The Creative Coalition Co-President Joe Pantoliano will Honor Student Artists at 25th Annual Congressional Art Competition Ceremony

The Creative Coalition Co-President Joe Pantoliano will Honor Student Artists at 25th Annual Congressional Art Competition Ceremony

Washington, DC (June 28, 2006) – The Creative Coalition Co-President Joe Pantoliano will preside over the ribbon cutting to open the 25th Annual Congressional Art Competition.  The ceremonial opening of the exhibit and the reception for the student winners begins at 1:00 PM in the Cannon Caucus Room.

The annual competition is open to high school students in all participating Congressional Districts, and art by first place winners will be displayed for one year in the Cannon House Office Building tunnel. This year, over 350 Members of the House participated in the competition, and most of the winners will attend the ceremony and reception.


WHO:  Actor and The Creative Coalition Co-President Joe Pantoliano (Emmy Award-winner, The Sopranos/The Matrix/Memento)

Acclaimed artist Vincente Desiderio

Debbie Dingell, General Motors Corporation

Honorable Susan Davis

Honorable James M. Jeffords

Honorable Heather Wilson

WHAT:  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Reception to Open the 25th Annual Exhibit of the Congressional Art Competition Winning Entries

WHERE:    Cannon Caucus Room

345 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC

               WHEN:           Wednesday, June 28, 2006

       12:30 PM        Doors Open

       1:00 PM          Program

The Celebration is organized by The Public Governance Institute with the support of a grant from the General Motors Foundation.  For more logistic information contact: Mary Walker at 703-837-0800.  To set up an interview/photo op with Joe Pantoliano, please contact Yael Oestreich, The Creative Coalition:  212-614-2527 / 310-600-6999 /

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Contact: Yael Oestreich

(212) 614-2527 (310)600-6999