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Ron Lowery - Tennessee River, Sparkling Gem of the South

Ron Lowery

Concourse C, across from Gates 10 and 13

Dec. 3, 2018  - Feb. 24, 2019

Ron Lowery works from his art studio in the sky. Using a special airplane that he and his son built, Lowery has flown above 35 states to satisfy his passion for exploration and art. In 2003, he tackled the greatest challenge of his life. Lowery retraced the route of Lewis and Clark from the air. Flying 14,000 miles in his open-cockpit plane, he provided a new artistic perspective of the rugged country. Lowery, along with his unusual high-flying lifestyle, has been profiled on PBS and many national and international publications.


About Tennessee River: Sparkling Gem of the South

Lowery states, "Few people have been as touched by the Tennessee River's beauty as I have. For the past 33 years, I have not only lived on the river, but have flown hundreds of miles along it and its tributaries. I am a rare combination of aerial artist and pilot. I've photographed landscapes and cityscapes from above in 35 states. Having my own plane allows me to virtually live in the sky. I believe that an aerial perspective reveals the river's true soul."


In addition to his fine art prints, Lowery has published two highly successful coffee table books, 'Chasing Lewis & Clark Across America: A 21st Century Aviation Adventure' and 'Tennessee River: Sparkling Gem of the South.' For information on the books, go to

Arts at the Airport receives funding for the visual arts from the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) and the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC). The Flying Solo Exhibition Series is funded under an agreement with TAC. For more information about Arts at the Airport, please call (615) 275-1614 or send email to