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ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), February 2, 2014 - New public art murals created by artist Amy Cheng welcome Metro transit passengers as they arrive and depart from the Terminal 1 MetroLink Station at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
The murals which are made from waterjet-cut ceramic tiles were dedicated on January 31, 2014 as part of a commitment to upgrade MetroLink Stations on the original section of the light rail alignment.
"Nucleic Life Formation" suggests a striated nightscape crossed by a constellation that loosely mimics a DNA double helix," said Cheng. "It suggests a universal connection between us and the cosmos. It is my hope that viewers find the murals visually delightful. They were designed with a sense of play and a feeling of lightness."
Two St. Louis installers, Kevin Carraway and Chris Rushing, set the tiles for the artist. Cheng titled the artworks "Nucleic Life Formation."
"We are ecstatic to have such an inspiring piece of art grace our Terminal," said Lambert Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge. "The murals offer a new attraction, along with other recent installations; demonstrate that we have a great showcase of national and local art and culture within the Airport."
"These murals are the fifth of 10 Metro Arts in Transit projects scheduled to be created and installed at Metro transit locations over the next two years," said Metro Arts in Transit Director David Allen. "I would like to extend a special thanks to everyone for their dedication in making this project a success."
The project was made possible by $50,000 in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) awarded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com) - The history of the Tuskegee Airmen, who soared soared into combat to help the U.S. win air battles during World War II, is showcased in a mural, "Black Americans in Flight", that has been on display at Lambert International Airport since 1990.
"Black Americans in Flight" was painted by St. Louis artists Spencer Taylor and Solomon Thurman to highlight the contributions of African American achievements in aviation from 1917 to the space age.
The Tuskegee Airmen prominently featured in the mural, which features 75 portraits, include Eugene Jacque Bullard, Benjamin O. Davis, Jr, Clarence "Lucky" Lester and Wendell Pruitt, a St. Louis pilot who received a Distinguished Flying Cross after downing three planes and sinking a destroyer. Those who supported black aviators are also featured, including Eleanor Roosevelt and President Harry S. Truman. Some of those same Tuskegee Airmen are also featured in the film "Red Tails".
"Black Americans in Flight" has been recently cleaned and restored in its original location in the Terminal 1 Bag Claim. Lambert has also unveiled extensive renovations around the 51-ft mural that enhances its visibility with a new waiting area that is located directly across from a major concourse exit for arriving passengers.
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com) - Lambert has grown from a balloon launch location called Kinloch Field to a major transportation center. The originally hayfields were purchased by Major Albert Lambert and renamed it Lambert Field in 1920. The airport has played an important role in air transportation. Col. Charles Lindbergh departed from Lambert Flying Field in 1927 St. Louis for New York to begin his historic non-stop solo flight to Paris, France.
The addition of all new signs now makes it possible for Lambert to adopt numerical terminal designations which are commonly used because they are sign friendly, easier to understand and easier to remember.
The "Main Terminal" will become Terminal 1. The "East Terminal" will become Terminal 2. Other features of the new signage program includes simple consistent messaging, color-coded symbols, distinct interstate signage, airline terminal locations, improved car rental signage and improved parking lot information.
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