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Astronauts invade Seattle

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Peter Reiquam – Space Tourist

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Seattle’s Museum of Flight has placed 25 life-size, space-suited astronaut statues around town. Each statue began as a white fiberglass statue and was then transformed by a local artist into something new.

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SpaceSquatch Explores the Pacific Northwest – by David Newman and Ruth Cielo

The museum is encouraging locals and visitors to find astronauts around town, take selfies and post them on Instagram (tag: #astronautsonthetown) for a chance to win a pair of tickets on Alaska Airlines, good to any Alaska Airlines destination.

The statutes will be in town through mid-September, but an on-line auction for all 25 astronauts runs throughout August – in case you want an arty-astronaut for your home or office.

Here’s a link to a gallery featuring images of all statues in the Astronauts around Town project.

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Happy Concstellations -by Fin’es Scott

Critters at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

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‘Chase’ by Dwayne Hall, courtesy PHX Airport

 

A new critter-filled exhibition titled “Creature Feature” is on display at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in the Terminal 4 gallery, on level 3.

The exhibition feature paintings and sculptures of strange species and curious critters – most seemingly friendly – by six Arizona artists that have taken their inspiration from the natural world.

Included are fiber animal sculptures, intricately painted portraits of wild animals and whimsical wood sculptures of life-like forms.

The exhibit it presented by the Phoenix Airport Museum, which is  one of the largest airport art museums in the U.S. More information about the permanent collection and current temporary exhibitions can be found here.

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The Time Has Come the Walrus Said – by Anne Coe- Courtesy PHX Airport

 

Fresh art at Boston Logan Int’l Airport

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There’s a new aviation-themed piece of public art in the United Airlines Terminal B at Boston Logan International Airport.

Created by Jacob Kulin and called “Flyby,” the sculpture pays homage to flight and themes of movement and is 18 feet tall and 26 feet long. It’s made of anodized aluminum, powder coated steel, stainless steel – materials that mimic the metallic of airplanes.

“The sculpture echoes notions of transition and flow with its streamlined, telescoping forms, producing a sense of speed and takeoff as the piece seamlessly rears up from the floor,” explains Kulin.

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Toy exhibit at Austin Airport

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A great selection of 20th century dolls and toys, including cast metal figures, wind-ups, electric trains and action figures from the (yet to open) Austin Toy Museum are on display in the east and west food courts at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

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There’s a Kewpie doll from 1925, a Lionel streamlined steam locomotive with tender from the 1940s and a set of dolls from the “The Simpsons” circa 1991.

Batman and Robin are here and so are G.I. Joe, Spock and Barbie.

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“20th Century Toys” is on display through August 4, 2015 in post-security pylon showcases on the concourse between Gates 7-11.

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Austin Toy Barbie

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(All photos courtesy of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport)

Treat for Pearl Jam fans at Sea-Tac Airport

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Pearl Jam poster – Ames Bros., Chicago, 7/19/2013, Classic Show at Wrigley Field. Sold out. 2 hour and 40 minute rain delay. Courtesy EMP

There’s a treat in store for fans of the Seattle-born band Pearl Jam at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

An exhibit of Pearl Jam’s classic and now-historical poster art opens today at SEA, with 85 posters made over the years by more 30 artists including the Ames Bros., Brad Klausen, Munk One, Ward Sutton, and others.

PUSH ME, PULL ME: Pearl Jam and the Art of the Screen Printed Poster shows off the work of some great artists, of course, but also illustrates how, when the band formed way back in 1990, posters were the best way to communicate with their audience.

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Pearl Jam Post exhibit – opening day. Courtesy Jasen Emmons

Here are few more samples, all courtesy of Seattle’s EMP Museum, which helped put the show together at SEA on Concourse A, near Gate A.

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Brad Klausen, Seattle, 4/29/2005, Easy Street Records 10th Anniversary of CIMs. Secret, private show for indie record store owners. Courtesy EMP

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Don Pendleton, Brooklyn, 10/19/2013, Don created the art for Lightning Bolt that eventually won a Grammy for album package design. 1 of 2 sold out shows at Barclay’s Center. Courtesy EMP

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Tom Tomorrow, Philadelphia, 10/28/2009, 4-night stand at The Spectrum to close down the fabled arena. Courtesy EMP

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