MARQUETTE – Area artists are invited to show their vision of the AIDS epidemic in an art contest being held in conjunction with World AIDS Week. The message can have anything to do with the virus, including sympathy for victims, awareness, tolerance and prevention.

Entries will be accepted in two categories: visual art and performing art. The visual art category will feature any medium and size of art including, but not limited to, sculpture, electronic imaging, silkscreen, painting, ceramics, metalwork and video.

The performing art category includes such forms as mime, song, recorded music, theatrical performance, original poetry recitation, and excerpts from an authorÂ’s original fiction or non-fiction prose.

A $50 first prize will be offered for each category. The Northern Michigan University health promotions office is sponsoring the contest, with help from Jane Milkie, NMU graphic design professor, and Louise Bourgault, communication and performance studies professor. World AIDS Week is recognized the first week of December. Â Ã‚ 

Entries for the visual arts are being accepted through Dec. 4 in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library. The performing arts can be presented from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, also in the Community Room.

For more information, contact Louise Bourgault at or 227-1645, Jane Milkie at or 227-1483, or Lenny Shible at or 227-1455. 

Prepared By
Megan Perry