An opening reception for the Lyme Art Association’s annual Deck the Walls, holiday show will be held this evening, Friday, Nov. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. Over 100 original works of art by member artists will be on display and priced to sell as holiday gifts. Also on view will be Celebrating Lyme’s Beauty, a special exhibition of paintings showcasing the natural splendor of the Lyme-Old Lyme landscape. Both exhibitions are on view through Jan. 3, 2015.
Joseph Newman, Executive Director of the Lyme Art Association, notes, “The Deck the Walls exhibition offers patrons and art lovers from throughout Connecticut and New England an opportunity to view and buy exceptional representational art at prices which make meaningful gift-giving easy.” He continues, “And this year, we’re thrilled to add Celebrating Lyme’s Beauty, an exceptional showcase of the local landscape created during a two-day ‘paint-out’ hosted by the Lyme Land Conservation Trust earlier this autumn.”
Lyme Art Association Member Artists of all levels (Individual, Associate and Elected) are invited to enter the Deck the Walls juried exhibition.
The Lyme Art Association is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and is located at 90 Lyme Street in Old Lyme, at the corner of Halls Road.
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 in a building designed by Charles Adams Platt and located within Old Lyme’s Historic District.
Admission is free with contributions appreciated. For more information on exhibitions, purchase of art, art classes, or becoming a member, call 860-434-7802 or visit www.lymeartassociation.org.