“The Art of Aviation,” a group art exhibition produced in partnership with the Aviation Museum of Santa Paula, celebrates the magic of flight and the significance of aviation in the story of Ventura County. The exhibit will be on display through Nov. 6. Santa Paula is proud to be home to the oldest airport in Ventura County. Santa Paula Airport was established in 1930, and is world-renowned for its antique aircraft and the famous pilots who have chosen to fly there, including Pancho Barnes, Charles Lindbergh, and Chuck Yeager. The Art of Aviation illustrates the many aspects of aviation through art — from airplanes and pilots to airports and aerial views. Many of the scenes on display were painted on location at the Santa Paula Airport.
The group exhibition features artworks by over 30 artists, including Susanne Belcher, Sharon Brooks, John Brown, L.T. Bunning, Douglas Castleman, Janice Dickenson, Bernadette DiPietro, Bruce Everett, Katie Fagan, Barbara Gassner, Ray Harris, Sergio Hernandez, Eul Hurley, Kathy Ikerd, Laquisha Jennings, Natalie Kelly, Norman Kirk, Chuck Kovacic and James Wisnowski.
The Santa Paula Art Museum is located at 117 North Tenth Street in downtown Santa Paula. The Museum’s regular hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m. Regular admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, and is free for museum members and students.