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LIMA — It’s the work of some of the best artists around, and it opens today in ArtSpace Lima’s annual Kewpee High School Art invitational.

“This year we had 448 pieces entered by 281 students from 22 schools. Of those, 81 pieces were accepted into the show,” said Bill Sullivan, manager of ArtSpace.

And as always, the quality of works on exhibit, “is just exceptional,” he said. “I’ve heard a lot of people say that the kids’ work blows the adults’ work out of the water. I think the thing about this work is that the young people don’t know what they can’t do, and as a result, the work is astonishing.”

While Sullivan credits the ability of the youth, he also gives accolades to Harrison Shutt and Kewpee, who has sponsored the event for 22 years.

“As one teacher said when bringing her students’ work in for judging, there are not many places that hang students’ work in this professional setting. And that’s true,” Sullivan said. “We have 22 schools responding from Lima to Van Wert. Everybody in the neighborhood came out.”


What: ArtSpace/Lima’s 22nd Annual Kewpee High School Art Invitational

When: Today through April 10. Opening reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today.

Where: ArtSpace/Lima, 65-67 Town Square, Lima

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