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VMFA's "Nothing But Blue Skies" Exhibition Opens at Richmond International Airport

March 1, 2011

RICHMOND, Virginia (March 1, 2011) - An exhibition of text panels and related works by Virginia resident Alyssa C. Salomon opens today at Richmond International Airport (RIC). The show will be on view in the first level of the terminal through June 2011.

Salomon is a photographer and sculptor who explores the use of photographs as objects through which we narrate our everyday lives. "We see a blue sky where nothing blue exists - remember, the atmosphere isn't blue at all, but only appears blue to us because of the phenomenon of refraction," said Salomon. "And that blue sky we see is vast and glorious."

Salomon was awarded the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship in 2000 and 2009 and has been a four-time fellow at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and currently lives and works in Providence Forge, Virginia. For more information about her artwork, visit http://alyssasalomon.com.

About Richmond International Airport (RIC)
Richmond International Airport is the gateway for Virginia's Capital Region and offers about 180 daily flights on Air Canada, AirTran Airways, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, US Airways and their respective regional affiliates to major domestic and international destinations. Visit www.flyrichmond.com to learn more.

About the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)
With a collection of art that spans the globe and more than 5,000 years, plus a wide array of special exhibitions, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is recognized as one of the top comprehensive art museums in the United States. The museum's permanent collection encompasses more than 22,000 works of art, including the largest public collection of Fabergé outside Russia and one of the nation's finest collections of American art. VMFA is home to acclaimed collections of English Silver and Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, British Sporting and Contemporary art, as well as renowned South Asian, Himalayan and African art. In May 2010, VMFA opened its doors to the public after a transformative expansion, the largest in its then 74-year history. Programs include educational activities and studio classes for all ages, plus fun after-hours events. VMFA's Statewide Partnership program includes traveling exhibitions, artist and teacher workshops, and lectures across the Commonwealth. General admission is always free and the museum is open 365 days a year. For additional information visit http://www.vmfa.museum.


CONTACTS:

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Sarah Pennington
(804) 204-2701
sarah.pennington@vmfa.museum 


Richmond International Airport
Troy M. Bell, C.M.
(804) 226-3022
tbell@flyrichmond.com


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