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Public gets to remove Spoleto exhibit

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The public is getting a chance to dismantle a Charleston art exhibit that was once part of the Spoleto Festival USA.

The exhibit at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art's is by Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto, who uses salt to create large-scale art installations on the floor that resemble lace or mazes.

He used about 400 pounds of salt in creating the exhibit "Return to the Sea" in May.

On Saturday afternoon, the public is invited in to help scrape the salt from the gallery floor and take it across town and spread it in on the waters of the Cooper River.

Yamamoto began working with salt to keep alive the memory of his sister who died of brain cancer at age 24.

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