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Student artwork to be exhibited at museum

More than 130 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 33rd Annual Student Aviation Art Competition and Exhibition. The exhibit will be open from April 2-May 1, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo)

More than 130 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 33rd Annual Student Aviation Art Competition and Exhibition. The exhibit will be open from April 2-May 1, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio --

More than 130 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 33rd Annual Student Aviation Art Competition and Exhibition. The exhibit will be open from April 2 through May 1.

 

Student artists from both private and public schools in Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Warren counties created artwork based on the theme “Helicopters: Past, Present and Future!” Students were encouraged to research any type of helicopter, including those in the museum’s collection, then use their imaginations to explore and create their own artistic interpretations. Students could depict one or more helicopters in their artwork, and they could do renderings of past aircraft, current helicopters or even those possibly flying in the future!

 

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, adjacent to the WB-50 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 Sarah Swan at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-1283.

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