Old Lyme, CT
The holiday season is always something to celebrate at the Museum! Visitors of all ages can enjoy the Magic of Christmas [...]. For over a decade, visitors from across the region have admired the painted palettes on Miss Florence’s Artist Tree. Nearly 200 noted artists from across the country have donated works to this one-of-a-kind holiday icon. The idea of contemporary artists painting palettes is a nod to the Museum’s history as the center for the Lyme Art Colony, and alludes to the door and wall panels the artists painted throughout Miss Florence’s boardinghouse over a century ago.
The palette artists’ styles and subject matter are as varied as the individuals. Oils, acrylics, watercolors, ceramics, glass, and collage are used to transform the palettes into traditional holiday scenes, delightful landscapes, and more than a few surprises!
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.