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Volume 24, Number 8 — August 2017

Punches Donates Sculpture to VI Campus

Beth Punches has donated her sculpture, <em>Sail</em>, to her ala mater Virginia Intermont College.
Beth Punches has donated her sculpture, Sail, to her ala mater Virginia Intermont College.

August 01, 2012

BRISTOL, VA — Beth Punches, a Virginia Intermont graduate, has donated an original sculpture to her
alma mater as a thank you to the college.

Sail was her last large-scale project as an undergraduate, and it adorns the humanities
building lawn.

Weighing in at more than one ton and measuring 8 feet long, 5 feet wide, and 5 feet
tall, Sail was a labor of love that took six months to create and abstractly portrays a white
sail. Punches says the sculpture holds special meaning to her, as it was created to reflect her
educational experience at VI. The individual consultation, support and instruction she received
while living out her artistic passions inspired the concept behind the sculpture.

Topics: Art, Sculpture