Senior Adia Ivey's art to be displayed in U.S. Capitol

April 20, 2015

Senior Adia Ivey has won the 7th District of Illinois' annual art contest, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Danny Davis. As the winner, Adia, pictured here with OPRF art teacher Sandy Campbell, will have her painting, "Sunset," displayed in the U.S. Capitol for the next year.

According to Rep. Davis' website, "Each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by the members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.

"The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students. The overall winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nationwide.

"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, more than 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition."