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News Release - May 18, 2016

Alchemy at the Airport showcases the rich talent and artistic traditions of the Comox Valley arts scene

Alchemy at the Airport showcases the rich talent and artistic traditions of the Comox Valley arts scene The Comox Valley Airport will partner with Art Alchemy Studio in Courtenay on a summer art exhibit at the Comox Valley Airport. The six month long display, dubbed Alchemy at the Airport, will feature 23 unique pieces from Comox Valley artists Marianne Enhorning, Bill Kerr, Larissa McLean, Lucy Schappy, Sofie Skapski, Helen Utsal, Nicolette Valikoski and Maggie Ziegler.

Alchemy at the Airport will be on display in the departures and arrivals section of the airport terminal from May 17 to November 1, helping to create a sense of place for Comox Valley Airport passengers. It is one of two exhibits for YQQ's public art program, which showcases 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 for those arriving to the airport, particularly for first time visitors to the Comox Valley or Vancouver Island," explained Comox Valley Airport CEO Fred Bigelow. "This is especially true in the summer months when tourism is most prevalent on the Island."

Interested in having your artwork displayed at the Comox Valley Airport?

Each year, YQQ partners with the Comox Valley Community Arts Council on a themed exhibit that is part of the airport's Public Art and Culture Program. A call for submissions is issued each summer and a jury chooses work to be displayed at the airport between November and May. Keep an eye on the Comox Valley Airport and Comox Valley Community Arts Council websites for upcoming announcements.

To view the 2016 Summer Art Program at YQQ visit www.comoxairport.com/summerarts

Media Contact:

Christianne Wile
Comox Valley Airport
250-890-0829 ext. 253
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