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Media Contact: Natalie Shoaf 850-227-4355 May 7, 2012
FLORIDA'S FORGOTTEN COAST * PLEIN AIR INVITATIONAL
MAY 3 - 13, 2012
Plein Air T G I F
May 3-13, 2012: Florida's Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational, Great America Plein Air Paint-Out all along Florida's eastern panhandle coast.
T. G.I. F. doesn't get more fun than this. Come join the artists of the Florida's Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational, America's Great Plein Air Paint-Out Friday May 11th for a relaxing evening at the Port St. Joe Marina. This is a great way to get to know the artists up-close-and-personal, view and purchase the plain air creations, and make new friends on the Forgotten Coast.
This is a very casual event, from 5 to 8pm (EST). Tickets are $10, and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Plein Air website (www.pleinairfl.com)
The Forgotten Coast America's Great Plein Air Paint-Out is made up of a number of exhibits comprised of daily artist demonstrations, workshops, and sales of the locally created art. A complete Schedule of Events is available online at www.pleinairfl.com, and the public is encouraged to visit the exhibits and attend the many free special events that occur throughout the 10 day event.
Nationally known artists can be spotted with easels set-up all along the Forgotten Coast, capturing what some believe is the last vestige of authentic "old Florida." From Mexico Beach to Alligator Point, these artists can be seen on-site capturing images of nature, flora & fauna, and local color of every type as exemplified by the meaning of "Plein Air." Translated in the 19th Century, the French past time of 'open air' painting was started near the village of Barbizon and soon became associated with Impressionistic scenes that became a new vision for the art world.
America's Great Plein Air Paint-Out is coordinated by the Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition, a non-profit organization established to produce regional multi-community cultural events that improve the quality of life for the coastal area.? The communities of Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas, Indian Pass, Apalachicola, Eastpoint, St. George Island, Carrabelle, and Alligator Point have all joined forces to produce the most impressive art event seen along the coast. Support from both the Gulf and Franklin County Tourist Development Councils as well as Visit Florida has insured the event has gained a national following.
See: www.pleinairfl.com for schedules and additional information.