Rural Studio Camping Retreat

Friends and Trinitites,

As urban folks we often tend to assume that things of note only happen in cities, that big things happen in big places. Especially in the art and design world, the urban dominates.

In May, a few of us will be traveling to the poorest county of Alabama to see one of the most radical architecture schools in the world. Auburn University's Rural Studio is a Design/Build program in Newbern AL where the students live in self made homes while designing and building for the local community. We will be visiting several of the built projects and attending the official graduation party / pig roast. We will also be eating at the nearby bakery that mixes graphic design, apple pie, and social change.

Feel free to watch the Trailer PBS did a while back about the rural studio

We leave Trinity bright and early Saturday morning, May 5th and return in the afternoon on Sunday, May 6th.

The cost is $30 which includes travel, campground fees, campfire supper, and a good breakfast. We will be tent camping in a nearby National Forest for one night, so you will need a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and whatever else you may require. We will supply the food and cooking equipment for two meals, God will supply the stars, and Alabama will supply the bugs (fireflies, mostly).
If you have a van or SUV and would be willing to drive please let us know. We are trying to keep this around 20 folks and are hoping to have 3-4 vehicles. RSVP if you plan to go ASAP!!! Simply respond to this post and we'll add you to the list. RSVP by emailing Thomas Hardy: click here!

-Thomas Hardy, Woody Giles & Jeff Guy

Art Community Night

Artists often create in what seems to be a vacuum. You are alone, hammering out your work, and then come up for air to find you have been working in total isolation. No doubt, sometimes this is a benefit, but usually it is a detriment to your sanity and you need some fellowship with other like-minded people to shock you out of the fog of work you've been in. So, we fashioned Art Community Nights for you.

These gatherings have been happening now for over two years. Every month we come together to share in life and discuss the creativity at hand - whether we are professionals or we are just getting started - all are invited.

There will be musicians, dancers, poets, painters, filmmakers, dabblers, pretty much every artistic discipline under the sun represented on Art Community Nights. The whole hope behind these events is to get us connected with our craft, with one another and with God.

All are welcome. We start at 8pm and wrap up around 10. Food is always involved so bring some room in your tummy! This is open to artists from other churches as well so feel free to invite people who don't worship at Trinity.

Tuesday, April 3rd from 8-10pm at the Tucciarone’s in Cabbagetown. 829 Marcus Street Atlanta, GA 30316 .  It is a green house with a double porch.
If you have questions about this event reach out to Jeff Guy; the ministry coordinator.