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THE “LIGHT CHASERS” PLEIN AIR PAINTERS OF THE SUN COAST
& PHILLIPI ESTATE PARK Present ART IN THE PARK!
The Light Chasers: Plein Air Painters of the Sun Coast will be making an artful splash in February, 2015 at Phillippi Estate Park, located at 5500 S. Trail in Sarasota, FL. The Light Chasers have joined with Phillippi Estate Park to sell art and raise money for the restoration of the Keith Farmhouse.
Artists lived in the farmhouse for years and put on art shows on Sunday afternoons. It is just a fitting tradition that once again artists come forward to sell art, restore the farmhouse and enjoy Phillippi Estate Park as the perfect art venue for Sarasota. This event is a continuation of the long history of Arts in the Park at Phillipi Estate Park.
The Light Chasers 3rd Annual Paint Sarasota! Paint Out kicks off the celebration with a week-long “Plein Air Paint Out” from Feb. 22nd to March 1st, 2015. (Plein Air is the French term for: painting outside.) Renoir did it, Monet was a master at it, and Winslow Homer was even rescued from freezing Maine rivers whenever he and his easel slipped into the water while plein air painting in the snowy winter! The Light Chasers Sarasota Paint Out is the largest in Florida! Expect to see 75 to 100 artists from around the country at their easels, throughout Sarasota County!
A special “Light Chasers Quick Draw Painting Contest” will be held at Phillippi Estate Park from 10:00 a.m. to Noon, on Wed. Feb. 25th coinciding with the weekly Farmhouse Farmers Market. Prizes will be awarded to the top painters by Master Artist, Bill Farnsworth. The public is invited to come, paint, watch and even buy “off the easel” right at the Farmer’s Market. Grab your paints, because ANYONE can paint in the 3rd Annual Paint Sarasota! Paint Out and the Quick Draw Painting Contest. Registration required.
The weekend events begin on Friday night with the extraordinary showing of our Sun Coast Master Artists. These nationally known artists will show and sell their beautiful paintings at the historic Edson Keith Mansion. The opening Gala takes place Friday, Feb 27th from 6-8 p.m., tickets $25.00. Refreshments, Kitt Moran and her Jazz Trio, and decorations in the tradition of the Mansion in its heyday will greet sponsors and special guests. The Master Artists Gala is our major fundraiser of the week. Sponsor and ticket information is available through Light Chasers President, Terry Mason, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday night the Light Chasers 4th Annual Show & the 3rd Annual Paint Sarasota! Paint Out will have a FREE Gala Opening for the public in the Edson Keith Mansion, on Sat. Feb. 28th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Last year 1500 people attended this show to buy art and meet the artists! Paintings by the Master Artists will also be in the show. This Gala has become one of the best Art Shows in the County.
Sunday, March 1st, the public can view all Light Chasers Shows one last time from Noon to 5:00