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Groovy SFO Airport celebrates 50th anniversary of the ‘Summer of Love’

 

Pretty much all of San Francisco is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ‘Summer of Love’ with exhibits, festivals, tours and happenings.

And San Francisco International Airport – groovy as always – is no exception.

On Saturday, May 13, the city will be celebrating Flowers in your Hair Day” to honor the pop song “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)” that became a “flower-power anthem” for the hippie movement.

On that day, local radio stations will play the song at noon and flowers will be distributed at various spots throughout the city – including in Terminal 3 East at SFO.

At 11 a.m. United Airlines’ specially-numbered flight 1967 will arrive from Los Angeles – at Gate 67 – and  a path of flower decals will lead passengers to Madame Tussaud’s selfie-friendly figures of Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia, and Jimi Hendrix.

The pups from the airport’s Wag Brigade will be on hand (wearing tie-dyed outfits) and, at 11:30 a.m., the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus will perform the song of the day.

SFO’s Summer of Love celebration kicks off earlier, however, with the May 4 opening of SFO Museum’s exhibition of a dozen photographs taken by Elaine Mayes at the Monterey Pop Music Festival June 16-18, 1967. That festival helped launch the ‘Summer of Love’ and featured early performances by The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and others.

The exhibit “Elaine Mayes: It Happened in Monterey” is located post-security, near Gate 76 in Terminal 3, Boarding Area F through August 10, 2017.

 

Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey International Pop Festival, June 18, 1967. Photo: Elaine Mayes. Courtesy SFO Museum

  

Janis Joplin at Monterey Pop Festival. Photo by Elaine Mayes, Courtesy SFO Museum

Fresh art at SFO, MIA, STL and LAX

Got time before or between flights? Check out these fresh art exhibits at these airports.

Lamps by Lillian Palmer. Courtesy SFO Museum

 

At San Francisco International Airport, the SFO Museum is presenting “At Home with Arts and Crafts” through December 10, 2017, pre-security International Terminal Main Hall Departures Lobby.

The exhibition features a wide assortment of Arts and Crafts furnishing from the early 20th Century.

 

Saturday Evening Girls Club/Paul Revere Pottery. Courtesy SFO Museum

Miami International Airport unveiled “Starting Ahead,” 25 portraits by five-time Pulitzer Prize nominee André Chung and Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalists C. W. Griffin and Carl-Philippe Juste taken in childcare centers and other venues.

 

Photo by C.W. Griffin/Iris PhotoCollective; Courtesy MIA

St. Louis Lambert International Airport has three new exhibitions for travelers:

From Gallery 210, part of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, there’s a lithograph exhibition featuring the work of eight noted international, national and regional artists.

 

On&On Series, Pt. 2, by Danielle and Kevin McCoy (WORK/PLAY) feature symbols representing Astral Travel, Enlightenment, Intuition, and Cosmos – all printed on denim.

 

The third exhibit at STL is Michael Hoffman’s work – Confluence 1 and Confluence 2 .

(Photos courtesy STL)

And at Los Angeles International Airport, a new exhibition titled Gate Pass by Nicole Rademacher in on view in the Terminal 3 Ticketing Level, while Olga Lah’s, installation titled Translation – which is  made of hundreds of opened paperback books –  is in the Tom Bradley International in the Customs Hallway, Arrivals Level. Both works will be there through mid-September 2017.

 

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Nicole Rademacher, “Gate Pass” Photo: Panic Studio LA

 

Ogla Lah’s ‘Translation’ . Photo: Panic Studio LA

Intergalactic art, artifacts at San Diego Int’l Airport

From the San Diego Air & Space Museum

A new year-long exhibition at San Diego International Airport (SAN) – Intergalactic Dreaming features 15 installations scattered throughout the airport that explore celestial phenomena and astronomy. Here is a sampling of some of the out-of-this world artwork.

Artwork by Don Porcella. Photo: Pablo Mason courtesy of San Diego International Airport

Collection of Edward Marsh.

 

Artwork by Sheena Rae Dowling

 

(All photos by Pablo Mason; Courtesy San Diego International Airport)

 

Fresh art at Denver International Airport

It’s easy to miss the Terminal Gallery at Denver International Airport, but it’s in the main Jeppesen Terminal, near the north security checkpoint, on level 5.

The space is used for changing exhibitions and through June 2017 the gallery is filled with work by Colorado metal sculptor Kevin Robb, who works in bronze and stainless steel.

On display are large photographic wall murals that give you a taste of some of the art’s monumental  public art pieces and his smaller, more intimate works.

(Photos courtesy Denver International Airport)

 

Fresh art at SFO and Austin-Bergstrom airports

Courtesy Austin-Bergstrom Int’l Airport

Next time you go to the airport, see some art:

At Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, there’s a new exhibit featuring traditional art and artifacts from Mexico and artwork on loan from Austin’s Mexic-Arte Museum.

Some pieces in “Connections & Intersections,” are on loan from the Mexican Consulate General’s office in Austin. Other pieces are from the Mexic-Arte Museum’s Changarrito program, which is a mobile art vending cart that provides Central American visual artists with an opportunity to showcase and sell their work in Austin.  Look for the exhibition through the end of April, post-security between gates 7 to 11.

And, it looks like surf’s up at San Francisco International Airport.

Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii 1975; Jeff Divine

The SFO Museum is presenting a new exhibition featuring Jeff Devine’s photographs capturing legendary surfers in the 1970s and images of surf culture.

 

Gerry Lopez, Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii 1974; by Jeff Divine – courtesy SFO Museum

Jeff Define: 1970s Surf Photography is on view at SFO Airport in the pre-security area of the Departures Level in Terminal 3 through May 18, 2017.