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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.

Artist Nina Vichayapai hanging her cloud and rain sculptures from the Museum ceiling with the assistance of a Museum staff member.

NINA VICHAYAPAI

NINA VICHAYAPAI

Nina Vichayapai is a Northwest-based artist who uses fabric as a language to reveal how surroundings embody humankind.

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

RYAN! FEDDERSEN

RYAN! FEDDERSEN

RYAN! is a Tacoma-based visual artist who specializes in creating site-specific installations and public artworks which invite people to consider their relationships to the environment, technology, society, and culture. Her […]

Two mixed media glass sculptures of spaceships in an art gallery.

RIK ALLEN

RIK ALLEN

Rik Allen is a glass sculptor who has based his studio practice in the Pacific Northwest since the 1990s. Allen’s work is recognizable for his whimsical depictions of machinery and the artist’s distinctive metallic treatment of surface textures.

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 monoprint of an aerial landscape made up of organic overlapping shapes in yellows, blues and browns.

ROSEMARY DEPLER COHEN

ROSEMARY DEPLER COHEN

Rosemary Depler Cohen is a multimedia artist working exclusively in monotype printmaking since 2018.

Artist Esmeralda Vasquez paints bright green on the wall atop a scissor lift.

Esmeralda Vasquez

Esmeralda Vasquez

Esmeralda Vasquez is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist, teaching artist, and muralist currently based out of the Seattle area.

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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