If you happen to be traveling to or through Tucson International Airport (TUS) anytime soon, make sure to build in some extra time to see the art.
Work by more than 40 regional artists is scattered throughout the airport and there are three galleries that display temporary exhibits.
Two new exhibits recently opened.
(Diana Creighton, Manipulate, oil on canvas, 36″ x 48″, 2008)
In the airport’s Center Gallery, Diana Creighton’s whimsical oil paintings from her Animal World Series are on exhibit through March 31. Many of these paintings feature anthropomorphic animals and humans just going about everyday business.
(Anne Simmons-Myers, Fountain, 17″ x 22″, 2009)
The second new exhibit (on display next to the Security B checkpoint through May 31, 2010) is work by Anne Simmons-Myers. The landscape photographs of Japan and Sri Lanka are from her series Prior Vision.
An expert in ‘alternative processes,’ the 19th and early 20th century methods of making photographs, Simmons-Myers combines the old with the new by abrading, over painting and burnishing straight digital photographs.
Look here for more information about the current exhibits on display at Tucson International Airport. And if you see some great art at an airport, let us know so we can tell others.