Evening of art and music comes to LSSU Arts Center on April 20

Art Show 5x7

VARIATIONS ON A 5×7 – Patrons and guests mingle over hors d’oeuvres and live classical music during a reception that opened the 2016 5×7 Art Show and Competition in the Lake Superior State University Arts Center gallery. An April 20 reception from 6-8 p.m. opens this year’s fifth annual show, and includes a juried competition cosponsored by LSSU and the Sault Ste. Marie Sunrise Rotary Club. Patrons will be able to view and purchase original works that will benefit Arts Center gallery exhibition programming and Sunrise Rotary-underwritten literacy program initiatives in Sault Area Public Schools. The works, each for $50, are on display through May in the Arts Center gallery, 12 – 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (LSSU/John Shibley)

Sault Ste. Marie’s Sunrise Rotary Club and Lake Superior State University’s Arts Center Gallery features work donated by regional artists with an April 20 public reception that opens the fifth-annual 5×7 Art Show. The reception is 6-8 p.m. in the LSSU Arts Center gallery, and features hors d’oeuvres with wine and musical accompaniment by pianist Elaine Sprague and the cellist groups, Cantus Celli and the Soo Cello Crew.

The reception will offer the first opportunity to view and purchase original works of art for $50. Each artist’s name will be hidden during the reception, to be revealed during an exhibit that runs during May. Submitted canvases on media such as painting, drawing, tile, sculpture, fabric, 3-D artifacts, and photography are variations on this year’s theme, A Slice of Life. A panel of local judges will determine best in show ($300), second place ($200), and third place ($100).

Proceeds benefit the LSSU Arts Center gallery exhibition programming and Sunrise Rotary Club’s literacy initiatives in Sault Area Public Schools. The exhibit is on display April 20-May 31 in the Arts Center gallery, 12 – 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The LSSU Arts Center Gallery and Sunrise Rotary Club extend appreciation to sponsors that make the 5×7 Show reception possible. Gold Sponsors are Barnes & Noble Book Store, Central Savings Bank, Kevin Cooper DDS, Edward Jones – David Weber, Superior Health Support Systems, and Plaza Motor Motel. Silver Sponsors include Quarter to 5 and Sault Vision Clinic. A special thank you also goes to Don Bentley of The Art Store, who is the 2018 5×7 Show Canvas Sponsor.

Following the 5×7 Art Show Reception, the Arts Center will announce an exciting and expanded 2018-2019 concert series. Students in LSSU’s theatre and creative writing programs will also offer a short program in the Black Box Theatre of improv comedy, original writing, songs, and dramatic scene work. Admission is free.

For more information, visit the show’s Web site or contact Sharon Dorrity, LSSU Arts Center gallery director at 906-635-2665 or by e-mail.