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Atria Darien Displays Artwork By Gigi Barrett

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DARIEN, Conn. -- Atria Darien will host an exhibit by artist Gigi Barrett throughout July at the senior living facility at 50 Ledge Road.

There will be an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Thursday. Barrett's work will be on display daily in the Gratia Gillespie Art Gallery at Atria Darien throughout July.

Primarily a portrait artist, Barrett's most recent collection has expanded her focus to include a nautical and nature collection. Barrett was born and raised in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and said she is moved by the bleakness of New York City of the 1970's with its haunting black, white and grays. Many of her works are in charcoal, stressing hte lines, flaws, light and shadows, while her bright acrylic work has definitive characteristics that might be seen in a sketch.

Barrett's work has been shown in galleries in New York and Connecticut, and she has participated in several national juried art shows, receiving awards for her charcoals. Most of her work is privately commissioned.

Many of Barrett's works are donated to local non-profit organizations focusing on animal care, rescues and education. Her love for all things equine has become her most recent obsession and charity of choice. Half of the proceeds from her show will be donated to equine rescues. Contact, BlueEyedDingo@gmail.com for more information.

For more information on her Atria Darien show, call 203-662-1090 or visit www.atriadarien.com .

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