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Congressional Art Competition for High School Students

Each spring, a nation-wide 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 in the 7th District. The overall winner of our district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The runner-up will have their art displayed in Congressman Andre Carson’s Indianapolis office for one year. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.

Art works entered in the contest may be up to 26” high X 26” wide X 4” deep  (including the frame). The art work may be:

  • Paintings – including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings – including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
  • Collage
  • Prints – including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media
  • Computer Generated Art
  • Photography

All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution. This year’s submission deadline is Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

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 nationwide competition.

Click here to apply. 

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Marian University Traveling Children’s Theatre

May 7-18, 2018

How Zebras Got Their Stripes

And Other African Folktales

by K.D. Steege

The Marian University Theatre Program will be touring central Indiana schools this spring with a wonderful play based on tales from Africa. The play is geared particularly for preschool – grade 2 students and focuses on the themes of: Diversity, Discrimination, Loss, and Acceptance. Don’t miss your chance to bring the theatre to YOU!

Indiana Academic Standards:

English/Language Arts: RL.3; RL.4; SL.1; SL.3;

Theatre: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Cost: $275/performance for up to 150 students. If you have more than 150 children, you may schedule multiple performances at a discounted rate.

Performance Length: 35 minutes

For more information email boxoffice@marian.edu. 

 

 

 

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Teachers at the Museum Event

Join Teachers Lounge Indy and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art for a free afternoon exploring one of our state’s most unique museums, the opening of The Reel West exhibit, and educational programs and opportunities for schools!

Teachers receive free admission to the Eiteljorg, and on this day will receive tours of museum galleries with fun, interactive activities simulating the experience of students on a field trip! Following the tours will be a presentation by Cathy Smith, Emmy-winning costume designer for Dances with Wolves. The 1:00 talk is a special presentation as part of opening day festivities for the exhibition.

Teachers are welcome to come as early as 10:00 to experience the opening of the Eiteljorg’s new special exhibition, The Reel West, prior to the start of the program. For more information click here

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