Celebrating Fall at Ocean Books & Art
The artists at Ocean Books & Art are always ready to celebrate and on Friday, Oct. 4, from 5:30–8:30 p.m., they will be at it again when they present their paintings and photographs that evoke feelings of fall.
Because of the subtlety of Florida’s fall season, it is a real challenge but the artists are up to the task. In addition to those artists who are veterans of the gallery’s art openings, owner Frank Gromling promises some new delights as he welcomes five new artists to his oceanfront space.
Two artists who work in ancient art forms will add an entirely new dimension to the gallery. Marie Carney (Neptune Beach) will introduce her colorful scratchboard marine life images and tempera painter Ken Waine (Palm Coast) will showcase his seascapes and sailing vessels.
Adding to the event will be the whimsical acrylic paintings of Ocklawaha’s Lisa Whitener, who has been in every Flagler Fine Art Festival show since its inception in February. Ormond Beach’s Karen Ann Patton, who works in both oil and pastel, will showcase her soft pastels for the fall season.
The fifth new artist is the gallery’s first sculptor, retired forester Timothy Murphy, who works mostly with reclaimed red cedar. Murphy’s carved wildlife, including right whales which head to Flagler waters in the fall, will add to the gallery’s celebration.
A raffle will be held for several books produced by the gallery’s parent company, Ocean Publishing, with the entire proceeds going to the Flagler Beach Historical Museum.
Everyone is invited to view the art, meet the artists, and enjoy the good times. Refreshments will be served. The event at 200 S. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach, across from the Flagler Beach Pier, is also right around the corner from Flagler Beach’s “First Friday – Music in the Park,” which blends music, food and entertainment for residents and visitors each month.