Organizers are putting the first strokes to this year’s
The Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition (FCCC) will sponsor this year’s eighth-annual paint-out, which brings artists from around the country here in early May to paint locales from Alligator Point in
The official kickoff comes at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 with the 2013 Volunteer Kickoff and Appreciation gathering at the Indian Pass Raw Bar. There will be oysters, shrimp and gumbo. The event is in need of volunteers, so Mary Kenny from the FCCC encourages folks to come out and “bring a friend.”
Plein air is French word that translates simply to “open air.” John Constable, a 19th century English artist whose paintings bring hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction, encouraged artists to forget about formulas and “trust their own vision in finding truth in nature.”
Around that time, a group of artists in
Plein air paintings are done on location, capturing the atmosphere of the movement, something of a photograph on canvas with brushwork, with little to no work in the studio.
Last year, 20 nationally-known artists gathered for
The event included five exhibits across the
“Many local artists gather and paint alongside the event’s invited artists; it is amazing to see the art being created,” said Joe Taylor, organizer of last year’s paint-out.
The FCCC is a non-profit established to produce regional multi-community cultural events and coordinates the paint-out among communities such as
Support also comes from a host of private sponsors as well as the Tourist Development Councils of Gulf and