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 email@example.com.
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)
Alert “06880” reader — and very talented graphic designer/artist/ arts supporter/amazing civic volunteer — Miggs Burroughs writes:
The Drew Friedman Community Arts Center sponsored free art classes last spring and summer for middle school kids in town. They were developed and run by local artist Katherine Ross and her daughter Rebecca.
Randy Herbertson — president of the Westport Downtown Merchants Association — hosted the classes at his Visual Brand office on Church Lane.
The most recent class project was a collaborative mural. It was conceived and executed by the students, based on the idea to “Shop Local.” That’s been a mantra of (among others) David Waldman, who developed Bedford Square across the street on Church Lane. Each youngster created a different letter.
When Waldman saw the mural, he asked to display it in Bedford Square. It now hangs in the window of #11.
It’s very satisfying to have some of Westport’s biggest players come together to support art, created by some of our youngest talents.
Rebecca Ross, David Waldman and “Shop Local” art.