PERSHING STUDENT’S PORTRAIT OF THE PRESIDENT IS HANGING IN THE CAPITOL

Detroit, MI — Tangela Frazier is an 11th grade student at Pershing High School who has worked a little harder than the average student. But, it has paid off in a great deal of personal pride. She is a winner in the 2009 Congressional Artistic Discovery Competition with her portrait of President Barack H. Obama which was noticed by Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick. In the portrait, Tangela displays her mastery of the technique known as pointillism-using just the point of the art tool, in her case a pen and ink, to create thousands of tiny dots that create the image. As a winner in the competition, her black and white portrait of the President was sent to Washington and is hanging in the main corridor of the Capitol Building.

For her talents, Tangela will receive an all expenses paid trip to the Capitol to spend a day in Congress and attend a
special reception on June 24th, with winners from other Congressional Districts. At the reception, all of the art pieces submitted for the competition will be judged again. The winning student will receive a full scholarship to the prestigious Savannah College of Art and Design.

The trip to Washington will be the second one that Tangela has won because of her talents. She was a winner in the DPS Inaugural Art Contest which earned her a trip to the Capitol for the Presidential inauguration.

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