Contact: Aaron White
La Crosse – U.S. Rep. Ron Kind announced the UW-La Crosse Center for the Arts will begin showcasing the 23rd Annual Congressional Art Competition exhibit today. The exhibit will remain open until Sunday, April 14th, and is free and open to the public during regularly scheduled Center for the Arts hours.
Organized by Rep. Ron Kind and his wife, Tawni, this event showcases art created by high school artists from throughout western and central Wisconsin.
“Our students in Wisconsin have amazing talent, and it always makes me proud to point out Wisconsinite’s art in my offices and in the Capitol,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “I hope everyone in western and central Wisconsin can take the time to visit the art gallery this spring, and join us celebrating the arts and young artists here in our state.”
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 14 at 1:30PM. All participants, their families, teachers and the public are invited to attend.