RECENT WORKS BY UMMARID ‘TONY’ EITHARONG OPENS AT APPLETON MUSEUM, OCT. 30

(OCALA, Fla.) Oct. 16, 2009 — Recent Works By Ummarid ‘Tony’ Eitharong will open on Friday, Oct. 30, at the Appleton Museum of Art of College of Central Florida. Presented in the Appleton’s Contemporary Gallery through Nov. 29, Eitharong’s multimedia artwork uses dramatic scale to focus on the fragile balance between war and peace, and his use of childlike objects illuminates the contrary relations between innocence and global destruction.

Admission to the Appleton is $6 for adults; $4 for seniors 55 or better and students 19 and over; $3 for youths ages 10-18; and free for members, CF students, children age 9 and under, and active military personnel and their immediate families. The 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 Eitharong’s exhibition, the Appleton features the Art of the Chopper through Jan. 10, 2010. In this special exhibition, guests can view 30 one-of-a-kind motorcycles designed and built as works of contemporary art. Each chopper is accompanied by a series of photographs and didactic panels featuring information on the bike’s artist/builder. Other activities scheduled include a Motorcycles in Film Series and Lectures on Sunday afternoons through Nov. 15, and free motorcycle lectures at 7 p.m. on Nov. 18 and Dec. 16. Admission tickets to the Art of the Chopper exhibition are available at the Appleton Museum and online at www.AppletonMuseum.org. Prices are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors 55 or better; $8 for members, youths age 10-18 and college students with ID; $5 for children age 3 to 9; and children under 3 are free. The Appleton’s Shifting Gears Party is scheduled for Nov. 29. Admission is $25 and includes the Art of the Chopper exhibition, a local motorcycle show/competition, live rock ‘n’ roll band, motorcycle merchandise vendors, silent auction, food and more.

All Appleton visitors can also enjoy the museum’s permanent collections of European, American and Contemporary art as well as Asian, African and pre-Columbian artifacts. 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 of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit www.AppletonMuseum.org.