The Mental Health Foundation Clients prepare for “Pieces of Life” Art Exhibition at Taloula Mangoes

The clients and staff of the Mental Health Foundation are working diligently towards their upcoming art exhibition called "Pieces of Life" which is scheduled for Friday October 26th from 5:30pm until 10:00pm at Taloula Mangoes on the boardwalk Philipsburg.


This project has a dual objective which is to promote Mental Health Awareness and to provide funds for the Faraja Center’s Christmas celebration in December. This project has brought out the artistic side of many of the clients and many are eager to finish their work.

For the past month, Sint Maarten’s artist Ruby Bute has been volunteering her time to assist MHF clients in their work once per week. Assignments are passed to clients and staff to complete before Ms. Bute returns for another session.

"It has been great to have Ms. Bute work with the clients. She has a very calm and gentle spirit while she works which lightens the room and allows the clients to relax. She has connected with them in a powerful way and at many times would encourage them even beyond their work for this project. We appreciate her so very much". Says one of the Faraja staff members

MHF is expected to have 30 framed paintings for the event. The Themes range from nature, historical, autumn to spring. Clients were allowed to express themselves and were guided in their initiatives.

"Heads of banks and other businesses that can purchase and hang these paintings in their buildings or offices are especially welcomed". Sys staff Member.

In addition to the paintings, there will also be candles on sale. "We have assortment of scented candles and have been working on some new exotic shapes as well." Continues the Faraja staff

The Mental Health Foundation looks forward to showcasing their work and is inviting the community at large to the event.