Kinzinger congratulates art competition winner

U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (left) and Alejandro Escobar stand next to his artwork, “The Moment of Artistic Creation,” in the U.S. Capitol building.
U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (left) and Alejandro Escobar stand next to his artwork, “The Moment of Artistic Creation,” in the U.S. Capitol building.

U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., welcomed the 16th District winner of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, Alejandro Escobar of Rochelle, Ill., who traveled to Washington, D.C., June 25 to see his artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol. Escobar’s trip to D.C. was sponsored by US Silica, which has a plant in Rochelle.

I’m always so impressed with the entries we receive every year, and Alejandro’s entry was no exception,” Kinzinger said. “I would like to congratulate him on his winning artwork. Alejandro has entered multiple years, and I’m so glad he finally got the chance to see his hard work pay off and artwork displayed out here in D.C.”

Escobar’s artwork will be displayed in the Capitol for one year. The Congressional Art Competition was created in 1982, and since then, thousands of high school students have participated across the country. One winner is selected from each congressional district every year. More information is available on the Congressional Art Competition website.

From the July 2-8, 2014, issue

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