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Lipinski Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition Winner

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) has named Nazareth Academy Freshman Gianna Imbarrato as the Third District’s winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition.  Lipinski visited Nazareth this morning to announce that Gianna had won the competition.  She used chalk to draw Illinois’ state butterfly, the Monarch, resting on a pink Zinnia. 

Her drawing will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for the next year alongside the winning pieces from congressional districts from across the country, and she will receive two round-trip tickets for the exhibition opening this summer in Washington, D.C.

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen chalk used so effectively,” said Rep. Lipinski.  “Using shadows and a blended background to show depth, it took Gianna four months to create this beautiful image in meticulous detail.  Thank you to Gianna and all the students who participated in this year’s competition.  There are a lot of talented young artists in the district.  Special thanks to all of our area art teachers for the dedication that they show to their students.”

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of high school students in their districts.

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