Pepin is The Event and Education Director
at Cheshire Children's Museum, where she plans, designs and creates venues and
promotional materials for events and exhibits.She consistently excites the
boundless imaginations of children through her creative art style that she brings to
Her goal while creating these pieces is to use as many re-purposed items as
possible to create realistic vignettes that inspire imaginative play, create a sense of
place, and provide educational inspiration for both children and their families.Pepin
explains, "The creative challenge is to take ordinary things and make them fun and
educational for several different age groups....The goal is to give each child a little
more of an understanding about a topic, but in a fun visual or tactile way." The
installations are multi-faceted endeavors that explore subjects from multiple learning
Although Pepin has always been interested in art, what might come as a surprise is
that she majored in math in college.Pepin explained, "I know math is not generally
considered 'fun' by a lot of people, but it can be when introduced through play. I feel
we can blend left and right brain ideas to make both art and math appealing to
children from an early age." This explains Pepin's drive to teach children any
subject through art, and think out-of-the-box while creating her educational
Pepin hopes to see the arts and culture in the Monadnock Region grow and stay
vital; she believes that in order to do this we need to create a rich culture that
extends beyond our region's natural beauty. Pepin feels that we must fill our region
with music, visual and fine arts, award winning restaurants, outdoor spaces, and
cutting edge activities in order to keep younger families here.
Pepin believes that a vibrant Children's Museum is one of the keys to the vitality of
arts and culture in any region."Each space in the museum provides a taking off point
for a child's creativity. When I see a child healing a sick pet in the Veterinarian area
or taking a plane ride to see kangaroos in Australia, it is an amazing feeling.
Providing a safe, colorful and imaginative space for families to connect is a dream
come true of which I am so grateful to be a part," explains Pepin.
She continuously strives to create more for her community, and plays a key role in
nurturing our children's love of learning. We are proud of her work here in the
Monadnock Region, and can't wait to see what she is going to create next!