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Columbia students at Congressional Art Show

Columbia students and teachers at the 2019 Congressional Art Competition at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy (L to R): Art Teacher Ms. Neiman, Richard Turoski ’20, Ella Conway ’20 and Art Teacher Ms. Gordon. Not pictured: Madison Jakielaszek ’19.

Columbia High School students Madison Jakielaszek ’19, Ella Conway ’20 and Richard Turoski ’20 had artwork on display recently at the 2019 Congressional Art Competition at the Wallace Gallery located in the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy.

Ms. Jakielaszek submitted her silver gelatin print titled “Growth among Destruction” from Ms. Andrea Neiman’s Photography class. Ms. Conway and Mr. Turoski submitted drawings from Ms. Valerie Gordon’s Advanced Studio Art class. Ms. Conway titled her piece “Therapy” and Mr. Turoski’s piece was titled “Roles Reversed.”

The Congressional Art Competition is an annual, nationwide art competition that accepts entries from high school students across the United States, providing them with a unique venue to showcase their artistic abilities.

Richard Turoski at Congressional Art Show
Richard Turoski’s with his drawing titled “Roles Reversed”

Madison Jakielaszek’s photograph titled “Growth among Destruction”