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Greetings from Dallas Love Field


Dallas Love Field is getting ready for its big day.

For years, the Wright Amendment placed tight restrictions on the flight services allowed to operate from Love Field. Most of those rules will be lifted on October 13 and that means lots of new direct flights and added service from carriers such as Southwest Airlines and Virgin America – and lots more passengers having the opportunity to travel through the new and improved terminal, which is filled with some really great art.

Here are some snaps from my pre-party tour of Love Field.

Love Field - Virgin America

VIrgin America will operate two of the 20 gates at Love Field beginning on October 13

There’s still some drama over whether or not Delta Air Lines will get a space to operate at Love Field, but right now Southwest Airlines controls 16 of airport’s 20 gates, United has two gates and, starting October 13, Virgin America will have two gates.

The Love Field Art Program is already in place, with more than a dozen new and renewed works.

World Map - courtesy Love Field

World Map – 1959 -by Luighi “Tony” Flabiano. courtesy Love Field & Office of Cultural Affairs

detail from Sky by Brower Hatcher & Marly Rogers.

A detail from Sky – by Brower Hatcher & Marly Rogers. One of the art pieces at Love Field.

Kids area at LOVE FIELD

The play area at Love Field will have floating clouds and more play structures by October 13.

Love Field - Nursing Room

A Nursing Room is open – and waiting for some finishing touches as well.

Rock on at SFO Int’l Airport

Here’s another reason why it’s a good thing when you have a long time to spend at
San Francisco International Airport: the current exhibition of music posters from the late 1960s.

SFO  Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead January 24–26, 1969 Artist: Rick Griffin. Courtesy of Mark Rodriguez -

The posters on view hail from San Francisco from 1966 to 1971, when very cool and now collectible graphic art was produced and printed on handbills and flyers to promote concerts put on by the likes of Bill Graham at the Fillmore and Chet Helms, leader of the Family Dog, which produced concerts at the Avalon Ballroom.

SFO Van morrison

Van Morrison October 20–22, 1967 Artist: Wes Wilson Courtesy of Ron Schaeffer -

Poster artists of the time took inspiration from such varied sources as Art Nouveau masters, advertising art, the art of of hot-rod car culture and, clearly, ‘trips’ they took to far off places.

SFO 13th floor

3th Floor Elevators (Zebra Man) September 30–October 1, 1966 Artists: Alton Kelley, Stanley Mouse Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco From the collection of Marilyn and Michael W. Lucas

The exhibit includes more than 150 posters, postcards, handbills tickets and other ephemera on loan from members of the Rock Poster Society and will be on display through March 2015 in the pre-security area of the International Terminal Main Hall Departures Lobby at San Francisco International Airport.

Want free tickets to Bonnaroo 2015? Make airport art

Bonnaroo 2014 Wednesday-photo by David Barnum

Want two free tickets to the 2015 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival? It will help if you’re an artist.

The annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival takes place each June on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee and many event attendees make their way to and from the festival through Nashville International Airport.

To welcome everyone (and help promote the event), each year the airport features artist-made, Bonnaroo-themed artwork in five skylights on the secure side of the terminal.

Here’s a sample of the artwork from this past season on display through January 2015:


By AK Lamas


Proposals for next year’s Bonnaroo-themed skylight art will be taken through November 9, 2014.

Each selected artist will get an honorarium of $2,000 to create skylight art that incorporates or reflects iconic Bonnaroo festival elements (but not the full Bonnaroo brand logo), the festival location and the Bonnaroovian Code: Prepare Thy Self, Play as a Team, Radiate Positivity, Respect The Farm, Don’t be that Guy/Gal, and Stay True Roo.

Each selected artist also gets two free tickets to Bonnaroo 2015.

Good luck!

Fresh art at Denver International Airport

Marks on Soil, Akron, CO, 2014

A new photography exhibit by pilot, geoloist and artist Evan Anderman is on display at Denver International Airport.

Anderman’s selections for the exhibition, called “Imposition,” explore land use in Colorado’s Eastern Plains through images take from his airplane’s cockpit.

“I seek to challenge our understanding of the relationship between human development and the natural world by documenting the way we use the land,” explains Anderman. “When I fly over the high plains of eastern Colorado, I look at the many, overlapping layers and how the land has been modified by a combination of processes, both natural and man-made.”

“The Marks on Soil” photograph – above “shows what a wet summer we have been having here in Colorado,” said Anderman. “The farmers have to handle the standing water on their fields by plowing these marks on their fields.”

“Contour Intersections,” below, “shows the intersecting patterns that are created on four different fields from the contouring that is promoted by the Soil Conservation Service to prevent erosion,” said Anderman.

The image below that is called “Meander Boundary.”

Contour Intersections, Holly, CO, 2014


You’ll find these photos and others in the DIA Airport Office Building lobby gallery through March 2015. That area is accessible pre-security near the A-Bridge security checkpoint on Level 6, north of Jeppesen Terminal weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All photos courtesy Evan Anderman.

Fresh art at Portland Int’l Airport

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By Sara Swink. Courtesy Portland International Airport

Portland International Airport (PDX) has a new exhibit – called The Waiting Game – on view through January 2015 on Concourse E.

The exhibit features sculptures made by three regional artists: Andrea Schwartz-Feit, Jacqueline Hurlbert, and Sara Swink, whose work is shown above.

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