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Averitt Center opens 'Calm and Clamor' exhibit
W arts center display Quantum Jitters
A sculpture by Duke Oursler called Quantum Jitters is on display at the Averitt Center for the Arts and is part of the "Calm and Clamor" exhibit which opens July 1 during First Friday downtown. - photo by Special to the Herald

The Averitt Center for the Arts’ “Calm and Clamor” exhibit will open in the main gallery on July 1. The exhibit will feature the paintings of Christopher Paul and the sculptures of Duke Oursler. Both artists address similar concepts but in very different media.
    Paul seeks to capture dynamic moments in his paintings by layering puddles of water born color, coffee, and other mixed media. Paul’s work is deliberate yet unconscious, a poetic gesture of natural forces.
    Oursler, a graduate of Georgia Southern, forges metal, hews stone and carves wood. He combines the elements into abstract expressions of time and the physics of space. His work is industrial and raw, yet refined. Oursler’s work is in stark contrast to the richly colored paintings of Paul. 
    Both artists rely on surface treatment, color, and the simplicity of their materials to capture the tangible essence of time and to express the collision of man mad with nature — one through painting, the other through objects.
    The Opening Reception will be on July 1 at 7:00 p.m. Those who attend will be entered in a raffle for tickets for the Broadway hit Hairspray, a young Averitt STARS summer musical production.
    “Calm and Clamor” is sponsored by East GA Regional Medical Center.
    The Main Gallery is open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Entrance to the Averitt Center for the Arts’ visual arts exhibitions are always free.
    For information contact the center at (912) 212-2787 or visit

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