Three students represent New Trier in Congressional Art Competition

Three New Trier High School students have their artwork on display as part of the 36th Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky's office.

Works by New Trier students John Keich, Maggie Seftenberg and Payton Marshall can be viewed from April 23-May 8 at the Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St. A reception will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 8, to celebrate the student artists.

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents.

The winning works, selected later from each Congressional Art Competition, are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol. Each district winner is invited to the Washington D.C. reception at the Capitol Visitor Center, where they can meet with others from across the country.

Since the Competition's founding in 1982, an estimated 700,000 students have entered artwork in district competitions in all 50 states and most territories. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each Congressional District.