During April and May, NeoKite artists and volunteers worked with classes from the Questa Alta Vista Elementary and Rio Costilla Elementary Schools, introducing them to the history and art of tethered aircraft. Kite and windsock-making workshops were followed by field trips to the Wild Rivers Recreation Area. The students had a great time flying their new wind-art creations and hiking.
The project will culminate in September with a kite exhibition at Ocho, a new art space in Questa, and at NeoRio with the premiere of the NeoKite project video. NeoKite is organized by LEAP, Wild Earth Studio, and local artist volunteers in collaboration with the BLM Taos Field Office and the Questa School District. Click to read more about NeoKite and NeoRio 2012