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The Enterprise — Marcello Iaia

You are the seed being planted: Wendy Cook, pastor of the Helderberg Evangelical Lutheran Church, speaks to a group of seven young photography students at the Berne Library on Dec. 23. She told the story of what inspired her idea for the Community Arts Project they were joining: Cook was handed a new set of stamps depicting modern art and cried in the post office, remembering the beauty of art in life. The idea that Berne is missing public art led Cook to conceive of artwork made and designed by the community. “Let’s do something people can get excited about,” Cook told the students.