Southern Pines art now on display in Capitol
Jul 6, 2011 -
(Washington, D.C.)----Thanks to her congressman, a high school artist from Moore County will have her artwork on display in the U.S. Capitol Building for the next year. Emily Rolland of Southern Pines was selected as the winner of the Sixth District Congressional Art Competition sponsored by U.S. Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC).
The family of the Southern Pines artist joined with Congressman Coble and Emily on Capitol Hill when her artwork was unveiled. Nancy and Bill Rolland, along with Emily’s younger sister, Hannah, met with Rep. Coble, who also participated in the ceremonies, in his Rayburn Building office.
On June 22, Emily Rolland joined with high school students from across the country as their individual works of art were unveiled in the Capitol Building. The Congressional Art Competition affords budding artists the chance to display their paintings in Washington for one year. Each is sponsored by his or her own representative.
Emily was selected as the winner for the Sixth District contest sponsored by Rep. Coble. Each year, a different county in the district is selected to conduct the contest. This year, Moore County was the location for the competition.
A 2011 graduate of Pinecrest High School, Emily will attend Salem College in the fall, where she will major in art. Her winning artwork, Self-Portrait in Rainbow Tights, was created using a medium of acrylic on canvas.
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