Carly SAGE (Martin) - founder/director

Silver Circle's founder and owner, Carly has strived for over 8 years to make Silver Circle Art center a dynamic place for local and regional artists to convene, connect, share, and enrich the tightly-knit community of Connecticut's quiet corner. Carly's core beliefs have driven Silver Circle through many years of success and allowed the gallery to help form a wonderful circle of artists and community members in the Putnam, CT area.


Heather Mitchell - Educational Programs Manager

Heather Mitchell is a life-long New England resident and received her Bachelor of Arts from Anna Maria College concentrating in pre-law and legal studies in 2002. She possesses fifteen years of experience in the legal industry in matters focusing on injury, contract, and toxic tort law involving both complex litigation plaintiff and defense work. Heather decided to leave her legal career due to love of Putnam and wanted to be a part of its vibrant and growing downtown. Heather has been an avid supporter of the arts and of Silver Circle since 2011. Over the years she has taken many of the classes Silver Circle has to offer, so she has first hand experience with the inner workings of our educational programs. If you need to contact Heather directly about any of our classes or programs she can be reached at


Melissa Wyse - Community Enrichment Programs Director

Our former gallery manager. Melissa has taken on many roles on the Silver Circle team. In her role as community enrichment programs manager Melissa works on our Friends of Silver Circle Board, as well as developing periodic special programs, events, and outreach initiatives designed to build our community, support our collector base,  and foster connections with the arts at the gallery. 


Audrey Mucci - Gallery Curator

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Audrey Mucci to the Silver Circle Gallery as our new Gallery Curator and Manager. Audrey has been involved with Silver Circle for many years as an exhibiting artist, board member of the Friends of Silver Circle Gallery Committee, and as a volunteer. She received an AS in General Studies and an AA in Fine Arts from Quinebaug Valley Community College, a BA in Visual Arts, with a concentration in Sculpture, from Eastern Connecticut State University and an MA in Learning and Thinking (Arts Cohort) from The Graduate Institute. She worked for six and a half years as the Gallery Director at The Spirol Gallery and Art Department Assistant at Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, CT. Audrey lives in a small house in Moosup, Connecticut with her husband, Nick, and three elderly cats.


Karen Reid - Gallery Consultant


Karen has been involved at Silver Circle since  the first year it was opened. She has taught painting classes and was the gallery assistant for 6 years. She studied fine art at multiple museums, The Art Institute of Boston and has a diploma from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Currently she is a working artist, part of the collective, painting instructor and now will have a new role as a gallery consultant. She will be helping with all around day to day operations, exhibits and general support for staff and artists at the gallery.


Johanna pike, ATR, CLC - ITap coordinator


Johanna graduated in 2011 from Eastern Connecticut State University with a minor in Psychology and major in Visual Arts. She then attended Lesley University in 2014 and gained her Masters in Art Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. She has worked with teens and adults with a range of mental health concerns in an expressive therapies environment and was constantly amazed at the healing they provided. Johanna also received her Life Coaching Certification from the Life Purpose Institute in order to expand her knowledge base and integrate the healing powers of the arts with the empowering life purpose tools she has gained.

Johanna offers private life coaching and art therapy sessions. Find more information here.

Please contact us to schedule.





Erin Reid - Social Media Manager


Erin Reid began her position as the Social Media Manager for Silver Circle in September of 2017. She is here to help develop email and social media marketing for Silver Circle’s events and artists. In the moments between captioning Instagram posts, she is immersed as a part-time student in the fine arts and theater.