Posts in the category "Art":

Fresh art at Denver Int’l Airport

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Italian artist Davide Salvadore’s string instrument made from glass. Courtesy DIA.


From April 24 through August, 2014, the Art and Culture Program at Denver International Airport (DIA) will be hosting a temporary art exhibition titled The Magic of Glass in Ansbacher Hall, the main walkway connecting  Jeppesen Terminal to Concourse A.

Included in the exhibit will be more than 60 glass objects made by 31 local, national and international artists.

Want more art glass?

Denver Botanic Gardens is opening an exhibition of Dale Chihuly’s glass sculpture in June.



Travel Tidbits: Fresh art Portland Int’l Airport

Fresh art at Portland International Airport


Window Seat, an exhibit of large-scale aerial photographic prints and handmade quilts inspired by the view artist and writer James W. Earl had out of airplane windows between Indianapolis and Portland is at Portland International Airport through October 31, 2014.

Earl is a professor of English at the University of Oregon and his illustrated explanation about his interest in this subject – and how he got the images he worked with -is a great read.

Of the image above Earl writes:

“My delight in this image has little to do with planets or any other imagined resemblance. It’s more purely abstract, like classical geometry, like abstract art. Why do these fields strike me as so perfectly balanced, so perfectly . . . beautiful? As always, each of the squares is different. I love the two pearl-like small circles above, echoing the larger ones. (Pearls? My imagination won’t quit. I found myself calling this image “Cherry Pie,” before I finally settled on “Farm,” which is what it actually is.) For scale, note the tiny barn in the lower left corner.”

At Tulsa Airport: Panorama of Petroleum

TUL Panorama of Petroleum

In researching an article on airports with oil and gas drilling operations on-site, I learned that Tulsa International Airport(TUL) is home to this Panorama of Petroleum mural, created by Delbert Jackson.

The mural – 13 feet tall and 56 feet wide – was once displayed at the Smithsonian Institution and portrays the operations and equipment of the petroleum industry circa 1966.

Although the airport has no oil or gas drilling operations on-site, it is located in an petroleum-rich region. So when the mural needed a new home, Tulsa International Airport was happy to make room.

Panorama of Petroleum was installed in 1998.

Cherry Blossom Festival at Washington’s Airports

From now through April 14, Washington’s airports are having a Cherry Blossom Festival with everything from cherry blossom-themed cocktails and food to pink-lighted displays.


Reagan National Airport has pink lighting shining through the glass block walls in the stairwells in the parking garages and banners in front of all of the terminals.

At both Reagan and Dulles International airport, food and retail specials include cherry blossom shirts, handbags, and other apparel; cherry blossom pink martinis and other cherry blossom themed beverages, donuts with cherry blossom pink frosting, custom cherry blossom nail designs and more.


Fresh art at Lambert-St. Louis Int’l Airport

Lambert Missouri History one

A new exhibition at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) comes courtesy of the Missouri State Parks and features items from the Missouri State Museum in Jefferson City.

Covering five themes in five cases, the objects in the exhibit include raw materials of industry, hand-knit clothing, paper art, a hand-carved cane, a stained glass sampler and examples of manufactured goods.

Look for “Missouri Made” in the Lambert Gallery in Terminal 1 at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport through June 30, 2014.

Lambert Missouri History two

missouri made photo

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