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Tonight: environmental artist at museum

Fresno State’s Center for Creativity and the Arts has brought in well-known environmental artist Patrick Dougherty for a short-term residency. He’s in the process of constructing an installation outdoors near the Conley Art Building on campus. The Fresno Art Museum is involved as well, with photographs of the artist’s international work currently on exhibition.

Dougherty will speak in the museum’s Bonner Auditorium 6 p.m. tonight for a discussion about his life and work.

From the museum:

Dougherty’s sculptures are immense constructions that require an orchestrated team of volunteers and professionals to complete. Visitors are encouraged and welcome to observe Dougherty at work on the Fresno State installation during construction between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. until completion of the project on Nov. 28.

You can view some of his completed constructions at Dougherty’s website. Pictured above: the artist’s “Close Ties,” a 2006 installation in Dingwall, Scotland.

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