Environmental sculpture to rise on campus soon

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Internationally re-nowned sculptor Patrick Dougherty is coming to the campus of DePauw University to create a site-specific environmental sculpture.

Dougherty will begin work on the project -- which will be made of native materials and be located north of the Memorial Student Union Building -- during the month of November.

Volunteers are needed to assist the artist with the project.

During the past two decades, Doughtery has created more than 150 sculptures throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. His most recent commission was completed at Vermont's Middlebury College last month.

Some of Dougherty's other noted commissions have included the Morton Arboretum in suburban Chicago, Cornell Univer-sity, Brown University, and the Willow Project in Scotland.

DePauw students, faculty and staff members are invited and encouraged to

share in the creation of the sculpture, which is believed to be the first outdoor environmental site-specific installation in DePauw's history.

Volunteers are needed from 8 a.m.- 7 p.m. daily from Nov. 1-19. For information, or to sign up, send an e-mail to mscott@depauw.edu or stop by the site beginning Nov. 1.

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