DAYTON, Ohio --
More than 100 pieces of art created by local students from schools across the Miami Valley will be on display at the National Museum of the U.S Air Force during the 34th Annual Student Aviation Art Competition and Exhibition. The exhibit will be open from April 1-30.
Student artists from both private and public schools in Clark, Greene, Montgomery and Warren counties created artwork in honor of the Air Force’s 70th birthday with the theme “American Airmen: Breaking Barriers since 1947.” For the past 70 years, American Airmen have been breaking barriers in air, space and cyberspace, resulting in global vigilance, reach and power. Students were encouraged to use their imaginations to explore and create their own artistic interpretations of Air Force innovation - an integral part of how the Air Force trains and employs squadrons; teamwork - the Air Force is the foundation of multi-service, interagency and coalition operations, providing the joint team the ability to fight in the air, on the ground and at sea; and heritage - since 1947 courageous Airmen have refined the Air Force mission to Fly, Fight and Win ensuring the unique contributions of Airpower endure.
Student artwork on display was judged in seven grade-based categories: Grades K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 and special needs Grades K-6 and 7-12.
The exhibit may be viewed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily in the museum’s Cold War Gallery, in front of the F-82B aircraft.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year about one million visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.
NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, please contact the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at (937) 255-3286.
NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, please contact Rob Bardua at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-1386.