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The Artists Collective Pop up Show Comes to Westport photostory by: Brooke dembin

The Artists Collective Pop up Art Show opened on Wednesday Sept. 25 in the barn at the Westport Country Playhouse featuring many artists and their pieces. This art show will remain open until Sunday Sept. 29.

When openings of the art shows come along there's an executive committee who meet the artists and view their work to make the decision of whose work will be featured. At any given time the comittee has 150 artists with a waiting list of many. A few artists were selected to be exhibited in this display.

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The pop up art show has different types of artwork featuring many different artists and styles.

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Through many styles of art, Tammy Winser expresses her opinions in a thought provoking manner. Her pieces reflect her thoughts, views and creativity.

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This painting was created by Liz Leggett. Leggett's art has been exhibited both nationally and internationally as she participated in artists programs around the world. Her work is abstract and ambiguous.

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Eggs are extremely symbolic to artist Lin Cassetta. "They represent perpetuity, it's a sacred symbol, and it's probably the best symbol of the strength of femininity," Cassetta said. Her aunt on her father's side of the family had an egg farm which was her happy place; her escape from reality. Cassetta felt safe and at ease there. To this day, Cassetta collects all different types of eggs.

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All four of these pieces were painted by Kris Toohey. All of Toohey's artwork are landscapes and she strives to make her pieces as realistic as possible. She starts by preparing the canvas with a layer of copper or gold acrylic gloss and finishes with oil paint.

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Nina Bentley is the artist of this piece. She has won many awards for her artwork and has exhibited at many galleries all across Connecticut. Her works continue to be included in many private collections.

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This piece was created by Susan Lloyd and is called Mary, Undoer of Knots. Susan Lloyd grew up on Long Island Sound which led to the start of her hobby of collecting shells and sea glass. She uses these materials to create numerous pieces of artwork.

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All artists from this exhibit continue to exhibit their work at shows all across Connecticut so be sure to look out for their names and pieces.

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