The Lyme Art Association (LAA) at 90 Lyme St. in Old Lyme presents Summer Days, Starry Nights, a juried member exhibition celebrating portraits, landscapes, still life paintings and sculpture, from Aug. 7 through Sept. 18. Purely Pastel, a separate show presented by the Connecticut Pastel Society, will also be on view.
“The Lyme Art Association is pleased to offer this wonderful selection of affordable fine art that showcases the varied talents of our artist membership,” notes LAA Gallery Manager, Jocelyn Zallinger. “This exhibition includes representational work featuring many media, themes, and subjects from exuberant florals, pensive portraits, through of landscapes. There will truly be something for everyone.”
The Connecticut Pastel Society (CPS) exhibition, Purely Pastel, in the Goodman Gallery, will be juried by Barbara Groff. Awards will be given for excellence in the pastel medium. The CPS will provide a free Triple Demonstration using pastels on Aug. 8, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Pastel paintings created at the demonstration, as well as other small works, including some by Allan Alain, will be available at the silent auction that runs the length of the exhibition. This year’s triple demonstration artists are: Claudia Post (portrait/figure), Deborah Quinn Munson (landscape/objects) and Shauna Shane (animal subject). Light refreshments will be available and the public is invited.
Cindy Streit Mazzaferro, CPS Membership Chair and Purely Pastel Exhibition Chair comments, “I am delighted with the wide range of breadth of artistry and so very excited to once again bring to Lyme some of the best pastel painting artists in CT. Everyone in attendance is in for a treat and will be captivated by the luscious colors captured with this medium.”
The Lyme Art Association was founded in 1914 by the American Impressionists and continues the tradition of exhibiting and selling representational artwork by its members and invited artists, as well as offering art instruction and lectures to the community. The Lyme Art Association is located at 90 Lyme St., Old Lyme, in a building designed by Charles Adams Platt and located within a national historic district. Admission is free with contributions appreciated. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 12 to 5pm.
For more information on exhibitions, including how to enter a juried exhibition at the LAA, visit www.lymeartassociation.org or purchase of art, art classes, or becoming a member, call (860) 434-7802.