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Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Exhibit Opens Sept. 12 with Public Reception

Release Date:
8/21/2014 12:00 AM

Faculty Works of Painting, Illustration, Drawing and Sculpture Featured

Aug. 21, 2014

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Rest Stop” Nancy Peel Gladwell. associate professor, painting and foundation, oil on panel,

OLD LYME, CONN. – Thirteen studio faculty members of Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts of the University of New Haven will be featured in an exhibition at the college’s Chauncey Stillman Gallery opening Friday, Sept. 12, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.

Featured will be painting, drawing, sculpture and illustration. The exhibit is at the college’s Chauncey Stillman Gallery. The opening reception is free and open to the public.

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“Adam and Eve” Randy Melick, chair of drawing, red chalk and ink, 2013

“The faculty exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the exceptional artist educators who make this institution such an excellent teaching facility,” said Lyme Academy College Campus Dean Todd Jokl. “Each member of the faculty is an outstanding and highly respected working artist in her or his own right. This exhibition will showcase their extraordinary talents and creative vision.”

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“The Fall” John Sideriadis, instructor, illustration department, oil with wood backing, 2014

The exhibit will feature the work of three departmental chairs - Susan Stephenson in painting, Randy Melick in drawing and Brian Booth Craig in sculpture - along with work from their colleagues. The illustration department, which has three acclaimed professional illustrators, including two new faculty members, will participate in the exhibit.

The faculty will be present at the opening reception to discuss their works.

The exhibit will run through Saturday, Jan. 10. Admission is free and the gallery is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lyme Exhibit 9-12, Stephenson, 500pxWork in Progress, Susan Stephenson, chair of painting, oil on panel, 2014

For more information, call Olwen Logan, Lyme Academy College’s director of marketing and public relations, at 860.434.3571, ext. 135, or visit

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts of the University of New Haven educates aspiring artists through a rigorous studio curriculum rooted in figurative and representational art. Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts continues the academic tradition of figurative and representational fine art while preparing students for a lifetime of contemporary creative practice.

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 the university enrolls approximately 1,800graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates.