DARIEN, Conn. – An art opening and wine and cheese reception in honor of Darien artist Gigi Barrett will take place Thursday, Dec. 10 at Darien Rowayton Bank, where her new series “SKY” will be on display throughout December.
Although primarily a portrait artist, Barrett’s latest collection expanded her focus to include the beauty of the world under the magnificent sky. Born and bred in Bushwick, Brooklyn, she is moved by the bleakness of New York City of the 70s with its haunting black, white and grays.
Her work has been shown in galleries in New York and throughout Connecticut. She has participated in several national juried art shows, receiving awards for her charcoals. Most of her work is privately commissioned.
Many of her works are donated to local non-profit organizations focusing on animal care, rescues and education. Her love for all things equine has become her recent obsession, and charity of choice. Half of all proceeds will be donated to equine rescues.
The reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. The Darien Rowayton Bank is located at 1001 Post Road, Darien.
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