NTBG seeking environmental sculpture assistants

KAUAI — The National Tropical Botanical Garden is accepting applicants to volunteer as environmental sculpture assistants to work with internationally renowned artist and sculptor Patrick Dougherty in the McBryde Garden in November.

Dougherty, who has created over 250 large-scale, on-site temporary sculptures across the country and around the world, will be working as an artist-in-residence at NTBG’s South Shore location. Volunteers will assist Dougherty in the creation this one-of-a-kind sculptural artwork made of sticks, branches and other plant material. Volunteer positions require, at minimum, a single four-hour shift between Nov. 3-14 or Nov. 17-21. Each working day will have two shifts: 8 a.m. to noon and noon to 5 p.m.. Volunteers may sign-up to work as many shifts as they wish.

The nature of volunteer duties includes: harvesting, cutting, bundling, tying, sorting, weaving, stick-gathering, leaf-stripping, hauling plant material, and interacting with McBryde Garden visitors who may approach the sculpture site to observe the construction process.

Info: Lorna at 332-7324 ext. 204 or email art@ntbg.org by Oct. 17.

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