Congressman Jim Himes To Make Stop In Norwalk

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U.S. Rep. Jim Himes will host a reception for this year’s Congressional Art Competition winners in Norwalk.
U.S. Rep. Jim Himes will host a reception for this year’s Congressional Art Competition winners in Norwalk. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD/NORWALK, Conn. -- U.S. Rep. Jim Himes will make stops in Fairfield and Norwalk on Saturday as he tours his district while the House of Representatives is on recess.

Himes, D-4th District, will visit 29 young Bridgeport musicians from Kids Empowered by Your Support during their weekly rehearsal Saturday afternnoon with the staff of the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra. This orchestra program is led by KEYS, which provides private music lessons to children from underserved communities. The group meets at Roger Ludlow Middle School, 689 Unquowa Road, Fairfield.

He will then host an awards ceremony and reception for this year’s Congressional Art Competition. Entries will be displayed and winners will be announced after a round of judging by a panel of local artists. Himes will meet the student artists and their families. The event will  be from 4 to 5 p.m. at Pop CIty, 68 Wall St., Norwalk.

The winner from this competition will have their piece displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year alongside winning entries from across the country and will be invited to attend the opening ceremonies in Washington, D.C., in June. The runners-up will have their work displayed in Himes' Congressional offices in Stamford and Bridgeport.

The competition drew more than 60 entries from across the Fourth District and was judged by an independent panel of artists, including Jackie Lightfield, special adviser to the Greater Norwalk Arts Council and co-founder of Norwalk 2.0; Helen During, visual arts director and curator for the Westport Arts Center; Darien-based artist Jan Raymond; New York-based artist Xiomáro; Bridgeport-based artist Ricky Mestre; and Norwalk-based artist Duvian Montoya.

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He would show us all how good he is if one handicap parking spot would appear in front of the post offices,then again he has had only a few years to work on it.He got us the free fire boat that will now cost the city 50 grand a year he should of had the parking spots thrown in when that ill fated deal was sealed with the Mayor.I can't complain Duff has done more damage in grants than Jim could ever do in a lifetime.

Jim is doing an excellent job