2017-07-28 / Community

Jetport unveils gallery in terminal building

The Portland International Jetport announced the grand opening of “The Gallery,” a new space that will allow passengers to immerse themselves in local art while arriving or departing from PWM. The Gallery will be accessible to ticketed passengers and is located in the gate area of the terminal building, directly across from Starbucks.

PWM welcomed Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, a nonprofit research institute located in East Boothbay, Maine, and their exhibit, “Tiny Giants: Marine Microbes Revealed on a Grand Scale.” The collection of large-scale photographs reveals the intricate beauty of microscopic organisms in the ocean that help sustain all life on Earth. The Tiny Giants exhibit will be on display at PWM through September 2017.

“Most of the life in our oceans is actually microscopic in size, but these tiny organisms have a huge influence on the health of the entire planet,” said Ben Twining, interim executive director at Bigelow Laboratory. “We are excited to partner with the Portland Jetport to share the beauty and the wonder of these amazing organisms through our Tiny Giants art exhibit.”

“The Gallery is truly a way for our passengers to experience a taste of our region and significantly enhances the travel experience at the Portland Jetport,” said Paul Bradbury, airport director at PWM. “We are extremely pleased to partner with Bigelow Laboratory as our first exhibitor in this new space and look forward to engaging with our local community to showcase local art in future exhibits.”

The Jetport will seek additional exhibits in the future as a way to support local artists while connecting with nearby communities.

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