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WKU’s Cultural Enhancement Series and the Kentucky Museum are proud to host award winning artist Patrick Dougherty in October 2018 on WKU’s campus. Dougherty creates large scale environmental sculptures made from intertwined tree saplings. His next installation will be located in front of the Kentucky Museum. We invite you to visit the site anytime during construction or to help to build.
Volunteer shifts are 4 hours, morning shift is 8am-12pm and afternoon shift is 1pm-5pm. There are 2 phases of the project: 1) During the harvest phase (off and on campus) groups of 10 or more volunteers are needed per shift; 2) During the construction phase (on campus) up to 5 volunteers per shift are needed.
Volunteers will be assigned to various chores:
Harvest Phase Oct 1-3: cutting, bundling, tying, and carrying to the truck at the harvest site off campus. Stripping leavings at the construction site on campus. The harvest phase should take three days.
Construction Phase October 4 - 19: weaving under the artist’s direction, fetching bundles of sticks, and cleaning up each evening. Some volunteers must be comfortable working on scaffold.
Volunteers must be 18 years or older. No specific skills are needed other than enthusiasm, physical stamina, and the ability to follow directions. Videos and photos will be taken during the entire process and are subject to use by WKU and the artist.
You must complete and sign a waiver form before signing up. Visit the above website to download the waiver.
You can sign up to volunteer at the Kentucky Museum or by calling Lynne Ferguson, 270-745-2594.