Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Great Result for Herbie Pulgar and his Drawing

Herbie Pulgar is going to Washington!

Earlier this year I related the story of how this young man won a citywide art contest in Chicago, and how his accomplishment was subsequently besmirched and tainted and stripped away by authorities who misinterpreted his artwork. You can review that dark chapter in Chicago history over here.

U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez has been a supporter of young Mr. Pulgar through it all, and he entered the teen's drawing in the nationwide Congressional Art Contest. The Congressional Institute is providing a flight for Herbie and his mother to Washington,  D.C. where the two will get to view the boy's artwork as it hangs in the Capitol complex.

Representative Gutierrez, you are a modern day hero. Thank you for standing up for this young artist.


At 3:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read this story when it happened and was heartbroken for poor Herbie. I'm in Australia and follow up with Google searches occasionally to see whether there was any positive follow up for Herbie after the disgusting treatment he got from the powers that be. I'm delighted to hear that something nice has happened for him...hope he continues on his positive pathway. Thanks for posting this news!


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