Congratulations to Culver City High School’s Michelle Bac for talking first place honors in the 2012 Congressional Arts Competition.
Bac’s submission, entitled, "A Face," was selected to be included in a special student art exhibition that will be on display in the U.S. Capitol for the next year.
Congresswoman Karen Bass personally congratulated Bac on her Facebook page, stating: “I’d like to congratulate Michelle for submitting her phenomenal artwork to win Congressional Art Competition and recognize all of the other students for their hard work on the other great pieces of work our office received. It is extremely important that we give students a positive outlet to express their creativity, so I am delighted to provide youth a means to support that effort.”
In a prepared statement, Bass said, “Michelle will have an opportunity to attend an unveiling ceremony with Members of Congress and special guests this summer in Washington, D.C.,"
Since 1982, each spring the U.S. House of Representatives sponsors a nationwide high school arts contest designed to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of young artists. Any high school student in the 33rd Congressional District of California was welcome to submit their artwork to the Los Angeles district office. Bac’s piece was chosen by a panel of judges and in an online competition on Bass’ congressional website.
Bac was also as one of five CCHS Academy of Visual and Performing Arts program students currently interning at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.