Sunday, May 29, 2011

Portraits of Flight aviation art gallery opening at Intrepid

In celebration of 100 years of American Naval Aviation, my husband Eric, Curator of Aviation and Aircraft Restoration, and his support team at Intrepid, opened the first fine art show at the Museum yesterday.  With his passion for aircraft and for art, and as a 20-year Air Force veteran, Eric was especially pleased to have arranged for the exhibit. (Click on any photo to enlarge).
The exhibit features paintings by members of the American Society of Aviation Artists, a worldwide organization whose goal is to "affirm standards of professionalism, authenticity and artistic quality in aerospace art".

Eric with aviation artist and author Andrew Whyte with his book "How to Draw and Paint Aircraft Like a Pro".  Mr. Whyte signed the copy of the book to Eric.

Rear Admiral Ted Branch, Intrepid CFO Pat Beene, Intrepid President Susan Marenoff-Zausner, artist and President of ASAA Keith Ferris, Curator of Aviation Eric Boehm, Intrepid Executive Vice President Dave Winters
Full house at the gallery opening

The new exhibit, which is located upstairs from the gift shop near the front of the Museum, will run until September 5th and is free with admission.  For more on the exhibit from Intrepid's website, click here.

For more Intrepid events, see gallery at Proof Positive Photography.

SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011


Directly after the gallery opening, Eric and I headed down to Staten Island to attend and photograph the Adoption Ceremony of the majestic USS New York by the Navy League and the September 11th Families' Association.

The hull of the USS New York is made of steel from the fallen World Trade Center towers.  Dozens of family members of 9/11 victims were in attendance along with a host of Navy Leaguers.
Commanding Officer of the USS New York William Hermann, USN accepting adoption plaque from Navy League New York Council President J. Robert Lunney
RDML Robert Ravitz, who was a firefighter on 9/11 and lost a son that day, also a firefighter, presenting a plaque to Commander Hermann for the Adoption of the USS New York by the September 11th Families' Association.  Jennifer Adams, President of the Association, who lost her boyfriend that day, looks on.
"God rays" pouring down on the bow of the ship for the touching ceremony.

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