Public art is topic of Aug. 22 presentation at Averitt
In conjunction with his current exhibit at the Averitt Center’s Legends Gallery, artist and Georgia Southern faculty member Marc 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.
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 includes illustrations, technical development, and three-dimensional models of public art commissioned by cities and organizations throughout Iowa, Wisconsin, and Utah.
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.
Moulton’s presentation is 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/.