Photo Challenge #265

“Anyone for tennis?”

That’s not quite what the sign — last week’s Photo Challenge — said.

It read: “Looking for a game?” That made it a bit harder to identify.

But Fred Cantor, Amy Bedi, Lynn Untermeyer Miller, Ben Sturner and Karen Kim all knew that it hangs outside the main tennis courts at Longshore. (Click here to see.)

Last week was not exactly tennis weather. This week’s Photo Challenge is a bit more wintry. If you know where in Westport you would see this, click “Comments” below.

(Photo/Kathie Motes Bennewitz)

12 responses to “Photo Challenge #265

  1. Andrew Colabella

    Front lawn raw iron artwork at Westport Library

  2. Seth Schachter

    I believe this is part of the large sculpture outside the library- first level

  3. Lynn Untermeyer Miller

    The Charities sculpture on Jesup Green?

  4. “Charities” sculpture on Jesup Green

  5. Sculpture outside the library on Jessie Green?

  6. Yes, it is the “Charities” sculpture near the library. On Jesup (or, as Arthur Hayes calls it, perhaps auto-correctedly) “Jessie” Green.

  7. Mousumi Ghosh

    Sculpture outside the library

  8. It is “charity” at the Library Sean Doyle

    Sent from my iPhone


  9. Is the rest of that sculpture still there? I remember when it was at Winslow Park and the Town didn’t want it there, so they got the Library to take it. Calling it “Charities” must have been an inside joke for the donors.

  10. Charities is a reasonably good sculpture, but it has been greatly diminished by the close quarters of its present setting. It was plainly intended to be read as part of a much larger landscape – or a more intimate one. Shoved into the shadow of the Westport Library it looks like an afterthought. Or just a random pedestrian site fixture. I fully understand the unfortunate history of this piece and know there’s a reason why its been parked in a place where no one might take offense. However, as one of the owners of the work, I would almost argue for its sale if an appropriate (and acceptable) setting on town-owned land cannot be found. If we can’t/won’t do something well, then let’s just not do it.

    • Well, that was interesting! I wrote something about this sculpture when it was at Winslow Park but I don’t remember what it was. Except not liking the surface of the material it’s made of – which may or may not be an area for criticism, but it is for me. I like touching works (“Starry Night” a long time ago). But as you say, a work needs its proper space and this one hasn’t had it.

  11. The entire setting is depressing, mal/under maintained and generally unmoored. If there’s any message at all, it’s “we gave up”.