May Issue 2000
Congressional Art Competition and Exhibit
The 19th annual Congressional Art Competition and Exhibit, An Artistic Discovery, will take place May 1 through June 10, 2000 at the Spirit Square Center for Arts & Education in uptown Charlotte, NC.
This year's local exhibition and reception are organized by Community School of the Arts on behalf of Representative Myrick's office, and sponsored by the Cultural Education Collaborative. An Artistic Discovery is an annual nation-wide Congressional Art Competition for high school students, sponsored by the Congressional Art Caucus. The exhibit features works of art by high school students in the 9th Congressional District, including Mecklenburg, Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties. The Congressional Art Competition provides members of Congress and the public the opportunity to encourage and recognize the rich and artistic talents of young Americans at the high school level. Each member of Congress has the opportunity to bring one award-winning work of art to Washington, DC, to represent his or her district in the national exhibition in June 2000.
Representative Myrick will present the Congressional Art Award to the winning entry of the competition. The winning artwork will be framed and sent to hang in the Capitol for the June exhibition. A cash prize and two round trip airfares to Washington, DC, for the opening ceremonies of the national exhibition will also be awarded to the winning student. In the local exhibition, the Artistic Discovery Award will be presented to the first and second runners up; and Certificates of Merit will be presented to all entries in the exhibition. Representative Myrick comments, "Hosting this competition is one of the parts of my job that I enjoy the most. The young people of the 9th District are so talented...and this is an opportunity for them to showcase those talents to the community."
Sponsors of this year's exhibit include USAirways, and The Wyndham Hotel in Washington DC. Community School of the Arts provides quality arts education to all children and youth, cultivates an appreciation and enjoyment of the arts, provides an environment and curriculum that enables each student to achieve his or her highest potential and promotes equal access to programs reflecting the diversity of the community. Cultural Education Collaborative, in partnership with the educational and cultural communities, corporations, and governmental agencies, enhances education and participation in cultural activities by developing and supporting a pre-eminent comprehensive cultural education program for the Charlotte/Mecklenburg area.
For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings or call Krista Gladman at (704) 377-4187 or e-mail at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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