Today marks the 3rd anniversary of our online art gallery.
“06880” began this feature in the first days of the pandemic. The world shut down — but this was a chance for readers to share their work with others.
Some submissions were dark. Others were hopeful. Artists used a variety of mediums. It was a creative idea in a desperate time.
It worked. Eventually, the terror receded. But the artwork kept coming.
As long as you keep it coming, we’ll continue sharing — every Saturday. (We missed a couple along the way — that’s why this is only Online Art Gallery #154).
We celebrate year #3 with not one but two works titled “Spring Has Sprung.” I can’t imagine a better, more hopeful way to move on.
Meanwhile, as we’ve said since March of 2020: This is your feature. Everyone is invited to contribute. Age, level of experience, subject matter — there are no restrictions.
All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, collages, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and (yes) needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Share your work with the world!
(Help us celebrate 3 years of our online art gallery with an “06880” contribution! Please click here — and thank you!)
Eric, good stuff—and I wish we had someone with artistic abilities to commemorate our intramural hoops team.😐 Your team name seems familiar. Did you play in the Staples intramural league and, if so, who was on your team? Thanks.
Hi Fred. Thanks. Yes we did. I posted a few other of my paintings earlier, of these life long friends, that you might recall, of us golfing, and our make-believe band, the Sweat-Dogs. The Klunkers team members were *Brendan Duffy, *Dave Kidney, *Jeff Bosch, Jeff Plunkett, *Bill Harley, *Rich Robets, Pete Folsom, Fred Greenfield, John Sich & *me. (*= In the painting).
Eric, thanks. And of course now I know why the name seemed so familiar: John “MaraSych” whom I was very friendly with through soccer. I remember being over at his house decades after our years at Staples—and I think it was just a couple of years before he died—when he pulled out a box containing some intramural memorabilia! Of course, I loved it! John, as you know, was such a wonderful guy and his sudden death came as a real shock. Thanks again.