Spring in full bloom at Smith House

The Smith House is hosting a floral art exhibit of paintings by Willsboro Central School eighth graders. The exhibit will be up throughout the months of April and May. The art is being displayed throughout the center so that patients can have a pleasant experience as they are in the reception area and as they are brought to the rooms they will see the providers in. The students are very talented and should have the opportunity to have the art shown where a good number of people will be able to see it. We believe that by having the exhibition at the Smith House it is a winwin situation.A healing environment and the students art are seen by many, said Smith House Director Robin Pierce. Willsboro art teacher Anna Cesar said 14 paintings would be displayed. This is the first time the Smith House has hosted a school art exhibit. Its wonderful for the community to see what the kids they know are doing, said Cesar. Along with creating the work, students also learned how to frame their canvases. Students performed several sketches before learning how to transfer their ideas to canvas. Student Lucas Pierce said the acrylic painting took about two weeks. Students worked from pictures of flowers to create the spring-themed pictures. Its cool that people are going to be able to see what we did, said Pierce. The most frustrating part, Pierce said, was framing the picture. He added that he enjoyed working on the project with his friends. Pierce said that a reception was being planned on May 24 to highlight the new renovations at the Smith House. The renovations improve the privacy for patients as well as providing a more accessible entrance. This will also be a time that the public will be able to see the art work created by the students.

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