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About JET SET: An Exploration of Movable Art
eBags and Super Ordinary Gallery, have teamed up to bring an unprecedented art exhibit to Denver International Airport. Aptly named JET SET: An Exploration of Movable Art, the exhibit will feature original works by 12 Colorado-based artists. Though the style and subject matter will vary dramatically, all the pieces will share one common element: they will all employ the eBags EXO Hardside Spinner Carry-On suitcase as their "canvas." eBags EXO Hardside Spinners were recently named among "The Year's Best Gear" for luggage in the Summer 2012 Outside Magazine Buyer's Guide.
The 12 participating local artists have been carefully selected by Josh Wills, owner of Denver's Super Ordinary Gallery, located in the hip Riverfront North (RiNo) area. "As a gallery owner, I'm exposed to an incredible variety of Denver's artistic talent. I'm thrilled to have this chance to share the Mile High City's diversity with the traveling public." Wills hand-picked the JET SET artists for their aesthetics, their versatility and their potential for successfully translating their style to a piece of rolling luggage. "I wanted to be sure that the works are universally appealing—and each of our participating artists can deliver." Artists includes Scot Lefavor, John Vogel, Sandi Calistro, Melanie Pruitt, Amanda Marie Ploegsma, Andrew Hoffman, Chris Huth, Debbie Clapper, Harikrishnan Panicker, Rob Mack, Deepti Nair, and Mike Graves.
JET SET: An Exploration of Movable Art will be installed this Fall, at the Community Cases located on level 5 of Jeppesen Terminal, in the southeast corner, next to Southwest Airlines Baggage Claim 9 at Denver International Airport, and will be on display through January 2013. "Part of the wonder of travel is exposure to local culture," said eBags Co-founder, SVP Peter Cobb. "We're proud of our Denver heritage, and welcome the opportunity to showcase our city's creativity through art. And since we designed the sturdy 'canvas' ourselves, we know each piece will have real staying power."