September 18, 2020

Lyme Art Association Presents Two Exhibitions, ‘Point of View’ & ‘Animal Kingdom’ Both Featuring Works by Elected Artists

“Majestic’ in oil by Kim Muller-Thym is one of the signature works in the ‘Point of View’ 99th Annual Elected Artists Exhibition.

OLD LYME — The Lyme Art Association (LAA) presents two shows through Oct. 1:  Point of View: the 99th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition and Animal Kingdom.

The Elected Artists of the LAA are an elite group of professional artists, primarily from New England. Their work is predominantly representational, but encompasses a variety of styles, subjects and mediums.

This year is the 99th year that the show has been held in the current LAA gallery, but in fact, LAA artists held their exhibitions for many years prior in the Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library.

‘Two to Tango’ (56″ x 38″) by Brian Keith Stephens is one of the signature paintings in the ‘Animal Kingdom’ show.

Another popular show, Animal Kingdom, will be hung in the Goodman Gallery concurrent with Point of View. Animal Kingdom presents works about furry, scaly, feathered, and finned creatures. Lyme Art Association member artists’ subjects range from ferocious to graceful to adorable.

Lyme Art Association Executive Director Laurie Pavlos comments, “It’s been wonderful to welcome the public back into the gallery after being closed. The annual Elected Artist show is always very impressive, and the subject matter of Animal Kingdom is popular with children and adults alike. We hope that many visitors come and enjoy these remarkable shows. It’s easy to socially distance and our visitors have reported feeling comfortable and safe.”

The LAA is located at 90 Lyme St. in Old Lyme, Conn. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, and by appointment.

The LAA 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 Association is located at 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT, in a building designed by Charles Adams Platt and located within the town’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


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