Worth Novinski (center) is pictured with Congressman Michael Guest (left) and Visual Art Instructor Maurice Calvert (right). Worth’s piece, “Barber Shop” will be on display in the United States Capitol for 1 year.

Mississippi School of the Arts will be represented for 1 year at the United States Capitol. That’s due to Worth Novinski’s piece, “Barber Shop,” winning the overall art contest for MSA’s Congressional District 3, represented by Congressman Michael Guest. Worth is a junior visual arts discipline student from Columbia, MS. The piece will be on display with works from other high school students around the nation, and 3 other Mississippi District winners, as part of the national Congressional Art Competition.

According to Michael Guest’s congressional web site, “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 our District. The winning artwork of our district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The winning artwork is also featured on House.gov’s Congressional Art Competition page.”

Receiving 1st Place for “Pinwheel” in Mixed Media is Cecil-Cate Bolton from Batesville, MS. Receiving 2nd Place for “Skeleton with a Crown” in Mixed Media is Adair Carey from Natchez, MS. Receiving 1st Place for “Deep Down” in Computer Generated Art is Mayleen Candelario from Vancleave, MS. Receiving 3rd Place for “Dizzy” in Computer Generated Art is Ilia Giammarco from Brandon, MS.

Pictured bottom left: Adair Carey of Natchez. Top left: Mayleen Candelario of Vancleave. Center: Worth Novinski of Columbia. Top right: Ilia Giammarco of Brandon. Bottom right: Cecil-Cate Bolton of Batesville.


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