Honor, Country & Heroism is the 10th exhibition that the Lee County Alliance for the Arts has showcased at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in furtherance of its Art in Flight Program. The exhibition comes down at the end of October, when it will move to the Alliance for the Arts for a two week finale intended to give the public one last opportunity to experience the show and and purchase individual works.
For this exhibit, the Alliance worked with 34 local artists, including six military veterans, to bring patriotic-themed art to RSW. The 32 paintings in Honor, Country & Heroism pay tribute to our veterans and have served for the past year as a welcome home for troops returning to Southwest Florida through the airport.
The Art in Flight Program is a partnership between the Lee County Port Authority and the Alliance for the Arts that brings artwork to the millions of people who travel through RSW every year. Established in 2010 for the purpose of showcasing the diversity of art, culture and community within the Southwest Florida region, the program is available to local and regional cultural organizations, individual artists and collectors who wish to exhibit artwork and artifacts of public interest that demonstrate artistic merit, cultural significance or educational value.
The opening reception for Honor, Country & Heroism is 5:00-7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 1. The exhibition runs through November 16. Work by Adrian Mata will be on display in the Member Gallery during the exhibition. James “JR” Roberts is featured in the Theatre Lobby.
Honor, Country & Heroism will be replaced at the airport by an exhibit created by Lee County art students and their teachers called “Oh, The Places You Will Go.” It goes on display at the end of 2013. For more information about the exhibition, or the Art in Flight Program, please visit www.artinlee.org or call 239-939-2787.