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Where Art + Flight Connect

CONNECTING ART WITH AEROSPACE HISTORY

Art+Flight offered sculpture, painting, photography, installation, and new media, to realize our feelings, enhance our perceptions, and remind us of the awe and joy of flight through the materiality of art.

Exhibit closed January 7, 2024.

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Nina Vichayapai
Gallo Kelsey

EXPLORE THE ARTWORK

Preview dozens of artworks in all mediums by over 30 artists, including an Artist-in-Residence, three newly commissioned murals, a juried group show and an installation drawn from the Museum’s art collection.

A fantastical atmosphere where aircraft and elements are infused with colorful schematics and shifting scenery.

A person stands atop a ladder panting a large butterfly on a wall

Vasquez’s inspiration for choosing these icons comes from flight and more importantly, the feeling of freedom. The feeling that comes with flight and the environmental connection to it.

Hanging sculpture made of fabric and seed paper in the shape of a raining cloud.

Artist Nina Vichayapai explores the intersection between humans, the environment, survival, and innovation.

A dark purple poster with stylistic lettering reading "SST Think Light"

A colorful, motivational poster series that took inspiration from the psychedelic art of the 1960s.

Interior of the T. Evans Wyckoff Memorial bridge at The Museum of Flight

A collection of sounds representing milestone events in the history of aviation, space exploration, and popular aviation-themed music broadcasted by speakers strategically placed along the length of the T. Evans Wyckoff Memorial bridge.

A digital art print of the outer atmosphere of Earth filled with labeled space junk.

Ever since we’ve be going into space, we’ve been leaving debris behind. Aura is a figurative map depicting the scale of human-made space junk that orbits Earth.

A 2D wood block with green, white and blue beads on a black square panel in the shape of the city of Tokyo.

MICHIKO TANAKA

MICHIKO TANAKA

Michiko Tanaka is a Seattle-based multimedia artist who has worked extensively abroad.

JESSICA DOLENCE

JESSICA DOLENCE

Jessica Dolence is a Seattle-based artist and designer interested in digital decoration and ornamentation in relationship to CyberFeminism and virtual interior desi

GREGORY BLACKSTOCK

GREGORY BLACKSTOCK

Gregory Blackstock (1943-2023) was a Seattle-based artist who specialized in hand-drawn art cataloguing the world around him.

A section of a rocket sculpture made of painted wood.

W. SCOTT TRIMBLE

W. SCOTT TRIMBLE

W. Scott Trimble is a sculptural artist in the Seattle area who focuses on site-specific and interactive sculptural forms. Trimble’s work is inspired by the natural world and our created […]

An art quilt depicting the view from an airplane window over a wing looking down at water.

JANET DARCHER

JANET DARCHER

Janet Darcher is a fiber artist based in southwest Washington State, along the Naselle River.

A close-up of a mixed media artwork featuring historic figure Mary Jackson on a square panel made of white encaustic and copper. Woven copper wire and beads hang below each piece.

MEGHAN ELIZABETH TRAINOR

MEGHAN ELIZABETH TRAINOR

Meghan Elizabeth Trainor is a Seattle-based artist writer, lecturer, performer and curator whose work centers on the through lines between computer science, technology, and esoterica.

Artist Harriet Salmon hanging one of her woven sculptures on a wall.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE:

HARRIET SALMON

Harriet Salmon is a practicing artist and arts professional based in the Seattle area. Salmon’s work addressed how we’ve historically reshaped nature and how it’s been viewed, manipulated, and consumed culturally.

FREEDOM'S THREADS

JEFFREY STENBOM

Surrounded by the stories, aircraft, and artifacts from World War II, artist Jeffrey Stenbom pays tribute to those who have served in the U.S. military with his piece, Freedom’s Threads.

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