Artwork by San Lyman will be on display at the Maser Gallery at Falmouth Community Television from December 3, 2017 through January 4, 2018. The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception on Sunday, December 3, from 3:00-5:00pm.
San Lyman grew up in New York City. There, she studied for years with Margery Ryerson in Margery’s Carnegie Hall studios. (Ms. Ryerson was editor of Robert Henri’s acclaimed book, “The Art Spirit” and, among other accomplishments, was a founder of the Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown.) San graduated from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and also studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
In 1953, San moved to Cape Cod. She helped Edie Bruce in stripping and painting the floors of the original Falmouth Artists Guild. She now exhibits at the new Falmouth Artists Guild (Falmouth Art Center) as well as at Cape Gallery Framer, Cape Cod Art Association as an elected Artist Member, the Lyme Academy, the Lyme Art Association, and the Essex Art Association in Connecticut. In the autumn of 2014, San moved to Woods Hole – one of her long-time dreams. The move sparked her last show at the Maser Gallery: “Homage to Woods Hole.”
About her artistic work San muses, “Every day there are possibilities. And when I go to the canvas, there seem to be no end to them. What shall it be this time? Will it work? Will it be a joyful thing, or serious? Will it be important, or trivial, but somehow a good slant on things? I just don’t know. For me that is the joy of it. I cannot seem to paint the same way. Or stay the same. Sometimes there appears humor, and sometimes sadness. Because that is what life is all about. And painting is about life.”
Among San’s many and varied accomplishments over the years are four first place awards for best oil from Cape Cod Art Association, and two first place awards for best figurative work from Falmouth Art Center. At the end of October, she wrapped up a one-woman show at Falmouth’s Highfield Hall.
This is San’s third exhibit at the Maser Gallery. Her work has also graced the walls of the Visiting Nurses Association of Cape Cod, Falmouth Art Center, Penikese Island School, Cape Cod Center for Women, Falmouth Hospital and Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.
Maser Gallery Exhibit Hours: Sun: 2-10 p.m.; Mon: 2-10 p.m.; Tue-Wed-Thu: 10-10 p.m.; Fri: 10-6 p.m. Sat: Closed