Student wins congressional art competition

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Fox Chapel Area High School sophomore Mira Owens was named the first-place winner in Congressman Chris Deluzio’s second annual Congressional Art Competition. Mira’s artwork, titled “JOY,” is an abstract painting that contains imaginative depictions of her daily life in Western Pennsylvania.

“The creative energy of these students is truly inspiring,” said Congressman Deluzio. “I’m grateful to everyone who submitted their work and put their imagination on display for all of us to see.”

Mira will be honored at an event in Washington, D.C., alongside the other art competition winners from congressional districts across the country. The student art will be featured in a gallery in the United States Capitol for a full year.

Each spring, the House of Representatives sponsors a visual art competition for high school students. Students from across the nation are invited to showcase their art and highlight their home congressional districts. Congressman Deluzio received many submissions from throughout Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District.