Internationally-renowned sculptor visits UCA

Patrick Dougherty, an artist who weaves large-scale architectural forms from natural materials, will erect one of his sculptures outside the Baum Gallery of Art at the University of Central Arkansas this September. The public unveiling will take place September 20.

Patrick Dougherty, Disorderly Conduct, woven wooden stick sculpture, 2012

Patrick Dougherty, Disorderly Conduct, woven wooden stick sculpture, 2012

Over the last 30 years, Dougherty has built over 230 of these works worldwide and across the U.S. Dougherty’s sculptural work is community-based. He relies on groups of volunteers to assist with gathering materials from the local landscape and with constructing his unique structures.

Volunteers are needed to assist with the erecting of this structure from September 2 – 20. The final creation will remain in front of the Baum Gallery for up to two years.

Baum Gallery exhibitions and events are always free and open to the public. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. The Baum is located in the west wing of McCastlain Hall on UCA’s campus.

For more information on the exhibit or to sign up as a volunteer, visit

The Baum Gallery of Fine Art is an educational art museum serving as a learning lab for the students, faculty and staff at the University of Central Arkansas and as a cultural resource for the entire Arkansas community. The Director and the Faculty Exhibitions Committee select national and international touring exhibitions, sponsor juried student shows and cooperate across disciplines to curate original exhibits distinctly suited to an academic environment. The gallery hosts exhibitions and events that invite interaction and encourage dialogue about visual art: the creators, studio processes, history, criticism, curation and cultural contexts.