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Volunteer Spotlight: Sofia Overton

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is closed today, Monday, January 30 due to inclement weather. Any programs, tours, lectures or classes will not be held. If you are a ticket holder for a tour or an event today, we’ll contact you about rescheduling.

Get to know a little more about this month’s Volunteer Spotlight: Sofia Overton!

 

Where are you from?

Kansas City, Kansas

 

How did you end up in Northwest Arkansas?

I’ve grown up here since I was one, after my parents moved from Kansas City. (My mom was moving back to Bentonville.)

 

What have you most enjoyed about being a volunteer at Crystal Bridges and/or the Momentary?

I have enjoyed meeting tons of new people, getting to see the seasons change in the gorgeous view from the library, helping the wedding parties, and just being around books and art!

 

What’s your favorite artwork or space at Crystal Bridges and/or the Momentary?

My favorite piece in Crystal Bridges is Capri Girl on a Rooftop by John Singer Sargent. I can’t explain why, but this painting always touches my soul.

 

Where do you volunteer? If you volunteer in many different capacities, which shift do you like best?

I volunteer in the library every Sunday morning, and it’s my favorite part of the week.

 

What do you do to relax?

I play Animal Crossing and listen to records.

 

What would an ideal day in Northwest Arkansas look like for you?

An ideal day would be a walk through the Crystal Bridges trails, a coffee or tea at Heroes (paired perfectly with the Nutella strawberry crêpe from Crêpes Paulette), lunch at one of the downtown food trucks, and a movie at Skylight.

 

What’s your secret super skill?

I am extremely good at memorizing song lyrics and movie quotes.

 

If you had three wishes, what would they be?

If infinite wishes or more genies didn’t work, I’d wish I could travel anywhere in the world with the snap of my fingers, the ability to duplicate things (food, medicine, etc.), and finally, I would free the genie. This could cure world hunger and a number of other problems, and it would be pretty cool.