Sadly, this is not the delightful odd-couple antics of Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart.
But it is a great honor for a talented young artist from Pueblo. So it’s really not sad at all.
“Utmost Appreciation,” a portrait of hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar, is the work of Tiona Cordova, a senior at Pueblo’s Centennial High School. She’s the first place winner of the Congressional District 3 art competition. The portrait will hang in the U.S. Capitol alongside winners from other congressional districts from June to next May.
Tipton is a Republican who represents most of western Colorado. The winner was selected by a panel of judges from the local arts community.
“These students have remarkable, artistic abilities and I am always incredibly proud of the artwork they produce every year,” Tipton said in a press release. “The panel of judges has a tough task of selecting a winner, as the works submitted are all worthy of appreciation and demonstrate impressive skill. I want to congratulate Tiona for her exceptional painting this year and thank all of the students who participated.”