Montserrat alumna Sarah Milton (‘03) was recently profiled on Cape Ann ARTWaves through an interview with M. Kristine Fisher.
Milton, originally from Bridport, Vermont, came to Cape Ann to attend Montserrat. She graduated with a concentration in Fine Arts in 2003 and went on to earn a Master’s of Fine Arts in Museum Studies at Harvard. She currently serves as the Collections and Exhibitions Manager for the Rockport Art Association and Museum.
- Kristine Fisher co-produces and co-hosts Cape Ann ARTWaves through 1623 Studios with fellow local artist Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco. They launched the show in April of this year as a way to support the local arts remotely during this period of lockdown and social distancing. They’ve done interviews with a number of local artists in the course of the past six months, all of which can be found on their YouTube page.
In the course of Sarah Milton’s interview, she spoke to what she finds creatively inspiring as a painter: “I’ve always had a thing for old barns, abandoned buildings, and rundown schools. The sort of places where I shouldn’t go—where no one should really go. It’s the yellow tape, you know? But it’s that sense of an adventure and finding beauty in what’s been left behind and neglected, but was once thriving. So I explore this idea of presence of absence, so my work is more about the shapes and the colors and positive and negative spaces.”
While the RAA&M is currently closed to in-person visitors, some of the work they are exhibiting can still be viewed and purchased online at the Rockport Art Association website.
View Sarah Milton’s conversation with M. Kristine Fisher below.