Meet Crystal Bridges Volunteer, Cherie Moye
Career Information (Past, Present or Future)
I originally worked as a lab manager for a poultry company in Maryland. We then moved to California where I worked in various volunteer programs. Eventually, we moved to Arkansas, where we have been for the last 25 years. I now work part time in a boutique in downtown Rogers.
I love to run, bake, and volunteer. I also love wine and chocolate.
Favorite artwork or space at the museum
I love Neil G. Welliver’s Snow on Alden Brook, William Trost Richards’s Along the Shore, Andy Warhol’s Dolly Parton and Gabriel Dawe’s Plexus No. 27.
How did you learn about the museum and what prompted you to get involved?
I ran on the trails while the museum was being built. As I watched the construction, I just knew I wanted to be involved in some way. I visited Crystal Bridges at the Massey before the museum opened and it piqued my interest as well.
In what ways have you been involved as a volunteer with the museum thus far?
I have spent most of my volunteer hours in the Museum Store. Years ago, I served as a facilitator for the Skyspace and as a Wildflower Preservationist. During State of the Art, I served as a mom at Andy DuCett’s Mom Booth. I have worked many special events throughout the years. Most recently, I have become a Grounds Ambassador to help our guests on the trails.
What keep you coming back to volunteer?
I love helping people and engaging with our guests. I enjoy giving information about the museum and the surrounding area.
What do you enjoy most about your volunteer experience?
People come here from all over the world. I love meeting new people and sharing our museum with them.
What have you learned or how have you been personally affected from your experience with the museum?
I have learned so much about art itself. Having no background in art, I now have such an appreciation for many styles of art.
Do you have a funny or inspirational story you can briefly tell about your volunteer experience? Please share with us!
It’s such a crazy, small world. One day when working in the store, I met a man from Thailand who (strangely enough) had just met my husband. Periodically, my husband travels to Thailand for work…and it just so happens that he had just had dinner with this gentleman.
Do you have any advice for individuals considering volunteering with Crystal Bridges?
I have really enjoyed finding different ways to get involved. Try lots of opportunities.