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3/8/2006 - Art "Springs" Up at Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, FL. Spring is in the air and artwork has blossomed in the main terminal at Orlando International Airport during this busy travel season. Renowned artist Jacob Lawrences "Space, Time, and Energy" enamel on steel has re-emerged in the Great Hall.

For over six decades, Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) was and still is regarded as Americas most important black artist. His work is known throughout the world for its depiction of the black American experience from the Civil War to the civil rights movement and beyond.

The specially commissioned display at Orlando International, a depiction of transportation, was described by Lawrence as a "brightly colored study in uplifting, upward motion." The work previously on display in one of the airsides is now located next to the Harley Davidson store in the Great Hall. "With renovation projects and plans for growth we gained the opportunity to relocate this important piece of work to an area where more of our 34 million visitors to Orlando International will be able to enjoy this unique piece of great American art," says Steve Gardner, Interim Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

Along with the Jacob Lawrence piece, Orlando International is also pleased to welcome the "Milestones Project" for a limited engagement. "Milestones" is a series of photographs taken of children from all around the world focusing on various aspects of growing up. The pictures showcase similarities between kids such as siblings, smiles and shoes. "Milestones" is a non profit initiative designed to help parents teach their children to value and respect people who are different.

The exhibit is located throughout the main terminal, in the tunnel from the "A" garage near Southwest Airlines, in the tunnel from the "B" garage near United Airlines, on the second level "A" side near baggage claim 10 and on the 3rd level next to the East security checkpoint in the Hyatt atrium in front of the ARTport Gallery. Milestones will be on display until June 30th.

Orlando International Airports permanent art collection is considered one of the largest public collections in the Southeastern United States.

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For more information, contract Carolyn Fennell at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at (407) 825-2055.

Jacob Lawrence 1917- 2000

Orlando International Airport is home to Jacob Lawrences "Space, Time, and Energy" enamel on steel artwork. For over six decades, Jacob Lawrence was and is regarded as Americas most important black artist. His work is known throughout the world for its depiction of the black American experience from the Civil War to the civil rights movement and beyond.

The display at Orlando International, a depiction of transportation, was described by Lawrence as a "brightly colored study in uplifting, upward motion." The piece has recently been relocated to the main terminal next to the Great Hall Harley Davidson Store to enhance public visibility.

Space, Time, and Energy - Jacob Lawrence

 

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