“Content of Character” Student and Emerging Artist Exhibit Opens at Ocala City Hall

The Student and Emerging Artist Exhibit “Content of Character” is now open at Ocala City Hall.

The exhibit is a collaboration between the City of Ocala and the Magnolia Art Xchange, and it highlights local artists with varying levels of experience. Their works are displayed in the first and second floor lobbies inside City Hall, located at 110 SE Watula Avenue.

An Exhibit Opening Reception will be held at City Hall on Tuesday, May 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. At the reception, those in attendance will be treated to live music by percussionist Sean Thomas and light refreshments will be served.

An awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. in the first floor lobby and all contest winners will be announced. Artists compete in three divisions based on their respective years of experience, from high school students to artists with several years of active experience.

Competition prizes will include scholarships to the College of Central Florida (High School Division), Professional Artwork Review (First Place in each Division and Best of Show), Annual Membership to the Appleton Museum of Art and Marion Cultural Alliance, and a registration fee waiver for the 2022-23 First Friday Art Walk season (all winners).

The “Content of Character” exhibit is free and open to the public, and the artwork will remain on display until Friday, July 15 at City Hall.

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