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Guild pleased with turnout at art sale

Oil paintings, vinyl records and parrots were featured at this year’s annual art sale hosted by the East Hillsborough Art Guild in Plant City. The sale was held Oct. 5 at the Cottage Shop with a diverse range of displays from local artists, members of the guild and nonmembers alike.

Patci Sawyer, member of the board of directors for the guild and chairwoman of the art sale, said proceeds from the art sale will go toward a scholarship fund and guild expenses. She credited this year’s new location for the event’s positive results.

“We’re very happy that we’ve had so many outside artists come,” she said. “I’m just thrilled at the turnout.”

The art sale included displays from Jab Ink, a group of artists who sell wood and marble sculptures and vinyl record paintings. Photography and paintings in oils, watercolors and acrylics from other artists also were featured.

Music was provided by piano and music teacher Katie Bournival. Parrotz-R-Us, a nonprofit bird organization that rescues parrots, held an exhibit as part of its efforts to educate the public on the care and treatment of domesticated birds.

Joe Simpson, guild president, explained that the guild seeks to promote artists and their work within the community. “We’re kind of looking for everything and a good variety and the parrots are a nice addition, for the kids especially,” he said.

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