The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Sunday, December 21, 2014


Museum Exhibits Pictures Drawn by Delta Passengers
This photo supplied by Delta flight attendant Jewel Van Valin shows a drawing that a passenger did of her. Van Valin has been giving crayons to passengers since shortly after the Sept. 11th attacks, asking them to draw pictures, and the Palm Springs Air Museum is hosting an exhibit of the art. AP Photo/Jewel Van valin.
PALM SPRINGS, CA (AP).- A museum is showing artwork collected by a Delta flight attendant who started handing out crayons to passengers after the Sept. 11th attacks.

The Palm Springs Air Museum is showing "Plane Art — Connecting People" through Jan. 25. Several dozen pictures are hanging at the museum, and many others are available for visitors to leaf through in folders.

The pictures were collected by Delta flight attendant Jewel Van Valin. She got the idea a few months after 9/11, when the airline began substituting paper for linens as tray table covers.

She said one passenger who noticed the change "threw his head back and rolled his eyes, and I could tell he was thinking, 'What's next?' That look clinched it for me." Van Valin had a box of crayons in her flight bag and started putting a crayon on each tray.

"The passengers started laughing and drawing," she recalled. "It was a way to reconnect after 9/11."

She later contacted Crayola, and the company now supplies her with Rainbow Twistables, which are crayons that have four colors in one tube.

Van Valin says that passengers are wary initially when she asks them if they're "ready to have some fun, but then the crayons come out and they start laughing."

Some passengers tell her that they don't know how to draw, "but I tell them that it's not about drawing, it's about having fun."

Van Valin hangs the pictures up on airplane paneling during flights so passengers can see each other's work. She saves all the pictures and estimates she has about 3,500 drawings.

"Jewel started this following 9/11 to calm passengers nerves as they flew Delta," said Palm Springs Air Museum director Sharon Maguire. Maguire added that Van Valin's idea proved that "one resourceful, caring person can connect people, start conversations and build relationships."

For more information about visiting the museum, go to http://www.palmspringsairmuseum.org.



Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.


Palm Springs Air Museum | Plane Art Connecting People | Van Valin |




Today's News

December 22, 2009

Over 1,000 Unpublished Letters and Postcards by Joan Miró See the Light of Day

$12-Million Gift from Mandel Family Goes to Israel Museum

Pope Benedict XVI Says Visit to Holocaust Memorial 'Upsetting'

Ahlen Art Museum to Present a Special Exhibition "Intimacy! Bathing in Art"

New Works on Paper Section Attracts First-Time Exhibitors to TEFAF Maastricht

ARCOmadrid_2010 was Officially Presented at Museo Reina Sofia

Third Solo Exhibition for Esteban Pastorino Díaz at PDNB Gallery

London to Hold Year Long Celebration of Stamps, Design and Postal Heritage

Second Solo Show for Oliver Laric at Seventeen Gallery

Pop Up Exhibition on View at the Empire State Building

Scream Gallery Winter Exhibition Features Hopper, Doherty & Wood

Snite Museum of Art to Show Selected Drawings from Weisberg Collection

Museum Exhibits Pictures Drawn by Delta Passengers

Zabludowicz Collection Anounces Largest Ever Showcase of Works from its Collection

The Nelson-Atkins Explores New Narrative Pathways and Inventive Cinematic Experiences

Vaclava Spala Gallery in Prague Shows "Symbio: a Digital Heartbeat"

Chagall Exhibit Pulled from Troubled Fresno Museum

Arne Quinze Exhibits a Selection of Works from His Africa Electronica Exhibition

Tino Sehgal to Create a Special Mise-en-Scene at the Guggenheim

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Colossal statue of Amenhotep III unveiled on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt

2.- British royals crown New York visit with gala dinner

3.- Missing artwork rediscovered in "Stuart Little" sells for over 200,000 euros at auction

4.- Rossetti's Venus Verticordia soars at Sotheby's in London to sell for £2.88 million

5.- Russian magnate buys, then returns Nobel prize to American geneticist James Watson

6.- Egyptian Museum unveils four newly renovated halls of the famed Tutankhamun gallery

7.- 'The Secret of Dresden: From Rembrandt to Canaletto' on view at the Groninger Museum

8.- Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum reopens after three-year renovation

9.- More than 200 queries about works by possible heirs received on Nazi-era art hoard

10.- Attorney, artist and filmmaker reflects on the seven lessons learned at 2014 Art Basel Miami Beach



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site