Student art exhibit opens at Westport Library

“Considering Reality,” a new student art exhibit at the Westport Public Library opened Friday for public viewing.

The curators, Michael Abrams ’14 and Ben Goldschlager ’14 are members of the teen planning committee at the library and worked with Teen Services Librarian Laina Lewis to put the exhibit together.

“The problem with art shows at the library is they book up years in advance,” said Lewis, who found out about this opening in the fall after which Abrams and Goldschlager got on board.

The exhibit features Staples artists’ takes on the theme with varying interpretations.

Alice McDonald ’14 chose to portray Envy in her piece titled “Dysmorphia” which features a black and white portrait on an intricate prismacolor background.

“It shows how jealousy can distort your perception of things and how you underestimate your own ability,” McDonald said.

Amy Perelberg ’15, whose piece “Skin Deep” is also on display, said she’s excited to have her work on display for the whole town to see.

Abrams too said the audience that this exhibit affords participating artists is a great part of the show.

“It’s always great to have the art show at Staples, but it’s good also to have one outside of school that allows people who don’t necessarily go to Staples that are in the community to go and see the artwork that kids are creating,” Abrams said.

The exhibit will be on display until July 31.