Over 250 attendees joined the King Arts Complex in honoring Dennison Griffith, president of the Columbus College of Art & Design, as he accepted the organization's 7th annual Legends & Legacies award.

Griffith accepted the award from the stage of the KAC's historic Pythian Theater.

The KAC's Legend's & Legacies award recognizes individuals whose work has "influenced and impacted their community, city, state and/or nation by philanthropy, committment to community, policy development, service, leadership, preservation, creativity and vision."

During his 15 year tenure, Griffith has led CCAD through tremendous growth and innovation. Griffith will retire on June 30, 2014.

Pictured below: King Arts Complex marketing director Mark Cardwell, Denny Griffith with wife Beth Fisher, KAC program director Jevon Collins, artist Aminah Robinson, King ArtsComplex executive director Demetries Neely, emcee Toni Teague and emcee Napoleon Bell, executive director of the City of Columbus Community Relations Commission.