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VIDEO: Airport tunes: new public piano ready for playing at Deer Lake Regional Airport


The new public piano has been unveiled at Deer Lake Regional Airport and christened with a performance by Corner Brook’s Noah Hamilton.

The Come Play With Me Piano, donated by Humber Motors Ford in partnership with Business and Arts NL, is available for anyone who wants to play it while visiting the airport.

It replaces the original public piano donated to the airport in 2015 by Charlotte and Kent Jones of Corner Brook. The old piano has been donated as a piece of art to Grenfell Campus, Memorial University in Corner Brook.

The old Come Play With Me public piano that was replaced at Deer Lake Regional Airport last week has been donated to Grenfell Campus, Memorial University in Corner Brook as a piece of visual art. Pictured during the donation are form left, artist Jackie Alcock, who created the artwork on both pianos at the Rotary Arts Centre in Corner Brook; Joe Antle and Paul Antle of Humber Motors Ford, which donated the new piano now at the airport; David Smallwood of the Rotary Arts Centre; Jeff Keshen, vice-president of Grenfell Campus: and Pete Soucy of Business and Arts NL, the organization behind placing Come Play With Me pianos at a series of locations throughout the province. - Submitted photo
The old Come Play With Me public piano that was replaced at Deer Lake Regional Airport last week has been donated to Grenfell Campus, Memorial University in Corner Brook as a piece of visual art. Pictured during the donation are form left, artist Jackie Alcock, who created the artwork on both pianos at the Rotary Arts Centre in Corner Brook; Joe Antle and Paul Antle of Humber Motors Ford, which donated the new piano now at the airport; David Smallwood of the Rotary Arts Centre; Jeff Keshen, vice-president of Grenfell Campus: and Pete Soucy of Business and Arts NL, the organization behind placing Come Play With Me pianos at a series of locations throughout the province. - Submitted photo

 Both pianos were turned into works of creative art by visual artist Jackie Alcock of Corner Brook. The new piano features images of nature and wildlife that can be found in the outdoors of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Come Play With Me pianos are initiatives of Business and Arts NL, an organization that strives to make connections between the business and the arts communities. Other pianos can be found at the St. John’s International Airport, St. John’s Farmers’ Market, Memorial University Student Centre, Atlantic Place, Health Sciences Centre, St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre, and Emera Innovation Exchange.

Business and Arts NL says more pianos at other locations are in the works.

Noah Hamilton of Corner Brook belts out a tune for the crowd gathered for the unveiling of the new public piano at Deer Lake Regional Airport last week. – Submitted photo
Noah Hamilton of Corner Brook belts out a tune for the crowd gathered for the unveiling of the new public piano at Deer Lake Regional Airport last week. – Submitted photo

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