As part of Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center’s traditional Christmas Luncheons and Holiday Boutique, three Ridgefield artists, Cynthia Mullins, Rachel Volpone, and Nancy Moore, will exhibit a selection of their work in the heated Cass Gilbert Carriage Barn from December 5 through 9, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily, in a show titled “Living Color.” An Artists’ Reception will be held on Sunday, December 3, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
All of the artwork on display will be for sale, as well as a selection greeting cards by Tina Sturges. A portion of the artists’ sales will go toward the preservation of the Museum’s historic Carriage Barn, which was designed and built by renowned architect Cass Gilbert in 1910.
Nancy Moore’s art focuses intensely on the concept of transformation and evolution, playing with themes of shape-shifting, creation myth, and gender identity. She uses a blend of materials to create each original painting, including watercolor, gouache, metallic paint, colored pencil, wax crayon, and graphite. Ms. Moore will be showing pieces from her “Unconventional Women” series, which depicts women who may not be considered beautiful in the conventional sense.
Rachel Volpone is an award-winning abstract painter whose work has been exhibited in venues across the country and has been featured in many publications. Ms. Volpone’s work is inspired by intense or subtle color relationships and the physicality of the paint medium itself. Each piece aspires to reflect the complexities of the physical and spiritual world through uncovering hidden meanings and relationships between intentional and accidental shapes on the canvas.
Cynthia Mullins is an award-winning Connecticut painter, who enjoys painting a range of subjects. Drawn to landscapes, still life and florals, her work explores dimensions of design, form, and color within a series of contemporary floral paintings. Ms. Mullins currently sits on the board of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists as its Creative Director.
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center, 132 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT, presents three centuries of the region’s history through the lives of the families that occupied the site starting in 1713. The Museum is open Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. More information may be found at www.keelertavernmuseum.org or on the museum’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/KeelerTavernMuseum.