August 7, 2022

Community Calendar

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
1
Sat
New Year’s Day Hikes with Lyme Land Trust (Choice of Six) @ Various Preserves in Lyme
Jan 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 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
Registration/Rehearsal for Cappella Cantorum MasterWorks Chorus Spring Program @ Trinity Lutheran Church, Centerbrook
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jan
20
Thu
Presentation on “Eastern Coyotes in Connecticut” @ Lyme Public Library
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jan
22
Sat
‘Propagating Pollinator Plants from Seed’ Presentation via Zoom @ Virtual via Zoom
Jan 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Jan
26
Wed
Presentation on CT’s ‘Great’ and ‘Buried’ Rivers @ Old Lyme PGN Library & virtual
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Taking a trip down the Hog River — Connecticut’s only buried river.

OLD LYME — Did you know Connecticut has a ‘Buried River’? It is the Hog River, which was buried under the City of Hartford in the 1940’s.

On Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., enjoy a conversation with Dick Shriver, publisher of the local Estuary magazine, and Elizabeth Normen, publisher of Connecticut Explored, and also the author of “My Ride Down the Hog River,” which is published in Estuary’s winter issue.  

They will discuss stories about the environmental history of the state’s iconic “Great River,” and, in contrast, the little, buried Hog River.

Register here for a link to this virtual program. All are welcome and the program is free.

Stop by the library and pick-up free, complimentary winter issues of Connecticut  Explored and/or Estuary magazine.

Feb
6
Sun
Essex Winter Series Concert Featuring Patricia Schuman @ Valley Regional High School,
Feb 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Feb
12
Sat
Musical Masterworks Concert @ First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Feb
13
Sun
Musical Masterworks Concert @ First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
Feb 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Feb
17
Thu
LAA Virtual Art Lecture #3: A Nation Divided, A Nation Restored @ Lyme Art Association
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb
20
Sun
Essex Winter Series Concert @ Valley Regional High School,
Feb 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mar
3
Thu
LAA ‘Art of America’ Virtual Lecture #1: ‘Colonial America’ @ Lyme Art Association
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
6
Sun
Opening Reception at Lyme art association @ Lyme Art Association
Mar 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

‘Port of Pecceto’ in acrylics by Len Swec is one of the featured works in the ‘Wanderlust’ show.

OLD LYME  — Four new exhibitions, each with a different theme, will be on view in the Lyme Art Association’s beautiful historic galleries from March 4 through April 7.  ‘Poetry of Motion’, ‘Black and White’, ‘Wanderlust’, and ‘Renewal: Visions of Spring’ will run concurrently, each in a separate room.

An Opening Reception for the show will be held Sunday, March 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. All are welcome.

The Exhibition in Four Acts is one of the LAA’s most dynamic and exciting exhibitions, bringing together four distinct types of representational art.

Poetry of Motion showcases the work of talented artist members, who set out to capture the fleeting gestures of action and movement within their artwork.

Black and White features work of all themes in black and white and all the greys in between.

Wanderlust will take visitors on vacation with the artists.

‘Speckled Eggs’ in watercolor by Liz McGee is one of the signature works in the ‘Renewal: Visions of Spring’ show.

Renewal: Visions of Spring focuses on uplifting imagery of springtime and rebirth.

Four Acts is generously sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank in partnership with the Community Foundation of Middlesex County.

“A visit to the Lyme Art Association to see the Exhibition in Four Acts feels like visiting four different galleries. There is a variety and a shift in mood as you move from one gallery to the next,” states gallery manager, Jocelyn Zallinger.

She adds, “This show also allows a visitor to focus on each genre in a way that is not possible in other exhibitions.”

Mar
10
Thu
LAA ‘Art of America’ Virtual Lecture #2: ‘Westward Ho!’ @ Virtual
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
17
Thu
LAA ‘Art of America’ Virtual Art Lecture #3: ‘A Nation Divided, A Nation Restored’ @ Virtual
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
20
Sun
Essex Winter Series Presents The Resurgam Quartet @ Valley Regional High School,
Mar 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Resurgam Quartet features, from left to right, Harrison Kliewe (soprano saxophone), Colette Hall (alto saxophone), Michael Raposo (baritone saxophone), and Sean Tanguay (tenor saxophone.)

ESSEX/LYME/OLD LYME – On Sunday, March 20, Essex Winter Series (EWS) will bring the Resurgam Quartet to the stage for its third concert of the season, the annual Fenton Brown Emerging Artists Concert. These young, talented, Hartford-based musicians will offer an exciting repertoire of music by Borne, Piazzolla, Schumann and Schubert arranged for saxophone.

The concert is scheduled to take place at Valley Regional High School in Deep River, Conn.

The EWS 2022 season will conclude on Dec. 18 with January 2022’s rescheduled concert featuring the world-renowned Brentano String Quartet and Mihae Lee, piano.

Concerts begin at 3 p.m. and are general admission. For tickets visit www.essexwinterseries.com or call 860-272-4572.

As a precaution for our audience, artists and staff, health guidelines will be followed and may include, among other safety measures, the presentation of vaccination proof and mask wearing.

The EWS 2022 season – its 45th – is generously sponsored by The Clark Group, Essex Meadows, Essex Savings Bank, Jeffrey N. Mehler CFP LLC, Tower Laboratories Ltd., BrandTech Scientific, Inc., Masonicare at Chester Village and WSHU Radio. Funding also comes from the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA), the Connecticut Office of the Humanities (CTH) and Community Foundation of Middlesex County.

Mar
23
Wed
Local Author, Artist Reece Discusses His New, Pandemic-Inspired Book @ Virtual hosted by OL-PGN Library
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

OLD LYME — On Wednesday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m., the Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library hosts local author and artist, Spencer Reece, who will present, All the Beauty that is Still Left: A Poet’s Painted Book of Hours, via Zoom. All are welcome to this free presentation.

Devotional poet, priest, and National Book Award nominee Spencer Reece found himself with family in Old Lyme to wait out the pandemic.

Seeking happiness amid the difficulties of this new situation, he channeled change into art; producing 50 vibrant watercolors inspired by his life journeys and his reflections of faith. Each painting faces a quote from an acclaimed writer or spokesperson that has inspired him, becoming a poet’s painted “Book of Hours”.

Register here to receive the Zoom link for the presentation.

For more information about the library, visit www.oldlymelibrary.org or call (860)-434-1684.

Mar
24
Thu
LAA ‘Art of America’ Virtual Lecture #4: ‘Charles Platt and the American Impressionists in Old Lyme’ @ Virtual
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
26
Sat
Musical Masterworks Concert @ First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
Mar 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mar
27
Sun
Musical Masterworks Concert @ First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
Mar 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Mar
31
Thu
LAA ‘Art of America’ Virtual Lecture #5: ‘America Boom and Bust’ @ Virtual
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Apr
7
Thu
LYSB Youth Art Show Opening @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
‘Season of the Osprey’ Filmmaker to Give Zoom Presentation @ Virtual
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Apr
8
Fri
NY Academy Provost Presents Free Artist Talk, Live Drawing Demo @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Apr 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

This evening, Friday, April 8, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Peter Drake, Provost of  New York Academy of Art, will present an Artist Talk and Live Drawing Demonstration at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts. The event is free and all are welcome.

Drake was appointed Provost in January 2018 and previously served as the Dean of Academic Affairs since 2010 at the New York Academy of Art.

Drake continues to be a Thesis Advisor having previously taught at Parsons the New School for Design, the School of Visual Arts, and the Maryland Institute College of Art.

As a visual artist his work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the US, China and Europe, including solo shows at Linda Warren Projects (Chicago) and District & Co. (Dominican Republic) and group shows at Bernarducci Gallery (New York), Sloan Fine Art (New York / LA) and the Phoenix Museum of Art.

He has curated exhibitions for the New York Academy of Art, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Parsons and the Drawing Center. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a National Endowment for the Arts Award and a MTA Arts for Transit Public Art Commission.

His work is the public collections of the Whitney Museum, the Phoenix Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Achenbach Collection and the Los Angeles County Art Museum.

Drake maintains a studio in DUMBO, Brooklyn through the Two Trees Cultural Space Program and is represented by Bernarducci Gallery, New York and Linda Warren Projects, Chicago.

​This artist talk is made possible by the generous support of the Robert Lehman Foundation.

Guests will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. The Lyme Academy of Fine Arts has removed the mask mandate for students, staff, faculty, models, and visitors inside its buildings.

The health and safety of guests are of the utmost importance. CDC guidelines are regularly monitored and the Academy’s policies adjusted accordingly.