Staff of Button Factory Arts
Heather Franklin,Executive Director,
Heather Franklin is a visual artist living and working in Waterloo Region. After graduating from the Ontario College of Art, she has spent over 20 years working as an artist, instructor, curator, gallery technician and arts administrator. Heather has been involved in organizations including the Waterloo Regional Arts Council, Kitchener Waterloo Society of Artists, Cambridge Sculpture Garden, Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts, and the Arts Advisory Committee of Cambridge. Heather is the Recipient of the Bernice Adams Award, Y.W.C.A. Women of Distinction Award, and Citizen of the Year Award. She is also currently a member of the collective, Riverside Print Group.
Allie Brenner, Program Coordinator
Allie is an artist and arts educator working in Waterloo. A BFA graduate from the Ontario College of Art and Design with a major in Sculpture and Installation; she focuses within a conceptual practice spanning a variety of media including clay, fibre, plaster, plastics, found objects, video and projection.