MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University’s Health Promotion Office and Art Student League invite submissions for their third annual “Art with a Message” show, which celebrates safe choices and illustrates the challenges of the recovery process.

            Pieces of art from NMU students and employees, as well as community members, will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 and Monday, Feb. 20, at the NMU Art and Design building. The “Art with a Message” show will follow on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in conjunction with the Wildcat Wellness Fair in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center.

All submissions must portray themed material that addresses issues pertaining to alcohol, tobacco, drugs, sexual assault/rape, or sexually transmitted diseases including HIV.

            “If a picture is worth a thousand words, it is our hope that this exhibit will speak volumes to our community,” said Lenny Shible, NMU health promotion specialist and originator of the show. 

            A limited number of submissions will be displayed. Those that are chosen for display will be judged by a panel and by a people’s choice ballot. Prizes will be awarded in two categories: “Students” and “Faculty, Staff, and Community.” A $25 gift certificate will be awarded to two winners in each category. As an organization fundraiser, there will be a $1 fee for each piece submitted.

            For details regarding art submissions, please contact Connie Tuominen-Worth at 361-8853.  For more information, contact the Health Promotion Office at 227-1455.

Prepared By
Becky Kratz