One of the year's most anticipated art events, "SOLOS 2013," opened with fanfare before a full house Friday at the Westport Arts Center.
"We've been conducting this show at least five years," said WAC Executive Director Peter Van Heerden, whose 40th birthday coincided with the opening of the juried members' show. "We do two member shows a year -- one themed, like `Foodies,' and SOLOS. The SOLOS show includes artists that have a body of work. The artists are dedicated and passionate about the arts. Many are classically trained and have had significant exhibitions in the past."