Keyano College Student Announced as Latest Artist Featured in the 2024 YMM Digital Art Exhibit Series

April 15, 2024

Residents invited to Fort McMurray International Airport to attend upcoming Art Exhibit Launch

Fort McMurray, AB – Fort McMurray Airport Authority’s Executive Leadership Team invites community members to attend YMM’s upcoming Digital Art Exhibit Launch Wednesday, May 1, from 6 – 7 p.m. on Level 3, in the Observation Area. The exhibit features Lynel Baguio’s Unraveling the Mosaic: Puzzling the Pieces of Our Region.

Originally from the Philippines, Baguio embarked on his artistic journey after relocating to Calgary in 2010. In 2020, he made his way to Fort McMurray to pursue his studies in nursing.

“Prior to coming to Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo, I encountered various misconceptions about living in the region. I felt compelled to counter these stereotypes through my artwork, revealing the true beauty that exists here.”

Baguio aspires to work in long-term care facilities for seniors. As part of the exhibit launch, Baguio’s artwork will be transformed into puzzles and donated to the Golden Years Society, Rotary House Seniors Lodge, and the Willow Square Continuing Care Centre. These puzzles will serve as a meaningful way to piece together the beauty of our region, while bringing joy to residents in the care facilities.

“Lynel has shared this is his first time having his photography on display to the public, and we are happy to have created the platform for him to do so,” says Michael Sieger, VP, Air Services & Commercial, Fort McMurray Airport Authority. “His exhibit truly captures the beauty of our region, and we’re confident our passengers will enjoy the imagery while travelling through our terminal.”

Exhibit launch guests will enjoy light refreshments, live music, networking, and an opportunity to see Lynel’s full exhibit on display. His artwork will be featured for a three-month rotation throughout the YMM terminal.

Register to attend the free event here.