Wednesday, October 27, 2010


We have found that in The Art Room, if you give folks supplies, encouragement, a little jazz and perhaps a cup of tea....amazing things come to life! We have artists producing a lot of very good art right here on the second floor of The Triune Mercy Center. Much of this art will be for sale on Saturday, December 4th from 5:30 to 6:45 in the Dining Hall. The art is being donated by the artists so that all funds will be used for the work that Triune does with the poor and homeless of Greenville. How awesome and amazing to have these creative artists give their unique talents and work to help others. The Art Show and Sale will be followed by A Victorian Christmas in the sanctuary with a reception following in the Dining Hall. Calendars created by our artists along with notecards will also be on sale. Come and join us for a deliciously fun and creative Christmasy evening!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Art Show and Sale

The September 10th Art Show and Music Fundraiser for Triune Mercy Center was a successful event. Many of our artists arrived early and received their special (artist only) t-shirts and were available to meet and share their unique perspectives with those attending the show. New 2011 calendars were available as well as note cards featuring the art work of Tribune's artists. The sanctuary was packed for Kyle Matthews' music and the Voices of Triune. A reception followed offering many sweet treats and art. All and all is was a grand evening!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Art Room Activity

As you can see, we are all busy little bees as we prepare for the Art Show and Sale on Friday, September 10th!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Summer Time Tea

Our Summer Time Tea could have easily been renamed "Sweet Tea" as the tea time of fellowship and treats was sooo sweet. Those who came provided a lively, lovely eclectic mix...young and older, male and female, rich and poor. The Art Room had been transformed from its usual colorful and artsy self to a fully functioning Bohemian Tea Room right here on Stone Avenue in Greenville, SC. Our next tea will be held on Wednesday, November 17th from 11am-noon to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Y'all come!!!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

New Art

The summer heat is stimulating the creative juices to flow in The Art Room. Many new paintings and artists are bursting upon the scene!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

April Art

They say that April showers bring May flowers...but in The Art Room we don't have to wait for showers to bring forth the flowers. A brush and acrylic paint is all it takes to bring forth a spring bouquet. There is always activity, always excitement and new ideas, always something is being created on the second floor at the corner of Stone and Rutherford St. We have new and returning artists venturing in to share a cup of tea, a little fellowship, and creative inspirations!!!

Resurrection Tea Party

There was standing room only for our Resurrection Tea Party held on March 31st. As you can see, a good time was had by all! Our next will be a Summer Sweet Tea Party!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Homes of Hope Houses

These finely crafted bird houses or feeders were made by the men in Homes of Hope job training and mentoring program. They will be auctioned off as a fund raiser for Homes of Hope on Thursday, May 6th at the Embassy Suites. The Art Room has been given 8 to paint and decorate for this worthy cause. This photo shows them as they arrived in The Art Room, ready for transformation.

...and now the transformation!

What's New!!!

"Train up a child"....this little girl is receiving special attention,
safe in the arms of her mom.
Right now she is observing the artistic process
and camaraderie in The Art Room
while mom is creating a loving and lovely piece of art.
Soon, this little one will begin her own joyful creative journey.
She'll probably begin with PINK!

This young man has been helping us prepare for our first

Traveling Art Show.
He has been painting easels in wonderful colors to complement the art.
This first Traveling Art Show will begin on
April 26th at Banana Republic at Haywood Mall
and will feature many of Triune's fine artists!
One of our regulars beginning another
"hands-on" textile project.

Art Journal makers, intent in their work!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

New Art

Though it is cold and rainy outside,
we have light and heat and a cup of tea
to refresh and encourage
creativity in The Art Room!
Some new artists with fresh gifts and talents
have joined us to create some amazing things!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Original Three

A 2010 portrait of
the original three who took the initiative
to create The Art Room in 2008.
Though Bernice has since moved to Tennessee,
she is being wooed back periodically for the
Tea Parties, lunch at Tommie's,
and of course to be with all those in The Art Room! Karen, Judy, and Bernice

Henry's Art

This is the latest (2010) of Henry's Visionary/Outsider Art! Just one of the many intriguing pieces created by one of our outstanding artists.


Just a few of our artists enjoying

a relaxing and yet productive

Sunday afternoon in The Art Room