Sneak peek at Sacramento Airport’s new terminal

Sacramento International Airport’s (SMF) new $1 billion Central Terminal B opens for business on Thursday, and during my tour of the space on Monday, workers were still busy with some finishing touches.

All the artwork was in place, though and there are some great pieces. Here are some samples. More tomorrow…

At 56 feet long and bright red, Lawrence Argent’s giant, red, aluminum rabbit, titled “Leap,” is impossible to miss. Where is he leaping to? Into a giant granite suitcase below.

Donald Lipski’s sculpture, “Acorn Steam,” is a chandelier in the form of a Valley Oak tree decorated with several thousand Swarovski crystals. The work is thirty feet in diameter. (Acorn Steam is an anagram of Sacramento.)

Mildred Howard’s 17-foot glass house, titled “The House Will Not Pass for Any Color but Its Own,” is made of glass strips and welcomes travelers as they step off the people mover and approach the security checkpoint.

There’s more – much more – so please check back here tomorrow.

(Photos courtesy Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, Sacramento County Airport System. “Leap” photos by Glen Peach)