Margaux Bedford '20, Matthew Borden '21, Stephanie Da Cruz '19, Odelia Kabessa '20, Coleman Kilgus'19, William Lillsebbas '22, and Claire Shamgochian '21 are among a group of high school artists that were celebrated by Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline and Congressman Jim Langevin in an award ceremony on Saturday. Each year, Congressman Cicilline and Langevin lead the Congressional Art Competition to spotlight local talent and promote arts education, fostering the next generational of Rhode Island artists. The seven PCD artists were selected for the annual contest in which their art will now be featured in either Congressman's District Office.
"Every piece (in the show) demonstrated an artistry and ability that far exceeded the high school level, and Providence Country Day School was no exception. You should be very proud of the work that was done," said Cicilline's office at the ceremony.
The high school arts competition is held each spring nationwide and is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. One art piece from each district is selected for an exhibit in Washington D.C. More than 650,000 high school students have participated in the Congressional Art Competition since its inception in 1982.
Congratulations to the seven PCD artists!