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Val Lyle exhibit set at Appalshop

The work of artist Val Lyle will be on display during October in the Appalshop Gallery at 91 Madison Avenue in Whitesburg. The artist will be at the Appalshop on October 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the Letcher County Tourism Art Walk.

Lyle’s current series, Sanctuary, includes 7-foot by 5-foot paintings of views from inside barn lofts, with the small of actual hay and tobacco. Also on display will be a textile work made of 1,500 strands of used bailing twine from her grandfather’s barn.

Born in Johnson City, Tenn., Lyle grew up in Knoxville and has spent much of her adult life in Honolulu, Phoenix, and Sarasota, Fla., where she earned a bachelor’s degree of fine arts in sculpture with a minor in printmaking at the Ringling College of Art and Design, and more recently in New York City.

She is now living in eastern Tennessee, where she has earned a master’s degree in fine arts from East Tennessee State University. She has exhibited her work extensively and teaches college art courses and workshops.

The Appalshop is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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