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(OCALA, Fla.) May 15, 2012 – The "Appleton Biennial 2012: Florida Installation Art" and three weeks of Summer Art Camp are among the July highlights at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida. Other activities include a First Saturday children's art program on July 7, the "Americans at the Appleton" docent tour on July 26 and Sunday films.
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.
Throughout the month, Appleton visitors can view 12 unique works of art in the "Appleton Biennial 2012: Florida Installation Art" exhibition. This juried show features original works created by the top installation artists from Miami, St. Petersburg, Winter Haven, Gainesville and Lake City. "Installation art is one of the fastest growing areas of 21st century artistic production and Florida installation artists are producing some of the most dynamic, thought-provoking and beautiful works of art today," said Ruth Grim, curator of exhibitions. The exhibition runs through Aug. 12.
The Appleton's Summer Art Camp offers hands-on art instruction in a variety of media for students ages 7 to 14. In July, the camp's programs include "Arts 'N' Scraps" from July 9 to 13, "Paint Your HeART Out" from July 16 to 20 and "Passport to Fun" from July 30 to Aug. 3. Classes are presented from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. All art supplies are provided. Weekly fees are $85 for members, $95 for nonmembers and preregistration is required by contacting Appleton Educator Mary Moore at 352-291-4455, ext. 1613, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On July 7, the Appleton presents the First Saturday children's art program "Printmaking Party." From 1 to 3 p.m., students are taught how to make copies of their own original works of art. The program is free for members, included in admission for nonmembers.
"Americans at the Appleton" is the theme of the docent-led tour on July 26 at 2 p.m. This tour is a celebration of the many American artists and their subjects showcased in the Appleton's permanent art collection.
In July the Appleton also presents educational films on the visual arts in the Auditorium at 2 p.m. on the first four Sundays. Scheduled are "Empire of the Eye" on July 1, "Norman Rockwell's World: An American Dream" on July 8, "Ansel Adams" on July 15 and "George Segal: American Still Life" on July 22. On the last Sunday, July 29, the museum presents The Martha O'Driscoll-Appleton Film Series showing "The Secret of Dr. Kildare" (1939).
In addition, the Appleton Museum of Art offers a permanent collection of 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. Sundays and closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. 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.
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