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(OCALA, Fla.) Sept. 12, 2012 — “FLORAda and Flowing Waters” and “Pure Photography” are two temporary exhibitions presented in October at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida. Additional programs include an After Hours Oktoberfest celebration on Oct. 4, a First Saturday children’s art program on Oct. 6, the “Beyond the Beauty” docent tour on Oct. 25, a “Waxing the Blues” workshop with artist Anna Tomczak from Oct. 30 through Nov. 1, and a series of weekly 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.
On exhibit through Oct. 21 is “Pure Photography: Pictorial and Modern Photographs from the Syracuse University Art Collection.” Showcased are 30 works by some of the best photographers dating back to the early 20th century including Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston and Alfred Steiglitz. Simultaneously, the Appleton is featuring “FLORAda and Flowing Waters: The Art of Mark Messersmith, Margaret Ross Tolbert and Anna Tomczak.” This exhibition runs through Nov. 4 and offers more than 30 lush and beautiful portraits of natural Florida as interpreted by three of the state’s most prominent contemporary artists.
Leading off the Appleton’s special programs on Oct. 4 is the “Drawing in the Galleries” adult art education workshop from 3 to 5 p.m., followed by the After Hours Oktoberfest celebration with live Bavarian music by the Alpine Express Band, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and art demonstrations by the Ocala Art Group from 5 to 8 p.m. On Oct. 6, the Appleton’s First Saturday children’s art program offers a “Mask Making” hands-on project from 1 to 3 p.m. Plus, artist Anna Tomczak presents a three-day “Waxing the Blues” workshop on cyanotype photo process and wax from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1. Price is $250 per student; for registration contact Appleton Educator Mary Moore at 352-291-4455, ext. 1613.
The Appleton’s popular monthly docent tours continue on Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. with the theme “Beyond the Beauty.” The tour is free for members and included in admission for yet-to-be members. The Appleton’s Educational Art Film series are presented on Sundays and the CF International Film Series shows “Fire” (India) on Oct. 2, “Seven Minutes in Heaven” (Israel) on Oct. 16 and “Let the Right One In” (Sweden) on Oct. 30. All films are shown at 2 p.m.
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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