GALLERY TO KICK OFF ART SEASON
WITH INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED ARTIST & AUTHOR PETER C. STONE “DREAMS TO DANCE IN THE MOONLIGHT & OTHER STORIES”
OCEAN ART GALLERY
FLAGLER BEACH, FL – With the name change, new paint and a sophisticated LED lighting system now in place, Ocean Art Gallery will be the venue for internationally renowned artist and author Peter C. Stone on Friday, Saturday, November 7th & 8th, when he introduces “Dreams to Dance in the Moonlight & Other Stories” art show. Subsequently, on Tuesday the 11th of November he will give a talk and hold a book signing at Ocean Art Gallery. This will be the artist’s first introduction in Florida.
An accomplished sailor, Stone has explored and painted along the coasts of New Zealand, England, Indonesia, Turkey, Labrador, Baffin Island, and from the southern reaches of Patagonia to the Antarctic. These experiences inform his work and a unique self-taught style of Tonal-Realism which incorporates the aesthetic of plein airisme with a sophisticated glazing technique.
Stone received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1978 from the Claremont Colleges. His undergraduate theses in Marine Biology and Studio Art provided an early foundation for Waltzes with Giants, his highly successful book he wrote and illustrated about North Atlantic right whales. Since 1983, he has presented more than fifty solo shows and over one hundred group exhibitions at galleries and museums in the United States, Canada, and England, including Art Expo New York, the Toronto International Art Fair, the Royal Academy of Arts, London, the Peabody Essex Museum, and the DeCordova Museum.
Wanting to offer multiple opportunities for people to talk with the artist and view his work, Stone will welcome guests from 6 to 9 pm on Friday, November 7th, and then again from 1 to 4 pm and 6 to 9 pm on Saturday, November 8th. The artist, who will be painting during the opening and describing his artistic approach, will also be available on Tuesday, November 11th, for commissions prior to and after his talk and book signing at the gallery at 6:00 PM.
Ocean Art Gallery is located at 200 S. Oceanshore Blvd, Flagler Beach, across the street from the Flagler Beach Pier. Normal hours are 12 – 6 pm Tuesday through Sunday, and Monday by appointment. .