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New Art Works on Display at Hobby Airport


January 15, 2013



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"Painting Pretty" by Karin Broker (above) and "S.P." by Jonathan Leach are just two of the art pieces on display at William P. Hobby Airport.
Sixteen new works of art are now on display at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), as part of the Houston Airport System's permanent art collection.  The pieces range from intricate paintings to abstract sculptures.

“This exhibit, showcasing works by local and regional artists, is very eclectic in nature and that’s one of the most exciting things about it,” says Pam Ingersoll, public art program director for the Houston Airport System. “The pieces represent a wide range of media and collectively, they look to evoke a wide range of emotions.”

For example, one of 16 works of art on display is “Lankydoo,” by artist Randy Twaddle. This particular piece features ink and coffee on paper, highlighting a set of twisted power lines against a brown sky.

Contrast that with Jonathon Leach’s “B.C.,” a plexiglass box painted with neon acrylic, and you get a sense of the varied collection now on display at Hobby Airport.

The art works are housed in various locations throughout the pre-security areas of Hobby Airport, so that the general public visiting the airport can also view the pieces.

“We want to make sure that as many people as possible have an opportunity to view these beautiful art pieces,” Ingersoll says. “We intentionally placed them in high-traffic areas and we made sure they were visible to the general public and not just ticketed passengers.”

The Houston Airport System sets aside 1.75 percent of facility construction costs for public art, as it complies with the City of Houston’s civic art ordinance. These funds have led to the placement of numerous art works at Bush and Hobby Airports.

Below is a list of all 16 art works recently placed at Hobby Airport:

Painting Pretty, Agents de Change - Karin Broker - mixed media
Harmonious Void - Mary Helene Gagneux - sculpture - kiln formed glass; cold worked
Bayou - Dixie Friend Gay - painting - acrylic on canvas
Mainline - Jonathan Leach - painting - acrylic and spray paint
B.C. - Jonathan Leach - painting - acrylic on plexiglass
S.P. - Jonathan Leach - acrylic on plexiglass
Map of Incomplete Listing of Uninhabited Islands of the World - Katrina Moorhead - archival digital print and watercolor on watercolor paper
Illuminated Icon #6 - Jay Shinn - neon, enamel, mirror plexiglass and frosted plexiglass
Illuminated Icon #5 - Jay Shinn - neon, enamel, mirror plexiglass and frosted plexiglass
Illuminated Icon #8 - Jay Shinn - neon, enamel, mirror plexiglass and frosted plexiglass
Crow Aura - Damon Thomas - ceramic
Lankydoo - Randy Twaddle - ink and coffee on paper
Grid Your Lines - Randy Twaddle - ink and coffee on paper
Yellow Year - Maki Hajikano - sculptural cast glass
Nostalgic Landscape - Maki Hajikano - sculptural cast glass
Radiant Reflections - Mary Helene Gagneux - sculpture - kiln cast lead glass
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