February 04, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Airport and Arts Council Present MSU Faculty Art Exhibit

abstract art with large yellow circle holding three red trees, a crescent moon, and an apple

"Directions" by Steve Willis

The airport, along with the Springfield Regional Arts Council, is proud to present a new exhibit at the airport Sky Gallery.

The exhibit, on display now until April 20, features a diverse collection of professional artwork created by the following Missouri State University faculty artists: Duat Vu, Judith Fowler, Jimmie Allen, Gwen Walstrand, Bruce West, Sharon Harper, Steve Willis, Iwona Duszek, Roman Duszek, Eric Pervukhin, Kevin W. Hughes, Sean Lyman, and Keith Ekstam.

Learn more about the MSU art faculty at: http://art.missouristate.edu/faculty.php

Sky Gallery exhibits rotate quarterly and include work by members of the Springfield Regional Arts Council, Springfield Public School students, and faculty and students from Missouri State University and Drury University.

The heart of the gallery is the ArtPort — an art kiosk designed and built by the Drury University Architecture Department. The kiosk is a walk-through structure between two baggage carousels, and is designed to be more than a typical art display.

The gallery, which is located in the lobby of the airport terminal, is open 24 hours a day. Visitors can park free in the short term parking lot for 30 minutes. More information: www.flyspringfield.com/art

Fore more information, contact: Kent Boyd, Public Information and Marketing, Springfield-Branson National Airport, 2300 North Airport Blvd., Ste. 100, Springfield, MO, 65802; 417.868.0508

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