Mario Diaz-Balart to host Congressional Art Competition 5/9/11

Congressional Art Competition Reception
Monday, May 9 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Villa Aida Adult Center
20 West 6 Street
Hialeah, FL 33010 (Parking will be available in the City Hall Garage)

Diaz-Balart to Host Congressional Art Competition on Monday, May 9 at Villa Aida Adult Center
Invites parents, students, and teachers from District 21 to attend.
Display student’s artwork from high schools across Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart invites students, parents, and teachers to support the talent and creativity of high school students. Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) will host a reception in honor of the 2011 Congressional Art Competition “An Artistic Discovery” on Monday, May 9 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Villa Aida Adult Center in Hialeah.

“Each year the art competition grants me the opportunity to see the amazing talent and creativity of high school students. I look forward to meeting this year’s participants and congratulating them in person for their outstanding work,” said Diaz-Balart. “I want to thank the city of Hialeah for their help and support in organizing the event,” concluded Diaz-Balart.

This year marks the 29th Anniversary of the Congressional Art Competition, and Diaz-Balart has invited high schools from across the 21st District of Florida to participate. This year, eleven schools participated submitting more than 70 pieces of artwork that will be on display during the reception. The winner will be announced in the coming weeks and will have his or her piece displayed in a corridor of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 as a way to recognize and encourage the artistic talent of the country’s youth. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have participated nationwide. Each spring a winner is selected from each Congressional District in the U.S.