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The Gallery at Casa: Mimosas, Muffins, and Movies
June 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm MDTFree
The Gallery at Casa
Mimosas, Muffins, and Movies: Cave Digger and Bending Sticks
Sunday June 16 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ATB Financial Community Room, Casa
230 8th Street South, Lethbridge, T1K 5H2
Admission by Donation, Mimosas $5.00
Cave Digger: Ra Paulette
(American, 2014, Director: Jeremy Karoff, 38m)
Ra Paulette digs cathedral-like, ‘eighth wonder of the world’ art caves into the sandstone
cliffs of Northern New Mexico. Each creation takes him years to complete, and each is a
masterwork. But patrons who have commissioned caves have cut off nearly all of his
projects due to artistic differences.
Fed up, Ra has chosen to forego commissions altogether and create a massive, 10-year
project, his Magnum Opus.
(directed by Kenny Dalsheimer, 2013. 55m)
The feature length documentary Bending Sticks celebrates the twenty-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.
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. The time is right for a film about this great living artist
who is at the top of his game after a quarter century of stick building in such places as
Tacoma, Honolulu, Dublin, Brooklyn, Chateaubourg and Tokyo.