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News Release - May 17, 2017

Summer Art Program on display at Comox Valley Airport

The Comox Valley Airport will partner with the Art Alchemy Studio for the Summer Art Exhibit at the Comox Valley Airport. The six-month long exhibit, dubbed 'Alchemy at the Airport', will feature 24 unique pieces from Comox Valley artists Helen Utsal, Nicolette Valikoski, Sharon Lalonde, Sophie Skapski, Larissa McLean, Maggie Ziegler, Diane Knight and Mary Gorman.

Alchemy at the Airport will be on display throughout the pre-security areas of the airport terminal from May 17 to November 1. It is one of two exhibits for YQQ's annual public art program, showcasing Vancouver Island artists who create art depicting the people, places, events and environment of northern Vancouver Island.

"Our public art program provides a truly unique experience, creating a sense of place for travelers, particularly for first time visitors," explained Comox Valley Airport CEO Fred Bigelow. "This is especially true for the summer months when we experience peak tourism traffic."

This marks the second year YQQ has partnered with Art Alchemy for the exhibit. To view the 2017 Summer Art Program at YQQ visit: www.comoxairport.com/arts.

Contact Information:

Maxine Montgomery
Comox Valley Airport
250-890-0829 ext 253
About Art Alchemy:

ART ALCHEMY is a working studio and gallery in downtown Courtenay, where artists share space and the experience of art making. Visitors are welcome to witness the process of art making, be inspired by a wide diversity of artistic expressions and to buy local, high quality art work made by the talented and hard working artists of ART ALCHEMY. The studio is located at 362 10th St, Courtenay. For more information visit their website at www.artalchemy.ca.