PALESTINE — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-5) is inviting high school students across the 5th Congressional District to participate in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition.
“Each year, this exciting competition provides members of Congress the opportunity to showcase the artistic talent of high school students within their districts, thereby acknowledging our nation’s gifted young artists,” Hensarling said. “I am pleased to announce that the Fifth Congressional District is once again participating in the competition and I look forward to seeing the artwork that our talented students submit.”
As in years past, the winning entry from each congressional district will be displayed in a special exhibit located in a corridor of the U.S. Capitol building. The winning student and one guest will be invited to attend a special ribbon-cutting ceremony unveiling the artwork in Washington, D.C.
Teachers and students wishing to participate in this year’s competition should contact Alexandra Collumb in Congressman Hensarling’s Dallas office at 214-349-9996 or Amy Gould in the Athens office at 903-675-8288 for official contest dates, rules, and guidelines.
Artwork must be submitted to Congressman Hensarling’s office no later than April 26 to be considered.
Local quilters honored at Tyler show
Two Palestine residents were named winners for their quilt entries in the Quilters’ Guild of East Texas’ 32nd annual Tyler Quilt Show held Friday and Saturday at the Harvey Convention Center in Tyler.
For her entry “Hawaiian Star,” Palestine’s Hazel Roberts was awarded and honorable mention in the “Pieced-Stationary Home Machine Quilted” category; and Carolyn Kindred was awarded third place in the “Small Quilts: Pieced-Hand-quilted category, for her entry “Learning the Ropes”
With the 2013 theme “Red and White Renaissance,” the Quilters’ Guild of East Texas quilt show featured over 200 quilts on display plus over 25 vendors, demonstrations, an old-fashioned bed-turning, door prizes, scissor sharpening, silent auction and a raffle quilt.
It is held every spring during the Tyler’s Azalea Trails event.