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Banksy painting self-destructs moments after $1.37 million auction sell

Banksy painting self-destructs moments after $1.37 million auction sell

Hannah Schmidt '19

October 30, 2018

For the first time in art history, a piece of art was created live when English street artist Banksy’s 2006 painting “Girl With Balloon” shredded itself just moments after it was auctioned off for $1.37 million at Sotheby’s auction in London on Oct. 5. Quickly after the auctioneer’s gavel...

Untied Shoes adds a kick of creativity

Untied Shoes adds a kick of creativity

June 10, 2018

By Emily Stone '20 While most artists exhibit their artwork on paper and canvases, Isabelle Katz ’21 has found a new display. One that’s comfortable, portable and accommodating to everyone- shoes. “This is about detangling and reworking our comfort zones, starting with your sneakers. A subtle (or ...

Westport designers fashion their own future

Westport designers fashion their own future

April 19, 2018

By Ella Bloomingdale ’20 Staples students have many outlets for their interests inside the high school -- academics, athletics, music, arts, politics.  Sadly, apart from general fine arts classes, there is no specific practical course in fashion design. The good news is that for those students int...

Classic mural finds a home at Staples

Classic mural finds a home at Staples

March 14, 2018

By: Kevin Ludy '19 ...

Westport annual TEA talk returns

Westport annual TEA talk returns

November 8, 2017

By: Teddy Dienst ’20 Photo Credit: Phyllis Groner   On Sunday, Oct. 29, the Westport Town Hall hosted a thinkers, educators and artists (TEA) talk. The talk was sponsored by the Westport Library and the Westport arts advisory committee, (WAAC) and was open to the public. The WAAC’s prim...

Dance is an art, not a sport

Dance is an art, not a sport

January 3, 2017

By Kate Lewis '18 Growing up as dancer, while my friends played soccer and softball and field hockey, I was often asked if dance is my “sport.” When I was younger, I would reply yes, because I considered it to be just as difficult as any sport I saw my friends doing. And there were those kids...

[Nov. 2016 Arts] Sebastian Avila’s work production breeds success

November 23, 2016

By Lili Romann '19   Sebastian Avila ’17 has never stopped following his dreams. The imaginative artist has received awards in his high school career through his composure of wax and charcoal pastel drawings. Avila never flips his pencil to use his eraser but instead makes “every mist...

[Oct. 2016 Arts] “MORE Than Words” exhibit encourages resilience and change

November 22, 2016

By Alice Hickson '17   “This is what artists do, they make something visible.” These are the words of Gerry Snyder, Dean of the Pratt Institute School of Art and curator of the the “MORE Than Words” exhibition.   The exhibition, which premiered on Sept. 9 at the Westport Arts ...

Sweet Frog provides home for aspiring artists

Sweet Frog provides home for aspiring artists

November 5, 2016

Alice Hickson '17 The popular frozen yogurt business, Sweet Frog, located at 623 Post Rd East, has teamed up with the Youth Art Forum (YAF) to provide a topping of talent to their sweet treats. The FroYo shop now features a miniature art gallery for customers to enjoy. The Youth Arts Forum is...

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