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Local Artist Brings Color, Fine Art To Prescott Airport
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18 December 2016   Jim Kleczewski

Local Artist Brings Color, Fine Art To Prescott Airport In Time For Increased Passenger Traffic

Changes at Prescott’s Love Field passenger terminal will come in two forms this month. Great Lakes Airlines will upgrade its 9-seat aircraft with both 19 and 30-seat capacity planes. Additionally, Great Lakes will increase the number of daily flights to Los Angeles from two to four, and will return Denver to the Prescott schedule with two flights weekly, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The 30-seat plane, an Embraer Turbo Prop will be utilized for some of the LA and Denver flights. The 19-seat plane is the Beechcraft Turbo Prop, which previously provided service to Prescott. The additional service should significantly increase traffic at the Prescott Airport.

In connection with the expected increased passenger traffic, another announcement when Airport Manager John Cox said the airport was making an eye-pleasing ambience upgrade to the airport. It has contracted with local fine artist Ken Boskoff to display over 15 pieces of original art in the passenger waiting area. His work is currently featured and will be available for sale, with a percent of proceeds going to the airport.

“The new look and colors on the walls inside the passenger loading area will be pleasing to our increasing number of airline customers”, Cox states, “The City of Prescott is focused on providing airline customers with a great experience, extending from the appearance of the waiting area through their flight to their final destination.”

A Prescott resident, he spent most of his life in Maui, Hawaii. Boskoff refers to his art style as “Organic Intuitive” modern abstract, influenced by his connection to island/ocean life and Eastern philosophy. “Island time is the heart and soul of island life and that is evident in my work,” said Boskoff. Working with mixed mediums on canvas, his abstract work is bold and energetic, featuring vibrant colors, and in some cases, added elements or texture to his work to make it dimensional. Many of his pieces are large in size, some as big as 5 feet by 8 feet.

In March of this year, he submitted his work for a juried exhibit with the Prescott Center for the Arts. His work was not only selected, but earned both “Best of Show” and “The People’s Choice” honors. He then became the featured artist at the center for the following month. It was his first showing as a professional artist. Later in 2016, he was among 10 artists featured at the ‘Tis Art Center & Gallery, located on the town square in Prescott. ‘Tis is focused on representing exceptional fine art in Prescott. Boskoff will return to ‘Tis as a featured artist for a month beginning on January 15th with a “one-man” show on the gallery’s Mezzanine level.

Most recently, Boskoff returned from Berkley, California, where he had his first private showing. His entire 18-piece collection of the showing was purchased by single private collector, resulting in a stunning successful entry into the California private collector market.

For more information about Ken Boskoff or to view the Bozko Art portfolio, visit bozkoart.com.