APPLETON MUSEUM SHOWCASES FINAL WEEKS OF ‘OUT WEST’ AND ‘SILENT FRONTIER,’ UNVEILS ‘RECENT ACQUISITIONS’ AND OPENS SUMMER ART CAMP IN JUNE

(OCALA, Fla.) April 28, 2011 – Among the highlights in June at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, are the “Out West” and “Silent Frontier” exhibitions through June 12, the opening of “Recent Acquisitions” on June 18 and a Summer Art Camp from June 27 through July 1. Other activities include a First Saturday art program for children on June 4 and a series of Trips ’N’ Tours excursions during the month.

Daily admission to the Appleton Museum 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.

Through June 12, “Out West: The Art of Theodore Waddell” and “Silent Frontier: Icons of Montana’s Early Settlements” features artwork of the American West. “Out West” presents 40 paintings and original illustrations of horses, cattle and ranch landscapes by award-winning Montana artist Theodore Waddell. In conjunction, “Silent Frontier” showcases 55 black-and-white photographs by Dr. Richard Buswell with images of abandoned barns, ranch houses and farm tools that capture the nostalgia of earlier times.

The “Recent Acquisitions” exhibition opens on June 18. Guests can view more than 20 examples of the two- and three-dimensional works of art that have been added to the Appleton’s permanent collections in the past year. Among the featured pieces are Christopher Still’s painting “And My Father Before Me” and Ummarid “Tony” Eitharong’s mixed media artwork “Superman Puzzle.”

Young visitors can Write Like an Egyptian during the Appleton’s First Saturday program on June 4. From 1 to 3 p.m., children and youths ages 4-12 will learn about Egyptian writing and stories through ancient paintings and then create their own Egyptian story on a clay tablet. The program is free for members and included in admission for nonmembers.

Another program for youths is the Appleton’s Summer Art Camp scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon, June 27-July 1. During the week-long session children ages 7-14 learn about major art movements represented in the museum’s permanent collection and finish the week by creating their own masterpiece paintings and sculptures in the styles studied. All art supplies are provided. Per student fee is $85 for members, $95 for nonmembers. For information and registration contact Korene Wilbanks at wilbankk@cf.edu or call 352-291-4455, ext. 1613.

In addition, the Appleton’s Trips ’N’ Tours program is offering coach trips to Orlando to view the Tiffany Collection at the Morse Museum of American Art on June 8 and 21. Plus, a trip to the new Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg is scheduled for June 16. Price for each trip is $85 for members, $95 for nonmembers. For details and reservations contact Dodie Jerz at dodie@cf.edu, Bonnie Janssen at janssenb@cf.edu or call 352-291-4456.

The Appleton Museum offers an extensive collection of world class European, American and Contemporary art, plus Asian, African, Islamic and pre-Columbian artifacts and antiquities. 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. 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.