Trustees of Lyme Academy, The Kate Celebrate Launch of New Curated Art Film Series

Board of Trustee members and an excited audience gathered for the first film in the new arts collaboration between Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts and the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, entitled Bridging the Arts

Bridging the Arts is a curated film series featuring a selection of art films owned by the College and produced by the highly-regarded Checkerboard Film Foundation in New York City, which document iconic artists whose unique and important contributions informed American culture.  Prior to the film on Ellsworth Kelly, entitled Fragments, D. Samuel Quigley, Director of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, shared a thoughtful lecture that provided some personal anecdotes and context for the artist’s work.

Two films remain in the series at the Kate this spring: Roy Lichtenstein: Reflections on Tuesday, May 24 and Squatting the Palace: An Installation by Kiki Smith in Venice on Tuesday, June 21.  All films begin at 4pm and tickets can be purchased by going to or calling the Kate’s Box Office at 877-503-1286.

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About Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
LYME Academy College of Fine Arts, located at 84 Lyme Street in Old Lyme, is a college of the University of New Haven. Its mission is to educate aspiring artists through a rigorous studio curriculum rooted in figurative and representational art.  The college offers a comprehensive liberal arts education essential for advanced critical and creative thought. The program reflects a deep respect for both traditional and innovative forms of teaching and provides an unrivaled foundation for developing unique visual expressions.  Upon completion of their studies, students will be equipped not only to articulate their culture but also to give it shape and substance.  For more information, visit
About the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center is a non-profit performing arts organization located in an historic theatre/town hall on Main Street in Old Saybrook. Originally opened in 1911 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Center has been renovated with public funds from the Town of Old Saybrook and donations raised by the Trustees of the Center. It includes a 250-seat theatre and a small museum honoring Katharine Hepburn, Old Saybrook’s most celebrated resident. As befits an organization born of such a public/private partnership, programming is eclectic, offering something for all ages and income levels on the Connecticut shore and in the lower river valley.