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Letter: See exhibit at Historical Museum

Published: Friday, July 18, 2014 8:56 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014 9:01 p.m. CDT

To the Editor:

If you have not had a chance to check out the photo exhibit, “Home Sweet Home,” by Tony Minard at the Grundy County Historical Museum, I highly recommend you do so.

The exhibit is an interesting collection of photographs of architectural elements from the Morris area – beautiful stained glass, intricate wood carvings, and highly detailed metal work are highlighted. Other, seemingly more mundane details are elevated to works of art through Minard’s artistic eye – a wooden door with chipping paint, a simple door knob, the play of light and shadow across a wood floor.

While enjoying the exhibit, I was reminded of how we go through our days paying attention to the big picture, but not noticing the beauty in smaller details. I find that I am happiest when I take the time to appreciate those small details – a soft breeze through an open window, the time-worn elegance of a carved-wood banister, that tiny little chip in a piece of glass that completely changes the way the light comes through.

Enjoy Minard’s “Home Sweet Home” exhibit and be reminded of all the beautiful details all around us.

Diana Watters

Dwight

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