Memphis International Airport Notes

June 2010

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Airport Hosts 3rd Annual
Student Art Exhibition

Memphis International Airport is displaying the third installment of its annual student art contest. The theme is “Memphis, Its Music, Sights and Sounds.” The large and colorful museum-quality original paintings were created by 45 visual art students from Memphis City and Shelby County Schools and adorn the walls of the Airport’s busy passenger connectors between Concourses A, B, and C.

The exhibition was the inspiration of Richard White, the Airport’s Vice President of Properties and Business Development, whose quest was to encourage the community’s students to value and appreciate the artistic heritage of their City. The project has created a valuable ongoing collaboration and partnership with the schools and has revealed to Memphis and travelers from around the world the depth of talent and potential in our City’s young people.

The project was organized thru the efforts of Memphis City and Shelby County Schools, Memphis College of Art, University of Memphis Art Department, a panel of local professional artists and several area businesses working closely with the Airport Authority. A panel of judges evaluated the art for composition, concept, creativity, craftsmanship, and adherence to the theme of highlighting what’s best about Memphis. The artwork enhances the Airport’s Memphis-themed retail and food/beverage concession program which features favorite Memphis foods, retail products, and Memphis-themed design in the Airport’s restaurants and shops.

1st Place Art
BB & The Blues
Robert Kyle
White Station High School

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1st Place Graphic Design
Historic Beale Street
Annie Do
Cordova High School

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2nd Place
I Am A Man
Bridgette Wallace
Central High School

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3rd Place
The House of Entertainment
Preston Henderson
Fairley High School

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