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Appleton Museum Offers Free Admission for 'Family Day: Robots'

July 16, 2013

The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will offer free admission to “Family Day: Robots” Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Families and friends will have an opportunity to tour the “Art of the Robot” exhibit and create their own robot in ARTSpace, the museum’s new hands-on art making activity area and classroom.

Artists use their artwork to reflect the world around them so it is only natural to discover that robots have become a part of reflection. Each of the artists participating in this exhibit has a unique way of portraying their robot creations through paintings, prints, found object sculptures, photographs and other materials.

“Art of the Robot” features 45 works of art in the Edith Marie Appleton Gallery by nationally recognized robot artists: Mark Brown, Easthampton, Mass.; CyberCraft Robots, St. Petersburg; Brian Despain, Seattle; Amy Flynn, Raleigh, N.C.; Nemo Gould, Oakland, Calif.; Lisa Grothman Ryan, Wilmette, Ill.; Howie Hartman, Lancaster, Penn.; Heather Heilman Loercher, Wrightsville, Penn.; Don L. Jones, Pittsburgh; Eric Joyner, San Francisco; Richard Muller, Altadena, Calif.; Donna Sophronia-Sims, Birmingham, Ala.; Will Wagenaar, Port Richey; and Tim Warchocki, Winter Garden. This exhibit will run through Sept. 22.

Visitors to the museum may also view more than 100 vintage panoramic photographs of early 20th century Florida in “Edge to Edge: Vintage Panoramic Photography in Florida” through Sept. 8. “New World Treasures: Artifacts from Hernando De Soto’s Florida Expedition” continues through Dec. 31.

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. Please use the Rotunda Entrance during the Appleton’s lobby renovation project.

In addition, the Appleton Museum of Art features a permanent collection of European, American and Contemporary art, plus Asian, African 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.

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