Eugene Airport (EUG) officials are pleased to announce the opening of the new Gallery at the Airport (GATA) on September 12, 2018.
The gallery will be a showcase for local art exhibitors to share their works with both passengers and the general public inside the Eugene Airport terminal lobby. The gallery consists of four large display cases and a dedicated wall for hanging art.
The opening exhibition will feature contributions from four local art organizations and will run for three months. Once this exhibit has closed, the four contributing arts organizations will rotate displays on a quarterly basis. The current exhibitors include Emerald Art Center, Eugene Cultural Services, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and Maude Kerns Art Center.
An official GATA opening event will be held on September 12 from 5:30–7 p.m. in the lobby of the terminal building. Representatives from each of the exhibitors and the City of Eugene will be in attendance. Free parking vouchers will be available during this event.
The GATA is one component of the Public Art Master Plan for the Eugene Airport which was finalized earlier this year. This plan serves as a guide for airport management in building a notable collection of diverse and significant work. Also included is a stewardship plan for existing works including the Wings, Flight Patterns, the Northwest Passages murals, and the Paul Bunyan wood carving.
Following the GATA opening the Eugene airport will begin executing the next steps in the Public Art Master Plan, including issuing request for proposals (RFP) for additional public art to be paid for through the reserved airport one percent for art funds.
For more information contact Andrew Martz, Airport Services Manager, at 541-682-8484.