All students, staff and faculty to receive 10% discount in Dennos Museum store

The Dennos Museum Store announces a new change in policy. All Students, Staff and Faculty will now be eligible for our 10% member discount in the museum store. Please show your NMC ID when requesting this discount and please tell the store clerk before your sale is complete.

Mark your calendars for the annual Holiday Art Fair Thursday, Oct. 22 5-8 pm, Friday & Saturday, Oct. 23-24 10am-5pm, and Sunday, Oct. 25 1-5 pm. (You will receive the 10% discount during this fair.) (more…)

10th Annual Mike McIntosh Memorial Truck and Car Show

10th Annual Mike McIntosh Memorial Truck and Car Show

Spectators check out a car at NMC's 2009 Mike McIntosh Memorial Car ShowTRAVERSE CITY, MI — See cool cars and support students at NMC’s 10th annual Mike McIntosh Memorial Truck and Car Show.

Saturday, September 12, 2015 car enthusiasts will display their classic cars, 4X4s, dragsters, sports cars, modified late models, motorcycles and more. The show, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m., will be held at NMC’s Automotive Services Building at 2510 Aero Park Drive. Admission is free for spectators. There is a $10 entry fee per vehicle for contestants. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Trophies are awarded for best of show in each class. Enjoy food, music, a silent auction — including program vehicles — and door prizes for entrants. Proceeds benefit NMC’s Automotive Program and scholarships.

Student projects and vehicles will also be on display. This year students will continue the tradition of restoring and donating vehicles to the Goodwill Workers on Wheels Program. Students will also tackle the fun challenge of restoring a 1963 Ford Galaxie called the “Barney Ride.” The vintage police cruiser, like the one featured in “The Andy Griffith Show,” comes complete with radio and lights.

The show is named for the late NMC Automotive instructor Mike McIntosh, who retired in 2004 after 34 years of service. McIntosh organized the first car show for the Automotive Program in 2004.

RELEASE DATE: September 2, 2015

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Wayne Moody
NMC Automotive Chair
(231) 995-1316
wmoody@nmc.edu

Pure Michigan needs your help Wednesday!

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Hi NMC!

Pure Michigan needs your help in shooting a new TV ad highlighting beautiful Traverse City!

Crews will be holding an open casting call in the West Hall conference room tomorrow (Wednesday) from 1-3 p.m.

Everyone is welcome (students, faculty and staff). Dress casually. No headshot or picture required.

Crews will be back in town September 10-11th for filming. If you are chosen for the spot, you will be paid $150.

If you can’t make the casting call and still want a chance to be in the TV ad, email your picture and contact information to igroup@theigroup.com. Please put “Traverse City” in the subject line.

Good luck and let us know if you get your big break!

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International Society of Experimental Artists exhibit at the Dennos Museum Center

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Barbara J. Thorne Lilies and Lemons 2015 Watercolor and ink on paper

The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College will present the International Society of Experimental Artists 24th Annual Art Exhibition from September 20 – November 29, 2015.

Since its inception in 1991, the International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA) has hosted an annual art exhibit with work submitted from around the world. Works are selected by leading art authorities from thousands of submissions representing experimental techniques and attitudes. The ISEA Art Exhibit has become not only a showcase for ground-breaking art but also a vivid testimonial to the value and importance of exploring new avenues in a variety of media. (more…)

Copper Thunderbird: Works by Norval Morrisseau on exhibit at the Dennos Museum Center

NORVAL MORRISSEAU Thunderbird Man Serigraph90/99 Collection of the Dennos Museum Center

NORVAL MORRISSEAU
Thunderbird Man
Serigraph 90/99
Collection of the Dennos Museum Center

The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College will present the exhibition Copper Thunderbird: Works by Norval Morrisseau from the Museum’s Collection September 20 – November 29, 2015.

Norval Morrisseau, (March 14, 1932 – December 4, 2007), was an artist known by many names and phrases. Born Jean-Baptiste Norman Henry Morrisseau, he was given the name Copper Thunderbird during an Anishinaabe renaming ceremony meant to cure him from illness when he was 19. After establishing his visionary style of the Woodland School of Art, some referred to Morrisseau as the “Picasso of the North.” With thick black lines and bright interior patterns, Morrisseau’s artwork was at first inspired by the many myths and legends of his Ojibwe culture. Later in life, the artist incorporated his personal struggles and religious imagery. As recognition for his work grew, Morrisseau became a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art and the Order of Canada. In 2005, he became the first native artist to have a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada. (more…)

Liu Bolin – Hiding in Plain Sight exhibit at the Dennos Museum Center

Liu Bolin (Chinese b. 1973) Hiding in the City, Door God No. 1, 2013 Photograph Courtesy of Klein Sun Gallery

Liu Bolin (Chinese b. 1973)
Hiding in the City, Door God No. 1, 2013
Photograph
Courtesy of Klein Sun Gallery

The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College will present the exhibition Liu Bolin – Hiding in Plain Sight from September 20 – November 29, 2015.

Liu Bolin (Chinese, b. 1973) is a contemporary artist whose has gained an international reputation by painting himself into his surrounding environment. In recent years he has traveled the world blending into the background of the place he finds himself at the time, from graffiti in New York City to cathedrals in Europe. (more…)

New art banner to be installed in downtown Traverse City

Madonna Walters  Run Before the Wind Acrylic on Canvas

Madonna Walters
Run Before the Wind
Acrylic on Canvas

A new large scale art banner featuring the work of Madonna Walters will be installed by Britten Studios on September 3, 2015 (subject to change) at 310 West Front Street in Traverse City. The banner is produced from her original painting entitled Run Before the Wind.

Madonna Walters is an artist from the Traverse City area known for her large color-field abstract paintings. She is a former art student of Northwestern Michigan College (NMC), where she trained with Paul Welch, Norm Averill, and Jack Ozegovic.  Madonna now lives and works in Ann Arbor, but her roots are in Leelanau County, where she was raised on the family farm, and where she found her earliest inspiration to paint.  “I think it was the combination of enormous open spaces and the relentless power of Lake Michigan, the lakeshore, and the ever-present wind that imprinted my psyche and my paintings,” says Madonna.   (more…)

FREE Family Pack of Gladiator (GTACS) sporting passes

GTACSA supporter of local schools, NMC has received a pack of 4 passes good for all GTACS sporting events for the 2015-2016 school year, as part of our support for GTACS. The pack includes 2 adult passes and 2 student passes. We’d love to pass these along to an NMC faculty or staff family who could put these to good use cheering on the Gladiators! Cannot separate the pack of 4. First one to claim these via email to Anne Varga at avarga@nmc.edu in PR will receive them!  (more…)

Get your My NMC t-shirt today!

MyNMC tshirt picHave you snagged your new My NMC t-shirt from the PR Office yet? Let us know and we will get you one! We have one for every NMC employee! Email (avarga@nmc.edu), call (5-1020) or stop by the PR office in the Biederman building, room 104. Wear them as a fun way to show students we are all here to help them succeed! Thanks and have a great semester!Sizes available are:

Men’s: M-2XL

Womens: M-2XL (women’s shirts run small! we recommend going a size up from what you’d normally wear)

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