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by Public Relations | Published On: Oct 21, 2014 | Last Updated: 

Phoenix, AZ – A large black and white photograph captures an aging cactus with numerous arms intertwined among itself and pointing in a variety of directions.

Nearby, a colorful oil painting has a scene not uncommon in rural Arizona – a trio of cattle lumbering in a shaded corral.

Both works are part of an art exhibition at Phoenix Sky Harbor titled “The 7cs of Arizona,” which includes a variety of media paying tribute to the original “five C’s,” of Arizona, copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate, as well as cactus and canyons.

The exhibition is on display in two venues at Terminal 4 on level 3. Eight large display cases located on the east and west ends each represent one of the “C’s” and will be showcased through February 15, 2015. Another display in Phoenix Airport Museum’s gallery will be on display through April 19, 2015.

The gallery includes an array of artworks such as a tapestry created from cotton, photographs depicting cross-sections of cactus and a canyon painting by Native American artist Shonto Begay.

The contemporary works include paintings, drawings, sculptures, fiber art, prints and photographs. The diverse selection includes a 64” high portrait of Lady Gaga created from strips of copper, a citrus-themed paper dress as well as cattle sculptures and climate paintings by noted Phoenix artist Ed Mell to name a few.

The original five C’s were depicted on the state seal and represented the forces that drove Arizona’s economy, in addition to defining the state’s character.

The Phoenix Airport Museum is one of the largest airport art museums in the U.S. The museum includes an art collection of nearly 900 artworks, 35 exhibition spaces in six buildings and the Phoenix Aviation Archive. For more information, visit: