College of Central Florida News
CF Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Begins
The College of Central Florida is accepting
enrollment for its Emergency Vehicle Operations
course that begins Friday, Nov. 7, at the CF
Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, Building
33, Room 107.
The course completes the education requirement
for Emergency Vehicle Operations and is approved
by the VFIS Insurance Group, which has trained
more than 152,000 emergency service personnel
Classes will meet 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, through
Sunday, Nov. 9. The $125 course fee covers the
cost of training and all materials.
For more information or to register, contact
DeBresha Walker at 352-873-5838, ext. 1381, or
James Charles at ext. 1431. Registration will be
accepted until Nov. 6, or until the class has
Register Now for CF Unarmed Security Officer
Enroll now for the College of Central Florida
Class D Unarmed Security Officer Course that
begins Monday, Nov. 10. The class will be held
at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road,
in Building 33, Room 107.
The state-approved course meets the 40-hour
education requirement for unarmed security
Classes will meet 6-10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10,
through Friday, Nov. 21. It is a requirement to
attend every class. The course fee is $140 and
covers all the materials necessary for training.
For additional information or to register
contact Pat Kalfs at 352-873-5838, ext. 1569, or
James Charles at ext. 1431. Registration will be
accepted on the first day of class, but on a
first-come, first-served basis.
Appleton to Exhibit 'ReTooled: Highlights from
the Hechinger Collection'
The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central
Florida, will exhibit “ReTooled: Highlights from
the Hechinger Collection,” an engaging and
thought-provoking look at the unexpected subject
of tools, through 41 inspiring paintings,
sculptures, works on paper and photographs.
Curated by Jared Packard-Winkler and organized
for tour by International Arts & Artists,
Washington, D.C., “ReTooled” is on view at the
Appleton Thursday, Nov. 8, through Jan. 4, 2015,
in the Edith Marie Appleton Gallery.
The Appleton will host a Director’s Circle
Nov. 6, and a members’
opening reception Friday, Nov. 7.
“ReTooled” celebrates the prevalence of tools in
our lives with art that magically transforms
utilitarian objects into fanciful works that
speak of beauty, insight and wit. Providing a
dynamic entry point into the rich themes,
materials and processes of 20th century art, “ReTooled”
profiles 28 visionary artists from the Hechinger
Collection including major artists such as Arman,
Richard Estes, Howard Finster, Red Grooms, Jacob
Lawrence, Fernand Léger and H.C. Westermann;
photographers Berenice Abbott and Walker Evans;
as well as pop artists Jim Dine, Claes
Oldenburg, and James Rosenquist.
Daily admission to the Appleton Museum of Art is
$8 for adults; $6 for seniors 55 or better; $5
for students 18 and over; $4 for youths ages
10-18; and free for members, CF students,
children ages 9 and under, and active military
personnel and their immediate families.
The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and
closed on Monday, Thanksgiving, Christmas and
New Year’s Day.
Owned and operated by College of Central
Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located
at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of
downtown on SR40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit
268 west off I-95). Free parking is available.
For more information call the Appleton Museum of
Art at 352-291-4455 or visit AppletonMuseum.org.
About John Hechinger and the Hechinger
John Hechinger’s father founded the Hechinger
Hardware store in 1911, but it was John
Hechinger along with his brother-in-law who grew
the store into a renowned chain throughout the
mid-Atlantic region. Hechinger is often credited
as one of the major figures in the
transformation of the neighborhood hardware
store to the “do-it-yourself” home improvement
business. A fourth generation Washingtonian,
community patron and activist, Hechinger was
appointed by President Lyndon Johnson to be the
first chairman of the D.C. City Council. He used
his position to advocate for civil rights and
diverse neighborhoods. Hechinger’s donation of
his collection to IA&A for the purpose of
sharing it with a broader public is yet another
invaluable legacy. In the 1980s, Hechinger’s
booming chain of hardware stores led him to
purchase a new company headquarters. He found
the offices to be efficient, but sterile. The
barren space sparked an initiative to beautify
the headquarters which launched Hechinger’s
acquisition of a tool-inspired collection of
diverse 20th century art.
October 2, 5-8 p.m.
After Hours returns this fall with four musical
events, beginning with Alpine Express on October 2,
who will play Bavarian music in celebration of
The Appleton's After Hours offers live music and
dancing, special programs by the Ocala Art Group and
tasty samplings from Ocala Events/Mojo Grille.
Admission is free for members and $10 for
Upcoming After Hours Dates:
December 4-Marion Civic Chorale
February 5-Rewind Band
April 2-Southern Express Orchestra
Appleton to Showcase its Newest Art
The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida,
will showcase its recent acquisitions for the first time
in over two years in “Recent Acquisitions to the
The collection of about 40 prints, paintings, coins and
other objects added to the museum’s permanent collection
since 2011 will be on display in the Balcony Gallery
Saturday, Oct. 25, through Feb. 1, 2015.
“These acquisitions reflect the many cultures and time
periods collected by Arthur I. Appleton with the
earliest recent acquisitions of rare coins dating from
Hellenistic Greece and Imperial Rome,” said Cindi
Morrison, museum director. “They will join 20th century
works by American Alexander Calder and Costa Rican
Francisco Zuniga, as well as fine later paintings of
Floridians and the Florida environment by Jack Thursby,
Christopher Still, Mark Messersmith and the German-born
painter Karl Zerbe.”
Cedar Key artist Chick Schwartz is represented with two
whimsical works in bronze and glazed ceramic, while
works by the Cuban artist Sandro de la Rosa bring
captivating realism to the exhibition.
“We also have an elaborately decorated Chinese chest,
which represents skilled craftsmanship in decorative
arts from the past and is a welcome new addition to our
Asian collection,” said Morrision.
Daily admission to the Appleton Museum of Art is $8 for
adults; $6 for seniors 55 or better; $5 for students 18
and over; $4 for youths ages 10-18; and free for
members, CF students, children ages 9 and under, and
active military personnel and their immediate families.
The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and closed on Monday,
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the
Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver
Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR40 (exit 352
east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). Free parking
is available. For more information call the Appleton
Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit