SRU to host May 14 Congressional Art Competition


artwork depicting elephant

May 10, 2016

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University, working with U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, 3rd District of Pennsylvania, will host the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for high school students from noon-1:30 p.m., May 14, in SRU's Martha Gault Art Gallery.

A noon reception is scheduled to include Kelly, Cheryl Norton, SRU president, and Eva Tsuquiashi-Daddesio, dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

A 12:30 p.m. awards ceremony will follow the reception.

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school student art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent.

The top student will showcase his or her work in the Capitol and will receive two airline tickets to Washington, D.C., to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony opening the exhibit at the U.S. Capitol. Second and third place pieces will be displayed in Kelly's Washington, D.C., office.

Jon Shumway and June Edwards, professors of art, Tricia Bishop, assistant professor of art, Heather Hertel and Barbara Westman, associate professors of art, and Theresa Antonellis, instructor of art, will serve as judges.

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