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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