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Sculptor's exhibit part of Averitt Center's Legends Series

GSU's Marc Moulton opens exhibition Aug. 3

    Sculptor Marc Moulton will lead the 2007-08 Legends Series with an exhibition at the Averitt Center beginning Friday, Aug. 3. A reception for the   artist will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. during downtown Statesboro’s First Friday.

Much of Moulton’s work is public art that is planned and created with the specific intention of being placed in a public area, usually outside and accessible to everyone.

His exhibit in the Legends Gallery will include illustrations, technical development, and three-dimensional models of public art commissioned by cities and organizations throughout Iowa, Wisconsin, and Utah.

“What’s great about art in public spaces is that it’s accessible to everyone,” said Moulton. “You don’t have to be part of an elite group to enjoy it, it’s just part of the cityscape.”

Statesboro will soon have an opportunity to see an example of Moulton’s public art, because he has been commissioned by Betty Foy Sanders to create a sculpture that will stand at the entrance to the new Centre for Art and Theatre at Georgia Southern. Georgia Southern’s art department is named for Mrs. Sanders, a Bulloch County native and one of Georgia finest artists.

In conjunction with his Legends exhibit, Moulton will present a talk titled “Public Art, Public Exposure,” on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Emma Kelly Theatre. His talk will focus on examples of public art throughout history and the benefits of public art to the community.

Moulton received a bachelor’s degree from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, in 1985. Two years later he received an M.F.A. in sculpture from Ohio State University.

He has exhibited his sculpture in more than 52 group and solo exhibitions across the United States and has received many awards and honors.

Before his appointment as an assistant professor of sculpture in the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at Georgia Southern, he taught at the University of Northern Iowa. His classes are conducted in the Ceramics and Sculpture studio located on Forest Drive.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information call 871-1712 at the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art or visit the Web site at

http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/art/.

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