Carly Martin - Owner

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.

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Kennedy Marshall - Gallery Manager

Kennedy Marshall is an illustrator and arts administrator. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration, with a minor in Art History, from the University of Hartford. In recent years she has been awarded the Walter Hodes Memorial Award for excellence in her artistic studies, and the University of Hartford Senior Regent Honor Award for leadership and academic excellence. Kennedy has worked in multiple galleries in the past, including the Joseloff Gallery and the Donald and Linda Silpe Gallery in West Hartford, Connecticut. As a gallerist, she embraces a core commitment to sharing art with the community by connecting with visitors, collectors, and artists. 


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.