Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder hosted a reception for Southeast Missouri student artists Wednesday along with their families and art teachers during the Missouri Citizens Day for the Arts at the Capitol. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri’s 13th annual Children’s Arts Festival winners were submitted, along with 16 pieces selected from hundreds of entries representing 23 Southeast Missouri schools that were framed and presented to Missouri legislators to display in their offices as a reminder of the importance of state funding for the arts. Another nine pieces were selected to be presented to the Cape Girardeau City Council. The Lieutenant Governor congratulated the winners, and a painting titled “My Flight Has Been Heard,” by Olivia Koch of Trinity Lutheran School in Cape Girardeau, will be displayed in his office. Paige Gershuny’s “Gone in the Wind” painting was presented to Rep. Kathryn Swan of Cape Girardeau.
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