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Huntsville Airport launches Airport Artway and Community Art Wall Series Two

The Huntsville Airport announced earlier this month that the Community Art wall has expanded to both sides of the breezeway that connects the airport to the parking garage on the second level.

This area displays art created by budding artists in the North Alabama community and is a reminder that anyone can be an artist. This quarter the Community Art Wall is featuring a series entitled “Visit North Alabama” with works from the Pictures of Hope Program based out of Scottsboro.

Pictures of Hope is an art program developed by Jackson County Drug Court and Family Wellness Court, along with artist Sonya Clemons, to benefit the Recovery Community in Jackson County. To learn more visit their website: https://jacksoncountydrugcourt.org/.

“The Airport Artway and Community Art Wall is a quality of life initiative showcased at Huntsville International Airport,” economic developer Nicole Jones said in a statement. “Students from the Pictures of Hope family wellness program contributed to this quarter’s featured pieces on the Community Art Wall. Pictures of Hope, a voluntary program administered through the Jackson County Drug Court, has an 85 percent drug recovery success rate. It is a blessing to have local artist Sonya Clemons assist students in developing their talents amidst their road to recovery.”

The Huntsville International Airport has an ongoing partnership with the Carnegie Visual Arts Center in Decatur. The program features professional and budding artists from across the Tennessee Valley community. The Airport Artway and Community Art Wall exhibits are available for viewing anytime free of charge. This series will be featured for online viewing to abide by social distancing guidelines.

The Airport Artway is a quarterly exhibit displayed on the second floor of Huntsville International Airport’s terminal building. This area is located just above the airline ticket counters and baggage claim.

Rebecca Burns is the Airport Artway Exhibit Coordinator. The current series brought works from local artists and artists from Franklin, TN. This series explores farmhouse architecture. This series will be available for viewing until September 13th.

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Due to concerns over COVID-19, which has already killed 879 Alabamians through Wednesday, there will not be an artist reception for the public to meet the artists. You can view this series online at: https://www.carnegiearts.org/ or check it out in person if you are flying in or out of the Huntsville International Airport in the coming months.

Of the four major cities in Alabama, Huntsville is the only one experiencing significant growth and is expected to be the largest municipality in the state within three years.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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