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0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 66 Gallery

From Longshore to Sherwood Island to Old Hill, artists found inspiration around Westport this week.

And far beyond. There’s a piece of aboriginal art in our gallery today — a first for “06880.”

As always, thanks for your submissions. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage — send it in!

We are particularly interested in student work, and art from readers who have not submitted before.

Some of you are professional artists; most are amateurs. Experience does not matter! Email dwoog@optonline.net, to share your work with the world.

“Longshore Sailing School, Another Westport Gem” — pastel (Roseann Spengler)

“Rock Face at Sherwood” (Elena Nasereddin)

“Summer Stroll Bouquet” — Old Hill neighborhood (Irene Mastriocovo)

“Aboriginal Art (After John Mosquito Tjapangarti)

“Oyster Shells” — decoupage (Laura Overton)

“Shades of Summer” (Larry Untermeyer)

Untitled (June Rose Whittaker)

“Sunset” (Karen Weingarten)

“We’re Not Out of the Woods Yet” (Ellin Spadone)

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 64 Gallery

LGBTQ Pride. A rock band. James Joyce.

Those are 3 of the very intriguing — and colorful — themes in this week’s art gallery.

We’ve also got beautiful spring flowers. Lots of ’em!

A gentle reminder: We want all kinds of art. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, macramé, jewelry, sculpture — send it in!

We are particularly interested in student submissions, and readers who have not submitted before.

Some of you are professional artists; most are amateurs. Experience does not matter! Email dwoog@optonline.net, to share your work with the world.

“Pride” (Amy Schneider)

“”Outside Angelina’s” (Ellen Wentworth)

Untitled. Artist Eric Bosch says: “Like all kids of the ’50s & ’60s, we always imagined ourselves in a band. One of our pals — Bill Harley — actually made this dream come true, We all just got together for our annual weekend golf reunion in Vermont. I painted this for the occasion, and gave each of them a framed print.”

“Spring Flowers” (Julianne Lowenthal)

“Nature’s Beauty” (Lauri Weiser)

“First Red Rose of Summer, River Lane” (Larry Untermeyer)

“Albino” (Karen Weingarten)

“Irises on Iris Lane” (Elena Nasereddin)

Artist Brian Whelan says: “Bloomsday is an international celebration of ‘Ulysses,’ written by James Joyce. The big thick book takes place in 1 day: 16th June. 1904 Dublin has celebrated it for many years. Now it has spread all over the world. There are readings, re-enactments, eating a kidney for breakfast, a brothel scene, etc. A few years ago I was approached by someone in Taiwan who was going to Dublin for the Bloomsday Festival. He wanted my image of Joyce to be reproduced on his group’s t-shirts. In their celebrations they came across a painting I did that hangs permanently in the library of the James Joyce Centre in Dublin.”

 

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 63 Gallery

Welcome to another edition of our Saturday morning art show — this week, known as “Spring Nature Photos.”

Half of the submissions are of stunning natural scenes. Most submissions — flowers and everything else — come from women.

Every form of art is welcome. Let’s see those watercolors, pen-and-ink sketches, macramé and more. C’mon guys, step up to the plate. We are — as always — particularly interested in student submissions, and readers who have not submitted before.

Some of you are professional artists; most are amateurs. Experience does not matter. We want all your art! Email dwoog@optonline.net, to share your work with the world.

“Buddies” (Gina Ryan)

“Patching Life Back Together” (Eva Horowitz — completed during COVID)

“Bearded Iris” — on Jesup Road, near the Gillespie Center (Amy Schneider)

“Saugatuck River Reflections” (Photographer Larry Untermeyer says this shows the office building on the west side of the river, across from the Westport Library. This was a tight reflection shot, just as high tide began to turn toward Long Island Sound.)

“The Beauty Within” (Lauri Weiser)

“Remnants of Rain” (Ellen Wentworth)

“A Calming Peaceful Memorial Weekend (Photo/June Rose Whittaker)

“Awakening” (Karen Weingarten)

“Light on a Dark Day” (Myles Hinton — Staples High School sophomore, and a 5th-generation Westporter!)

“Betsy” (Lucy Johnson)

Untitled (Seth Braunstein)

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 62 Gallery

Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Westport celebrates with its 48th annual Fine Arts Festival. It’s been moved from the traditional bake-on-the-asphalt-in-mid-July date to a more artist-and-art-lover-friendly late May slot.

Main Street is the place to go, to see fantastic works of all types and styles. It’s today and tomorrow — Saturday and Sunday — from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here for more details.

To get you in the mood, enjoy “06880”‘s own tradition: our weekly art gallery. Like the downtown one, it’s free!

Remember: This is your gallery. We rely on your submissions.

Some of you are professionals; most are amateurs. Experience does not matter. We want all your art!

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

“On the Way to the Beach” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Peony” (Amy Schneider)

“Amelie.” Elizabeth Hiltz painted her daughter. The artist says: “The time not commuting has allowed me to focus again on my painting. It has taken a new turn though, and now I’m enjoying exploring the portrait as I never have before. I love diving in, in a way which also makes the subject’s heart sing — surrounded by their fondest things in life. A shift in one’s mindset during COVID, and a literal reminder of what’s important in life.”

“Earthplace” (Rowene Weems Photography)

“Just Because” (Ellen Wentworth)

“Healing Waters” (Kathryn O’Reardon)

“Tonight’s Moon” (Karen Weingarten)

“Walking at My Brother’s 2007 Graduation” — mixed media paint. Artist Michael Beaudoin — Staples High School Class of 2021, asks: “Will he be able to walk with me at mine?”

“A Study in Beauty” (Larry Untermeyer)

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 60 Gallery

Spring keeps hanging on in Westport.

And our talented “06880” artists keep painting and photographing it.

This week’s art gallery shimmers with the splendors of the season. Here’s our latest selection of reader/artist works.

Some of you are professionals; most are amateurs. Experience does not matter. We want all your art!

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

“May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose” (John Gould)

“Inside a Rainbow of Hope” (Amy Schneider)

“Kenzie.” Artist Beth Berkowitz says: “I had not painted or drawn since high school, when I decided I didn’t want to study art for a career, and have it become a chore with deadlines.
I thought I would work in a ‘real job,’ then always have my art to relax with. However, life took off and I never found the time. Now I’m making the time, and find it soothing and therapeutic.”

“Close-Up” (Lucy Johnson)

“Trees at Earthplace (Rowene Weems)

“More Beauty” (Lauri Weiser)

“Your Shot Matters a Lot!” (Ellin Spadone)

“My Lilacs” (Karen Weingarten)

“Spring Plein Air Painting” (Werner Liepolt)

“A Study in Beauty” (Larry Untermeyer)

“Provincetown Sunset” (Lawrence Weisman)

 

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 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 23 Gallery

As August ends, our art gallery continues as strongly as ever.

As always, all submissions are welcome — in any medium. The only rule: It should be inspired by, relevant to, or somehow, in some way, connected to our current world.

Coronavirus, social justice, politics — have at it! Email dwoog@optonline.net, to share your work with the world.

“In the Deep End” (Amy Schneider)

“Burying Hill to Frost Point” (Werner Liepolt)

“Take a ‘Musical Moment'” (Lawrence Gordon)

“The Great Escape” (Ellin Spadone)

“Small Twigs Against a Blue-Colored Sky” (Larry Untermeyer)

“See No Evil. Hear No Evil. Hundreds of People at Compo Beach Not Masked.” (Ann Chernow)

“Come Outside” (Jo Ann Davidson)

“Ennui” (Marybeth Woods)

“All Twisted Up” (Karen Weingarten)

“Another Brick in the Wall” (Tracy Benton)

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)