February 5, 2024
2024-01-24 Student Program 04
A major, new oil painting of Ohioans in Space was unveiled and installed in the Ohio Statehouse Rotunda facing the picture of the Wright Brothers. The project is funded by private donations.
Related events hosted on January 24, 2024 at the Ohio Statehouse:
Student program in the Atrium sponsored by COSI, NASA and Ohio science museums.
Panel discussion on Space, Science, Aviation and Aerospace.
Panel discussion on Statehouse Art and the role of art in civic life.
Artist Bill Hinsch signed the collectible prints of the artwork at the Statehouse Museum Shop.
Receptions, Dinner and Remarks
Unveiling of the new painting, "Ohioans in Space," in the Rotunda of the Ohio Statehouse.
Videos of these events can be seen on www.OhioChannel.org.
The 12 ft. by 9 ft. artwork was painted by William “Bill” Hinsch, and shows Ohio astronauts, John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell and Judith Resnik along with Flight Director Gene Kranz and their spacecraft. A plaque with more than 25 names of Ohio astronauts will be installed near the painting.
NASA astronauts from Ohio who were at the Ohio Statehouse on January 24, 2024 are, Michael Good, Don Thomas and Carl Walz.