Caroline Rust Ward
Michelle currently serves as President of the Women's Art Initiative (WAI). She joined the WAI board in 2018 and immediately was inspired by the women serving, their mission, and incredible accomplishments. Michelle has a passion for the arts and is proud to serve on this board. She is eager to see all that the future holds for art in our community.
Introducing Caroline Rust Ward, our Vice President who has served on the board since 2016. She creates artwork under the name Caroline Rust, and she has a passion for public art. Caroline says, 'Public art provides a community with easy access to art and design for pleasure, beautification, and education.'
Stephanie joined the WAI Board in 2020. She has a passion for the arts and enjoys the community that art brings. Stephanie serves on the Public Relations committee, and as a native of Rock Hill, enjoys the beautification public art brings for the greater Rock Hill area.
Pam joined the WAI board in 2018. Pam says, 'I am proud and honored to serve as the website administrator for this outstanding organization of creative and caring women dedicated to making a difference in downtown Rock Hill.'
Meet Lori. Lori came to Rock Hill in 2021 to serve as the Executive Director for the Arts Council of York County. Part of Lori's appeal for her to move to a new part of the country was the city's interest in public art. She is pictured here on Little Island in NYC, on an urban park on the Hudson River where you can experience art and nature. We're happy to have you serving on the WAI Board, Lori!
Rebecca joined the WAI board in 2019 and is proud to be a part of this female-led organization, working to bring art to Rock Hill for all to experience and enjoy. Follow along with Rebecca at @house.of.drennan. "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." - Edgar Degas
Monique Luck, Amanda Foshag, Carolyn Moore, Lori Robishaw, Suzanne Harnois, Kathy Wilson, Stephanie Thompkins, Pam Poag, Kristen Sessions, Michelle DiEduardo Caroline Rust Ward, Michele Dupre, Grazier Rhea, Phyllis Ferguson. Not pictured: Rebecca Bridges, Nicole Davenport, Lucille Harper, Ashley Owens, Ashley Stevenson, Emily Wade