood since 1996 and has purchased several pieces over the years. Barbara Zimmerman, a well-known Michigan artist, chairs the event each year.

The Midland Artists Guild, founded in 1981, is an active and dynamic organization with more than 150 members interested in visual arts from the mid-Michigan area. MAG’s mission is to foster individual participation and personal growth in the visual arts and is committed to supporting local artists in their creative endeavors. MAG relies on the efforts of member volunteers to provide quality programs and events throughout the year. Events include monthly meetings, social events, workshops and trips, networking, an annual art fair, juried art exhibition, summer artists’ market and many other opportunities to display and sell art. In addition to expanding creativity and business acumen, MAG offers each member support, inspiration and encouragement to keep the creative spirit alive and well.

ABOUT NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY

Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas, Florida and Switzerland. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise in Midland, Michigan, specializes in creative thinking and innovation development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.