GARRETT — Tri Kappa Associates of Garrett wanted to do something for the arts, so they supplied the appetizers drinks and giveaways for the opening of a new exhibit last month at the Garrett Museum of Art.
Those Associates helping out included Johanna Byanski, Cathy Saxer, Connie Dicke, Katrina Custer, Phyllis Gerstner, Judy Casey, Jean Ross and Gretel Smith. The DeKalb County High Schools Student Showcase featured student artwork from Garrett, DeKalb, Lakewood Park, Carroll and Concordia high schools in a variety of media.
Baskets of ribbon-wrapped crayons (Kids use Krayons to Kreate) with the saying, “The Earth Without Art is Just ‘eh’” and a pencil with the parable of the Pencil. A pencil maker told the pencil five important lessons. 1. Everything you do will leave a mark. 2. You can always correct the mistakes you make. 3. What is important is what is inside of you. 4. In life, you will undergo painful sharpening, which will only make you better. 5. To be the best, you must allow yourself to be held and guided by the hand which holds you.
We all need to be constantly sharpened. This parable may encourage you to know that you are a special person, with unique talents and abilities. Only you can fulfill the purpose for which you were born to accomplish. Never allow yourself to get discouraged and think that your life is insignificant and cannot be changed. And like the pencil, always remember that the most important part of who you are is what is inside of you.
The student arts show ran through June 23.