Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority and Arts & Culture Alliance Present “Arts in the Airport”

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority and the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville present the 17th “Arts in the Airport” exhibition, a new selection of artwork from 41 artists in the East Tennessee region that is on display now through Oct. 18 at McGhee Tyson Airport.

“Arts in the Airport” was developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area.

The following artists’ works are on display: Debra Lovvorn Belvin, J. Brooks Brann, Sarah Busby, Pat Clapsaddle, Synthia Clark, Bobbie Crews, June Crowe, Jurgen Dopatka, Veronica Fay, Mike Galyon, Elena Ganusova, Carl Gombert, Annamaria Gundlach, Kelly Hider, Brian Horais, Brian Horais, Barb Johnson, Inna Nasonova Knox, Deborah Kowalczyk, Carol Livingston, Bill Long, Brandon Lutterman, Marty McConnaughey, Susan B. Miller, Brenda Mills, Allen Monsarrat, Rita Nabors, Jim Parris, Joe Parrott, Amber Patty, Dennis Sabo, Michael Seagraves, Wayne Setser, Denise Stewart-Sanabria, Renee Suich, Marilyn Avery Turner, Richardson Turner, Jill Vandagriff, Alisa Whitley, John C. Winter, and Marianne Woodside.

To view the gallery images, visit www.knoxalliance.com/arts-in-the-airport-17th-exhibition/.

The following artists received cash awards:

Best of Show ($500) – Susan Miller of Lenoir City for At the Loading Dock

Award of Merit ($250) – Jurgen Dopatka of Knoxville for Magnet Mills #13

Award of Merit ($250) – Denise Stewart-Sanabria of Knoxville for King Cake Glitter

Susan Miller has renewed her artistic interests and joined various art groups including the Knoxville Watercolor Society, the Tennessee Watercolor Society and Art Group 21. Miller creates mainly in pencil and watercolor. Focusing on portraits of family members and friends, she has shown her work at local galleries, churches, and art centers mostly in conjunction with group shows. Recently, she received the Fred Rawlinson Award (2014) and the Windsor Newton Award (2016) from the Tennessee Watercolor Society.

Please note: The exhibition is normally available for viewing only by visitors flying in or out of the airport. Otherwise, visitors may view the exhibition by appointment with Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority staff. Contact Becky Huckaby, director of public relations, at 865-342-3014.

For more information, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at 865-523-7543.

About the Arts & Culture Alliance

The Arts & Culture Alliance serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. The Alliance receives financial support from the Tennessee Arts Commission.

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Cindy Dupree

Director of Public Relations
cindy.dupree@tn.gov
615) 741-9010