Also in Your Town: Library to hold free cooking series.
The Flagler County Art League’s “Just Photography” Show, which opened the evening of Saturday, July 13, has turned out to be one of its biggest midyear shows ever with more than 100 entries in categories ranging from landscapes to street scenes to portraits, photographic art, animals, architecture and more.
The quality was as even more amazing than the quantity, according to a press release from FCAL.
“As always, the photography from the Flagler/Palm Coast community is at a very high level of achievement,” Eric Breitenbach, senior professor at Daytona State College said in the release. “It was difficult to select the winning images; the competition was frequently a toss-up between two or even three images for an award. The bird photography alone could have garnered several more awards if the number of awards in that category was higher.”
Top winners included Dave Bowers, with a Best of Show photographic art rendering of a bird that could have doubled as an oil painting. First of Show was Tom Silvey for his architecture work, “Bridge” which the judge said had “exquisite elements of design.” Second of Show was a stunning portrait by Stephen DiMaria, and Third of Show, an abstract seascape by Janet Bernardini, all familiar as winners in past shows.
The gallery is located at 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite A208. Call 986-4668 for hours of operation.
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Cooking series comes to Flagler Library
A cooking series featuring Chef Warren Caterson, with six live demonstrations and tastings, are planned over the next six months at the Flagler County Public Library.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the series will cover everything from grappling with the grill to making the holidays merry for the chef as well as the guests. Warren Caterson is a chef and full-time writer who studied at the Southeast Institute of Culinary Arts. He is the award-winning author of “Table for Two – The Cookbook for Couples”, "Table for Two - Back for Seconds”, and "Cooking Outside the Lines - Musings of an Extemporaneous Chef " (Winfield & Scott Press). He will demonstrate the art of cooking and making simple recipes where everyone will get a sample.
The free series begins at 2 p.m. Friday, July 19, with “The Thrill of the Grill. At 2 p.m. on Friday Aug. 9 the second in the series is “Instant Pot, kitchen wonder or temporary fad?” At 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, the series will feature Floridan cuisine. At 2 p.m. on Friday, October 18, Chef Warren will cover “Ten Meals in 10 minutes.” At 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, the series is “Thankfull Thanksgiving,” and at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 will be “Stressless Holiday Entertaining.”
All the programs will be at the library at 2500 Palm Coast Parkway SW. The public is invited. For more information, call 446-6763.
Plantation Bay women make a difference
A group of 12 women who resident in Plantation Bay in Flagler County are making it their mission to help locals in need.
Last fall, they formed a group that is now named SHARE: Seeking to Help All, Realize Every Potential. They began donating their time to the Family Life Center, a nonprofit that works to end domestic violence and sexual assault locally. The group went shopping with Christmas wish lists, for the women at the help center, to help make the holiday joyous.
This spring, SHARE further helped the women at FLC by appealing on Nextdoor Plantation Bay for donations of cosmetics and personal care items to then donate to the women at the center. They deemed this imitative “Project Beautiful” and over 500 cosmetic and personal care items were delivered in time for Mother’s Day.
The group has other projects in store for this year. Watch out for postings on Nextdoor Plantation Bay or call 679-7809 to stay up to date on SHARE.