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

Taylor Ausley
Congresswoman Robin Kelly welcomes Taylor Ausley, winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, to the U.S. Capitol. (Photo Provided)
Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—June 28, 2018
By: James Lewis

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.

Congresswoman Kelly and Taylor Ausley
Congresswoman Kelly and Taylor Ausley of Homewood-Flossmoor High School won first place for her painting, “Chief’s Halo.” (Photo Provided)

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.

Source: www.robinkelly.house.gov