Creative Cans In The Sand Encourages Beach Responsibility
By Space Coast Daily // October 9, 2014
founded by Bobby and Nikki Freeman
ABOVE VIDEO: Creative Cans In The Sand announced today that the City of Cocoa Beach is replacing the blue round barrels with green square cans that have lids. “This means more cans to paint which will bring more awareness to placing trash where it belongs” says Bobby Freeman. Moving forward Creative Cans In The Sand will now need to test the new cans for primer, paint and sealant. (Video Courtesy of News 13)
BREVARD COUNY, FLORIDA – Creative Cans In The Sand is being organized by local Realtors Bobby and Nikki Freeman to help encourage beach-goers to dispose of their trash responsibility, and with the hopes that more noticeable, artistically painted cans will result in a cleaner, more litter-free beach.
Creative Cans In The Sand announced that the City of Cocoa Beach is replacing the blue round barrels with green square cans that have lids.
“This means more cans to paint which will bring more awareness to placing trash where it belongs,” said Bobby Freeman.
Moving forward Creative Cans In The Sand will now need to test the new cans for primer, paint and sealant.
“We are looking to paint as many of the new cans as possible this fall and winter then unveil them at an event sometime in early spring of 2015,” said Nikki Freeman.
The painted blue barrels will be used and not go to waste. They will be on display at many local businesses, Cocoa Beach City Hall, Cocoa Beach Library, Cocoa Beach Friday Fest and The Cocoa Beach Art Festival.
“The community support we are getting is awesome,” said Bobby Freeman.
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Artist Scott Pantke Talks About His Passion
How long have you been an artist? All my life I’ve had the creative bug.
What is your artistic medium of choice? Why that medium? Airbrush because it allows me to color and shade with paint quickly. I also sculpt foam and wood.
Do you have a website and/or Facebook business page? You can see some of my work on Facebook @ Scott Pantke Artworks or on Instagram @ Scott Pantke Artist. My studio @ BlastStudiosinc.com
Tell me about yourself. I am a self-taught Florida native with a passion for the ocean and marine life. I am married with three beautiful girls. I own my own painting studio in Casselberry Florida called Blast Studios. Spend most of my time painting, fishing, surfing and just hanging out with my kids.
Whose work do you relate to most? Who inspires you? The outdoors always inspires me and many different artists influence my surrealistic style, which makes my work different and recognizable.
What do you consider to be some of your greatest strengths and weaknesses? Creating art of all sizes and on so many different surfaces takes a little skill, knowledge, and luck, so I think my tenacity to create art could be a strength. My weakness like most artist is not valuing the work itself that goes into a creation or charging what the job is worth, because I love the act of creating art it’s not work to me.
If you could picture yourself 5, 10 years from now, where would you be and what would you be doing?
Enjoying the ocean from every angle. Creating art for people who love the beach, ocean, and river for a living would be my dream job!
If you were awarded a grant of say… $5,000 for a major art project, how would you use the money? I really like the Creative Cans in the Sand project. Getting the garbage cans noticed should help them stay full! I would paint as many cans as possible if I had the materials and time to paint them!
What are your short-range, and long-range goals and how do you expect to achieve them? Become a well rounded artist and make a living from the things I create!
How important is a clean litter-free beach? A litter-free beach is extremely important to the health of the ocean, beach, river, and its inhabitants. Pollution is bad enough in our waters, removing litter should be on everyone’s mind when on the beach or anywhere outdoors.