The San Diego International Airport looked to the cosmos for its first public art exhibition of 2017 with “Intergalactic Dreaming,” a series of works by local artists inspired by astronomy and space exploration.
“A key goal of the airport’s arts program is to find creative ways to showcase the talent and cultural community of San Diego, and one way we accomplish that is through our temporary exhibitions program,” said Thella F. Bowens, President and CEO of the Airport Authority.
“By highlighting collections and original artwork developed around a relevant theme, travelers and visitors through SAN are taken on a unique visual journey.”
The year-long exhibition features 15 distinct installations displayed throughout the airport by different artists and organizations. Highlights include:
- Photographs taken exclusively with a cell phone from Adriene Hughes’ DREAMING OF YOU series, challenging viewers to question the presence of extraterrestrial beings
- Oil paintings featuring interstellar nebulas by Sheena Rae Dowling, as well as a piano adorned with her artwork, available for the traveling public to play;
The artists and institutions represented also include Don Porcella, student artists from Southwestern College, Joshua Krause, Carolina Montejo, artists working with NASA/JPL-Caltech, objects from renowned science fiction collector Edward Marsh, Matthew Bradley, artifacts from the San Diego Air & Space Museum, students from High Tech High Chula Vista, Irene De Watteville, Lisa Blatt, Melissa Walter, and Michael Giancristiano.
In addition to temporary exhibitions, the Airport Arts Program includes public art and performing arts components, aimed at engaging travelers.
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