Students at Sorgho Elementary School have participated in “Sharpening the Saw” activities as one of the 7 Habits of a Leader In Me / Lighthouse Status school, but an exceptional experience is scheduled to take place from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6.
James Taylor, a professional chainsaw artist whose “Woodland Creek” creations are displayed at the Preservation Station in western Daviess County, will be at Sorgho Elementary School to demonstrate his skills by carving a lighthouse statue that will be on permanent display at the school.
Funding for the project is made possible through a grant from the Yeager Charitable Trust, which supports Family Resource Center programs that promote enrichment opportunities for students. The grant promotes arts and humanities experiences through a variety of events and activities, including giving students the opportunity to meet and interact with artists in action.
The demonstration will also include the opportunity for students to learn about the importance of developing and plan to achieve goals; and to visualize the concept of creating something of beauty and value from ordinary materials.
“Sharpening the Saw” is one of the 7 Habits of successful people and involves embracing renewal and enhancing one’s self in areas of physical, social/emotional, mental and spiritual growth.
“This experience literally represents the goal of Sharpening the Saw through this demonstration of artistic talent,” said event coordinator Lucas Vilorio. “Our goal is for students to realize that each person is a unique work of art.”