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Arts at the Airport: Summer Flying Solo Series Installed

NASHVILLE – The summer installment of the art showcase at Nashville International Airport (BNA) opens today, June 11. 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. 
“The Arts at the Airport’s Flying Solo exhibits are another way we provide the Nashville Airports Experience to our passengers, business partners and employees by spotlighting some of our region’s premiere artists,” Rob Wigington, president and CEO of MNAA, said.

Below are the Summer 2013 Flying Solo series artists, a link to more information on each artist and photos of their work: 

Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (TACA): Homegrown and Handmade
Art case at Concourse C Meeter-Greeter Area
June 11 - Sept. 3, 2013
The Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (TACA) is a nonprofit, artist-driven organization with the mission to encourage, develop, and promote crafts and craftspeople of Tennessee. More info:


Chad Hollingsworth: The Grand Octave
Concourse C, across from Gate 10 and 13
June 11 - Sept. 3, 2013
Chad Hollingsworth is the former owner of Take 121 Art Gallery in downtown Nashville, Tenn., and now operates a boutique custom framing and installation service from his home in Brentwood, Tenn. More info:


Ruben Ubiera: SkateBoArt: Quiet Stillness
Art case at Concourse A/B Meeter-Greeter Area
June 11 - Sept. 3, 2013
Ruben Ubiera is best known for his urban murals and reclaimed-objects work. He paints and draws in a style considered by many as Pop-surrealism, but he prefers to call it Post Graffism. Ruben Ubiera was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 1975. Ruben's extended family lives in Portland, Tenn. He, his wife and three children visit there often. More info:

Natalie Dunham
Skylight Concourse C, near gate C10
March 2013 – March 2014
Natalie Dunham has exhibited her work extensively over the past seven years including The Hunter Museum of Art, Hunter Underground, Chattanooga, Tenn.; The Rymer Gallery, Nashville, Tenn.; A.I. R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY;  and the Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy just to name a few. Natalie is currently the Gallery Director at The Rymer Gallery in Nashville, Tenn. More info:


Martica Griffin: Sweet Inspirations
Ticketing Lobby South
March 12 – Sept. 3, 2013
Martica Griffin is a Nashville, Tenn., based painter who creates both abstract and figurative works. More info:

Heather Deyling: Creeper
Ticketing Lobby North
March 12 - Sept. 3, 2013
Heather Deyling lives and works in Savannah, Ga., and is professor of Foundation Studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design. More info:

Conexión Américas: International Nashville, Captured by the Community
Art case at Concourse A, across from Gate 3
March 12 - Sept. 3, 2013
International Nashville has been captured in a collection of photographs submitted by residents of Middle Tennessee in a photo competition sponsored by Conexión Américas and Southwest Airlines. More info:


Guy Gilchrist: Nancy Loves Nashville
Concourse C Food and Retail Court
Feb. 2013 – Feb. 2014
Gallatin, Tenn., resident Guy Gilchrist is the world-renowned cartoonist who took over the classic newspaper comic strip Nancy in 1995.  More info:

Scott Hodes: Encalmo in Shades of Red
Skylight Concourse B between Gates B-4 and B-6
A stunning chandelier sculpture hangs from the skylight on Concourse B made from blown glass and metal created by Nashville, Tenn., native Scott Hodes. More info:

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.