JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, would like to encourage student artists in the 23rd Senatorial District to consider submitting their work to the 2019 Missouri Senate Art Exhibit, which is now accepting entries.
Each year, the 34 senators of the Missouri Senate each select a piece of student artwork from their respective senatorial districts to hang in the halls of the State Capitol. The winning student artists and their teachers are invited to an awards ceremony held in March. The selected artworks, announced near the beginning of February, will be displayed in the Capitol for the rest of the year.
Last year, Sen. Eigel was proud to select the artwork of Adam Tormala, an eighth-grader from Messiah Lutheran School. Adam’s picture depicts a colorful toucan perched on a forest branch.
“I am a proud supporter of the arts,” Sen. Eigel said. “There’s no better way for students to pursue their creativity and develop their expressive skills than through artistic creation. I believe the Senate Art Exhibit is a wonderful tradition of the Missouri Senate, and I hope it continues for many years to come.”
Students can submit up to four digital entries in the contest by visiting maea.net/senate_art_exhibit. The final deadline for submissions is Nov. 30.