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Published: Thursday, 11/13/2003

Southview High students benefit from art show

Viewers crowd the exhibits at the Southview art show, which helps fund after-prom activities. Viewers crowd the exhibits at the Southview art show, which helps fund after-prom activities.

Aaron Bivins sat surrounded by his watercolors as people mingled among the tables and display racks of artists last weekend at Sylvania Southview High School.

Mr. Bivins said it was his fourth or fifth year at the show, “and it s one of the nice ones. I enjoy coming.

He noted that the turnout this year seemed a little less than in the last few years, “but the weather s nice, and folks might be out raking leaves.

He noted that good weather is one of the highest hopes of artists displaying their works during the spring and summer when shows spring up outdoors nearly every weekend.

The reverse might be true for an indoor show in the fall, Mr. Bivins said.

Linda Mazzei, chairman of this year s event, agreed that attendance was a little less this year, but not significantly.

Last year s count was about 810, with approximately 750 this year.

Ms. Mazzei said attendance and income from the show has stayed pretty constant over recent years.

This was the seventh annual event, she added.

The show is at the high school and pays for the after-prom activities of the senior class there.

She said the income from booth rentals and the silent auction was about $3,500.

The show is considered a senior class activity, but is primarily run by parents, she added.

Kate Argow, a Sylvania residents who crafts jewelry, said it was her first time showing her work at the show, “but I thing it s a great show. I ll sure come back again, if I m invited.

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