Fuel the Spark for Art - Rotating Student Art Exhibits at the Airport
Juneau’s budding young artists have a venue for displaying their artwork at the Airport! An agreement between the Airport and the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council dedicates a set of three glass display boxes at the Airport for a long-term program focused on revolving student art exhibits.
The program known as “Fuel the Spark for Art,” is the culmination of months of hard work spearheaded by Thunder Mountain High School student, Nicole Nelson, who undertook the community service project in 2013 as part of her quest of Girl Scouts’ highest achievement, the Gold Award. Through energetic fundraising and creative vision, Nicole launched the “Fuel the Spark for Art” program to heighten public awareness and appreciation of the school art programs and provide young artists throughout the community an opportunity to experience the thrill of seeing their artwork on display, elegantly showcased in a busy public venue.
The student art display boxes are located on the second floor of the terminal’s east wing, at the top of the escalator. New exhibits are installed approximately every three to four months. Be sure to stop by the Airport to see the latest works by Juneau’s young artists. The creativity of the students’ artwork is evidence that the future of Juneau’s vibrant art community is a bright one!
Heather Ridgeway, Nancy Lehnhart and Nicole Nelson install the first Fuel the Spark for Art exhbit in August 2013.
Student Isabelle Watts' artwork was part of the summer 2014 exhibit, featuring artwork by the Juneau Douglas High School Art Studio.
Nicole Nelson receives a commendation for her "Fuel the Spark for Art" program from Alaska Representative, Cathy Munoz.
Rosie Jones' artwork was part of the first exhibit in the summer of 2013.