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Brentwood Artist Chosen for 7th District White House Ornament

Ornament Depicting the 7th District will be Displayed on White House Christmas Tree

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Washington, December 18, 2008 | Claude Chafin (202-225-1112) | comments
Congressman Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) congratulated Joan Lawler of Brentwood for being chosen to help decorate the White House Christmas Tree this year. Decorations for the tree, which is situated in the White House’s Blue Room, come from each of the country’s congressional districts this year. The ornaments reflect the spirit of the state they represent and complement this year’s red, white, and blue color scheme.
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Congressman Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) congratulated Joan Lawler of Brentwood for being chosen to help decorate the White House Christmas Tree this year.  Decorations for the tree, which is situated in the White House’s Blue Room, come from each of the country’s congressional districts this year.  The ornaments reflect the spirit of the state they represent and complement this year’s red, white, and blue color scheme. 

 

Ms. Lawler’s design (pictured here) features the Tennessee state flower in a red, white, and blue motif.  The number of flowers is symbolic of Tennessee’s three grand divisions.

 

“Joan’s art has hung in the Franklin City Hall near my congressional office.  I was impressed with her work.  As soon as the White House asked us to select an artist who could capture the spirit of Tennessee, I immediately thought of her.”

 

Lawler’s ornament will remain on the White House Christmas Tree through the 2008 holiday season.  It will become part of the permanent White House art collection.

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