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Flagler Beach Attorney Scott Spradley Marks 25th Year With Pier-Timbred Gift to City Commission

| October 1, 2014

Flagler Beach attorney Scott Spradley will present a 6 foot by 3 foot photograph on canvass of the pier, which he took, to the City Commission on Oct. 9 as a gift marking his 25 years as a member of the Florida Bar.

Flagler Celebrating 2nd Annual Arts in Education Week From Stage to Frames to Slams

| September 15, 2014

More than a dozen arts and culture events put the focus this week on arts in education in Flagler and Palm Coast, including theater, art shows, a poetry slam and a costume gala.

Nature Scapes Is Now Home to a Bird Sanctuary in the Late Marylou Baiata’s Memory

| September 13, 2014

Local bird expert Trudy Tappan helped started the Baiata Bird Sanctuary after the death of long-time owner Marylou Baiata in July. Her son has since taken over Nature Scapes, which now also includes on its grounds the new Hollingsworth Gallery and other features.

Tennessee Williams’s “Suddenly Last Summer” Gorges on Flagler Stage in Palm Coast Arts Foundation Fundraiser

| August 8, 2014

“Suddenly Last Summer” will be staged for one performance only on Aug. 16, at Lohman Auditorium in Marineland, under the direction of City Repertory Theatre’s John Sbordone, starring Annie Gaybis and Ann Kraft.

Tom Gargiulo, Leading Patron of Palm Coast Arts, Is Seriously Injured in Bike Crash

| August 7, 2014

Gargiulo, the founder of the Tom Gargiulo Foundation and creator Flagler’s Artist of the Year award, among numerous other supports of local arts, was bicycling on Pine Lakes Parkway when he was struck by a car as he crossed Wynnfield Drive Tuesday morning.

Marylou Baiata, 1951-2014
At Nature Scapes, a New Generation Nurtures a Legacy

| August 1, 2014

For 30 years Marylou Baiata, who died July 25, was the lush radiance behind Nature Scapes, the garden center in Bunnell, which her son will take over as it also becomes the home of the reincarnation of JJ Graham’s Hollingsworth Gallery as the Salvo Neoteric Art Project.

Hollingsworth Gallery Will Leave City Marketplace for Nature Scapes, Closing Curtain on Vibrant Arts and Theater Era

| June 20, 2014

Hollingsworth Gallery and Nature Scapes in Bunnell are near a deal on the gallery taking over a 6,0000-square-foot building to develop new arts programs and a full arts community there, but leaving City Marketplace leaves City Repertory Theatre without a home, and a fourth season beginning in September.

Art League Treads Where It’s Not Dared Before, “Through the Eyes of a Child”

| June 18, 2014

The Flagler County Art League opened its first ever “Through the Eyes of a Child” themed show in an attempt to broaden its appeal to artists and patrons while veering away from safer, recurring shows.

As City Market Place Plays Hardball With Palm Coast, Gallery’s and Theater’s Future There Dims

| May 15, 2014

The new owners of City Market Place want to jack up rent on Palm Coast city offices by 33 percent, and slam similar increases on Hollingsworth Gallery and other long-time anchors of the strip mall, making every one of those tenants question whether they will be there much longer–and placing a cloud on the future of some tenants, such as City Repertory Theatre.

Jacksonville Symphony Returns for Sunday Picnics and Pops Concert, With a Prayer to the Rain Gods

| April 25, 2014

Last year’s Picnics and Pops concert in Palm Coast’s Central Park had to be cancelled because of rain. The Jacksonville Symphony is bringing essentially the same program that was rained out, under the direction of Morihiko Nakahara.

Going Coastal, Going Local: Palm Coast’s Workhorse Galleries Celebrate Their Own

| March 8, 2014

Hollingsworth Gallery opens its 6th annual show featuring its membership’s works while the Flagler County Art League opens its first ever “Going Coastal” show as part of Second Saturday’s Art Walk at City Market Place in Palm Coast.

For Special Education Students in Flagler, a Program That Unlocks Barriers Through Art

| February 26, 2014

Now in its second year, Very Special Arts is an after-school program for students with learning disabilities that helps them find their talent and their place among peers. The program is under the leadership of Sue McVeigh, a former Flagler County schools employee of the year.

New “I Am Art” Gallery Opens in the Hammock; Timothy Murphy and Joe Campanellie Featured at Ocean Books and Art

| February 12, 2014

The I AM ART/Rachel & Friends studio and gallery, which premiers with “The Heart of Expression” on Feb. 14, opens in the Hammock on Valentine’s Day. Flagler Beach’s Ocean Books and Art features sculptor Timothy Murphy and photographer Joe Campanellie.

Art That Gives Garbage a Second Chance: Violet Skipp Haffner’s Lazarus Act at Hollingsworth

| February 11, 2014

Violet Skipp Haffner’s art, now on display at Palm Coast’s Hollingsworth Gallery in her first solo show, creates illusions–and sculptures–out of objects that have been discarded or forgotten, and that evoke a darkness that lets you fill in the blanks.

Red-Light Cameras Meet Poetry Meet Visual Improv at Flagler County Art League

| February 6, 2014

“Art that inspires Poetry and Poetry that Inspires Art,” the Flagler County Art League show opening Saturday, is an improvisational conversation between artists and poets, whose combined works will adorn the league’s walls through February.

Inaugural Flagler Film Festival Draws Mixed Crowds and Promise Over 3 Days in Palm Coast

| January 13, 2014

The first Flagler Film festival was held at the Hilton Garden Inn from Friday through Sunday, packing dozens of screenings of films from around the world and ending with an award ceremony late Sunday evening, and the promise of a second festival next year.

Flagler Film Festival Featuring 4 Local Productions Among Dozens from Around the World

| January 11, 2014

The inaugural Flagler Film Festival is scheduled for Jan. 10-12 at Palm Coast’s Hilton Garden Inn. Fourteen of the 46 submissions originated in Florida. Four from Flagler filmmakers were ultimately selected, including a horror flick filmed in Flagler Beach.

Vagina Monologues Dressed Up: Nora Ephron’s “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre

| November 22, 2013

Ever since god allegedly turned Adam’s rib into a companion of the opposite sex, men have struggled to understand women. You can’t blame them: men are not only the weaker sex. They’re also the dumber. In comes Nora Ephron’s “Love, Loss and What I wore” to help them out this weekend at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre.

At Hollingsworth Gallery:
Christine Sullivan, Artist of the Year

| November 8, 2013

The works of Christine Sullivan, the 2013 Gargiulo Art Foundation Artist of the Year, convey an intimate connections with a sense of place and memory while exploring the pleasures of solitude. Sullivan;s exhibit opens at Hollingsworth Gallery Nov. 9, running through Dec. 3.

A Little Less Stingy, a Lot More Conditional: Palm Coast Approves $25,000 in Culture Grants

| November 6, 2013

Eleven cultural organizations applied and all 11 got cultural grants from Palm Coast government, but with many strings attached even though none of the grants exceeds $2,370, and the total awarded is still a far cry from the $40,000 budget of six years ago.

Flagler Celebrates Arts in Education Week as Congress Again Targets Cultural Funding

| September 10, 2013

Flagler arts organizations have a line-up of events all week to celebrate Arts in Education Week, which Congress started three years ago. The same Congress a few weeks ago began debating a measure that would reduce funding to the National Endowment for the Arts to its lowest level since 1974.

Art For Shock’s Sake: The Business and Aesthetic of Rejection

| August 14, 2013

Peter Cerreta, the Palm Coast artist who had a work of his own rejected at the “Monsters of Bigotry” show at Hollingsworth Gallery, adds his perspective to the debate about art that belongs (or doesn’t) in galleries and museums, concluding that “not every piece that shocks for shock’s sake” does.

The Painting You Will Not See in Hollingsworth Gallery’s ‘Monster of Bigotry’ Show, and Why

| August 10, 2013

Constance Payne’s “Will You Take Me Seriously Now” was top be part of the new “Monster of Bigotry” show at Palm Coast’s Hollingsworth Gallery, but only if Payne agreed to have it draped, because of its explicit content. She refused, calling it censorship. Gallery owner JJ Graham defends the decision on several grounds.

Palm Coast’s Bike and Poetry Shows Slam Their Way Back On Gargiulo Foundation’s Wheels

| July 30, 2013

The second and ongoing annual “Art of the Bicycle” livening up Palm Coast’s City Marketplace this month is all spokes: the Gargiulo Art Foundation, the Flagler County Art League, Hollingsworth Gallery and City Repertory Theatre are all in on it, minus last year’s training wheels, and adding momentum to the evolving cohesiveness of the small town art scene.

Flagler Film Festival Broadens Palm Coast’s Cultural Frame–and Seeks Local Filmmakers

| June 14, 2013

The first annual Flagler Film Festival will be held Jan. 10-12 at Palm Coast’s Hilton Garden Inn, and will include shorts and feature films, totaling about 24 hours worth of reels, from filmmakers around the world and the States, but organizers are pressing for Flagler County entrants.

At Hollingsworth Gallery:
JJ Graham’s Furious Marathon

| May 11, 2013

In “Marathon,” his first one-man exhibit in two-and-a-half years, JJ Graham fills his own Hollingsworth gallery with a tour de force of a show featuring almost all new work created in the last 10 days and combining humor, surprises, shock, beauty, narcissism, polemic, and an open dare.

Flagler Youth Orchestra’s 280 Musicians Take The Auditorium in Year-End Concert

| May 6, 2013

The Flagler Youth Orchestra’s “Take a Bow” concert at the Flagler Auditorium Monday at 7 p.m. will feature all 280 musicians in different orchestras in the culmination of a year’s–and for many, several years’–work.

Mayor Netts and Fire Chief Beadle Show Their Coconuts and Bananas (For the Arts)

| May 6, 2013

At the Flagler Auditorium’s Duck Dive, a fund-raiser for arts in education Sunday, Palm Coast Mayor Jon Netts and Fire Chief Mike Beadle stole the show with their impersonations of pāʻū-clad Polynesian dancers. Here they are in two uncensored videos.

NAACP’s 2nd Annual Olympics of the Mind Dazzle and Dare on Matanzas Stage

| April 20, 2013

The Flagler County NAACP’s annual ACT-SO Olympics of the Mind at Matanzas High’s Pirates Theater Saturday brought out dozens of student performers in music, dance, oratory, song and in the visual arts, humanities and science, with winners potentially qualifying for the national competition in Orlando in July.

Jackson Pollock in Bunnell: City Hydrates Its Centennial With Art

| April 19, 2013

As part of the Bunnell Centennial celebration, the city turned over some 35 fire hydrants to be turned into art works by organizations and individuals, leading up to Saturday’s city clean-up and judging of the hydrants. The result is a treat to the eyes.

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