Loricia Pacholko-Matheson and Shawn Gosek: Airborne Art Project

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    “She Is”

    She is a collaboration of two artists, one male and one female.

    She is born of scrap metal scrounged from the last 100 years; old farm bed, plow tine, shovel, bush pilot chair, bicycle parts, springs, electrical wire, bunk bed, CD rack and computer desk parts. Implements/objects designed by man for practical purposes, leisure or pleasure.

    She is not only denouncing traditional ideals of masculinity through her essence, She is reconstructing it in the context of a nurturer.

    Loricia Pacholko-Matheson is a Winnipeg Artist who has shown her work nationally. She is a recent graduate of the School of Art at the University of Manitoba. She is based out of Clifton Street Studios where she works in various materials, clay being her favorite.

    Her work considers male/female power relationships and roles in a contemporary society. Loricia is incorporating the body and body parts in her work to create discourse.

    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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