For Immediate Release
Museum of Art - DeLand, Florida 
          Press Document
John Mellencamp, The Stardust Sisters, 2013, Mixed Media on Canvas, 72” x 53" Photo by Kevin Montague
The Paintings of John Mellencamp on view at the Museum of Art - Deland, Florida, October 10 through December 28, 2014

DeLand, Florida — The Paintings of John Mellencamp will open to the public at The Museum of Art - DeLand at 100 N. Woodland Blvd. in downtown DeLand on Friday, October 10, 2014. The exhibition will contain approximately 50 oil and mixed media paintings, showcasing recent works of art never before exhibited at other institutions. This show will remain on view until December 28, 2014.

Who:  John Mellencamp, who has been painting as a means of self-expression since he was a young man. He attended the Art Student League in the early 80’s where he was inspired by early 20th-century modernists including Walt Kuhn, Chaim Soutine, and particularly by the German Expressionists Max Beckmann, and Otto Dix.

What: The exhibition The Paintings of John Mellencamp will be Mellencamp’s first art exhibition in Florida. Past exhibitions were at the Butler Institute of American Art in 2013 and at the Tennessee State Museum in 2012.
Where & When: Museum of Art - DeLand Downtown 100 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, Florida. Exhibition opens October 10 at 5 p.m. and continues through December 28, 2014.

More: A detailed Press Release can be found at and by clicking here.  An exhibition catalogue with an addendum of new works will accompany the exhibition. Following the DeLand showing, the exhibition will travel to the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia, January 11 - April 12, 2015. The artist will return to the Sunshine State for a concert tour stop in Orlando at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on March 22, 2015. For Press Conference details, click here.

“Art is not merely something artist John Mellencamp uses to clarify his position or to give point
to his vision of life, it’s the very substance of who he is and what he wants to say.”
– Museum of Art - DeLand CEO George Bolge

Established in 1951, the Museum of Art - DeLand, Florida, is a vital and interactive non-profit community visual arts museum dedicated to the collecting, preservation, study, display and educational use of the fine arts. The Museum of Art - DeLand, Florida, is a 501(c)3 organization incorporated in the State of Florida and is a member of the American Alliance of Museums and the Florida Association of Museums.

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