Northwood Campus Arts Council Announces Its Summer Art Show Featuring Midland Artist

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Open now through September 15; viewing hours Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sky Spirit, oil on canvas by Kathy Jones.

Sky Spirit, oil on canvas by Kathy Jones.

Joy, oil on canvas by Kathy Jones.

Joy, oil on canvas by Kathy Jones.

June 28, 2013

MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University’s Michigan Campus Arts Council is hosting its Summer Art Show from now until September 15 with viewing hours occurring Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. This year’s show features oil paintings by Midland native Kathy Jones. The exhibit is in the Upper Lobby of the Griswold Communications Center on Northwood University’s campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. This show is open to the public and is free of charge. For more information on the exhibit contact Mia Dvornic, director of the Northwood Gallery, at 989.837.4310 or

Jones is a painter and a teacher. She earned both her Master’s of Fine Arts in painting and Bachelor’s of Science in liberal arts from Central Michigan University (CMU). In 2003, Jones retired from CMU where she began teaching in 1997. She also taught in the Art Department at Saginaw Valley State University and Northwood University. Jones also taught a Fine Arts class for adults with mental illness through the Give Me Shelter program in conjunction with the Midland/Gladwin Community Mental Health program. She currently teaches figure drawing at the Midland Center for the Arts.

Jones considers herself a colorist, focusing on the relationship between color and energy. She interprets color as a universal language allowing each viewer to bring meaning to the colors in her paintings. Jones uses art a positive force enabling the viewer to use their interpretation to attain a positive outlook and focus.

She has been showcased around the Great Lakes Bay region, including both individual and group exhibits. Northwood University has hosted Jones in the past at Northwood Gallery Exhibitions and has been recognized as a Northwood Gallery Featured Artist.


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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 online. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.