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.