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Durham County Library Screens Bending Sticks

Program: Film Screening: Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty
Date: Tuesday, April 1
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Join filmmakers Kenny Dalsheimer and Penelope Maunsell for a showing of the award-winning film Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty. The program takes place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

Bending Sticks documents the career of internationally-acclaimed environmental artist Patrick Dougherty. The film follows Dougherty and his collaborators during a year of “stickwork” revealing his creative process, his inspirations and his unusual personal story. The artist has created more than 200 majestic sculptures out of nothing more than saplings. These sculptures have been exhibited at museums across the country, including the North Carolina Museum of Art and the Nasher Museum of Art. A DVD signing will follow the screening.

Dalsheimer founded The Groove Productions in 1996, and co-founded the Bull City Arts Collaborative in 2006. Maunsell founded her film and video company, Penelope Maunsell & Associates, in 1987. Dalsheimer and Maunsell also produced and directed Bending Space: Georges Rousse and the Durham Project.

This program is co-sponsored by the Southern Documentary Fund and Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or


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