Thursday, June 2, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Thought Bombers at BCA Gallery in Burlington

June 3 - August 20, 2011

Opening Reception, Artist Talk + Kite Making Workshop:
Friday, June 3rd, 5-8pm

In this exhibition, artist and designer Michael Jager and his team of designers collaborate 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 will engage the community, in the gallery and in area schools, in kite-making to create vibrant individualized expressions of personal narratives. The classroom workshops will culminate in an outdoor kite flying festival at Waterfront Park on June 12th. The community kites will be on display on the 4th floor of the BCA Center for the duration of the summer. The exhibition will transform the first floor gallery with kites by JDK designers and will include 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 creates a unique fusion of community activism, graphic design and personal expression.