Jo McKeever: Airborne Art Project

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    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!

    Josephine was born in England, grew up in Ontario and currently lives in Winnipeg. She graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from University of Waterloo, one year of which was completed at the University of Manitoba.

    Jo enjoys working with many media from pencil and paper to cast metals. Jo finds inspiration from cartoons, paintings and drawings all around. Plants and people to snatches of overheard conversation, as well as her own flight of ideas are all fodder for exploitation.

    Often humour is incorporated in the small details of a piece. Jo likes it when others see the joke, but really paints and draws for her own amusement.

    Jo is a member of the Charleswood Art Group, the Manitoba Society of Artists and a former member of Medea Artists’ Cooperative

    Her work can be found in private collections in Canada, the United States and England.

    Jo has participated in group shows with the Charleswood Art Group, the Manitoba Society of Artists and Medea Gallery. Solo shows were held at Medea Gallery entitled Vernissage, the plasma collection centre at Cangene, Bread and Circuses Restaurant and Frenchway Restaurant.

    This is Jo’s second year contributing to the Airborne Art Project.

    Image of Jo McKeever's airborne art project

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