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0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 30 Gallery

In mid-October, it’s no surprise that autumn scenes fill this week’s art gallery. Trees, leaves, gourds — ’tis the season to be colorful.

We began our Saturday series in early spring. We’ve moved through summer, into fall. “06880” readers/artists: Keep ’em coming!

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

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

“Art of Nature” (David Stalling)

“Reunion” (Ellen Spadone)

“Still Life” (Karen Weingarten)

“Purple Forest” (Harry Willis, age 13, Bedford Middle School)

Untitled (Spencer Gabor)

“End of Summer on a Rainy Fall Day” (Werner Liepolt)

“Essential Worker” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Gourd” (Stacy Sobel)

Untitled (Mark Yurkiw)

“Autumn Splendor” (Amy Schneider)

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 29 Gallery

Fall flowers fill this week’s art gallery.

Seven months into our project, it’s still strong. We welcome all readers’ submissions.

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

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

“Autumn Leaves #2” (Amy Schneider)

Untitled (Spencer Gabor)

“October on Surf Road” (Diane Yormark)

“Chickens” (Cheryl Kritzer)

“Jumping for Joy” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Autumnal Hibiscus” (John Richers)

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 28 Gallery

Fall leaves and fire. Yeah, it’s 2020.

Our Saturday art gallery is still open for submissions. The only rule: It should be inspired by, relevant to, or somehow, in some way, connected to our current world. Student art of all ages is especially welcome.

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

“Autumn Leaves” (Amy Schneider)

“Run!” (Kathy Herlihy-Paoli)

“Good Place for Social Distancing” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Sand Vines” (Robert Augustyn) — images left by receding waters at Compo Beach

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 27 Gallery

We’re past the midpoint of our “gallery year” — with no lack of subjects. In fact, we’ve added wildfires to the list of contemporary themes our artists and photographers are tacklng.

As has been the case since March, 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. Student art of all ages is especially welcome.

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

Untitled. Amy Schneider photographed these yarhrzeit candles, “in memory of loved ones we’ve lost.” They will be lit tomorrow night, on Yom Kippur.

“To Be Free Again” (Karen Weingarten). In the sky above Compo Beach.

“The Pandemic Blues” (Lawrence Weisman)

Patricia Driscoll took this photo of her husband and their home after the 2017 Tubbs Fire in Sonoma County. California. It was the first day they were allowed to return. “Everything was lost,” she says. The fire destroyed 1500 homes in their neighborhood, and another 1500 nearby. 

“Standing For.” Paul Delano erected this art installation of 16 painted poles in Westport. “In 2020, what are you standing for?” he asks.

Untitled lithograph (Ann Chernow)

Untitled stoneware vessel (Melissa Newman)

“Refuge.” This mixed media, acrylic and fabric was inspired inspired by the beauty of artist Mary Pat Pino’s own back yard.

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 26 Gallery

We’ve reached the mid-year point — the 26th week — of our “06880” art gallery.

A new theme is introduced this week: wildfires.

As has been the case since March, 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. Student art of all ages is especially welcome.

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

“Wildfires” acrylic painting (Amy Schneider)

Untitled lithograph (Ann Chernow)

“Jumping for Joy” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Refuge.” Artist Mary Pat Pino’s mixed media, acrylic and fabric was inspired by the beauty of her own backyard.

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 25 Gallery

This week’s art gallery features a good mix of work by regulars and newcomers, and a nice balance of paintings and photos.

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. Student art of all ages is especially welcome.

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

Karen Weingarten’s grandchildren built these cars. She came up with the idea for the photo, and the title: “The Race is On.”

“Dining Out Is In” (Ellin Spadone)

“The Coast” (Amy Schneider)

“On Compo” (Artist MaryLou Roels says, “Don’t let things become bigger than they are.
It’s about perspective.”

“Romeo and Fenestra” acrylic (Eva Sladek, age 13)

“Burying Hill Beach” (Wendy Levy)

“On Point” (Lawrence Weisman)

“The First Day of School: Summer Shoes Left Behind (Liz Blasko)

Unsung Hero #156

Lawrence Weisman writes:

I want to pay tribute to the generosity of Bernie Izzo, of Izzo & Son Country Gardens.

For the past 2 years Bernie has contributed truckloads of plantings and design services to create gardens at The Fairfield County House in Stamford, a non-profit facility providing compassionate end-of-life care to Fairfield County residents.

Bernie Izzo

Without expectation of publicity or compensation, Bernie has unhesitatingly donated and delivered material, and the services of his staff, to create several gardens on the property.

This year a landscape architect specified an extensive list of plants, grasses and flowers. Bernie sourced it all. He bought, stored and cared for the material until he had everything that was specified, Then he had it loaded onto 2 trucks and taken to the house, where it was planted in designated locations.

Earlier, when the house first opened, Bernie designed and supplied the original landscaping and foundation plantings and installed it — all without charge.

The Fairfield County House would not be where it is without Bernie Izzo.

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 20 Gallery

The dog days of summer are here. And local artists are doggedly pushing ahead, offering art of all kinds for our Saturday morning gallery.

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.

“Where is Everybody?,” acrylic/canvas (Herman Freeman)

Art - Allegra Bockhaus

“Lone Wolf,” ink on paper (Allegra Bockhaus, age 13)

“Troubled Waters,” acrylic painting (Amy Schneider)

“Copps Island Oysters/Norm Bloom” (Werner Liepolt)

“The Face” (Bob Weingarten)

“Zinnia,” (Lawrence Weisman)

Nick Visconti created this peaceful sanctuary from these unsettling times, in the backyard of his Old Mill Beach home, (Photo courtesy of Miggs Burroughs)

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 19 Gallery

It’s mid-summer. But this is a great arts town. 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.

John McKinney spotted this patriotically decorated storm drain on Fairfield Avenue, near Compo Beach.

Rebecca Ross drew this of her cousin, who works on the front lines at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York.

While staying home, Jana Ireijo has painted murals in her backyard. She created this, on her garage, in reaction to the Black Lives Matter movement. The charcoal (sent to her from a bushfire site in Australia) is not permanent. It will wash away in the rain.

“If Wishes Were Hugs” (Ellin Spadone)

“A Sign of the Times” (Karen Weingarten)

“Another Sargent” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Create Balance” (Amy Schneider)

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 17 Gallery

Summer’s here. The town is reopening. Your art gallery submissions are slacking!

Here are this week’s works. We will keep posting them as long as you keep sending them.

Professional, amateur, old, young — we want it all. Every medium is welcome. We are particularly interested in 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.

“Opening Up” (Karen Weingarten)

“Compo Moonrise” (Westport poet laureate Diane Lowman)

“Good Humor Man” (Lawrence Weisman)

Untitled, plein air watercolor (Werner Liepolt)

“Life is Just a (Handmade) Bowl of Cherries” (Amy Schneider