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Appleton Opens Two New Exhibits April 26

April 25, 2014

The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will open two exhibitions Saturday, April 26.

“The New Art of the Loom” is an international, tapestry exhibition featuring the work of 24 artists from 16 countries, and “Young in Art” features artwork produced by Marion County public school students.

The weavers behind “The New Art of the Loom,” which runs through June 29, combine contemporary art and design with the ancient craft of weaving. On average, it takes one weaver one month to complete one square meter of hand-woven tapestry, with some taking much longer. Organized and curated by Dirk Holger, the exhibition also traveled to museums in Louisiana and Maryland, and to several venues in Canada.

At 11 a.m. Saturday, Holger will give a lecture in the museum’s auditorium about the artists and their works.

The pieces in “Young in Art,” which is on display in the museum’s rotunda through May 18, were selected by Marion County art teachers. The public is invited to attend an opening reception in the ARTSpace Saturday, from 10:30 a.m.–noon. Refreshments will be served.

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.        

In addition to temporary exhibitions, the Appleton Museum of Art presents 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. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and closed on Monday, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Become a member of the museum by the end of May 2014, and receive a 10 percent discount on any level of membership.

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). Free parking is available.  For more information call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit AppletonMuseum.org.

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