HCHS student places third in District Art Competition

Published 6:37 pm Tuesday, June 6, 2023

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GREENVILLE – U.S. Congressman Don Davis (NC-01) announced that Izaiah Gill, a Hertford County High School junior, earned third place in the North Carolina First Congressional District Artistic Discovery Contest. Gill’s award-winning entry was titled: “An Explosion.”

Congressman Don Davis awarded Izaiah Gill from Hertford County High School third place for his artwork “An Explosion.” Contributed Photo

“We have incredible, creative young minds here in eastern North Carolina. I was pleased to host the congressional art competition and commend all participants. It was an opportunity for students to display their artwork and meet other artists from across the First Congressional District,” said Congressman Davis.

Davis noted that Gill’s artwork “impressed the judges at the art competition.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage artistic talent nationwide. Twenty-four students across North Carolina’s First Congressional District, which consists of 19 counties, entered the high school art competition.

A committee of art professionals volunteered their time to judge the competition. The judges included Lamar Whidbee, a professional artist from Perquimans County, Dr. Trista Reis Porter, Art Executive Director with the Greenville Museum, Clarence Goss, Jr., MFA, Director of the 1704 Media Productions and Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Elizabeth City State University, and Dr. Paul Baker, Executive Director of the Contemporary Art Museum and Full Professor of History at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Congressman Davis will display Gill’s artwork in his Greenville district office for one year.