HSV Launches Airport Artway & Community Art Wall

January 8, 2020

HSV Launches Airport Artway & Community Art Wall
HUNTSVILLE, ALA. –Huntsville International Airport is the North Alabama community’s gateway to the world. Visitors arriving at HSV can see right away that aerospace and missile defense are core components of this community with Redstone Arsenal and NASA featured prominently.  The airport also wants visitors to see and in turn be eager to experience the natural beauty of this region’s parks, the educational opportunities offered by the many museums and the talented artists that are inspired to create masterpieces here each and every day.

Because of this, Huntsville International Airport is partnering with the Carnegie Visual Arts Center to display art from our region’s rich and diverse creative community. The artwork will be available for viewing anytime free of charge and will change quarterly. The new program features both professional and budding artists from across the community.

Airport Artway

The Airport Artway is a quarterly exhibit displayed on the second floor of Huntsville International Airport’s terminal building.  This area is located just above the airline ticket counters and baggage claim.  Today marks the first-ever quarterly display of art and features a series titled “Friends and Family of the Carnegie Visual Arts Center.” Displayed is work from 15 local professional artists. The display includes a variety of mediums like traditional paintings, sculpture, and mixed media.

Community Art Wall

HSV is also unveiling the new Community Art Wall that is located in the breezeway that connects the airport to the parking garage on the second level. This area will display art created by budding artists in the North Alabama community and is a reminder that anyone can be an artist. This quarter the Community Art Wall is featuring a series entitled “Therapy Through Art.” The art displayed is the work created through the Carnegie Visual Arts Center’s outreach program that is in partnership with the Mental Health Center of North Alabama. The artists of this series were under the instruction of the late Jason Sharp, local artist.

“Huntsville International Airport is pleased to partner with Carnegie Visual Arts Center on our brand new Airport Artway and Community Art Wall”, said Rick Tucker, Huntsville International Airport CEO. “We are excited to utilize our facility to continue to allow people from all over the world to experience a part of our community while visiting HSV.  We are hopeful that this will encourage them to stay a little longer, come back and visit again, or take a piece of North Alabama home when they go.”

“The Carnegie Visual Arts Center is excited to partner with the Huntsville International Airport to showcase local artists and community outreach programs like the Mental Health Association art therapy program. This is a great opportunity to share with everyone the growing art community in our region.” Kim Mitchell, Carnegie Visual Arts Center Executive DirectorHuntsville International Airport’s Airport Artway and Community Art Wall hosted a Ribbon Cutting at 10 a.m. on January 8, 2020. Later this evening the airport is hosting an Artist Reception from 5:30-7:30.  This will be an opportunity for the public to mix and mingle with the artists on display.  Artist Receptions will be held each time a new series is unveiled.

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About Huntsville International Airport

The Port of Huntsville operating entities include:  Huntsville International Airport (HSV), International Intermodal Center, Jetplex Industrial Park, Signature Flight Support, Four Points Sheraton, Sunset Landing Golf Course and Foreign Trade Zone #83. Huntsville International Airport (HSV) is the largest commercial airport in North Alabama, serving over 1 million passengers annually. For more information, visit http://www.flyhuntsville.com/.

About the Carnegie Visual Arts Center

The Carnegie Visual Arts Center provides educational & cultural opportunities to the community. Offered at the Carnegie is a range of programs, events, & exhibits to passionately promote art to all. For more information, visit https://www.carnegiearts.org/.