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Just returned from a wonderful trip to Tuscany with my daughter. Aside
from the countryside there being breathtaking and the subject of many
artists these days, I was so impressed by British Airways and their
promotion of artists around the world. Seems they chose artists from
several (all?) different countrys and cultures and reproduced their images
on all sorts of surfaces--the tails of their planes, sides of busses,
printed materials--menus, business cards, etc. It was very inspiring to be
welcomed by these images instead of the slick commercial images used most
of the time. Reminded me of the Calder images on airplanes several years
Also, at the Atlanta Hartsfield Airport, the Georgia Art Education
Association, has taken advantage of a program where students' artwork is
displayed in different terminals for several months at a time. About 50 or
so black frames (approximately 18" by 24") are permanently installed and
the art work is changed several times a year.
It would be nice to challenge more corporations and businesses to provide
opportunities for recognition like this. Any ideas?