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Students' message of peace on display
By Amy Schneider

Jim Drinkard, Hartsfield-Jackson assistant general manager for Planning and Development, joined representatives of People to People International (PTPI) and the Colorful Arts Society (CAS) on December 1 to unveil the Global Youth Murals exhibit on Concourse E.

The 15 murals were created by children in 13 countries to convey themes of peace and global partnership.

Mary Eisenhower, president and CEO of PTPI and granddaughter of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, said that Hartsfield-Jackson, which she described as “kind of like a loved one,” is the perfect venue for the students’ work because it gives so many international travelers the opportunity to see the murals.

“It’s just an absolute thrill to be in my favorite airport talking to some of my favorite people and seeing this message that my grandfather envisioned so many years ago of peace through understanding and the sharing of spirits. It’s very, very important to me,” she said.

The Global Youth Murals exhibit was organized by the PTPI’s Atlanta Chapter and the CAS and will be on display through the end of the year.

The exhibit “is a wonderful companion to our Youth Art Galleries, and we hope passengers find both the artwork and the message behind it meaningful as they go about their holiday travel,” said Katherine Marbury, Airport Art Program manager.

Mary Eisenhower

Mary Eisenhower, president and CEO of People to People International, talks about the Global Youth Murals exhibit.

Murals on Concourse E

The murals were created by students in 13 countries and have themes of peace and global partnership.

Detail from mural on Concourse E

Detail from a mural in the exhibit

Detail from mural on Concourse E

Detail from a mural in the exhibit



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