Christine Renaud has been a creative community organizer, social justice advocate, writer, publisher and art creator for over 20 years. In addition to running summer art camps for children and publishing an art magazine, she has created arts programming in zine making for the Quinte Sexual Assault Centre and taught "Embroidery with a Message" for Tools for Change in Toronto. Her outdoor embroidery workshop for Conscious Minds Camp brought the creative forces to young activists outdoors this past summer.
As Manager of Communications and Outreach for the public library system in Prince Edward County for 10 years, she designed innovative community programs including "DiscARTed", an art show of recycled books. Working in the Violence Against Women sector, Christine was the Outreach Worker for Alternatives for Women in Prince Edward County for two years. She currently works as an Instructor for Prince Edward Learning, an adult literacy centre.
The Art Kitchen, based on the Art Hives model of free drop-in art making spaces, is also her community project in Prince Edward County, Ontario.
Christine was featured with fellow artists in Prince Edward County in Life au Lait magazine.
“Everybody is talented because everybody who is human has something to express.”
― Brenda Ueland
“Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one”
― Stella Adler
“Everyone has their own ways of expression. I believe we all have a lot to say, but finding ways to say it is more than half the battle.”
― Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile
Recycled material mixed media
Fluently bilingual French/English