Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Second Annual Turtle Palooza to Benefit Gamble Rogers State Park sponsored by Ocean Art Gallery

SECOND ANNUAL “TURTLE PALOOZA!”
TO BENEFIT GAMBLE ROGERS STATE PARK

OCEAN ART GALLERY MONTH-LONG SHOW
TO RAISE MONEY FOR FRIENDS GROUP


ORMOND BEACH, FL – Ocean Art Gallery continues its community commitment when it conducts “Turtle Palooza!” at its Granada Plaza location, 197 E Granada Blvd. in Ormond Beach. This second annual event showcasing art featuring sea turtles will raise money for the Friends of Gamble Rogers, a volunteer 501C3 group that supports the state park through various projects. The art show will have an Opening Reception at 5-8 pm on Saturday, November 3, with artists, park staff, FROGRS members, live music, and refreshments.

Gallery owner Frank Gromling said, “Turtle Palooza last year was such a success that we agreed with the Friends executive board to do it again this year and into the future.” Ten percent of sea turtle art sales during November and 100% of all art raffle proceeds are donated to FROGRS. Watercolor artist and gallery co-owner Bibi Gromling donated "Amazing Grace" for this year’s raffle, with tickets $10 or three for $25. Frank and Bibi Gromling encourage all sea turtle and art lovers to buy sea turtle art and raffle tickets to benefit the local state park.


"Amazing Grace" by Bibi Gromling

Flagler County residents who might not be able to attend the Ormond Beach reception will have a special art reception on November 15, 4-7 pm, at the gallery’s Grand Living Realty Design Center location, 2298 Colbert Lane, Palm Coast. Sea turtle and other art will be for sale and raffle tickets will be available.

The month-long sea turtle celebration will conclude with a Grand Finale on Friday, November 30, 5-8 pm, at the Ormond Beach gallery. Gamble Rogers staff will provide sea turtle nesting results and the winning raffle ticket will be drawn at 7:30. Ticket buyers do not have to be present to win the $300 sea turtle painting.

All three events will have live music provided by the Dr. Cashband and refreshments will be served.

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