Redefining the Classroom

LSSU, Sunrise Rotary join forces for art show fundraiser

Posted: February 12th, 2014

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Sault Ste. Marie’s Sunrise Rotary and Lake Superior State University’s Arts Center have put together a new art competition and show to benefit the arts center’s gallery and local Rotary Club projects.

All artists are invited to be a part of the inaugural 5x7 Art Show fundraiser by creating, submitting and donating a work of art on a 5x7 canvas. The media may include paintings, drawings, tiles, sculpture, fabric, and more, including photographs. In keeping with Rotary’s support of global clean water, this year’s theme is “Water.”

The art will be showcased at the LSSU Arts Center gallery, and a preview reception will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25, when those in attendance will have the first opportunity to view and purchase these original works of art. Following the preview, the art will be displayed until May 23. The artist’s name will be hidden on all artwork until it is revealed at the end of the show, and the three best, as determined by a local panel of artists, will be awarded prizes.

The deadline for submissions is April 11. Details and registration forms are available at Sault Realism, The Art Store, and Alberta House in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., or Rose’s Gallery in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. You may also visit the Chippewa Sunrise Rotary Club Facebook page or LSSU Arts Center Gallery website for more information.

Proceeds from the event will benefit LSSU Arts Center gallery exhibition programming and the Sunrise Rotary Club’s mission to support global clean water projects and local initiatives, such as supplying dictionaries for third-graders, supporting competitive swimming events, and hosting winter family fun nights.

Tickets for the 5x7 Art Show preview reception will be available beginning Feb. 25 and may be purchased from Sunrise Rotary Club members or by calling Sherry Brooks at 906-322-7249.

For more information, including a registration form, visit the fundraiser website or contact Sharon Dorrity, LSSU Arts Center gallery manager, at 906-635-2665 or -LSSU-

CONTACT: Tom Pink, 906-635-2315,; John Shibley, 635-2314,; Sherry Brooks, 635-2276,