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Online Art Gallery #122

Sculpture — one of the greatest of all art forms — returns to our online gallery this week. Thank you, Alan Goldberg!

A reminder: This is your gallery. All readers are invited to contribute to it. Age, level of experience, subject matter — there are no restrictions.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and (yes) needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to 06880blog@gmail.com. Share your work with the world!

Photo montage of flowers on the GG & Joe’s wall (Amy Schneider)

“Seascape” — alabaster (Alan Goldberg)

Untitled (Werner Liepolt)

“What is the Problem We Are Trying to Solve?” Photographer Mike Hibbard explains: “These men collaborated in the development of Lima, Peru. The process of experiencing an image that stimulates a thought/emotion is very interesting. I cannot find these images if I go looking for them. The image comes to me.”

Untitled (Lawrence Weisman)

Untitled (Bobbie Herman)

“Passing Sailors Admire the 104-foot 1926 houseboat yacht ‘Freedom’ on the Mystic River” (Peter Barlow)

“Mother Nature in All Its Glory” (Karen Weingarten)

Online Art Gallery #121

This week’s online art gallery subjects are as near as here and Westchester, and as far as New Mexico.

That’s what makes this feature so intriguing. And remember: This is your gallery. All readers are invited to contribute to it. Age, level of experience, subject matter — there are no restrictions.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and (yes) needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to 06880blog@gmail.com. Share your work with the world!

“Reflecting Light” (Linda Franco Doyle)

“Westchester County, View From a Bus” — colored ink and black enamel (Peter Barlow)

“Contortionist (Don’t Try This at Home)” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Sailing with Kimberly” (Steve Stein)

“Adobe Hallway, Albiquiu, New Mexico” — oil on linen (Werner Liepolt)

 

Online Art Gallery #118

Iit’s rare, but once again we feature needlepoint in our online art gallery. Thank you, Diane Yormark!

That reinforces the idea: This is your gallery. All readers are invited to contribute to our online art gallery. Age, level of experience, subject matter — there are no restrictions.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and (yes) needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to 06880blog@gmail.com. Share your work with the world!

“A Gull Checks Navigation” (Peter Barlow)

“Peekagrrrrr,” Artist Mke Hibbard says, “The photo is of an 800-pound rose marble, custom carved in China tigress.” It’s located now in Westport.

“Painting in New Mexico” (Werner Liepolt)

Eyeglass case needlepoint (Diane Yormark)

“Kim’s Egret” (Steve Stein)

Untitled (Fred Cantor)

 

Online Art Gallery — Week 102

Tons o’ submissions this week — including several from first-time artists. (Of course, this is not their first work. It’s their first time featured on “06880.” You understand.)

We appreciate everyone’s submissions. This gallery is open to all readers. Whatever your age and level of experience — professional or amateur, young or old. In every medium. On every topic.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to dwoog@optonline.net. Share your work with the world!

“Variations on the Theme: The Eternal City by John Blume,” oil on canvas (Norm Siegel)

“La Donna,” Carrara marble (Alan Goldberg)

“Island Sunset” (Werner Liepolt)

“Together in Pieces,” mixed media (Joyce Landon)

Untitled (Sophia Livecchi, Staples High School Class of 2017)

“Not Just a Building” — exterior in Fairfield (Karen Weingarten)

“Thinking of Ukraine” (Suzanne Goldstein)

“Pink & Green” (Ken Runkel)

“A View of Assumption Church” (Steve Stein)

“Hoping for Harmony in Ukraine” (George Bullwinkel)

“You Can’t Get There from Here” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Nature’s Colors” (Eric Bosch)

“All is Well” (Jill Delaney)

Online Art Gallery — Week 101

World events and weather — one earth-shattering, the other just earthly — predominate in this week’s online art show.

Whatever your muse, we appreciate your submissions. This gallery is open to all readers. Whatever your age and level of experience — professional or amateur, young or old. In every medium. On every topic.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to dwoog@optonline.net. Share your work with the world — as wonderful and worrisome as that world may be.

“First Breath” (Bonnie Erickson)

“Good Trouble.” Geoffrey Stein’s collage of Congressman John Lewis includes material from altered photographs from Lawrence Jackson; Bettman Archive – Getty Photos; Spider Martin; Associated Press; Saint Louis American; Official White House Photo Lawrence Jackson. Acrylic and pencil on canvas.

“Leaving Ukraine” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Let There be Peace” — water color (Steve Stein)

Untitled (Werner Liepolt)

Untitled — -digital art using colored fluids and water (Ken Runkel)

“Free to the Wind” (Eric Bosch)

“Snow Lantern” (Karen Weingarten)

“Looking Forward to Spring” (Ellin Spadone)

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 98 Gallery

Spring must be near. Plenty of birds and flowers in this week’s submissions. Let’s hope our artists are on to something.

As always, we appreciate your submissions. This gallery is open to all readers. Whatever your age and level of experience — professional or amateur, young or old. In every medium.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to dwoog@optonline.net. Share your work with the world!

“A Rose” (Steve Stein)

“Snowdrift” (Amy Schneider)

Photo and haiku by Westport poet laureate Diane Lowman

“All Hung Up” (Karen Weingarten)

Untitled (Jason Osterhout)

“Savanna Bay, Virgin Gorda” oil on aluminum (Werner Liepolt)

Untitled (Mike Hibbard)

“Snowy Egret” pastel (Roseann Spengler)

“Valentine’s Day” (Brian Whelan)

“Birdhouse” (Eric Bosch)

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 96 Gallery

Last weekend’s snow kept many Westporters homebound.

Some created art. Some enjoyed it on our online gallery.

“06880” is here for everyone: artists, and art lovers.

But we need your submissions. This gallery is open to all readers. Whatever your age and level of experience — professional or amateur, young or old. In every medium.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to dwoog@optonline.net. Share your work with the world!

“Patio Snow” (Karen Weingarten)

“The Route” — acrylic abstract (Patricia McMahon)

“Weekend Activity” (Lawrence Weisman)

Untitled (Jason Osterhout)

Untitled (Werner Liepolt)

“Blood in the Sun” (Carl Schumann)

“Cozy Warm Brew to Savor on a Cold Westport Morning” (Judith Marks-White)

Roundup: Nile Rodgers, David Hidalgo, Bob Dole …

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Like many musicians, Nile Rodgers has an impressive collection of guitars.

Like very few, he is selling them at auction.

Like even fewer, he’s auctioning them not for personal gain, but for charity.

This month, Christie’s is offering more than 160 pieces from his personal collection. Besides guitars, there are amps, synthesizers and mixing boards — plus clothing and classic cars.

Many are housed right here in Westport. The Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger, guitarist and Chic co-founder has lived here for years.

Rodgers will donate app proceeds to the We Are Family Foundation. He and life partner Nancy Hunt set up the organization after 9/11. It “promotes cultural diversity while nurturing and mentoring the vision, talents and ideas of young people who are positively changing the world.”

And it’s named, of course, for the smash song he wrote for Sister Sledge.

Click here for the full story. Click here for the Nile Rodgers collection, from the Christie’s catalogue. (Hat tip: Adam Stolpen)

Nile Rodgers, at his Westport home. (Photo courtesy of Sky Arts)

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College a cappella came to Westport last night.

Dartmouth College’s Brovertones brought their bowties and harmonies to the Christ & Holy Trinity courtyard last night. There was a bonfire, s’mores, hot cider — and a heartfelt speech by Brovertone Sam Laskin. The Staples High School grad spoke about how great it was to grow up in a town that fosters the arts.

Dinner was next for the group, hosted by Randy Herbertson in his Church Lane studio. Most of the food was donated by Rye Ridge Deli.

Today — after they all slept at the Laskins’ — it was off on the next stop of their holiday tour.

The Brovertones, at Christ & Holy Trinity Church. (Photo/David Goldstein)

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Like many downtown stores, Savvy + Grace has a gorgeous Christmas tree.

But this one is more than decorative.

Owner Annette Norton is working with the Ralphola Taylor Charity, a YMCA community center that serves low-income Bridgeport children. They earn points for good behavior during after-school activities — then redeem those points at the center’s Holiday Store by buying presents for their families.

In return for purchasing a gift for the Ralphola Taylor Charity, Annette will personalize a white dove ornament with the donor’s name, and hang it on the tree.

Gifts can be bought 3 ways:

  • At Savvy + Grace (next to the former Tavern on Main restaurant)
  • Online (at checkout, just choose free delivery to the charity)
  • Purchase something from any other local store, then drop it off at Savvy + Grace. What a great way to support all Westport merchants, and kids in Bridgeport.

Donations are accepted now through December 12. Let’s fill that tree — and the Ralphola Taylor Charity Holiday Shop shelves!

Annette Norton at Savvy + Grace last year. This season, the tree is inside her store.

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In 2020, I reported on David Hidalgo’s battle against leukemia.

The carpenter/handyman/home improvement contractor extraordinaire is beloved by Westporters. They adore his workmanship, care, willingness to tackle any project; his problem-solving, humility, politeness, and ear-to-ear smile.

He had no disability insurance. But many friends — and strangers — stepped up to help. On his 32nd birthday, David was pronounced cancer-free.

Devastatingly, it’s now returned.

He starts treatment tomorrow, and hopes for a bone marrow transplant.

Without health insurance, he, his wife and 2 young children need lots of help.

He has 2 young children and a lovely wife. They have no health insurance and will need a lot of help.

A GoFundMe drive can defray medical costs. A meal train can help too.

David’s many friends and very pleased clients hope that Westport can give generously to this special man, and his family. (Hat tip: Jennifer Zorek-Pressman)

David Hidalgo and family.

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Bob Dole — the World War II hero, Senate majority leader, presidential and vice presidential candidate, veterans’ advocate, and skillful politician in all the positive senses of the word — died yesterday, at 98.

His long and varied life no doubt brought him at least a few times to Westport, for fundraising and other events. I met him once, at the Apple Festival at Staples High School.

That’s been gone for a while, but it was an old-fashioned, community celebration every October. It must have been a presidential election year, though I can’t remember which one.

I was surprised that a man of his stature would be shaking hands at a small event like that. But I was impressed that he met voters with grace, a smile, and a couple of jokes.

I shook his hand — his left one, because his right hand was severely injured during his service with the 10th Mountain Division. I was not going to vote for whoever he was stumping for, but neither would I pass up the honor of meeting him.

It remains a fond memory. If only we had iPhones back then.

Senator Bob Dole

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Former Westporter — and longtime Planning & Zoning Commission member –Ed Van Gelder died last week, at Meadow Ridge in Redding. He was 98 years old.

In 2009, he and his wife Inge celebrated their 60th anniversary. Their son Jeff wrote a beautiful piece for “06880,” about what Westport meant to them both. Click here to read.

An obituary has not yet been published. Condolences may be sent to Jeff Van Gelder, c/o1326 Meadow Ridge, Redding, CT 06896. (Hat tip: Rose Jordan)

Inge and Ed Van Gelder

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“06880” readers are not the only people who love Werner Liepolt’s artwork.

The regular contributor to our Saturday online art gallery has just had his en plein air painting of Sherwood Island State Park juried into the Mart Twain Library‘s 49th annual art show. Submissions came from across the country.

The fundraiser for the Redding institution — which was founded by the legendary writer — runs through December 12.

The Mark Twain Library is a fitting spot for Liepolt’s work. He spent over 30 years in Westport as an English teacher.

Werner Liepolt’s Sherwood Island artwork was featured in the “06880” art gallery last March. It’s now in the juried Mark Twain Library show.

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Speaking of Sherwood Island: Mill Pond residents were surprised to wake up this morning to lights and action.

It was presumably Netflix, filming “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone.” The Stephen King thriller stars Donald Sutherland and Jaeden Martell, and will be released next year.

A temporary “trailer park” has been erected at the state park. To answer questions from readers: No, it’s not permanent.

Sherwood Island State Park, as seen from the Mill Pond early this morning. (Photo/James White)

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The deer keeping coming. Jill Grayson took today’s “Westport … Naturally” photo at her Berkeley Road home, off Easton Road.

(Photo/Jill Grayson)

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And finally … in honor of Nile Rodgers’ charitable gifts (above) — well, you knew this was coming:

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 85 Gallery

We’re still in autumn mode this week. Let’s keep it going as long as we can!

Whatever your age and level of experience — professional or amateur, young or old — this feature is open to everyone.

All genres and styles are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage (and now needlepoint) — whatever you’ve got, email it to dwoog@optonline.net. Share your work with the world.

Untitled. Photographer Werner Liepolt says, “This has been a phenomenal year for those of us with fall blooming gardens. This is one of 7 fabulous spoon/spider chrysanthemums that made it to November.”

“Autumn Reflection” (Kathryn O’Reardon)

“Turning Over the Garden” (Lawrence Weisman)

 

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 60 Gallery

Spring keeps hanging on in Westport.

And our talented “06880” artists keep painting and photographing it.

This week’s art gallery shimmers with the splendors of the season. Here’s our latest selection of reader/artist works.

Some of you are professionals; most are amateurs. Experience does not matter. We want all your art!

Student submissions are especially welcome. So are artists who have not submitted previously. Email dwoog@optonline.net, to share your work with the world.

“May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose” (John Gould)

“Inside a Rainbow of Hope” (Amy Schneider)

“Kenzie.” Artist Beth Berkowitz says: “I had not painted or drawn since high school, when I decided I didn’t want to study art for a career, and have it become a chore with deadlines.
I thought I would work in a ‘real job,’ then always have my art to relax with. However, life took off and I never found the time. Now I’m making the time, and find it soothing and therapeutic.”

“Close-Up” (Lucy Johnson)

“Trees at Earthplace (Rowene Weems)

“More Beauty” (Lauri Weiser)

“Your Shot Matters a Lot!” (Ellin Spadone)

“My Lilacs” (Karen Weingarten)

“Spring Plein Air Painting” (Werner Liepolt)

“A Study in Beauty” (Larry Untermeyer)

“Provincetown Sunset” (Lawrence Weisman)