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Bonnaroo and Arts at the Airport 2015

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival® and Arts at the Airport

Announce Winners of the 2015 Bonnaroo-Themed Skylight Competition
Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority’s (MNAA) Arts at the Airport, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival® and the Bonnaroo Works Fund announce the five winning entries for the second annual Bonnaroo-themed artistic skylight exhibition at Nashville International Airport (BNA).

Proposals from Gail Christofferson; Dave Head; Ed Nash; and two collaborative entries: Amber Lelli, Sadie Monroe and Whitney Proper, Christopher Field and Sarah West were selected among the entries. The five winning entries were selected by a jury composed of members from Bonnaroo, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation and Arts at the Airport and were selected based on artistic quality and communication of the Bonnaroo brand to both new and familiar audiences. The winning entries are suspended in five skylights located on each of the three concourses at BNA.
The exhibits run from March 16, 2015, through Jan. 24, 2016. 

Selected Artists and Their Skylight Installations:
See the Music by Gail Christofferson

See the Music by Gail Christofferson, located on Concourse A near Gate 2.
Gail Christofferson
Gail Christofferson is a mosaic artist who specializes in artwork using recycled and re-used non-traditional materials. Each unique work of art from her country studio, Animal House Glass, is inspired by a world she loves – a place where goats, rabbits, chicks, calves, pigs and lambs have all made their home – a place where cast-off windows and guitars take on an inspiring new life, filled with color and joy. Christofferson sometimes leaves her studio to share and teach. Her community mosaic projects draw in participants working together to create large-scale art installations. These collaborative efforts result in the unique sense of ownership and pride that results from seeing many individual contributions blossom into a single, finished piece of art. Her boundless enthusiasm for her work, combined with her professional experience in marketing, public relations, visual communications and project management, contribute to the success of these community engagements. Christofferson lives in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Vortex by Dave Head

Vortex by Dave Head, located on Concourse C near Gate 15.
Dave Head
Dave Head is currently a Certified Principal Engineer supporting optical hardware for space applications. He has over 30 years of experience in a career that has spanned lasers, biomedical devices, injection molded lenses and astronomical telescopes. His professional curriculum vitae contains more than 20 patents and numerous publications. Years spent working with lasers gave him an appreciation for dielectric coated mirrors, which he now incorporates into his sculptures. Work and training exposed him to tools and techniques for machining which he has evolved by building a home shop. The combination of coated optics, metal-working skills and a love of mobiles has fueled his artistic endeavors to create robust and beautiful kinetic works that are truly unique. Additional works are available in galleries and shows in the Northern California Bay Area. Head resides in Los Gatos, Calif.
 Virtual Spaces by Ed Nash

Virtual Spaces by Ed Nash, located on Concourse B near Gate 4.
Ed Nash
Born in the United Kingdom, Ed Nash has wanted to be an artist his whole life. At age 13, Nash was awarded an art scholarship to Bedford School, England. He went on to study Fine Art and Psychology at Reading University (England) where he graduated with a First Class Honors Degree. In 2006, Nash moved to Nashville, Tenn., where he now lives and works as a full-time practicing artist. His work is part of many public and private art collections both here in the U.S. and the UK, including the Tennessee State Museum. His work is represented in galleries throughout the U.S. including Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga and Knoxville Tenn., and Atlanta, Ga.
Dancing Sound Wave

Dancing Sound Wave by Amber Lelli, Sadie Monroe and Whitney Proper
Located on Concourse C near Gate 4
Amber Lelli, Sadie Monroe and Whitney Proper
Amber Lelli is a studio artist with an emphasis in sculpture, printmaking and installation. She is currently completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and is apprenticing under Alan LeQuire, curating at various galleries and teaching print workshops. Her work has been featured in multiple exhibitions across the U.S. and recently exhibited in shows at Arch Enemy Arts in Philadelphia, Pa., and Fort Houston, in Nashville, Tenn. Sadie Monroe is a multi-disciplinary artist, holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from Columbia College Chicago. Placing heavy emphasis on visual art, textiles, mixed media and public art, Monroe has directed and produced multiple installations, collections and stages in various fields of art, design and performance. Whitney Proper works in letterpress and sculpture at MTSU, currently completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts. Proper incorporates her studies in psychology into her artwork and has received several awards for her work, including an International Education Scholarship from MTSU to instruct art students at Anna Trolles Skole in Brenerup, Denmark, and Svolvaer Skole in Svolvaer, Norway.

Tentrahedron by Christopher Field and Sarah West
Located on Concourse C near Gate 7
Christopher Field and Sarah West
Christopher Field is an interactive new media artist, and Sarah West is a multi-disciplinary artist working in large scale, site-specific installation projects. As collaborators, their work often explores the relationship between physical space and digital media through the integration of video, sound and sculptural objects. Regardless of the form, they are interested in creating work that affects the viewer and the physical experience of a site. Field and West try to study, imagine and create spatial environments as experiential compositions with an understanding of the implications for human reactions. Every space makes the viewer feel something through use of specific elements and their arrangement to evoke particular emotions. Field received a Master of Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Media Technology and Art from Denison University. He is an Assistant Professor of Art and Design at Morehead State University in Kentucky. West received a Master of Arts in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture, a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Carleton College and was recently a City Artist in Residence in the Public Works Department of St. Paul, Minn.
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Exhibits are funded by the Bonnaroo Works Fund, the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival® and Arts at the Airport.