Chinese Kites by the Artist Sheng-li Gao

Root Hall
August 8, 2008 through August 28, 2008

An exhibition of fifty Chinese kites will be on view for one month from August 8, 2008 in the Root Gallery, in honor of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. These elegant kites will be installed to float and flutter from the high ceiling transforming the Root Gallery into a dreamlike wonderland. 
Varying in size from around three inches square to two feet by ten feet, the kites depict great soaring birds, forest animals and symbolic Chinese designs created in glorious color by the young master kite maker Sheng-li Gao, who will be an honored guest demonstrating the craft of kite making throughout the show.