‘APPLETON BIENNIAL 2010: FLORIDA INSTALLATION ART’ IN JULY

(OCALA, Fla.) May 19, 2010 — The “Appleton Biennial 2010: Florida Installation Art” exhibitions the juried works of 12 Florida artists as one of the highlights at the Appleton Museum of Art of Central Florida Community in July. Other activities during the month include the final weeks of the exhibition “American Masters from the Collection of John and Jean Wilkinson,” a weeklong children’s summer art camp and two Trips ’N’ Tours excursions to the Orlando Museum of Art.

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, CFCC students, children age 9 and under, and active military personnel and their immediate families.

Installation art is two- and three-dimensional art installed or arranged in a space as dictated by the artist, and the pieces featured in the “Appleton Biennial 2010” convey themes or messages ranging from political statements and environmental issues to the power of the media. Some pieces are interactive with the viewer using senses of sight, sound and touch and becoming part of the artwork itself. The artists include Kyle Dunn, Katerie Gladdys, Mark Hursty, Wes Kline, Joshua Kubisz, Grace Leal, Terri Lindbloom, Jan Tomlinson Master, Alette Simmons-Jimenez, Jack Stenner, Serhat Tanyolacar and Mark Zimmerman. The exhibition runs through Aug. 8.

On exhibit on the second floor through July 25 is “American Masters from the Collection of John and Jean Wilkinson.” Featured are 19 paintings illustrating important American art movements ranging from the 19th century Hudson River School to early 20th century modernism. This exhibition is sponsored by the Jenkins Auto Group.

Two programs for children are offered at the Appleton in July. Children have the opportunity to learn the history of the American flag and make their own flag during the Symbol of Freedom workshop presented from 1 to 3 p.m. on July 3. The program is free for members and included in the admission price for nonmembers. Also in July, a Summer Art Camp is offered from 9 a.m. to noon, July 19 to 23, for children ages 7 to 14. Students will study the important art movements represented in the museum’s permanent collection and then produce their own painting or sculpture artwork. Fee is $90 per student and includes all art supplies. For information and registration, contact Museum Educator Korene Wilbanks at wilbankk@cf.edu or 352-291-4455, ext. 1613.

The Trips ’N’ Tours program has scheduled charter bus trips to the Orlando Museum of Art on July 8 and 13 to view the artwork of 75 American Impressionism artists and Clyde Butcher’s dramatic black-and-white photographs of the western Everglades. Lunch will be in the Winter Park Village. Price is $45 for members and $55 for nonmembers. For reservations contact Dodie Jerz or Bonnie Hanssen at 352-291-4456 or dodie@cf.edu or janssenb@cf.edu.

In addition to these special programs, Appleton guests enjoy 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. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 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 Central Florida Community College, 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.