Kristina (Tina) Rea

Equipped with an empathetic heart and relentless determination, Tina strives to connect people. Through her artwork, music, and writing, she shares her ideas passionately to reach and communicate with the world around her. Her poetry is nationally recognized as a medalist in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition, but she prefers to use her poetry to build relationships and personal connections to those who empathize with it. An involved artist in the South Bend, you may find Tina at the local art festivals such as ArtBeat and Arts on the Race, cheerily playing her mandolin and chatting with passerbys. She loves to have conversations about any of her passions, and loves it when others speak colorfully as well.

In addition to being a communicator through the arts, Tina is also proficient in French, after spending an immersive summer in St. Brieuc, France. To this day she continues to connect with people across the globe in hopes to better understand the vibrant array of cultures and people, and continue to create art that reaches across barriers. Her business goals are in line with her personal goals, searching for projects that will better unify the community, along with making it a brighter place.

“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” – Vincent Van Gogh