Art in Flight
The Lee County Port Authority takes great pride in showcasing Southwest Florida artists and their work for the traveling public. Art in Flight is a partnership between the Lee County Alliance for the Arts and Lee County Port Authority, which brings art to the public spaces at Southwest Florida International Airport.
Location: Upper level, West Atrium, near Door 5
Three works of art by Igor Korotash, a Ukrainian-born artist, who paints landscapes in the impressionist style, are on display in the West Atrium. Welcoming You Home, a picture of the lighthouse on Sanibel Island, and White Cottage are located near the Delta Air Lines ticket counter. The larger three-piece painting near the US Airways ticket counter is entitled Iris Pond. The bold, rich colors of these oil on canvas paintings are reflective of Southwest Florida and are on loan from the Gallery on Fifth in Naples, Florida.
Oh, The Places We Will Go!
Various Student Artist
Location: Concourse B and D
Lee County School District art students took their imaginations on an adventure to discover the places they would like to go. Students were invited to work with 32-inch by 40-inch canvases and create original artwork for the Oh, The Places We Will Go! exhibit. Thirty pieces were submitted by 26 local elementary, middle and high schools. This unique collection is colorful and vibrant, reflecting travel throughout our world and beyond!
Location: Upper level, East Atrium, near Door 2
A magnificent work of contemporary sculpture titled, Dawn's Forest, created by American artist, Louise Nevelson (1899-1988). Dawn's Forest is Nevelson's largest, most complex environmental sculpture and her last major work. Created in the artist's signature assemblage style, the monumental sculpture is made of various white-painted abstract wood elements. The tree-like standing columns, as tall as 25 feet, and vertical hanging pieces all underscore the forest-like atmosphere of the pieces. The art is on loan to the Lee County Port Authority by the Naples Museum of Art.
Alan S. Maltz
Location: Throughout terminal
Alan Maltz has been designated the "Official Fine Art Photographer for the State of Florida" by VISIT FLORIDA and "The Official Wildlife Photographer of Florida" by the Wildlife Foundation of Florida. His images capture the history and charm of old Fort Myers and the hidden treasures of the barrier islands, as well as regional destinations including Bonita Springs, Boca Grande and Cayo Costa. Sixty limited-edition large format (72 inch by 52 inch) prints are on rotating display throughout Southwest Florida International Airport.