Terri Whetstone was born in Edmonton, Alberta and has lived in Nova Scotia for the last 25 years. She is a visual artist with an active studio and exhibition practise, as well as a community educator and developer. After completing her BFA at the University of Alberta, Terri become involved with adult literacy in Toronto and there gained training and experience as a community developer. She has worked with many communities including homeless and street-identified youth, women’s groups, justice workers, and feminist art groups. For the last twenty years she has been fortunate in being able to bring her community development and art background together, establishing such programs as the Phoenix Open Studio program at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the 4Cs Art Bikers program, the Community Arts Circle and the Arts Engage! Symposium. Terri has been the Executive Director of the 4Cs Foundation in Halifax, NS since 2005.