Special Opening $75

The Riverside Art Museum is proud to present SUPERSONIC PALETTE: The Art of Flight by Mike Machat. This exhibit will feature a diverse collection of art loaned by the artist and private collectors in multiple media, as well as the world premiere of new artwork from the artist.

Machat is a master of capturing the image of all types of aircraft and his knowledge of the industry is rivalled by few. His career as an artist has included commercial concept art for airplane manufacturers, the recording of historic moments in aviation history, commissions from record-breaking pilots, and more.

Please join us and the artist on Friday, May 20, 2016, starting at 6:00 p.m. for the special opening reception of this high-flying exhibition.

See fine art and aviation history intersect while you enjoy handcrafted distillery spirits from Stark Spirits, beer from Hangar 24, jazz music, and delectable hors d’oeuvres!

The evening includes the unveiling of a new painting, 36”x60”, that captures Riverside’s unique contribution to aviation history, which the artist describes as his best yet.

Don’t miss the opportunity to bid on two 20-minute flights in Flabob’s open cockpit Marquart Charger biplane and lithographs of “Evening Star” (TWA airliner) and “First Re-Entry” (X-15 rocket plane). 


Thank you to our generous exhibit sponsors:


Bob Harris & Susan Rothermund

Dutton Motor Company

City of Riverside

Hub International

KH Metals & Supply

Jim Myer

Walter & Betty Parks

Steve & Cathy Morford

Gary & Kathy Christmas

Sam Lemon & Judy Davies

Citizens Business Bank