During this extraordinary time in our lives we have all had to reset our priorities and examine how to do the best with what we have. This applies to our local artists and arts organizations as well. Does art really matter in a crisis like this? We submit that the arts are now more important than ever. They can entertain, provoke, heal and comfort us during these anxious times. With that in mind we have compiled the following virtual events and activities initiated by our local art organizations. Please support them in any way you can.
From Kathie Motes Bennewitz, Town curator, concerning WestPAC (Westport’s Public Art Collections: With Westport’s schools and town buildings closed, the Westport Public Art Collections (WestPAC) is keeping its collections accessible by bringing the artwork to the community virtually.. Two online mini exhibits drawn from its new Learning Galleries which are spaces at each school for displays responding to teacher requests-(supported by Friends of WestPAC and the Drew Friedman Community Arts Center.) Even after this extended period of social distancing, WestPAC will continue online exhibits posted on the WestPAC website; also via Facebook@WestportpublicArtCollections, and Instagram@westportpublicart. While staying safely at home, students can digitally submit their art for the 2020-2021 Westport School Art Calendar by