Arts in the airport

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority and the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville are working together to present “Arts in the Airport: 75 Years of Making Memories in Aviation.”

It's a new exhibit featuring selected pieces of work from nearly 40 artists in the East Tennessee area.

“Arts in the Airport” was developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area.

The selected art features contemporary 2- and 3-dimensional artwork and will be exhibited in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint.

It an be seen now through April 11, 2013.

There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, November 7, at 5:00 PM.

Only people flying in and out of the airport can see the exhibit.

Otherwise, artists and their guests may view the exhibition during the opening reception and by appointment with Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority staff.

Becky Huckaby, Director of Public Relations, (865) 342-3014.

The following artists’ works will be shown:

***Alan Finch of CLINTON

***Elaine Barnes of Harriman

***R. Earl Cleveland of Jefferson City

***Jake Ingram of Johnson City

***Neranza Noel Blount, Jennifer Brickey, Charlotte Brown, Bobbie Crews, Nick DeFord, Marcia Goldenstein, Shohreh "Nazzy" Hashemian, Chris Hornsby, Raluca Iancu, Andreas Koschan, Bill Lee, Emmy Lingscheit, Beauvais Lyons, Tom McDaniel, Andrew Merriss, Guen Montgomery, Joe Parrott, Althea Murphy-Price, Brian Murray, Jane S. Nickels, Christine Patterson, Marilyn Avery Turner, and Richard Whitehead of Knoxville

*** Lil Clinard of Loudon

***Barry McManus of Louisville

***Deede Edele, Carl Gombert and Vickie Kallies Lee of Maryville

***Eric Buechel of Pleasant Hill

***Suzanna Terrill of Townsend

***Laurie Szilvagyi of Vonore

***Hunter Brady of White Pine

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