The Frontiers of Flight Museum presents Vectors: Abstractions in Aviation Art
- Jul. 6, 2012
- 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About the Artist
Don Parr is a Dallas financial advisor and artist. While living in New York City in the 1970s, he was inspired by the contemporary artists in the abstract impressionist, minimalist and color field genres and created his first paintings. After a 35-year hiatus he returned to his art, using color field and abstract impressionist techniques with aviation themes. Many of his current works employ aluminum panels and constructions with aircraft designs and are the focus of his 2012 show, Vectors, at The Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas.
ParrÃ¢ÂÂs works portray the functional aesthetics of aircraft design Ã¢ÂÂan elegant balance of strength, weight, and aerodynamic efficiency. His art captures the essence of this balance with artistic abstraction that facilitates appreciation of the underlying uncontrived, pure aesthetics. He focuses on early airplanes with fabric covered wood frames as well as those with all-metal construction with riveted aluminum panels. Parr constantly seeks new methods to celebrate this extraordinary expression of function rarely found in man-made products.
The Frontiers of Flight Museum is located on the southeast corner of Dallas Love Field Airport at 6911 Lemmon Avenue (at University). Over 25 aircraft and space vehicles are on display, including the Command Module from the Apollo 7 space mission, a complete Southwest Airlines Boeing 737, and the one-of-a-kind Vought V-173 Ã¢ÂÂFlying Pancake.Ã¢ÂÂ Comprehensive and engaging exhibits include thousands of rare aviation artifacts, photographs and memorabilia. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Regular admission rates are $8 for adults; $6 for seniors (65+); $5 for children/youth ages 3 through 17; and free for children under age 3. For more information, call (214) 350-1651 or visit www.flightmuseum.com.
- Sep. 21, 2012
- 5:00 PM