By Dominic Welling
Four art glass screens are to be installed later this month in concourses A and C of Lambert–St. Louis International, with five more due by the end of the summer.
Commissioned by the airport’s new Public Art and Culture Program, nine local artists have created designs for three side-by-side glass panels measuring 5.5ft high by 3ft wide, making an overall glass ‘canvas’ of nearly 50sqft
They are being installed as part of a $50 million renovation to the airport’s Terminal 1 and connecting concourses, and will feature designs such as majestic eagles, souring clouds, historic quilt patterns and river paths.
Jill McGuire, executive director of the Regional Art Commission and member of the airport’s Art Advisory Committee, said: “The nine selected regional artists represent a wide variety of contemporary artistic styles.
“The result will be an exciting and diverse collection of nine works created specifically for Lambert.
“It is wonderful to see Lambert’s commitment to enriching its public spaces with art.”