Marine art show, sale opens Friday
LYME — Visitors of all ages can visit “American Waters,” the Lyme Art Association’s summer exhibition of work by the area’s premier maritime artists. The show will be on view in the sky-lit galleries from June 15 through Aug. 3.
Gallery manager Jocelyn Zallinger said, “The lovely peaceful interior of the Lyme Art Association is the perfect venue for marineinspired art. The artwork, by member artists, takes inspiration from the sea in all its manifestations. Children playing by placid shorelines, boats in raging storms, solitary fishermen, and waves crashing on beaches are likely to be among the works represented.”
“American Waters” will be juried by Monique Foster, director of the Mystic Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport.
Concurrent with the “American Waters” exhibition, the Hudson Valley Art Association will present its 85th annual Juried Exhibition. This exhibition includes the finest representational paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture from HVAA’s member artists.
Lyme Art Association Board President Katherine Simmons, said, “‘American Waters’ continues an LAA tradition of exhibiting the best of fine contemporary American marine art. We are also very pleased to welcome back the Hudson Valley Art Association and what is sure to be a very impressive show. We would especially like to thank our presenting sponsor, Suisman Shapiro.”
The opening reception for both exhibitions will be held on Saturday, June 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme St., Old Lyme, with fun, music and refreshments.
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. Admission is free with contributions appreciated. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 to 5pm. For more information on exhibitions, purchase of art, art classes or becoming a member, visit our website www.lymeartassociation.org or call 860-434-7802.
“American Waters,” the Lyme Art Association’s summer exhibition of work by the areas premier maritime artists, will be on view in the sky-lit galleries from June 15 through Aug. 3.