New YMM Digital Art Exhibit Launch Featuring Jon Tupper 

January 23, 2024

Residents are invited to attend the launch event at the Fort McMurray International Airport  

Fort McMurray, AB – The Fort McMurray Airport Authority (FMAA) invites residents to attend its YMM Digital Art Exhibit Launch, featuring award-winning photographer Jon Tupper. The event takes place Thursday, February 1, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Observation Area (3rd Floor) at YMM.  

The digital art exhibit is titled “Ad Astra: To the Stars”. Tupper’s astrophotographs have been captured from areas throughout Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo, including during the sunrise solar eclipse that took place three years ago. Tupper’s photography has been featured in Sky News Magazine, a publication of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, as well as Global News and CTV News. 

“It is a true honour to have my photography selected to be part of the YMM Digital Art Exhibit,” says Tupper. “My hope through these images and this art is to allow visitors to our region and residents returning home, to take a moment from their travels and join together for a visual journey through creation.” 

“Featuring local artists’ work on our digital screens enhances the terminal as well as the passenger experience. It’s a pleasure to showcase the talented artists we have in Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo,” says Michael Sieger, VP Air Services & Commercial Development for the Fort McMurray Airport Authority. “Our judging panel had a hard time selecting the four artists to be showcased in 2024.”  

Guests will enjoy light refreshments, live music, networking, presentations, and an opportunity to ask questions about the call to artists for future YMM Digital Art Exhibits. Artists selected for an exhibit have their artwork featured for a three-month rotation at YMM.  

Register to attend the free event here.


About Fort McMurray International Airport |  

Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM) is owned and operated by the Fort McMurray Airport Authority (FMAA), connecting the World to the Wood Buffalo Region. FMAA is a community-based, non-share capital organization. YMM offers non-stop flights to four cities in Canada. The airport is a major economic driver for the region, with an economic output of over $354 million and supporting over 70 businesses on airport campus and approximately 900 jobs.  

About Jon Tupper

Jon Tupper has made Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo his home for over 25 years. With a career spanning from Transportation Management to Government and Public Relations, Jon is now semi-retired as he focuses on raising his young family.

When not out stargazing, Tupper often finds himself answering astronomy questions in inquiries through his Facebook group: Fort McMurray Amateur Astronomy Enthusiasts. He also works part-time as a news writer for Harvard Media News, which broadcasts Play 103.7 and 100.5 Cruz FM.


Fort McMurray Airport Authority Media Contact: 

Jessica Lipton 

Manager, Marketing & Communications