WILTON — Two Mt. Blue High School students, Sarah Loewen and Elizabeth Burke, will display their works of art through April 29 at the Wilton Free Public Library.

Both are students of art teacher Roger Bisaillon.

The mostly large and colorful paintings and drawings explore nature, movement, and architecture.

Loewen is a senior at Mt. Blue High School. In recent years, art has become a large part of her life. “It is my way of problem solving and escaping the world around me,” she said. “Travel has allowed me to hold a different viewpoint than many of my peers. The ability to explore the world physically, as well as through art, is what has shaped my viewpoints. After graduation my plan is to study biology in Nova Scotia as it is a place that has greatly influenced my life. Art has provided me with skills that couldn’t have been found through the written word. Although I will not be studying art it will remain a large part of my life.”

“Art exercises my brain in an unconventional way that AP and honors classes don’t,” said Burke, a junior. “I have always admired pieces of art but taking a pencil, paint brush, or oil pastel makes me think about every stoke I make. Art has been a way for me to express my feelings without using adjectives. The human brain needs a way to express emotions, and art is a powerful outlet for thoughts.”

Burke said, “I am focusing my studies on the medical field; science runs in my veins. My grandfather was a general surgeon, my father was a cardiac surgeon before becoming a radiologist in Iowa and I hope to follow in their footsteps. I can only hope that I will someday become as good a doctor as they were.”


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