Sculptor to work at Children's Museum

lpemberton@theolympian.comAugust 1, 2013 

Known for his work in museums and universities around the world, renowned stick sculptor Patrick Dougherty is making his first appearance in the Northwest in 10 years in the front yard of the Hands On Children’s Museum, 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia.

Dougherty is weaving a two-story sculpture made of sticks and branches, the first major exhibit in the Museum’s new Outdoor Discovery Center. Museum visitors can watch the work in progress through Aug. 16.

“The structure itself should last four to five years,” museum spokeswoman Genevieve Chan said.

The North Carolina-based artist has created more than 230 large-scale environmental sculptures, and has won numerous awards.

lpemberton@theolympian.com

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