Project
Specs   Art   Space

Specs: Phenomenal project spurring economic development.

Time: February 6-March 31, 2006

Budget: Exhibit made possible through generous contributions from the Munich International Airport and Dr. Frederic Vogel.

Details: Featured on the front page of the business section of the Denver Post (Tuesday, February 7, 2006, Kelly Yamanouchi) as an exciting collaboration encouraging economic development for both Colorado and Bavaria. Impetus for the collaboration: Build relations to ensure new direct flight between Denver to Munich. By March 2007 DIA hosted the inaugural flight from Munich, The flights "becomes a catalyst for commerce," Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper said. The exhibit also featured at the State Capitol.

Team: Colleen Fanning, Art Program Manager; Carl Worthington, Principal, OZ Architects; Roland Hannus, Director of Operations, Munich International Airport; Andreas Kuhnlein, Artist; Tom Clarke, Director, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation; Freidrich Vogel, Philanthropist.

My role: Art Program Manager, liaison between international airports and dignitaries, curator, director of installations, compliance manager.

Art: Building strong relationships with Munich International Airport

Master Artist Andreas Kuhnlein of Munich, Germany. Retrospective, DIA February 2006

The Denver International Airport Art Program, in collaboration with the Munich International Airport brought Bavarian artist Andreas Kuhnlein to Colorado for a special exhibit highlighting the strong 25 year Sister State partnership between Bavaria and Colorado. Kuhnlein, from Unterwössen in southern Germany, has an uncanny ability to depict expressive gestures by carving elm and oak with his favorite tool, the chainsaw. These unique forms convey emotion about the human condition, through a dancer-ly quality and postures of writhing.

Space: Collaboration with Munich International Airport

Master Artist Andreas Kuhnlein of Munich, Germany. Retrospective, DIA February 2006

DIA was the perfect venue, with approximately 3 million visitors over the course of the two month exhibit. Located near Lufthansa, British Airways, Continental and Frontier Airlines, business and personal travels enjoyed a slice of Munich's creativity. Concourse A Mezzanine, an open landscape offering a quiet respite for haggard travelers.