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Museum Hosts Reception for Artist Michael Birawer June 17

Official Seafair 65th anniversary painting on view with vintage Blue Angel jet

SEATTLE, June 9, 2014–On Tuesday, June 17 at 1 p.m. there will be a public reception for artist Michael Birawer at The Museum of Flight.

Photo of the Seafair 65th Anniversary painting next to The Museum of Flight's Douglas A-4 Blue Angel.
Photo of the Seafair 65th Anniversary painting next to The Museum of Flight’s Douglas A-4 Blue Angel.
Birawer was commissioned by Seafair to paint the official artwork commemorating the Seattle event’s 65th anniversary in 2014. The painting is on view at the Museum until Aug. 4, and reflects Seafair’s Lake Washington boat races and airshow with the Navy Blue Angels flight team. The artwork is displayed next to the Museum’s vintage Douglas A-4 Skyhawk that flew as a Blue Angel in the 1980s. Birawer will be signing autographs and meeting museum visitors at the painting from 1-4 p.m.

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