Local artist Marc Chenevert donates his portfolio to the National Museum of Commercial Aviation

Asheville-based photorealistic artist Marc Young Chenevert has announced that he will release his portfolio of aviation artwork to the National Museum of Commercial Aviation in Atlanta, Ga. Chenevert’s career spanned 50 years during which around 75-percent of his drawings dealt with commercial aviation. His subject matter, outside of aviator, has ranged widely. Other media that he’s used includes pencil, charcoal, pastel and watercolor.

The presentation to the museum takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 27. “The Museum’s Chief Curator and Executive Director, Mr. Grant Wainscott, says he is delighted with Marc’s generous gift,” says a press release. “All of Marc’s aviation artwork is included in this gift to the Museum with the exception of his Braniff International Airways drawings (which he plans to donate to a group in Dallas, Texas). This group is currently working towards a Braniff International Museum that will be exclusive to historical Braniff memorabilia, art and artifacts, including artworks by the renowned Alexander Calder as well as those of Marc Y. Chenevert.”

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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