May 4 to June 30, 2013
Contemporary Kites from Around the World
See a great variety of contemporary kites by eighteen artists from around the world. Selected from the kite collections of the Drachen Foundation.
Paper in Flight
Led by an expert in handmade paper, 8 international artists traveled to Kochi, one of Japan’s major papermaking centers. In just under a week of work, the artists experienced the art of making “washi”, traditional Japanese handmade paper, and incorporated washi in new contemporary kite works.
The art kites in the exhibition “Paper in Flight”, demonstrate the utility, strength, and beauty of Japanese handmade paper, long associated with the renowned Japanese kite-making tradition. However, these kites are anything but ordinary. Each artist pursued his or her own approach, exploring unusual formats, innovative structures, unorthodox combinations of materials, and unique subject matter. While nodding to tradition, these kites are flying sculptures, engineered for flight and inventive statements of art intended for the sky.
On loan from the Drachen Foundation, a non-profit corporation devoted to the increase and diffusion of knowledge about kites worldwide.
Showing at Swift Current Museum May 4 to June 30, 2013:
Kites to Kitty Hawk
Human flight has relied on developments made in kite design throughout history. This exhibition presents examples of historical kites known to have contributed to the design of the first airplanes.
Public viewing during regular gallery hours is free and everyone is welcome!
Guided group tours are available at anytime. For bookings please call T: 306-778-2736
Exhibition Viewing Hours:
Monday to Thursday - 1:00 to 5:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Friday to Sunday - 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Closed during exhibition changes. Closed Sundays in July and August. Closed statutory holidays.
(Dates and hours subject to change due to special events and availability of volunteers. Please call ahead to avoid disappointment.)