MODESTO — Aspiring artists in the 10th Congressional District can showcase their talent in an art contest, with the winner having artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol.
The winning student and one guest will be invited to an awards ceremony on Capitol Hill this summer. District winners will have their artwork displayed in the national exhibition in the Cannon Tunnel of the United States Capitol.
All artwork and signed release forms must be delivered to U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham's Modesto office, 4701 Sisk Road, Suite 202, no later than 5 p.m. April 4. Artwork that does not meet all requirements will not be displayed. Judging is prior to May 1 and a reception will be scheduled to announce the first, second and third place winners. Guidelines are:
All participants must be students residing or attending high school in the 10th District. Go to www.house.gov and enter your Zip Code to find or confirm your U.S. representative.
Artwork must be two dimensional, weigh no more than 15 pounds, and must be no larger than 28-by-28-inches, and 4-inches deep. Dimensions include the frame.
Entries must not violate U.S. copyright laws and must be original in design, concept and execution.
A release form certifying the originality of the artwork must be signed by student and art teacher.
A complete list of official guidelines can be found at www.house.gov/content/ educate/art_competition. For more, call Nancy Deckard at (209) 579-5458.
Youth production planned in Turlock
"Once on This Island Jr.," at the Carnegie Arts Center, will transport audiences to a tropical paradise through colorful costumes and songs.
It's the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.
Performances of the Turlock Youth Performing Arts production are at 7 p.m. April 19; 2 and 7 p.m. April 20; and 2 p.m. April 21. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Carnegie Arts Center, by calling (209) 537-5227 or at the door.