Westport has always loved the arts.
Now — as the coronavirus swirls all around — a group of local artists has an idea: Everyone in town can use this time creatively.
And “06880” will showcase your work.
This is not a contest. It’s just a way to use art as a response to our difficult situation.
And to share it with 15,000 others.
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!
You sure as heck have the time to do it.
Amateur (and professional) efforts are welcome, in all media: paint, photography, pastel, drawing, digital, cartoons, even doodles. You name it, “06880” wants it.
Just email a JPEG image of your piece to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name. Include your age, and any other info — how you created it, what you were thinking, whatever — if you’d like.
Every Saturday, I’ll post as many images as I can. I’ll do it every Saturday until there’s no more art to share.
And if you’ve got a clever name for this ongoing project, click “Comments” below. Coming up with a good title is an art of its own.