English contribution with visual elements.

What do you do when your blueprints for a hopeful future come alive, just to get a viral infection and lose their colour?

Renée Michaud recounts stories of her pandemic experience as an emerging artist and helping professional in this 5-piece visual and poetic expressive art series. She creates from a place of vulnerability and strength while connecting to audiences by normalizing shared experiences of hardship. Join Renée as she artfully shape-shifts in and out of characters living inside her: a single 30-something-year-old, a rural Algonquin girl, a survivor, a spiritualist and Uneety, an artist. 

This 5-piece series is presented as part of the Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa Symposium: Blueprints for a hopeful future, with pop-up community arts events and artworks happening online and across Ottawa August 3 – 29, 2021. For more information, click here.  

Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa is a community-engaged arts program by Arts Network Ottawa / Réseau des arts d'Ottawa and is made possible through the generous financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation and Ottawa Community Foundation

Original print used in graphic by Melanie Yugo (Possible Worlds). 

Arts Network Ottawa acknowledges that the land on which we gather is unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory.

About the Artist:

Renée Michaud is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist whose art practice is dedicated to personal and social change in the areas of mental health and well-being, gender equality and environmentalism. She is an emerging spoken word and visual artist, as well as a conscious DJ who continues to create substance-free and inclusive spaces for creative expression and deep connection with our inner selves and with others. Renée is an International Coach Federation candidate, Work & Wellness Coach to creatives, founder of Uneety Coaching and Creative Co., and art-therapist in training. She is Algonquin-Métis from the beautiful Mattawa/North Bay, Ontario area. 


  • August 3 - 29, 2021
  • Published Online
    Publié en ligne