This is the third in a series of three posts discussing Philadelphia International Airport’s many small art galleries. In this post I’ll cover two that are only accessible to ticketed visitors.
This exhibition is;
“Sarah Zwerling : Hamilton Street, Philadelphia”
And is found at Terminal A-East.
The following is an excerpt from the PHL page describing this striking exhibition.
“Philadelphia artist Sarah Zwerling was invited to create a site-specific artwork installed directly on two interior glass enclosures located in Terminal A-East. Zwerling, whose work often features nature and architectural structures, has combined these influences as she has re-imagined her neighborhood street — an area in West Philadelphia characterized by its abundance of twin homes. Using digital photography, Zwerling focused on the rooflines of the Hamilton Street homes in combination with various trees found throughout nearby Fairmount Park. The imagery lines both sides of the concourse similar to the experience of walking along a narrow residential street like Hamilton. Zwerling has emphasized and altered aspects of the homes and the trees, even adding stylized blossoms and birds to animate the landscape and enhance the overall beauty and sense of wonderment.”
Take the time to visit this page on the PHL site and read the entire article, Sarah’s work is flat-out beautiful, http://www.phl.org/arts/current/Pages/sarahzwerling.aspx.
Another exhibition only open to ticketed visitors is;
“Movies Made in Philadelphia: Selected Posters from the Greater Philadelphia Film Office”
And is found at Terminals A-East and B.
The following is an excerpt from the PHL page describing this marrvelous exhibition.
“In 1975, Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa, made Philadelphia famous by running up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and raising his arms in triumph in Rocky. Philadelphia soared again, with Rocky II in 1978. Shortly thereafter, Brian De Palma made two films in Philadelphia, Dressed to Kill (1979) with Michael Caine and Angie Dickinson, and Blow Out (1980) starring John Travolta. The film industry continued to return to Philadelphia shooting many popular movies including Taps (1981), Rocky III (1981), Trading Places (1982), and Witness, (1984) winner of two Academy Awards
Since its inception, the Film Office has attracted many feature films to the area. Most notably, Mannequin (1986), Rocky V (1990), the Academy Award winning movies The Age of Innocence (1992) and Philadelphia (1993), Twelve Monkeys (1995), Beloved (1997), as well as movies directed by Philadelphian M. Night Shyamalan including The Sixth Sense (1998), Unbreakable (2000), Signs (2002), and The Village (2003).”
Take the time to visit this page on the PHL site and read the entire article, the Philadelphia Film office has done some great things for the city and deserves max recognition, http://www.phl.org/arts/current/Pages/moviesmadeinphil.aspx.
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