NORWEGIAN ARTIST ANKI KING PRESENTS LIVE LECTURE AT APPLETON MUSEUM ON SATURDAY, NOV. 15

(OCALA, Fla.) Nov. 4, 2008 … In celebration of recently acquiring Anki King’s life size painting titled “The Swimmer,” The Appleton Museum of Art of Central Florida Community College will be presenting a one-time-only lecture by the famous Norwegian artist in the museum’s auditorium at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15.  The lecture will be included in the museum’s admission price of $6 for adults, $4 for seniors (55 or better), $4 for students over 18, $3 for youths (age 10-18), and children 9 and under are free.

King describes her art by saying, “The human form is used in a way of expressing emotional memories and emotions are an essential force of my work.  The colors are muted, but the strength of the brush strokes makes the visual experience forceful and lively.”  Her smaller paintings – only 30”x40” or less -- focus on images collected from childhood and are cropped in unusual ways to emphasize the narrow view of a child and how memory leaves only selective pieces of the story.  Her larger paintings contain mature life size figures in full view and are not tied to a specific place or time so they become a vehicle for the viewer to create their own metaphor. 

King was born and raised in a small village in Norway.  She finished her arts education in Oslo before moving to America in 1994 where she studied at The Art Students League of New York.  Her paintings are exhibited regularly in both Europe and the U.S. 

The Appleton Museum of Art is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays and closed on Mondays.  In addition to daily admission, an annual membership pass is also available and includes year-round admission.  Located east of downtown Ocala on SR40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95), the Appleton Museum of Art is owned and operated by College of Central Florida.  For more information on Family Day and other events, call the Appleton Museum at 352-291-4455 ext. 1613, or visit www.AppletonMuseum.org.