Once a year, St. Johns County students participate in an art and poetry contest sponsored by Betty Griffin Center to promote “A Day Without Violence”. This annual contest focuses on peace in the home. 13 pieces of art and 12 poems are selected for their annual calendar known as “A Day Without Violence”, which is distributed to every classroom in St. Johns County and sold in the Betty Griffin Center Thrift Stores to raise funds for the organization. This year, over 1,165 art and 65 poetry entries were submitted by students.
The general public will have an opportunity to enjoy some of the top entries submitted to this contest that is sponsored by the St. Johns Cultural Council. Some of the top entries spanning the last 15 years of the contest will also be included in the exhibit. The art will be hung in the Rotunda Gallery of the St. Johns County Administration Building from November 1, 2016 – January 26, 2017. The exhibit can be viewed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
There will be an opening reception for this exhibit on Tuesday, November 1, from 8:15-9:00 am, just before the Board of County Commissioner’s meeting. All are invited to enjoy refreshments, while viewing the show.