Adriana Rodas-Narvaez: Airborne Art Project

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    In my work I like exploring this “cycle of life.” I wanted to create a sense of unity in my piece through the use of colour, by keeping it in a restrained and muted palette. I decided to use the door as it was and “grow” something from it. I wanted to show that life was slowly restarting within this door.

    Adriana Rodas-Narvaez is a mixed-media artist and specializes in watercolour. She is a student at the University of Manitoba’s School of Art. Originally born in Venezuela, Adriana is now a Winnipeg-based artist. Her work is largely influenced by nature and myths of the supernatural.

    Airborne Art 2017

    Back in 2014, our storage areas were bursting at the seams with surplus airplane parts. We asked the art community to bring new life to some unique pieces of “canvas.” A piece of scrap metal, loop antennas, pieces of exhaust—the vintage aircraft parts became one-of-a-kind art.

    The finished pieces were donated back to the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada for charitable fundraising.

    Our first Airborne Art Project was so successful we invited artists to collaborate with us again. We’re very excited that the pieces are now starting to be unveiled and returned to us here at the museum.

    This is our third year of the program and we couldn’t be more excited. The level of participation and quality of the art is amazing and gives the museum a unique fundraising opportunity that no other organization has.

    The art is displayed in the museum and auctioned at our Out of the Blue Gala on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

    For more information, or if you are an artist and would like to participate next year, please contact:


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