Burlington City Arts

Airport Gallery

BCA’s External Exhibitions program curates 3 areas of the Airport with local artists from the BCA Artist Database. These sections are located at the Skyway, Gates 1-8 and near the escalator in main portion of the building. Artwork rotates every few months in these locations.


October 2017- January 2018:




Michelle Turbide



My work is about the transformation of the soul through lived experiences that change, evolve, and grow us. While it could be described as abstract, expressionism, ethereal figurative work, or mysterious dreamscapes… it is really not about what you see in the piece, but about what you feel in the witnessing. My intent is for my work to settle into your being and communicate a message that is not always seen or felt at first glance but subtly speaks as you allow yourself to move into it. My process involves entering a state of liminal space and collective unconscious and excavating a visual narrative that holds the energy of the experience. I strive for my art to be a journey for the viewer to relate to the emotions, mystery, and depth of the essence behind the piece.




Ken Russack



Ken started his painting career as a freshman in high school under the tutelage of one of his early mentors, Maynard Sandol.  He continued to paint and take classes during his underclass studies at Oswego State.  He then took a 30 year hiatus, moved to Vermont, raised a family, and never got rid of his paints. One day he was drawn to the idea of plein aire painting and what became a minor obsession of grasping the nuances and complexities of this new found art.  His work was supported by several key individuals including Fioanna Cooper, Carolyn Walton and Mark Boedges. The paintings on display today were painted primarily at the Burlington waterfront and in particular the freight yard.  “I was drawn to this urban landscape and how it subtlety interacts with our daily lives.  The train yard offered a bigger than life backdrop which provided me an uncountable amount of opportunities to capture this urban landscape.  I also saw the immense presence of the trains and the people that work this business in the heart of our downtown.” Ken continues to paint the urban landscape, and the pastoral scenes whenever possible.  His style is a compilation of the impressionist slant, with a bit of Hopper thrown in for good measure. Ken Lives with his wife and best critic, Janice Lara in Burlington Vermont.  He has 3 daughters: Chloe, Vanessa and Charlotte and two grandchildren, Rowan and Hazel.



July 2017 - January 2018


Artist: Mary Hill



I love pattern and textile design. The abstract paintings are a way for me to organize color and form in an intuitive way. My hand moves and chooses paint color. I think the abstracts hint at overall decorative design...and then wander into other territory. An adventure into the unknown: I like that. The landscapes were created when my kids were teenagers. I was working on using a lighter color palette (analogy for “lightening up” myself…”chillax” Mom.) I painted them in response to a challenging few years, adding white to a palette that was usually thick with dark, rich colors. I work with many colors of paint spread out on a tray. I like using acrylic because of the easy clean up. I work from images in my head: when I set out to paint something I think up a design. What I paint that day depends on how I am feeling. I never have knowledge of the exact outcome of the work. Painting makes time disappear. I feel like I have created a little bit of peace in my corner of the world after I have been painting.