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Ocean Center art incorporates sun, sand, surf and speed

Sunrise over Daytona Beach by Stephanie Gassman

The works of nine artists from across the nation adorn the walls of the new Ocean Center, thanks to Volusia County’s Art in Public Places program.

Volusia County’s Art in Public Places program provides for 0.5 to 1 percent of total construction costs to be set aside for procurement of artwork to be placed in public areas of all new, expanded or renovated county buildings.

The artwork, totaling $400,000, includes:

  • Two triptych oil paintings by Beth Ann Carver of Indialantic
  • A gessoed wood wall sculpture by Jack Casey, Tampa
  • Three bronze sculptures by Jane DeDecker of Loveland, Colo.
  • A 20-foot-wide wall assemblage of oil on wood by Stephanie Gassman of Sarasota
  • An oil painting by John Gurbacs of Tampa
  • Three clay vessels by Sang Roberson of Ormond Beach
  • A cast aluminum wall sculpture by Stephen Robin of Philadelphia
  • A 40-foot-wide hanging dichroic sculpture by John Rogers of Portland, Ore.
  • A hanging dichroic sculpture and seven dichroic wall sculptures by Kenneth vonRoenn Jr. of Louisville, Ky.

Residents and visitors are welcome to visit the Ocean Center to tour the facility and view the artwork. The Ocean Center is open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

East/West by Jack Casey

Terrain Aqua by John Gurbacs

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