Painting ‘Immigration’ hung In U.S. Capitol
“Immigration,” the Congressional Art Competition winner for Virginia’s 8th District, represented by Congressman Don Beyer, has been hung in the U.S. Capitol. The painting, by Yorktown High School’s Dominick Cocozza, depicts two children holding a sign which reads “Bring Our Mom Back.”
“Dominick Cocozza’s moving painting ‘Immigration’ expresses feelings which many of my constituents hold, and I hope it makes my colleagues think as they pass it in the Capitol,” said Beyer. “Immigrants deserve to be treated with compassion and respect, and that’s a message everyone working in this building should support. I thank Dominick for submitting this painting, and congratulate him and the other young artists who competed in the Congressional Art Competition on their excellent work.”
Cocozza’s painting was chosen by a panel of seven local judges from our district, all members of the National Art Education Association, out of 37 submissions from high school students from across the district. The Congressional Art Competition features the artwork of high school artists from across the country, one per Congressional district.