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City of Ocala and Magnolia Art Xchange to Host an Opening Reception for the "Ignite Your Dream" Exhibit Thursday, May 11

Post Date:04/19/2017 9:37 AM
OCALA, Fla. (April 18, 2017) – The City of Ocala and the Magnolia Art Xchange (MAX) will host an opening reception for the new exhibit, “Ignite Your Dream,” Thursday, May 11 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Ocala City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave. The awards presentation for this exhibit will take place at 6:30 p.m.  

This exhibit is comprised of a variety of 2-D and 3-D artwork from local students and emerging artists ages 16 to 30. All artwork will be available for purchase and will be on display at City Hall beginning Thursday, May 11 through Thursday, Sept. 7. 

The opening reception for this exbibit will include live acoustic music from local musician Shema Shine. Light refreshments will be provided by La Cuisine, Molly Maguire’s, Ocala’s Chocolate and Confections, Pi on Broadway and the Courtyard on Broadway. 

The juror for this exhibit is Noel Smith, Director of Museum Studies Graduate Certificate for the University of South Florida. Ms. Smith will award first through third places in each division, as well as Best of Show. The $2,500 award package includes custom framing from Ocala Art and Frame, Blick gift cards for art supplies, memberships to the First Friday Art Walk, Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA) and Appleton Museum of Art, and scholarships to the College of Central Florida. 

For more information, or to purchase artwork, please contact Alexandria Marcello, City of Ocala Cultural Arts Coordinator, at 352-629-8447 or