Kristyne Gilbert Bradford Monmouth Art Center Selects New Leader By T.J. Carson • Jan 8, 2015 T.J. Carson The Buchanan Center for the Arts is starting the new year with a new executive director. Kristyne Gilbert Bradford was named to the position this week. She replaced Susan Twomey, who served as executive director the past eight years. Bradford completed her Master’s degree at Western Illinois University. While at WIU, Bradford was a teaching assistant in the Department of English & Journalism.