Silvia Heyden Exhibit and Screening October 2018

We are excited to share about an exhibit of Silvia Heyden tapestries and a screening of our film in Raleigh, NC.

The Lee Hansley Gallery is curating a beautiful selection of Silvia’s tapestries at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts from October 2, 2018 through February 2, 2019. We will have a special reception and a  screening of the film on October 16th from 5:30-7:30pm. More info about the exhibit can be found here.


10th Anniversary Screening of “Bending Space” Sun., Oct. 9th @ 8pm, Carolina Theatre of Durham

I’m very happy to celebrate Georges Rousse’s 2006 transformative public art project in Durham with a 10th Anniversary screening of Bending Space: Georges Rousse and the Durham Project   on Sunday, October 9th @ 8pm at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.

Bending Space holds a special place in my filmmaking heart and in my ‘catalogue’ of artist docs. I like to say it’s aged like a fine wine. The film is a great snapshot of Downtown Durham just before the boom, a time when restaurants and bars were scarce and parking spaces plentiful. The film also captures an inspirational story about the power of public art and celebrates the creative process of visionary French photographer/installation artist Rousse.  A decade after Penelope Maunsell and I documented Rousse’s project and produced Bending Space, much has changed in Durham. The film is a catalyst for dialogue about the relationships and tensions between the arts and development in a rapidly changing urban landscape.

Tickets are $10.75 and available at the Carolina Theatre of Durham box office, 919.560.3030.

This special screening is presented by the CLICK! Photography Festival in partnership with the Southern Documentary Fund.


Connecting the Arts with Disability Rights

Kenny has written a piece reflecting on his film “A New Kind of Listening” for the Spring 2014 edition of South Writ Large.

South Writ Large is a quarterly online magazine that explores the culture of the changing South through its literature, art, music, psychology, and social patterns. The magazine grew out of the Global South Working Group, based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where, beginning in 2007, authors, artists, psychoanalysts, historians, social scientists, documentarians, and other humanists have met regularly to share recent work and to discuss the dreams, history, symbols, art, music, migrations, transplants, and interactions that link the southern United States to the wider world.Polly and Chris Smiles GREAT copy

From the Spring edition….

“I am the captain of my soul.” ― William Ernest Henley
Confinement takes many forms, binding us physically, mentally, or emotionally. Our Spring 2014 issue looks at confinement in its broadest interpretation and examines the ways in which creative expression can open the door to healing or survival for some prisoners of the body or mind. We are inspired by the line above, from William Ernest Henley’s poem Invictus, reiterated by Nelson Mandela when describing his ability to grow into the fullness of his humanity while imprisoned. Contributors to this issue explore the interplay of creativity and confinement in their own lives through written and artistic forms of expression, testifying to the power of self-expression to flourish in even the harshest of conditions.

Screening and Artist Talk at Durham Arts Council Thurs., Feb. 6, 2014

We have a special screening of A Weaverly Path at the Durham Arts Council on Thursday, February 6th at 8pm as part of the landmark exhibit
“Silvia Heyden & Edith London: Together Again”. The evening begins at 7pm with an Artist Talk by Ms. Heyden. The free exhibit features 30 Heyden tapestries and 30 London paintings. This is a wonderful celebration of two Durham, NC powerhouse artists and is not to be missed. Runs through Feb. 28th.

Screening at Fearington Village Barn in Pittsboro, NC Wed., Nov. 28th @ 7pm

Chatham Country Arts Council screens A Weaverly Path as part of their Sustainable Cinema Series on Wednesday, November 28th @ 7pm. Silvia and Kenny will be in attendance for a post screening Q&A.

Admission is $5 at the door. Fearrington Village is located midway between Chapel Hill and Pittsboro on Highway 15-501 South.