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Fresh public art at LAX TBIT

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Three new – hard to miss – public art pieces are fully installed in the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles International Airport.

Bell Tower, above, by Mark Bradford, is on the mezzanine level of the terminal’s Departures Hall, and is suspended from a skylight above the TSA security screening area.

The artist says he modeled the sculpture – 712 panels made from salvaged plywood and posters found on construction sites around town – on medieval bell towers, which served as both a civic gathering spot and sites of surveillance.

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In the north light well of the TBIT Great Hall, look for Air Garden, by the Ball-Nogues Studio. A “sinuous, dynamic cloud of color,” the sculpture looks like a giant beaded curtain that seems to take on different shapes depending on the light and viewer’s perspective.

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The third public art piece is Pae White’s, ΣLAX, which is suspended above the terminal’s north and south “sterile corridors” leading international passengers to customs.

The work is made of 23.86 miles of custom-dyed cordage in three distinct color palettes that pay homage to the colored-tiled mosaics by Charles D. Kratka, that are in Terminals 3, 4, and 6. Among the sculpture’s 7,484 gold brackets – are eleven (have fun guessing) that are actually made of 14K gold.

(Photos courtesy PanicStudio L.A.)

Just Plane Fun returns to PHL Airport

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Philadelphia International Airport has brought back its popular “Just Plane Fun” series of summertime customer appreciation events ranging from product demonstrations and live music to make-overs and a variety of events with prizes.

The schedule changes weekly, but this week’s events include beauty makeovers and skin consultations for men and women – along with free photos – on Wednesday and live music (and dancing) on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

But wait – there’s more!

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has a pop-up garden in the Terminal B/C baggage claim and a new exhibit just opened (in Terminal A-East) with photos illustrating a long list of Philadelphia firsts – including the first lending library, hospital, university, art museum, zoo, U.S. Mint, and children’s hospital.

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First Zoo, 1874, Photo Courtesy phillyhistory.org

Photos in “About Philadelphia: A City of Firsts” also remind travelers that Philadelphia hosted the country’s first World’s Fair, and was where the first ice cream soda was made, and where Mother’s Day was first celebrated.

Korean folk art at Miami Int’l Airport

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As part of its ongoing program dedicated to showing handcrafted artwork from around the world, Miami International Airport recently opened “Hands of Korea”, a exhibition of tradition-based Korean fiber/textiles in the form of embroidery works, antique and contemporary Bojagi (wrapping cloths), traditional key holders, shoes, pouches, and traditional and contemporary Norigae (knotted ornaments).

Look for the exhibit through November in MIA’s South Terminal Gallery, on the Fourth Floor mezzanine of Concourse J pre-security.

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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

 

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