Val Lyle Artist Studio
"Entwined Dancers", Abingdon Va 2009
Poster design by Sam Mayes, Photo by Nina Rizzo, sculpture by Val Lyle © 2008
Each year, the Virginia Highlands Festival commissions an artist to create a signature piece to represent the Festival and its theme. For 2009, the Festival chose Val Lyle of Bristol, Tennessee, as their signature artist, and Lyle offered her newest rope sculpture, "Entwined Dancers." The Festival accepted it and made "Entwined in the Virginia Highlands" their 2009 theme.
On Thursday, July 23, 2009, the Festival presented "Entwined Dancers" to the Town of Abingdon. The piece is now a permanent fixture of community art at Main Street Park, across from the U.S. Post Office.
"Caterpillar Crawl" bronzes in downtown Bristol Va/Tn 2009
"Feminine Entwinement", Bristol Tn/Va 2008-2009
AiPP Art in Public Places People's Choice Award was given to Lyle's "Feminine Entwinement" 2008-2009
"Picture This" Outdoor installation by Val Lyle 1987-present
Model for "Light of Hope" Sculpture commissioned by CASA Knoxville, TN
Public Sculpture requires special considerations.
Safety and security share importance with appropriate content and execution of ideas.
I believe in listening to all the different ideas and opinions involved before formulating a proposal.
I have successfully worked with four different cities and eight different major organizations
creating proposals, models, time lines and budgets to help them realize their public art project.
References on request.