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Art, writing displayed in D.C.

Art and writing by Charlotte-area students have been selected for ART.WRITE.NOW.DC, an exhibition of nationally recognized work by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The works will be on display in the lobby of the U.S. Department of Education’s main building in Washington.

Brianna Robinson, a recent graduate of Mallard Park High, was one of 15 students in the U.S. to receive a portfolio gold medal. She won a $10,000 scholarship for her eight-photo portfolio of digitally manipulated "floating" figures, which was earlier featured in a two-week exhibit at Parsons The New School For Design in Manhattan.

Garland Austin, who graduated from Charlotte Latin School this year, received a gold medal for the painting "Give Up the Funk" -- one of 63 works of art chosen for the exhibit. Self-portraits and portraits of a friend done by Ben Osborne, who graduated from Concord High, will also be displayed at the President’s Committee on the Arts & the Humanities.

Charlotte Christian School senior Morgan McManus' personal memoir "10:23 Tuesday," which earned a silver medal, will be on display. It was selected for publication in "The Best Teen Writing of 2012," as was Charlotte Latin senior Jane Wester's flash-fiction piece, "The Only Way." Jane received an American Voices medal in the Scholastic competition.

"The Pond," a gold-medal drawing by recent Charlotte Country Day School graduate Elizabeth Brown, will also be on exhibit.

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