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Crucian High School Artist Honored With Congressional Art Award

Malachi Bostic-Wattley, a native Crucian, was honored at a reception for high school artists whose work is featured as a part of the 2010 Congressional Art Award Contest. Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen presented Bostic-Wattley with the Certificate of Participation during a ceremony at The Mansion at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland, on April 27.

Of the 200 entries in the contest, jurors selected 84 pieces to include in the exhibition that will be on display at The Mansion until May 15. His featured piece, titled “Optix,” is a close-up charcoal rendering of an alligator’s eye and was selected and entered into the contest by a committee of art instructors at his school.
Malachi is a freshman at The Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland, and is the grandson of the late Stephen J. Bostic, a classical pianist, organist and the former executive director of the Council on the Arts from 1967 to 1985.
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