Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty

Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty - Kenny Dalsheimer & Penelope Maunsell

Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty – Kenny Dalsheimer & Penelope Maunsell

Kenny Dalsheimer and Penelope Maunsell co-directed this film.

Kenny Dalsheimer is an award-winning filmmaker, cinematographer, and editor. He founded The Groove Productions in 1996. Dalsheimer received his MA in Anthropology from Duke University in 1985 and taught middle school social studies for ten years at Carolina Friends School. He splits his time now creating locally inspired documentaries, producing non-profit videos and teaching youth video workshops. One of his other projects includes teaching a variety of youth video workshops in schools across NC and producing documentary style videos for community groups and non-profits.

Penelope Maunsell is an award-winning independent producer who has been working with colleges and universities and businesses for many years. An experienced producer in the recruitment and fundraising film and video business, she travels all over the country and internationally directing and producing. Her work has appeared on the big screen, in festivals, and all over the web.

Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty: The Movie:  Bending Sticks celebrates the 25-five 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 NC 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.

October 8: The City of Suwanee  Suwanee, GA
October 10: Madison-Morgan Cultural Center Madison, GA
October 11: City of Hapeville  Hapeville, GA
October 13: Banners At McNeese  Lake Charles, LA
October 14: Vermillionville Living History Musuem Foundation, Inc. Lafayette, LA
October 15: Arts Council of Central Louisiana  Alexandria, LA


Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty from The Groove Productions on Vimeo.