Contact: Aaron White
La Crosse – La Crosse – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind announced the UW-La Crosse Center for the Arts will showcase the 22nd Annual Congressional Art Competition exhibit from Thursday, March 22 to Sunday, April 8. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Organized by Rep. Ron Kind and his wife, Tawni, this event showcases art created by high school artists from throughout western and central Wisconsin.
“Tawni and I look forward to the Congressional Art Competition every year,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “Our students in western and central Wisconsin have amazing talent, and it always makes me proud to see art from Wisconsin hanging in my offices and in the U.S. Capitol.”
The first place entry will hang for a year in the U.S. Capitol along with the works of other student artists from across the country, the second place entry will be displayed in Rep. Kind’s Washington, D.C. office, and the third and fourth place pieces will be displayed in Kind’s La Crosse and Eau Claire offices.
A reception to recognize the students and unveil the winning pieces of art will be held at the UW-La Crosse Center for the Arts Gallery on Sunday, April 8 at 1:00PM. All participants, their families, teachers and the public are invited to attend.