Sept. 20, 2011
Caption redrock: Merrill Mahaffey, Bright Angel Morning View, @2009, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 60.
The works of one of Arizona’s most prolific and well-known artists are now on display in Sky Harbor’s Terminal 2, pre-security. The art, entitled, ARIZONA VAST & INTIMATE: Merrill Mahaffey Landscapes will be on display through April 1, 2012.
This exhibition is one of several to be presented throughout Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport as part of the Arizona Centennial. These diverse exhibitions will showcase the beauty, culture and history of our state.
Merrill Mahaffey’s work celebrates the dramatic landscape for which the state is known. He hikes the trails and rafts the rivers of Arizona seeking his inspiration. Mahaffey takes a sketch book and camera everywhere he travels and brings the sketches back to his studio where he paints large versions of his sketches. Using the drama of shadow and sunlight, his works interpret the amazing geologic formations of this region.
For more information about exhibitions at 25 locations within six buildings at three airports, visit skyharbor.com/museum.
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