Art

Omaha’s Eppley Airfield sprouts a gallery

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Eppley Airfield airport in Omaha, Nebraska is now home to a gallery that will feature the work of more than 50 noted midwestern artists, stock thousands of pieces of art and, better yet, offer live art demonstrations from both core and guest artists on a regular basis.

And you don’t even need to go inside the store to experience the live art: video cameras inside the store send a feed to two screens out front.

The roughly 1,000 square foot store, dubbed “Gallery Eppley by Hudson,” is in the airport’s North Terminal, adjacent to a Hudson Booksellers store, and carries work in a wide variety of mediums, including paintings, bronze sculpting, wood turning, multi-media, metal working, photography and glass blowing.

Leave room in your carry-on for some art…

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Airport ensemble made of trash

PDX Recyle Runway Weather Advisory_courtesy PDX Airport

This stormy weather outfit made from disposable coffee cups, parking garage tickets, scrap electrical wire and invasive canary grass is on display at Portland International Airport through the end of April, 2016.

Titled “PDX Weather Advisory,” the offbeat ensemble is the latest trash-to-fashion creation by Nancy Judd, of Recycle Runway, and was commissioned to celebrate the city, PDX airport and the environmental programs of the Port of Portland, which operates the airport.

Judd said the raincoat, which represents the Port’s Waste Minimization Program, is made from disposable cup to encourage travelers to reuse coffee cups, water bottles and other items.

The umbrella, swirling with parking garage tickets, represents the Air Quality Program and its success in reducing emissions from idling vehicles.

The scrap electrical wire woven into the sculpture’s scarf highlight the clean energy programs, while the wildlife photos that make up the hat are a nod to the Natural Resources Program.

And the Reed Canary grass used in the boots is one of the invasive species being managed on Port land.

“PDX Weather Advisory” is on display in the north end of the PDX baggage claim through the end of April.

If you miss seeing it there, you’ll get another chance in 2017/2018 at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport where Recycle Runway will have a year-long show that will feature 20 of Judd’s eco-fashion sculptures.

ATL featured ten cases of Judd’s creations in 2011/2012.

Poems for the sky at Miami International Airport

Mock up of the poem by 3rd grader Nieema Marshall being painted on a rooftop near Miami International Airport

If you’re flying to or from Miami International Airport anytime soon, there’s a new reason to book a window seat on the plane.

Each year during April, National Poetry Month, the annual O, Miami poetry festival tries to fulfill its mission of having everyone in Miami-Dade County encounter a poem at least once during the month.

In the past, program participants have put lines of poetry on bandannas worn by dogs and painted poems inside urinals.

One of this year’s projects is called “Poems To The Sky” – a project by Randy Burman, who last year put poems on the wrappers of popsicles that were handed out for free.

This year Burman is painting poems by local students in letters 40 feet high onto the roof tops of two buildings that sit in the flight paths of planes landing and taking off at Miami International Airport.

“The unknowing window seat occupant who just happens to look out the window as they are taking off to the east or landing from the west is the winner,” said Burman via email. “Having people discovering a poem in a place they never expected it is the ideal.”

Here’s the poem by 3rd grader Nieema Marshall that passengers will see:

I am
from
a place
where
it does
not snow

And here’s the roof poem by 4th grader Tywon Williams:

When I look
at a cloud
I feel like
I am one

Mock up of the poem by 4th grader Tywon Williams that will soon be visible to fliers at Miami International Airport

Poem painting is underway – the pictures here are mock-ups of the finished product – and the goal is have both poems finished by the end of the month, with no plans yet for when the poems might be removed.

Colorado sights seen from space at Denver Int’l Airport

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Irrigation crop circles and some of the other images in a new exhibit at Denver International Airport may look familiar to window-seat fliers – but these images of iconic Colorado locations are all taken by satellites.

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“The Centennial State from Space”, produced by Westminster, Colo.-based DigitalGlobe and on loan from the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, includes high-resolution satellite images taken from five different satellites positioned more than 400 miles above the Earth.

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Look for Coors Field, the Air Force Academy, agricultural fields in Monte Vista and more at Y-Juncture Gallery, located just past the A-bridge security checkpoint along the pedestrian walkway. The gallery will be in place through September.

(All photos courtesy Denver International Airport)

Cool travel posters at Miami Int’l Airport

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An new exhibition at Miami International Airport’sFaster, Farther, and More Comfortable than Ever Before – features vintage posters from the dawn of the 20th century.

A collaboration between MIA and The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, the exhibition near Gate D-31 showcases more than 20 reproduction posters whose originals were produced from 1900 through the 1930s and are now housed at The Wolfsonian-FIU.

Here are some more samples:

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