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Perrysburg High School students display art to the public

BY MATT THOMPSON
BLADE STAFF WRITER
The 10th annual art show at Perrysburg High School. The 10th annual art show at Perrysburg High School.
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Tyler Saner stood next to three tables full of his artwork from his four years at Perrysburg High School with drawings, paintings, and ceramics all over.

"Thanks," he said to browsers at the school's 10th annual art show today in the school's commons. 

For freshmen, sophomores, and juniors it was a chance to show community members all they had done in the art program this year. The seniors each had tables to showcase what they have done the past four years.

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Mr. Saner, who plans to attend the University of Toledo to study art education, enjoyed showing the progression he has made as an artist and a person during the four years. Each year his art classes had him make a self portrait,so he had four to display.

The portraits began with one depicting a young face with little detail when he was a freshman. Each year the drawings improved and Mr. Saner developed more as a person in the portraits. 

"I'm happy to see the progression," he said. 

While seniors had tables around the sides of the commons, the middle was filled with portraits, drawings of celebrities and animals, tea cups, piggy banks and other creations from the younger students. The work came from the school's photography, ceramics, drawing and painting classes.

"We have so much talent," said Michelle Brunner, art teacher. "It is great for kids to see each other's classes and to show the community what these kids are capable of."

Senior friends Sarah Conner and Mary Modene put their tables together to showcase their work. Ms. Conner spends the entire week each year preparing for the annual art show because it is so important to her.

"It is the one time of year we get to show off what we've done," she said. "It was really exciting to go through sketches and see how I've grown through the years."

A piece of artwork she had of a tiger is a finalist for the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition.

Mickey Davis has been looking forward to having her own senior table for years as she has been in the school's art program.

"It is really cool only the seniors have tables for all the years of art classes," she said.

Contact Matt Thompson at: mthompson@theblade.com, 419-356-8786, or on Twitter at @mthompson25.



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