A selection of Global Youth Murals, a project of People to People International's School and Classroom Program, will be on display at the Campanella Gallery on Park University's Parkville Campus Saturday, Nov. 3, through Sunday, Nov. 25. A reception is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 7, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
The Global Youth Murals invites children ages 4-19 from around the globe to create artwork that illustrates the world's unique cultures, hope for friendship and peace through understanding. Murals are created each year at PTPI events and exhibited throughout the Greater Kansas City, Mo., area and the world.
"PTPI believes art is a universal language. In 2002, PTPI organized its first Global Youth Murals project, inviting youth worldwide to create artwork that illustrates their cultures, communities, ideas about friendship and 'peace through understanding,'" said Mary Jean Eisenhower, PTPI president/chief executive officer. "Each year, we receive numerous outstanding murals. This traveling exhibit features a sampling of artwork created by students of all ages, from all around the world."
The Campanella Gallery is located in Park's underground Mabee Learning Center, which can be entered through Millsap Foyer. Admission is free. Hours are 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 4 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
Park's exhibit is sponsored by the Office of International Education and Study Abroad in recognition of International Education Week, which is Monday, Nov. 12, through Friday, Nov. 16. For more information, contact Dawn Hyatt, program assistant with the Office of International Education and Study Abroad, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 584-6830.