Yesterday we bid farewell to our dear Kiyoko – Community Programs mastermind and super-colleague. ECP hosted a cherry blossom-inspired party as an homage to her Japanese heritage, and a call to the upcoming spring season. Ilene and Megan designed a gorgeous sakura (cherry blossom) mural complete with a haiku scroll.
This kind of thing doesn’t happen overnight – we spent a few days getting the art lab ready – and in typical Kiyoko fashion, she conscientiously walked the long way around the offices for days in order to avoid walking through the art lab as we worked.
Many colleagues and some of the many, many community partners she has collaborated with over her eight-year Walker career were on hand to wish her well as she starts her new career at The Children’s Theatre Company.
And the Hello Kitty cake with strawberry filling? AWESOME!!