Apr 22

Twin Cities Earth Day Event

Twin Cities Carleton Club Earth Day Event

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007
11:00 am / Twin Cities

Wishes for the Sky

Sunday, April 22, 2007, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(Special gathering for the Carleton group at 1 p.m.)

Harriet Island, St. Paul

1000 Blue Kites Carry Wishes to the Sky

A Free Public Art Event

A thousand blue kites will fill the air and wind chimes will sound throughout the day on the banks of the Mississippi River on Earth Day, April 22, 2007. St. Paul’s Artist-in-Residence and Carleton alum Marcus Young ’91, choreographer and calligrapher Shen Pei, composer Mary Ellen Childs, sound designer Cody Anderson, and architect Peter Kramer along with many environmental, peace, arts and cultural organizations are creating a free, contemporary art event inspired by the ancient Asian traditions of flying wishes on kites.

Wishes for the Sky will be an interactive experience inviting audiences to realize a work of public art. Participants will write wishes on artist-made, bird-shaped kites and fly them to create an evolving, mobile sculpture in the air. Wishes for the Sky will also give participants the opportunity to make Promises to the Earth to adopt sustainable practices.

Carleton alums, parents and friends are invited to take part in this nature-inspired day of wishing and promising. The Earth Day event is free and open to the public anytime between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., rain or shine. At 1 p.m., please gather by the food and drink tents by the front entrance at which time Marcus Young ’91 will talk to the Carleton group and answer questions.

Questions or more information? Visit: or email Marcus.

Sponsored by Twin Cities Carleton Club. Contact: bnystrom