Trinity Lutheran hosts the first fine arts festival

Lickskillet will make his debut on Sunday.

There will also be skits written by Hannah Kerkhof, Kate Mau and others, siblings Conner and Brooklyn Covey will perform together, and other theater, choir and orchestral students will show off their talents.

In addition, refurbished paintings and furniture completed by Hope Cockerham, drawings and a three-dimensional piece by Kash Siefker and other introductory works for advanced art students will be on display.

Trinity Lutheran High School presents its first Sunday Art Festival at School, 7120 N. County Road 875E, Seymour.

The art exhibit, which also features work by students from St. John’s Sauers Lutheran School and Immanuel Lutheran School in Seymour and St. Peter’s Lutheran School in Columbus, will begin at 1 p.m. and the FurnARTure auction will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with the proceeds benefiting Trinity’s Art Club. Both will be in the commons.

Finally, at 3 p.m., the variety show kicks off at the Bollinger Sports Complex, featuring Trinity students in music and drama lessons.

Entrance to the festival is free and the event is open to the public.

It all happened when TLHS art teacher Carrie Adler realized that Seymour Community School Corp. was not planning on having its annual art show, which in the past featured students from all Seymour schools, including Trinity.

“It’s like our state finals or our section for our art kids,” she said. “They don’t have a platform so this is their only time that they would be seen by anyone who wants to come and see them, which is really cool. They’ve been working on all of these things throughout the year, and they see them one at a time, but then you get this body of work, and they’re like, ‘Wow! We really did all this art this year. ”

Lickskillet is a group that has recently found its name and includes juniors Caleb Williams, Jacob Sabotin and Kade Hill and second Sage Broughton, all of whom are in Leah Schneider’s guitar class.

They will perform a song written by Williams, “We’ll Get There”.

“I started writing on my own a few years ago. When I started playing guitar it came naturally, just a great way to express myself, ”he said. “I have been playing guitar since first year. I started playing here, and have always loved country music and kind of led me to learn it.

The quartet met in guitar class. The group is named after a road where Williams lived.

“We were just talking about playing and found a little riff. We were going to do a song on the variety show, but then this (song that he wrote) came up, so we decided we were going to do our own song, ”Williams said.

So far, they’ve only played for Trinity’s principal Clayton Darlage, and Broughton said it’s gone pretty well.

“He liked it,” Broughton said. “We received compliments from people passing by.”

Sunday they will have a much larger audience.

“It’s just going to be fun to do, a great group of guys, a great experience,” said Broughton. “You never know, maybe we’ll start something.”

Schneider said it was an interesting thing about his music lessons. Students might find that they are good at singing or playing an instrument and making it a passion or even a career.

“We can really bring them skills where they go in the world,” she said. “Part of the class is getting them so they can go out after that and form a group. We learn to read music, technology. They do it all. “

She is impressed by Lickskillet and the other students who have come together to play. She said the school has had a variety show for 20 years, but the Fine Arts Festival is new.

“What’s been good is coordinating it with the art department and the theater department,” Schneider said. “I firmly believe in interdisciplinarity and the involvement of the whole school in the fields.”

On the theater side, Kerkhof wrote three sketches and received the help of another student to carry them out.

“In high school, everyone across the country reads the same books, so we wrote summaries that sort of changed the plot line of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ ‘The Scarlet Letter,’ and ‘The Great Gatsby,’ which are just a few of the favorites that we’re learning here at Trinity and then we’ve added a little fun twist to some of them, ”said the junior.

“The Scarlet Letter” has been turned into a musical, so this sketch will contain a few songs.

“We wrote the skits first and then we cast them with some of our friends who are in our drama class or in our choir class that we have here as well,” Kerkhof said. “Recently, we’ve been working on blocking and directing, so everyone can have a good performance on the variety show.”

Mau wrote a skit, “Trinity Idol,” which is a parody of the television competition shows “American Idol” and “America’s Got Talent.”

“It’s going to be like a mini talent show inside a talent show,” the rookie said. “It’s really cool. There are people singing in there, people doing dances, just stuff like that.

The two girls are in Jayme Lowe’s first acting class and are happy to show off their talents at the festival.

“I feel like, especially in high school, the emphasis is on sports, and one of the great things about Trinity is that we’re all into sports, but we’re all into art too. and the other extracurricular activities that we do, ”says Kerkhof. “The variety show is really good because people can go out and show off their individual talents. … The whole school is coming, and it’s a really supportive atmosphere for the creative outlet they have.

For those interested in any of the arts as a career, Mau said the festival is a good opportunity to get a feel for it.

“It’s a very good chance to bring the students there with the help of the teachers,” she said. “I’m really excited for this. I think it’s going to be a really good variety show.

Lowe said the show was great because it was very student-oriented.

“I’m really more of a facilitator,” she said. “In our drama class, we work together to come up with the concepts for all of these skits, and the kids are really the ones who are looking for props and costumes and directing their rehearsals for their individual skits that they’re responsible for. … I bring them the materials and they make the art.

On the art side, Cockerham, a junior, has a few paintings that have entered the exhibition and three pieces of furniture in the silent auction.

She said she was self-taught, having watched quick drawing videos on YouTube before she started drawing. Now, all these years later, his work will be presented at the Festival of Fine Arts.

“I think it’s really fun because we have different things together and it’s not just one thing, it’s not just the same picture over and over again, like some schools will make us all do the same. image, ”Cockerham said. “That way we get our own variety and our own style.”

Siefker has long been interested in art.

“I’ve been doodling for as long as I can remember,” said the senior. “One of our family made caricatures, and after seeing him do that, apparently my dad said I started doing real faces and shapes and stuff. Apparently I just started doing some real recognizable figures, so I just kept going. I hope to have a career in graphic design. “

He is delighted that others are seeing his work at the festival.

“I love it because it showcases what we actually do throughout the year,” Siefker said. “Last year we didn’t have (an art show) so all the projects went under the radar and nobody really talked about it. This way you can show your family and friends what you have done, what you are capable of and what you have learned. “

Adler said the art will remain on display as part of Trinity’s Distinction Program so that students can view it.

Looking ahead, she said she plans to contact all schools again in the fall so they will be more notified in advance of next spring’s festival.

“This is our first try, and it would be really nice to make it a thing for us,” she said.

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