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Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Representing the 2nd District of Illinois


U.S. Rep. Kelly Welcomes Congressional Art Competition Winner to U.S. Capitol

Jun 27, 2018
Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly welcomed Taylor Ausley of Homewood-Flossmoor High School to the U.S. Capitol. Miss Ausley is the winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for the Second Congressional District. She traveled to Washington D.C. with her father.

“It’s an honor to welcome Taylor and her dad to the Capitol,” said Congresswoman Kelly. “I’m very proud to have such a beautiful painting and remarkable young artist representing the Second District. Our community truly is home to many talented young artists.”

Miss Ausley’s winning painting, “Chief’s Halo,” will be displayed in the Cannon access tunnel to the U.S. Capitol for the next year.

Regarding the contest, Congresswoman Kelly said, “we had a record 37 students and nine schools from Chicago Heights to Bourbonnais submit artwork this year. Each piece is breathtaking and shows the depth of artistic talent possessed our students. My only regret is that we could not honor all of these amazing students and their creativity.”

The high school art competition was established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982 to acknowledge and support the artistic talent of America’s young adults.


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