Orangeburg-Wilkinson Art Student's Work to Hang on Capitol Hill

May 23, 2005

(Washington, DC) - Recent Orangeburg-Wilkinson graduate Marco Keitt's artwork Self-Portrait in Class II will be displayed on Capitol Hill as the winner of the 2005 6th Congressional District Artistic Discovery high school art competition.  The vibrant prismacolor pencil drawing will be hung in the underground corridor that connects the House of Representatives office buildings and the U.S. Capitol.  This is the route that Members take on their way from their offices to the House Chambers.

            "Marco is a talented young artist, and his work will represent our district well," Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn said.  "Countless visitors to the Capitol will have the opportunity to admire his inspiring work this year and the chance to see the skill and depth with which he fills the canvas."

            As the 6th Congressional District winner, Marco, and his art teacher, Alvin Staley, will attend an awards ceremony on in Washington, DCwith other district winners on June 14, 2005.  They will also get the opportunity to spend several days exploring the nation's capital.

            This is the ninth time in its ten year history that a student from Orangeburg-WilkinsonHigh Schoolhas won the 6th District competition.  The runner-up this year was Sinthujah Velummylum, also from Orangeburg-Wilkinson, with her piece Coming of Age. Her artwork will be displayed in the Congressman's district offices for one year.

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