KNOXVILLE, TN – June 4, 2019 – The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) and the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville present the 21st “Arts in the Airport” exhibition, a new selection of artwork from 41 artists in the East Tennessee region, on display now through Aug. 28 in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint.
“Arts in the Airport” was developed to allow regional artists to display work in the most visited site in the area. Over the past 10 years, nearly 890 unique works of art have been displayed and over $58,000 returned to local artists in sales.
The following artists’ works are on display: Eleanor Aldrich, Lynda M. Best, David Boruff, Bobbie Crews, Viktoriia Cubbedge, Yvonne Dalschen, Nick DeFord, Jurgen Dopatka, Carol A. Erikson, Melissa Everett, Alan Finch, Geri Forkner, Carl Gombert, Stan Hillard, Brian Horais, Chris Hornsby, Stacy Jacobs, Judy Kelley Jorden, Gretchen Kaplan, Andreas Koschan, Vickie Kallies Lee, Beauvais Lyons, Ryan Mason, Roy McCullough, Kate McCullough, Ken McMahon, Jodie Miller, Susan B. Miller, Allen Monsarrat, Steve Olson, Hei Park, William Rerick, Jack Retterer, Annie Rochelle, Caitlin Ryan, Phil Savage, Mary Saylor, Jim Scarsella, Joshua G. Shorey, Emma Slaymaker, and Carl Whitten.
Congratulations to the following artists, who received cash awards:
Award of Merit ($250) – Stacy Jacobs for Light in empty house (Silver halide print)
Award of Merit ($250) – Annie Rochelle for Chance Configuration After Audubon (Baltimore Oriole) (Acrylic, gouache, graphite on linen)
Best of Show ($500) – Jim Scarsella for Directions (Wood)
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, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at 865-523-7543.
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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