Casements Camera Club's 26th-annual Ebony and Ivory show on display

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"Battered" by Stan Mitchell, won the Casements Award at the 26th-annual Ebony and Ivory show. Courtesy photo
"Battered" by Stan Mitchell, won the Casements Award at the 26th-annual Ebony and Ivory show. Courtesy photo
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The Casements' gallery will be a sea of black and white portraits for the month of March, as the Casements Camera Club's 26th-annual Ebony and Ivory Show remains on display until March 28th.

On March 1, the show's winners received ribbons and a Casements Award. The winners were as follows:

  • Best of Show: Skyline "Looking Up" by Adelet Kegley
  • First place: Long Walk Home by Larry Parker
  • Second place: Under the Bridge by Linda Johnson
  • Third place: Light and Shadow Sculpture by Vicki Payne
  • Casements Award: Battered by Stan Mitchell

The show is also a feature exhibit on the Florida Department of State website, under the museums of North Florida. The Ebony and Ivory Show is comprises of black and white, or sepia photographs taken by members of the Casements Camera Club.\

'Six Months to Woodstock'

Ocean Art Gallery will celebrate the 50th-anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Festival by showcasing art made by the man who helped find a home for the famous 1969 festival.

Elliot Tiber, artist, memoirist, screenwriter, humorist, interior designer and gay activist, met Ocean Art Gallery owner Frank Gromling in May 2016. Gromling signed Tiber to an art agency agreement, according to a press release, and six months later, Tiber died of a stroke. Gromling, a managing partner of IQA Art Partners LLC — the legal marketing agency for Tiber's art — is kicking off the "Six Months to Woodstock" campaign in Ormond Beach. 

The first celebration event will unveil five of Tiber's original pen and ink sketches at 5 p.m. on March 15. Different pieces will be introduced each month in a six-month rollout of Tiber's art. Free admission. Refreshments will be provided.

Rotary Club donates to local food pantry

Members of the Rotary Club of Downtown Ormond Beach donated 11 bags of food and other essentials in February, delivering the items to St. Brendan's Food Pantry. 

The pantry provides food to 120 families each week, according to a press release, and is operated by the St. Brendan Catholic Church, which also operates a thrift

store. Food and clothing are donated by locals and church members, and the money raised by the thrift store is used to buy food for the pantry.

Learn more about the Rotary Club by visiting

Scholarships for Enviro Camp

With Enviro Camp at the Environmental Discovery Center just months away, the city of Ormond Beach is offering a scholarship for one free session of the camp, given in memory of past City Commissioner Joyce Ebbets.

Children ages 7-10 can participate by writing and submitting an essay on the topic, "Why the Environment is Important to Me." Entries must be in by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 22. They may be mailed to Siobhan Daly at The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach FL 32176; or sent via email in PDF or Word document to [email protected].

Winners will be chosen by March 29. For more information, contact The Casements at 676-3216.

Story was updated at 9:08 a.m. on Monday, March 25, to correct that the St. Brendan Catholic Church runs its food pantry and thrift store. A previous version of this story stated that they were run by the Society of Saint Vincent dePaul.


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