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ATL, BNA Showcase New Art Exhibits

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL) and Nashville International (BNA) have both unveiled new art exhibits.

At ATL, the airport’s art program captures the holiday season with “Angels of Virtue,” 15 angels representing virtues such as forgivingness, hope, joy, imagination, majesty and patience.

“The celebration of the holidays continues at Hartsfield-Jackson,” says Aviation General
Manager Ben DeCosta. “As busy travelers pass through the Atrium this season, we’re inviting them to pause and reflect while enjoying our newest collection.”

“Angels of Virtue” was created by Timothy Hedden, a Georgia artist who describes his artwork as a “project for goodness.” He created the 32-by-48 collage images as canvas prints and then enhanced the pieces by gluing on other items, such as beads and colored pompoms.

“I believe angels are all around us,” he says. “They are here to bring us joy and healing,
especially when our intentions are good.”

The exhibit will be in the Atrium Gallery through Jan. 13.

The winter installment of the art showcase at BNA allows local artists to display their work at the airport as part of the Flying Solo series.

 “Nashville International Airport is fortunate to have such talented artists display their work,” says Raul Regalado, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. “The Arts at the Airport program is an excellent way to bring the Nashville Airports Experience to passengers, partners and employees.”

Bonnie Gravette and Audry Deal join three previously featured artists, Justin Terry, Diana Johnson Wiles and John Donovan. Images of selected works are available online at http://flynashville.com/newsroom/photos.aspx.

In Concourse C, travelers can find Gravette’s paintings. Deal’s work, which can be found in the art case at the Concourse C/D meeter/greeter area, features ceramics and mixed media focusing on plant forms and problems facing botanical ecosystems.

Terry’s work, in the ticketing lobby north, consists of two 8-foot-by-6.5-foot paintings
That are a continuation of an abstract series he began in 2007 called “The Daily Series” and are his largest works. In ticketing lobby south, Wiles uses hand-cut glass, tile and wood to interpret global cultures and their relationships with one another and nature. Donovan’s work can be found in the art case at the Concourse A/B meeter/greeter area and uses clay to show the role art has played in history and how it has changed in contemporary culture.

The exhibit runs through Feb. 28.