DENVER (CBS4)- A student unveiled his artwork with a nod to the dairy industry in hopes of saving his school’s art program.
Yul Jorgensen attends school in La Veta which is located west of Pueblo. He said he painted the cow to represent the beauty of Colorado.
Jorgensen entered his cow in the 8th annual Lucerne Art of Dairy Contest. If he wins, Jorgensen will be awarded $20,000.
This week he brought his cow to a Denver Safeway location where he learned he is one of nine finalists from more than 6,400 entries nationwide.
“It was really great to hear. We definitely celebrated,” said Jorgensen.
Voting is open now for the Lucerne Art of Dairy contest. Votes will be collected until May 17.