Appleton to Open ‘Con-Text: The Word-Based Images of Tyrus Clutter’ June 10

The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will exhibit “Con-Text: The Word-Based Images of Tyrus Clutter” June 10-Aug. 6.

Marked by exuberant color combinations and embossed textural variations, the images of CF Associate Professor Tyrus Clutter have relied increasingly on text over the past few years. These recent printmaking ventures explore the ways humans interpret both words and images — how both can be “read” and reexamined when paired within the same space. Some images are literally drawn with words. All the works explore interactivity, leading viewers to personally complete them by engaging the juxtapositions of texts and imagery.

An opening reception will be held Saturday, June 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m. This free event is open to the public.

Clutter, who teaches art history at CF, has a bachelor’s degree in Art from Spring Arbor University and a Master of Fine Art in Painting from Bowling Green State University. He works with painting and printmaking media, as well as with mixed media assemblage. To learn more, visit

In addition to temporary exhibitions, the Appleton Museum of Art presents a permanent collection of European, American and contemporary art, plus Asian, African and pre-Columbian artifacts and antiquities.

Daily admission to the Appleton Museum of Art is $8 for adults; $6 for seniors 55 or better; $5 for students 19 and over; $4 for youths ages 10-18; and free for members, CF students, faculty and staff, children age 9 and under, and active military personnel and their immediate families. The museum, ARTSpace and Appleton Store are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and closed every Monday.

Owned and operated by 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 the Appleton at 352-291-4455 or visit