Name: Sarah Hutchinson
Occupation: Museum Educator
Tell us a little about yourself:
I was born in Norwalk and grew up in Bethel. I have an older brother. I went to Immaculate High School in Danbury and Wheaton College in Massachusetts. I majored in Art History and Studio Art. My concentration was in Printmaking. I went to Graduate School at the San Francisco Art Institute. I worked with their docent program coordinator at the school’s professional MOMA gallery. My graduate degree was in Exhibition and Museum Studies. I have a cat named CeCe—it’s short for Cecelia. My favorite type of art is contemporary and modern art.
Have you worked with any interesting artists lately?
I worked with on the Trigger portion of their Trigger and Barrier exhibition at the Aldrich Museum.
How long have you worked in Ridgefield?
I’ve worked here for about 2 years.
What is your favorite aspect of Ridgefield?
I think that Ridgefield is a really quaint little town with a lot of character. There are a lot of cute little cuisines around here. There are a lot of organic options and some great restaurants. It’s a town where you can walk, especially from the . I like not having to drive my car everywhere. As an educator, a lot of what I do has to do with families—and there are a lot of them here.
What is your best memory in Ridgefield?
When I was very young, I would drive to my grandmother’s house in New Canaan. Seeing all of the holiday lights in town was like a treat at the end of the day.
What keeps you here?
I love my job at the . My favorite part is the people I get to work with, and the work that I get to do. I get to work with some interesting people, but working with kids is my favorite thing to do. They are so uninhibited—they say things that adults would never say and they give me a new perspective.
What do you do for fun in Ridgefield?
I love contemporary art, so I enjoy seeing what the docents and the artists have to bring to the museum. I also work as an art installer, so I get a unique view that a lot of people don’t get.