Julia Whitney Barnes

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Miami Int’l Airport has a LEGO Store

Salt Lake City International Aiport (SLC) turned into the first US airport to have a LEGO save. one. And now Miami International Airport (MIA) has one too.

MIA’s 742-square-foot LEGO® shop opened in May and is placed near gate D14. Hours: each day from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Planting Utopia at Albany International Airport (ALB)

New York’s Albany International Airport (ALB) and its neighbor, the Shaker Heritage Society are collectively offering work through artist Julia Whitney Barnes.

Barnes spent a year photographing and accumulating specimens from over one hundred fifty vegetation growing inside the Sharker Heritage Society’s herb garden, that is on the site of the first Shaker settlement in the United States.

The herb garden, and ancient Shaker ‘present’ or ‘spirit’ drawings, are the inspiration for the photos and prints Barnes created during her year-long task happening view at Albany International Airport on July sixteen. There’s also a partner website-particular set up at the Shaker Heritage Society, that's a brief walk from the airport.

At the Shaker Heritage Society’s 1856 Drying House, Barnes’ set up includes transient murals on the outdoors of the historical brick building. The pictures are stark blue and white silhouettes of herbs in bloom mountaineering the outside of the red brick walls. Inside, there are prints on fabric and hanging bunches of herbs from the garden. The work of art and the installation will continue to be on view thru summer time 2023.

For the set up at Albany International Airport, Barnes made 8 cyanotype art work on paper with flowers gathered from the Shaker herb lawn. (Cyanotype is an old photographic printing process that creates darkish greenish-blue prints.)

These art work are reproduced on aluminum panels to be able to be on view for three to five years within the pedestrian hall linking the new south parking storage with the ticketing area.

On July sixteen, ALB Airport will also debut a six-month-lengthy exhibition, called Planting Utopia, inside the put up-security Concourse A Gallery with paintings, preparatory sketches, and a documentary video approximately the collaboration.

(All pics courtesy Albany International Airport)