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1/17/11 12:56PM

Artist Christopher Still and Photojournalist Carlton Ward, Jr.

January 22 – March 20. Opening Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, FL, “Visions of the Gulf: Paintings by Christopher Still and Photography by Carlton Ward, Jr.” features the beauty of Florida’s Gulf Coast and its people.

Artist Christopher Still and Photojournalist Carlton Ward, Jr.

Appleton Museum of Art

January 22 – March 20, 2011

(OCALA, Fla.) January 22 – March 20, 2011 – Opening on Saturday, Jan. 22, “Visions of the Gulf: Paintings by Christopher Still and Photography by Carlton Ward, Jr.” will feature more than 35 never before seen studies of Florida’s Gulf Coast, including preparatory sketches and a new painting created specifically for this exhibition titled “And My Father Before Me.” Widely acclaimed for his paintings depicting the landscape, and history of Florida, Still’s paintings can be found in museums and private collections including the Smithsonian Institute, Governor’s Mansion of Florida, Tampa International Airport and the Chambers of the Florida House of Representatives in Tallahassee. He was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2010. This exhibition will also include a selection of the finest works by internationally respected photojournalist and conservationist Carlton Ward, Jr.

“Christopher Still is one of the state’s most respected painters both for his awe-inspiring skill with the brush as well as his devotion to Florida themes in his work. From gorgeous sunsets over the water to charming scenes capturing the spirit and culture of the Seminoles to the large scale narrative murals in the Capitol illustrating important aspects of our state’s past and present, Still puts paint to canvas in honor of Florida as no artist has done before, “ explains Appleton’s curator of exhibitions Ruth Grim. Director of the Appleton Museum of Art Dr. John Z. Lofgren says, “We are very pleased and honored to be able to showcase this very special exhibition.  The life, the beauty and the ecology of the Gulf, so close and dear to Christopher Still, is also shared by the young, talented photographer Carlton Ward, Jr.  His stunning images of the Gulf complement so well the story and well-crafted compositions of Christopher Still.”

On opening day Saturday January 22, Still will present a program on his artwork in the Auditorium of the Appleton Museum at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Ward will speak on his photography at 1 p.m.

Appleton Museum of Art

4333 E Silver Springs Blvd.

Ocala, FL 34470-5001

(352) 291-4455

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 children age 9 and under, as well as active military personnel and their immediate families.

Museum Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

Sunday noon – 5 pm

Closed Mondays



The Appleton Museum of Art is located in North Central Florida, east of downtown Ocala on SR40/Silver Springs Blvd.  Take Exit 352 east off I-75 or Exit 268 west off I-95.



Appleton Museum Events/Marketing Coordinator (Media Contact) Stephen Specht

(352) 291-4455 ext. 1835;;

 Artist Christopher Still (727) 942-4513;;

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