An Artsy Saturday

Who says Westport is no longer an artists’ colony?

Yesterday, store windows all across town were transformed into Halloween-worthy works of art.

The paintings were done by local youngsters. The Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event — which was also a contest. MoCA’s Anne Greenberg and Ruth Mannes judged the windows today. Winners will be announced tomorrow.

Calvin Carreras (1st grade, center) was helped by Julian Carreras and Aaron Slomich.

Elsie Mergenthaler (6th grade)

Julia Natarajan (3rd grade)

Sally Nathan

Sophie Jacques (6th grade)

Meanwhile, over at MoCA, Westport artist Trace Burroughs led families as they pained an 8’10” x 20′ canvas. It was part of the the Guinness Book’s world’s largest abstract painting.

The style was all Jackson Pollock. And that’s who held the previous record!

Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce director Matthew Mandell (left) helping validate the painting’s size …

… while young artists work …

… and the finished product!

4 responses to “An Artsy Saturday

  1. I like Trace’s painting better than Pollock’s.

  2. James Waldron

    I love the diversity of the artists. But then again you are who you are.

  3. Can I get an 8×20 INCH repro⁉️

  4. Great activity for the kids of Westport/Westin! Thanks to the Chamber of Commerce for all of their hard work. I’m so very proud of my artistic and amazing granddaughter, Sally. 🙂