The original exhibition seeks to provide a visually dynamic and newsworthy narrative of the true-to-life discovery of this modern-day treasure uncovered in Sedona, Arizona by Arizona State University alumni, subject expert, and professionally trained speaker, Nova Hall
The Flying Over Time team has encompassed nearly a hundred volunteers over the years. We are a diverse group of individuals from multiple religious backgrounds and groups. We all seek to expand storytelling, and unite art and science through the lens of history. This includes the betterment of STEM, the humanities, and encouraging girls or at-risk youth in innovative/technical fields.
Flying Over Time’s traveling exhibition is an retelling of a story of discovery, technology, history, and art through the designer of the Spirit of St. Louis and the team that crafted it in 60 days.
The Art, Book, and the ASU Exhibition:
Nova Hall’s journey started during his bachelor of arts degree program at ASU in the New Collage, when his mentor and friend Professor Leandro Soto (master painter) challenged him to paint from a different and deeply personal direction: the discovery of his Grandfather’s lost history. After those initial college classes, the Spirit and Creator book which was first published in 2002 developed into a collection of art, theater, and digital immersion exhibitions. ASU proposed sponsoring the organization into a full 501-C3 educational charity.
With the certification of the Arizona Non-profit as tax exempt, the book: Spirit and Creator: The Man Behind Lindbergh’s Flight to Paris which stands as Donald A. Hall’s personal history of the building of the Spirit of St. Louis. A book which he wrote through the lens of his camera in 1927.
Leandro Soto directly gifted the name of the organization and Dean Monica Casper (UCSD) sponsored it. She acted as the organizations first Chair during her time as assistant Dean at ASU, AZ. With ASU’s financial and institutional support, plus local donors like David Frazer, three additional evolutions of the exhibition where developed. These events have been held at 10+ locations around Arizona. These events where multifunctional traveling exhibitions with digital and immersive components for putting the “A” in STEAM.
The most recent professional show was at the West Valley Art Museum in Peoria City Hall, Arizona. The painting “The Team” was recently accepted into the museums permanent collection with an unveiling TBD, 2023