Carlton A. Eddy, Ph.D., has always enjoyed painting, but this year his hobby has taken flight. Dr. Eddy is an associate professor of ob-gyn and now a featured artist at the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Fla.
The museum is one of the world’s foremost aviation museums and preserves the legacy of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard through art. This year marked the museum’s fourth juried aviation art contest. Dr. Eddy’s paintings, "Sader Ball," "Holding on Amber" and "Stinger 300," were selected to hang in the museum through May 2004. Dr. Eddy said he is proud to have been chosen for the exhibit, especially during a time when U.S. military forces are engaged in the war on terrorism.
"This is such an important time in history," Dr. Eddy said. "People are very interested in what our military forces are doing in the Middle East. It is deeply satisfying to be able to play a role in telling the story of naval aviation and to help bring the history of the aircraft and the people who fly them to life."
The museum expects more than 1.5 million visitors to view the exhibit this year.
Dr. Eddy’s work also has been displayed in the George Bush Pavilion of the Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg and was featured on the television program "Texas Country Reporter" with Bob Phillips two years ago.
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