Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is hosting the 2nd annual Art of Travel event October 25 to honor several St. Louis-area artists whose recent installations have helped revive the Airport’s art scene. Individual tickets and sponsorships for the Art of Travel are still available (www.flystl.com/artoftravel) for the event which is co-chaired by Freida L. Wheaton and Pat Whitaker.  The event will be held from 6-8 p.m. in Terminal 1.

Lambert’s premier social event, open to the public, helps support a new rotating art gallery in Terminal 1 and future permanent works of art. Guests for the Art of Travel will be escorted to the B Concourse for a trip back in time to the groovy ‘70s with a themed party that includes far out hors d’oeuvres and signature Art of Travel cocktails.  The event will also feature the first Art of Travel silent auction featuring works by local artists. Guests will receive complimentary parking at the Airport with their tickets.

The Art of Travel Host Committee Includes: Nicole Benoist, Faith Berger, Dwyer Brown, Renee Brummell Franklin, Lois Conley, Adrienne D. Davis, Chester A. Deanes, Jr., George & Dianne Garrison, Vanity Gee, Nancy & Ken Kranzberg, Margaret McDonald, Boo McLoughlin, Meridith McKinley, Jen Meyer, Dana P. Moore, Dorothy North, Tricia Paik, Laura Reeves, John Russell, William & Julie Shearburn, Solomon & Patricia Smith Thurman, Mary Ann & Andy Srenco, Doretha Washington, Susan & Rob Werremeyer and Donna Wilkinson.

Through the Airport’s new Art and Culture Program, Lambert has installed 11 new works of art since the spring of 2011.  During the event, Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge and member of the Airport Art Advisory Committee will honor the work of several local artists of national and international acclaim who have contributed to Airport’s art renaissance.  Artists Lauren Adams, Sarah Giannobile, Joan Hall, Jana Harper, Tom Huck, William LaChance, Eva Lundsager, Edna Patterson-Petty, and Mel Watkin created original works for display as new art glass screens in Concourses A and C.  A new multi-colored terrazzo floor medallion inlay, New Village, by St. Louis artist Alicia LaChance, is gaining international recognition. It’s located just past the C Concourse Checkpoint. In the summer of 2011, Lambert also unveiled the work of famed Mexican artist Leonardo Nierman who created the inspiring sculpture, “Sensation of Flight,” which is outside Lambert’s Terminal 2.