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Posted April 25, 2013

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Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham Announces Student Artwork Display

Student artwork is on display through April 30 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The winner’s art will be displayed in Washington, D.C.

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham is encouraging people to go see student artwork on display at the National Hispanic Cultural Center through April 30 as part of the Congressional Art Competition.

High school students from throughout Albuquerque participated in the 2013 1st Congressional District contest and are competing for the grand prize of having their art displayed in the Halls of the Capitol for one year.

“We have incredible talent in our schools, and this is a great opportunity to showcase that talent in our nation’s Capitol,” Rep. Lujan Grisham said.

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, more than 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

A board of art enthusiasts and experts will choose the winner of the competition. The winner and a guest will be invited to Washington D.C. to attend a ceremony honoring winners from across the country.  Southwest Airlines will provide free air travel to and from Washington D.C.

Student artwork is being displayed through April 30th at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum located at 1701 4th Street S.W. The Art Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and has free admission on Sundays.

The 1st Congressional District Awards Reception will be held on Tuesday, April 30 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Explora Science Center and Children’s Museum located at 1701 Mountain Rd N.W. Congresswoman Lujan Grisham will recognize the talented students.

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