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----- NC: Day of the Dead in Mexico - begins today

September 10 – December 13, 2013
Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00am – 4:30pm
EXHIBIT: Life After Death: The Day of the Dead in Mexico
The Wake Forest Museum of Anthropology's annual exhibit includes new information with sections about the celebration’s history and its unique folk art. The centerpiece is a traditional Mexican ofrenda: a home altar with sugar skulls, colorful tissue paper cutouts, food and beverage offerings, marigolds, and photos of deceased relatives to honor the dead. A children’s ofrenda and a digital photo essay illustrating different aspects of the celebration are also on display. Text is in English and Spanish. Admission is free. For more information, please call 336-758-5282, email moa@wfu.edu, or visit moa.wfu.edu

***** 1 votes SC - Film screening: Bending Sticks
By Halsey_Institute

Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty
Free independent film screening

7:00pm, Thursday, September 10th
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts
54 St. Philip Street, downtown Charleston, SC
Hosted by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

Q & A with the filmmaker and reception to follow the film


The feature length documentary Bending Sticks celebrates the twenty-five year career of the internationally renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty. He has created hundreds of monumental site-specific sculptures around the world from saplings gathered from the installations’ surrounding area. The film follows the artist and his collaborators during a year of stickwork and reveals Dougherty’s process, personal story and inspirations.

The heart of the film is Dougherty’s creation of five commissions in different locations – inside the new wing of the NC Museum of Art; Main Street in Rock Hill, SC; a private home in Chapel Hill, NC; the Bascom Art Center in the mountains of NC; and the gardens of Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC. At each location, viewers see how Dougherty and his many helpers 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 artworks.

Bending Sticks explores how the artist’s childhood spent rambling through the woods and building forts and hideouts with his four siblings fueled his career and nurtured the prolific, insightful artist he is today.

Questions? Call Lizz Biswell - (843) 953-4422

September 2013

Celebrating Today

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