PHL’s New Exhibits Showcase Diversity

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The city of Philadelphia is all about brotherly love, and the latest art exhibits at the Philadelphia International Airport are great examples of that. Local artist Leroy Johnson and students from Charter High School for Architecture & Design both have exhibits at the airport that focus on both diversity and creativity.

Leroy Johnson

Johnson’s exhibit, “Urban Expressionism,” features painting and small-scale dioramas of Philadelphia’s inner-city landscape made from clay, charcoal, paint, photographs, and various objects to create the exhibit. Johnson, who has been creating art for nearly 60 years, focuses on architectural shapes and is influenced by the colors of the city; according to PHL’s press release, his art is “complex, dense, and detailed with elements of city life.”

Johnson’s exhibit is on display between terminals C and D until February 2017.

CHAD Students

Also involving architecture is the exhibit by Charter High School for Architecture & Design (CHAD). It features photos, graphics, and objects that represent architecture, design, drawing, fashion design, textiles, and industrial design. As the U.S.’s first charter high school for architecture and design, it focuses on creative and analytical thinking throughout the curriculum.

The CHAD students’ exhibit is on display in terminal D until November 2016.

“What makes these new exhibits so special is that they exemplify the diversity and uniqueness of Philadelphia,” said Airport CEO Chellie Cameron. “Through the Airport’s Exhibitions Program, our passengers can see what the city has to offer and experience an enjoyable and memorable time while at PHL.”