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Opening Reception: "Illusion and Reality" Student and Emerging Artist Competition

Post Date:04/05/2019 2:55 PM

OCALA, Fla. (April 5, 2019) – The City of Ocala invites the public to an opening reception for the “Illusion and Reality” Student and Emerging Artist Competition Thursday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave.

Guests will experience the work of local young and emerging artists, high school through age 30, which explores how they express themselves through art, while enjoying music by local musician Greg Snider. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

All artwork will be available for purchase and will be on display Thursday, April 11 through Thursday, July 11 at City Hall during normal business hours.

The juror for the exhibit is Jane Ferry, Curator of Education at the Orlando Museum of Art. She will award first through third places in each division and Best of Show. The award package includes College of Central Florida scholarships, as well as First Friday Art Walk, Marion Cultural Alliance, and Appleton Museum memberships. Awards will be presented during the opening reception Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. 

For more information or to purchase artwork, please contact the Cultural Arts Office at 352-629-8447 or visit

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