Online Art Gallery #154

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 Share your work with the world!

“Spring Has Sprung!” (Amy Schneider)

“Implications of Flowers” (Tom Doran)

Watercolor artist Eric Bosch writes: “I just completed these for the Westport neighborhood guys I grew up with (Staples High School Classes of 1972 & ’73).
This is of our 1970’s basketball team, The Klunkers. We proved ourselves competitive in the Westport Rec & Beach leagues. We play some nice golf and tennis now, but our days of driving to the hoop are behind us.”

“Looking at the World From the Side Door” (Peter Barlow)

“Peace” — child in a Panamanian rainforest (Mike Hibbard)

“Daydreaming” (Lawrence Weisman)

“A Colorful Lady in Waiting” (Steve Stein)

“Naraja” — acrylic abstract (Patricia McMahon)

“Spring Has Sprung” (Dorothy Robertshaw)

(Help us celebrate 3 years of our online art gallery with an “06880” contribution! Please click here — and thank you!)

3 responses to “Online Art Gallery #154

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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