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Mulvane Art Museum Presents Patrick Dougherty Stickwork

The Mulvane Art Museum invited Patrick Dougherty to design and build a site specific sculpture during November 2-20, 2009, on the Museum’s grounds on the campus of Washburn University.

Dougherty, from Chapel Hill, NC, is internationally known for his unusual and dynamic sculptures built with tree saplings. During the past several decades Dougherty has build over 200 sculptures all over the world. His signature woven sculptures, waving, willowy, whimsical and windblown-looking, tower over or fold into buildings, trees, and other landscape elements.

The Dougherty project was supported in part by the Kansas Arts Commission’s Kansas American Masterpieces grant program, Friends of the Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University and Washburn’s Campus Beautification Committee.

This project was also sponsored in part by AT&T, The Real Yellow Pages and

The Mulvane Art Museum is dedicated to providing art education and art resources to Topeka and surrounding areas. The Mulvane Education Department provides numerous options for all ages, including in-house and outreach programming. The Mulvane Art Museum cooperates with the Kansas Arts Commission, a state agency; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; the City of Topeka, ArtsConnect, local school districts, area agencies, businesses and private donors to offer citywide Art Resources for Topeka (A.R.T.) education programs.

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For more information call 670-1124

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