Architecture & Design Film Festival @ Tippet Rise Art Center, Sept 23, 2017

We are looking forward to a screening at Tiipet Rise Art Center at the Architecture & Design Film Festival Sat., Sept. 23, 2017 @ 6:15pm. Learn more at the festival website here. And here’s a bit more about this amazing art venue and festival…

Celebrating the unique creative spirit that drives architecture and design, the Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) comes to Tippet Rise this September. Architect Kyle Bergman, ADFF’s founder, will bring a lineup of eight films to Tippet Rise that intimately explore the connections between nature and architecture and examine how architects from around the world grapple with the constraints and inspirations presented by their sites. After an extraordinary summer of music at Tippet Rise, the film festival will cap off the season by celebrating the art center’s equally extraordinary landscape and sculpture. The three-day event will feature guest speakers and Q&A sessions.

10th Anniversary Screening of “Bending Space”, Sun., Oct. 9th @ 8pm, Carolina Theatre of Durham

Penelope and Kenny are very happy to celebrate Georges Rousse’s 2006 transformative public art project in Durham with a 10th Anniversary screening of Bending Space: Georges Rousse and the Durham Project   on Sunday, October 9th @ 8pm at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.

Bending Space holds a special place in our filmmaking hearts. We like to say it’s aged like a fine wine. The film is a great snapshot of Downtown Durham just before the boom, a time when restaurants and bars were scarce and parking spaces plentiful. The film also captures an inspirational story about the power of public art and celebrates the creative process of visionary French photographer/installation artist Rousse.  A decade after we produced Bending Space, much has changed in Durham. The film is a catalyst for dialogue about the relationships and tensions between the arts and development in a rapidly changing urban landscape.

Tickets are $10.75 and available at the Carolina Theatre of Durham box office, 919.560.3030.

This special screening is presented by the CLICK! Photography Festival in partnership with the Southern Documentary Fund.


“Bending Sticks” to premiere on public TV in 2016

We are excited to announce the broadcast premiere of Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty on public TV in 2016. Thanks to the Southern Documentary Fund, UNC-TV, and SCETV for birthing the REEL SOUTH Series. More about the series. . .

The American South – its history, people, culture, and landscape are infused with a sense of heritage like no place else in the country – or the world.

Introducing REEL SOUTH, a new anthology series that highlights the masterful, provocative Southern tradition of storytelling, exploring the alluring and complicated region and its diverse voices and points of view.

A collaboration between UNC-TV, and SCETV , and the Southern Documentary Fund (SDF), REEL SOUTH includes half-hour and hour-long independent, documentary films about the American South. The six acclaimed films of the pilot season (2×60, 4×30) have recently premiered at film festivals and theaters, building buzz and audiences. REEL SOUTH now brings these films to a national audience hungry for authentic stories from one of the most unique corners of America.

Episode 106 – Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick DoughertyRock Hill W: Child

Patrick Dougherty featured at Renwick Gallery Exhibit, “Wonder”

This excerpt from BENDING STICKS will be on view at the Smithsonian’s newly renovated Renwick Gallery as part of a new exhibit featuring a Dougherty stick sculpture. Nine major contemporary artists have been invited to install works that respond to the architectural spaces of this historic landmark in Washington, DC. “Wonder” opens November 13, 2015 and will be on view for six months. More info about “Wonder”:

Doughtery Sculpture at NC Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC

Patrick is nearing completion of his latest sculpture at the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill, NC. Penelope and I stopped by to visit with Patrick and see this work in progress. NCBG Pano7It was great catching up, hearing about Pat’s upcoming projects, and walking through the maze-like creation. This piece is part of the “Sculpture in the Garden” Exhibit and will be completed by Oct. 25th.  There will be a “Meet the Artist” Fri., Oct 17th @ 7pm.

Special Screening at FRANK Gallery July 18th

“Bending Sticks; an evening with Patrich Dougherty” on Friday July 18th . This event will include the screening of the film “Bending Sticks” which  highlights the work of environmental artist Patrick Dougherty’s extraordinary and monumental scale works built with live saplings.The film will be shown at the Varsity Theater at 7:00pm followed by a reception at FRANK Gallery at which the artist will be present. Tickets are $30 and space is limited.