Fun fall events at the Appleton

The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, announces a full schedule of events for the upcoming fall season.

Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 6-7:30 p.m. “Drawing to Sculpture” exhibition artist John Raimondi will speak. This free event will be followed by a book signing.

Saturday, Sept. 24, visit the Appleton free of charge through Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! event. Visit to register.

Thursday, Sept. 29, from 6-8 p.m. designer Mitch Joachim will give a free talk about his acclaimed work “Cricket Shelter and Farm.” Commissioned by Art Works for Change for the “Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience” exhibition, “Cricket and Shelter Farm” is the 2016 winner of the R&D award by Architect Magazine.

Thursday, Oct. 6, from 5-8 p.m. the Appleton’s 2016-2017 After Hours season kicks off with a performance by Paul De Ritter Quintet. After Hours returns Dec. 1 with a performance of holiday favorites by Marion Civic Chorale. After Hours is free for museum members and $10 for guests.

The fall 2016 and spring 2017 schedule of studio art classes is now available and registration is open. Adult classes include ART101, one-day workshops and six-week sessions of Dig into Clay with a focus on wheel throwing or hand building. Children classes Half-day Happenings, After-school Explorations, as well as the First Saturday program. Detailed schedule available at

The museum is also offering yoga in the galleries for adults and teens, as well as hosting meetings of the recently-formed Ocala Calligraphy Guild. The guild meets at the Appleton the second Monday of each month, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Alison Clement, Ocala Art Group workshops are hosted by Appleton and are scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month; visit for more information.