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0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 2 Gallery

Last week, “06880” debuted “0*6*Art*Art*0.”

Every Saturday, we’ll share readers’ artwork. Professional, amateur, old, young  — send us your painting, collage, sketch, photo, sculpture, chalkwork, cartoon, whatever.

The only rule is it must be inspired by, reflective of, or otherwise related to the times we’re going through. We’re all experiencing tons of emotions, and art is a wonderful way to express (and share) them. Email your submission to dwoog@optonline.net.

Here is today’s gallery.

Keep the submissions coming. If yours is not posted yet, be patient. There will be more next Saturday. And, unfortunately, for some time to come.

Joanie Landau’s “Hope” was inspired by Robert Indiana’s “Love.”

Brandon Malin’s medium is photography. The Staples High School senior’s drone shot of downtown Westport — empty at night, in the midst of the pandemic — is striking.

Untitled, Beth DeVoll

Artwork by Merri Mueller’s young Fillow Street neighbors Addie and Nora (ages 4 and 6)

“Compassion” (Miggs Burroughs)

Ellen Greenberg made “The Birds and the Bees” for a friend’s first baby shower (postponed now until after the birth). She dropped it in a sealed bag at her friend’s house. The expectant mom is a beekeeper. “I want her to remember their joy, and the love of all their friends during these challenging times,” Ellen says.

Amy Schneider’s collage expresses how she feels these days.

“Peaceful Valley” (Laura Loffredo, age 8)

“The Low Hum of Anxiety” (Jennifer Sabella)

“Comforting” (Lawrence Weisman)

Julie Van Norden painted this last year. “Prophetic about social distancing,” she says.

Emma Nordberg, age 15, took this photo during the first week of quarantine. “Despite the virus, it’s a beautiful spring,” she says.

Introducing “0*6*Art*Art*0”

Westport really is an arts community.

Yesterday I tossed out an idea: In these perilous times, let’s share art. I promised to post some of what I got every Saturday.

I wrote:

It doesn’t matter how old (or young) you are. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never picked up a brush, crayon or camera in your life. You don’t have to be an experienced painter, sketcher or collagist. You can work together, or with your family or anyone else you’re self-isolating with

All you need is an idea and a way to express it. Serenity, love, calm, separation, friends, solitude, fear, hope — whatever you’re thinking or feeling, get to work!

Artwork flooded in. It was broad, beautiful and imaginative.

Uh oh. Much of it was also created before (remember those days?) the pandemic hit.

My idea was to get folks — amateurs and professional, of all ages — making art, of all types. I guess some people just skimmed the story.

I’d love to showcase all the art I got. Right now, I’m limiting it to work that was specifically created during this crisis, or that shows powerfully some of the effects these days are having on us.

Here’s the first batch. Enjoy this virtual gallery.

Keep the submissions coming (based on the criteria above). And if yours is not posted today, be patient. There will be more next Saturday, and every week after until there’s no more art. As if.

PS: Thanks, Stacie Curran, for the great suggestion to call this new feature “0*6*Art*Art*0”!

Haiku, by Westport poet laureate Diane Lowman

“Find Your Beach” (Max Szostak, 17 years old)

Robbie Sumberg

Chalk art by Kassia Stedman, 8, and Avery Stedman, 6

A bra makes an impromptu face mask (Amy Schneider)

Alex Drexler couldn’t sleep. He took his dog on a 5-mile walk. The sunrise helped.

The new Merritt Parkway rush hour (Paul Delano)

Lonely boy (Finley LaPick)

Brenda Giegerich

“Heads Above Water” (Heidi Palmer)

Long Lots Elementary School student Ben Kuster spent the week decorating t-shirts

Mara Barth

Pic Of The Day #25

Bird at Sherwood Island (Photo copyright Amy Schneider)

Pic Of The Day #11

Pic - Kayak on Saugatuck River - Amy Schneider

Kayak on the Saugatuck River. (Photo copyright Amy Schneider)

It’s 62 Degrees. Get Ready For 10 Inches Of Snow. And Strong Winds!

(Photo/Amy Schneider)

(Photo/Amy Schneider)

(Photo/Tricia Freeman)

(Photo/Tricia Freeman)

 

 

While You Were Away…

You might not get to Compo Beach much these days — particularly on a chilly December weekday.

But 2 of Westport’s most talented photographers headed there this morning. Here’s what they found:

(Photo/Amy Schneider)

(Photo/Amy Schneider)

(Photo/John Videler)

(Photo/John Videler)

Click on or hover over the images to enlarge.

You Know It’s Fireworks Night When…

…spots are already reserved at 8 a.m.

(Photo/Amy Schneider)

(Photo/Amy Schneider)