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Model aircraft exhibit opens at Bowen Center for the Arts
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From now until Feb. 19, the Bowen Center for the Arts is hosting a model aircraft display in conjunction with the North Georgia Model Aviators. - photo by Erica Jones

From now until Feb. 19, the Bowen Center for the Arts is hosting an impressive display of dozens of model aircraft courtesy of the North Georgia Model Aviators. 

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From now until Feb. 19, the Bowen Center for the Arts is hosting a model aircraft display in conjunction with the North Georgia Model Aviators. - photo by Erica Jones

According to a press release by the Bowen, the display, which officially opened on Jan. 15, consists of more than 50 model aircraft contributed by 25 of the North Georgia Model Aviators (NGMA) members. The aircraft, ranging in size, color and type, hang from the Bowen’s ceilings and walls and cover tables in the center of the rooms in the art center. 

Throughout the duration of the exhibit, representatives of the NGMA will be available periodically to answer questions and to teach exhibit visitors about the art of building and flying the model aircraft. 

“Docents will be available periodically through the week and each Saturday to welcome guests, answer questions and to man the NGMA ‘Getting Started/Flight Training’ station that will include a flight simulator and lots of information on getting started in the hobby,” the release said. “Learn the types of training models and view the Member’s starter aircraft, complete with all the bumps and bruises of learning to fly.” 

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From now until Feb. 19, the Bowen Center for the Arts is hosting a model aircraft display in conjunction with the North Georgia Model Aviators. - photo by Erica Jones

Featured lectures and demonstrations will take place every Saturday, according to the release.

“On Jan. 29 at 1 p.m., expert Bob Marks will demonstrate the basics of the art of flying radio-controlled craft,” the release said. “Another expert, Michael Smallwood, will also plan on his demo of FPV (First Person View) flying and teach some basics of the art. Richard Rider will also be back with his handmade 3D printing machine to demonstrate aircraft part-making.” 

For information on dates and times of additional scheduled events and demos during the NGMA exhibit, check with the Bowen, the release said. It added a special thanks to Event Coordinators Michael Smallwood and Greg English, as well as all of the NGMA club members. 

The Bowen is located at 334 Highway 9 North and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. For more information on the Bowen, including scheduled events, future exhibits and other questions, go to https://www.bowenarts.org/ or contact Executive Director Ginny Greenwood by calling 706-216-2787 or emailing director@bowenarts.org.