At a young age Rene’s core belief was that creative expression and exploration are the joyous birthright of every person not just a chosen few.
In her high school years at Nazareth Academy Rene continued to pursue her interests in theatre, dance and the visual arts. She was fortunate to attend such higher learning facilities as the University of Rochester, Brockport State College, Damien College and Nazareth College.
Rene received her Master of Science Degree in Art Education from Nazareth College while teaching a pilot program in the Performing Arts for the Rochester City School District. At this remarkable time in her life she was also a principle dancer with the Elizabeth Clark Dance Ensemble.
After receiving her NY state certification in K-12 Art Education and K-6 classroom education, Rene switched from Performing Arts to the Visual Arts for her 25 remaining years with the Rochester City School District. She feels honored to have taught thousands of students the possibilities of their imaginations with paint, clay, printmaking inks and every kind of drawing tool. She is proud to have had the huge responsibility of developing a non-threating, inspirational environment for children and student art teachers to appreciate art.
After retiring from teaching Rene became a student of Sharon’s and eventually became a resident artist at TheSTUDIO where she continues to explore her own work in ceramics as well as other media. She also offers instruction in ceramics to school aged children.
Rene’s work can be found at The Studio Rochester and ?????? in the Hungerford Building located on East Main Street.