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5/24/2013 - New Art Exhibit Brings "Pop" of Color to Orlando International Airport


Poppy Exhibit

ORLANDO, FL. – Under a blanket of blue sky, nestled amid a sea of green, splashes of bright red and orange poppies punctuate the landscape. No, it’s not the Land of Oz, but the atrium in the Main
Terminal at Orlando International Airport.

Once again demonstrating a commitment to the arts, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority welcomes its newest exhibit. “The Remembrance Poppies” by artist Craig Mitchell Smith was recently
installed in select locations around the airport’s iconic fountain. The 50 glass poppies on copper stems were created by Smith using his own unique process of firing individual pieces of brightly-colored glass in a kiln until they melt and fuse together. They are then placed on stainless steel forms and re-heated at a lower temperature to mold into three-dimensional shapes.

Poppy Exhibit

The exhibit is sure to provide visual excitement for passengers and guests visiting Orlando International Airport this busy Memorial Day weekend. The poppies will be on display until November to also honor American servicemen and women on the Fourth of July and Veterans Day.


For more information or high-resolution images, contact Carolyn Fennell or Rod Johnson in the Office of Public Affairs at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055 or 407-524-2899.

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