THELMA to host Congressional Student Art Exhibit

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) will host Wisconsin’s Sixth District Artistic Discovery Competition through May 1.

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation as well as in each congressional district. This contest is open to all high school students in the District, and can include paintings, drawings, collage, prints, mixed media, digital art, and photography.

The overall winner of each district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

Art for this year has been submitted and will be shown at THELMA from Tuesday, April 18 to Monday, May 1 on THELMA’s Lower Level Gallery.

Admission to see the art is free and open to all. A reception to announce the winning piece will be held Sunday, April 30 from 11 am to 1 pm.

THELMA is located at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District. THELMA is a member-based, privately-funded non-profit dedicated to providing arts experiences not readily available in the area. Intimate concerts in the Great Hall, street concerts with major performers, indoor films, and art from world-renowned artists are available at THELMA. THELMA also offers a stunning backdrop for weddings, meetings and all social and corporate gatherings.

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