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Unlocking Awe and Wonder: Student art exhibit showcases the beauty of space

The colors of the universe are on display at Tampa International Airport this month as part of a partnership with retired NASA astronaut Nicole Stott and The Space for Art Foundation.

Students from Tampa’s Stewart Middle Magnet School and its John Glenn Top Gun Academy created paintings inspired by Earth and our shared planetary home in the Universe. Students were encouraged to consider the connection between personal and planetary health, and the significance of the role of humans as crewmates, not passengers, on “Spaceship Earth."

TPA hosted a reception for the artists, their parents and other community partners on April 12.

 Mr. Goodwillie and his students dedicated their artwork to the children and families of patients at Moffitt Cancer Center.

 “These students have created art that’s out of this world, and Tampa International Airport is so proud to help support local students through our Public Art Program,” said Kelly Figley, TPA’s Marketing Manager for Public Art.

 The Unlocking Awe and Wonder exhibit can be found on the Main Terminal’s ticketing level across from the USO Welcome Center and will be up for the entire month of May.