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Burlington City Arts

Thought Bombers

June 3, 2011 - August 20, 2011

In this exhibition, artist and designer Michael Jager and his team of designers collaborated on the creation of one-of-a-kind kites meant to evoke imagery of grand ideas, personal goals, self reflection and emotions that exist above and beyond our earthly lives. Over the spring semester and throughout the exhibition, artists engaged the community, in the gallery and in area schools, in kite-making to create vibrant individualized expressions of personal narratives. The classroom workshops culminated in an outdoor kite flying festival at Waterfront Park on June 12th. The community kites were on display on the 4th floor of the BCA Center for the duration of the summer. The exhibition transformed the first floor gallery with kites by JDK designers and included original films and regular kite-making workshops for visitors. Highlighting Jager and his team’s twenty years of creative output, including snowboard and product design, and inspired by the legacy of 1960’s activist-artist-nun Sister Corita, this exhibition created a unique fusion of community activism, graphic design and personal expression.

  

Exhibition sponsored by Leunig's Bistro, Seven Days Newspaper, Walsh & Associates, A Division of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

The 2011 exhibition year was underwritten by Free Press Media. Opening events were generously donated by Catering By Dale