By Chris Sasser
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Visitors to Dallas Love Field Airport were recently treated to a display of artwork from talented young Texans throughout the state. The art pieces were selected from the annual aviation art contest hosted by the
Selected pieces were on display from August to October featured as a rotating exhibit for the Love Field Art Program.
“The travelers really enjoyed the aviation art exhibit,” said Guy Bruggeman, Art and Programming Coordinator at Dallas Love Field Airport. “When I walked through the corridor (where the pieces were displayed), I noticed people stopped to look at the artwork from these talented kids. This exhibit really tied in well with what we are trying to accomplish with our program. The newly renovated Dallas Love Field Airport is a spectacular gateway to the City of Dallas, showcasing public artwork.”
The pieces on display were part of the 2015 art contest. Participants are judged in three categories between the ages of 6–18. 850 students from 40 schools submitted entries in the Texas challenge of the International Aviation Art Contest.
In the 2015 competition, students created posters about the FAI’s World Air Games in Dubai. Awards are presented to the winners at the annual Texas Aviation Conference.
“It was certainly very exciting to participate in the Love Field Art Program,” said Aviation Division employee Becky Vick, who coordinates the statewide art contest. “We have a lot of talented kids who participated, and this was a great opportunity to share their work with people throughout the state and country. Hopefully we can do this again next year.”
The Love Field Public Art Program features themes related to the history and legacy of Dallas Love Field Airport. The artwork represents the outstanding contributions of artists from Dallas and beyond, enriching the experience of airport visitors and showcasing new additions to the City of Dallas Public Art Collection.
For more information about the aviation art contest, visit http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/aviation/aviation-art.html.