Posted: Monday, May 6, 2013
Students’ Artwork Selected for Congressional Art Exhibit
Matt and Rachel with Rep. Trey Gowdy
Artwork by two students at J. L. Mann High Academy – Matt Linn and Rachel Beard – will be on display in the Halls of Congress as part of the 2013 Congressional Art Exhibit. The artwork was submitted to Congressman Trey Gowdy’s office for consideration.
Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.
In addition, the J. L. Mann High Academy senior is designing a mosaic to be placed at the front of the Patriot Learning Garden. The mosaic is eight feet wide and 10 feet tall and is designed on both sides.