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New art display opens in Hartsfield-Jackson airport
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New art display opens in Hartsfield-Jackson airport

Atlanta --  The Atlanta Airport just put out a press release announcing the opening of a new art exhibit titled "All Creatures Great and Small".

It is a collection from a majority of Southern artists who have created a collection of works that will connect with airport travelers big and small.

If Old McDonald had a farm, it would include many of the animals displayed in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s new art exhibit, appropriately titled “All Creatures Great and Small.”  
This special exhibition from the Georgia Museum of Art’s permanent collection and from the collection of Carl and Marian Mullis examines works of art that depict animals. Most of the self-taught artists featured in the exhibition have spent their lives in the South; some were born or raised in the region, then moved to other areas of the country.

“We’re very proud to present this eclectic collection to our passengers,” Aviation General Manager Louis Miller said. “It is just one of the many art offerings found throughout the Airport.”

The exhibit also reflects the special connection that people of all ages have with the creatures who share this planet. Our ancestors used animals in art to symbolize religious, social and political beliefs, and artists have found ongoing creative inspiration in the natural world.

“Observers will enjoy the wide array of animals, artistic styles, sizes and materials in the exhibit, which is a visual menagerie,” said Katherine Dirga, Airport Art Program manager.

“All Creatures Great and Small” will be displayed in the Airport’s Gallery T North through summer 2012.

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