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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)

 

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 52 Gallery

Ta-da! We did it!

Today, “06880” celebrates one full year of our Saturday morning art gallery.

In those first frightening days of the pandemic, I put out the call: Create art. Then send it in. A welcome tradition was born.

It was a way for artists and photographers to work through so many jumbled emotions. It was a way too for readers around the world to appreciate our artists, without the galleries and shows they always relied on.

In the beginning, work was entirely COVID-related. Oils, lithographs, sketches, photos, crafts — they showed masks, isolation, hearts. They evoked fear, uncertainty, hope.

Over time, other themes emerged. The summer’s Black Lives Movement sparked a new type of art — and a familiar welter of mixed emotions.

Gradually, our gallery changed. Nature emerged. Traditional scenes reappeared. Whimsy popped up.

Coincidentally, 12 artists contributed works to this week’s anniversary gallery. That’s one for every month we’ve endured.

There is light at the end of the tunnel. Let’s hope it’s not an onrushing train.

Meanwhile, our “06880” art gallery will continue. As always, we welcome whatever form suits your mood. You don’t have to be a pro, or even experienced. Send it all!

Student submissions of all ages are especially welcome. So are artists who have not submitted before.

Email dwoog@optonline.net, to share your work with the world.

“Spring Has Sprung” (Amy Schneider0

“I See the Light at the End of the Storm” (Ellen Wentworth)

“St. Patrick and the Wolfhounds” (Brian Whelan)

Untitled (Werner Liepolt)

“Crocuses, Bee and Shadow” (Elena Nasereddin)

“Betrothed in the Time of COVID” (Diane Yormark)

“Done! Who’s Pouring?” (Patricia Duesy)

“Rites of Spring” (Ellin Spadone)

Lithograph artist Ann Chernow says, “If you wear a mask even if you are vaccinated, you’ll have ‘Sweet Dreams, Baby’!”

Untitled (Pam Kesselman)

“Wash Day” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Sunset” (Karen Weingarten)

 

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 36 Gallery

Many submissions this week reflect nature.

Naturally, our Saturday art gallery casts a wide net. Each week, we welcome submissions from all artists. You don’t have to be a pro, or even experienced. We want it all!

Works should be inspired by, relevant to, or somehow, in some way, connected to our current lives. Student art of all ages is especially welcome.

Email dwoog@optonline.net, to share your work with the world.

“Chrysanthemums” (Werner Liepolt)

Print: Gingko leaves from the Westport Library tree (Amy Schneider)

Untitled (Jo Ann Davidson)

“Spring is in the Air?” (Bob Weingarten)

“Doing My Best to Get It Right” (Lawrence Weisman)

Untitled (Leah Nash)

“Fire!” (Wendy Levy)

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 30 Gallery

In mid-October, it’s no surprise that autumn scenes fill this week’s art gallery. Trees, leaves, gourds — ’tis the season to be colorful.

We began our Saturday series in early spring. We’ve moved through summer, into fall. “06880” readers/artists: Keep ’em coming!

All works should be inspired by, relevant to, or somehow, in some way, connected to our current life. Student art of all ages is especially welcome.

Coronavirus, social justice, politics, or just the beauty around us — have at it! Email dwoog@optonline.net, to share your work with the world.

“Art of Nature” (David Stalling)

“Reunion” (Ellen Spadone)

“Still Life” (Karen Weingarten)

“Purple Forest” (Harry Willis, age 13, Bedford Middle School)

Untitled (Spencer Gabor)

“End of Summer on a Rainy Fall Day” (Werner Liepolt)

“Essential Worker” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Gourd” (Stacy Sobel)

Untitled (Mark Yurkiw)

“Autumn Splendor” (Amy Schneider)

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 23 Gallery

As August ends, our art gallery continues as strongly as ever.

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.

Coronavirus, social justice, politics — have at it! Email dwoog@optonline.net, to share your work with the world.

“In the Deep End” (Amy Schneider)

“Burying Hill to Frost Point” (Werner Liepolt)

“Take a ‘Musical Moment'” (Lawrence Gordon)

“The Great Escape” (Ellin Spadone)

“Small Twigs Against a Blue-Colored Sky” (Larry Untermeyer)

“See No Evil. Hear No Evil. Hundreds of People at Compo Beach Not Masked.” (Ann Chernow)

“Come Outside” (Jo Ann Davidson)

“Ennui” (Marybeth Woods)

“All Twisted Up” (Karen Weingarten)

“Another Brick in the Wall” (Tracy Benton)

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 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 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 8 Gallery

Congratulations! We’re already at Week 8 of our pandemic art gallery.

Every Saturday, “06880” highlights readers’ creativity. Professional, amateur, old, young — you send us your paintings, collages, sketches, photos, sculptures, chalkwork, cartoons, whatever.

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

After 2 months, we’re still going strong. Keep the submissions coming (including students, of any grade!). Just email dwoog@optonline.net.

“The Scream 2020,” painting (Norm Siegel)

“Close and Separate” (Lawrence Gordon)

“My Bedroom Window Haiku” (Diane Lowman)

“Spring is Inevitable” (Werner Liepolt)

“Isolation” (Leslie Beatus)

(Tess Feldman, age 13)

“Back and Forth on the Same Street” (Joyce Landon)

Sidewalk art (Tom Haberstroh)

“Absence of Truth in Our Critical Time of Need” (Miggs Burroughs and Mark Yurkiw)

“Floral Distancing” (Judith Marks-White)

“We Are All Interconnected,” handmade beaded necklace (Amy Schneider)

“Guard Dog” (Karen Weingarten)

Hand-sewn masks in production (Amanda Kuster)

“Seeing What I’ve Known, and Seeing an Unknown Future,” collage and acrylic (Bevi Bullwinkel)

 

Cribari Bridge Disappears

Werner Liepolt — an alert “06880 reader/William F. Cribari Bridge neighbor/member of the Connecticut Department of Transportation Project Advisory Committee for a new, rehabilitated or (long shot) basically unchanged span — read with interest yesterday’s post about $40 million in possible funding for the project.

Then he noted with equal interest that the DOT has pulled (“temporarily?” he wonders) the Cribari Bridge project from its web page. (Click here for the error message.)

However, he does have 2 public documents — sent to Advisory Committee members — showing plans for the “restored” bridge. Here they are. Click on, or hover over to enlarge: