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Houston Hobby Airport Art Invites Travelers To Slow Down

The City of Houston has installed works of art in the new international concourse at Houston's Hobby Airport, art that was chosen partly for its ability to help make travelers feel happier.
Houston airport system curator Tommy Gregory told the Houston Chronicle, "Artwork is the lightest part of the airport. It's meant to ease the transition" for travelers. 
The new concourse opened Oct. 15.
The new works include Henrique Oliveira's painting titled "Travessia." The acrylic on canvas greets the public with a blast of wavy-lined colors. Next to a ticket counter is Libbie Masterson's blue mirror-mosaic piece titled "Ethereal Sky."
After travelers disembark and traverse a hallway into the federal inspection area, they'll walk past a "field" of colorful flowers and grasses printed on aluminum panels — Krista Birnbaum's "Roadside Attraction."