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ORE. (March 30, 2012) – No Foolin’;
PDX Unveils 8-Sculptor Art Exhibit April 1
A new sculpture exhibit opens at Portland International Airport on April 1 to help passengers carve out a little extra enjoyment when traveling through PDX.
Now through Oct. 15, passengers can take pleasure in the works of eight regional sculptors from Oregon and Washington focusing on five basic elements; wood, fire, earth, metal and water. The elements symbolize beliefs in traditional Chinese medicine that illustrate the relationship between the chemistry of the human body and natural environment.
Featured artists include Richard Cawley, Steve Eichenberger, Rick Gregg, Jacquline Hurlbert, Mitch Lang, Alisa Looney, Pam Mummy and Joe Powers. The sculptors produce work in steel, clay, aluminum and wood to explore energy as it moves through life; portraying the complex relationship between energy and nature, and how they coexist.
"The new exhibit, 'In Our Element' located along concourse A features a variety of work with a common theme of human experience," said Greta Blalock, Port of Portland's PDX arts and entertainment coordinator. "Emotions of joy, love, turmoil and peace find their expressions in clay, wood, and steel."
The PDX art program serves as a portal for Northwest expression. It showcases the dynamic cultural life in the Pacific Northwest through ongoing relationships with regional artists, arts organizations, museums and educational institutions. More information about PDX is available at www.pdx.com.