Bright colors predominate this week. And why not? It’s summer!
So … time to grab your paintbrush, pastels, pens, pencils, or whatever else you use to create art, and submit a work for our online gallery.
Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage — whatever you’ve got, send it in.
Some of you are professional artists; others are amateurs. Experience does not matter! Email firstname.lastname@example.org, to share your work with the world.
Untitled (Amy Schneider). This is the garden on corner of Compo Beach Road and Soundview Drive (by the Soundview parking lot), dedicated to Toni Cunningham by the Compo Beach Improvement Association. She was its longtime president.
Untitled (Aliza Lehrer, 9 years old)
“Compo Sunset Sail” pastel (Roseann Spengler)
“Raindrops Are Falling” (Karen Weingarten)
“Art Supplies” (Frances Ryan Overley, age 9, rising 4th grader at Greens Farms Elementary
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 email@example.com, 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.”)
Week after week, “06880” artists prove their range, creativity and talent. This edition is particularly colorful and interesting.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, to share your work with the world.
Untitled. Artist Amy Schneider says: “We may speak different languages, but the language of art connects us all.”
“Mad Professor Dave” (Deborah Howland-Murray)
Untitled. Artist Roseann Spengler says: “It’s not flowers. Eggs are the symbol of new life … and of course, a good breakfast.”
“Gone With the Wind’ (Karen Weingarten). Photo taken at Longshore.
“Enjoying the View” (Lawrence Weisman)
Untitled. Artist Laura Cullen is a 1981 graduate of Staples High School. She lives near Los Angeles, and has works in a permanent collection in Tokyo. This painting is one of 10 she created during the pandemic, as part of her “Gaslight Series.”
That’s the theme of a few of this week’s art gallery submissions. As we enjoy this end-of-a-strange-summer holiday, we also celebrate the wonders of Westport.
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 email@example.com, to share your work with the world.
“Current Issues.” Photographer Rowene Weems — who took this shot at Assumption Cemetery on Kings Highway North — says, “Initially I was fascinated by the broken edges of the tree (there are so many these days. Lightning? Wind? Crazy!). Then, by the flag in the tree. Was the flag there first or after? Then I began to see it all more symbolically. There’s a lot going on in our world right now that feels pretty shattering.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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)
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