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Art in Tallahassee: New Artwork at the Airport

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When you think of a place to see art in Tallahassee, you probably think of an art gallery. But there is a new way to see some local art - you can head to the airport.

When the Tallahassee Municipal Airport opened in 1961, a mural of the Capitol Center graced its walls. Recently, a change to the artwork has freshened up the mural and brought it to the public. Tallahassee artist Mickey Adair used his skills as an artist to add some flair to the airport. He made a photo composite of the mural and it is now in the Tallahassee International Airport.

You can view the artwork at the Observation Room, which is on the second floor of the airport. It will only be on display until August 19th. According to Adair, the image “belongs at the airport.” He used to go to the municipal airport to rent planes for aerial photos. While there, he always enjoyed the mural.

The original mural was created by an interesting artist named Artemis Jegart. She worked as a commercial artist in Atlanta, but then moved to Tallahassee and spent a majority of her career there. In 1956, Art in America named her as one of the new talents in the art world. Much of her work was done with polymer and oils. Often, she got her inspiration from the world around her.

Enjoying Art in Tallahassee

If you’re flying out of Tallahassee, be sure to look for this unique piece of art. You might also want to visit the airport just to see the art.

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