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The Gallery at PWM Grand Opening

Article Post Date: July 19, 2017

The Gallery at PWM Grand Opening

Portland, Maine – The Portland International Jetport (PWM) today 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. From the terminal’s architectural design, dynamic sculptures, and new artwork exhibit space, passengers can embrace a more meaningful, stimulating, and enjoyable travel experience. The Gallery will be accessible to ticketed passengers and is located in the gate area of the terminal building, directly across from Starbucks. 

Revealed today at the grand opening, 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.” This intriguing and educational 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 be seeking additional exhibits in the future as a way to support local artists while connecting with our nearby communities. 

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is a nonprofit research institute that studies the life at the base of food webs in the ocean. Most of these organisms are microscopic in size, but they have a huge influence on the health of the ocean and the planet. Bigelow scientists conduct research in every ocean and bring what they learn back to their state-of-the-art laboratory in East Boothbay, Maine. The insights they uncover help them develop commercial applications and educational programs that target some of the biggest challenges and opportunities of the ocean.

 

PWM MEDIA CONTACT
Zach Sundquist
207-272-4898
[email protected]

BIGELOW CONTACT
Steven Profaizer
207-315-2567 x 103
[email protected]

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