Orange County’s Art in the Chambers Welcomes Works from Orlando International Airport
Orange County Government welcomed a selection of paintings and photographs from the Orlando International Airport’s permanent collection for its Art in the Chambers exhibition, which opened on Feb. 18 and continues through June 28, 2019. The art exhibit is open to the public for viewing at the Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., inside the Board of County Commissioners Chambers.
A reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibit featured welcome remarks by Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) CEO Phil Brown.
GOAA Senior Director of Public Affairs and Community Relations Carolyn Fennell also provided her remarks on the history of the collection. Fennell is also a longtime member of the Public Art Review Board for Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs’ Advisory Council.
“Since 2003, Orange County has featured hundreds of artists during 46 different exhibitions that have been on display for our residents in the Chambers,” Mayor Demings said. “None of that would have taken place without the hard work and dedication of Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs.”
GOAA is committed to a model program of art in public places. The collection is comprised of works in a variety of styles and mediums that were commissioned from renowned regional, national and international artists.
“The Orlando International Airport had one of the first public art collections in a public building,” Fennel said during the reception. “Art was part of the design of the airport, so this event is a continuum of the value that is placed on the art and culture of the area.”
Featured artists include Anna Chen, Arthur L. Dawson, Paul Goodnight, Fran Hancock, Will Lurcott, Betty Neubauer, Syd Solomon, Barbara Sorenson, Margaret Tolbert and Steve Vaughn.
The Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs’ Art in the Chambers program brings pieces from prominent local collections and nationally-recognized artists that have lived or worked in Orange County.