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Appleton to Showcase Marion County Student Art

Oct. 28, 2013

The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will display art created by Marion County students in two exhibits.

“Elements of Art” features paintings, drawings, collages and mixed media art created by Marion County private school and homeschool students. The exhibit will be on display in the museum’s Education Gallery Nov. 26 through Jan. 5, 2014; a reception for the artists will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at 10:30 a.m.

“Art on the Move” a program organized by the Marion County Tax Collector’s Office, will feature license tag art created by fifth-graders in Marion County Public Schools. The exhibit, which runs Jan. 21–Feb. 16, 2014, will include license tags chosen by a panel of judges to receive awards of distinction. The art will be sold, with funds going directly to each individual school’s art program. A reception for the artists will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, at 10:30 a.m.

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, the Appleton Museum of Art offers 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. 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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