TUCSON, Ariz. — From January through March, the Colorado Springs Airport will display 15 selected works from the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Art Collection.
“Transcending Barriers to Creativity” will be on display in the pre-security Greeters Lounge on level 2, adjacent to the restaurant and lobby fireplace.
The exhibit includes a dramatic oil painting by Colorado artist Jennifer Getson. Art by other regional artists includes acrylic, watercolors, line drawings, Prisma colored pencils, tempera, weavings and mixed media.
Colorado Springs Airport has been proclaimed by the mayor as the “Cultural Gateway to the Rockies” for its importance in showcasing the region’s cultural heritage and arts. In addition to permanent displays, the airport hosts 90-day exhibits by professional artists and children.
For directions and more information about the MDA Art Collection exhibit call (719) 555-1917 or visit http://www.springsgov.com/AirportPage.aspx?PageID=1257.
Colorado Springs Airport was established in 1927. Today, the 280,000-square-foot, 16-gate facility serves more than 2 million passengers a year.
The MDA Art Collection, on permanent display at MDA National Headquarters in Tucson, Ariz., comprises more than 360 original works by adults and children who have any of the 43 muscle diseases in MDA's program. Artists in the Collection range in age from 2 to 82 and represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Selected art from the Collection has been exhibited at the Dallas Museum of Art; Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center and The Forbes Collection in New York; Tucson Museum of Art; Bishop Museum in Honolulu; Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center; Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art; Los Angeles Children's Museum; JFK Center at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.; Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, Okla.; Capital Children's Museum, Washington, D.C.; and the Henry Ford Centennial Library in Dearborn, Mich.
To date, the MDA Art Collection has been viewed by more than 3 million people nationwide.
MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.