April 23, 2010
For Immediate Release

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Nan Thurn Key West Airport AIPPMonroe County's Art in Public Places Committee is pleased to announce the installation of another phase of the public art installation at the Key West International Airport. Key Largo artist Nan Thurn Kitchens (in photo) completed phase one of her hand sculpted glazed ceramic project "Island Tide Portal I & II" for the first floor elevators located in the main parking lot. The island-inspired artwork depicting rolling waves and leaf forms was selected by the committee on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners for the County's prestigious and progressive 1% for Public Art program.

Ms. Kitchens is one of eight artists selected from a competitive field of fifty proposals submitted for permanent exhibition in the new airport. The composition was chosen for it's bright, tropical feel and bold, dynamic color palette which welcomes visitors and defines the space. Ms Kitchens' was honored by this commission and created this signature piece to reflect a harmonious rhythm and a joyful happy feeling for travelers and airport employees.

Nan Thurn Key West Airport AIPP For more information please contact Florida Keys Council of the Arts 305.295.4369;