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EXHIBITIONS

Beyond the Figure: A Student and Faculty Exhibition

Beyond the Figure: A Student and Faculty Exhibition is the next in a series of original art exhibitions curated by Co-Artistic Directors Amaya Gurpide and Jordan Sokol and the inaugural exhibition of Academy works. The exhibition will be on view until September 1, 2024.

In 2021, with fresh leadership at its helm, the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts reopened its doors to students and welcomed a new generation of artists to its Core Programs. Beyond the Figure: A Student and Faculty Exhibition is the first opportunity to witness the results of this rebirth, through the work of its faculty and their students.

Lyme Academy is quickly being recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative arts curriculum and as an epicenter for drawing, painting, and sculpture in the figurative tradition. This exhibition is an invitation to learn more about the Lyme Academy’s uniqueness and impact today, as it trains the success stories of tomorrow.

The Academy’s Co-Artistic Director Jordan Sokol comments, “The Lyme Academy of Fine Arts is forging a new educational model, one that bucks the current trend of deskilling in art education. We’re thrilled to see such a surge of interest among aspiring artists in our mission to reintroduce time-honored traditions in a modern idiom. This exhibition is an exciting opportunity to learn more about the students who are coming from all over the country to study here, as well as the world-renowned faculty that is instructing them.”

Faculty members that are represented in the exhibition include: Todd Casey, Hollis Dunlap, Chad Fisher, Michael Grimaldi, Amaya Gurpide, Zachary Kainz, Rick Lacey, Thomas Lapine, Ethan Martin, Mina Mohtasham, Alicia Ponzio, Edmond Rochat, Alex Venezia, Gary Weisman, and Treacy Ziegler.

Chauncey-Stillman Gallery
Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
84 Lyme Street, South Parking Lot
Old Lyme, CT 06371

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday through Sunday, 12 pm to 4 pm

Holiday Hours: regular hours Memorial Day weekend, Closed July 1-4

Directions

By Train: From New York
Take Metro-North and connect to Shore Line East (New Haven to Old Saybrook). Limited bus service runs from Old Saybrook Transit Station to Old Lyme via River Valley Transit (formerly 9 Town Transit). The bus runs Monday through Friday and stops at the Old Lyme Marketplace, 90 Halls Road. From this stop, walk .7 miles east on Halls Road. Turn RIGHT at the light onto Lyme Street, under the I-95 overpass. Enter the Lyme Academy campus via the second driveway on Lyme Street, marked as South Parking Lot. Follow the sidewalk to the Welcome Center, located inside de Gerenday’s Fine Art Materials & Curiosities.

https://townlyme.org/public-transportation/

By Car: Traveling on I-95 South from Mystic or Rhode Island
Take EXIT 70; at the bottom of the exit ramp, turn LEFT onto Lyme Street. When you reach the South Parking Lot, furthest from the highway passover and indicated by a sign, park in any appropriate spot. Parking is free; please note that there is no attendant on site.

By Car: Traveling on I-95 North from New Haven
After the bridge, merge right to take EXIT 70. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn LEFT at the light onto Route 156. Turn RIGHT at the second traffic light onto Halls Road. Take Halls Road to the end. At the end, take a RIGHT at the light onto Lyme Street. Ample free parking is available in the South Parking Lot (furthest from the highway overpass and indicated by a sign). Please note that there is no attendant on site.

By Car: Coming from Hartford
Take I-91 South to Route 9 South. Follow Route 9 to the end. Take I-95 North and follow the directions above.