TO BENEFIT KEMP’S RIDLEY SEA TURTLES
ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS CREATE
“A FEAST FOR EYES AND EARS” IN PALM COAST
PALM COAST, FL – Always seeking ways to offer unique artistic experiences, Ocean Art Gallery owner Frank Gromling will present “Pairings” on Friday, May 11 at 7 pm in its Palm Coast gallery location, 2298 Colbert Lane, the home of Grand Living Realty Design Center. Also known for his conservation work, Gromling is donating a significant portion of all art sales from the “Pairings” opening reception and all related artwork on display for the entire month of May.
The May 11 event will feature six pieces of art selected by Gromling and his co-host, Laura Kiehner, president of the Tecolutla Turtle Preservation Project, a U.S.-based non-profit which raises funds for Kemp’s ridley sea turtle protection on the Gulf Coast of Mexico. Kiehner, a professional flutist, has chosen six musical selections to match each of the pieces of art. The professional musicians who will perform during the May 11 art opening reception are Tricia Jane (New York City), Dennis Fremin (St. Augustine), Laura Everts (Daytona Beach), Cloud Ssu-Yun Wang (Palm Coast), and Laura Kiehner (Palm Coast).
The six Ocean Art Gallery artists whose artwork will be featured are Kari Powell (San Diego), Stewart Jones (Orlando), Kenny Fasnacht (Palm Coast), Fred Haase (Flagler Beach), and Dara Dodson (St. Augustine). Each artist will be interviewed about their art, motivation, and technique to aid the audience in its acquisition decisions. Additional pieces of the artists’ work will be on display and available for purchase throughout the Design Center.
Because seating for this special event is limited to 45 people, advance reservations are required and may be made by calling Grand Living Realty Design Center/Ocean Art Gallery at 386.447.0800. Anyone wishing to view the six featured artworks and additional pieces should visit the gallery on Colbert Lane beginning May 1st.
During the Opening Reception on May 11 there will be door prizes, raffles of items donated by local businesses, and a wine reception following the performance. Additional information is available at 386.693.4882.