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Orlando Artist Stewart Jones Opens at New Ocean Art Gallery in Flagler Beach Friday

| February 4, 2016

Jones’s one-person show, “Documental Environments – From Shore to Shore,” will run from February 5 to 29, with the artist’s opening reception on Friday at 6 p.m.

Palm Coast Arts Foundation Breaks Ground for Outdoors Venue in Town Center on Feb. 11

| February 2, 2016

The initial project will consist of a 32,000 square-foot open-air arts and culture pavilion center and a small enclosed venue that’ll double up as an event center for meetings and small events.

At Salvo Art Project:
Rachel Thompson, Artist of the Year

| January 15, 2016

“I am just art, I am art, I was born that way,” Thompson says. An opening reception sponsored by the Gargiulo Art Foundation at Salvo Art Gallery marks Thompson’s Artist of the Year honor Saturday.

Flagler Film Festival, Drawing on Works Near and Far, Flicks On For 3rd Year Friday

| January 13, 2016

The Flagler Film Festival’s third edition features 47 films from 150 submissions this year, and starts Friday at Palm Coast’s Hilton Garden Inn, running through Sunday.

Evocations of Dali, Darkness and the Familiar in Art League’s Juried Photography Show

| January 8, 2016

Of the exhibit’s 85 pieces, only 16 include people, and only five comprise the portrait category in the Flagler County Art League’s annual juried photography show, which opens Saturday evening.

Artless Censors: The Flagler’s School Board’s Misplaced Allegiance to “Staff”

| December 18, 2015

The Flagler school board shirked its responsibility when it chose to be a cheerleader for a principal instead of offering guidance and oversight after a student’s art work was censored at FPC.

Look Closer: Student Art Upstages Grown-Ups in Pair of Flagler County Art League Shows

| December 11, 2015

Startling juxtapositions abound in “Look Close” and the “High School Student Art Exhibit,” two shows that open Saturday December 12 at the Flagler County Art League in Palm Coast.

Santa Claus Meets His Match: “A Mark Twain Christmas” at City Repertory Theatre

| December 10, 2015

Like the other one-man Twain shows Robert Gill has created, “A Mark Twain Christmas” is composed of about 75 percent of the author’s monologues and writings recited verbatim, and about 25 percent is Gill‘s creation.

At Salvo Art Project, Lofty Growth and New Engagements at Year One in Lush Digs

| December 4, 2015

While they’ve accelerated the business side of their artistic pursuits, co-owners JJ Graham and Petra Iston still have time to paint and create and channel their muses at Salvo Art Project, which just celebrated its first-year anniversary.

Stillbirth: FPC Art Student May Show His Class Work at a Gallery, But Not At His Own School

| December 3, 2015

A provocative painting by Patrick Conklin, a senior at FPC, was banned from display at his school but allowed at an art gallery, triggering a broad discussion on the lines between expression, censorship, fear and propriety.

A Menagerie of Music and Art Returns Top Flagler Youth Orchestra to Salvo Project Friday

| December 2, 2015

The Youth Orchestra’s top performing ensemble will play numerous pieces at a fund-raiser for the orchestra and Salvo Art Project Friday evening, ahead of FYO’s first major concert of the year at the Flagler Auditorium on Dec. 9.

Trump Campaign Bus Rolls Into Palm Coast, Transformed as Donald Anti-Matter

| November 30, 2015

The Donald Trump campaign bus used in Iowa for several months was on its way to Miami art fair, bought and transformed by artists into a mobile protest of the GOP contender’s views on women, Mexicans and facts.

At Sevyn, Bunnell’s Newest Night Club, A Playlist of Art, Music, Billiards and BBQ

| November 10, 2015

At Sevyn, the new nightclub at the Palm Coast-Bunnell line on State Road 100, live jazz, live blues, open mic nights, Latin music dancing and R&B all mix night after night with art, pool tables and chef Dan Testa’s delights.

Evocations of Aliens, Yeats and Yin at Flagler Art League’s Saturday Evening With Artists

| October 9, 2015

The wealth of work at Flagler County Art League’s signature annual judged show, opening Saturday evening with a free reception, makes it difficult for artist-sculptor Harry Messersmith to choose winners.

Public Art Soars Increasingly Into View, Part of Gargiulo Foundation’s Gifts to Palm Coast

| July 15, 2015

Tom Gargiulo and his foundation will be underscoring the growing role of public art in Palm Coast, between a panel discussion at the Flagler County Art League Saturday and the dedication of two more soaring heron sculptures at Waterfront Park.

Art League’s “Priceless” Fund-Raiser Nets $11,500, Opening New Era–and Possibilities

| April 11, 2015

Best-selling author and art-crime sleuth Robert Wittman’s appearance at the Flagler Auditorium turned into the art league’s largest and most successful fund-raiser in the non-profit organization’s 36-year history.

Robert Wittman, FBI’s James Bond of Stolen Art, Brings His Best-Selling Tales to Flagler Auditorium April 7

| April 6, 2015

Robert Wittman and the FBI’s art-recovery division he created were responsible for recovering some $225 million in stolen art through remarkably daring undercover operations. Wittman, a best-selling author, appears at the Flagler Auditorium on April 7 to recount his adventures in a fund-raising for the Flagler County Art League.

Barely Less Stingy, More Demanding Palm Coast Completes $30,000 Arts Grants Awards

| March 31, 2015

The amount Palm Coast devotes to the arts remains woefully low, however—amounting to just 37 cents per year per resident. The grant program represents a paltry 0.11 percent of the city’s $28 million general fund budget.

School Board Honors Cheryl Tristam With Power of One Award For Youth Orchestra’s 10-Year Triumphs

| March 19, 2015

Cheryl Tristam stressed the importance of making music education accessible to every child regardless of background or ability as she received an award bestowed periodically on community members who have had a broad impact on students.

What Is the Flagler County Art League?

| March 10, 2015

Since its founding by Bob Scheibel in 1979, the Flagler County Art League has provided a forum for Flagler-Palm Coast artists to showcase their work and engage the community.

Flagler Commission Signals More Culture Support Ahead as It Approves FBI Art Cop Grant For League

| March 3, 2015

Flagler County government has never had a grants program for the arts, aside from its Tourist Development Council grants. Now, Administrator Craig Coffey is suggesting the county begin such a program.

Photography Traces an Evolution From Minor to Major Key at Flagler County Art League

| January 19, 2015

In a sign of the art form’s evolving seriousness in Palm Coast, the Flagler County Art League’s annual juried photography show drew 90 entries, 10 of which did not make the exhibit.

At Salvo Art Project:
Jan Geyer, Artist of the Year

| January 16, 2015

In Palm Coast less than three years, artist Jan Geyer has made her impact on the local arts community through her own studio at City Marketplace and her associations with Hollingsworth-Salvo Art Project and the Flagler County Art League.

Between Nature Scapes, Salvo Project and the Flagler Youth Orchestra, a Daylong Convergence of Art, Music and Green

| December 5, 2014

Salvo Art gallery and Nature Scapes will be host to a day-and-evening-long celebration of art, music and trees all of Saturday, with performances by the Flagler Youth Orchestra to go along with an art opening of small works at the gallery.

Vaulting from Hollingsworth to Salvo Art: JJ Graham Opens Gallery of Revelations in Bunnell

| October 31, 2014

With the opening of the Salvo Art Project gallery Saturday evening on the grounds of Nature Scapes in Bunnell–the reincarnation of Hollingsworth Gallery in Palm Coast–JJ Graham is creating an artists’ colony devoted to expressionist art in a space at once immense and intimate.

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.

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