*Congratulations +Rebecca Lawrence http://paulryan.house.gov/kids/art/#.VUJQryFVhBcWestosha Central's Rebecca Lawrence wins 1st District Congressional Art Competition.
JANESVILLE – On Saturday, April 25, First District +Congressman Paul Ryan
announced Westosha Central High School senior Rebecca Lawrence as the winner of the First District Congressional Art Competition. Rebecca, a native of Bristol, Wisconsin, was honored during a ceremony held at the Olde Towne Mall in Janesville. The ceremony was attended by the student artists, their friends and families, their art teachers, and the judges of the First District Art Competition.
Rebecca states that the intent of her piece, an ink-based drawing titled “Outside The Lines,” is to illustrate the stigma survivors of domestic abuse face, particularly those who have more difficulty moving past these. Rebecca’s art teacher at Westosha Central High School is Vincent Kuepper.
In announcing the results of the annual competition, Congressman Ryan said: “Every year we host this competition I am amazed by the amount of young artistic talent we have right here in southern Wisconsin. Though we’re only able to select one winner, we had a number of great entries by talented students across our district and they should all be proud of their work. I want to congratulate Rebecca on winning this year’s competition and thank all of the young artists who participated in this year’s competition.”
Each year, Congressman Ryan invites high schools students in the First District to participate in the congressional art competition. The winning artwork is selected by a panel of judges comprised of local artists, and is then submitted to represent Wisconsin’s First District in the national “Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery.” This nationwide art competition, which is voluntarily sponsored by members of Congress, gives high-school artists the opportunity to showcase their work locally, as well as the chance to be recognized at the national level for their talent and creativity. The winning artwork from each district is put on display within the U.S. Capitol for an entire year where it can be viewed by the millions of visitors who pass through the Capitol throughout the year.http://paulryan.house.gov/kids/art/#.VUJQryFVhB