Trena has over 20 years experience with marketing, event design, public speaking and professional development.
Trena is an artist who works in a variety of media. By replaying the work for each exhibition and pushing the evocative power of the work a little further, Myers creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles. Her artworks are characterized by the use of everyday objects in an atmosphere of middle-class mentality in which recognition plays an important role. By applying abstraction, she often creates work using creative game tactics, but these are never permissive. Play is a serious matter: during the game, different rules apply than in everyday life and even everyday objects undergo transubstantiation. Her works are presented with the aim not to provide an idealistic view but to identify where light and the environment are important. The energy of a place and its emotional and spiritual vibrations are always important. By taking daily life as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic of middle-class values, she tries to focus on the activity of presenting. The character, shape or content of the presented artwork is secondary. The essential things are the momentary and the intention of presenting. Her works don't reference recognizable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted.
IDF Walk Atlanta, Member of one of the top fundraising team, October 2018; Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, Abstracts Art Exhibition, March 2018; ArtAscence, February 2018, Portraits Issue, Featured Artist Interview; North Gwinnett Art Association, General Exhibition, 2018; Redbubble Gallery, 2018; North Gwinnet Art Association Winter Smallworks Art Juried Exhibition, 2017; Vango Art Gallery, 2017; Fine Art America Gallery, 2017; Re:artiste Show Your World International Art Juried Exhibition, 2017; North Gwinnett Art Association Plein Air Juried Show, May 2017; Historical Downtown Braselton, GA Concrete Wall Mural, 2017; The Hudgens Center for Art Members Exhibition Juried Show, 2016; SOPHE Graduate Student Case Study Competition, Walden Univ. First Team, 21st Century Award Recipient, 2016; National Fibromyalgia Association Card Design, 2009; AIDS Gwinnett Benefit Emcee and Graphic Designer, 2008; Published Author, 6 published books, 2006-2011; Viewbug Photography Award Winner, 105 Awards
Trena earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois; a Master’s of Business Administration in Marketing from Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, Colorado, with postgraduate work in Organizational Leadership and Change. In May 2015, she earned a certification in Health Information Technology from Gwinnett Technical College, Lawrenceville, Georgia and in 2016 she began her PhD journey in Health Education and Promotion with Walden University where she competed as the University’s first team at the SOPHE Graduate Case Study and received the 21st Century Scholar Award. She is currently in the Health Coach Certification course through Emory and has a certificate in Art Therapy Life Coach.
Throughout more than ten-year career in higher education admissions, she have mentored and guided thousands of students as they discern their next steps, from high school to college to graduate school. She is a sought after speaker and have spoken to such national organizations as Old Premeds, the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Georgia HOSA (which is the largest organization in the World) and the Association of Family Medicine Administration. As a 2014 Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute (GNLI) graduate, her team designed a community service project to raise awareness about the mental health impact of sexting. Resource officers, clinicians, and Future Business Leaders of America program in Sumter, South Carolina are using her team project. She served as chair on the GNLI advisory board where she was a vital part of redesigning the program. Trena’s interests extend beyond the office to other pursuits such as personal coaching, event planning, artwork, writing, and volunteering. She is the illustrator and author of six books, and proceeds from her butterfly paintings have provided needed funds for the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA), an organization in which she has worked with to help increase awareness about the disorder. In 2009, she initiated and received a signed proclamation from former Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue to declare May 12 as the state’s Fibromyalgia Awareness Day each year. In her spare time, she has an event planning and design business, Designs by Trena, where she teaches painting concepts and design.