"I was told during my interview that this would be the best job of my career," Heather Greene reflects on her 2006 job interview with Heather Smith, Wendy Moshier, and Heather Ferrell.
The Salina Art Center Board of Trustees accepted Heather Greene's resignation when she announced her intention to retire effective May 28, 2023. The Art Center invites the public to celebrate Heather on May 18 at 4:30 pm at the Art Center Cinema, 150 S Santa Fe. Cake and well wishes begin at 4:30, followed by a special free screening of one of Heather's favorite films, "Best in Show (2000)," at 6 pm.
Heather has always been committed to a robust and financially healthy Art Center – but her passion has been the Cinema. "My favorite part is the Cinema," says Greene, "watching films I'd never see at a mainstream theater is unique to central Kansas because of the Art Center Cinema."
"Her retirement will leave a hole in our hearts and our organization. It is rare to find someone who believes in our mission and always goes above and beyond to ensure we reach our goals. She is a wonderful teammate and a great friend and has been a resource to me from my first day at the Art Center," Misty Serene, executive director, "She will be greatly missed."
Heather began taking an interest in the Art Center by attending events and enrolling her daughter, Hannah, in classes in 1994. However, she quickly developed a love for the Cinema. When the opportunity to join the Art Center team as an office manager and bookkeeper presented itself, she was excited to take on the challenge.
"My job has never been boring. This is a fast, ever-changing organization. There is something new going on every month. I've loved meeting and engaging with artists, particularly the early residencies we had. I know it is the people I will miss the most – staff, board, and cinema patrons."
Retirement Celebration for Heather Greene
Thursday, May 18, 20234:30 pm Cake and well wishes
6 pm free movie, "Best in Show"Art Center Cinema
150 S. Santa Fe