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Hendrix Hosts 2012 Congressional High School Arts Competition

CONWAY, Ark. (April 3, 2012) – Hendrix College is hosting the 2012 Congressional  High School Arts Competition this week through Friday, April 6. The exhibition is located in Art A Gallery on the Hendrix campus.

The competition includes categories such as painting, drawing, collage, computer-generated, print, mixed media, and photography.

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, a 1990 Hendrix College graduate, is the National Co-Chairman of this year’s competition for young artists.

“I am honored to serve this year’s competition, which recognizes the creativity and artistic expression of high school students from across the country,” Griffin said.

This year’s theme is An Artistic Discovery, and the winning artwork from each Congressional District will be prominently displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. Hendrix was named the country’s #1 “Up and Coming” liberal arts college for the third consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2011 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country’s best 376 colleges and is listed in the 2012 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of 25 “Best Buy” private colleges included. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit