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GPT Features New Art Exhibit by Mary Louise Porter

September 1, 2022

Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport recently installed a new art exhibit featuring original pieces by local Gulf Coast artist, Mary Louise Porter.

Porter, a contemporary landscape painter, draws inspiration from common areas found in nature. She enjoys working with acrylic and other mediums to engage the viewer emotionally and visually, sometimes layering with mixed media and cut canvas to create texture and pattern throughout the landscape.

Porter’s journey as a landscape artist is rooted in the rich soil of Louisiana, with wanderings in the woodlands and hills of Arkansas, and moored to the warm healing salt waters of the beaches and marshes of Mississippi’s Gulf Coast.

Porter’s work can be found on the 2nd floor of the terminal building, and she can be contacted by visiting

The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport Art Program currently has 4 existing exhibits that aim to enhance the experience of airport users, educate visitors and locals on the cultural heritage of the area, and showcase the artistic development of the Coastal Mississippi Region. Artists who may be interested in displaying their work at Gulfport-Biloxi should contact or call (228) 863-5951 for more information.