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Press Release: Maryland's First Lady To Host Award Ceremony Honoring Student Artists

Winners Receive Governor's Citation this Friday in Annapolis

For Immediate Release                                        Contact: Bill Reinhard, 410.767.0486

Baltimore, MD (March 2, 2016)

Maryland’s First Lady, Yumi Hogan, will host an awards ceremony honoring the outstanding artistic achievements of the State’s student artists this Friday at the House of Delegates Gallery Space located in the Lowe House Office Building.  The Governor’s Citation will be awarded to three first place winners – one from each of the elementary, middle and high school levels.

The award ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 4.

First Lady Yumi Hogan, an adjunct professor at Maryland Institute College of Art and herself an accomplished artist, has been an active supporter of the arts community and advocate for arts programs in schools across Maryland.

Artwork by students representing nearly all of Maryland’s school systems will be exhibited.  The art will be displayed for the next six months, then moved to the Maryland State Department of Education.

The exhibition is supported by the Maryland State Department of Education’s Fine Arts Office, the Maryland Arts Education Association and the Maryland State Arts Council.  The initiative celebrates the arts in public education.

WHO:             First Lady Yumi Hogan
                      Maryland Student Artists and their Families
                      Jazz Ensemble from Kent County Schools

WHAT:          The First Lady’s Student Artwork Award Ceremony

WHEN:          5-6 p.m.
                      Friday, March 4

WHERE:       Lowe House Office Building
                     House of Delegates Gallery Space
                     6 Bladen St
                     Annapolis, MD 21401