Chalk Art a real draw
LUNGERVILLE – Chalk artist Tom Morris draws crowds wherever and whenever he’s scheduled to appear. He will again be at the Lungerville Christian Church for their Christmas service.
For three years, the artist from Stillwater pastored at the Lungerville Church concluding in 1995. He returns often during many annual holiday seasons to present drawings. Some of his works are permanently displayed on the sanctuary walls and include a fall scene depicting the church at the foot of North Mountain.
Word of mouth is his advertisement which has taken him to Lewisburg, Beaver Falls, and many senior nursing homes. At Danville where he visits twice a year, the center made frames displaying his drawings which are replaced by those completed during his next visit. At senior centers he’s allotted more time so two renderings are often done.
Morris also travels to Philadelphia and uses his chalk art ministery to spread the gospel to inner city children. Bible characters such as ‘The Good Samaritan’ accentuate the stories.
Morris, who first picked up chalk for illustrations when his sons were young, has demonstrated his talent at workshops and conventions in Michigan. After 40 years, he is retired from the maintenance department at the Press-Enterprise in Bloomsburg.
At last year’s service in Lungerville, Morris drew an interior home scene with a table laden with gifts representing the greatest gift of God’s son sent to earth on the very first Christmas. He never repeats the same scene, and to learn what the 2013 edition will be, all are invited to arrive at the church at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 22 at 1700 Route 239 Highway, Unityville.