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Westfield Students’ Work Displayed in Congressional Art Contest Saturday

By JACKIE LIEBERMAN

May 2, 2014 at 11:52 AM

WESTFIELD, NJ — Two Westfield students—Julia Li, who attends the NJ Fine Arts Academy, and Nia Glasco, who attends Union County VoTech—are among the high school students whose art  will be judged in the 2014 Congressional Art Contest on Saturday, May 3. All submissions will be on display that day in a public ceremony at 10 a.m. at Merk’s Kenilworth facility, 2000 Galloping Hill Road.

Students in grades 9 through 12 who reside in the Seventh Congressional District of New Jersey were invited to enter the contest. All artwork is required to be original in concept, design and execution.  

“Every year, the Congressional Art Contest is a way for talented students to demonstrate their abilities, passions and hard work,” said Congressman Leonard Lance, the current Co-Chair of the Congressional Art Caucus and past chair of the annual contest. “The talent of our young people amazes me and I look forward to seeing the submissions for this year’s contest.”   

The winning art work will hang in a corridor in the United States Capitol Building for one year along with art from similar contests held in congressional districts across the country. Saturday’s winner will have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., and see the art on display during a special ceremony.

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