LEWISTON – Judith Giffin, resident of Lewiston, is one of the 306 decorative artists who handpainted an ornament that will be displayed on the holiday tree at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The Library of Congress is the largest in the world and houses the U.S. Copyright Office.

With the theme “Creativity Across America,” each artist designed and painted a wooden book as an ornament representing their state. The ornaments measure about 4-inches by 7-inches and are American-made. Artists from all 50 states participated, creating a new collection of ornaments to grace the tree. State symbols, state songs and state birds were featured, along with natural and historical features of the states.

All participating artists are invited to attend a ceremony at the Library of Congress on Wednesday, Dec. 14. The tree will be on display to the public from late November through the first week of January.

To find out more, visit http://countrycolours.homestead.com/libraryofcongress/welcome.html. To find out more about the Library of Congress, visit http://www.loc.gov/.

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