Published Wednesday, April 25, 2012 in The Gazette print edition and online at www.gazette.net
By: Alison Bryant, Staff Writer
Art will be on display at VisArts at Rockville
Young artists will have their chance to see their work hanging in a gallery — or the United States Capitol Building.
VisArts at Rockville is showcasing the artwork created by high school students in Maryland’s Eighth Congressional District, an annual competition during which one piece is selected to go on display in the Capitol building alongside art from students in congressional districts across the country.
“We really like having the opportunity to display the work of the younger students, the very talented high school students,” said Anne Burton, exhibitions coordinator. “We think it helps to promote arts education.”
Last year, more than 200 students entered the competition. VisArts will display 90 pieces. A jury of three in the arts field will select the winner and award prizes in other categories, too.
A public reception from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 5, at 155 Gibbs St., will allow the public to mingle with the artists. Congressman Christopher Van Hollen Jr. will greet the students and announce the winners at a private ceremony April 30.
The artwork will remain on display through May 17.