Appleton Offers Free Arts Program to Marion, Levy Schools
Nov. 28, 2011
A free artist-in-residence program is available until mid-January through the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, for schools in Marion and Levy counties. The programming features touring artist Donna Wissinger conducting live performances, classroom workshops and master classes for band and flute for students in kindergarten through grade 12.
Full- or half-day events are available Dec. 5-9, 13-14, Jan. 4-6 and 11. For more information or to schedule this program at your school, contact Appleton Curator of Exhibitions Ruth Grim at 352-291-4455, ext. 1837, or email email@example.com. Program descriptions and teacher study guides are available at donnawissinger.com.
Wissinger is an internationally recognized concert flutist and arts consultant. Her work is based on the premise that learning is an affair of the heart as well as the mind, and that the arts are an essential component of inspired life-long learning. Wissinger is a principal of Creative Leaps International, a Florida and South Arts Touring Artist, and engaged as artist-in-the-schools nationwide. She is also the inaugural recipient of the Doris Leeper Award for Excellence in Arts Education.
The Appleton Museum of Art showcases a permanent collection of European, American and contemporary art, plus Asian, African, Islamic and pre-Columbian artifacts and antiquities. The Appleton 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.