Congressman Stephen F. Lynch today announced the opening of a new high school student art exhibit at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree.  The exhibit includes paintings, etchings and drawings by students from high schools across the Ninth Congressional District that were submitted as entries in the 24th Annual Congressional Art Competition.


The annual national art competition, called "An Artistic Discovery,” is open to all high school students across the nation.  One piece of artwork from each Congressional District is selected to be hung in the U.S. Capitol in Washington for the year.

This year, dozens of entries came in from across Congressman Lynch’s district, and the judges, a group of leading local artists, had a difficult job in selecting the 2005 winner.  In the end, they selected a pencil drawing by Brockton High School senior Alexandre Daluz as the Ninth Congressional District winner.  Alexandre’s artwork was flown to Washington, D.C. to be hung in the U.S. Capitol.

All of the other entries will be displayed at the South Shore Plaza for the month of June.


Congressman Lynch said, "It’s obvious from this competition that we have some gifted young artists in the Ninth Congressional District.  No doubt, their ability is due in large part to the support of their parents and their extraordinary art teachers.  I hope that this public display of their artwork will encourage other students from across the Ninth District to continue their pursuit of the arts.”

WHAT:                       Ninth Congressional District Student Art Exhibit


WHEN:                       Tuesday, June 7-Tuesday, June 28, 2005


TIME:                        Monday-Saturday      10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

                                    Sunday                        11:00 AM – 7:00 PM


WHERE:                    South Shore Plaza

250 Granite Street (Route 37), Braintree