”Outside in the cold, hear the wind rattle.
Come to the barn, keep warm with the cattle”.
~ Margaret Wise Brown

Special to Iredell Free News

These words, penned by renowned children’s author and poet Margaret Wise in the book “Home in the Barn,” perfectly describe artist Amy Sullivan’s beautiful painting for Fifth Street Ministries’ 2021 Card of Hope.

Entitled “Shelter Me,” Sullivan’s painting not only captures the safety and warmth found in a barn, but it also mirrors the mission of Fifth Street Ministries to provide a caring, sharing, and compassionate shelter for people with no place to sleep, food for those with nothing to eat and hope for all in need.

The Statesville native’s work can be found in the permanent collections of universities, banking institutions and even U.S. senators, as well as in major galleries in Palm Beach, Atlanta, Charlotte and Blowing Rock. She is an exclusive artist with Ballard Designs, the leading interior design catalog in the nation.

Sullivan has relocated her studio to her hometown, where she supports local arts and many non-profit agencies. She is revered as both a fine artist and a community treasure.

Sullivan’s painting will be online for auction beginning Friday, October 1, at 6 p.m. Cards, with the beautiful painting on the front, will be available for purchase on the site as well. While the painting will be auctioned, the cards and ornaments will have flat prices.

Visit www.fifthstreetministries.com, click on the “Events” tab and follow the link. Or visit https://www.biddingowl.com/FifthStreetMinistries1421.

About Fifth Street Ministries

Fifth Street offers emergency shelters, transitional housing, a home for homeless veterans, soup kitchen, skills training programs, homeless outreach, access to health care, and My Sister’s House – a program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. 

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