Lyons Public Art and the heARTS of LYONS, An Art Collection All Over Town
Public Art in Lyons, Colorado
Parts by Charlotte and Ben Zink is located in LaVern Johnson Park.
"It's a weaving of people, food, community, nature. I believe art is not only about making beauty, it's about speaking our truth to empower and bring people together." Sally King
The Phoenix by Sally Truitt and Kahlie Pinello
Here and Now by Charlotte and Ben Zink
"I offer a fluid, feminine sense of design and form to the metal, and Ben works as our solid fabricator and engineer. Sometimes I’ve sketched and reflected on the subject matter before I begin drawing on the metal, and other times I enjoy letting my unconscious guide the images, shapes and forms that emerge." Charlotte Zink
"My work runs the gamut from thematic to abstract. Metal, wood and almost any other material that can be manipulated or fabricated into my work is fair game." Martin Levin
"I try to bring out a certain unique aspect of the animal. Even with dogs, some are high energy, some are big and lumbering and the sweetest things in the world." Daniel Glanz
"Let's all dare to create. In this space, I want to share what I've learned along the way to hopefully spark creativity in you, whatever that may be. I believe that as each one of us finds our creative voice, together we will become a force for good." Sally King
Day's Catch by Bobbie Carlyle
Public art can offer a gateway to different cultures. Art can help communities obtain cultural and social understanding.
"Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it." Michelangelo
Thomas Merton famously said, "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." Art in public spaces welcomes the community to experience the joys of art in their daily lives.
Lyons Mural; Past, Present, and Future is on the side of the Town of Lyons Visitor Center in Sandstone Park. The mural is the work of Cathy Rivers and Candace Shepard. They worked closely with the Lyons Golden Gang Seniors, Lyons Generationally Active People (GAP), and Lyons Middle/Senior High students to develop the core idea and images.
Trifecta by Maureen Hearty
"Space Invader" by Mark H. S. Mathews 2019 based on the 1978 Arcade game designed by Tomohiro Nishikado. "I am a retired Aerospace Engineer who's hobbies are sculpture and building construction/remodeling."
Lyons Gecko by Jacob Leeuwenburgh
Sandstorm by Justin Deister
"Metal, wood and almost any other material that can be manipulated or fabricated into my work is fair game." Mitch Levin
The Clarifier Project involved the Lyons community. The project was started in 2006 and after the creation of the Lyons Mural 'Lyons Past Present and Future. In 2010, they began covering the entire 900 square foot surface of the structure.
Reven Marie Swanson creates contemporary sculpture in steel, fused glass, and stone.
"I believe that working in a single medium is restrictive to my artistic process. Each idea manifests in its own individual style." Eileen Coughlin Turnbull
In September of 2013, Lyons, Colorado was devastated by a historic flood. Anita Miller and James Moore worked with the Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission to create a work of art that embodied Lyons grit and resiliency.
"For me, making art objects is a way of translating my inner visions and thought processes into a tangible outer reality, something we can look at, touch, appreciate and share." Charlotte Zink