September 26, 2022

Community Calendar

May
22
Sat
LYSB Youth Art Show @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jun
19
Sat
Opening Reception: 2021 Summer Sculpture Showcase @ Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds
Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jun
27
Sun
CT Historic Gardens Day @ Florence Griswold Museum
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jul
1
Thu
CANCELLED! Sounds on the Grounds Concert @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The final concert in this summer series will take place Thursday, July 1, and feature Midnight Anthem playing from 5 to 5:45 p.m. and Steve Dedman and Plywood Cowboy taking the stage from 6 to 8 p.m.

Jul
29
Thu
Jazz Jam at Sound View @ Shoreline Community Center
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
7
Sat
LAA Centennial Day: Wet Paint on Lyme Street @ Lyme St.
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

OLD LYME — Wet Paint on Lyme Street will place member artists throughout the Old Lyme village at their easels painting en plein air, thus evoking the early artists with whose presence the community was quite familiar. The artists will work at varying times during the day and then sell their paintings on the LAA lawn at 4:30 p.m. This will be an opportunity to see many LAA artists painting in their own styles.

LAA Centennial Day: Tea Day @ Lyme Art Association
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

OLD LYME — Tea Day is a family-friendly event being held from 1 to 4 p.m., which will harken back to the LAA’s early fundraisers of tea parties held on the front lawn for the townspeople and artists. Beverages and baked goods will be sold while crafts, games, and other fun activities will be offered.

Costumed historical interpreters will be on hand to share stories of the artists, who founded the LAA along with planning and building the gallery.

Join today’s LAA for a contemporary take on an event from years gone by.

LAA Centennial Day: Centennial Frolic @ Lyme Art Association
Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

OLD LYME — The Centennial Frolic will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. with a 1920s-themed fundraiser (1920s attire encouraged!) for the  Second Century Skylight Project. This event will celebrate the next 100 years of the LAA’s historic gallery in the spirit of their founders.

The artists of the Lyme Art Colony marked the end of every summer with a “Frolic,” which often included elaborate costuming (see photo above.) This event is open to donors to the Skylight Project (visit this page on the LAA website or call 860-434-7802 to donate) and will include beverages and appetizers.

Help save the skylights and “frolic” like the LAA founders!

Aug
22
Sun
Salt Marsh Opera Presents ‘Music at the Lighthouse’
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
1
Wed
FloGris, PARJE Co-Host Lecture on ‘Murals and Monuments: The Politics of Public Art’ @ Virtual, hosted by FloGris Msem & PARJE
Sep 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Sep
3
Fri
Opera at the Park @ Old Saybrook Town Green
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
25
Sat
‘Hollywood on Lyme’ hosted by Florence Griswold Museum @ Florence Griswold Museum
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Oct
1
Fri
Salt Marsh Opera Presents ‘Carmen’ at The United Theater, Westerly, R.I.
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Oct
3
Sun
Salt Marsh Opera Presents ‘Carmen’ at The United Theater, Westerly, R.I.
Oct 3 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct
8
Fri
Salt Marsh Opera Presents ‘Carmen’ at ‘The Kate’
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Oct
10
Sun
Salt Marsh Opera Presents ‘Carmen’ at ‘The Kate’
Oct 10 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct
16
Sat
‘Pirate Day’ at the Flo Gris Museum @ Florence Griswold Museum
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

11am to 4pm
Pirate Day
Free with Museum Admission
Come meet the Free Men of the Seaarrr-fully good re-enactors who bring the myths and history of pirates and privateers to life. Visiting FOLLY WOODS for one special day only. Ask questions, pose for photos, and learn something new!

Fundraising Reception Celebrating Opening of Lyme Academy’s Inaugural Exhibition, ‘Memento Vivere’ @ Chauncey Stillman Gallery – Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct
21
Thu
Lyme Art Association Hosts ‘Palate to Palette’ @ Lyme Art Association
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
23
Sat
Musical Masterworks Opening Concert of 2021-22 Season @ First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nov
28
Sun
CANCELLED: LAA Opening Reception for ‘Deck the Walls’ Show, Gallery Still Open @ Lyme Art Association
Nov 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

OLD LYME — The Lyme Art Association’s (LAA) perennially popular holiday art exhibition and sale, Deck the Walls, is on view Nov. 19, through Jan. 2, 2022. More than 200 original works of art by member artists will be on display and priced to sell as holiday gifts.

Concurrently, Hands on the Land, an exhibition reflecting on human impact on the local landscape, will be on view. This show is a collaboration with the Connecticut River Museum and was previously on view there.

The opening reception for both shows is on Sunday, Nov. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. All painting purchases from 4 p.m. on Nov. 27 through 4 p.m. Nov. 28 will be tax-free.

“For Deck the Walls, the Lyme Art Association features a wide variety of appealing subjects at affordable prices that are great for holiday shopping. We hope to help solve those gift giving dilemmas – a beautiful piece of artwork is always appreciated!” says Jocelyn Zallinger, Gallery Manager.

“During the holiday season, the Lyme Art Association is a great place to come for a gentle activity for children on school vacation or for visiting guests. Whether you have a few minutes or more than an hour, the gallery is a wonderful way to decompress, stimulate conversation, or simply enjoy yourself,” says Laurie Pavlos, Executive Director.

The LAA is free and open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment.

The LAA is located at 90 Lyme Street in Old Lyme, at the corner of Halls Road. Call 860-434-7802 for more information, or visit www.lymeartassociation.org.

Dec
4
Sat
‘Holiday Enchantment and Tree Lighting’ at Lyme Academy @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dec
10
Fri
Con Brio Presents 25th Anniversary Christmas Concert @ Christ The King Church
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dec
12
Sun
Con Brio Presents 25th Anniversary Christmas Concert @ Christ The King Church
Dec 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Dec
19
Sun
Essex Winter Series Presents ‘BeethovenFest’ @ Valley Regional High School,
Dec 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jan
9
Sun
POSTPONED: Essex Winter Series Presents Brentano String Quartet with Mihae Lee, Piano @ Valley Regional HS
Jan 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Jan
12
Wed
History of Jazz Virtual Program, Includes Live Performance @ Virtual
Jan 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

LYME/OLD LYME — On Wednesday, Jan. 12, the Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library and the Lyme Public Library are co-sponsoring a virtual event that includes a live performance, a lecture and music trivia. The program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Learn how Jazz was an advocate for the Civil Rights Movement, with proceeds from concerts helping to finance major events such as the Freedom Rides and the March on Washington in 1963.
Galen Abdur-Razzaq, a Master Flutist, a jazz historian, and an educator, will chronicle music from the turn of the century to present day and highlight various artists, their music, their struggles, and their influence on the evolution of jazz.
Jan
14
Fri
‘First Impressions’ Associate Artist and ‘Congratulations’ Exhibitions Open at LAA @ Lyme Art Association
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jan
15
Sat
‘Lennart Anderson: A Retrospective’ Opens at Lyme Academy @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jan
17
Mon
Unveiling of Mural Created by PARJE in Norwich
Jan 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm