SkyWindWorld organizes kite exhibits in major public venues where millions can enjoy the visual and educational impacts of these unique pieces of art.

We invite you to click on any collection name to browse through the exciting photos of its distinctive and meaningful pieces. You will see first hand how we bring the magical world
of kites to people everywhere!

Guided tours of our current kite exhibit are available for groups of any size and age. Advanced reservations are required. For tour reservations contact Terry Zee Lee at (406) 698-9369 or email: skywindworld@mailcan.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cellular Kite Celebration

The “Celebration of Cellular Kites” exhibit features award-winning pieces built over the past 20 years by artists from around the world.

Cellular kites are inventive formations that are beautiful from every visual plane, bringing function and form together in a whole new dimension. Fascinating angles combined with bright, colorful panels create unusual, unique sky sculptures that are unrivaled in appearance and stability. However, few people know their place in history … a fascinating evolution that involves Dr. Alexander Graham Bell and the beginning of manned flight, rescue indicators for World War II allied airman who were downed at sea, the development of the National Weather Service’s weather monitoring equipment, and much more.

 






Although most people recognize Bell as the inventor of the telephone, he also had a great passion for both aeronautics and kites, and used kites to further his knowledge of human assisted flight. The first controlled manned flight took place in one of Bell's kites in 1907—an extremely large cellular kite named the Cygnet. Bell’s contributions to the development of flight are significant; however in America, the chief stimulus for scientific kite-flying was recognition by the United States Weather Bureau that important information could be obtained concerning weather using kites capable of lifting meteorological instruments to high elevations. Congress made appropriations to the Weather Bureau to aid its kite experiments, and a number of meteorological stations throughout the United States and Europe used kites as a part of the science of predicting weather until satellites were deployed. Perhaps one of the most admirable uses of cellular kites was the famous “Gibson Girl” kites that were given to allied airman to release if they were downed at sea. Examples of these historic kites are included in this exhibit.

 

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS (Please scroll down to view all the kites in the exhibit)

1. Drake Smith, Springfield, Virginia


2. Ferruh Baysu, Ankara,Turkey

3. Harold Ames, King George, Virginia


15. Kathy Goodwind
4. Sponsor’s Kite


16. Michael Alvarez


5. Drake Smith

17. Spenser Chun


6. Tony Ferrel


18. Cliff Quinn
7. Maurizio Angeletti
19. Ferruh Baysu


8. Sam Huston
20. Tony Ferrel


9. Premier Kites
21. Kathy Goodwind


10. John Pollock


22. Bobby Stanfield
11. Bobby Stanfield


23. Waldof Box Kite - Donated by Margo and Bevan Brown


12. Drake Smith


24. Jan Pieter Kuil and Jan Van Nederpelt, Netherlands

13. Stuart Allan


25. Paul and Helena Morgan, Shropshire, UK


14. Ron Gibian
26. John Pollock