Jim Thompson’s kites are a wonder to see: a menagerie of beasts and birds and an occasional human. He constructs the traditional diamond-shaped kites with craft paper, wooden dowels, and fish line. Jim uses acrylics to paint a face with eyes staring directly at the viewer, so you have the sense that it is you, not them, being viewed. He has been featured in many publications, on radio, and on WCAX TV’s “Made in Vermont” segment. Two of his kites were featured in an exhibit of kites from around the world at the Eretz Museum in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Check out Jim Thompson's kites at the Co-op through May. To learn more about our Art in the Café program, click here.