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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

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)

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 13 Gallery

Throughout the pandemic — and now, the latest social upheaval — you’ve sent us your work. Your many moods are reflected in your paintings, collages, sketches, photos, sculptures, cartoons and videos.

Please keep ’em coming. Professional, amateur, old, young — we want it all. Student submissions are particularly welcome!

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

“Worldwide Riots for Justice” (Amy Schneider)

Untitled (Allegra Bockhaus, age 13)

For the past 25 years, Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli has lived in Missoula, Montana. She graduated from Staples High School in 1974, and has “great memories” of her Staples, Long Lots Junior High and Greens Farms Elementary School art teachers. She says hello to her home town.

“The Day Westport Closed” (Deborah Johnson)

Miggs Burroughs says, “This was completely accidental. As I took my daily COVID anxiety run, my iPhone snapped photos of my other hand as it clawed its way
through the stress on my path to some sortof peace with it all.”

“Compo Couple” (Lawrence Weisman)

Untitled (Nancy Stember)

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 12 Gallery

We’ve reached another milestone: Month 3 of our online art gallery.

For the past quarter of a year — yikes! — our readers have shared their remarkable creativity and spirit. Throughout the pandemic — and now, the latest social upheaval — you’ve sent us your work. Your many moods are reflected in your paintings, collages, sketches, photos, sculptures, cartoons and videos.

Please keep ’em coming. Professional, amateur, old, young — we want it all. Student submissions are particularly welcome!

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

“COVID Studio Cleanup” (Nina Bentley)

“After the Pandemic” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Dead Man Walking: ‘I Can’t Breathe'” (Karen Weingarten)

“Are We Ready Yet?” (Robbie Sumberg)

“The Clown Puppet” (Werner Liepolt)

“Chaos” (Amy Schneider)

“The Trump Swamp” (Aimee Garn)

“To Hold You” (Charlie Taylor and Helen Steene)

 

 

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 11 Gallery

Week 11 of our online gallery features another wide variety of local Westport artwork.

Watercolors, charcoal, photos, videos, even furniture-making — it’s all here in our regular Saturday feature.

Each week, you show off your creativity and spirit; each week, we gain insights into your COVID-filled moods.

Keep sending your work. Professional, amateur, old, young — we want your paintings, collages, sketches, photos, sculptures, cartoons, whatever. Student submissions are particularly welcome!

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

“Empty Beach” (Martin Howard)

“Staying Strong” (Elizabeth Devoll)

Staples High School art teacher Angela Simpson says, “As part of distance learning, I make demo videos for my students. For the one on how to make a multi-color registered silk screen print using an adhesive film media, I created a print of my beloved dog, Teddy. The print was a hit at home. Now I’ve been ‘commissioned’ by my son to create a version printed on a black hoodie.”

“Backwards and in Heels” (Lawrence Weisman)

Amy Saperstein made this table in her garage workshop. She says, “I must be honest. It is extremely flimsy, and likely to collapse at any moment! I found the white branch in my yard, and had the wood for the top in the garage.”

“The Beach is My Happy Place” (Amy Schneider)

“Not Venice Carnival” (Lisa Weinstein)

“Unconnected Now” (Karen Weingarten)

Susan Lloyd says, “This is Saint Dymphna, an Irish gal with a horrible backstory; patron saint of depression and anxiety. I am not Catholic; I just like saints and their histories, and of course shells.”

A video tribute, from Rob Feakins:

Ann Chernow’s garden, near Main Street. “People walking by feel good seeing these,” she says. (Photo/James Walsh)

Roseann Spengler says, “Under house arrest like Cinderella, I have discovered new friends. Making them masks is more important than making them clothes.”

“Seagulls Above a Watercolor Sky” (Photo/Patricia McMahon)

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 10 Gallery

Our Saturday gallery has hit double digits — in duration, that is. We’ve always shown at least a dozen works each week.

Photos, watercolors, paintings, acrylic, chalk messages and more… each week, you show off your creativity and spirit; each week, we gain insights into your moods.

Please keep sending your work. Professional, amateur, old, young — we want your paintings, collages, sketches, photos, sculptures, cartoons, whatever. Student submissions are particularly welcome.

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

(David Vita)

“Corona Crazy” (Laura Overton)

“Sophie in Quarantine” (Claudia Rossman)

“Time to Read,” graphite on paper (Francis Vitale)

Irene Mastriacovo says, “My yard is now my ‘go-to’ for walks. I enjoy the little things in life, like the birth of spring. The budding plants and flowers bring hope.”

Origami rug, with 2,000 birds (John Millock)

“Pandemic Provisions,” acrylic paint on cardboard box (Roberta Delano)

Artist Norah Leigh Parker turned 9 years old yesterday!

“Compo” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Protecting Our Totem” (Karen Weingarten)

Untitled (Libby Turner, age 13)

Leonor Dao Turut says, “gardening and making art keep me calm and focused amid the fears of this pandemic.”

(Amy Schneider)

Art*6*8*8*Art — Week 9 Gallery

The coronavirus crisis continues — and Westporters continue to make art.

Once again, we’ve got all kinds in our Saturday gallery: photos, watercolors, paintings, acrylic, chalk messages and more. Each week, our readers show us their creativity and spirit; each week, we gain insights into their moods.

And our own.

Please keep sending your work. Professional, amateur, old, young — we want your paintings, collages, sketches, photos, sculptures, cartoons, whatever. Student submissions are particularly welcome.

The only rule: It must be inspired by, reflective of, or otherwise related to the times we’re going through. Just email dwoog@optonline.net.

“A Wish.” Karen Nordberg took this photo before she lost her grandmother to Covid19.

“A Hole in My Heart.” After her grandmother died, Karen Nordberg walked again. She found this.

“GFS 4S 2020.” Elizabeth Chang created this in response to Greens Farms Elementary  School art teacher Cameryn Robinson’s request to make art that brings the school together. Elizabeth — a 4th grader in Mrs. Stroud’s class — says that each small nail represents the home of a classmate. The large one is GFS itself.

“Feet,.” Self-portrait by Benj Serfaty, a 6th grader at Bedford Middle School.

“Corona Cootie.” Mary Ann Nielson reinvented the traditional game “Cootie.”

Untitled (Marita Driscoll)

“Oyster Gatherers — With Profound Apologies to John Singer Sargent” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Hanging Together” (Karen Weingarten)

Molly Alger spotted this whimsical scene outside Winslow Park Animal Hospital…

… while Les Dinkin saw this on Bermuda Road …

… and Sandra Long noticed this on Birchwood Lane.

“Connected” (Amy Schneider)