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Laura Gajewski began fostering her artistic skills before she can even remember.���I can��t remember not being passionate about art,�� said the Westphalia, Mich., resident, who is one of the Arts Council��s newest members. ���It��s always been a major part of my life.�� As a young child, Gajewski said she had strong hand-eye coordination and exceptional fine-motor skills, which led her parents to believe she��d either be a surgeon or an artist because her control of her hands was so impressive. By the time she entered kindergarten, she was copying editorial cartoons out of newspapers, and they were good enough that her parents decided they needed to encourage her creative pursuits.