As every Kevin Bacon fan knows, everyone in the world is connected by just 6 degrees of separation.
With a Westport connection, those degrees of separation are much closer.
Alert “06880” reader Evan Stein sends along a story that begins with Kate Burns-Howard and Scott Froschauer.
Before graduating from Staples High School, they had worked together at Fine Arts IV. Now Scott’s a Los Angeles-based artist, getting attention for works that use street signs to convey more useful instructions (like “Breathe” and “All We Have is Now”).
On Facebook, Kate reposted a story about a friend who was selling Scott’s art at a Palm Springs show. Kate mentioned Ann Sheffer in the post — probably because Ann is the mother of Kate’s good friend Emily Reich. And Ann (a longtime Westporter and proud Staples grad) now spends a lot of time in Palm Springs. And Ann is a noted art collector.
Turns out, Ann and her husband Bill Scheffler had already bought a piece in Scott’s show — but had no idea he’s from Westport, or that he knew their daughter and her friend.
Kevin Bacon would be proud.