STUDENT ART COMPETITION WINNER
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard held the 19th Annual Student Art Competition on May 12th, 2012 at Pico House on Olvera Street. Monique Trejo’s entry, Natural Gases, is this year’s first place winner. Monique, a Boyle Heights resident, is a senior at Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School. She was inspired by her art teacher Mr. Matthew Brown’s lecture on natural gas and Gasland, a film by Josh Fox which tells about natural gas drilling or “fracking.” Regarding her art piece of a tree done in Prisma colors and ink, Monique said, “My drawing illustrates natural beauty in its stages before destruction.”
The 244 entries submitted for the art competition were judged on originality, technical skill, artistic presentation and use of color and contrast. For winning first place, Monique will receive a $1,000 scholarship, $200 for art supplies, a trip to Washington, D.C., for herself and a parent to attend the June 20th national exhibit opening, $500 for travel expenses, and recognition at the May 19th Chivas USA Soccer game. Alexandra will receive a $750 scholarship and $175 for art supplies.
Student art entries will remain on display until Sunday, June 3, 2012, at the Pico House Gallery located at the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument (Olvera Street) between Main and Los Angeles streets, and the 101 Freeway and Cesar Chavez Avenue. The exhibit is free and open to the public, Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
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