Art In Public Places

Artport
Gallery

Amid the comings and goings of Tallahassee International Airport, there is an oasis of art known as the Artport Gallery. Serving as a cultural gateway to Florida’s capital city, this space highlights the work of local artists and captures the imagination of travelers and citizens alike.

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For more than twenty years, COCA has been proud to manage and curate the gallery as part of the City of Tallahassee's Art in Public Places program. The Artport Gallery exhibits the work of established local and regional artists in all media, primarily through solo or two-person shows which are on display for six to eight weeks.

Location

Tallahassee International Airport
3300 Capital Circle SW
Hours: Daily 8 am-11:30 pm
Free and open to the public
All artwork is for sale unless otherwise marked

On Now...

Still Life: Paintings by Liu Nan
on display at the Artport Gallery from August 23 – November 6, 2017

Born, raised, and artistically trained in China, Liu Nan has called Tallahassee home for the last fifteen years. In that time, he has completed both a Master of Fine Art degree in painting and a Ph.D. in art education at Florida State University. In an effort to pass along his knowledge to the next generation of artists, he is currently an associate professor, teaching drawing and painting in the visual arts department at Florida A&M University.

Nan has explored various art forms in recent years, including drawing, watercolor, tempera, and oil painting and his subjects range from figures to landscapes. His artworks have been exhibited across the United States among public institutions, museums, and galleries. Many of his paintings and drawings are in private collections and his work has been lauded regionally and nationally.

In this solo exhibition, Nan offers his most recent still life paintings, following a tradition that dates back to ancient times. Representations of everyday items continue to beguile us as they offer a new way of looking at the ordinary. From musical instruments and teapots to flowers and books, Nan invites viewers to be still for a moment and consider the perfect geometry of a shell or the sheen of a copper mug. By quieting the mind and reflecting on the beauty that surrounds us, we may find magic in the mundane.

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This exhibition is free and open to the public. The Artport Gallery itself is located in the Tallahassee International Airport, 3300 Capital Circle SW, and is open daily from 8:00 am until 11:30 pm. This exhibition is one of many curated by the Council on Culture & Arts for the Art in Public Places program on behalf of the City of Tallahassee. For more information about this program, click here. For more information about this exhibition, upcoming exhibitions, contact Amanda Karioth Thompson at COCA, (850) 224-2500 or amanda@tallahasseearts.org.

Up Next...

Photofest
on display from November 8 - January 8, 2018

Photofest is a juried fine art photography exhibition at the Artport Gallery, in conjunction with the City of Tallahassee's Winter Festival celebration. The work of approximately 25-30 local and regional photographers will be included in this show.

The submission deadline for this opportunity is September 22, 2017 at 11:59pm. Details for participating in this exhibition opportunity can be found here.

This exhibition is one of many curated by the Council on Culture & Arts for the Art in Public Places program on behalf of the City of Tallahassee. For more information about this program, click here. For more information about this exhibition, upcoming exhibitions, or the Art in Public Places program, contact Amanda Karioth Thompson at COCA, (850) 224-2500 or amanda@tallahasseearts.org.