The historic copper roof of Terminal 1 at Lambert-St. Louis International
Airport has been an architectural inspiration for nearly 60 years. Now it’s
become an inspiration for art. In the process of replacing the original copper
roof this year, the Airport has saved a few green patina copper tiles to share
with St. Louis area print studios. Artists are using the copper to create
exclusive prints for the 4th Annual Art of Travel fundraiser, benefitting the Lambert Art and Culture
The Art of Travel, presented by
Spire Natural Gas Fueling Solutions, will celebrate the growing arts scene at
the Airport in Terminal 1’s B Concourse from 6-8 p.m. on
Oct. 2. Tickets are $75 and available
The event raises funds to support the Airport’s
acquisitions of permanent artwork and temporary exhibits.
Lambert Art and Culture Program commissioned three presses, The Firecracker Press, Amanda Verbeck with Pele Prints,
and Gina Alvarez with Yellow Bear to each transform one of the weathered, historic tiles into
printmaking plates. Each press has developed its own imagery using the
nostalgia and mystery of travel as its only prompt. The Firecracker Press, Pele
Prints, and Yellow Bear have employed a variety of processes to alter the
tiles, allowing the 60 years of weathering marks to be forever impressed into
these pieces of fine art. From
paper airplanes to woodcuts using wood salvaged from the 2011 Good Friday
storms, the three presses are letting the copper inspire them to experiment and
create innovative and exciting works of art. The evolution of
each print is being documented in a blog, http://flystlprints.wordpress.com. The prints will only be available at the Art of Travel event.
In addition to exclusive copper-inspired art, the event will feature a
silent auction of additional prints by the three print studios and several art
experience packages provided by the Foundry Art Centre, Painting with a Twist,
The Preston Art Glass Studio, Craft Alliance and others.
The theme of this year’s Art of Travel celebration is the film-noir and fedora style
1940s. Gourmet chefs from across the
country will prepare signature cuisine throughout the night along with ‘40s
inspired cocktails. Swing dancing demonstrations will entertain guests who are
encouraged to dress up for the occasion.
The chefs appear courtesy of global restaurateur HMSHost, a world leader
in travel dining. HMSHost operates a large number of dining venues at Lambert,
and is part of Autogrill S.p.A. – the world’s
largest provider of food and beverage services for travelers.
More than two dozen other businesses and
corporations are sponsoring the Art of
Travel, which is helping to transform the Airport with local and
international works, bringing a new sense of place for visitors and local
residents alike. The Lambert Art and Culture Program launched more
than four years ago during The Airport Experience, the Terminal 1 renovation
campaign that concluded this year. Since
2011, 13 major works of art have been installed in terminals and concourses
including nine art glass screens by local St. Louis area artists. The latest
installation was in July with the relocation of the Gateway Foundation’s China China (Zhu Wei, 2003) in the
Terminal 1 Ticketing Lobby. The program also supports temporary exhibitions in
The Lambert Gallery in Terminal 1. Past
exhibitors have included Craft Alliance, Chess Hall of Fame, the Griot Museum,
and the Foundry Art Centre. The International
Photography Hall of Fame is currently exhibiting “A Heritage of Cameras”
The seven-member Airport Art Advisory Committee, appointed by St. Louis City
Mayor Slay, works with the Airport to recommend and help select art installations
and exhibitions. The committee is represented by David Allen, Susan Barrett,
Laura Helling, Marilu Knode, Jill McGuire, Kiku Obata and Frieda L. Wheaton.
Those advisory members are also part of the Art of Travel Host Committee,
chaired by Ken Page. Other committee members are Dwyer Brown, Sara Burke,
Curtis Cassel, Cynthia L. Cosby, Sean Devereaux, Ollie Dowell, George and
Dianne Garrison, Carrie Houke and David Carl Wilson, Richard Hrabko, Samuel
Jenkins, John Kemppainen, Nancy and Ken Kranzberg, Benjamin Lipman, Meridith
McKinley, Kathleen Ratcliffe, William and Julie Shearburn, Jack Stelzer, Andrew
Trivers, Daniel White, and Donna Wilkinson.
For more information on the Lambert Art and Culture Program, visit www.flystl.com/art
Lambert Airport's 4th Annual Art of Travel gives you a ticket to the 1940s. For one evening, guests are encouraged to don their best fedoras and film-noir style to celebrate the post-prohibition decade of high style. Grab your friends for some free pics, too.
The Lambert Art and Culture Program presents the 4th Annual Art of Travel on Oct. 2, 2014. The celebration of arts is centered around art, food, drink and culture- 1940s swing dancing.
The 2014 Art of Travel, benefiting the Lambert Art and Culture Program, makes a toast to the 1940s at its annual event on Oct. 2, 2014. Signature cocktails have been selected for the night to evoke a sense of the post-prohibition times.
The 2014 Art of Travel benefiting the Lambert Art and Culture Program is working with three amazing art partners who will exhibit and have for sale exclusive prints that will use reclaimed copper (from Lambert's historic Terminal 1 roof) in the printmaking process or as an element in the final prints themselves.
The Art of Travel event benefiting the Lambert Art and Culture Program will feature gourmet chefs from across the country preparing signature cuisine on Oct. 2, 2014.
The International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum operates as a nexus for photographic activity in Grand Center and the St. Louis region. IPHF hosts photographic exhibits and competitions, displays its museum of cameras and provides workshops in all aspects of historical and contemporary photographic techniques. IPHF also presents guest speakers and panel discussions, hosts meetings of local photographic organizations, and offers its traveling exhibitions in venues across the country. Wider distribution channels include a quarterly newsletter, website, and podcasts. www.iphf.org
A new exhibit at Lambert- St. Louis International Airport may bring back memories for some travelers and serve as a history lesson for others. The new exhibit, sponsored by The Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum, gives passengers a glimpse of historical artifacts from Ozark Airlines, Trans World Airlines and flight instruments from the days of Lambert Field. This abbreviated history lesson lasts as long as it takes visitors to walk by the display cases. But many visitors can’t resist stopping to read the information about the well preserved treasures.
The exhibit showcases important memorabilia including the uniforms and travel bags of former stewardesses and pilots from Trans World Airlines and Ozark Airlines. Travelers will also see samples of old airline tickets from most of Lambert Airport’s current carriers. The display cases are filled with unique items reminiscent of the early days of aviation including a TWA customer blanket, a key chain and matches from the elite TWA Ambassadors Club. The exhibit is not without military presence with an actual ejection seat from a fighter jet. A poster of Teddy Roosevelt in an open biplane in 1910 at Kinloch Field is further proof of St. Louis’ place in aviation history. The airport’s name changed several times from Kinloch Field to Lambert Field to its current name, Lambert- St. Louis International Airport.
Passengers wishing to learn more can visit the Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum for additional aviation history. The museum is located at the downtown St. Louis Airport in Cahokia, Illinois.
The Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum is operated by volunteers and is only open on the weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Louis International Airport is starting to see a rebound of passenger activity
levels with the peak summer travel season which attributed to a more positive
enplanement trend for the second quarter of 2014.
most recent statistics for June 2014, the number of commercial enplaned
passengers was down .05 percent with 589,071 passengers boarding flights versus
592,192 in June of 2013. It was the
busiest month of the year so far for Lambert. The total number of departing and
arriving passengers for June was 1,175, 898 versus 1,184,461 in June 2013, down
0.7 percent. For the first six months of
2014, Lambert is down 3.7 percent in total passengers.
first quarter, total traffic of 2.7 million passengers was down 4.4 percent,
year over year, primarily attributed to winter weather cancellations. The
second quarter, total traffic of 3.3 million passengers was down 3.1 percent,
year over year.
several carriers added new flights including new service from St. Louis to
Portland, OR and Trenton, NJ as well as more flights to San Francisco and
the second quarter, Southwest Airlines continues to hold the biggest market
share with 50 percent of passengers served at Lambert. American holds a 15
percent market share while Delta serves nearly 14 percent of Lambert
Lambert- St. Louis International
Airport has transformed a vacant airline ticket counter area into a high
profile lounge that includes new art, a live green wall, a water feature and a
new view out of the terminal’s historic arched windows.
The Terminal 1 Ticketing Lounge
is one of the final projects in Lambert’s extensive renovation campaign, the
Airport Experience Program. The lounge space, with red leather seating, offers
a respite for travelers who are going through the check-in process.
One of the new focal points for
the lounge is the addition of “China
China,” a 6-ft tall bronze sculpture featuring two ancient Chinese figures.
The sculpture, installed earlier this month, is on loan from The Gateway
Foundation of St. Louis.
Two temporary art cases in the
lounge exhibit rotating exhibits. The first works on display are from local
Stang and Michael
Bauermeister. Stang, founder of Augusta Glass Studio, is exhibiting several
Murrini bottles and a plate that use European glass blowing techniques. Bauermeister,
who is nationally known for his wood works, is displaying a sample of his
signature pieces including bowls and vessels.
The lounge has two book-end walls
that also offer inspiration to travelers and visitors. A live green wall,
featuring several species of plants anchors one side; the other features a
cascading water wall that amplifies a LED light show. To the south, the removal
of ticket counters opens up the 30-ft. high vaulted windows with a view of the
entrance roadway to the terminal and a new courtyard that features teak benches
and a series of planters with native Missouri birch trees. The Airport is considering adding additional
art sculptures in the courtyard to complete the exterior space.
million Airport Experience began in 2008 and resulted in the Airport’s largest
interior makeover in its history, with renovations to Terminal 1 and Concourses
A & C. The architect for the renovations is exp., which has offices in St. Louis. The
project manager is Kwame Building
Group. Projects included new or improved restrooms, an expanded Checkpoint
C, terrazzo flooring in Terminal 1, new lighting, new signage and new art
installations. The final Airport Experience project is the installation of a
new copper roof on Terminal, 1 which is scheduled to be completed at the end of
Avoid parking fees the next time you pick up a passenger. Lambert provides free waiting zones for motorists near each terminal.