ORE. (Oct. 24, 2012) – Industry & Art Takes Flight at PDX
International Airport welcomes its first ever Industry & Art exhibit to its
rotating art program, now on display along Concourse B through April 2013.
new exhibit is a juried collection of art celebrating the people and industries
of the working waterfront. The artwork greets travelers with vibrant colors and
mixed mediums, using water color and acrylic paintings of ships and cranes,
photographs of crew members working on vessels, and abstract images of
industrial life on the Portland harbor.
|Travelers enjoy the works of the Industry & Art collection on Concourse B at PDX
||Canvas oil painting by Paton Miller, titled "Blue Welder"
more than 52,000 jobs for the region, the Port of Portland and other businesses
in the working harbor connect Portland to international markets every day. With
access to more than 1,000 regional shippers, the Port owns and operates PDX,
two general aviation airports, four marine terminals and six industrial parks.
from the Industry & Art show held at Vigor Industrial each year benefit the
Working Waterfront Coalition Scholarship Fund for Industrial Job Training at
Portland Community College Foundation and habitat restoration through West
Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District. The Working Waterfront
Coalition is an organization of businesses, including the Port that cares about
the environmental health and economic vitality of the Portland harbor. To learn
more, visit www.industryandart.com
art program is comprised of three exhibit types: rotating, temporary and
permanent. Through ongoing relationships with regional artists and art
organizations, art selected for the program is designed to showcase the dynamic
cultural life of the Pacific Northwest. Rotating exhibits run up to six months
and can be found on Concourse A, B, E and throughout the Concourse Connector.
Temporary exhibits run for one year and offer a unique platform for emerging
artists that’s located in the North Ticket Lobby and Concourse A. Permanent
exhibits continue to grow at the airport and throughout the terminal in both
pre- and post-security areas. More information and photos of this exhibit are
available at www.pdx.com.