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New art center to feature local students' work

WILLSBORO -The artwork of Willsboro Central School students lined the walls of Drew and Elizabeth Belois' FreeForm Center for the Arts.

The art was part of a sneak peak show that took place March 18 at the center, located at 3673 Essex Road.

"We would like to bring new and exciting artists to the area," Elizabeth Belois said, who is also the art teacher at Willsboro Central School. "The center will provide art experiences, which will strengthen the creative thinking and problem solving skills of our students and provide opportunities for students of all ages to create artworks in various forms."

Belois said that the studio will feature the work of local student and visiting artists. they are currently completing renovations to their studio, which is located in the same building as the David G. Bonfante Dental practice.

The grand opening celebration will be planned for later in the year, according to Belois.

"Drew and I enjoy creating a space for community members to gather, socialize, share ideas and create," Belois said. 'the generous donation of this space and the collaboration with the surrounding community will help create success for the programs."

Belois thanked the school for their support of the sneak peak show, and said that she was looking forward to the full opening of the center.

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