Art in Flight
The Lee County Port Authority takes great pride in showcasing Southwest Florida artists and their work for the traveling public. Art in Flight is a partnership between the Lee County Alliance for the Arts and Lee County Port Authority, which brings art to the public spaces at Southwest Florida International Airport.
The News-Press Media Group
Location: Upper level, Hallways Leading to Concourse B and D
In celebration of The News-Press Media Group’s 130-year anniversary, an exhibit featuring a collection of front pages of top news is on display at Southwest Florida International Airport. The exhibit showcases a selection of local Southwest Florida news like “Airport Shows Class on First Day,” to national stories such as “Nixon Resigns,” to international news of “Men Walk on Moon.” There are 20 large front pages of news throughout the years for passengers and airport visitors to read when traveling through RSW.
Location: Upper level, West Atrium, near Door 5
Three works of art by Igor Korotash, a Ukrainian-born artist, who paints landscapes in the impressionist style, are on display in the West Atrium. Welcoming You Home, a picture of the lighthouse on Sanibel Island, and White Cottage are located near the Delta Air Lines ticket counter. The larger three-piece painting near the US Airways ticket counter is entitled Iris Pond. The bold, rich colors of these oil on canvas paintings are reflective of Southwest Florida and are on loan from the Gallery on Fifth in Naples, Florida.
Location: Upper level, East Atrium, near Door 2
A magnificent work of contemporary sculpture titled, Dawn's Forest, created by American artist, Louise Nevelson (1899-1988). Dawn's Forest is Nevelson's largest, most complex environmental sculpture and her last major work. Created in the artist's signature assemblage style, the monumental sculpture is made of various white-painted abstract wood elements. The tree-like standing columns, as tall as 25 feet, and vertical hanging pieces all underscore the forest-like atmosphere of the pieces. The art is on loan to the Lee County Port Authority by the Naples Museum of Art.
Alan S. Maltz
Location: Throughout terminal
Alan Maltz has been designated the "Official Fine Art Photographer for the State of Florida" by VISIT FLORIDA and "The Official Wildlife Photographer of Florida" by the Wildlife Foundation of Florida. His images capture the history and charm of old Fort Myers and the hidden treasures of the barrier islands, as well as regional destinations including Bonita Springs, Boca Grande and Cayo Costa. Sixty limited-edition large format (72 inch by 52 inch) prints are on rotating display throughout Southwest Florida International Airport.