Above: Some of our wonderful current and former staff members
Current Art Explorium Staff
Heather Williams Executive Director
Heather wishes she could have gone to a place like Art Explorium as a child, but she is trying hard to make up for lost time as an adult. She is thrilled to work at Art Explorium because it brings together children, art and environmental sustainability.
Heather has helped start two community centers. One was a self-help legal center at the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii. The second was at the Luke Center for Public Service at Punahou School. With her community experience and two young art-lovers of her own at home, working on a community art center for youth is a perfect fit.
Ana Ching Education Coordinator
Ana grew up with lots of great art programs in her school and neighborhood and is sad that many kids don’t have the same opportunities in school today. But she’s happy to be a part of Art Explorium, where she can create programs that help kids explore their creativity.
Ana studied International Relations at the University of San Francisco and later spent several years teaching high school English in Okinawa. She loves how art can be used as a means of communication between people of different backgrounds. In her free time, Ana likes hiking, diving and exploring nature, so she feels very lucky to be a part of promoting environmental sustainability in Hawaii.
Wendy Ikeda Staff Member
Wendy is a valuable member of the Art Explorium staff, mom for the Arts, and one half of team HeART Felt, winner of the recent Spalding House Art-O-Mat contest. Wendy usually can be found in the studio on Sundays making sure Open Studio and workshops run smoothly with her cheerful and efficient vibe. She also teaches felting classes at Art Explorium.