Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Publisher and Gallery Owner to Explain How He Uses Books and Art to
Protect Nature
FLAGLER BEACH, FLAs part of Flagler County Art League’s “Celebration of the Arts,” 
Frank Gromling will share his lifelong journey to promote conservation at local, state, 
and national venues on Sunday, May 4th from the Hilton Garden Inn, Palm 
Coast Town Center at 55 Town Center Blvd.,  Palm Coast, FL.  The program is free and 
open to the public thanks to a grant from the City of Palm Coast.

Working with internationally known authors and artists, such as Jean-Michel Cousteau
and Steve Barton, he has combined books and art to promote conservation in unique
and entertaining ways.

Gromling’s traditional book publishing company, based in Flagler Beach, is a national
award winning firm. It has won two Benjamin Franklin Awards and several state awards 
for its nonfiction books about marine life, nature and conservation. 

His Ocean Books & Art, a gallery and boutique bookstore, showcases books by 
Jean-Michel Cousteau, Kevin McCarey, William Stewart, and others with major points
to make about the importance of conservation. Gromling’s own books include Frank’s 
Whales, Tracks in the Sand: Sea Turtles and Their Protectors, and Fits Like A Glove: 
The Bill and Bob Meistrell Story.

Gromling’s oceanfront 1500 square foot art gallery contains a powerful balance of local 
and national artists whose works bring forth the beauty and majesty of nature from within
Flagler County and around the world. Steve Barton, Chris DeRubeis, and Peter C. Stone 
attract wide audiences and collectors seeking this level of art also are introduced to the 
talented work of local artists, many of whom have extensive experience and awards.

Ocean Books & Art is located at 200 S. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach.
Hours are Tuesday – Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm.  

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