The work of a Franklin College arts professor is on display at the Indianapolis International Airport.

Paintings by David Cunningham, associate professor of studio art, were selected by the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the airport authority for an exhibition this spring and early summer. The work will be on display through July 16.

“I am proud to be a representative of the arts for the city of Indianapolis. I hope that others find inspiration in it,” Cunningham said in a news release.

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His installation, titled “Meditations,” is a group of paintings of stones that evokes memories of his childhood but also reveals a deep spiritual relationship that human beings have with the earth’s past, according to the news release.

His realistic paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States. During the last three years, Cunningham’s “stone” paintings have received high praise and have been exhibited in over a dozen juried and invitational exhibits.

He was recently recognized as an Art Renewal Center Finalist and has won multiple awards in exhibitions across the Midwest. He is a graduate of the University of Evansville and Indiana University.

His work is found in both public and corporate collections throughout Indiana and beyond, including the Indiana State Museum, as well as published in Luxe and American Artist.

The Arts Council of Indianapolis advocates for arts funding and connects artists, audiences, businesses, foundations and arts and cultural organizations with opportunities to explore and expand central Indiana’s creative vitality.

The Arts Council owns and operates two performance and exhibition spaces, the Indianapolis Artsgarden and Gallery 924.

For more information on the Arts Council, visit