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Two artists use sand to craft painting at UNG Gainesville
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Meditation on the Diamond Sutra
When: 3:30 p.m. today and Feb. 18
Where: University of North Georgia Gainesville, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood,
Cost: Free

Hope Hilton and Patricia Jaliu will create a unique art experience over a two-day period.

The pair will craft a mineral sand painting on the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 4 and 18 in the student Center Front Patio at the Gainesville campus in Oakwood. It is called “Meditation on the Diamond Sutra.”

Once complete, the minerals will be swept up and used to make screen prints, which will be exhibited in the Roy C. Moore Art Gallery.

Following the Feb. 18 event will be the opening reception for the exhibit “Residue,” which highlights art objects created as remnants of performance.

In this instance, the action is the artwork. The objects and/or videos on exhibit are the tangible access points remaining for the viewer’s consideration.

The Residue exhibit features “Gut Sounds Lullaby” by Karin Bolender, work from the “Object Series” by Jonathan Bouknight and Hilton and Jaliu’s project “Meditation on the Diamond Sutra.”

The reception will be in the Roy C. Moore Art Gallery in the Continuing Education/ Performing Arts Building.

The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

For more information, call 678-717-3438 or email