MURFREESBORO, Tenn., October 13, 2015– I am pleased to announce the first District 48 Art Contest for high school students. We are looking for a piece of art that best represents District 48. District 48 is the Eastern half of Rutherford County and includes part of Murfreesboro, Walter Hill, Christiana, Readyville, Fosterville, Lascassas, Milton, and Kittrell. It, also, includes Middle Tennessee State University.
The art piece may be a painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking. The sculptures should be something that can sit on a desk, shelf, or bureau. Other art pieces should be no larger than 24″ x 36″ or 36″ x 24″ when hanging on a wall. The pieces of art will be judged in early January prior to legislative session starting. Judges are being finalized and will consist of those connected to District 48 or the arts. More details will be announced when they are finalized. The office of District 48 is inviting high school students from Oakland, Riverdale, Middle Tennessee Christian School, Providence Christian Academy, Central Magnet School, Daniel McKee, and District 48 home school students to participate in the contest.
All participants will receive formal recognition from the State. The top three will be invited to the Capitol for recognition. The winner’s art piece will display proudly in the Nashville office of District 48 for the legislative session. Following session, the art piece can be displayed in the Tennessee State Museum if the student would like.
Parents and students, please, call or email my office to let us know you or your students plan on entering the contest by October 31. Teacher or instructors, please, let us know by October 31 how many students will be entering the contest. We will need to arrange for a facility, as well as arrange for State recognition certificates, and will need ample time to do so.
Good Luck to all, and we look forward to seeing all the artwork!
Rep. Bryan Terry, MD