Over a three-week period in January 2018, internationally-acclaimed artist Patrick Dougherty created one of his majestic Stickwork sculptures in Pease Park, entitled Yippee Ki Yay, utilizing locally-harvested materials including depression willow, ash, and ligustrum. The installation will remain on display in Pease Park’s Custer’s Meadow (2201 Parkway) for several years, sparking the imagination of old and young park patrons and passersby.
Thank you to Stickwork Supporters – City of Austin Development Services Department Urban Forest Grant, The Jacob & Terese Hershey Foundation, Lynda Young Kaffie & Harris Kaffie, The Fentress Foundation, Harlon’s Fund, Warren Skaaren Charitable Trust, Ilene & Paul Barr, City of Austin Cultural Arts Division Community Initiatives Program, Debra Young Hatch & Rick Hatch, Carolyn Long, Richard Craig, Tracy DiLeo, Laura & Rex Bohls, Jill & Steve Davol, Suzanne & David Deaderick, Bill Head & Patricia Winston in memory of Betty Pace Peveto and Mary Sue Burks Anderson, Christine Cowden, Bettye Nowlin, Kimberly & Dan Renner, The MariBen Ramsey & Karen Kahan Fund, Patricia Albright, Rebecca Borchers, Marianne & Bill Dorman, Andrea Giles, Margy Kennedy, Jennifer & Ronnie Skloss, Gail & Rodney Susholtz, Andrew & Penne Peacock, A Friend of Pease Park, Kate Thompson, Suzette Connell, Molly Cumming, Julie & Bill Davis, Claire Goodrich in honor of Andrea & Rogan Giles, Anne Jarvis, Laura Sandefer, Mary Tally, Sandra Tomlinson, Jan Bullock, Bill Stutts, Laurie Humphreys, Lynn Boswell & Burton Baldridge, Ken Beck, Cecelia Small Cook, Laurel Daniel, Margie & Paul Gaudin, Dewitt Gayle, Milton J. Guiberteau, Bill Head, Catherine & Clark Heidrick, Murray Legge, Shanny Lott, Gail Newberry, Lori Nicholas, Alex Robinette, Milad Taghehchian, Ralph Underwood, Philip Whitworth, Lisa & Scott Zodin, Flannery Bope, Steve Davis, Laura Bryant, Deedee Reiley, Hatch Bailey, Jonathan Barona, David & Sara Belknap, Kristen & Ian Brown, Mollie Butler, Cornelia Clay, Polly Crongeyer, Cathryn Dorsey, Frederick Dure, Debra Espinosa, Jude Galligan, Shirley Gamble, Palmer Gilbert-Quaroni, Joel & Regina Goldstein, Ann Graham, Alison Green, Sarah Grubert, Tom Hauser, Adele Hazan, Richard Hazeltine, Clayton Hoover, Peggy Houser, Catherine Johnson, Tam Kiehnhoff, Robyn Leamon, Harriet Leavell, Jerry Levenson, Brian Magierski, Morris Matson, Melissa W. Miller, Liz Morphis, Spencer Morse, Jan Nix, Joanne F. Olsen, Jane Patterson, Louise & Peter Pincoffs, Bill & Jane Pollard, Richard Queen, Misty Reid, Kyle Reiley, Lora Reynolds, Farra Roessner, Michelle Slattery, Jessica Stamatopoulos, Kelly Stouse, Peggy & Don Ugent, Mary Vance, Cissy Warner, Laura & Tobin Wiegand, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Lisa Zapalac, Jodi Adams, Lisa Costigan, Elizabeth Kubala, Charles Peveto, Kaysie Sallans, Michelle Voss, Cynthia Wilcox, Paula Adamek, George Blake, Kelsey Brandenburg, Katie Burmeister, Claire Colombo, Dale Connally, Nancy Bea Cooper, Meredith Cummings, Lisa Harvell, Estelle Teel Jarvis, Lisa Jones, Mark Kendrick, Sarah Mack, Jace Masood, Larry McMahan, Sarah Moore, Kelley Newberry, Leslie Newberry, Deborah Ruffman, Lauren Tengler, Eleanor Vaughan, Judy Windler, Jean Works, Andy Gill, Annie Gunnlaugsson, Lance Utermark, Matt Evans, Amy Lambert, Chris Nigro, and Anissa Ryland
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
Professional services and project management for Stickwork provided by the Weingarten Art Group, a national art advisory firm based in Houston and New York
Thank you to everyone who helped raise over $106,000 to bring Stickwork to Pease Park!
In accordance with the Pease Park Master Plan, as well as Imagine Austin and the Downtown Austin Plan, PPC is committed to enhancing the cultural environment at Pease Park. Public art is a powerful tool in raising community consciousness and reinforcing an authentic sense of place.
Pease Park Conservancy Art Committee: Charles Peveto, Chair; Rebecca Borchers, Laurie Humphreys, Lynda Young Kaffie