MASON CITY, Iowa ó Join the Mason City Noon Lions Club and the Charles H. MacNider Museum for the opening reception of the Lions Club International Peace Poster Exhibit on Thursday, December 2, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Twenty-four finalist posters from the 2009 ñ 2010 Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest are featured in the exhibition. Last year, more than 350,000 11 to 13-year-olds entered the international competition. The contest was created to encourage global understanding and peace among the world’s youth. A new theme integrating peace is chosen each year, and contestants use an assortment of mediums, including paint, charcoal, pencil, and crayon, to create their unique posters.
Also on display will be posters created at a workshop sponsored by the Mason City Noon Lions Club in October. Over a dozen local youth participated in the workshop held at the Charles H. MacNider Museum. The poster created by Victoria Hazelett, 13, of Mason City was chosen as the local winner, and it will advance to the district level of judging for the 2010 ñ 2011 Peace Poster Contest.
The Mason City Noon Lions Club will be serving light refreshments at the December 2 opening reception. Sponsors of the exhibition include Clear Lake Bank and Trust, Midwest Roofing Company, Overhead Door Company of Mason City, and an anonymous supporter.
The Lions Club International Peace Poster Exhibit will be on display Thursday, December 2, through Friday, December 31, 2010, at the MacNider Museum. Located at 303 2nd St SE in Mason City, the Museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with extended hours to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday; it is closed all legal holidays. To learn more about the exhibit, visit www.macniderart.org.|