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0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 17 Gallery

Summer’s here. The town is reopening. Your art gallery submissions are slacking!

Here are this week’s works. We will keep posting them as long as you keep sending them.

Professional, amateur, old, young — we want it all. Every medium is welcome. We are particularly interested in student art.

The only rule: Your art must be inspired by, reflective of, or otherwise related to the times we’re going through — or the times we’ve lost. Email dwoog@optonline.net.

“Opening Up” (Karen Weingarten)

“Compo Moonrise” (Westport poet laureate Diane Lowman)

“Good Humor Man” (Lawrence Weisman)

Untitled, plein air watercolor (Werner Liepolt)

“Life is Just a (Handmade) Bowl of Cherries” (Amy Schneider

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 16 Gallery

A few 4th of July-themed works are featured in this week’s art gallery.

“06880” is finishing our 4th month featuring readers’ creations. As the world changes, your submissions are as important as ever.

Keep ’em coming. Professional, amateur, old, young — we want it all. Student works are particularly welcome!

The only rule: Your art must be inspired by, reflective of, or otherwise related to the times we’re going through. Email dwoog@optonline.net.

“Happy 4th of July!” (Amy Schneider)

“Welcome Back” (Lawrence Weisman)

Seth Schachter created this collage from discarded items he spotted, in and around downtown. “It’s sad to see litter like this (or any litter for that matter),” he says.”But of course it’s reflective of the times we live in.”

“Out for a Drive in the New Norm!” Bob Weingarten says, “While cleaning drawers, I found cars and figures that our grandkids used.” One result is this photograph.

“First Recital” (oil on canvas). Artist Cindy Wagner says, “I just watched my granddaughter perform a virtual dance recital. It’s still beautiful and made me smile, but I thought about how different it was from her past recitals.”

“The Golden Rule” (Mark Yurkiw)

Untitled. Larry Untermeyer shot this tight closeup of the pistils from within a single bloom of a wild tiger lily that grows on his patio.

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 15 Gallery

As Westport reopens, the number of submissions to our Saturday art gallery slows.

Still, there’s plenty of good work to show. As always, our artists’ many moods are reflected in many mediums.

Keep ’em coming. Professional, amateur, old, young — we want it all. Student submissions are particularly welcome!

The only rule: Your art must be inspired by, reflective of, or otherwise related to the times we’re going through. Email dwoog@optonline.net.

Handmade greeting card (Amy Schneider)

“Hand’s On: An Artist’s Touch (Photographer Larry Untermeyer took this photo of Westport artist Howard Munce at Elizabeth Gaynor’s sketch class in 2010)

“Comforting” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Corona Meltdown” (Nina Bentley)

“Taken While Watching TV For the Millionth Time” (Ellen Wentworth)

“Garden Gate” (Jo Ann Davidson)

Untitled (Karen Weingarten)

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 13 Gallery

Throughout the pandemic — and now, the latest social upheaval — you’ve sent us your work. Your many moods are reflected in your paintings, collages, sketches, photos, sculptures, cartoons and videos.

Please keep ’em coming. Professional, amateur, old, young — we want it all. Student submissions are particularly welcome!

The only rule: It must be inspired by, reflective of, or otherwise related to the times we’re going through. Email dwoog@optonline.net.

“Worldwide Riots for Justice” (Amy Schneider)

Untitled (Allegra Bockhaus, age 13)

For the past 25 years, Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli has lived in Missoula, Montana. She graduated from Staples High School in 1974, and has “great memories” of her Staples, Long Lots Junior High and Greens Farms Elementary School art teachers. She says hello to her home town.

“The Day Westport Closed” (Deborah Johnson)

Miggs Burroughs says, “This was completely accidental. As I took my daily COVID anxiety run, my iPhone snapped photos of my other hand as it clawed its way
through the stress on my path to some sortof peace with it all.”

“Compo Couple” (Lawrence Weisman)

Untitled (Nancy Stember)

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 12 Gallery

We’ve reached another milestone: Month 3 of our online art gallery.

For the past quarter of a year — yikes! — our readers have shared their remarkable creativity and spirit. Throughout the pandemic — and now, the latest social upheaval — you’ve sent us your work. Your many moods are reflected in your paintings, collages, sketches, photos, sculptures, cartoons and videos.

Please keep ’em coming. Professional, amateur, old, young — we want it all. Student submissions are particularly welcome!

The only rule: It must be inspired by, reflective of, or otherwise related to the times we’re going through. Email dwoog@optonline.net.

“COVID Studio Cleanup” (Nina Bentley)

“After the Pandemic” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Dead Man Walking: ‘I Can’t Breathe'” (Karen Weingarten)

“Are We Ready Yet?” (Robbie Sumberg)

“The Clown Puppet” (Werner Liepolt)

“Chaos” (Amy Schneider)

“The Trump Swamp” (Aimee Garn)

“To Hold You” (Charlie Taylor and Helen Steene)

 

 

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 11 Gallery

Week 11 of our online gallery features another wide variety of local Westport artwork.

Watercolors, charcoal, photos, videos, even furniture-making — it’s all here in our regular Saturday feature.

Each week, you show off your creativity and spirit; each week, we gain insights into your COVID-filled moods.

Keep sending your work. Professional, amateur, old, young — we want your paintings, collages, sketches, photos, sculptures, cartoons, whatever. Student submissions are particularly welcome!

The only rule: It must be inspired by, reflective of, or otherwise related to the times we’re going through. Email dwoog@optonline.net.

“Empty Beach” (Martin Howard)

“Staying Strong” (Elizabeth Devoll)

Staples High School art teacher Angela Simpson says, “As part of distance learning, I make demo videos for my students. For the one on how to make a multi-color registered silk screen print using an adhesive film media, I created a print of my beloved dog, Teddy. The print was a hit at home. Now I’ve been ‘commissioned’ by my son to create a version printed on a black hoodie.”

“Backwards and in Heels” (Lawrence Weisman)

Amy Saperstein made this table in her garage workshop. She says, “I must be honest. It is extremely flimsy, and likely to collapse at any moment! I found the white branch in my yard, and had the wood for the top in the garage.”

“The Beach is My Happy Place” (Amy Schneider)

“Not Venice Carnival” (Lisa Weinstein)

“Unconnected Now” (Karen Weingarten)

Susan Lloyd says, “This is Saint Dymphna, an Irish gal with a horrible backstory; patron saint of depression and anxiety. I am not Catholic; I just like saints and their histories, and of course shells.”

A video tribute, from Rob Feakins:

Ann Chernow’s garden, near Main Street. “People walking by feel good seeing these,” she says. (Photo/James Walsh)

Roseann Spengler says, “Under house arrest like Cinderella, I have discovered new friends. Making them masks is more important than making them clothes.”

“Seagulls Above a Watercolor Sky” (Photo/Patricia McMahon)

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 10 Gallery

Our Saturday gallery has hit double digits — in duration, that is. We’ve always shown at least a dozen works each week.

Photos, watercolors, paintings, acrylic, chalk messages and more… each week, you show off your creativity and spirit; each week, we gain insights into your moods.

Please keep sending your work. Professional, amateur, old, young — we want your paintings, collages, sketches, photos, sculptures, cartoons, whatever. Student submissions are particularly welcome.

The only rule: It must be inspired by, reflective of, or otherwise related to the times we’re going through. Email dwoog@optonline.net.

(David Vita)

“Corona Crazy” (Laura Overton)

“Sophie in Quarantine” (Claudia Rossman)

“Time to Read,” graphite on paper (Francis Vitale)

Irene Mastriacovo says, “My yard is now my ‘go-to’ for walks. I enjoy the little things in life, like the birth of spring. The budding plants and flowers bring hope.”

Origami rug, with 2,000 birds (John Millock)

“Pandemic Provisions,” acrylic paint on cardboard box (Roberta Delano)

Artist Norah Leigh Parker turned 9 years old yesterday!

“Compo” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Protecting Our Totem” (Karen Weingarten)

Untitled (Libby Turner, age 13)

Leonor Dao Turut says, “gardening and making art keep me calm and focused amid the fears of this pandemic.”

(Amy Schneider)

Art*6*8*8*Art — Week 9 Gallery

The coronavirus crisis continues — and Westporters continue to make art.

Once again, we’ve got all kinds in our Saturday gallery: photos, watercolors, paintings, acrylic, chalk messages and more. Each week, our readers show us their creativity and spirit; each week, we gain insights into their moods.

And our own.

Please keep sending your work. Professional, amateur, old, young — we want your paintings, collages, sketches, photos, sculptures, cartoons, whatever. Student submissions are particularly welcome.

The only rule: It must be inspired by, reflective of, or otherwise related to the times we’re going through. Just email dwoog@optonline.net.

“A Wish.” Karen Nordberg took this photo before she lost her grandmother to Covid19.

“A Hole in My Heart.” After her grandmother died, Karen Nordberg walked again. She found this.

“GFS 4S 2020.” Elizabeth Chang created this in response to Greens Farms Elementary  School art teacher Cameryn Robinson’s request to make art that brings the school together. Elizabeth — a 4th grader in Mrs. Stroud’s class — says that each small nail represents the home of a classmate. The large one is GFS itself.

“Feet,.” Self-portrait by Benj Serfaty, a 6th grader at Bedford Middle School.

“Corona Cootie.” Mary Ann Nielson reinvented the traditional game “Cootie.”

Untitled (Marita Driscoll)

“Oyster Gatherers — With Profound Apologies to John Singer Sargent” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Hanging Together” (Karen Weingarten)

Molly Alger spotted this whimsical scene outside Winslow Park Animal Hospital…

… while Les Dinkin saw this on Bermuda Road …

… and Sandra Long noticed this on Birchwood Lane.

“Connected” (Amy Schneider)

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 7 Gallery

Wasn’t it just yesterday we were stunned to be self-isolating — and art seemed a safe, sensible way to keep our wits and express our emotions?

No. It was nearly 7 weeks ago.

Every Saturday since, “06880” has shared readers’ artwork. Professional, amateur, old, young — you’re sending us your paintings, collages, sketches, photos, sculptures, chalkwork, cartoons, whatever.

The only rule is it must be inspired by, reflective of, or otherwise related to the times we’re going through.

Keep the submissions coming (including students, of any grade!). Just email dwoog@optonline.net.

Here is this week’s gallery. It’s long on photos, with some very welcome springtime themes.  Enjoy!

“When We Still Had Hope,” soft pastel on sanded paper (Deborah Howland-Murray)

Funky hand-knit mask with tassels (Amy Schneider)

“Kissing,” Sherwood Island (Karen Weingarten)

“Day 1” (Rebecca Ross)

(Eileen Lavigne Flug)

“Wine and Tears” (Nina Bentley)

“Stuck in Your Hometown, Or Loving Your Hometown? Walking Downtown by the River” (Rob Feakins)

“Painting Flowers to Get Excited for Spring,” watercolor and ink pen (Eden Rossman, age 9)

“Robin’s Nest in My Back Yard” (Mary Sikorski)

“Stay Home” (Beth DeVoll)

Winslow Park Animal Hospital (Molly Alger)

“The Zeitgeist,” Sherwood Island (originally plane-less, but “stuff happened”); oil on canvas (Steven Parton)

Signs Of The Times

Amy Schneider’s collage reminds us that there are plenty of restaurants open for business — with curbside pickup and home delivery, of course. (Merchants too: Earth Animal is tucked in there, bottom row.)

As the pandemic slogs into a new month, remember how important our local places are. The Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce maintains a great list of open restaurants and markets; click here, then scroll down.

OneWestport offers an extensive list of restaurants, along with clothing stores, salons, fitness centers and more. Many of those businesses are closed, but links to their websites provide information on online opportunities, including gift cards.

The Finding Westport site also includes event planners, repair shops, graphic designers and the like.

Hard times continue. But thanks to these resources, we can make life a little easier for some of the restaurants and businesses that have served us so well, for so long.

PS: Hey, dads and kids! Remember: Sunday, May 10 is Mother’s Day. Many restaurants have special menus. And the Westport Downtown Merchants Association has an extensive list of restaurants and shops that offer Mother’s Day gifts. Just click here.

There are many very excellent restaurants in town. Jeera Thai is a favorite for flavor, fresh ingredients and friendliness. (Photo/Dan Woog)