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Monday, May 19, 2014

Comings & Goings: Max’s Art Supplies to Close

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Westporter Shirley Mellor has confirmed publicly what she has been telling friends for some time—she will close Max’s Art Supplies, a downtown mainstay since 1956, on Sept. 1. The store, a haven for Westport artists since art was a vibrant homegrown industry here, has fallen on hard times in the Internet age. View is of a 2006 gathering of Mellor and artists on the store’s 50th anniversary—duplicating a famed 1981 shot that featured Mellow and her late husband Max Kaplan on their 25th anniversary. (See WestportNow June 4, 2006)  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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