October 15 2010

City-wide Open Studios in New Haven Features Lyme Academy College Alumni & Faculty Emerita

A number of graduates and one retired faculty member of Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts are participating in the 13th annual City-Wide Open Studios (CWOS) in New Haven, one of the of the largest open studio programs in the country. The event runs from September 16 to October 23, 2010.

Artists Ronnie Rysz, BFA Class of 2006; Misty Morrison, BFA Class of 2007; Susan Nichols, BFA Class of 2009; Elvira Ormaechea, BFA Class of 2007; and and Ishita Bandyo, BFA Class of 2009 are all participating in the event. In addition, Barbara Marks, BFA Class of 2005, serves on the event’s Steering Committee and Joy Pepe, Professor Emeritus of Lyme Academy College, serves on the Visual Arts Committee.

CWOS celebrates contemporary art in all its myriad forms, and is considered Connecticut’s leading visual arts event. Art dealers and curators from the region and beyond have used CWOS as a resource to discover new artists, plan upcoming shows, and buy art. CWOS connects hundreds of local artists with the greater New Haven community—and beyond. Over the past twelve years, CWOS has drawn thousands of visitors.

CWOS is a program of Artspace, a Connecticut non-profit organization presenting local and national visual art, providing access, excellence, and education for the benefit of the public and the arts community. For more information about CWOS, including a map and guide, please visit

Pictured below is artwork by Susan Nichols, Soldiers, 2009, oil on treated paper.


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