Monday, May 19, 2014

Stevenson's Jung Hoon Ki wins Congressional Art competition

The sophomore at Robert Louis Stevenson School took the first place with his piece “Differing Perception of Covered Eyes." It will be displayed in the halls of the Capitol along with other students’ works from across the country.

“Congratulations to Jung Hoon Ki for his magnificent work of art, ‘Differing Perception of Covered Eyes,’” said Congressman Sam Farr. “Each year I am amazed out how talented our young local artists are. The great tradition of Central Coast artists is definitely represented by this generation."

Ki will travel to Washington, D.C., to be honored at a Congressional reception. He will also receive a $1500 renewable scholarship from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Cristian Ponce, a junior at Dr. T.J. Owens Gilroy Early College Academy, was named the 2nd place winner with his piece “The Life of the Red Balloon.” His artwork will be prominently displayed in the congressman’s Washington office.

San Benito High School senior Jericho Coquilla was named the third place winner, with “Young Dude”. His piece will be displayed in the congressman’s Salinas office.

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nation-wide competition.

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