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Art at the Airport, Fall 2017 

click to enlarge Mary Hill, "Gather Together"
  • Mary Hill, "Gather Together"

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Burlington City Arts curates exhibits in three areas of the airport: the Skyway, the area above the escalator and the walls facing security for Gates 1 through 8. Whether you've arrived early for a flight or are waiting to pick up passengers, do take the time to look around!

click to enlarge Steve Mann, "Faces of the Family Room"
  • Steve Mann, "Faces of the Family Room"

In September, the "Faces of the Family Room" exhibit appears in the Skyway, featuring Steve Mann's portraits of the diverse families who make use of the programs at Burlington's Janet S. Munt Family Room. Greg Danford's landscape photography hangs in the Gates, providing a peek into his decades of world travel. ("The best investment you can make in your photography is plane tickets," he observes.)

In October and November, the Skyway features painter Michelle Turbide's mysterious abstract dreamscapes. "It is really not about what you see in the piece, but about what you feel in the witnessing," the artist writes. Ken Russack's plein-air paintings of both urban and pastoral scenes can be viewed in the Gates.

click to enlarge Ken Russack, "Old North End"
  • Ken Russack, "Old North End"

All three months, Mary Hill's abstract paintings and textile designs — which she calls "an adventure into the unknown" — are mounted by the escalator. If you're going up, be sure to turn around and look at the wall behind you. But watch your step!

All of these artists live or have spent time in Vermont. Please enjoy examples of their work at the airport and on their individual websites.

Find Information about Burlington City Arts and its downtown gallery and programs at

L'art à l'aéroport

click to enlarge Michelle Turbide, "Falling Softly"
  • Michelle Turbide, "Falling Softly"

Burlington City Arts organise des expositions à trois endroits dans l'aéroport : dans le Skyway, au-dessus de l'escalier mécanique et sur les murs qui font face à la sécurité pour les portes 1 à 8. Que vous soyez arrivé à l'avance pour votre vol ou que vous attendiez des passagers, prenez le temps de regarder autour de vous!

En septembre, ne manquez pas l'exposition « Faces of the Family Room » dans le Skyway. Les portraits de Steve Mann rendent hommage aux diverses familles qui font appel aux programmes de l'organisme Janet S. Munt Family Room, à Burlington. Les photos de Greg Danford, accrochées dans le secteur des portes, donnent un aperçu de paysages croqués pendant des décennies lors de ses voyages dans le monde entier. (« Les billets d'avion sont le meilleur investissement à faire en photographie », observe-t-il.)

En octobre et en novembre, dans le Skyway, place aux peintures abstraites empreintes de rêve et de mystère de Michelle Turbide. « Ce n'est pas tellement ce qu'on voit qui est important, mais ce qu'on ressent », écrit l'artiste. Dans le secteur des portes, vous pourrez admirer les toiles de Ken Russack peintes en plein air, qui représentent des paysages tantôt urbains, tantôt champêtres.

click to enlarge Greg Danford, "Moonrise Over Shelburne Farms"
  • Greg Danford, "Moonrise Over Shelburne Farms"

Durant ces trois mois, les tableaux abstraits et les créations textiles de Mary Hill — qu'elle appelle « une aventure dans l'inconnu » — seront accrochés près de l'escalier mécanique. Si vous montez, ne manquez pas de vous retourner pour regarder le mur derrière vous. Mais faites attention à la marche!

Tous ces artistes vivent ou ont passé du temps au Vermont. Vous pourrez voir certaines de leurs œuvres à l'aéroport et d'autres sur leurs sites Web.

Pour en apprendre davantage sur Burlington City Arts, ainsi que sur sa galerie du centre-ville et ses programmes, rendez-vous sur le site

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