Six pieces will no longer be on display at the airport.
Six art pieces housed at the Daytona Beach International Airport will be displaced due to the ongoing renovations, three of which could be thrown away.
The Volusia County Council unanimously approved the removal of the art pieces, all of which date back to 1992, at its meeting on Dec. 10. County documents state that the artwork was placed in the airport as part of a program that began in 1990.
The pieces in question include a mixed media piece by Christie Coyle with an uknown purchase price; a mixed media on paper piece by Stephen Danko, bought for $4,000; a clay wall sculpture by Steve Howell, bought for $20,000; a series of six oil paintings by Steve Vaughn, bought for $6,600; an outdoor aluminum marble sculpture by Lin Emery, bought by $52,840; and an aluminum and hand-formed paper art piece by Jane Hubbard Jennings, bought for $7,000.
These pieces do not fit because of the airport renovations, said Dona Butler, county director of community services.
Two artworks will be relocated to be displayed at the Ocean Center: the Danko and Vaughn pieces. The Coyle piece will be placed into storage, and so will the Howell wall sculpture — if it is able to be taken down without damage, something county staff is doubtful of. If it is damaged, then it will be disposed of, county documents state.
Butler said the difficulty removing it is due to the piece being comprised of individual tiles, and that the artist doesn't want to have a part of it.
For the other two pieces, the Emery sculpture and the Jennings paper artwork, it's the end of the road.
"Both of these are beyond repair," Butler said. "They will be disposed of completely."