FLETCHER, NC – Passengers traveling through Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) Friday were among the first to see the newest Art in the Airport exhibit, which opened Friday afternoon. The show, which runs through February 23, 2010, showcases the outstanding artwork of 12 local artists.
On display in this exhibit are more than 40 original pieces of artwork, including carved ostrich eggs, black and white photography, foil on paper, fused glass in steel, turned wood, and more.
“Western North Carolina is home to an abundance of talented artists,” says Lew Bleiweis, A.A.E., Airport Director. “We are proud to display their work in our gallery and bag claim areas, and feel it’s a great representation of the region, especially for passengers arriving in Asheville for the very first time.”
The Art in the Airport gallery is located on the pre-security side of the airport terminal and is open to the public during the airport’s hours of operation. Artwork can also be found in the baggage carousel cases near Guest Services.
In addition to the professional exhibits, passengers can also enjoy the recently updated Children’s Art display, located adjacent to the art gallery and presented in partnership with The Health Adventure. The new selection of artwork was created by the students of Odyssey Community School and continues the theme, Things That Fly.