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Flying Solo-Winter 2013 Series

Flying Solo-Winter 2013 Series

The winter installment of the art showcase at Nashville International Airport (BNA) opened Dec. 11 and runs through March 3, 2013.

​NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The winter installment of the art showcase at Nashville International Airport (BNA) opened Dec. 11 and runs through March 3, 2013. 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. Winter 2012 Flying Solo series artists include Tim Hintz, Suta Lee and James Worsham. 

“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 Rob Wigington, 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.”

Tim Hintz
Art Case at Concourse C/D Meeter-Greeter Areas
Dec. 11, 2012 – March 3, 2013
Tim Hintz lives in the wooded hills near Smithville, Tenn., not far from where he studied woodworking at the Appalachian Center for Craft.  He moved there in the mid 1990s after a career on the Gulf Coast as a deep sea diver.  Hintz likes the hands on approach to making chairs from the raw materials that are abundant in the local forest.  When he is not making chairs, he likes to go fishing.

Hintz refers to his work as “Fresh Chairs. “Each Fresh Chair tells its own story.  When you look at one, you see either a red oak frame or layers of milk paint.  Running your fingers over the surfaces lets you feel the tool marks that tell you that the chair was made by hand.  You feel comfortable support when you sit in a Fresh Chair because the parts in the back of the chair were steam bent to just the right curve for enjoyable sitting.”

Suta Lee
Trafalgar Square
Concourse C
Dec. 11, 2012 – March 3, 2013
Suta Lee has a master of Fine Art in Painting degree from Cornell University. He has been exhibiting his work around the country and is in many private and public collections including Tennessee State Museum. Currently, he teaches painting and digital photography at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn.

“These photographs were taken during a trip to London where there was a white billboard in the Trafalgar Square; I stood in front of the billboard for four days and documented the people who walked across in front of it. My work is about the transient nature of being a bystander; a passenger, a tourist or a local person can flow from one type to another seamlessly. I believe there is certain universal truth in the moment of transformation from one role to another. Each person is alone in public but maintaining a small private space, a bubble if you will; that moves with him. I find these moments fascinating and intriguing. I continue to develop this series by going to different public squares to document people in those environments. I have since completed two other series: San Marco square and Time Square.” 

James Worsham
Art Case at Concourse A/B Meeter-Greeter Area
Dec. 11, 2012 – March 3, 2013
“I’ve come to understand my work as developing the umbrella of stark contrasts forced into conceptual collaborations. Currently, I’m exploring and innovating the connective, and sometimes competing, relationships of natural materials against epitomes of societal advance and luxury. Issues of security, frivolity, excess and consumerist desire arise, progressing through the overall evolution of the work while maintaining a lighthearted 

“I was raised in New York in a home full of love and laughter, but very little money. Responsibility for my family came at a young age, and I learned how important hard work and the ability to find humor in anything can be. A positive attitude is worth more than money, and any successes I’ve had are credited to the optimism and diligence that were inherent in my family.

“Moving to Nashville was the greatest blessing of my life, aligning me with everything I could need to make a living producing artwork. I am happiest when working on a project or tinkering with new materials, satisfying an endless curiosity for skills and techniques. I’ve always believed our reason for existence is to enjoy ourselves, do as much as we can, and strive for the best. Here I am, trying my hardest.”

Continuing Exhibits:
  • Carla Ciuffo: Thrill
  • John Guider – The River Inside
  • Andy Harding
  • Scott Hodes – handblown glass
  • ​Nashville Association of Art Dealers (NAAD)
The Flying Solo Series is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee and the Tennessee Arts Commission.​