Congressman Brady selects art work of Penn Wood High Senior for display in the annual Congressional High School Art Competition
PHILADELPHIA --- Congressman Robert A. Brady (D., PA) has selected the artwork of Geneva Champagne a senior at the Penn Wood High School in Lansdowne to represent the First Congressional District in the annual Congressional High School Art Competition. The oil painting entitled, “Me, Myself and I, is a self portrait. Miss Champagne, who lives in Yeadon, will be attending the Moore College of Art as an Illustration major. Her painting will be displayed with the work other students from across the nation in a ten-month exhibition in the U.S. Capitol.
The nationwide art showcase, An Artistic Discovery, provides Members of Congress with the opportunity to showcase the talents of creative young artists in their districts.
Congressman Brady said he is amazed year after year by the level of artistic ability of students in the First Congressional District. “I am proud that the work of Miss Champagne will be on display with the best young artists in the country. These young artists will have their work seen by the hundreds of thousands people who visit the U.S. Capitol. The exhibition not only encourages young artists it also makes the overwhelming case regarding the importance of arts education in our schools. I am also impressed by art teachers such Alyce Grunt, who is Miss Champagne’s teacher. In these difficult economic times, when funding for art education is at risk it is gratifying to know the level of support these teachers provide to their students.”