Toast to the Arts: Works by the Ocala Art Group
September 12-November 1
Ocala Art Group celebrates artistic diversity in this exhibition of juried artwork. OAG is a not-for-profit educational corporation with a membership open to all who share an interest in developing and promoting fine art.
Exhibition Opening Reception
Saturday, September 12, 5-8 p.m.
Join Ocala Art Group and the Appleton to celebrate the exhibition, A Toast to the Arts. This event is FREE and open to the public; no reservation required .
Masterworks from the international guild of realism
September 5-November 1
The International Guild of Realism represents 350 artists from 35 countries, promoting Realist art -- a movement which emerged in America in the late 1960's and early 1970's concerned with the straightforward realistic approach to representation. This exhibition features 65 award-winning works that range from the ultra-contemporary to timeless and traditional Realism.
Thursday, September 24, 6-7:30
The Many Faces of Realism in the History of Western Art
Join the Appleton’s curator, Ruth Grim for a presentation of realist paintings from the renaissance to the present day.
Exhibition information available from International Guild of Realism (IGOR) Master Works Exhibition Tour Office, David Wagner, L.L.C., or visit http://davidjwagnerllc.com/International_Guild_of_Realism.html
People & Places of North Vietnam, 1948-1968: Selections from the Bruce H. Blowitz Collection
July 31-October 4
Entrepreneur, adventurer and art collector Bruce Blowitz happened to be in Southeast Asia in the mid 1980s when Vietnam opened its doors to the West again, decades after the disastrous war that pulled countries apart. Among the discoveries he made at that time was a wealth of historical art depicting the period preceding the war and shortly thereafter in which Vietnam was striving for industrialization and advancements in its economy and infrastructure. He amassed a sizable collection of rare mid-20th century Vietnamese works on paper including historically invaluable Communist party propaganda posters.
Similar in style to the Social Realism of early 20th century Russia and WPA America during the Great Depression, the earliest of these images show the power of art to inspire and motivate working people toward a new idea of their country. As the war progressed, art was put in service of the war effort with images and messages encouraging the Vietnamese to fight their Capitalist enemies.
Prints by Frank Stella
June 11-Septmeber 6
Prints by Frank Stella features 14 dynamic, colorful prints from the artist, known mostly for his work in the areas of minimalism and post-painterly abstraction.
Though originally a painter, Stella began his extended engagement with printmaking in the mid-1960s, working first with master printer Kenneth Tyler at Gemini G.E.L. He used lithography, screenprinting, intaglio and relief printing, often combining them in complex mixed medium prints, regularly named after paintings exploring similar themes. From the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, Stella created a large body of work that responded in a general way to Herman melville's Moby Dick, several of which are included in this exhibition.
This exhibition is on loan from the Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan, Alabama.
Reproduction, including downloading of Stella works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Promises Of Freedom: Selections from the Arthur Primas Collection
June 20-August 23
This exhibition presents works from the Arthur Primas Collection, a significant collection of African American Art that includes paintings, sculptures, works on paper, graphics and documents. Included in the exhibition are 75 works by more than 30 artists. These artists, many under the extreme pressure of an unresponsive public, brought forth magnificent art which reflects the African American experience and aesthetic.
This exhibition was organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA in association with the Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Exhibition tour management by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.
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