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Revel in the magic of the holidays in Marion Civic Chorale's annual performance of holiday favorites. The Marion Civic Chorale is Ocala's preeminent chorus, providing musical entertainment for all of Central Florida. Members of the chorale come from a wide variety of backgrounds and musical experience, and all share a common love of music, singing and entertaining.
Our annual After Hours concert series offers live music, special displays of artwork by Ocala Art Group and tasty samplings from Marion Technical College FL Culinary Arts Program. Cash bar available. Doors open at 5 p.m. and music begins at 5:30 p.m. After Hours is free for Appleton members and $15 at the door for nonmembers.
Join docent Bob Kellogg for a tour highlighting the special exhibition, "Santa Classics," featuring work by Ed Wheeler. The artist imagines Santa entering into the great masterworks of art, with humor and reverence for the originals. Once a painting is selected, he embarks on a multi-step process to fully integrate Santa into the lighting, brushstrokes and tonal values of a particular painting while maintaining the fidelity of the original. It is this attention to detail, lighting and relationships between figures, which lead to another kind of art experience.
Free for Appleton members; included with admission fee for adult nonmembers. This tour meets in the lobby and is approximately 45 minutes in length.
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