The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will present “Drawing to Sculpture: John Raimondi,” through Oct. 30. This unique exhibition showcases both the vast range of the artist’s 45-year career and the inspirational and creative processes that lead to the fabrication and installation of Raimondi’s renowned public-scale sculptures. The artist will present a free public lecture in the museum auditorium at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20. An illustrated companion book will be available for purchase in the Appleton Store.
The Appleton kicks off its third annual “Mobile Photography Contest and Exhibition” Monday, Sept. 5. The contest runs through Oct. 2 and is presented by The Studio, the museum’s young members group.
The contest is open to everyone. All photos must be taken with a mobile device, be tasteful in content and submitted during each category’s date range only.
- Sept. 5-11, the category is “Natural Patterns.” Photos can be of patterns found in the natural world, from plants to landscape to animals, and beyond.
- Sept. 12-18, the “Friends and Family” category requests portraits or snapshots of your favorite people.
- Sept. 19-25, “Be Inspired” asks participants to think creatively and take inspiration from Willem Kalf’s untitled still-life, on view at the Appleton and at AppletonMuseum.org/events/the-studio/
- Sept. 26-Oct. 2, “My Travels,” requests photos of locales, people or activities in the U.S. and abroad that convey a sense of place.
The museum will present “Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience,” Sept. 10-Nov. 13. Scientists, engineers and governments around the world are planning and preparing for climate change and natural disasters. “Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience” showcases how science, technology, architecture and art converge to examine what it takes to live amid a changing climate, including how we can address the needs of the world’s most vulnerable citizens. The exhibition includes commissioned large-scale and portable interactive architectural installations, photography and drawings. It examines emergency and survival housing from the perspectives of art, interdisciplinary collaborations and sociocultural relevance.
Friday, Sept. 9, from 6-8 p.m. the Appleton will host an opening celebration with live music by Miranda MADison, beverages and hors d’oeuvres. There is no fee to attend.