Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Children Know Peace poster exhibit on display at John E. Conner Museum

John E. Conner Museum - 05/18/12 - 05/18/12

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

Art work by local middle school students who participated in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest is now on display at the John E. Conner Museum located on the campus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Students from Memorial Middle School in the Kingsville Independent School District and Santa Gertrudis School competed against about 350,000 artists worldwide.  

The Children Know Peace exhibit is on display through Friday, May 18. A reception will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, to honor the student artists. 

The winning local entry was created in crayon by Maegan Herrera, a seventh grade student from Santa Gertrudis School. Her design depicts international flags surrounding the earth on which are perched two doves with olive leaves in their beaks.  

Her entry along with runners up Severo Garcia Reyes and Chance Russell, both also from Santa Gertrudis School, will go to Brownsville to compete at the district level.

The Lions Club International is the world’s largest international service organization. It annually sponsors the Lions International Peace Poster Contest.  This year’s theme was Children Know Peace. Contest entrants were asked to illustrate what peace means to them using any variety of two-dimensional art media, including charcoal, crayon, pencil or paint. Because it is an international contest, no wording was allowed on the front of the poster.

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission to the museum and the exhibit is free, however, donations are welcome. For more information, call 361-593-2810.


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