Economy Parking Advisory

‚ÄčEffective Sunday, September 23, beginning at 12:00 AM, there will be 2 bus routes serving Economy Parking in order to provide quicker service to and from the Airport terminals. The Red Route will serve Shelters 8 through 16 (parking aisles A through M).  The Blue Route will serve bus Shelters 1 through 7 (parking aisles X through Y). Please be sure to check and remember which route you are on. For further assistance, contact the Philadelphia Parking Authority at PHL at 215-683-9842.

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Terminal D

November 11, 2005 - July 25, 2006 

Paul J. Stankard, of Mantua, New Jersey, is world renowned for his mastery and innovative work in contemporary glass. Stankard's artistry is based on the traditional glass paperweight, a decorative art form that was popularized in the mid-1800's in Europe for both its beauty and function.

Stankard has been working with glass for over 40 years. He began as an industrial glass fabricator where he mastered a wide variety of technical skills. In his free time, he began to experiment with the technique known as flameworking-where small, thin, colored glass rods are heated by a flame, melted or made pliable, and finally shaped into a desired form.

By 1969, Stankard had perfected the flameworking technique and inspired by his intense interest in nature, he began to create paperweights-a format that enabled him to encase his intricate and delicate floral replicas in glass crystal. Since then, his work has evolved sculpturally to include assemblages, botanicals, and orbs. Often referred to as "floating worlds," Stankard seems to magically capture natural scenes such as a damselfly hovering over flowers or a bouquet with insects. Frozen in time, with amazing accuracy and meticulous detail, these miniature worlds of glass are extraordinary-technically, artistically, and conceptually. Stankard has transformed the paperweight tradition and "established the standard by which we judge contemporary paperweight art."