Arts at the Airport Winners Announced!

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival® and Arts at the Airport Announce Winners of Bonnaroo-Themed Skylight Competition

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival® and the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority’s Arts at the Airport program announced today the artists selected to participate in the upcoming Bonnaroo-themed displays to be hung in the airport concourses this spring. The three artists, Carla Ciuffo, AK Llamas, Duncan McDaniel and Peat Wollaeger, were selected by a jury composed of members from Bonnaroo, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation and Arts at the Airport. The winning proposals represented a variety of media and interpretations of the famed music and arts festival.

The winning artists will create site-specific sculptures/installations for two skylights on Concourse A, B and C. McDaniel will create an installation for one skylight on Concourse C. Proposals were selected based on artistic quality and communication of the Bonnaroo brand to both new and familiar audiences.

The Bonnaroo displays will be suspended in the skylights at Nashville International Airport from May 12, 2014 to January 26, 2015.

Biographies of Selected Artists:

Carla Ciuffo

Carla Ciuffo is a photographer who resides in Nashville, Tenn. She is drawn to sympathetic and opposing forces in nature and uses structural and organic elements together with human form to create compositions that are digitally woven into complete images. Quality of light, both natural and constructed with layers of texture, provides luminosity within alternate dimensions that expand the boundaries of her photographic world.

Ciuffo’s photography has been featured in publications such as The Tennessean, Nashville Scene and Nashville Arts Magazine. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections in Nashville, New York, Los Angeles and Paris, France. She is represented by the Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, Tenn. Big3D.com is her photography sponsor.

AK Llamas

AK Llamas is the husband and wife artist team of Alfonso and Kristin Llamas. The couple have been creating artwork and curating exhibitions for more than a decade. Their collaborations began when they sold all of their belongings to accomplish The Nomadic Project, a conceptual art project that lead to the creation and exhibition of 50 paintings developed and exhibited in all 50 states of America in order to unite the country through art. Some recent projects include: The YOUnite Tour, Amaranths: Tactical Flowers, The Socratic Dialogues and the Paper Portrait Lanterns on Deaderick Street (Nashville’s largest 3-D street art installation).

AK Llamas’ work has exhibited throughout the U.S. and Europe with recent acquisitions by the Tennessee State Museum and the Taube Museum of Art. It is their goal to create and curate community inspired work that elevates public awareness and cultivates a relationship with the visual arts. Llamas is represented locally by the Tinney Contemporary in Nashville, Tenn. Kristin and Alfonso live in Franklin, Tenn., with their three children.

Peat Wollaeger

Peat Wollaeger is well known locally and nationally for his signature eyes, raw colorful portraits, stencil designs, videos and public art. He believes in public art as a way to beautify a community, to shape people’s lives and to introduce art to people who may never step into a gallery. Most importantly, he believes that art transforms cities and improves the quality of life.

Wollaeger’s work has been seen on south grand's “Painted Pots” Project (St. Louis, Mo.), Art Basel Miami (BRKLYN/MIA and Imaginary Friends), Welling Court Walls (Queens, N.Y.), Green Day's "the ART of Rock" at Stolen Spaces (London) and numerous other public art venues. Peat Wollaeger lives and works in St. Louis, Mo.

Duncan McDaniel

After graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design, Duncan McDaniel’s work involves creative discovery through exploration of his personal aesthetic and how it influences his interpretation of the world around him. His techniques are varied and whimsical, ranging from oil paintings, large-scale drawings, artistic bike racks and site-specific installations. McDaniel is always searching to become a better artist through a creative journey through playful and whimsical forms and ideas. This journey is open-ended. He does not always know where he is headed, but he always ends up somewhere exciting, new and uncharted. Duncan McDaniel lives and works in Nashville, Tenn.