Nashville Airport Unveils Spring/Summer Art Exhibit

Nashville International Airport showcases local artists in Flying Solo series.

Nashville International Airport (BNA) has officially launched its Spring/Summer installment of the much-anticipated Flying Solo series, transforming the airport into a dynamic gallery space that celebrates local talent. Running through June 23, 2024, the exhibit features the creative works of Nashville-based artists, including Daniel Arite, Sarah Clinton, Joel Keas, DaShawn Lewis, Josh MacLeod, Vanessa Sharp Multon, Tammy O’Connor, and Mary Ruden.

The Flying Solo series, a staple of BNA’s Arts at the Airport program, offers a platform for art organizations and individual artists to showcase their works, reflecting the cultural vibrancy and artistic diversity of Tennessee. This season’s exhibit spans a variety of media, from captivating paintings and photographs to intricate blown glass, providing passengers with a unique and immersive artistic experience.

Established in 1988, BNA’s Arts at the Airport has been dedicated to integrating art and cultural exhibitions into the travel experience, featuring both rotating public art displays and permanent collections. The initiative underscores the airport’s commitment to enhancing the aesthetic environment for travelers and staff alike, while also supporting local artists.

Among the featured artists, Daniel Arite presents “A Wave and a Movement,” a mixed-media exploration located at the exit of the International Arrivals Facility (IAF), while Sarah Clinton’s “Notes from Nashville” captures the essence of the city’s vibrant art scene and is displayed in Concourse D. Joel Keas’ “On the Wings of Dreams” offers a diverse range of subjects inspired by his travels, situated at the exit of the IAF. Photographer DaShawn Lewis showcases “Presence” in the A/B Meeter Greeter area, emphasizing the beauty of everyday life through his lens.

Other notable works include Joshua MacLeod’s “Pictures of Nations – Haiti,” Vanessa Sharp Multon’s “Impressions of Nature,” and Tammy O’Connor’s “Hand Shadows – Imagination in Glass,” each bringing their unique perspectives and artistic mediums to the fore. Mary Ruden’s “Orchid Botanicals,” located on the A Concourse, celebrates the beauty of nature through detailed botanical illustrations.

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