LA/Ontario International Airport

Fresh art at LA/Ontario Int’l Airport (ONT) & at Austin-Bergstrom Int’l Airport (AUS)

No time to go the museum? No problem. Plenty of airports have great art and cultural exhibits you can catch on the fly.

At LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) Art Saving Lives, put together by the non-profit Art Aids Art non-profit organization, displays elaborate beadwork, sculptures, dolls, animals and wearable accessories made by artists from South Africa.

Included in the exhibit are many items made from re-used, recycled and repurposed materials such as glass beads, utility wire, found trinkets, juice boxes, discarded paper, and product labels.

Art Saving Lives is on display in four post-security cases in Terminal 2 and in eight cases in Terminal 4 through May 7, 2010

And at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), Looking Up, includes photographs by members of the Austin Shutterbug Club, all on the theme of … looking up.

One example: Sunburst, by Lucy Durfee, looks up through the branches of tall Texas pecan trees.

Other images from the exhibit include pictures of two hot air balloons climbing above the clouds, a flying saucer-like image of the ceiling light fixtures in Rockefeller Center, a black and white image of workmen on top of the Bandera, Texas water tower and a shot of a single falling leaf.

Looking Up is on display at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport through April 1, 2010, in the post-security Airside East Gallery.

Wearable art on view at LA/Ontario International Airport

A new exhibition at LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) features a fun collection of artist-made accessories, including hats, shoes, jewelry and purses by more than 40 national and international artists.

“Art 2 Wear: Accoutrements” is on display, post-security,  in four cases in Terminal 2 and in eight cases in Terminal 4 through September 23, 2009.

Here’s a preview:



Big notions and tiny buildings at LA/Ontario International Airport

Here – finally- are some photos from the two new unusual and whimsical exhibits on display at LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) through the first week of January, 2009.

The exhibit in Terminal 4 is work by Karyl Sisson featuring all sorts of notions, fixings from women’s clothing and items that are worn, such as bobby pins and hairpins.

On exhibit in Terminal 2 are more than 130 miniature buildings from the more than 5,000-piece collection put together by architects David Weingarten and Lucia Howard.

(All photos courtesy of the airport).


Miniature buildings and ‘notions’ on display at LA/Ontario Int’l Airport

Two new, intriguing exhibits on display at LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) show the link between collectibles and art.

“Miniatures are BIG,” in Terminal 2, includes 130 of the more than 5,000 miniature buildings David Weingarten and Lucia Howard of Ace Architects have collected, as well as models of some of the whimsical structures they’ve designed.

(Photo: Minature buildings from the Reynolds collection)

A second exhibit, “Karyl Sisson: Everyday Objects d’Art,” is on display in Terminal 4 and shows how the artist has transformed “notions” – the fixings from women’s clothing and items such as bobby pins and hairpins – into works of art.

Both exhibits are on display through January 4, 2009, and can be viewed by passengers on the second floor of each terminal.