Frequent flyers at the Nashville International Airport might be happy to know that the Flying Solo Summer 2014 and Bonnarro exhibits are now up.
Created in 1988, Arts at the Airport is an ever-growing, ever-changing showcase of cultural diversity and creative talent in Tennessee. The terminal and surrounding facilities at Nashville International Airport were designed to incorporate rotating public art exhibits and permanent acquisitions. This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Arts Commission.
The newest installation of art features is featured all around the airport in different terminals. They all represent a little of Nashville to welcome first time guests, passengers and visitors.
Exhibiting artists include Chery Cratty, Timothy Weber, Ellie Richards, Bob Schatz, Platetone Printmaking, Paper and Book Arts, Kathleen Shelton Williams, Duncan McDaniel, AK Llamas, Pete Wollaeger and Carla Ciuffo.
Chery Cratty, one of the artists with an exhibit this summer, created her own type of paint by cooking and cleaning plant fibers and coloring them with pure pigment so it won’t fade. She calls it pulp paint and it really makes the picture come to life. The only way to appreciate the beauty of this special paint is to see it in person.
Her exhibit is entitled Tennessee Majesty and features beautiful natural scenery of places in Tennessee. She said, “I want I’m trying to create places where you have peace and cool in this hot summer.”
Along with painting and drawings, Bonnaroo also sponsored two very unique and modern skylights and Timothy Weber’s exhibit features neo-primitive pottery.
However, Arts at the Airport is not limited to visual art. Because music is an integral part of Nashville, musical performances are located on stages in the passenger terminal. Performances feature a variety of musical styles including traditional and contemporary country, rhythm and blues, jazz, pop, gospel and bluegrass. The stages are located near the A/B meeter-greeter area, the C/D meeter-greeter area and in the Concourse C food and retail court (beyond security).
The art is truly breathtaking and a wonderful way to isolate yourself from the busyness of traveling. So next time you are in the airport headed to your destination, take a moment to stop and enjoy the beautiful art all around you…literally.
The Flying Solo 2014 and Bonnaroo skylights exhibit will be on exhibit until September 1.