Congressman Brady selects Upper Darby High School student’s artwork for display in the 2013 Congressional High School Art Competition

May 13, 2013

PHILADELPHIA --- Congressman Robert A. Brady (D., PA) has selected the artwork of M. Bilash Hossain, a senior at Upper Darby High School to represent the First Congressional District in the 31st annual Congressional High School Art Competition. Entitled “New Twilight,” Hossain’s painting depicts a stream in a densely wooded area defused by the haze of twilight. It 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.

Additionally, Congressman Brady has selected two other pieces of art submitted by students that will hang in his DC office and in a district office. Congressman Brady said, “I decided to make additional selections to encourage our student artists but also to send a message regarding the importance of art education in our schools.”

These selections are: an urban cityscape by Minting Ni, an 11th grade student at the Creative and Performing Arts School (CAPA) in South Philadelphia; and, “Tanked” a collage and pen and ink by Marta Blemings, a senior at Upper Darby High School.

Also, Congressman Brady has informed the administrators at Penn Wood High School, that when student art from the fire damaged school can be recovered he will invite students to exhibit their work in his offices since they were not able to enter the art competition because of the arson at their school. “I was told that the students were devastated that they could not compete because of this destructive and vicious act of arson.”

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