Ridgefield artist to receive ‘Behind The Scenes’ award

Ridgefield resident Tina Phillips

Local artist Tina Phillips will be honored by Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center at The Ridgefield Arts Council’s annual Behind The Scenes event on May 9 at 7 p.m. at the Ridgefield Library.

For the past seven years, Phillips has been the Art Show Coordinator at KTM&HC, organizing art shows by local artists in the Cass Gilbert Carriage Barn. In the over 55 years Ms. Phillips has lived in Ridgefield, she has volunteered at numerous organizations. Art and teaching have always been her passions and have led her to teach after-school art programs and art therapy programs at Silver Hill. She is currently an art instructor at Founder’s Hall. Ms. Phillips has judged art shows at the Lounsbury House, Ridgefield Women’s Club, and many churches and is always ready to donate a painting, give painting lessons, or offer Paint & Pinot Parties as auction gifts at fundraising events for RABC, ROAR, KTM&HC, and Founder’s Hall. She is an active member and volunteer of the First Congregational Church in Ridgefield and has served on numerous boards, including as President of The Ridgefield Boys & Girls Club.

Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center presents three centuries of the town’s history through the lives of the families that occupied the site starting in 1713. It offers docent-led tours of its period-furnished building February through December (Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1:00–4:00 p.m.) More information may be found at www.keelertavernmuseum.org and at Facebook.com/KeelerTavernMuseum, or by calling the office at 203-438-5485. Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center is located at 132 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.

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