June 25, 2024


Art Shines Through

San Anselmo school student wins congressional art award

"We are the Keepers of Tomorrow," created by Zexuan Wu of San Domenico School in San Anselmo, won the top prize in the 2022 Congressional Art Contest run by U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman. (Provided by the office of Jared Huffman)
“We are the Keepers of Tomorrow,” developed by Zexuan Wu of San Domenico Faculty in San Anselmo, received the major prize in the 2022 Congressional Artwork Contest run by U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman. (Supplied by the workplace of Jared Huffman)

A 10th-grade college student at San Domenico College is the prime winner in the 2022 Congressional Artwork Competitors for California’s 2nd District.

Zexuan Wu, a boarding scholar from China at the non-public faculty in San Anselmo, took initial put in the once-a-year contest with her drawing, “We are the Keepers of Tomorrow.”

“Winning this award is unquestionably a wonderful honor for me,” claimed Wu, 17, who also goes by the to start with title Might. “It is the finest appreciation and affirmation of my do the job and my creativeness, but also a substantial encouragement for me to carry on my development in the foreseeable future.”

Wu’s submission will dangle in the U.S. Capitol for one particular calendar year along with artwork from every single congressional district in the nation. She will also acquire spherical-journey tickets to Washington, D.C., to go to the awards ceremony.

“Every calendar year, the congressional art level of competition serves as a testomony to our students’ artistic talents,” claimed U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman, who signifies the 2nd District. “I’m so impressed by the creative imagination and ability exhibited by our North Coastline pupils, and I glance ahead to looking at Zexuan’s portrait in the halls of Congress.”

Wu mentioned her drawing, which shows a young woman keeping a glowing ball of the Earth, “is a message of hope for a long term of peace and relationship, not division and borders.”

“My use of shade symbolizes optimism in a entire world of war and bleakness, and the lady carries this information into the upcoming,” Wu stated.

“The track record depicts the truth of war in which refugees and youngsters are divided from their households and international locations,” she claimed.

“As a foreigner, I know what it is like to be separated from my lifestyle and family by thousands of miles,” she mentioned. “If humankind really recognized how this felt, there would not be war.”

Wu was also the county-degree winner in Marin.

Huffman, who life in San Rafael, also praised the other county-level winners in the contest.

The honorees involved Brandy Schollard, Del Norte County finalist, an 11th-grader at Sunset Superior Faculty, Crescent Metropolis, for “Beacon in the Storm” and Ivy Cleek, Humboldt County finalist, an 11th-grader at Fortuna Union High Faculty, Fortuna, for  “Behind the Glass.”

Other winners were Songe Kvinsland, Mendocino County finalist, a 12th-grader at Mendocino Neighborhood Significant University, for “The Elders” and Derek Zhou, Sonoma County finalist, an 11th-grader at Casa Grande Superior College in Petaluma, for “Self Portrait: Mirror and Aspire.”

Judges for the finalists integrated Nicole Jean Hill, an art professor at California Condition Polytechnic College, Humboldt Alyssum Wier, govt director of the Arts Council of Mendocino County and Holly Blake, residency manager, Headlands Center for the Arts.

The successful artwork is on-line at bit.ly/3sT088Q.