“I’m still very much in touch with about 80 people (from high school),” she said. “I just want to give that as a gift to the next generation of artists coming up.”
Leweck said artists share strong bonds and are a good support system for each other. She said her new school will be a “gathering of talent.”
She will be applying for federal grant money to help offset the start-up costs of opening the school.
Sherry Kilgus-Kramer sits on the school’s board of directors and said having the Granite State Arts Academy gives students an option in education with an added perk of performing arts studies.
“It’s very much needed,” she said.
Granite State Arts Academy can be found on Facebook or at granitestateartsacademy.com.