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img_0336Hilary Wittmann, Executive Director •

The New Canaan Society for the Arts, Inc. (NCSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director for the Carriage Barn, a community-focused arts organization and gallery.  Hilary Wittmann, a New Canaan resident joins the arts organization with experience in exhibition management, marketing and community outreach initiatives.  Serena Gillespie, NCSA board president stated, “We welcome Hilary to our organization.  We are delighted that she brings years of director experience as well as the skills to expand and support our continuing mission of community connection and engagement”.

In Hilary’s most recent position as Marketing Director for the Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT, she handled promotion and outreach for hundreds of live events with organizational precision and expertise.  Prior to this position Hilary was the Director of Marketing at the New Canaan Nature Center in New Canaan, CT.  She graduated from St. Lawrence University with a BA in Fine Arts. “I am so delighted to be a part of the Carriage Barn Arts Center.  As this organization enters its 40th year, I look forward to continuing to involve the community and showcase the work of so many talented local artists.  My career began in the Arts with curatorial and gallery experience, and I am excited to reconnect with these passions”, Hilary stated.

Cricket Benevento, Events & Programs Manager

Cricket joined the Carriage Barn Arts Center in Fall 2016 to manage gallery events, programs and rentals.  A New Canaan resident, Cricket has a background in production and project management.  As Senior Director of Nickelodeon Animation, she handled production for several award winning animated series and helped launch Nickelodeon’s L.A. animation studio.  Cricket has served on the board of the New Canaan Winter Club and held fundraising and event planning roles with the New Canaan Nature Center, East School, First Presbyterian Nursery School and the Rough Riders Foundation.  She graduated from University of Virginia with a BA in Art History.

Evelyn Harvey, Digital Marketing Coordinator

Evelyn Harvey joined the Carriage Barn Arts Center in the fall of 2016.  Evelyn assists with general gallery duties and handles graphic design for the exhibits.  She joins the gallery with enthusiasm to bring art to the community and the greater area.  A graduate of New Canaan High School, Harvey is a professional artist with a BFA in Painting and a minor in Art History from Pratt Institute.