Congresswoman Robin Kelly to accept high school artwork for display at U.S. Capitol

Staff Writer

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-2) will be participating in this year’s annual Congressional Art Competition.

Her two district offices will be accepting original artwork from district high schoolers between April 14 and 19. On April 26, Kelly will announce a winner whose piece will be exhibited at the U.S. Capitol.

“It’s a way to display a little piece of your district in the nation’s Capitol,” Kelly said.

The freshman congresswoman who replaced disgraced representative Jesse Jackson Jr. last April says she “cannot draw a lick‚“ but enjoys visiting museums.

To submit a work of art this spring, make an appointment with Kelly’s Chicago office, 1000 E. 111th St., or Matteson office, 600 Holiday Plaza Dr.

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