New MIA exhibition showcases artwork by local students
Creative Visions features 168 works from 22 Miami-Dade Public Schools students
Miami international Airport - in partnership with Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and the Patricia and Philip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University – is now hosting Creative Visions, an exhibition of 168 works by students of all ages from 22 public schools within Miami-Dade County District 11, which Commissioner Martinez represents. The annual exhibition will be on display through the summer at the arrivals level of MIA’s Concourse E, pre-security.
The Creative Visions competition and exhibit were developed to not only encourage art in public schools, but also as a means for students to have an artistic outlet. I’m so pleased that our students are able to represent our community in a location where their artwork will be seen by millions of travelers from all over the world. I would like to thank the Aviation Director, Lester Sola, for providing our students with this wonderful opportunity.
A panel of local art industry professionals judged the top three pieces from each category, at the elementary, middle and high school level. The creators of the winning art pieces received a trophy, a certificate and prizes donated by local businesses.
We are extremely proud to host Creative Visions for the second consecutive year, and to give these talented students the opportunity for their work to be on display in front of an international audience. This engaging collection of art is also sure to delight and entertain both our passengers and local visitors.
Miami International Airport offers more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other U.S. airport, is America’s third-busiest airport for international passengers, boasts a lineup of more than 100 air carriers and is the top U.S. airport for international freight. MIA, along with its general aviation airports, is also the leading economic engine for Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida, generating business revenue of $30.9 billion annually and welcoming nearly 60 percent of all international visitors to Florida. MIA’s vision is to grow from a recognized hemispheric hub to a global airport of choice that offers customers a world-class experience and an expanded route network with direct passenger and cargo access to all world regions. MIA is committed to sustainable practices. Learn more at www.MIAefficiency.com.