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New Downtown Kites Exhibit Features Local Artists

Post Date:05/02/2017 1:11 PM

The City of Vista’s ninth exhibit of “Kites Over Vista,” was installed on Friday, May 5, 2017. The six sculptures are being displayed downtown through April, 2018.

The Public Arts Commission’s “Kites Over Vista” project has provided a venue to showcase sculptures in public areas of downtown Vista for the past eight years.  The “Kites Over Vista” exhibits have been extremely successful in the promotion of public art through the sale/donation of 13 Kites for public display and five Kites currently on consignment. 

Kite Name, Artist Name & City of Residence

  • Defy by Rebecca Goodman of Vista
  • Imagination by John Meyer of Temecula
  • Inner-Pulse by Lisa Slovis Mandel and David Mandel of San Diego
  • Into the Current by Janis Jones of Vista
  • Quetzalcoatl by Sergey Gornushkin of San Diego
  • Useful Constraints by Nico Meyer of San Diego 

The goal of the “Kites Over Vista” program is to create a vibrant temporary art program that will enhance Vista through a variety of unique original artwork; stimulate public interest of art and artists; engage and educate visitors about the City of Vista’s Public Art’s Program, the selected artist and the featured artwork; and provide a venue for artists to promote their artwork.

Thirteen Kite models were submitted by twelve artists and the six sculptures were selected by the City of Vista’s Public Arts Commission. Once selected, the “Kite” artwork remains the property of the artist and may be sold upon completion of the display period.  



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Kites sculpture by Janis Jones