Art professor emeritus of Lyon College, born 1936, died 2018. Professor Chlebak was an avid supporter of the library and presented us with two of his works. The first, called "Buffalo Point" is permanently displayed in the lobby. He was fascinated by the play of light on some cliffs on the Buffalo River. The second piece, "Tomb It May Concern" has been with us for many years. It is actually a can crusher for recycling purposes. Mike Foote, Head of Maintenance at Lyon and retired as of 2020, welded the metal parts. The way it works is a metal soft drink can is put in the receptacle and the black arms are lowered, crushing the can. One can retrieve the can in the drawer below. This piece is located on the main floor on the North side toward the back of the building.
Mark Lyon worked at Lyon College as Associate Vice President For Public Relations and Information from 1985-1998. He also graduated from Lyon in 1975. His caricatures of Professors Tebbetts, Spragins, and Fagg are dead on!
Professor of art at Lyon College, Batesville, AR, 2020
Dustyn Bork is a printmaker and painter who often works in mixed media. Dustyn earned his MFA in printmaking from Indiana University: Bloomington, Indiana in 2002 and his BFA in printmaking from the University of Michigan: Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1999. He works with cultural notions of pattern, color, and design. Dustyn Bork is Associate Professor of Art at Lyon College where he joined the faculty full time in 2010. His work has been exhibited in numerous juried printmaking exhibitions and shows his work regionally, nationally, and has shown internationally. He has participated in projects international in scope including an artist residencies at the Mark Rothko Art Center in Daugavpils, Latvia; the Franz Masereel Centre in Kasterlee, Belgium; and the MIRA artist residency in Martignano, Italy.
Carly is an artist from Monroe, Michigan who relocated to Batesville in 2010. She earned a BFA in Printmaking from the Center for the Visual Arts at the University of Toledo, Ohio. She worked as the Director of the Kresge Gallery at Lyon College for over four years, and has served as a board member of Number, Inc. an arts journal based in Memphis, TN, which is dedicated to promoting the art of the South. She also served on the BAAC board for four years and is grateful to now lead the organization as Executive Director. Carly is also an active artist who has exhibited her work both regionally and nationally.
Eric was our Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Lyon College from Oct 2016 - Oct 2018. He painted this as a student at Lyon College in 2004.
Kelby is a staff writer for the department of Strategic Marketing and Communication at Lyon College and he graduated from Lyon College in 2015. He sketched this for an art class and Kathy Whittenton loved it so much she had it framed and we hung it in our gallery!
Ms. McCracken, adjunct art instructor, taught art at “Arkansas College” from 1977-78. She also taught art to Lyon’s Upward Bound program for over 19 years. But her main passion was teaching art to the Batesville Public Schools for over 20 years.
She was also an adjunct art instructor at UACCB for 23 years. She is the founder of Gallery 246 and a current board member.
And finally, she is a founding member of the Batesville Area Arts Council.
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