The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, continues its monthly, free online series of artist talks, “Artist’s Outlook.”
Join Appleton Curator of Exhibitions Patricia Tomlinson as she chats with individual artists about their work, processes and inspirations. This online series will take place every third Thursday through June and is free to attend. Learn more about the works by each artist that are in the museum’s permanent collection, and hear directly from the artists on their processes, inspirations and upcoming projects. Participants will have the opportunity to ask the artist questions before the end of each program.
All talks will be hosted on Zoom and can be accessed using your mobile device or desktop computer. If using your phone or other mobile device, search “Zoom” in the app store. If using a desktop computer, visit www.zoom.us. Use the following login information for each artist talk: Meeting ID: 302 190 0088 | Passcode: 352352.
Feb. 18, 7 p.m. with Anthony Ackrill
American painter Anthony Ackrill, currently based in Florida, is known for his large-scale dramatic works depicting figures in allegorical or symbolic poses and settings. His painting “The Reaper” is part of the Appleton’s permanent collection.
March 25, 7 p.m. with Christopher Still
Native Floridian Christopher Still depicts Florida’s wildlife, people and landscapes in his artwork. In addition to the two paintings in the Appleton’s collection, his work can be found in museums and private collections including the Governor’s Mansion of Florida and the Smithsonian Institution. Of special note are 10 murals commissioned by the Florida House of Representatives in which the artist depicts Florida’s historic and natural beauty. He was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, he is the Artist in Residence for the Florida Legislature, and Florida State University granted Still an honorary doctorate.
April 15, 7 p.m. with Kristin Herzog
Florida artist Kristin Herzog’s work ranges from non-representational to abstract, often with a landscape or vegetative reference. Herzog enjoys traveling to residencies in the U.S. and abroad, and her work has been juried into over 80 regional, national and international shows and has won two awards from The Artist’s Magazine. Her work is on view in the Appleton’s Balcony Gallery for Florida Artists through June 27.
May 20, 7 p.m. with Matthew Bennett and Aneesha Rhodes
Matthew Bennett, who painted the powerful visitor-favorite “Primary Color,” will speak alongside friend, model and muse Aneesha Rhodes. Learn more about why the artist depicted Aneesha as a superhero and how the two inspire each other.
June 17, 7 p.m. with Maggie Taylor
Gainesville-based Maggie Taylor is a renowned digital artist who combines surrealism with 19th century aesthetics, referencing hand-colored type photographs. Her photography has been published in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll (2008), “Adobe Photoshop Master Class: Maggie Taylor’s Landscape of Dreams” (2005), and “No Ordinary Day” (2013), among others. In addition to the Appleton, her works are in the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the High Museum in Atlanta, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
For questions, email AppletonMuseum@cf.edu.
A campus of the College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR 40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). Parking is free. For more information, call 352-291-4455 or visit AppletonMuseum.org.