For the past year travelers passing through Southwest Florida International Airport have had the chance to see the “Honor, Country & Heroism” public art exhibit along the walls of Concourses B & D. The exhibit is part of the Art in Flight Program, a partnership between the Lee County Port Authority and the Alliance for the Arts that brings artwork to the millions of people who travel through RSW every year. The Alliance worked with 32 local artists, including six military veterans, to bring this patriotic-themed art to RSW. The paintings in “Honor, Country & Heroism” have served as a welcome home for troops returning to Southwest Florida and a tribute to our veterans.
The “Honor, Country & Heroism” exhibit comes down at the end of October and it will then move to the Alliance for the Arts for a two week exhibition giving the public one last opportunity to experience it, or purchase the work. The opening reception is Friday, November 1 from 5-7:30PM. It runs through November 16. Work by Adrian Mata will be on display in the Member Gallery during the exhibition. James “JR” Roberts is featured in the Theatre Lobby.
“Honor, Country & Heroism” will be replaced at the airport by an exhibit created by Lee County art students and their teachers called “Oh, The Places You Will Go.” It goes on display at the end of 2013.