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.
Airborne Art Project is Back for 2016!
The art will be auctioned at our Out of The Blue Gala on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Mark the date!
Thora Barnett is a visual artist that has been drawing, painting and sculpting most of her life. She works out of her studio in Spruce Sands, just north of Gimli. She is a member of Local Colour Art Group and exhibits her art in various art shows throughout Manitoba.
Thora was born in Churchill, Manitoba on April 22nd (Earth Day). Polar bears are one of her favourite subjects. Inspired by the character of her subjects and through her ever-evolving, illustrative, eclectic style and the use of colour, texture and mixed media she creates images that express emotion. Thora believes there is no beauty without character and every painting should tell a story. Her goal is to draw the viewer into her painting and hope they will have a connection with it. She likes to touch people with her art.
This is Thora’s second year contributing to the Airborne Art Project.