June 25 2010

Two Exhibitions Now on Display in the Chauncey Stillman and Sill House Galleries

Two shows are currently on exhibit in the College’s galleries. The Eighth Alumni Show is on display in the Chauncey Stillman gallery through September 15, 2010, and the Faculty-selected Student Show is on view in the Sill House gallery through November 13, 2010

The biennial exhibition of the work of College alumni opened on Friday, June 25 at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT, and will remain on display through September 15, 2010. The public is welcome to visit the exhibition in the Chauncey Stillman Gallery of the Chandler Building.

The Faculty-selected Student Art Exhibition also opened on June 25th.  This exhibition, which is on display in the Sill House Gallery, features work by current students at the College and also those who graduated in May 2010.  It will be on display through November 13, 2010. Both exhibits are free and open to the public. The galleries are now on summer hours, open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm, but also will be open on the Saturday of the MidSummer Festival on July 31, 2010. Saturday hours will resume starting September 11th. Most art work is available for sale. 

Art work by Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts’ alumni T. Allen “Tim” Lawson of Rockport, ME and Glenn Olsen of Niantic, CT has been selected for the Founder’s Prize and the President’s Prize, respectively, in the Eighth Alumni Exhibition hosted by the College. The award-winning work, in all media, was selected by jury from among 144 pieces submitted by graduates of the College for the exhibition.
The alumni exhibition is held on a biennial basis. Fifty two pieces, submitted by 85 graduates of the College, were selected by faculty for exhibit.  Prizes are being awarded for the first time this year, and are named in honor of Lyme Academy College’s founder and noted sculptor, the late Elisabeth Gordon Chandler, and also in honor of the College’s president, Debra Petke. Alumna Pamela Thompson donated the cash prize for the Founder’s Award. An anonymous donor donated the cash prize for the President’s Award.

Three jurors judged the art work submitted: Lisa Hess Hesselgrave, Sabin Gilardi Howard, and Dora Atwater Milliken.
Hesselgrave received her MFA from the Yale School of Art and BFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Her work addresses the human figure and the landscape. Her paintings are in numerous private collections in the United States and abroad. She has exhibited in Connecticut, New York City, and through the Northeast. She was twice awarded residencies at the prestigious Millay Colony in Austerlitz, New York. She has taught for 20 years and is an Adjunct Professor at Gateway Community College in New Haven. She is represented by Kehler Liddell Gallery in New Haven.

Sabin Gilardi Howard received his MFA from the New York Academy of Art and BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art, and also studied at the Tyler School of Art in Rome. Mr. Howard’s sculpture has attracted commissions by TimeWarner Center and architect Michael Graves. He exhibits nationwide, including shows at the Arnot Museum and the Arcadia Gallery in New York and at the Frey Norris Gallery in San Francisco. Mr. Howard was a panel guest on figurative art at the Dahesh Museum in New York. His work has been reviewed in numerous publications.
Dora Atwater Milliken received her BFA in Painting from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts and a BFA from Tulane University. She is a Stobart Fellow and is represented by several New England galleries. A recipient of the Salamagundi Club’s Joseph Hartley Award and the National Arts Club’s Gould Foundation Award, Ms. Milliken is an artist member of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club. She serves on the Board of Directors for South Coast Artists Inc., a non-profit dedicated to promoting artists in the south coast regions of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Both exhibits are free and open to the public for summer hours, Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm. The College’s galleries are also open on Saturdays during the academic year, and on the Saturday of the Midsummer Festival, July 31, 2010. Most art work will be available for sale.  The exhibitions are generously sponsored by the Homeland Foundation, Inc. and Smith Insurance, Inc.

The exhibitions are generously sponsored by the Homeland Foundation, Inc. and Smith Insurance, Inc.

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