Lyman Allyn Hires External Affairs Officer


December 19, 2014
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Press Contact: Rebecca Marsie, Communications Coordinator
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New London – The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is pleased to announce and welcome Vera Harsh as the Museum’s new External Affairs Officer. Vera comes to the Lyman Allyn with a wealth of experience, having spent the last 12 years working in development and fundraising. She assumed her new position with the Lyman Allyn on December 9, 2014.

“We are thrilled that Vera is the new External Affairs Officer, and her development knowledge has already made her a key addition to the Lyman Allyn family,” said D. Samuel Quigley, Director of the Lyman Allyn. “I’m confident that Vera will play a key role in broadening the Museum’s reach into the community.”

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New Music Series

The Listening Room at Lyman Allyn: Reflections of Art & Soul
Acoustic music…with a pinch of salt.


Geoff Kaufman has been leading audiences to find truth, humor, and beauty in folk music for over thirty years, from the decks of Pete Seeger’s Sloop Clearwater in the Hudson River to the grounds of Mystic Seaport in Connecticut and to festivals and coffeehouses across the United States, Canada and Europe, offering songs of the sea, new and old, songs of the earth, the heart and the spirit.  With his rich tenor voice, Geoff specializes in a capella performance, but also adds fine finger style guitar, concertina, whistle and bones.  But Geoff doesn’t just sing songs, he tells the often fascinating stories that surround them, and he invites you to join in on some of the choruses if you wish.

Performance Titles & Dates
Turning of the Year : January 8, 5:30-7:30 pm
Songs of the Heart : February 13, 5:30-7:30 pm
Touchstones : March 11, 5:30-7:30 pm

$15 members  / $20 non-members
(includes event and full access to galleries during intermission)

Please place your reservations by calling 860.443.2545 ext. 129 or email us.

Light fare available for purchase.

“Greetings!  We had the pleasure of hearing you live in Rockport, TX recently and we are stunned by the beauty of your music.”  Holly Wagner, Corpus Christi, TX

Transmissions: Teaching and Learning in the Studio New works by the faculty of the Connecticut College Art Department

February 10 – June 7, 2015

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The artist educators of the Connecticut College Art Department present a diverse exhibition of their current studio activities. These teaching artists see the work of art making and teaching as reinforcing concepts. Art creation involves full time, life-long learning in the classroom and beyond, a dynamic that flows both ways, from teacher to student and back. Fresh viewpoints, new questions and surprising answers are the energizing results of the teaching/studio relationship. They bounce back to the individual artist fueling new work and shifting directions. Featuring paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and installations, Transmissions will focus on the art practices of Nadav Assor, Gregory Bailey, Chris Barnard, Ted Hendrickson, Pamela Marks, Timothy McDowell, Denise Pelletier and Andrea Wollensak.