• May 03 2010 by Ali


    Heather and Ivan Morison's visit to Open Satellite in Bellevue, Washington ended in a fine crescendo. Note the ground sculpture of the "Frost King" trees felled from a Bellevue city site, milled and transported to Tieton, Washington where they were "charred black" and returned to Open Satellite for a glorious installation. From here, Heather and Ivan will return to their home and begin the design of more sculptural kites to complement the work begun here in Bellevue.
  • May 03 2010 by Shelly


    In January, the news of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake in Haiti rocked the world. The capitol, Port-au-Prince, with its old and fragile infrastructure, was all but completely destroyed.
  • April 29 2010 by Ali


    Our future resides in what we invest in and what we preserve. Using the age old technology of flying a kite, Mexican Marine Biologist Oscar Frey continues his professional pursuits using KAP. Drachen is proud to have had a line in training Oscar to fly kites over the years! Watch the following news clips: Whale Whisperer Part 1 - April 19th, 2010 Whale Whisperer Part 2 - April 19th, 2010
  • April 05 2010 by Ali


    Life is serendipitous, and it is usually a joy to where it takes us. In November, I had the opportunity to meet Yoko Ott (through a semi sweet 16 birthday party), Director of Open Satellite exhibition space in Bellevue, Washington. Her quick conversation with me brought forth a connection, Heather & Ivan Morison, world-renowned guest artists for the months of April and May. As good directors do, we jumped right in and headed to the finish line, detailing a collaborative project with the Drachen Foundation and Open Satellite.
  • April 04 2010 by Shelly


    Want to know what was happening 34 years ago in the world of kiting? This 1976 calendar is a charming and informative peek to kiting's past, marking national and international festivals, the birthdays of kite notables like Wilbur Wright, and ever-important days like The First Day of Spring. Cover Photo (click image for larger version)