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Online Art Gallery — Week #109

With one (notable) exception, today’s online gallery is all about flowers.

With good reason: Tomorrow is Mothers Day.

But even the one outlier still shows nature, in all its wonder.

We appreciate everyone’s submissions. This feature is open to all readers. Whatever your age and level of experience — professional or amateur, young or old. In every medium. On every topic (not just Mother’s Day).

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and (yes) needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to dwoog@optonline.net. Share your work with the world!

“A Rose For Mom” (Karen Weingarten)

“Radiant Beauty” (Mike Hibbard)

“Flowers for Mothers Day” (Steve Stein)

Untitled (Martin Ripchick)

Untitled (Beth Berkowitz)

“Daffodils for Breakfast” (Ellin Spadone)

“Tulip” (Amy Schneider)

Online Art Gallery — Week 104

This is our 104th online art gallery. That means it’s our 2nd anniversary. (Okay, I missed 2 weeks: once during Hurricane Isaias, once when I was in Kansas City. So sue me.)

Thanks to all who have submitted works. Some artists have contributed 1 or 2 pieces; others, dozens.

All show off the wealth of talent in this town, and by former Westporters. What began as a way to express emotions during the start of the pandemic has morphed into something much broader, with a wide variety of themes and mediums.

Here’s to the next 2 years!

As always, we appreciate everyone’s submissions. This gallery is open to all readers. Whatever your age and level of experience — professional or amateur, young or old. In every medium. On every topic.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to dwoog@optonline.net. Share your work with the world!

“Enlightenment” (Holly Tashian)

“African Night” — acrylic paint on canvas (Jared Buckman, age 15, Greens Farms Academy)

“We Beat North Carolina!” (Stephen Stein)

Untitled earthenware (Diane Yormark)

Judith Marks-White says: “I sliced a red delicious apple, and a heart emerged. I hope it a-peels to you,:

“The Old Man in the Tree” (Karen Weingarten)

“Proposed Accessory Dwelling Unit” (Lawrence Weisman)

Untitled. Mike Hibbard says: “As I looked at and felt this image, the colors and symbolism of Ukraine came to mind and heart.”

 

Online Art Gallery — Week 103

On we go — we’re one week away from our 2nd anniversary!

As always, we appreciate everyone’s submissions. This gallery is open to all readers. Whatever your age and level of experience — professional or amateur, young or old. In every medium. On every topic.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to dwoog@optonline.net. Share your work with the world!

“Sending Love to Ukraine” (Amy Schneider)

Untitled (Martin Ripchick)

“Happy Feet” (Karen Weingarten)

“Whatever Happened to Those 10 Commandments?” (Steve Stein)

“Somewhere in Space” (Ken Runkel)

Untitled — graphic for a painting in progress (Norm Siegel)

Untitled (Suzanne Goldstein)

“On the Sound at Compo” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Sunflower Collection: The Flower of Ukraine on Canvas” (June Rose Whittaker)

Online Art Gallery — Week 102

Tons o’ submissions this week — including several from first-time artists. (Of course, this is not their first work. It’s their first time featured on “06880.” You understand.)

We appreciate everyone’s submissions. This gallery is open to all readers. Whatever your age and level of experience — professional or amateur, young or old. In every medium. On every topic.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to dwoog@optonline.net. Share your work with the world!

“Variations on the Theme: The Eternal City by John Blume,” oil on canvas (Norm Siegel)

“La Donna,” Carrara marble (Alan Goldberg)

“Island Sunset” (Werner Liepolt)

“Together in Pieces,” mixed media (Joyce Landon)

Untitled (Sophia Livecchi, Staples High School Class of 2017)

“Not Just a Building” — exterior in Fairfield (Karen Weingarten)

“Thinking of Ukraine” (Suzanne Goldstein)

“Pink & Green” (Ken Runkel)

“A View of Assumption Church” (Steve Stein)

“Hoping for Harmony in Ukraine” (George Bullwinkel)

“You Can’t Get There from Here” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Nature’s Colors” (Eric Bosch)

“All is Well” (Jill Delaney)

Online Art Gallery — Week 101

World events and weather — one earth-shattering, the other just earthly — predominate in this week’s online art show.

Whatever your muse, we appreciate your submissions. This gallery is open to all readers. Whatever your age and level of experience — professional or amateur, young or old. In every medium. On every topic.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to dwoog@optonline.net. Share your work with the world — as wonderful and worrisome as that world may be.

“First Breath” (Bonnie Erickson)

“Good Trouble.” Geoffrey Stein’s collage of Congressman John Lewis includes material from altered photographs from Lawrence Jackson; Bettman Archive – Getty Photos; Spider Martin; Associated Press; Saint Louis American; Official White House Photo Lawrence Jackson. Acrylic and pencil on canvas.

“Leaving Ukraine” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Let There be Peace” — water color (Steve Stein)

Untitled (Werner Liepolt)

Untitled — -digital art using colored fluids and water (Ken Runkel)

“Free to the Wind” (Eric Bosch)

“Snow Lantern” (Karen Weingarten)

“Looking Forward to Spring” (Ellin Spadone)

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 99 Gallery

The real world is not far from the minds of this week’s online gallery artists.

Brian Whelan paints for peace, Kathryn O’Reardon offers a thought-provoking acrylic work, and Eric Bosch provides a timely title to a photo taken in Westport. In a non-political vein, Amy Schneider takes note of several solar eruptions, 93 million miles away.

Whatever your muse, we appreciate your submissions. This gallery is open to all readers. Whatever your age and level of experience — professional or amateur, young or old. In every medium. On every topic.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to dwoog@optonline.net. Share your work with the world!

“May Peace Prevail in Ukraine” (Brian Whelan)

“The Missing Peace?” — acrylic on canvas (Kathryn O’Reardon)

“Solar Eruptions,” Artist Amy Schneider notes, “NASA reported several solar eruptions this month.”

Untitled. Rowene Weeks took this photo behind the Westport Library.

“Stuck in the Wall” (Karen Weingarten)

“Multi-tasking” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Putin: War is Wrong” (Eric Bosch)

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 96 Gallery

Last weekend’s snow kept many Westporters homebound.

Some created art. Some enjoyed it on our online gallery.

“06880” is here for everyone: artists, and art lovers.

But we need your submissions. This gallery is open to all readers. Whatever your age and level of experience — professional or amateur, young or old. In every medium.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to dwoog@optonline.net. Share your work with the world!

“Patio Snow” (Karen Weingarten)

“The Route” — acrylic abstract (Patricia McMahon)

“Weekend Activity” (Lawrence Weisman)

Untitled (Jason Osterhout)

Untitled (Werner Liepolt)

“Blood in the Sun” (Carl Schumann)

“Cozy Warm Brew to Savor on a Cold Westport Morning” (Judith Marks-White)

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 91 Gallery

Happy New Year!

This week’s online gallery — the first of 2022 — features colorful, optimistic works. Hey, we can dream …

My dream, meanwhile, is for this feature to continue to expand. To do that, we need your help.

Whatever your age and level of experience — professional or amateur, young or old — this gallery is open to you. In every medium.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to dwoog@optonline.net. Share your work with the world.

And for now: Enjoy!

“Resination 32.” Artist Niki Ketchman explains: “This is from my Resination series.  Each piece starts with a 12” x12” canvas, on which I create an image. Then I collage on various items and coat the entire piece with resin. This piece is to wish everyone a happy and healthy 2022.”

“Luscious Lemon” — from the Westport Farmers’ Market (Pam Kesselman)

“New Year’s Star” (Karen Weingarten)

Unitled — Rowene Weems took this photo of her granddaughter visiting over the holidays.

“Snowy Longshore” (Lynn Carlson)

Untitled (Lawrence Weisman)

 

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 88 Gallery

From soup to … well, not nuts exactly, but other flavorful stuff.

This week’s online art gallery spans the late autumn and early winter/holiday seasons. As usual, works by “06880” readers continue to delight and inspire.

That’s the idea of our this feature. Whatever your age and level of experience — professional or amateur, young or old — this feature is open to everyone. In every medium.

All genres and styles are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to dwoog@optonline.net. Share your work with the world.

“Autumn Soup” (Ellen Wentworth)

“Joy” (Ellin Spadone)

“First Light on Wet Sand” (Michael Tomashefsky)

“Big Snow New England” acrylic on canvas (Herm Freeman)

Untitled (Allegra Bockhaus, age 14)

“Aging” (karen Weingarten)

“Setting up Shop for Christmas” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Until Next Year” (June Rose Whittaker

 

Roundup: Paddy Donovan, Staples Players, Y’s Men …

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Paddy Donovan is one of the best young goalkeepers in the country.

He’s earned national renown for his play with the Beachside Soccer Club MLS Next academy program. Yesterday, he became Clemson University’s first recruit of the season to sign a letter of intent.

Under Coach Mike Noonan, the Tigers are one of the top teams in the US. That makes Donovan’s signing especially sweet: Noonan won a state championship at Staples High School in 1978, where he played soccer with Donovan’s late uncle Doug.

Donovan’s father Dan was a state champ himself, captaining the Wreckers in 1981.

Signing any blue-chip recruit is a major coup. But Noonan put a personal spin on the announcement, posting on Instagram:

“Patrick is an outstanding prospect who has a very high soccer IQ. He has been developed in one of the best youth clubs in the country, and attended the best high school in the country.”

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This week, “06880” has reported 2 ways to support Staples Players. You can buy tickets to “Grease,” the fall musical. You can also purchase 3 special flavors of gelato, at Cold Fusion.

Now there’s a third way to support the nationally renowned theatrical troupe: a silent auction.

It’s online before the show, and in person during the show’s opening weekend (tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday).

Auction items include theater tickets; gift cards and baskets from local restaurants, specialty food stores and other local retailers; sports swag, artwork and more. Click here to see them all. 

Bidding is open now. It closes Wednesday, November 17.

In more “Grease” news, due to booming ticket sales, Staples Players is adding another performance. The additional date is Thursday, November 18 (7 p.m.). Click here to purchase, and for more information.

Among the items in Staples Players’ silent auction: 2 tickets to next September’s Tony Awards.

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Yesterday’s Roundup story about this Saturday’s Police Department food drive neglected to mention an important detail: It takes place at Stop & Shop. Here’s the story again — with apologies:

The Westport Police Department and TEAM Westport are sponsoring a Thanksgiving food drive this Saturday (November 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Stop & Shop). All donations support Homes with Hope’s Gillespie Center and food pantry, and Westports Human Services Department.

Westport Police officers and volunteers will collect non-perishable food items and cash. Suggested items include canned meats, tuna, salmon, Spam, canned cranberries, boxed stuffing, canned yams, canned corn, canned gravy, pasta, and sauces, chili, hot and cold cereal, canned fruit, canned and dry soups, peanut butter, jelly, mac and cheese, rice, granola bars, pancake mix, syrup and mayonnaise.

Earlier this year, after another drive, Westport Police and Homes with Hope volunteers delivered food to the Gillespie Center, across from police headquarters.

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This morning’s feature story on new 1st Selectwoman Jen Tooker notes that she’ll be sworn in this coming Monday — along with other town boards and commissions — and that the Representative Town Meeting swearing-in would be the following day.

Late last night, it was decided that the entire swearing-in ceremony — including RTM — will take place on Monday. Mark your calendar: November 15, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall auditorium). The public is invited.

(For officials who cannot make the Monday evening event, there will be brief swearing-in ceremonies on Monday and Tuesday, both at 4:30 p.m. on the Town Hall steps.)

Jen Tooker (left) and Andrea Moore, Westport’s new selectwomen, will be sworn in — along with all town boards, commissions and RTM members — on Monday night.

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June Rose Whittaker and Karen Weingarten are frequent contributors to “06880”‘s Saturday morning online art gallery. Readers love their photography.

So do the Y’s Men. They recently awarded prizes to the duo, in the annual Y’s Men’s Camera Club hoto Contest.

Weingarten earned 1st and 2nd place honors. Whittaker snagged a second.

All photos are on display at the Senior Center. Congratulations to all!

June Rose Whittaker’s photo.

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Westporter Janet LaReau died suddenly on Tuesday at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was 58 years old.

The Bridgeport native enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, walks on the beach with her husband Edward Luciano, and Sunday dinners with her family. They describe her as selfless, loving, and someone who always went out of her way to help others.

In addition to her husband, survivors include her mother, Antoinette LaReau of Stratford; son Robert Battey of Phoenix; daughters Janet Dziekonski (Thomas) of Westport, Rebecca Sampieri (Kenneth) of Shelton, LeAnn Battey of Westport, Michele Caggiano (Amanda) of Stamford, Rita Luettger (Cody) of Arlington, Virginia, and Laura Battey of Stratford; brothers David LaReau and Jeffrey LaReau, both of Stratford; sister Nancy Tomasco of Stratford, CT and grandchildren Santino, Jayen, Daniel and Abigail.

A funeral is set for Saturday (November 13, 11 a.m., Assumption Church) for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Willowbrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the Harding Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Click here to leave online condolences. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105).

Janet LaReau

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Today’s “Westport … Naturally” photo shows our town at its absolute best.

If anyone ever asks why we live here, just show Wendy Crowther’s image — shot yesterday — of Winslow Park.

(Photo/Wendy Crowther)

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And finally … today is Veterans Day. Please take time to think of every man and woman who has ever served this country. We would not be the nation we are, without them!