APPLETON MUSEUM’S COMMUNITY DAY OFFERS FREE ADMISSION AND MUSICAL PERFORMANCES, FEB. 8

(OCALA, Fla.) Jan. 15, 2009 – As a special “thank you” to the local community for its support the Appleton Museum of Art of College of Central Florida will offer free admission, live performances by flutist Donna Wissinger and docent-guided tours of the art collections from noon to 5 p.m. on Community Day, Sunday, Feb. 8.

Highlighting the day’s program will be stage performances by flutist Donna Wissinger, accompanied by pianist Joy Myers, at 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m. An award-winning musician, Wissinger has performed in concert at Carnegie Hall and other major concert venues throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia.

In addition to music, guests will be able to enjoy docent-guided tours of the Appleton’s extensive permanent collection of European, American, Asian, African, Contemporary and pre-Columbian art and artifacts.

Regular daily admission to the Appleton is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors 55 or better and students 19 and over, $3 for youths age 10-18, $12 for a family of two adults and accompanying children, and free for children age nine and under and CF students.  The Appleton Museum 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, a 12-month membership is also available for $25 for seniors 55 and over, $30 for adults 18 and over, $40 for two seniors over age 55, $50 for a family of two adults and any children under age 18, and $15 for all college students or educators including teachers, professors, instructors and retired educators.

Owned and operated by Central Florida Community College, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, just east of downtown Ocala on SR40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95).  For more information call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit www.AppletonMuseum.org.