Fresno Yosemite International Airport Celebrates Arts & Culture with New Art Exhibitions

Fresno, CA (July 2, 2019) – Fresno Yosemite International Airport is pleased to unveil new art exhibitions to welcome summer travelers as part of the Airport’s Arts & Culture program. The latest exhibition includes original works of art by California Central Valley artists and is a combination of large scale paintings, mixed media and photography. Exhibits in the new arts lounge provide travelers with a comfortable and quiet setting for viewing local works of art.

Aimed to welcome travelers and celebrate the vibrant and diverse Central Valley area, the Airport’s Arts & Culture program has expanded to include larger works of art and musical performances by area musicians for holidays and special events. By sharing interpretations of their traditions and heritage through art and music, local artists and musicians guide travelers on journey through the region they call home.

“As the major air transportation hub for California’s Central Valley, Fresno Yosemite International Airport is the global gateway to a region with a rich history and is home to generations of many backgrounds,” said Airports Marketing Manager Claudia Arguelles-Miller. “While the Airport connects travelers to destinations around the world through the Arts & Culture program, we also connect people to cultural identities and the diverse histories of the Central Valley.”

Featured Artists
Adrianna Alejo Sorondo’s exhibition showcases her paintings of plants, foods, and tools used in food and farm labor. Ms. Sorondo has exhibited at the Galleries at San Francisco State University, Alena Museum in Oakland and has done commissioned mural work for ACLU Northern California Offices, Arte Americas and Fresno Barrios Unidos.

Nick Potter’s large scale exhibition incorporates elements of idealized mid-century architecture and furniture into rich and colorful paintings. Mr. Potter has shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions. His upcoming solo exhibition Constructed Utopia at the Fresno Art Museum will be on view this summer through early January. Mr. Potter, originally from the United Kingdom, now calls Fresno his home and teaches at California State University Fresno.

The Spectrum Photography Gallery features photographers Jennifer Franklin and Travis Rockett. Ms. Franklin’s “Fauna” exhibition is a mix of portraits and abstract detail images to capture a small fraction of the magnificence she sees in the animal life on the planet. “Natural Selection” by Mr. Rockett captures the unique personality of animals by illustrating insight that might not be immediately noticed through monochromatic color.

In celebration of its 90th year anniversary, a second Spectrum Photography Gallery space features “Celebrating the Fresno Chaffee Zoo” by Spectrum Art Gallery members.

Fresno Yosemite International Airport - Fresno Yosemite International Airport currently offers Valley passengers daily nonstop flights to Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Guadalajara and Morelia, Mexico on domestic and international carriers. Fresno Yosemite International Airport is a municipally owned entity operating as a self-supporting enterprise. No City of Fresno general funds are used to operate Fresno Yosemite International Airport or Fresno Chandler Executive Airport.

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