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Art made from the roof of Lambert-St. Louis Int’l Airport

Here’s a great – and rare – way to get a work of art made from a piece of an airport.

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is offering limited edition prints made of reclaimed copper from the airport’s historic Terminal 1 roof.

This one is my favorite:

Lambert roof art

Three St. Louis presses – The Firecracker Press, Pele Prints and Yellow Bear – were commissioned to developed imagery inspired by Lambert and the nostalgia of travel. They used woodcuts, etching, and chine-colle to alter copper tiles set aside during the 2014 replacement of the terminal’s original copper roof, which dated back to 1956.

Artist Amanda Verbeck of Pele Prints used the copper plate to incorporate flight paths onto colorful paper airplanes for “Take Fight.”

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Gina Alvarez of Yellow Bear used the copper to produce clouds connected by aviation navigation paths in “I Remember When.”

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The Firecracker Press used both copper and woodcuts to create the image up top of a couple taking off on vacation at Lambert in “The Honeymoon.”

Want one?

The prints are for sale via the Lambert Airport Art shop on Etsy

Fresh art at Miami International Airport

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Next time you’re at Miami International Airport, look for Meltdown, a new art mural by Miami artist Jen Stark that creates a waterfall of oozing colors
in the airport’s North Terminal on the third floor from the parking garage or the MIA Mover station.

Vending machine full-o-art at Kansas City Int’l Airport

Here’s a fun new airport amenity that should soon spread to more airports around the country: Kansas City International Airport has a vending machine that dispenses locally made art and souvenirs.

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Curated by SouveNEAR, a company that produces and sells authentic local goods, the machine is located in the Southwest Airlines area of KCI’s Terminal B and is stocked with jewelry, original art, small-batch hand-printed T-shirts and a wide array of travel-sized mementos by Kansas City-based artists and makers.

Prices range from $2.50 to about $40.

SouveNEAR co-founders Suzanne Southard and Tiffany King spent months surveying art going on around Kansas City at galleries, art fairs, and indie craft shows and travelled to other cities to see what people are making to help them figure out what they wanted the collection to look like. “In some cases,” when we really liked artists but their existing offerings couldn’t fit our machine, we worked with them to develop items specifically for SouveNEAR,” Southard and King said via email.

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The art-filled vending machine has been in place at KCI for just about month, but sales have been so strong – and response from travelers and artists so positive – that SouveNEAR is already planning to add additional machines at KCI and to install new machines at other airports around the country.

“Finding meaningful souvenirs is always a challenge, especially when you’re rushing to find something at the last minute,” said Southard. “We want to provide a convenient way for people to get mementos that are artistic and that have a real connection to the city.”

Giant cuckoo clock for Portland Int’l Airport

A giant chainsaw-carved cuckoo clock is helping to keep Portland, Oregon – and its airport – weird.

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A project of Travel Portland and created for a winter tourism campaign, this cuckoo clock is 24-feet-tall, nine-and-a-half-feet wide and weighs in at 7000 pounds, making it the largest freestanding cuckoo clock in the United States.

The impossible to ignore clock has taken up residence in the south atrium of Portland International Airport and is scheduled to be there through March, 2015.

The clock is fully functioning and is adorned with chainsaw carvings representing more than a dozen Portland icons and activities, including Sasquatch, Portlandia, Mt. Hood, beer and wine, roses and timber.

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Portlandia

The main carvings on the clock were all made from a single tree, an Oregon maple, and were all carved by chainsaw artist Chester Armstrong. And every hour on the hour a cuckoo (in this case, a chicken) and several other carved figures parade between two little doors that open at the top of the clock.

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In Miami and St. Louis: fresh art at the airport

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Nina Surel’s Aguizotes

The 2015 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, is underway through December 7 and Miami International Airport is doing its part by offering Sisterhood – a new series of portrait/landscape paintings by Miami-based Argentine artist Nina Surel that will remain on display through February 2015 in the Central Terminal Gallery, just beyond the Concourse E security checkpoint.

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Nina Surel: Damask

Surel begins with photography and painting and adds fabrics, buttons, jewelry, porcelain and resin on wood to create work that “asks us to look within, to investigate and challenge our views of ourselves, the various roles or characters we play, and, moreover, to explore our notions about beauty and the feminine ideal,” said Dr. Yolanda Sanchez, the airport’s director of the Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs Division.

Meanwhile, at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, there’s a new exhibition of 23 works by members of the non-profit Missouri Fiber Artists that will run through April 4, 2015 in the Lambert Gallery, located in the bag claim level of Terminal 1.

The works in 3D Fiber Explorations include everything from paper, wool, felt and linen thread to silk, cotton and other materials.

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Kacey Cowdery’s Charmaine & Me Commercial dolls dressed in braided floss, silk, strands of pearls and shells

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