Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Displays Artwork in the Onsite Federal Inspection Station

May 1, 2018

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) adds to its ambiance by installing artwork in the onsite Federal Inspection Station (FIS) located on Concourse A. The station will showcase an exhibit by Cleveland artists Susan Onysko, Paul Duda and a wall mural featuring images by Duda. The mural was created by Linear Creative and is titled “Connecting to Cleveland.” The exhibit will feature photographs of international sites and iconic places in Cleveland.

FIS serves as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection area and will see significant increases in international visitors with the addition of WOW and IcelandAir’s weekly international service. The new artwork adds a Cleveland touch and provides a more inviting space for international travelers.

Susan Onysko is a travel photographer who has devoted her life to the art of capturing evocative stories in the most exotic locations of the world. Susan’s emotional images have awarded her both domestic and international notoriety with her work being exhibited and published both locally and throughout Europe. In addition to her international journeys Susan is currently traveling throughout the United States working on a book titled “Cosplay 50: The United States of Cosplay.”

Paul Duda attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and later worked as a commercial illustrator at Pitt Studio in Cleveland. Paul is a fourth generation Clevelander and currently lives in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood. His work consists mostly of photography but also includes paintings in oil and acrylic.

This endeavor is an extension of the CLE Temporary Art Exhibition Program. The program was created to showcase the diversity of arts and culture of North East Ohio. Museums, cultural institutions, arts organizations as well as individual artists are afforded opportunities to exhibit their collections of original artwork and photography in the airport.