Monday, April 30, 2012

OH-02: Indian Hill High School Student Wins Art Competition

An Indian Hill High School senior won this year’s art competition sponsored by Congresswoman Jean Schmidt. Natalie Thorsen of Sycamore Township in Hamilton County used china marker to create a portrait that will be exhibited in the U.S. Capitol for a year. Each of the 435 members of Congress is allowed to submit one work of art by a high school student for the annual exhibit.
Thorsen’s portrait of a friend, titled “Maddie,” was deemed the best of the entries in Ohio’s Second Congressional District, which includes all or parts of seven counties. The competition was judged by prominent local artists Lonna Kingsbury of Clermont County, Deborah Ridgley of Hamilton County, and John Ruthven of Brown County. “I appreciate the effort of all the students who entered this year’s competition, and I’m grateful that the three distinguished judges took the time to review the entries,” Congresswoman Schmidt said. “It’s amazing how many talented students are in Ohio’s Second Congressional District.” Congresswoman Schmidt congratulated Thorsen during a reception at the Union Township Civic Center in Clermont County, where all entries were displayed last week. Thorsen said she plans to attend the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) in the fall.