HUNTSVILLE – Art by way of the nation’s Heartland, and Ireland, will be the feature of a new gallery presentation at Huntsville International Airport on Monday. The Airport Artway Gallery will be the site for a new artist reception from 5-7 p.m. today.
The airport joins Carnegie Visual Arts Center of Decatur to feature an exhibit in the Airport Artway by native Iowan Margaret Dukeman. The installation will be celebrated with a reception with live music by Sylvia Dean at the Artway on Level 2 of the airport terminal.
The airport’s micro gallery features a rotating quarterly of regional and local artists.
During the reception, gallery visitors will have the opportunity to talk with the artist, and Dukeman will speak about her pieces that are inspired by her annual residencies in Ireland as well as her childhood in Iowa.
In addition to Dukeman’s gallery show, pop art works by visual art students of Buckhorn High School will be shown in the Breezeway Community Artwall Gallery.
Dean has been a part of the Huntsville music scene for many years as a member of Pinhook Bluegrass Band and 3WayHandshake Band. She performs in the singer-songwriter style and accompanies herself on guitar and violin. Dean has released two albums of original music.
Refreshments will be served, and the reception is free and open to the public. The first 30 minutes of airport parking is free.
Since opening in 2003, the vision of the Carnegie Visual Arts Center has been to provide educational and cultural opportunities to the community. Through programs, collections, and events, Carnegie encourages a greater involvement in art at all levels and ages. For more information, visit https://www.carnegiearts.org.
The Port of Huntsville operating entities include Huntsville International Airport (HSV), International Intermodal Center and Jetplex Industrial Park alongside contract operations Signature Flight Support, Four Points Sheraton, Sunset Landing Golf Course and Foreign Trade Zone 83.
Huntsville International Airport (HSV) is the largest commercial airport in North Alabama, serving over 1.4 million passengers annually with 13 nonstop destinations and five major airlines.