(OCALA, Fla.) Jan. 4, 2013 — Ceramic sculptures that seem to emerge from the wall, found objects assembled into whimsical designs and colorful landscape paintings are among the 45 works presented in the exhibition “Chick Schwartz: Cedar Key Artist” opening Jan. 19 at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida. The exhibition runs through March 17.

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.

Schwartz was trained as an engineer but has been a practicing artist his entire life. A sculptor and master at modeling, Schwartz’ art toys playfully with the third dimension. Among his most popular works are his “Looking Downs,” ceramic high relief sculptures which hang on the wall and give the viewer a feeling of peering down from a roof top to the streets below. Many of his works of mixed media have three or more components that together create depth and to which the artist adds insight, humor and irony.

In addition to temporary exhibitions, 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.