The Cooperstown Art Association currently has over 100 artworks created by high school students on display in the exhibit "An Artistic Discovery" through April 1st. The show is an annual Congressional art competition for high school students sponsored by Congressman Chris Gibson and administered for Otsego County High School students by the Cooperstown Art Association. Six students received an Otsego County Award of Merit. Rileigh Mumbulo of Edmeston Central School for a charcoal pencil drawing entitled “Pear Pressure;” Randi Farris of Cherry Valley-Springfield School for oil painting “When I Was Young;” Cailynn Rogers of ONC BOCES for her photograph “The Descent Into the Unknown;” Emmy Dolan of Cooperstown Central School for an acrylic painting entitled “Sailboats;” Megan Lohan also of Cooperstown for a scratchboard piece called “Koala;” and Ashley Harrington of Morris Central School for her paper collage “Lisa.” These six award winners' work will be submitted to Congressman Gibson's office and considered alongside entries from other counties within the 19th Congressional District. From there one student's artwork will be chosen for a year-long display in the corridor leading to the US Capitol Building with one artwork from each participating US Congressional District. The Cooperstown Art Association is located at 22 Main Street in the Village Building on the corner of Main and Fair Streets and is open Daily 11-4; Sunday 1-4. Closed Tuesdays.

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