City News Library

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Redmond Municipal Airport Adds New Art and a Pediatric Approved BMC Kid-Port

Post Date:06/01/2016 11:18 AM

During their recent 21 day runway reconstruction closure, the Redmond Municipal Airport took advantage of the downtime to install exciting new additions to the passenger terminal; a new children’s play area in the boarding lounge for passengers and a kinetic metal sculpture by local artist Chris Cole.

The new pediatric physician approved Kid-Port play area, sponsored by Bend Memorial Clinic, features cushioned flooring, wall décor inspired by RDM’s exterior setting, 3-d hanging clouds, as well as a seating area for parents to supervise play. In the middle of it all is a molded airplane where children can climb into the cockpit and pretend to pilot their own flights to exotic destinations, then exit quickly via the slide at the rear of the plane.  It was the vision of the play area to build a comfortable and engaging space for traveling children to explore and meet new friends while they await their flights. 

RDM_BMC Kid Port Play Area 1

Another additional to RDM’s boarding lounge is a stunning kinetic fish sculpture by artist Chris Cole. Chris is a Bend based painter and sculptor, heavily influenced by the visionaries of the industrial revolution. “It is in this intersection of nature and industry that I find inspiration. So many of the seemingly surreal organisms that exists in the wild are both mirrored and threatened by human machinery,” states Cole.

RDM_Chris Cole Sculpture 

Additional art installations are planned for the terminal and will be on display later this summer. We encourage travelers to enjoy artist Chris Cole’s latest creation prominently placed in the lobby of the boarding lounge on their next visit the Redmond Municipal Airport. 

To learn more about the Kid-Port play area and/or the art programs at the Redmond Municipal Airport, please call the administration office at 541-504-3499 or email rdm@flyrdm.com.