Event: Oil Drum Art and Bradley International Airport Environmental Energy, and Travel Exhibition | CT Environmental Headlines

Apr 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Renewables

Oil Drum Art and Bradley International Airport Environmental Energy, and Travel Exhibition | CT Environmental Headlines: WINDSOR LOCKS – The Oil Drum Art and Bradley International Airport Environmental Energy, and Travel Exhibition opened on April 2, 2009.


“Peace Plane,” Joe DeMarco
Joesph DeMarco’s “Peace Plane” artwork depicting a multi-colored jet airplane made from used oil drums was purchased by Bradley Airport as part of its permanent art collection.

On display are 25 drum artworks by artists who have created the provocative and educational drum artworks that address issues confronting America and its use of petroleum and the effects on the planet.


Wassmer’s “Seal”

The 55-gallon steel drum was used as a metaphor for oil and transformed into meaningful and informative artworks by the Connecticut and New York artists. Some of the artworks address the environmental effects of oil on the planet while other pieces focus on alternative energy and the travel needs for petroleum.


“Spill,” by Tao LaBossiere of Hartford

The artworks are on exhibit until July 31, 2009 in two locations at Bradley Airport. Seventeen pieces are in the main art gallery in Terminal A past security for travelers to visit while waiting for their departing flights. The other eight artworks are on the arrival and departure level adjacent to the luggage pick up for the general public to enjoy. Also on display in three large glass cases are six drum artworks created by students from Windsor Middle School, Windsor Sage Park Middle School, Suffield Middle School, Granby Memorial High School, and East Hartford St. Christopher School.

The objective of the exhibition coincides with the governor’s “One Thing” initiative launched last year to encourage everyone to do at least one thing to help improve our ecology and reduce energy consumption.

For further information about the exhibit contact Jack Lardis at (203) 729-0800 or Stacey Doan at (860) 292-2023.


“Wardrobe Steamer Trunk,” Michael Mindera
(Photos: Claude Rioual)

For a related story about the Oil Drum Art movement, visit http://www.oildrumart.org/ODA_on_CBS.htm

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