Renee’s past is as varied as her store product. She started out as an off-Broadway electrician and ended her New York career as Master Electrician of the Joyce Theater. Coming back home to Maine, she went back to her college job of picture framing, which is actually much like theater without the stress. Picture framing is different every day with a beautiful finished product in the end.
She met and married Mark Arbisi (an artist/picture framer turned pastor) and worked at a variety of frame shops as Mark and she moved from town to town, out to the Midwest and back. Mark is currently the pastor at Christ Church on Dane Street in Kennebunk, which makes her a local “PW” (pastor wife). She makes the quilts in the shop as well.
Addie is often in the shop on Fridays and Saturdays, sometimes during the week too. She LOVES people, stop in to say hello and she’ll let you pet her.