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Premium Content Plein art paintings at Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport

 July 7, 2014; Updated: 4:59 pm

An exhibition of unique works created by the nation's leading maritime artists, "The Plein Air Painters of the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport," is now open at the gallery. On view are 112 paintings that capture the museum's historic ships,...


Premium Content Lyme Academy professors get 'Real' in first joint show

 July 6, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

What do Nancy Gladwell and Roland Becerra have in common?

They're both established artists and professors in the painting department of Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts - Gladwell for 20 years and Becerra for 11.

Both artists'...


Premium Content Free admission for locals at FloGris

 July 6, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Residents of New London County will receive free admission to the Florence Griswold Museum from Tuesday, July 15, through Sunday, July 20.

In addition to the restored Florence Griswold House, the museum features an exhibition gallery,...


Premium Content Lyme Public Hall opens exhibit on local cemeteries

 July 1, 2014; Updated: 4:47 pm

In terms of malevolent spirits, Stephen King's "Pet Sematary" and the film "Poltergeist" have rendered the idea of graveyards more sinister than ever. Fortunately, we can dial back the hysteria a bit with "Lyme's Ancient Burying Grounds," a new...


Premium Content Art openings and exhibits around the region this week

 June 24, 2014; Updated: 11:26 pm

Bird's Eye View - Photographs of the Natural World; opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday; Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme St., Old Lyme; new works by Diana Atwood Johnson, through Aug. 30. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily except June 9; (860)...


Premium Content ‘Visual Echoes’ opens at Six Summit Gallery

 June 24, 2014; Updated: 5:51 pm

If a realist paints a tree, viewers pretty much can be relied upon to say, "Look! A tree!" With abstract art, though, inference and interpretation come into play - and the art becomes a sort of collaboration between the painter and the...


Premium Content Works by Jan Beekman on exhibit at Lyman Allyn museum

 June 23, 2014; Updated: 6:40 pm

When painter Jan Beekman - whose house is nestled in the woods of Preston - contemplates a mere square meter of untamed land, he sees so much.


Premium Content Art comes to life in Lyme artist’s hands

 June 22, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

I•fusing static images with movement and sound intrigues Kelsey Ross of Lyme - and her ability to work this magic with her drawings is what won the recent Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts graduate the Wardlaw Prize for Excellence in...


New civil rights museum also explores human rights

 June 22, 2014; Updated: 12:01 pm

A new museum about the history of civil rights opens next week in Atlanta, the city where Martin Luther King Jr. was based. But the National Center for Civil and Human Rights also explores other human rights struggles, from women's rights and...


Premium Content Courier model on view starting Saturday

 June 20, 2014; Updated: 4:57 pm

The U.S. Coast Guard Museum at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy is opening a new exhibit that will display a model of the Cold War-era Coast Guard cutter Courier, which served as a radio-relay station for the federal government's "Voice of...


Premium Content Unobstructed water views at Lyme Art Association

 June 13, 2014; Updated: 6:32 pm

The Lyme Art Association (LAA) expands its horizons, quite literally, with a group show that features paintings by members of the American Society of Marine Artists who were invited to show their work alongside the work of LAA member...


Premium Content A burst of color at AvS exhibit

 June 10, 2014; Updated: 6:43 pm

The "Summer 2014 Exhibition" at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art in Groton is a vibrant and expansive explosion of color and style. The show, which kicks off with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, features works by Andrew Buck...


Premium Content Folk art at Flo Gris

 June 9, 2014; Updated: 4:46 pm

American material culture is the focus of two new exhibitions at the Florence Griswold Museum: "Art of the Everyman: American Folk Art from the Fenimore Art Museum" and "Thistles and Crowns: The Painted Chests of the Connecticut Shore." Both are...



 June 4, 2014; Updated: 4:20 pm

In 2004, New London's Lyman Allyn Art Museum hosted an exhibition of works by the Bulgarian painter Stoimen Stoilov. It's the last time the artist's work has been on public display. It's good to know, then, that "Stoimen Revisited," a collection...


Premium Content Stroll on to Studio M

 June 3, 2014; Updated: 9:45 pm

Do you make it to Mystic for their First Friday strolls - where citizens and visitors gambol about the shops, restaurants and galleries? It's a fun and relaxed way to get to know the spirit and possibilities of a village, although one might best...


Premium Content Openings and exhibits this week - June 3

 June 3, 2014; Updated: 9:45 pm

Art of the Everyman: American Folk Art from the Fenimore Art Museum

Thistles and Crowns: The Painted Chests of the...


Premium Content Old Lyme exhibit showcases finer details of botanical portraiture

 May 31, 2014; Updated: 4:16 pm

There is the beauty of what you can see with the naked eye. And then there is the astonishingly detailed drawing and brushwork you can see with magnifying glasses provided to viewers who come to "The Magnified Eye II: Contemporary...


Premium Content O’Neill through artists’ eyes

 May 28, 2014; Updated: 5:33 pm

When Hygienic Art, Connecticut College and the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center decided to collaborate on a project to demonstrate various artists' interpretations of O'Neill's life and work, they decided to repaint the author's New London...


Serrano’s homeless photos pop up in NYC

 May 27, 2014; Updated: 7:37 pm

Best known for his provocative images, photographer Andres Serrano has turned his attention to putting a very public face on New York City's skyrocketing homeless population.


Premium Content The colors of summer and more at Chester gallery

 May 27, 2014; Updated: 7:38 pm

It's funny how many thousands of local artists have been inspired by Robert Ryman, a dude whose works are typically canvas squares painted white or off-white. Period. That's stuff a burgeoning painter can sink his or her teeth into!


Premium Content Blue Star season under way at area museums

 May 27, 2014; Updated: 7:35 pm

Memorial Day marked the launch of the fifth annual season of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free...


Premium Content SITC seeks Nautilus-inspired art

 May 26, 2014; Updated: 6:35 pm

In recognition of the Submarine USS Nautilus' 60th anniversary, the City of Groton's Summer in the City campaign is inviting artists to submit works that celebrate the USS Nautilus and its history in Groton.


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