MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- The Murfreesboro City Hall Art Committee will sponsor the inaugural Peace and Justice Art Competition showcasing artwork by local students beginning in January 2014.
The artwork will be on display from Tuesday, Jan. 7, through Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in the rotunda of the Murfreesboro City Hall. It will feature kindergarten through 12th grade students from the Rutherford County Schools.
The theme for the competition is “Branches of One Tree, Rooted in Love,” which is designed to grasp the innocence and creativity of youth as catalyst for broadening community love, peace, tolerance, diversity and respect.
An award reception is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.
The reception will begin on the civic plaza of city hall just outside the rotunda. A special musical presentation will kick things off through the choreographed artistry of Tirra Hargrow.
From there, festivities will proceed back inside to the Murfreesboro City Council chambers, where Pidge Cash, chair of the Peace and Justice Art Committee, will speak prior to Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess and Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg presenting the awards.
The presentation will announce a Best of Show award, as well as the first- through third-place winners per grade with a few honorable mentions offered to works especially deserving of recognition.
The exhibit is free and open to the public between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for observed holidays. City Hall is located at 111 W. Vine St.
For more information about the competition, contact Cash at 615-542-2162.
For questions about the exhibit and reception, contact City Hall at 615-893-5210.