Exhibitions Showcasing the Grand Canyon on Display in Terminal 4
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s newest museum exhibitions showcase Arizona’s unique scenery. Artists use a variety of mediums to tell a captivating story about Arizona’s most well-known landscape, the Grand Canyon.
Artist’s Bruce Aiken’s “A Grand Home,” exhibition opened in Terminal 4 on Level 3 in June. Aiken’s paintings not only showcase the Grand Canyon, but they have an interesting story to tell. They tell the story of someone who has truly experienced the Grand Canyon – its charms, its beauty, and its magnitude. In fact, Aiken lived in the Grand Canyon for more than 30 years and raised his family there. He began painting the canyon after a few years living there, and his paintings today are able to be viewed by travelers from around the world as they pass by the cases on Level 3’s east and west ends.
Photography is Tom Brownold’s specialty. Brownold’s exhibition, “A Grand Ride,” also recently opened in Terminal 4. His work features brilliant photographs of the mules that carried people through the Grand Canyon. Brownold spent more than a year and a half visiting the Grand Canyon and taking photos for this exhibition. His work is now on display of Level 3 south of the Center Wall.
In the Terminal 4 Gallery, the newest exhibition, “A Grand Collection” features the work of numerous artists who have brought awareness to this natural wonder through paintings and photography. See the work of such artists Bonnie Gibson, Robert Goldman and William Phillips. These pieces are on loan from the Grand Canyon National Park’s art collection.
Find out more information on these exhibitions which will be on display until early 2013.
And, listen to an “Air Time with Phoenix Sky Harbor” radio interview with Tom Brownold.
Above and to the right, is Tom Brownold’s photograph Bubba’s Ears, © 2009.
Published: June 25, 2012