Penn Wood High Senior selected by Congressman Brady has her art work hung at the U.S. Capitol
WASHINGTON, DC --- Geneva Champagne, a 2012 graduate of Penn Wood High School, accompanied by her aunt Florence Champagne, pose near her self-portrait that is now a part of a ten-month exhibition of student art at the U.S. Capitol. Congressman Robert A. Brady (D., PA) selected Miss Champagne’s self portrait entitled, Me, Myself and I, to represent the First Congressional District in the annual high school Congressional art exhibition. Miss Champagne, who lives in Yeadon, will be attending the Moore College of Art in the fall. She will major in Illustration.
The opening of the exhibition included a reception and a tour of the Capitol. Miss Champagne said she was very inspired by the reception guest speaker, Jocelyn Rainey. A native of Detroit, Rainey’s work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the nation. Miss Champagne said Rainey stressed that, “art changes lives.”
Congressman Brady said year after year he is amazed at the level of artistic ability of young people in his district and the quality of work of America’s young artists. “Our young art students are so talented and we have to make sure we do everything to nurture their incredible talent, “ said Congressman Brady.