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After Fire Ruin, Art Exhibition Rises from Ashes and On Display at Phoenix Sky HarborAfter Fire Ruin, Art Exhibition Rises from Ashes and On Display at Phoenix Sky Harbor<div class="ExternalClass2E7BD873E9854988BC72295F1E0A2296"><p>​​<span style="color:#000000;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.6px;">Phoenix, AZ – When a fire gutted the Yuma Fine Arts Center in 1993, it put its annual art exhibition titled </span><em style="color:#000000;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.6px;">Southwestern Invitational </em><span style="color:#000000;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.6px;">on hold for more than two decades. But like the mythical Phoenix bird, the exhibition has risen from the ashes and is on display at America’s Friendliest Airport® as part of a year-long traveling show.</span>​​</p><p style="font-size:14px;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;color:#000000;line-height:1.4 !important;">The artwork, which features contemporary pieces in a wide-variety of media created by artists living in 16 Arizona cities, will be on display through August 28 in Phoenix Sky Harbor’s busiest terminal. The exhibition is viewable in eight display cases on the east and west ends of Level 3 in Terminal 4. The Phoenix Airport Museum is the last stop for the exhibition, and it represents the work of artists who responded to the Yuma Fine Art Center’s call for entries in 2014.</p><p style="font-size:14px;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;color:#000000;line-height:1.4 !important;">Artworks range from traditional realistic paintings to found object sculptures to fiber artworks to digital animation. Highlights include an eight-foot-long painting by Kingman artist Paul VerBurg titled <em>Los Tres, </em>which is a realistic depiction of three rodeo cowboys sitting on the ground engaged in conversation. <em>Birds of a Feather</em> by Bernie Molasky of Clarkdale is a found object sculpture representing a bird form that incorporates a Honda motorcycle gas tank.​​</p><p style="font-size:14px;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;color:#000000;line-height:1.4 !important;"><span style="color:#000000;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.6px;">The exhibition features works from artists throughout the state, including Ajo, Cave Creek, Chandler, Cornville, Flagstaff, Goodyear, Kingman, Oracle, Prescott, Phoenix, Sedona, Tempe, Tucson and Yuma.</span>​​<br></p><p style="font-size:14px;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;color:#000000;line-height:1.4 !important;"><span style="color:#000000;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.6px;">The Phoenix Airport Museum is one of the largest airport art museums in the U.S. The museum includes an art collection of nearly 900 artworks, 35 exhibition spaces in six buildings and the Phoenix Aviation Archive. For more information, visit </span><a href="https://skyharbor.com/Museum/Exhibitions/Terminal4" style="font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.6px;">Terminal 4 Museum Exhibitions</a><span style="color:#000000;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.6px;">.</span><br></p><p><br></p></div>4/18/2016 4:00:00 PMCity of Phoenix Aviation Department Public Relations602-673-5355