- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) - An official says the works of art commissioned for the new international concourse at Houston’s Hobby Airport were chosen partly for their ability to help make travelers feel happier.

Houston airport system curator Tommy Gregory tells the Houston Chronicle (https://bit.ly/1VFcBCP ), “Artwork is the lightest part of the airport. It’s meant to ease your transition.”

The new concourse opens Oct. 15.

The new works include Henrique Oliveira’s painting titled “Travessia.” The acrylic on canvas greets the public with a blast of wavy-lined colors. Next to a ticket counter is Libbie Masterson’s blue mirror-mosaic piece titled “Ethereal Sky.”

After travelers disembark and traverse a hallway into the federal inspection area, they’ll walk past a “field” of colorful flowers and grasses printed on aluminum panels - Krista Birnbaum’s “Roadside Attraction.”


Information from: Houston Chronicle, https://www.houstonchronicle.com

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