Partnership brings ASU artwork to Montgomery Regional Airport

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – Flights to and from Montgomery are about to get a little more colorful thanks to a partnership between the Department of Visual Arts at Alabama State University and the Montgomery Regional Airport Authority.

A new art exhibit lets visitors experience Black History Month while strolling through the airport. The works are from local artists showcasing some of their talents, according to Professor Nathaniel Allen, chair of ASU’s art department.

The airport exhibit was started in 2019, by former ASU College of Visual & Performing Arts Dean Dr. Tommie ‘Tonea’ Stewart and the non-profit group ‘Friends of the Theatre’. It was canceled in 2021 due to the pandemic, but has returned again.

“We are thrilled to partner with Alabama State University at such an important time of year, as we honor the past and present contributions of African Americans to our country’s history,” said the executive director. by MGM, Wade A. Davis.

The collection will remain on display in the airport lobby until March 8 and is free and open to the public.

Larger photos of the artwork can be seen below.

Name of the artist: Toni Toney Title of the work: “Allez-y! »(Source: ASU Department of Visual Arts)
Name of artist: Kevin King Title of work:
Artist Name: Kevin King Artwork Title: “Mighty Marching Hornets”(Source: ASU Department of Visual Arts)
Name of artist: Professor Nathaniel Allen Title of work: “Portrait Study”
Name of artist: Professor Nathaniel Allen Title of work: “Portrait Study”(Source: ASU Department of Visual Arts)
Name of artist: Norman Williams Title of work:
Name of artist: Norman Williams Title of work: “Red Tails”(Source: ASU Department of Visual Arts)
Name of artist: Cleve Webber Title of work: “Caribbean Celebration”
Name of artist: Cleve Webber Title of work: “Caribbean Celebration”(Source: ASU Department of Visual Arts)
Name of artist: Sunny Paulk Title of work:
Artist Name: Sunny Paulk Artwork Title: “I’m Stoic – I’m Always Sunny”(Source: ASU Department of Visual Arts)
Artist Name: DeNeal Eberly Artwork Title: “Grapes and Twine”
Artist Name: DeNeal Eberly Artwork Title: “Grapes and Twine”(Source: ASU Department of Visual Arts)
Name of artist: Alana Taylor Title of work:
Artist Name: Alana Taylor Artwork Title: “Bloody Cotton”(Source: ASU Department of Visual Arts)
Name of artist: Nystasha Kelly Title of work:
Artist name: Nystasha Kelly Title of the work: “Deliverance”(Source: ASU Department of Visual Arts)

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