Beyond Reality: The Many Worlds of James Vredevoogd
April 11-June 7, 2015
Beyond Reality: The Many Worlds of James H. Vredevoogd is the artist's first retrospective. An Emeritus Professor of Art at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania, he taught painting, drawing and performance art for thirty-two years. Realistic in style but surrealist in subject matter, his works are enigmatic dreamscapes with their own unique symbolism and iconography, captivating the viewer and daring them to take a closer look.
Vredevoogd received a BA from Michigan State University and an MFA in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art. His paintings are in the permanent collections of several museums, universities and private collections. The artists lives and works in Dunnellon, FL.
Exhibition Opening Friday, April 10, 6-8 p.m.
Join us for the opening celebration of artist James H. Vredevoogd’s first retrospective with live music, a photo booth, wine and hors d’oeuvres. An Emeritus Professor of Art at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania, he taught painting, drawing and performance art for thirty-two years. Realistic in style but surrealist in subject matter, his works are enigmatic dreamscapes with their own unique symbolism and iconography, captivating the viewer and daring them to take a closer look. This event is free and open to everyone.
Everglades: America's Wetland
photography by Mac Stone
April 7-july 5
Everglades: America's Wetland contains 40 framed photographs by Mac Stone, an award-winning conservation photographer and naturalist who recently published a major book by the same title. As a biologist for the National Audubon Society, Stone traveled to the most remote areas of the Everglades. With his camera, he explored Everglades National Park, Corkscrew Swamp, Fisheating Creek and dozens of sites that few are permitted to visit. Images from his treks have appeared in countless domestic and international publications including National Geographic, Audubon Magazine and National Parks Magazine.
This exhibition is scheduled to open on April 7, which has been designated Everglades Day in honor of Marjory Stoneman Douglas' birthday.
Artist Lectures & Book Signings
April 6, 3:30-5 p.m., Circle Square Cultural Center, For more information visit MasterthePossibilities.com
April 7, 6-8 p.m., Appleton Museum of Art, Free and open to the public.
Art of the Ancient World
The Appleton presents a selection from our permanent collection of antiquities. The antiquities collection includes more than 900 pieces, collected by Arthur Appleton and gifted by several other generous donors. Art of the Ancient World includes fine examples of Egyptian, Greek and Roman works along with others from neighboring ancient civilizations.