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Maxine Kronick, Fierce Doyenne of Local Arts and Children’s Theater, Dies On Approach of 80

| January 17, 2017

Maxine Kronick, actress, special events coordinator and arts champion, had co-founder Theaterrific in the late 1980s in Palm Coast, a theater program for poorer children, and remained involved in local theater at Buddy Taylor Middle School and elsewhere.

At Salvo Art Saturday, “Transparency” as an Artist’s Conceptual Journey Beyond the Visible

| May 20, 2016

Krystyna Spisak-Madejczyk, the featured artists at Salvo Art’s new show, is highly acclaimed in her native Poland as a sculptor and multimedia conceptual artist. She’s become well known in Flagler County’s expanding artistic circles since taking up residency in one of Salvo’s studios.

Linda Solomon, Dervish Painter of Joy and Ex-Flagler Artist of the Year, Dies at 74

| March 8, 2016

Solomon continued dancing and painting dancers, as well as musicians, mystical landscapes and more, throughout much of her years-long battle with ovarian cancer, which took her life on March 7.

The Good Life: At Salvo Gallery, One Collector’s Gems Frame Wealth of Flagler’s Arts

| February 19, 2016

Christopher Goodfellow has been collecting art for years. The new show at Salvo Art Project features his mostly-Flagler collection of the last five years, highlighting the wealth and variety of the local art scene.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Flagler Film Festival, the Sequel: Zombies and Star Power Flick In Jan. 9-11

| December 19, 2014

The second edition of the Flagler Film Festival, at Palm Coast’s Hilton Garden Inn Jan. 9-11, features Florida-themed and Palm Coast based productions among numerous entries from around the world.

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.

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.

Repertory Theatre Will Keep Its Home in a Favorable Arrangement With City Marketplace

| July 29, 2014

The theater will remain at City Marketplace for at least one more year. City Repertory’s future had been in doubt for months with the departure of Hollingsworth gallery, which had been its landlord until its departure this month.

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.

A Film Studio Grows in Palm Coast: 10th Voyage Nurtures Zombies and Ambitions

| April 21, 2014

Operating from a plain-looking office complex in Palm Coast’s Hargrove Grade, 10th Voyage Studio is the creation of three young men–Patrick Appolonia, Scott Nance, and Lenny Mosco–who believe that the days of bigness in film-making are over: they’re poised to make technology and versatility pay in a city with little competition.

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.

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.

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’s Taste of the Arts Festival Captions Mix of Unity and Rivalries Between Organizations

| March 9, 2013

The Palm Coast Arts Foundation, the Flagler County Art League, the Flagler Playhouse, and Flagler Youth Orchestra open their second Taste of the Arts festival today, but county arts organizations have a way to go before calling themselves truly, communally unified.

Taking on Challenges and Skeptics, Palm Coast Arts Foundation Plants Grand Design

| November 15, 2012

The Palm Coast Arts Foundation, lease finally in hand, plans to raise up to $7 million and build an events venue in Town Center, the first phase of a much bigger plan that would culminate in a $30 million, 2,300-seat performing arts center. It faces a tide of difficulties in a fractured arts community.

Awarding Just $20,000 in Arts Grants Again, Palm Coast Agrees to Rethink Its Stinginess

| November 14, 2012

Palm Coast is willing to subsidize its money-losing tennis center to the tune of $240,000 in the last two years, but is awarding just $20,000 to support just nine arts and culture organizations. Some council members (calling the small amount “a joke”) want to change that.

At Hollingsworth Gallery:
Richard Schreiner, Artist of the Year

| November 9, 2012

Richard Schreiner, the Louis CK of painting, influenced many artists in Palm Coast through Hollingsworth gallery, where he worked until his death in July. Naming him the 2012 Artist iof the Year was an easy choice for the Gargiulo Art Foundation. A new exhibit, “Richard and Friends,” celebrates his work and those he influenced, at Hollingsworth through November.

Mia Bella Academy’s Young Performers Put Palm Coast on National Winners’ Map Again

| July 19, 2012

Mia Bella Dance Academy, for the third consecutive year, swept the National Celebration Talent Competition in Gatlinburg, Tenn., beating out 30 other studios and over 1,000 acts.

In “Love for Alyssa,” an 8-Year-Old Girl’s Heart For Life Is Unbridled in Kaczmarek’s Photos

| May 10, 2012

“Love for Alyssa,” Jennifer Kaczmarek’s photography exhibit and fund-raiser at Hollingsworth gallery, opening Saturday, is an intimate, realist and daring portrait of 8-year-old Alyssa Hagstrom, who lives with a severe muscular disorder called arthrogryposis.

Jacksonville Symphony in Palm Coast Sunday For Its Annual Pilgrimage to Rhythm of Pops

| April 21, 2012

The Jacksonville Symphony’s pops concert at Town Center is the Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s annual gift–well, at $35 a pop–and fund-raiser for an eventual arts center. Some 52 musicians will play works by Copland, Mozart, and Broadway and movie tunes.

The Flagler Youth Orchestra in Concert Tonight at Palm Coast Methodist Church’s Festival

| January 14, 2012

The annual youth festival features the 25-piece Harmony Chamber Orchestra, the Flagler Youth Orchestra’s top ensemble, in a free concert under the direction of Caren Umbarger, at 7 p.m. You can Tivo Tebow’s first three throws.

From Digital Furies to Everyman Frames in Art League’s First Juried Photography Show

| December 11, 2011

The Flagler County Art League’s first juried photography show netted 63 works by 23 photographers in seven categories, with digital photography drawing the most entries and judge Rafael Torres lending a critical eye.

Miser City: Palm Coast’s Support for The Arts Is 27 Cents Per Year Per Resident

| December 5, 2011

Palm Coast’s city council says the times require stinginess. Community arts and culture leaders say the city is short-sighted and doesn’t recognize the economic boost and improved city profile cultural events provide.

At Hollingsworth Gallery:
Weldon Ryan, Artist of the Year

| November 12, 2011

Weldon Ryan’s journey from Trinidad to the Bronx to Brooklyn to Palm Coast, navigating poverty, violence, brutality and beauty, begins to explain his art’s hyper-realism and its arms-length emotions.

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