KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) and the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville present the 19th “Arts in the Airport” exhibition, a new selection of artwork from 29 artists in the East Tennessee region, on display now through Oct. 17 in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint.
“Arts in the Airport” was developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area, and over the nine years, nearly 800 unique works of art have been displayed and more than $50,000 returned to local artists in sales.
The following artists’ works are on display: Reid Arowood, Booder Barnes, Mary Bogert, Anna Halliwell Boyd, Paula E. Campbell, Pat Clapsaddle, Virginia Derryberry, Marilyn Dwyer, Melissa Everett, David Gohn, Giles R. Hammat, John Hampton, Mark Hardy, Kelly Hider, Kathy Holland, Brian Horais, Dawn Hinesley Jones, Anne Kinggard, Merry Koschan, Bill Long, Beauvais Lyons, Shelley Mangold, Marty McConnaughey, Ken McMahon, Mary Saylor, Cynthia Tipton, Richardson Turner, Linda A. Waterhouse, and Flamgu.
Congratulations to the following artists, who received cash awards:
- Best of Show ($500) – Virginia Derryberry of Knoxville for Venus and Adonis at the Eclipse
- Award of Merit ($250) – Paula Campbell of Oak Ridge for Forgotten Women No. 1
- Award of Merit ($250) – Richardson Turner of Knoxville for Mexican Sun
Please note: the exhibition is normally available for viewing only by visitors flying in or out of the airport. Otherwise, visitors may view the exhibition by appointment with Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority staff. Contact Becky Huckaby, Director of Public Relations, at 865-342-3014. For more information, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at 865-523-7543.
For more information, visit www.knoxalliance.com/arts-in-the-airport-19th-exhibition.
About the Arts & Culture Alliance
The Arts & Culture Alliance serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. The Alliance receives financial support from the Tennessee Arts Commission.
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