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Lytle named Artist of Month at Bay School

Sculptor Ryan Lytle is February’s Artist of the Month at the Bay School Community Arts Center, Mathews.

Lytle’s artwork currently involves the process of needle-felting, a medium that provides “a nostalgic comfort reminiscent of his extensive childhood stuffed animal collection,” said a press release.

Needle-felting is done by compressing raw wool with a barbed needle into a form.

Raised in the Hampton Roads area, Lytle earned a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from Christopher Newport University, and he was an MFA candidate at the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

The exhibit may be viewed in person in the gallery or online at

Also on display this month at the Bay School is the exhibit “Celebrating Black Art,” showcasing work by Black artists or depicting Black culture, as well as a collection of Valentine Art, featuring paper orbs by Mo Bennett.

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