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By Jen Horton
posted May 10, 2013 - 2:11:52pm
She spends hours seeking detail and beauty in the world, and more hours capturing them with patient brush strokes on canvas. DeLand High School student Lauren Watford was recently recognized with a national award for her talent in capturing the world in paint.
Watford, 17, won the 2013 Congressional Art Award, with her painting Are You Listening?
Her vision was to bring to light a social perception of prayer and Catholicism.
U.S. Rep Ron DeSantis announced Watford's first-place win.
Watford will receive complimentary airfare for herself and a guest to attend an unveiling ceremony at the United States Capitol, where her artwork will be displayed for one year.
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