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Regional artwork lands at Henry Tift Myers airport

September 12, 2007

Tifton -- Any frequent traveler would agree that having your flight delayed can be a frustrating experience. But, if by chance you're delayed at Tifton's Henry Tift Myers Airport, the experience may not be so bad.

At a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, local officials unveiled an extensive collection artwork which will be displayed throughout the airport's terminal. The display is designed to enhance the heritage and cultural assets of the South Georgia region.

"You know the airports are already a great transportation gateway and a great place to make a first impression on people who are visiting Georgia. It's a great place to bring together our transportation with our cultural infrastructure. It's a great way to educate people about the artists and the craftsman that have done such a great job here in Georgia," said Assistant Commissioner of Tourism with the Georgia Department of Economic Development Kevin Langston.

The artwork displayed at the Henry Tift Myers airport will serve as a prototype for airports across the state to follow in bringing arts and cultural improvements to their locations.

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