October 1, 2022

Two New Shows on View at Lyme Art Association

‘The Bar at Rracis’ by Wende Caporale in pastel is one of the featured works in the Hudson Valley Art Association’s 89th Annual National Exhibition.

OLD LYME — Two new shows are on view at the Lyme Art Association (LAA) through June 2, 2022 at the LAA building located at 90 Lyme St. in Old Lyme.

‘Murmuration’ by Michael Lynch in watercolor is one of the signature works in the ‘Expanding Visions’ show.

Expanding Visions is the LAA’s annual member show that showcases the varied artistic visions of the association’s membership. All types of artwork will be celebrated: hyper-realism, impressionism, abstraction, and non-representational styles.

The exhibit will be juried by Robert Pillsbury, former president of the Salmagundi Club of New York. The show runs from April 15 .

Concurrent with Expanding Visions, the Hudson Valley Art Association (HVAA) will present its 89th Annual National Juried Exhibition. This exhibition includes the finest representational paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture from HVAA’s member artists.

“We are looking forward to these two strong and exciting shows,” says Lyme Art Association’s Executive Director, Laurie Pavlos, adding, “We are very pleased to welcome back HVAA and display what is sure to be a very impressive show.”

She explains, “The HVAA has been coming back for years: they love our beautiful gallery space and our visitors love their impressive and varied works. They always have a great deal of beautiful sculpture which looks fabulous in the gallery.”

She added, “Our Expanding Visions show continues the excitement into the rest of the gallery. The wide range of styles shown side by side in this exhibit makes this a very energetic show and provides something for every art lover.”

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 in Old Lyme, CT, in a building designed by Charles Adams Platt and located within the national historic district.

Admission is free with contributions appreciated.

Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information on exhibits, purchase of art, art classes, or becoming a member, visit  www.lymeartassociation.org or call (860) 434-7802.