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0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 56 Gallery

Once again, our “06880” art gallery welcomes a new young artist.

12-year-old Luke Bernier created a unique character on his Wacom pen tablet. He joins nearly a dozen other contributors, whose works range from watercolor and Japanese ink to photography (both still and in motion).

That’s the whole idea of “0*6*Art*Art*0.” Each week, we feature whatever form suits your mood. Some of you are professionals; most are amateurs. Experience does not matter. We want it all!

Student submissions are especially welcome. So are artists who have not submitted previously.

Email dwoog@optonline.net, to share your work with the world.

“Blowing in the Wind” (GIF by Karen Weingarten)

“King McHucklechucks” (Luke Bernier, 6th grade)

“A Rose is a Rose …” (Lucy Johnson)

“Daydreaming #1” (Martin Howard)

“Touches of Spring on a Misty Morning (Southport)” (Tom Kretsch)

“Beach Horse” (Pam Kesselman)

“Panda and Child” Sumi-e wok: painting on Japanese handmade paper, with ground Japanese ink (Costanza Baiocco)

“Are We There Yet?” (Ellin Spadone)

“Public Personas” — on view at Westport River Gallery (Brian Whelan)

“New England Coast” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Daffodils in Our Backyard” collage (Amy Schneider)

 

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 55 Gallery

This week’s art gallery opens with a new artist.

Evan Sealove — age 10 — moved to Westport with his family in August. During COVID, he discovered Bob Ross’ videos. Evan decided to try painting on his own. His mother Joselyn got supplies at Michaels. He got to work. The result is impressive.

We welcome Evan — and, as we do each week, we welcome whatever art form suits your mood. You don’t have to be a pro, or even experienced. Send it all!

Student submissions are especially welcome. So are artists who have not submitted previously. Email dwoog@optonline.net, to share your work with the world.

“Happy Little Mountains” (Evan Sealove)

“Fairy Tale Plant” watercolor (Ellin Spadone)

“Nature’s Beauty” (Lauri Weiser)

“Spring is Here” oil pastels on sketch pad (Jennifer Skarupa)

Untitled (Karen Weingarten)

“Be the Sun!” (Pam Kesselman)

Untitled (Marybeth Woods)

“The Garden Door” (Lucy Johnson)

Feathers float down and
stick on weathered jetty rocks. 
Pull before they curl. (Amy Schneider)

“Mykonos” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Acacia” rice paper with mineral watercolors (Costanza Baiocco)

 

 

 

 

 

 

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 54 Gallery

Several new artists join our online gallery this week. They provide a fascinating range of subjects and styles.

As we do each week, we welcome whatever art form suits your mood. You don’t have to be a pro, or even experienced. Send it all!

Student submissions of all ages are especially welcome. So are artists who have not submitted previously.

Email dwoog@optonline.net, to share your work with the world.

“Song of Spring.” Artist Costanza Baiocco studied with Chinese and Japanese masters, here and abroad, She says: “I am distressed by the hate-mongering against Asian-Americans.This painting is a way to honor the heritage of Asian-Americans. It is on Chinese silk with mineral watercolor and sumi (ink),”

“Resurrection” (Brian Whelan). This is on view at the Westport River Gallery.

“Hope” (Jerry Kuyper)

Amy Schneider offers this haiku: “Early signs of spring
Trumpets heading down, then up
Beaming in the sun”

“Footprints From the Meghalayan Age” (Laura Appelman) — at Sherwood Island State Park.

“Spring Bounty” (Lucy Johnson)

Untitled (Pam Kesselman)

“Help Celebrate a Healthy Spring. Keep Masking!” (Ellin Spadone)

Tom Weber recently discovered this cartoon by Westporter Marty Sagendorf. Tom says, “Though done in 1958, it reflects what we have been through the last 5 years – or 1. These storks or seagulls may show a lack of communication between parties.”

Artist Gail Bernson says this Mobius strip “shows that there are no sides.”

“Crash Landing” (Karen Weingarten — taken in Westport)

“Spring Renewal: Together Again” (Judith Marks-White)

 

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 53 Gallery

We begin our 2nd year of the Saturday art gallery with plenty of color (and a couple of watercolors). And, of course, a few other surprises.

Spring is on the way. Enjoy our artists’ interpretation of it.

Each week, we welcome whatever art form suits your mood. You don’t have to be a pro, or even experienced. Send it all!

Student submissions of all ages are especially welcome. So are artists who have not submitted before.

Email dwoog@optonline.net, to share your work with the world.

“Masked COVID Portrait” (Dereje Tarrant, age 14)

“Palm Sunday (Christ Entering Jerusalem)” (Brian Whelan). Tomorrow is Palm Sunday. This work is on view at the Westport River Gallery.

“Small Miracle” watercolor (Ellin Spadone)

“Looking Forward to Traveling Safely Again” (Amy Schneider)

“Horsing Around” (Lawrence Weisman)

Untitled watercolor (Lucy Johnson)

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 50 Gallery

It’s March again.

Nearly a year ago, we started our weekly art gallery. It was a welcome diversion from COVID. We’re still going strong, thanks to so many creative Westporters (and ex-residents).

As long as you keep sending your work, we’ll keep featuring it. Whatever form suits your mood — we want it. You don’t have to be a pro, or even experienced. Send it all!

Art should be inspired by, relevant to, or somehow, in some way, connected to our current lives. Student submissions of all ages are especially welcome. So are artists who have not submitted before.

Email dwoog@optonline.net, to share your work with the world.

Untitled. Wendy Roseberry writes: “My husband Brian Whelan and I moved here from Virginia in June. He is an artist. is work is shown at River Gallery. Right before the shutdown last March, a friend threw a masquerade ball with a 20-piece orchestra. Little did we know we would all wear masks from then on.”

“Lily in Hand” (Larry Untermeyer)

“CT Graffiti” (Karen Weingarten)

“Class of 1972 Foursome: Brendan Duffy, Richard Roberts, Jeff Bosch & Dave Kidney” (Eric Bosch)

“Finishing Touches” (Larry Weisman)

“Everything is a Bouquet” (Roseann Spengler)

“Give the Priceless Gift” (Ellin Spadone)

“Oil and Water Do Mix … Have to be Open to It” (Barbara Stewart)

“Rock, Paper, Scissors, Mask” (Photographer Amy Schneider notes: “The mask always wins. It’s not a game.”)

“Bent but Not Broken” (June Rose Whittaker)

“Snow/Sand/Sound” (Wendy Crowthr)

 

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 47 Gallery

We introduce 2 new artists this week. Both are Staples graduates. One still lives in Westport; the other is in California.

Both appreciate our weekly art gallery.

Actually, its your gallery. Send us your art — in whatever form you create it. You don’t have to be a pro, or even experienced. We want it all!

Art should be inspired by, relevant to, or somehow, in some way, connected to our current lives. Student submissions of all ages are especially welcome. So are artists who have not submitted before.

Email dwoog@optonline.net, to share your work with the world.

“The Dream.” Artist Tanya Michaela graduated from Staples High School in 1981.She credits Max’s Art Supplies and its amazing staff for supplying her creative young self with endless “toys” so she could experiment and flourish. After Parsons School of Design, she headed to Los Angeles where she now lives. Her main medium is college (torn, reclaimed paper on canvas. 

“Heart Stone,” surrounded by a light dusting of snow at Compo Beach. (Amy Schneider)

“With Gratitude and Prayers for our President’s Service” (Ellin Spadone)

“Snowy Maple” (Jamie Walsh)

Untitled. Staples graduate Eric Bosch recently retired. His wife and children gave him a watercolor class as a Christmas gift. He’s just beginning to paint, but COVID has left him lots of time for learning different techniques. He enjoys experimenting with colors.

“One Way to Deal With Pandemic Stress” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Sunset in the Snow” (Karen Weingarten)

 

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 46 Gallery

Happy Valentine’s Day!

A couple of artists addressed “love” this week. As Ellin Spadone notes, it’s what the world needs now.

Remember: This is your page. Send us your art — in whatever form you create it. You don’t have to be a pro, or even experienced. We want it all!

Art should be inspired by, relevant to, or somehow, in some way, connected to our current lives. Student submissions of all ages are especially welcome.

Email dwoog@optonline.net, to share your work with the world.

“Never Block Passion” — oil pastels on sketch paper (Ty Skarupa)

“Memories — Before COVID” (Amy Schneider)

“Snowing” (Karen Weingarten)

“What We All Need Now” (Ellin Spadone)

“Cityscape” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Last Leaf” (Larry Untermeyer)

 

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 43 Gallery

Art makes us think. This week, we’ve had plenty to think about.

Recent and ongoing national events influenced this week’s art gallery — both subtly and unsubtly.

Each week, “06880” highlights works from local artists. You don’t have to be a pro, or even experienced. We want it all!

Art should be inspired by, relevant to, or somehow, in some way, connected to our current lives. Student submissions of all ages are especially welcome.

Email dwoog@optonline.net, to share your work with the world.

“Our Divided Nation” (Amy Schneider)

“Homework” (Jo Ann Davidson)

“COVID Still Life” (Molly Alger — she made the hat)

Untitled (Greg Puhy)

“Sand Fish at Compo Beach” (Karen Weingarten)

“The View From My Couch” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Just a Little Pinch … Saves Lives” (Ellin Spadone)

“Trying to Stay Positive” (Roseann Spengler)

Untitled lithograph (Ann Chernow)

 

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 41 Gallery

Welcome to a special New Year’s edition of our Saturday art gallery.

Nearly all submissions this week had a holiday theme — and all are by women. The colors are vibrant, the feeling exhilarating. 2020 is in the rear view mirror. Full speed ahead!

Each week, our “06880” gallery highlights works from local artists. You don’t have to be a pro, or even experienced. We want it all!

Art should be inspired by, relevant to, or somehow, in some way, connected to our current lives. Student submissions of all ages are especially welcome.

Email dwoog@optonline.net, to share your work with the world.

Graphic by Lizzy Weisz, Staples High School sophomore

“Rebirth 2021” (Karen Weingarten)

“Happy New Year!” (Amy Schneider)

“Too Auld Lang Syne” (Ellin Spadone)

“Contemplating Covid” — alcohol ink on Yupo paper (Alison James)

 

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 39 Gallery

The holidays and nature dominate this week’s art gallery. As always, works are varied, thought-provoking, creative and clever.

And as we’ve done every week since the pandemic struck, we highlight submissions from all artists. You don’t have to be a pro, or even experienced. We want it all!

Works should be inspired by, relevant to, or somehow, in some way, connected to our current lives. Student art of all ages is especially welcome.

Email dwoog@optonline.net, to share your work with the world.

“Light the World With Hope” (Diane Yormark made, lit and photographed this ceramic menorah.)

“Santa Zoom Call” (Amy Schneider)

“Keep Wishing on a Star” (Ellin Spadone)

“Stars” – sketch paper oil pastels (Jennifer Skarupa)

Drone photo, looking south from Fillow Street and Clinton Avenue (Charlie Scott, Staples High School freshman)

“Old Village Church” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Observed in My Back Yard” (Ellen Wentworth)

“Peekaboo at Earthplace” (Lou Weinberg)

“Color in a Time of Darkness” (Artist Bimi Narang, 88 years old, has painted through the pandemic. Photo/Patty Kondub)

“If Only We Had a Pill for COVID” (Karen Weingarten)