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County Executive John R Leopold Congratulates Art Contest Winners at an Arundel Center Reception

Annapolis (May 5, 2008) - County Executive John R. Leopold will hold a reception at the Arundel Center on May 8, 2008, at 5:30 p.m. to distribute prizes and citations to the winning students in the County Executive’s First Annual Art Contest.

"As an artist, I was truly impressed with the level of engagement that was demonstrated by students of all ages who entered artwork into the contest," said County Executive John R. Leopold. "Each piece was a very personal reflection of the artist’s awareness of the environmental challenges we face in Anne Arundel County."

Anne Arundel County School students in grades K-12 submitted artwork in the environmentally themed art contest, sponsored by County Executive John R. Leopold in conjunction with Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Talented students designed images on a theme of environmental issues that was well-crafted and reflected their idea to the viewer. Each piece was accompanied by an artist statement that reflected the students’ thoughtfulness and concern regarding the environment of Anne Arundel County.

On April 17, County Executive Leopold was accompanied by a panel of local environmentalists and artists to judge the artwork. The criteria for the artwork included originality/creativity, artistic composition, technical craftsmanship, and alignment to the theme of Connecting to the Chesapeake: How do I make a difference?

Students, along with their parents, art teacher, and principal, are invited to join the County Executive at the awards reception, where prizes will be presented to the first, second, and third place winners. The artwork will then be displayed from May 8 to May 22, before moving to Barnes & Noble from May 31 to June 21, 2008.

Media is invited to attend the reception. For more information, please contact Karla R. Hamner at 410-222-1821.


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