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Farewell to Patrick Dougherty’s A Bird in the Hand
October 7, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
Join us at the Closing Celebration of the temporary public artwork A Bird in the Hand by Patrick Dougherty! The event, hosted in collaboration with Greater Reston Arts Center, will feature stick and nest-inspired art projects, dance performances sponsored by Reston Community Center, and a brief speaking program. Artists from Gin Dance Company developed exceptional choreography connected to the sculpture and will present an encore performance at 11:30am. Peabody Award winning director Rebekah Wingert-Jabi’s insightful short documentary film about A Bird in the Hand will be showing all day in the GRACE gallery.
In the spring of 2015 Public Art Reston, in collaboration with Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE), presented an exciting and interactive environmental art installation by sculptor Patrick Dougherty in Reston Town Square Park, accompanied by an exhibition at the GRACE gallery documenting Dougherty’s works from around the world. Patrick Dougherty is an land art sculptor who is well-known for his monumental, site-specific sculptures created from locally-sourced saplings. With his sculptures, Patrick Dougherty creates magical, immersive works that respond to the natural and built environments they inhabit. This ambitious project for Reston harnessed community volunteers to assist with the collection of saplings and the creation of the work itself—a process that was visible to the public. The public installation in Reston Town Square has remained onsite for two years.