“Never put boundaries on your thinking. Never.”
-Peter F. Magoski
We recognize that without Peter F. Magoski the Colony would not be here. It is that reason we are named the Magoski Arts Colony. He claims no credit in the foundation of the colony and admits that the wild idea of allowing his son, Michael Magoski, live out a vision is the sole groundwork for the space today.
Speaking of space, Peter F. Magoski has contributed to much more than our small art community here in Fullerton, California. He is a key component in the connection with earth and outer space. The minute he saw a B-29 land, his young teenage eyes lit up and he made his decision: “That’s what I want to do.” Since then, Peter Magoski has worked with the Air Force drafting the forefront of air craft as we know it. In 1959 he accepted the privilege of being on the team to design NASA’s first Apollo Command Module. Later on improving the Apollo missions, overseeing the program through it’s tenth mission. He then went on to be a part of the team that designed and built the last Space Shuttle, Endeavour. And along that path of greatness through the relations he formed within the space programs, he was recognized by Russian counterparts as an indirect contribution to the disintegration of the Soviet Union, and the beginning of the Russian Federation in the early nineties.
So, you see, we start with the stars. We are connected to eachother on earth by the mysteries in space. For that, we pay tribute to the man who not only allows us to thrive, but the man who makes humanity better, Peter F. Magoski.
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