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City Hall Gallery Takes Off With Kite Collection

Kite exhibit first of what will be artistic series.

Sponsored By:

The Art Tree

"The Kites of Kyushu" exhibition, from Japan
's southernmost island, show a variety of mythological warrior heroes, divine
beings and mythical beasts.

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The kites are made from traditional materials, paper and
bamboo, and reflect a refinement of craft found in many Japanese traditions.
Like all kites from Japan,
those from Japan’s
southern island of Kyushu
represent a variety of kite-making traditions.

Although the different forms and functions of specific kites
may vary, what remains consistent is the artistry with which they are crafted.

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Kites of Kyushu has been provided by the Drachen Foundation,
and is presented in conjunction with the College of the Canyons first annual
book of the year celebration and the performance of “The Kite Runner” at the Santa
Clarita Performing Arts Center on February 22, 2009.

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Santa Clarita Arts and Events Manager Jeff  Barber said the kite display is the first of
what will be a series of rotating exhibits in City Hall that will change every
few months.

“Take a moment to view the exhibition,” Barber said. “I
encourage you to enjoy the artistry of the kites, but even more important, I
urge you to reminisce about your kite flying experiences as a child or as a
parent.”

City Hall is open Monday through Friday from to