Guy Harvey Supports ‘Creative Cans In the Sand’

By  //  July 12, 2014

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Working For A Cleaner, More Litter-Free Beach

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Widely recognized today as the world’s finest marine wildlife artist, Guy Harvey combines his unique artistic talents with his background as a marine biologist, diver, photographer and angler, to create marine wildlife art with an unmatched authenticity and visual appeal. Self-taught, Guy’s artistic roots can be traced back to his childhood on the Caribbean isle of Jamaica, where he spent many hours fishing and diving with his father along the island’s south coast. Guy’s obsession with the creatures of the sea inspired early drawings of the many different fish he observed. While attending a boarding school in England at an early age, Guy became entranced by Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea” — and began developing a series of sketches that years later would prove instrumental in helping launch his career as an artist.

World Famous Guy Harvey: Artist, Scientist, Diver, Angler, Conservationist and Explorer Shares “Creative Cans In the Sand” On His Official Facebook Page

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The “Creative Cans In the Sand” initiative, recently organized by Cocoa Beach area Realtors Bobby Freeman and his wife Nikki, continues to get incredible support.

World famous marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey recently shared the idea with his Facebook followers, and within in a few hours Harvey’s post was shared more than 1,000 times and liked more than 7,000 times. (Facebook image)

ABOVE: World famous marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey recently shared the idea with his Facebook followers, and within in a few hours Harvey’s post was shared more than 1,000 times and liked more than 7,000 times. (Facebook image)

The initiative got a big boost when world famous marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey recently shared the idea with his Facebook followers, and within hours Harvey’s post was shared more than 1,000 times and liked more than 7,000 times – and growing.

“My wife Nikki came screaming down the stairs of our town home saying, ‘Guy Harvey just posted about Creative Cans in the Sand!’” said Bobby Freeman.

The “Creative Cans In the Sand” mission is to help encourage beach-goers to dispose of their trash responsibility, and with the hopes that the more noticeable artistically painted cans will result in a cleaner, more litter-free beach.

“Hundreds of thousands visit our beaches regularly, unfortunately some of them leave more than their footprints behind,” said Nikki Freeman.

 The "Creative Cans In the Sand" initiative, recently organized by Cocoa Beach area realtors Bobby Freeman and his wife Nikki, has a new snappy logo.

ABOVE: The “Creative Cans In the Sand” program has been enthusiastically endorsed and embraced by many volunteers, local artists, businesses and local government. The media has also shown an interest as Local 6′s Tee Taylor interviews co-founder Nikki Freeman about Creative Cans In the Sand. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

The Creative Cans In the Sand initiative is being endorsed and embraced by many volunteers, local artists, businesses – and the City of Cocoa Beach has expressed their intent to help out in any way possible.

“We are meeting with city leaders this week to iron out the fine details,” said Nikki Freeman.

Currently there are 80 blue trash cans in Cocoa Beach, but the Freemans said they would like to see this trend catch on everywhere.

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“Our beach is our greatest resource and we must preserve and maintain it for the benefit of all our residents and visitors,” said Ben Malik Cocoa Beach City Commissioner.

“This will be a great project for the entire community to get involved in to raise awareness to please keep our beaches clean.”

The Creative Cans In the Sand mission is to help encourage beach-goers to dispose of their trash responsibility, and with the hopes that the more noticeable artistically painted cans will result in a cleaner, more litter-free beach.

Organizers are now working out the details and are asking the community for their ideas on the messages on the trash cans.

Some of the slogans that have been suggested so far include “Respect Our Beach,” “Footprints Only, Trash Goes Here,” and “Please Help Keep Our Beach Clean.”

Please leave your ideas and feedback as a comment below, and for more information e-mail Freeman at mccoyfreemangroup@gmail.com

Our beaches in Brevard are beautiful, and "Creative Cans In the Sand" is determined to keep them that way. These plain trash cans

Our beaches in Brevard are beautiful and “Creative Cans In the Sand” is determined to keep them that way. These plain trash cans will be transformed by local artist into works of art that will encourage people to keep our beaches clean and attractive. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)


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