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.
Evelyn Harvey joined the Carriage Barn Arts Center in the fall of 2016. Evelyn coordinates event rentals, 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.
Christine Brown, Weekend Administrator
Christine Brown joined the Carriage Barn Arts Center in the winter of 2017. Christine assists with event rentals and general gallery duties on the weekend. She joins the gallery with a reverence for all design. A graduate of New Canaan High School, Brown is a former New Canaan resident who works for the New Canaan Police Department, is a member of the New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps and is an avid gardener. She graduated with a BFA in Photography from Roanoke College.