Sun, Mar 11, 2007
Show Will Pay Tribute To Veterans Of Southeast Asia
A central theme of the 2007 Slidell (LA) Air Show will be paying
tribute to Vietnam War veterans... and the official air show
poster, created by an area artist, will bring that message
The poster sports a stark depiction of three UH-I Iroquis
helicopter gunships flying over Vietnam's Halong Bay on the Gulf of
Tonkin at sunset. The striking imagery was created by William J.
"Bill" Prudhomme, whose poster was the winning entry among the 19
submissions by artists in the air show's first annual poster
Prudhomme (right) said a
quote from the celebrated Modernist sculptor Henry Moore best
summarizes his technique and intention: "Art is the expression of
the imagination, not the duplication of reality."
The poster promotes the third annual Slidell Air Show, to be
held at Slidell Municipal Airport (ASD) March 30-April 1. One
hundred signed and numbered copies of Prudhomme's poster will be
printed and 90 of them sold to the public for $50 each.
Prudhomme will receive $200, and 10 posters for himself. The
original entry remains the property of the airport.
The 2007 Slidell Air Show's official opening ceremony begins at
noon March 31, with a flag presentation by the Marine Corps Color
Guard and the singing of the National Anthem.
The EAA will offer free Young Eagles flights March 31 and April
1 for children ages 7 - 17 from 9-11:45 am. Jesuit Bend Helicopters
and Warbird Sky Ventures will provide helicopter and vintage
aircraft rides throughout the weekend.
Aerial demonstrations begin at 12:30 pm March 31 with a
parachute jump by Skydive N'Awlins, followed by scheduled flights
by the A-10 Thunderbolts, F-15 Eagles, C-130 Hercules and UH-60
Black Hawk helicopter and much more, including on-ground
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