CURRENT FINE ART & CULTURE EXHIBITIONS

OPEN DAILY

JULY - OCT 2020

Haskell Gallery
Located pre-security at the central courtyard

Abbey Matthews, Mixed Media Collection sample

THROUGH YOUR OWN LENS   |   FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION & INTERPRETATION IN ABSTRACT ART

 

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Connector Bridge
Located at main airport entrance

AISLING MILLAR MCDONALD   |   CERAMICS

 

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Concourses A & C
Located post-security at the end of each concourse
REGIONAL ABSTRACT PAINTERS  |  THROUGH YOUR OWN LENS, continued in the concourses
SARA CONCA, SANDY HARRINGTON, JENNIFER LAIL, LISA ANNE MYERS  
 
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Baggage Claim
Located in two 20' cases at the north and south baggage claim areas

JEFF CRASS  |  AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHY

 

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Aviation History Museum
Located pre-security at the central courtyard next to Starbucks

AVIATION HISTORY OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA  |  1878 - MODERN DAY

 

Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) opened its new exhibit, “Jacksonville Takes Flight: North Florida Aviation History from 1878 to Modern Day” in 2018, after nearly five years in development. Northeast Florida played an historically significant role in the development of aviation.

 

Featuring the area’s aviation milestones and memorabilia from an era when Florida was sparsely populated and Jacksonville was the state’s “big city,” the new space also allows travelers to view aircraft movement on the tarmac.

 

Phase I of the exhibit begins on Jan. 28, 1878, when a hot air balloon containing one man was sighted floating a “mile high” over the city at 5 p.m., and ends on the eve of World War II, when the military created bases bigger than most Florida cities. Phase II covers World War II and how this event changed the trajectory of aviation and provided explosive growth to the city of Jacksonville, the influence of the Space Age on Northeast Florida, and concludes with the most recent accomplishments. 

 

In addition to wall murals featuring highlights and photos of significant events in Jacksonville’s aviation history, eighteen museum cases display a variety of aviation artifacts including a historical review of aviation uniforms through the eras. 

 

Travelers can also access interactive display monitors that reveal more interesting information about our area’s long term relationship with aviation.

 

Visitors are welcome to enjoy the pre-security museum open daily from 5 a.m. to midnight.

 

This exhibit was inspired and commissioned by JAA's CEO (2009-2019) , Steve Grossman and curated by JAA Art & Culture Program Manager, Jen Jones Murray.

 

It was developed in collaboration with the Jacksonville Historical Society, Warbird Museum, The Museum of Science & History Jacksonville, University of North Florida, career members of the JAA team, and other, appreciated and important individuals and contributors.

JAA Administration Art Gallery
Located inside the JAA Building on the 3rd floor

STEPHEN DUNN   |   THE NATURAL LANDSCAPE OF HOME

 

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Sky Gallery
Located pre-security at the central courtyard

FLORIDA NATIONAL GUARD FOUNDATION   |   HISTORY OF THE GUARD IN NORTHEAST FLORIDA

 

On display in the Sky Gallery through June 2021. For more information, please visit the organization's website: floridanationalguardfoundation.org.

Outdoor Sculpture on Loan Program
Located curbside at the entrances to Baggage Claim

DAVID PONSLER   |   ENZO TORCOLETTI

 

(Ponsler, left & Torcoletti, right)

 

The JIA Arts Commission developed a new, 3D, art exhibit space located at both the north and south entrances to Baggage Claim at the Jacksonville International Airport. The artwork shown here will rotate on an annual basis. The pedestals poured and formed for the project by concrete specialist, Craig Pedroni, can each hold 500 pounds and display works by up to six different sculptors. Currently featured through April 2021 are original steel sculptures by David Ponsler and hand-carved granite, limestone, and marble sculptures by Enzo Torcoletti. In January 2021, a National Call to Artists will be issued to invite artists from across America to participate in JAX's second, annual showing of 3D artists in this area of our airport's public art program.

 

For purchases or commissions, please contact the artists directly:

 

David Ponsler  |  ponslermetaldesign.com

 

Enzo Torcoletti  |  moultriecreek.com

 

For program inquiries, please contact JAA Art & Culture Program Manager, Jen Jones Murray, Jennifer.Murray@flyjacksonville.com

For more information, view the rotating and permanent art
ART & EXHIBITIONS GUIDE

of the Jacksonville International Airport Arts Commission

Located throughout the Jacksonville International Airport

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