Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (IL) with Koko Taylor and NEA Chairman Dana Gioia
Rep. Norm Dicks (WA) with Gerald "Subiyay" Miller
Rep. Louise Slaughter (NY) with Charles "Chuck" T. Campbell
Rep. Tom Udall (NM) with Eliseo and Paula Rodriguez.
Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN) with National Council on the Arts member Mary Costa.
Photos: Robert Burgess