'MORGAN SAMUEL PRICE: FLORIDA’S PLEIN AIR ARTIST’ EXHIBITION AND PAINTING WORKSHOP AT APPLETON

(OCALA, Fla.) Feb. 3, 2010 — An exhibition of 36 oil and watercolor landscapes by “Morgan Samuel Price: Florida’s Plein Air Artist” will be unveiled on Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Balcony Gallery at the Appleton Museum of Art of College of Central Florida. In addition, this renowned Florida artist will conduct a Plein Air Workshop from March 1 to 5 at the museum. Classes will run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., include individual instruction, class demonstrations and critiques. The fee is $600 per student. For reservations, contact Appleton Educator Korene Wilbanks at 352-291-4455, ext. 1613.

Regular daily admission 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.

Morgan Samuel Price’s exhibition will feature views of Florida joined by scenes that inspired her from travels around the country. Her talent and masterful technique of capturing light, shadow and the moving sun in her paintings has earned her countless artistic awards and honors nationwide. Jean Stearn, PhD., executive director for the Joan Irvine Smith Museum of California Impressionists, said, “Morgan Samuel Price is among the best of the true plein air painters of today, that is to say, artists who paint outdoors with the full conviction that the only way to capture the true, fluid effect of natural light is to paint outdoors, amidst that specific light.” The exhibit will run through April 11.

Other temporary exhibitions at the Appleton Museum include “Red” through March 7 and “The New Reality: The Frontier of Realism in the 21st Century” through March 21. In addition, the Appleton’s guests enjoy viewing the museum’s permanent collections of European, American and Contemporary art, plus Asian, African and pre-Columbian artifacts and antiquities. 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. 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, 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.