OLD LYME — Two new exhibitions are presented at the Lyme Art Association (LAA), ship ashore and Revival in Pastel. An opening reception and awards presentation for both exhibits will be held on Friday, June 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Celebrating all aspects of marine and coastal life, ship ashore is a member’s exhibition, which showcases a wide range of styles and mediums, including paintings, drawings, and sculpture. The exhibit is jured by Anthony Tomaselli, who is a painter based in Providence, RI. He apprenticed with Gene Tonoff and Joseph Rotundo and is represented by a variety of galleries.
Paul Michael, Gallery Director of the Lyme Art Association, says, “Our coastal communities are a vital part of New England life. This exhibition acts as an investigation into contemporary maritime art, celebrating the seas that connect us.
parallel to ship ashore, the Connecticut Pastel Society will display Revival in Pastel. The exhibit includes the finest pastels by member artists of the Connecticut Pastel Society. The Lyme Art Association is thrilled to once again host the Connecticut Pastel Society for this always impressive show.
The exhibition prizes are awarded by Eileen Casey. Casey is a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies Master Circle and a graduate of Emmanuel College in Boston.
In addition to these two exhibitions, the Lyme Art Association Youth Exhibition, Water all around yous, will be exhibited at the Mile Brook Gallery.
The shows run until August 4, 2022.
Lyme Art Association is housed in a building designed by Charles Adams Platt and located in the National Historic District at 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT.
ship ashore is made possible through the generous support of LAA’s lead sponsor, Essex Savings Bank.
The LAA was founded in 1914 by the American Impressionists and continues the tradition of exhibiting and selling representative works of art by its members and visiting artists, as well as offering art classes and lectures to the community. Admission is free with contributions appreciated.
Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information on exhibitions, buying art, art classes or to become a member, visit the AAL website or call (860) 434-7802.