John Henry: Airborne Art Project

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    “Hot Seat”

    John Henry Creations Inc. started as John Henry Signs in 1956 by John Henry Friesen in Steinbach, Manitoba, from its humble beginning in a two-door garage, servicing the communities of Southern Manitoba. John Henry moved the business to Winnipeg in 1985 in order to take advantage of expanded markets and challenges. In September 2001, the business incorporated and changed the name to John Henry Creations Inc.

    From their Winnipeg store, John Henry and his partner (son Matthew) strive to meet creative needs locally, nationally, and globally. The Work of John Henry Creations Inc. has become an exciting blend of both tradition and innovation as John Henry and the staff work in both two and three dimensions.

    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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