Steve Maloney welcomes you to tour his POP–UP studio in a military tent at The Palm Springs Air Museum in Palm Springs California, where he is working on transforming a bone yard US Army Huey Helicopter shot down in Vietnam in 1969 into a sculpture for his Take Me Home Huey project. In celebration of International Sculpture Day the artist will be on hand for intimate dialogue and demonstration of technique he is using, followed by an artist talk about the entire project he has created. There will be a performance of the Take Me Home Huey song he commissioned by composer lyricist Jeanie Cunningham along with a viewing of the film trailer. A Light Horse Legacy Team will be present to discuss the acquisition and restoration of the Huey #174 they did for the project and provide information about PTSD.
More about the project:
Steve Maloney is partnering with Light Horse Legacy, a non-profit organization supporting Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) veterans and a USA Vietnam War Commemorative Partner. His purpose is to bring awareness and, ultimately, assistance to veterans suffering with PTSD, and to honor war veterans by traveling the exhibition to six national venues over three years during the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. The National Defense Authorization Act, the Secretary of Defense and President Obama have authorized commemorative programs marking the anniversary. A powerful Documentary Film and Song executively produced by Maloney will accompany the artwork, paying homage to the iconic aircraft that was used as a taxi from hell to heaven.For More information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Studio : 10am to 4pm
Jeanie Cunningham Performance : 2pm
Artist Talk : 2:30pm
Event is Free with Museum Entrance