Ms. Rene Clair has been volunteering in the visual arts program for over 4 years. Rene is an accomplished water colorist and painter and has been active in the art world for decades. She has entered numerous shows at the Adobe Art Gallery, is an active member of A.R.T. Inc and has won a number of awards of merit at District art shows. Rene was a participant for many years in our drop-in painting program at the Adobe Art Center. This informal group of painters would meet to discuss their art work as well as use the time to paint. Rene approached Recreation Supervisor Jean Clark to suggest starting another drop-in program in San Lorenzo that would be open to all artists who want to work on projects in a highly creative and energetic atmosphere.
Over the years, the program has grown from 3 to 4 artists to over 25 enjoying the large open and bright space of the main hall at San Lorenzo. Rene brings informal instruction and a wealth of talent to these weekly sessions, encouraging and developing our local artists. Her 5 hours a week, 225 hours a year of volunteering has enriched our visual arts programs immensely and we are grateful and lucky to have her.