COLUMBIA — Erica Leach values things that most people miss. She loves the subtle progress of preschoolers becoming students. She rescues reusable objects from recycling bins. And when she came upon an empty church in an overlooked part of town, she saw a home for her vision — a low-cost art center that could serve a community.
Art center founder promotes community, fun, work ethic
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