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(OCALA, Fla.) June 11, 2009 — Children can explore contemporary art styles and paint their own masterpiece or produce an old-time radio show in two art programs being offered during the June 22-26 Summer Art Camp at the Appleton Museum of Art of College of Central Florida. The fee is $75 per child; to register call 352-291-4455, ext. 1613.
For children ages 7 to 10, “Art of the New” will be a contemporary art program offered from 9 a.m. to noon. Students will learn about 20th century artists and artists of today, and then produce their own artwork in the style of contemporary art movements. Hands-on projects will include painting and sculptures, and the children will take home their finished artwork on Friday.
The week’s second art program, “Magic of Sound,” has been developed for children ages 11 to 14 and will be presented from 1 to 4 p.m. Students will hear authentic old-time radio shows and then recreate their own show complete with sound effects. Each child will be involved in every step of production, including writing the show’s script, developing the unique sound effects and recording. A souvenir CD of the show will be presented to each student at the end of the week.
Also presented at the Appleton this summer are the exhibitions “Urban Bloom: Ceramic Sculptures by Meagan Chaney” and the June 19 opening of “Aesthetics of Power: Weapons and Ceremonial Artifacts from the Permanent Collections.” In addition, the Appleton offers world-class permanent exhibitions of European, American, Asian, African, Contemporary and pre-Columbian art and artifacts.
The Appleton Museum of Art is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday and closed on Monday. In addition to daily admission, a 12-month membership is 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 and current or retired educators. Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, just east of downtown on SR40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). For more information call the Appleton Museum at 352-291-4455 or visit www.AppletonMuseum.org.
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