GRAYSON, Ky. — The Grayson Gallery & Art Center (GGAC) in partnership with the Carter County Drug Free Coalition (CCDFC) will present ‘What is Your Anti-Drug?’ the fifth annual exhibit of students winning works in 2D, 3D and photography in celebration of Red Ribbon Week. An opening reception and Awards Ceremony will take place during the monthly Final Fridays Art Walk on Oct. 28 from 6-9 p.m.
Dan Click, director of GGAC, a student art show is among the favorite events in Carter County.
“The upcoming student art show is one of the favorites for families across Carter County. Drawing from theme-winners in the public schools as well as Carter County Christian Academy and home schooled-children, the young artists’ take on the “What is Your Anti-Drug” theme is always an inspiration,” Click said. “From art and music to four-wheeling and fishing, the students focus on positive activities of life instead of the dangers of using drugs. We should all take note and learn from them.”
The CCDFC was organized in Nov. 2006 when a committee charged with the task of finding why school test scores were low determined that youth substance abuse was a major contributing factor. The group then convened a community meeting to review the latest school survey data. There were approximately 60 community members in attendance at that first community forum, according to Click.
Additionally, Click said these participants were asked to sign up to be a part of a Drug Task Force and begin efforts to address the identified problems. From the beginning, the focus of the group was what infrastructure to put in place and what strategies, programs, or efforts would make a difference. The coalition has benefited from a formal structure (the group is incorporated and working towards 501(c)(3) status that includes an Executive Committee, a broader coalition that includes representation from the 12 sectors, and component groups that focus on strategy/program implementation.)
Refreshments and music will be provided and the event is free to the public. Contact CCDFC Executive Director Shelly Steiner: [email protected] or call 606-474.8821 for more information and look for them on Facebook.
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