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Travelers enjoy photography “tour” of the Buckeye State 

New artwork by Ohio photographer Amanda Kiplinger now on display at John Glenn International

 

COLUMBUS – Artwork by Ohio photographer Amanda Kiplinger is now on display in John Glenn Columbus International Airport’s Gateway to the Arts.

 “Many people consider Ohio a ‘flyover’ state – planes fly over the state to reach seemingly more desirable parts of the country. What people don’t realize – including some people in our own state – is how incredibly beautiful Ohio is,” said Kiplinger.

Born outside a small Ohio town to dairy farmers, Kiplinger learned a lot about conservation. She grew up loving the land and roaming her parents’ farm. She received her first camera at the age of 12, discovered Ansel Adams a year later and decided to be a landscape photographer.

“Photography has affected me in every aspect of my life,” Kiplinger says. “I look outside my window to decide when the light is perfect to photograph a landscape. When I travel, I try to visualize a landscape photograph. I’m always working on my compositions. I love the click the camera makes when the image is captured.”

Kiplinger’s work has been exhibited at the Wooster Arts and Jazz Festival, National Center for Nature Photography in Toledo, Ohio State Fair Fine Art Show, in the Ohio Governor’s office and at Ashland University, just to name a few.

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority collaborates with the Ohio Art League to provide the Gateway to the Arts exhibits. The space, next to Max & Erma’s on the ticketing level, features a different local artist each quarter, enhancing the environment for travelers, customers and employees.

“The Gateway to the Arts creates an exciting and unique atmosphere by featuring Ohio artists,” said Elaine Roberts, President & CEO for the Columbus Regional Airport Authority. “The airport is a great place to showcase local talent to millions of travelers each year.”

Ohio Art League is a nonprofit, member-based organization for artists. Founded in 1909, OAL is the longest continually operating nonprofit art league in the state. The organization works strategically to help Ohio cultivate and retain top visual art talent while positioning the state as a hub for the arts.

In addition to the Gateway to the Arts, travelers also enjoy other visual features such as a walking historical timeline in the Legacy of Leadership lounges, a Notable Ohio Aviators exhibit, Roy Lichtenstein’s Brushstrokes in Flight sculpture and a Veterans monument. Local musicians can be found entertaining travelers as part of the airport’s Melodies in Motion program.

For additional information about John Glenn International and its art program, contact Angie Tabor, Sr. Manager of Enterprise Communications, at 614-239-4081.

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