NASHVILLE - The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) Board of Commissioners recently approved the re-appointments of Charles Cook, Jr., Sandra Fulton, Kim Hawkins and Ellen L. Meyer to the Arts at the Airport Foundation’s Board of Directors. All appointments are for a three-year term and take effect on Jan. 1, 2013.
“The Arts at the Airport Board oversees one of the most important customer-service aspects of our airports,” said Rob Wigington, MNAA president and CEO. “We are fortunate to have such a talented group of Foundation board members who are devoted to sharing the arts with our passengers and guests – a very tangible, visible way of providing the Nashville Airports Experience to our customers.”
Re-appointed Board Members
Charles Cook, Jr., chairman of the board for Nashville Bank & Trust, is a respected business and community leader in the field of finance and banking. He has a strong interest and commitment for expanding the visual and performing arts in the Nashville community. Cook is also a private collector supporting many Tennessee artisans.
Sandra Fulton, former chairwoman of the Travel Industry Association for America, is a respected community leader and public art advocate. Fulton has served as a member of the Foundation Board since its inception in 1993.
Kim Hawkins is a principal with Hawkins Partners, Inc. and is a landscape architect. Hawkins has a strong interest in public art programs and serves on several local committees that promote public access for the visual arts.
Ellen L. Meyer, Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, began her tenure as president on Aug. 1, 2008. Meyer brings to Watkins a lifelong commitment to and investment in the arts and art education. Meyer previously served as president of Atlanta College of Art for 14 years. She received both bachelor’s and master’s of Arts degrees from The George Washington University. Meyer is an active member of the art, design and business communities regionally and nationally having served on the Commission on Accreditation for the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Arts at the Airport
The MNAA showcases the region's visual and performing arts through its Arts at the Airport program. The award-winning Arts at the Airport program presents works by local, regional, and national artists for the enjoyment and enrichment of Nashville International Airport's (BNA) and John C. Tune Airport’s (JWN) passengers and visitors. In addition to visual art, Arts at the Airport sponsors live music in the terminal.
The Arts at the Airport program receives funding for the arts from the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) and the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC). The Flying Solo Exhibition Series is supported by the MNAA, the TAC, and is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee. For more information about Arts at the Airport, please call (615) 275-1614 or visit www.flynashville.com.