"Natural Surroundings:" Art show opens at Keeler Tavern Museum July 29

"Natural Surroundings," a solo art show featuring the work of Westport artist Lisa Stretton will open with a reception on Sunday, July 29, 2018, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Carriage Barn at Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center (KTM&HC).

The show will run through Saturday, August 10, 2018. Show hours are Monday, July 30, through Saturday, August 10, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  daily. Admission is free. A portion of the artist's sales will go toward the ongoing restoration of the historic Carriage Barn, which was designed and built by renowned architect Cass Gilbert in 1910.

"Natural Surroundings" features original contemporary paintings that incorporate light, color and motion to create a connection to everyday life.  Ms. Stretton's art demonstrates her sense of calm and serenity, each piece evokes a clear escape from the turbulent of modern society. Ms. Stretton works in acrylic, oil and mixed media, including textures, and her themes take a modern twist on traditional concepts – abstract, coastal, water, bead, ocean, modern floral, contemporary abstract and tranquility.

Ms. Stretton has been a selected artist for Art About Town Westport in 2015 and 2016 and has received a Best of HOUZZ 2017 Service Award. Her work can also be seen at Westport River Gallery.

Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is located at 132 Main Street in Ridgefield, CT. The Museum presents three centuries of the region’s history through the lives of the families that occupied the site starting in 1713. It offers docent-led tours of its period-furnished tavern building February through December. More information may be found at www.keelertavernmuseum.org and at Facebook.com/keelertavernmuseum. Additional parking at 152 Main Street.