Current Exhibition

On view March 1 - April 11

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 3 from 2 - 4 pm

Jack Montmeat, "Triplofusus Giganteus", oil

An Exhibition in Four Acts

Rock of Ages
Phases of Light
Stillness: A Still Life
Strictly Abstract

An Exhibition in Four Acts showcases the assorted styles of the Lyme Art Association’s talented member artists. Each juried “act” looks at the world through a different lens. The four acts are “Phases of Light”, “Rock of Ages”, Stillness: A Still Life” and “Strictly Abstract”.

Whether it is dawn’s gentle glow, midday’s intense brilliance, a sunset’s warm hues, or ethereal moonlight, “Phases of Light” celebrates the beauty of light. Member artists delve into the interplay between shadow and light to capture the essence of illumination. “Rock of Ages” examines the geological beauty of the earth, focusing on the rocks and stones that define the foundation of a landscape. “Stillness: A Still Life” is an introspection into the world of still life. The painter Giorgio Morandi states that “[t]o achieve understanding it is necessary not to see many things, but to look hard at what you do see.” In moments of chaos, the quiet beauty of art can function as a temporary pause for both artists and viewers. And lastly, “Strictly Abstract” focuses on the abstractions of life and nonobjective art making.

Karen Israel, "Day Trippers", pastel

All the World's A Stage

Running concurrently is All the World’s a Stage. Shakespeare’s famous quote from As You Like It is the inspiration for this exhibition, which focuses on places outside of familiar New England. Lyme Art Association member artists visually interpreted this travel-themed show with landscape, portraiture and still life artworks.

Lyme Art Association is proud to have the Garde Arts Center as our Featured Organization in our Partner Wall Program during the run of  An Exhibition in Four Acts.  During the run of the show, LAA will feature an artwork by one of our members with of LAA’s portion of the net sales (after artist’s share) for the work going to benefit the Garde Arts Center. The Garde Arts Center was founded in 1985 to save, restore and operate in the heart of downtown New London the historic (1926) Garde Theater and Building as a regional cultural gathering place and economic catalyst; and which strives to engage, enrich, entertain, educate and inspire the region of greater New London County.

LAA is proud feature the Garde Arts Center and support their vision of enriching lives and strengthening communities through the power of art.