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Barber National Institute holds annual art show

ERIE, PA - The Barber National Institute is holding its annual art show this weekend.  The show features about 600 pieces in various mediums from artists in and around the Erie County.  About half of these pieces were created by high school students, some of which were honored with awards Sunday afternoon.

Dr. Maureen Barber-Carey, Executive Vice President Barber National Institute said Sunday, "It's a cold day in Erie but there's a warm spirit in here.  I'd say we have about 500 people in here already.  We've had people who came through on Thursday and on Friday but today is family day."

The art show is an annual event that has gained momentum over the last 11 years.  This year's show is sponsored by Jay and Mona Kang, parents of two of the young artists that have been featured in the shows over the years.  The show will go on through Monday from Noon to 6 pm at the Barber National Institute.  The show is free and open to the public.

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