Students Compete in International Peace Poster Contest - KiiiTV.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

Students Compete in International Peace Poster Contest

Posted: Updated:
KINGSVILLE (Kiii News) -

What images come to mind when you think of peace?

Some local middle school students had to think about that recently, and now their vision is on display in Kingsville.

Middle school students from the Santa Gertrudis School in Kingsville and from the Riviera Independent School District took part in an International Peace Poster Contest.

"For example, one of the posters has two guns, and that's pretty powerful," said Brenda Canizalez, museum educator at John E. Conner Museum. "Two guns. But what's coming out of them, the guns, are roses. Flowers. And so that's someone's expression of peace, you know. Instead of shooting bullets, let's plant flowers, or shoot flowers."

The peace posters are on display at the John E. Conner Museum on the campus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The contest is sponsored by the Lions Club, an international service organization. Students from around the globe participate, but the posters in this exhibit are all local entries.

The theme this year is "Our world, our future." Students were asked to illustrate what peace means to them.

"You can get a lot from children," Canizalez said. "Children are quite profound if we listen to them. They are. And you can see it through their expression, artistic expression, on the posters. There's a lot to take away. We can learn a lot from children."

It's an annual contest, and local students of Kingsville and Riviera were competing against some 350,000 artists worldwide. Those participating 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.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission to the museum and the exhibit is free, and the exhibit will be on display through March 22.

  • The City Attorney's Office Gets Performance Review

    The City Attorney's Office Gets Performance Review

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:16:28 GMT
    The City of Corpus Christi has received the results of a formal review of their Attorney's Office. Our Bill Churchwell has a look at the highlights from the report.More >>
    The City of Corpus Christi has received the results of a formal review of their Attorney's Office. Our Bill Churchwell has a look at the highlights from the report.More >>
  • Local Residents Dealing With Hunger Problem

    Local Residents Dealing With Hunger Problem

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:11:24 GMT
    According to a new study here in Texas, the Corpus Christi area is above average when it comes to people living with food insecurity. Food insecurity is when you don't know where your next meal is coming from. If you would like to donate to the Food Bank Of Corpus Christi call this number: (361) 887-6291If you would like to donate to Senior Services call this number: (361)-826-3150More >>
    According to a new study here in Texas, the Corpus Christi area is above average when it comes to people living with food insecurity. Food insecurity is when you don't know where your next meal is coming from. If you would like to donate to the Food Bank Of Corpus Christi call this number: (361) 887-6291If you would like to donate to Senior Services call this number: (361)-826-3150More >>
  • Local Cheerleaders Head To National Competition

    Local Cheerleaders Head To National Competition

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:06 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:06:21 GMT
    A group of local young cheerleaders are getting ready to head to a national competition in Orlando, Florida. They are hosting a couple of fundraisers on Saturday. More >>
    A group of local young cheerleaders are getting ready to head to a national competition in Orlando, Florida. They are hosting a couple of fundraisers on Saturday. 
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KIII. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.