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Young Artists Promote Peace through Art

Posted January 17, 2001 6:00 a.m. EST

— A new art exhibit now open atExplorisdelivers a powerful message.

The artists are children from around the world, and their posters feature powerful images of peace.

More than 325,000 children entered the 13th annual Peace Poster contest sponsored by Lion's Club International. Entries from 24 finalists between the ages of 11 and 13 make up part of the exhibit.

Some artwork from area schools are also on display. In Raleigh, eight schools are currently involved in the poster project. The hope is to expand it to 25 schools next year.

Raleigh student Catherine Bullard's poster has made it through two of five levels of competition. It is possible the seventh grader's work will be seen in cities across the globe.

"I don't sit down and think about peace every day, but with this, I really did sit down and think about peace every day. I think it's a nice goal to try to achieve for the world," says Bullard.

The poster exhibit runs through February 18. After Raleigh, the posters will travel to museums, libraries and youth centers across the world.