Lyme Art Association Presents Three Exhibitions for Summer 2016

The Lyme Art Association Presents American Waters: A Marine Art ExhibitionPurely Pastel, and Celebrating Lyme’s Beauty

Old Lyme, CT – Visitors of all ages will enjoy the Lyme Art Association’s summer exhibition of work by the country’s premier maritime artists, American Waters, on view in the LAA’s beautiful sky-lit galleries from June 10 through August 26. The exhibition will feature work by the American Society of Marine Artists as invited guests, alongside exciting marine work by LAA artists.
Russ Kramer, an internationally recognized marine painter, will jury the exhibition. Kramer notes, "What better place for an exhibition of marine-inspired art than the Lyme Art Association...a true landmark in our region's artistic history whose proximity to the Lieutenant and Connecticut rivers and Long Island Sound have inspired artists for a century. These new works in the exhibition American Waters are by many of the finest practitioners of marine art working today. To think the same subjects continue to inspire us a hundred years later is testament to this area's enduring, irresistible allure."
Concurrent with the American Waters exhibition, the Lyme Art Association will present two shorter exhibitions. From June 10 through July 15, the Connecticut Pastel Society will present Purely Pastel, their annual exhibition. They will also hold free demonstrations on June 11th, from 1 – 4 pm, by Clayton Buchanan (figure), Christina Debarry (still life), and Jane Penfield (landscape).  Then from July 22 through August 26, a juried show of paintings created during this year’s paint out at the Hamburg historic district will be shown in Celebrating Lyme’s Beauty.
LAA Board President, Katherine Simmons, states, “American Waters continues an LAA tradition of exhibiting the very best of fine contemporary American marine painting. We are grateful to the members of the American Society of Marine Artists who are joining us as invited guests, and we would especially like to thank our premier media sponsor, The Day, and our presenting sponsor, Suisman Shapiro Attorneys at Law, along with juror Russ Kramer, for making this exhibition happen.”
The American Waters reception will be held on Friday, June 17th from 5pm to 7pm at the LAA, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, Connecticut. Great fun and refreshments for all.

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About the Lyme Art Association
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. The Lyme Art Association is located at 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT, in a building designed by Charles Adams Platt and located within an historic district. Admission is free with contributions appreciated. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 to 5pm, or by appointment. For more information on exhibitions, purchase of art, art classes, or becoming a member, call 860-434-7802 or visit