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Premium Content See the light at LAA

 July 29, 2014; Updated: 2:39 pm

There are far too few paintings of the covers of William Faulkner's books - which is why it's so great that a new show at the Lyme Art Association focuses solely on the first edition cover of "Light in August," which is arguably...

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Premium Content Art openings and exhibits around the region this week

 July 29, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

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Premium Content Alexey von Schlippe Gallery presents late-summer show

 July 28, 2014; Updated: 5:41 pm

Four accomplished regional artists working in very different mediums and techniques are featured in the Late Summer Exhibition at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art in Groton. But what these artists do have in common, according to...

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Premium Content 'Give me Love' opens at birdsall gallery in Old Lyme

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 2:19 pm

Joyful, whimsical, colorful, playful, radiating positive energy all describe "Give me Love: Hearts & Threads," now on view at the diane birdsall gallery in Old Lyme.

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Premium Content Groton Public Library to record EB stories

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 12:13 pm

Connecticut Humanities has awarded the Groton Public Library a $1,500 grant to record and tell the stories of employees who worked at Electric Boat as the Cold War escalated in the 1960s.The project aims to preserve the stories of...

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Premium Content Ancient shipwrecks, modern damage to historic sites highlighted in Lyman Allyn exhibition

 July 23, 2014; Updated: 12:28 am

Discoveries of ancient shipwrecks and cautionary tales of the damage that trawlers can do to those relics are all part of a new exhibition at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, presented in collaboration with underwater explorer Robert Ballard and his...

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Premium Content Shipwreck exhibit opens at Lyman Allyn

 July 22, 2014; Updated: 4:31 pm

Whether through the Titanic or when Quint from "Jaws" describes the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis as "eleven hundred men went in the water, three hundred and sixteen men come out, the sharks took the rest," we are fascinated by...

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Beyonce exhibit to debut at Rock Hall-Museum

 July 21, 2014; Updated: 6:56 pm

A fashion exhibit centered on Beyonce will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland in a section previously featuring only Hall of Famers.The Rock Hall announced Friday that outfits from Beyonce's Super Bowl...

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Premium Content Mashantucket museum exhibit explores the fall and rise of the bison

 July 20, 2014; Updated: 3:14 pm

At the dawn of the 19th century, 30 million bison thundered across the American Plains in vast herds that stretched as far east as Pennsylvania and New York.

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Premium Content MAC regional show seeks art works

 July 20, 2014; Updated: 3:20 pm

Mystic Arts Center is seeking submissions from local and regional artists for its 58th Regional Show.

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Premium Content Old Lyme photographer sees the world in motion

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 6:01 pm

Whether he's on a snowboard or a skateboard or behind the lens of a camera, it's the theme of motion that moves Peter Daitch of Old Lyme.

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Premium Content Get the ‘Bird’s Eye View’ at LACFA

 July 15, 2014; Updated: 5:15 pm

An exhibition featuring more than 50 photos by the former chair of Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts board, Diana Atwood Johnson, is on view at the college's Sill House Gallery through Aug. 30. The exhibition features a combination of...

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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,...

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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'...

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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,...

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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...

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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)...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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