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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 49 Gallery

This week’s art gallery rocks!

As the pandemic nears its 1-year anniversary, our spirits rise. This week’s artists echo our optimism. Several make their “06880” debuts, offering a wide range of colors and styles.

Each week, we showcase 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.

“Simple Treasures” (Lauri Weiser)

“Cooking Obsession in the Time of COVID” — oil on canvas (Paddy Duecy)

“Hope is the Thing With Feathers — Emily Dickinson” (Amy Schneider)

“Dunes Play” — oil on canvas (Kimberly Porio)

“Nature Sculpture” (Karen Weingarten)

Untitled — water flowing out of Sherwood Mill Pond at dead low tide (Wendy Crowther)

Untitled (Lawerence Weisman)

“Perspective” — low-flying aircraft or birds’ feet? (MaryLou Roels)

“Soon to be Released” — crocuses in snow (Elana Nasereddin)

“Snow Blanket at Compo” (Pam Kesselman)

“Lasting Impression” — rhododendron outside the kitchen window (John Gould)

“A Perfect Winter’s Day” (Karen Kramer)

Finding Joy: COVID Edition

Last week, “06880” highlighted the many lessons learned by Staples High School students during COVID. It was powerful proof that shafts of light can break through this horrible darkness.

That story fit well with an email I got from alert reader/talented photographer Lauri Weiser. She had an idea: “a feel-good story, asking people about the most fun thing they’ve done during the pandemic.”

It might, she added, give readers ideas of things to do, while waiting for a vaccine appointment.

Great idea! So I followed up by asking her to go first. Lauri replied:

I have really enjoyed ‘coming into my own’ and having the courage to submit pictures to “06880.”

SLauri Weiser captured this scene at chlaet’s Point …

When I was in my 20’s and living in New York, my girlfriends and I went to a psychic for fun. She told me I’d be a famous photographer. I laughed and went back to my day job working in HR for a law firm.

I have a very “corporate” background. But I have really discovered the artistic side of myself — first in jewelry-making, now in photography.

I also enjoyed hanging out with a “pod” of my fellow Westport Woman’s Club members. One of the girls has a pool, and each Monday afternoon we headed to her house. We socially distanced, standing in the pool and laughing

I turned 60 last May, and had planned to throw myself a party. I was going to make damn sure that 60 would be fabulous.

It was — just not in the way I expected. I had 3 Zoom birthday get-togethers. Although I would definitely have preferred to have seen everyone in person, this worked out great for a pandemic.

As always, I guess it’s the little things in life that actually bring one the most joy, Sometimes we just have to look a little harder to find it!

That’s Lauri’s story. What’s yours?

We want to hear what has brought you joy during the past few months. What can others do to find joy too?

Click “Comments” below. And as always, please use your full, real name!

… and this, at Sherwood Island. Photo/Lauri Weiser)

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 18 Gallery

Westport continues to be an arts community. Readers of all ages keep sending work, for the Saturday morning gallery that began in early spring.

Professional, amateur, old, young — we want it all. Every medium is welcome. We especially love student art!

The only rule: Your art must be inspired by, reflective of, or otherwise related to the times we’re going through — or the times we’ve lost. Email dwoog@optonline.net.

“Lockdown 2020” mixed media college (Karen Lee McIver)

“The Sands of Hawaii” shadow box (Lauri Weiser)

“Taking a Break From Reality” (Ezra Schwartz, age 12)

“Staying in Touch” (Jim Adelman)

Untitled (Mitzi Lyman)

Untitled collage (Amy Schneider)