Saturday, May 22, 2010

Volunteer Opportunity for Basketmakers: Help Patrick Dougherty Weave An Installation

You may remember Patrick Dougherty wove an installation at the NC Museum of Art several years ago, here are some photos of my visit there. It was fabulous!

Here is a chance to help him weave another.

Patrick's website is

Come and be a part of Bascom history in the making! World-renowned artist Patrick Dougherty is building a monumental outdoor site-specific sculpture at The Bascom beginning June 2, and he is graciously welcoming volunteers interested in assisting him with his installation using small tree saplings.

*Work days are June 2-18 (or until installation is completed).
*There will be two shifts per day: 9-12 and 1-4. Multiple time slots are
*Volunteers will be working with the saplings, as well as assisting Patrick in the actual installation.
*All volunteers should wear heavy-duty gloves (standard garden gloves are not recommended) and wear heavy-duty shoes or boots
*The Bascom will provide bottled water for volunteers.

Volunteer time slots are limited, so sign up now to participate. But, all are welcome to visit the campus during the installation to watch the artist create
his environmental installation!

To be a Dougherty installation volunteer, email your schedule preference to Jim
Newton, exhibition coordinator, at or call 828.787.2879.

If you are near enough to participate in this, i envy you!

The Bascom :: A Center for the Visual Arts
Highlands, NC

If you help, please let us know how it was, so exciting!


1 comment:

Midnightcoiler said...

A real opportunity for basketmakers in that area! I'd be there if it were closer.