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The Day – Lyme Art Association celebrates 100 years Roaring ’20s style

Old Lyme — Dressed in top hats, flapper dresses and fascinators, members of the Lyme Art Association recreated the Roaring ’20s on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the association’s 100th anniversary.

In true 1920s fashion, the association hosted a family-friendly tea party, followed by an evening Centennial Frolic on its lawn, where artists and supporters of the association enjoyed refreshments while donning their costumes. Inside the gallery, exhibits included a centennial celebration and a gallery called “young impressions” meant to appeal to and highlight young artists.

The festivities kicked off early Saturday morning, when more than two dozen artists scattered throughout town, mostly on Lyme Street, to participate in an en plein air, or outdoor, painting exercise. The artists put up their easels and broke out their brushes to depict nearby landmarks including Town Hall, the Duck River Bridge and even the art association building itself.

By the afternoon, the artists

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The Day – From CIA to the ‘Davis Sky’: A look at the artists and works featured in the Mystic Museum of Art’s permanent collection

Some things have changed at the Mystic Museum of Art since it closed in March as part of the state’s COVID-19 shutdown. A visitors’ service window has been created, for instance, and the galleries have new air purification systems. Everyone wears a mask and social distances.

And now, after the museum reopened in late September, it is showcasing one of its great assets: its permanent collection.

The “Reintroducing the Permanent Collection” exhibition, in fact, boasts the largest number of pieces the museum has ever displayed from its collection at one time — 141 works in all.

(There are nearly 250 pieces in the collection, but there wasn’t room to include every one in the current show.)

The works run through three galleries, and the galleries are categorized by time period, showing the evolution of art styles in general — and the evolution within the careers of individual artists as well.

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Skye McAlpine on the Art of Simple, Sophisticated Entertaining You Can Do Any Day of the Week

Photo credit: Bloomsbury Press
Photo credit: Bloomsbury Press

From Veranda

For recipe developer, columnist, and hostess extraordinaire Skye McAlpine, home isn’t so much a distinct place as a feeling, and one that is strongest when she gathers the people she loves most around a table with a brilliantly understated meal. As someone who splits her time between London and Venice, she finds entertaining to be the best way to settle back into either home and make it feel like hers again, though she hesitates to use that specific word to describe it.

“Entertaining is short-hand for having friends over,” McAlpine says. “I just don’t like the word because it has all these connotations and pretentions and obligations, like you need to put on a show for your friends when you just want to enjoy being in their company.” And now that the home still feels like the safest place to gather for the

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67 Best Memorial Day Weekend Sales 2020

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You’ve had a lot of hours to stare at your home’s interior over the past couple months. Too many. For the better, you might’ve noticed that hanging vinyls on the wall really made the living room feel lived-in, and that wearing cool loungewear really brightened your mood while working-from-home. For the worse, you might now see that your couch is tattered, your mattress is worn down to the coils, and your coffee maker is actually a POS. And the clothes you’ve been sitting in to stare are likely collecting their fair share of stains, too. So, in lieu of descending on friends’ backyards with cases of beer this Memorial Day weekend, you might as well online shop. What the hell else do you have to do?

The following is a running list of sales on stuff that’ll make your home and closet all that much better—bedding and furniture, clothes and

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