Northwood University to Host Five Exhibitions

"Peonies on a Beveled Mirror" oil on canvas by Mica Jones.
"Last in the Clouds" acrylic by Barbara Gromanski (Midland Artist Guild).
NU Art Collection.
NU International Costume Collection.
Panel for the 2000s.

The Northwood University Gallery has the pleasure to announce two shows which are free and open to the public. The first show is “Color and Light” by Mica Jones. The second exhibition is featuring the work of the Midland Artist Guild members. These events can be viewed at the Northwood Gallery in downtown Midland at 102 East Main Street. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday (except for Thursday) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The “Color and Light” show can be viewed Friday, September 27, through Friday, October 25, 2013. On Friday, October 11, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. there will be a reception that is open to the public and will provide the opportunity to meet the artist.

Mica Jones is a watercolorist, illustrator and painter. She is currently a resident of Midland but was born in Italy. From early childhood her mother encouraged Jones’ interest in drawing and painting. After graduating from high school, she left her native Bolzano in northern Italy and went to Austria to attend The Salzburg Academy of Fine Arts where she studied figurative watercolor. Jones moved to Midland at the age of 23 where she shared her design talents with numerous community causes and pursued her painting and watercolor interests while raising her family and becoming an active community leader. She designed and fabricated red paper dresses which have been highlighted for the annual heart disease awareness campaign called “Go Red for Women.” Jones previously displayed her watercolor paintings in Bolzano, Italy, but this is her first showing in the United States.

The Midland Artist Guild exhibition will be featured at the Northwood Gallery from Wednesday, September 25, through Friday, October 25, 2013. This event, sponsored by the Michigan Campus Arts Council, will host a reception on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, from 5:00 p.m-6:30 p.m. The Midland Artists Guild (MAG), 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.

As part of its efforts to contribute to the 50th Northwood University International Auto Show, the Midland Campus Arts Council is showcasing several displays on campus.

The Northwood University Art Collection can be viewed in Griswold Communications Center upper lobby on Northwood’s campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive from Wednesday, September 25, through Tuesday, December 31, 2013. A reception will take place on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Northwood has been receiving donations of art pieces—a valuable educational tool—since 1973 which makes it a pioneer in art collecting among the U.S. business schools.

The Northwood International Costume Collection will be featured in Northwood’s NADA Hotel & Conference Center from Monday, September 23, through Thursday, October 31, 2013. About 30 ensembles, predominantly evening attire dating from the 1950s on, will be featured.

Seven decades of history from the 1950s when Northwood was founded to the present will be highlighted on the Mall Walk and surrounding areas during the Auto Show activities. These panels address the topics of the automotive industry, fashion trends, world history, U.S. history plus Midland and Northwood University history.

For more information on any of these events, call Mia Dvornic, curator of the Northwood Gallery, at 989.837.4310.


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 seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, 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 China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.