Meet aviation artist at Friday reception

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Art gives wings to David Gray’s creativity. The painter and sketcher who spent most of his childhood in Columbus will speak during a free opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday about his current exhibit at Gallery 506 in the Columbus Area Visitors Center.

Refreshments and beer/wine will be served.

This show, which runs through February, consists primarily of Gray’s paintings and drawings depicting military aircraft. Also on display are model airplanes on loan from the local Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum.

While majoring in history at Mississippi State from 1981 to 1984, Gray produced his first commissioned, limited-edition print – an F-16 – which sold out in three months.

Read more in Friday’s Republic.

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Tom Jekel is editor of The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5665.