Stop "monkey"-ing around... Start your carving! There is still time to get your hanga print to us by our January 15th deadline.
Best of show and two runner up gift certificates from McClains and Hiromi Paper will be awarded. A catalog of chosen works will be produced for all the USA exhibition sites.
Join the fun! View contest rules and download an entry form here.
Passing of a Kiteflier - Margo Brown
We were saddened to hear of Margo's passing in an email we received this week. She will be missed by the many friends she made through kiting and remembered for her dedication to the sport - giving back to the kiting community in a variety of leadership roles with professionalism, commitment, and tireless energy. Our deepest sympathy goes out to her husband Bevan, her family, and friends. - Ali Fujino, Drachen Foundation
Few Kites Flew Higher Than Eubel-san...
Our world has lost one of its giants.
Dr. Paul Eubel passed from our presence on June 23rd. He was in his home with his wife and two sons, doing what he did best, working on the next Art Kite exhibition.
Please read our remembrance of Dr. Eubel here on the Drachen Foundation website.
To our valued Drachen readership,
There are times at our small-staffed foundation when we miss things in process. This is the case with the wonderful article on Japanese kites which was published in our last issue of Discourse. The error was ours, and we apologize to Mr. Eishin Iddittie, the author of the Japanese kite article, thus correcting our mistake of crediting it to Mr. Masaaki Modegi.
Come "Interact" with Us
In keeping with the Drachen spirit - moving faster than wind - we discovered that many of our projects and experiences with kites were real time. To share this, we have developed several new features on our website.
Kites in all Forms and Colors Fly in the Gota de Plata Pachuca, Mexico
To help celebrate the annual festival of San Francisco in the city of Pachuca Mexico (two hours north of Mexico City), the inauguration of this phenomenal exhibition of 319 art kites was opened by Scott Skinner of Drachen and the mayor of Pachuca.