Unique Lego art sculptures on display at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

CLEVELAND - Notre Dame, Theed Palace, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Big Ben are just a few notable places from around the world recreated in Legos now on display at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

The Lego Art Design Exhibit, located in the ticket lobby near the United Airlines ticket counter, is created by local artist Arthur Gugick and will be on display until June 1, 2013.

"This is one of the most unique exhibits we have on display at the airport," said airport director Ricky Smith. "Mr. Gugick has taken memorable locations from across the world and recreated them on a smaller, extremely detailed scale. On any given day, you will find families and visitors to the airport taking pictures in front of the exhibit."

A master teacher of mathematics at Beachwood High School for more than 20 years, Gugick is also an artist and one of the founding members of NEOLUG – North East Ohio Lego Users Group.

"In the Lego community, I'm known for my Lego landmarks from around the world and my Lego mosaics of famous paintings and people," said Gugick. "Building with Legos is like an open-ended puzzle that I solve by using my creativity, ingenuity, perseverance, and experience."

With Legos, he has created the Taj Mahal, Lyndhurst castle, Salisbury Cathedral, and St. Basils Cathedral as well as Lego mosaics of the Mona Lisa, Starry Night, and American Gothic.

For more information about the CLE Temporary Art Exhibition Program: www.clevelandairport.com or call (216) 265-5209.

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