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Arts at the Airport: Summer Flying Solo Series Opens

Arts at the Airport: Summer Flying Solo Series Opens


NASHVILLE, Tenn. The summer installment of the art showcase at Nashville International Airport (BNA) opens June 12 and runs through September 3. The exhibit is part of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority’s (MNAA) Arts at the Airport program. 

Each season, the Flying Solo series offers gifted local artists an opportunity to exhibit their work at BNA. Summer 2012 Flying Solo series artists include a community-supported art program from Seed Space and Lindsey Bailey and the Moves & Grooves dance company. This season’s exhibit also includes a special selection of artworks by MNAA employees in honor of Nashville International Airport’s 75th anniversary. View and download images of the artwork. 

“The Arts at the Airport’s Flying Solo exhibits are a great way to introduce the airport’s passengers, business partners and employees to the culture and feel of local and regional artists,” said Raul Regalado, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. “We hope these exhibits continue to provide a great Nashville Airports Experience to our customers and all employees on the airport.” 


Seed Space’s CSA (Community Supported Art)

Art Case at Concourse A/B Meeter-Greeter Area

June 12 – Sept. 3, 2012

The community-supported art (CSArt) program is a yearly art subscription service of original, limited-edition artwork produced by nationally and internationally exhibited Nashville-based artists. CSArt is managed by Seed Space, Nashville’s lab for artists, writers and curators. Much like community-supported agriculture, in which shareholders invest in a local farm and receive a monthly payout of fresh fruits and vegetables, CSArt allows shareholders to invest directly in the arts at a reasonable price. The CSArt exhibit shows a selection of available CSArtworks. 


Artists include Vesna Pavlovic, Derek Cotz, Nicole Baumann, Mike Calway-Fagen, Emily Leonard, Sher Fick, Ryan Hogan, Lesley Patterson-Marx, Jodi Hays and Herb Williams. CSArt contributes to the local economy and supports cultural capital by commissioning artists and developing new local art collectors. CSArt shares can be purchased online at Shares can be shipped outside Nashville.

Follow The Leader, a collaborative art project featuring the work of community artist Lindsey Bailey and Moves & Grooves dance company

Art Case at Concourse C/D Meeter-Greeter Areas

June 12 – Sept. 3, 2012

Moves & Grooves, Inc. and artist Lindsey Bailey collaborate to present an arts integration-focused theatrical display. Combining video, dance, math, science, craft-based arts and the celebration of young people, this project encourages airport patrons and viewers to participate in an interactive dance piece. 

A live performance and artist talk further demonstrates the collaborative work, enabling the young people involved with this project to connect the public in their work and help to define arts integration through action.“In my artwork, I try to evoke the same sense of enthusiasm and liveliness that one observes when children discover and interact with new things,” Bailey said. “Imagination, wonder, and invention are the driving force behind my work, integral to my process is building relationships and collective collaboration.” Moves & Grooves is a non-profit organization committed to enhancing the lives of young people through arts, academics, character development, fitness and nutrition education.

IMAGES: Lindsey Bailey’s artwork/installations

MNAA 75th Anniversary Employee Exhibit

Concourse A Cases

June 12 – Sept. 3, 2012

This year, Nashville International Airport commemorates the 75th anniversary of Berry Field Nashville (BNA). Originally constructed as a Works Progress Administration project, Nashville's airport officially opened in June 1937. BNA has been propelling Nashville forward ever since. To celebrate, Arts at the Airport is presenting its first employee art exhibit, including all types of artworks from airport, airline and concessionaire employees. 

Please join us as we celebrate our airport's history as an economic engine and supporter of the music and arts community. 

IMAGES: Artworks by airport, airline and concessionaire employees

Continuing exhibitions:

                  · John Guider : The River Inside

                  · Amelia Winger-Bearskin : Animal Tracks Mimesis and Migration

                  · Diane Fox : An UnNatural History

                  · Scott Hodes : handblown glass


The Flying Solo Series is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Arts at the Airport

Working closely with the 15-member Arts at the Airport Foundation board, the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority showcases the region’s visual and performing arts through its Arts at the Airport program, which receives some funding from the Tennessee Arts Commission. The award-winning Arts at the Airport program reviews and presents works by local, regional and national artists for the enjoyment and enrichment of Nashville International Airport’s and John C. Tune Airport’s passengers and visitors. In addition to visual art, Arts at the Airport includes music since it is an integral part of Nashville. The arts come alive with musical performances on stages throughout BNA’s passenger terminal. 

Nashville International Arts at the Airport, a (501c)(3) organization, receives funding from the Tennessee Arts Commission and other grant-giving organizations to provide a comprehensive art program in the terminal. For more information on Arts at the Airport and the current exhibitions at the airport, visit