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Mount Vernon Resident In Semifinals Of MLK Art Contest

An artwork created by Mount Vernon resident Nicole DiTolla has reached the semifinals of The Dream@50 art contest, held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
An artwork created by Mount Vernon resident Nicole DiTolla has reached the semifinals of The Dream@50 art contest, held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Photo Credit: The Dream@50 Art Contest

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – Nicole DiTolla, a Mount Vernon resident and junior at the Loyola School in Manhattan, reached the semifinals of a contest held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Known as " The Dream@50 ," the contest is a tribute series of artwork to commemorate the 50th anniversary of King's iconic "I Have a Dream" speech delivered in Washington, D.C., in 1963.

A press release from the museum said, "The Dream@50" is a celebration of creative collaboration of both the Civil Rights Movement and the arts as the foundation for how we can all live together.

"The Dream@50" art contest is for all K-12 students in ten U.S. cities including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Memphis, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Los Angeles, and San Francisco/Bay Area. The winners will be announced in an awards ceremony hosted by each of the cities in January/February 2013."

The awards ceremony for New York is set for Jan. 26 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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