(04/05/2010/Knoxville) – The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) and the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville are pleased to present “Arts in the Airport”, a new exhibition featuring selected artwork from 36 artists in Tennessee. “Arts in the Airport” was developed in the spring of 2009 to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area. The selected art features contemporary 2-dimensional artwork and will be exhibited in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint from April 23 – October 21, 2010.
Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority and Arts & Culture Alliance Present “Arts in the Airport”
“I was pleased by the dramatic increase in artist submissions for this show, which made it especially competitive. As a result, the quality of the final selection promises to be the highest ever,” says juror Stephen Wicks, Curator of the Knoxville Museum of Art. Wicks viewed 815 submissions to select the show. “The generally forward-looking nature of the show and its diversity of styles, materials, and subjects speak of a cultural region that is complex, dynamic, and in touch with national and international art developments.”
“The artwork featured in this exhibition is a true reflection of our region and serves as an example of the artistic talent found in our community,” said Kirk Huddleston, Chairman of the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority’s Board of Commissioners. “As we open the third airport exhibition, we are pleased to showcase another group of exceptional pieces.”
The following artists’ works will be shown:Val Lyle of BristolDenice Bizot and Amanda Rae Long of ChattanoogaPaula Sarut of ChuckeyTravis Graves of ElizabethtonR. L. Gibson of GatlinburgDavid Underwood of Jefferson CityEleanor Aldrich, Carolyn Bendel, Julie Bernal, Neranza Noel Blount, Kellie Crye, Diane Fox, Trent Frazor, Dot Galloway, Jacques Gautreau, Beauvais Lyons, Daniel Maw, Tom McDaniel, Amy Elizabeth Meadows, Margaret Moran, Brigid Oesterling, Joe Parrott, Denise Stewart-Sanabria, Anika Toro, Brian Wagner, and Rick Whitehead of KnoxvilleBarry Lynch of LouisvilleShirley Brown, Margarita Merino, Rachel K. Turner, and Gena Tussey of MaryvilleBryna Bobick of MemphisRoss L. Jordan of NashvilleRuth Koh of New MarketHarold G. Smith of Oak RidgeView these images online at www.knoxalliance.com/album/airport_spring10.html.
WooooHooooooo.... So if you find yourself traveling over the next few months through Knoxville please do stop a moment to check it out!
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