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Students Build New Storage

WCFA Has New Storage Space, Thanks to Warwick Students

April 18, 2018 -- We are happily using our new storage space and its sliding barn door. Thanks to students from the Warwick Area Career & Technical Center.

Since January they've been working on a construction project for us, under the guidance of teachers Michael Haynes and Brian Vadeboncoeur. It is now complete, and comes with a reconstructed gallery storage space, a new sliding barn door, and new doors for our art classroom.

The construction designs, donated in-kind by local architect and board member Pam Unwin-Barkely, aimed to optimize space at the Center -- visually and physically -- while retaining the openness for artwork display and viewing, as well as the historical charm of its Kentish Armory brickwork.

The construction work involved demolishing an existing wall, working with teachers and electricians to move electrical work, constructing the new storage area, and building the doors.

“We were so happy to engage local students in this much needed construction project,” said Taylor Terreri, director of the Center. “We take pride in being a resource for the community, and what better way to illustrate our commitment to Warwick than to engage local students in hands-on learning experiences that benefit their education and a local organization.”

This project was funded by donations from WCFA members and generous donors, as well as donations and support from Calson Corporation, Nationwide Construction, and National Lumber.

Learn more about the students and their work in the related Warwick Beacon story.