Duke Energy supports Plein Air 2014


Bobby Pickels with Duke Energy presents a sponsorship check to Leslie Fedota, president of the Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition, and Gary Ross, Forgotten Coast Plein Air sponsor chairman.

Tim Croft | The Star
Published: Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 08:52 AM.

This year’s Forgotten Coast Plein Air: America’s Great Paint-Out will run May 1-May 11. Duke Energy is once again a proud sponsor of the family program called Art in the Afternoon of May 11.

“Plein Air has become a premier event for the Florida Panhandle and Duke Energy is delighted to support this community-wide event,” said Bobby Pickels with Duke Energy.

The Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition (FCCC), a non-profit organized to produce regional multi-community cultural events that improve the quality of life for the coastal area, organizes the Forgotten Coast Plein Air: America’s Great Paint-Out.

“We at FCCC are so appreciative of the support of sponsors, such as Duke Energy Foundation, whose generosity assists us in presenting multi-varied programming as part of our annual event,” said Leslie Fedota, FCCC president.

Now in its ninth year, the Forgotten Coast Plein Air annually invites nationally-recognized artists from across the country – this year even from Australia – to come to the area. They are charged with capturing the culture, landscapes and people of the area in their painting. All painting is done outdoors and artists can often be seen beside the road or on a sidewalk painting.

Their paintings can be seen at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Arts (86 Water Street in Apalachicola). In addition, exhibits of work previously done are available in Carrabelle, Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe and St. George Island. See www.pleinairfl.com for a complete schedule and details of all events.

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