7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • RCC Hunters Woods – the CenterStage
Free • Drop-in • 18 Years and Older
Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty
The feature length documentary Bending Sticks celebrates the 25- year career of internationally renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty, who has created hundreds of monumental, site-specific
sculptures out of nothing more than saplings. The film follows the artist and his collaborators during a year of stick work and reveals Dougherty’s process, personal story and inspirations.
The heart of the film is the creation of five Dougherty commissions in different locations – inside the new wing of the North Carolina Museum of Art, on Main Street in Rock Hill, SC, at a private home in Chapel Hill, NC, at the Bascom Art Center in the mountains of NC, and in the gardens of Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC. At each location, viewers see how Dougherty and many others transform piles of sticks into energetic lines and exuberant forms. Dougherty’s projects invite collaboration and engage communities in the making
and viewing of his very public art. (US, 2013, 54 min.)
Initiative for Public Art-Reston (IPAR), in collaboration with the Greater Reston
Arts Center, is commissioning a temporary, large-scale public artwork that will
be installed in April 2015. This movie is presented in collaboration with IPAR.