FOO FOO FEST ANNOUNCES 2021 VIRTUAL KICKOFF MEETING
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2021
Pensacola’s 12-Day Coastal Celebration Set to Return November 4-15, 2021
The New Year brings a new Foo Foo Festival! Mark your calendars for Foo Foo Festival’s virtual kickoff announcement, taking place on Friday, January 29, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. CT, to hear the news for this year’s plans and grant applications. The 7th Annual Foo Foo Festival will take place November 4-15, 2021 with 12 days of fun-filled celebrations.
The Foo Foo Festival team is excited to share the news around this year’s events, which will be held with COVID-Safe measures in mind. While Foo’s plans for its 2020 events were canceled out of an abundance of safety to ensure the health of the Pensacola community and attendees, the highly-anticipated festival will return in November 2021 better than ever before. Pensacola is celebrated for its unique culture, and the ability to celebrate the arts organizations, nonprofits, and local businesses that thrive within this beloved coastal destination is important now more than ever.
The invitation to join this year’s kickoff meeting is open to all nonprofits, prior participants, local-to-Pensacola community groups, local and regional arts organizations, businesses, hoteliers, and musicians that are interested in learning how to participate in Foo Foo Festival as a grant recipient and “Friend of Foo Foo Fest.” To access the kickoff meeting, please use the Zoom meeting link provided below.
DETAILS & REGISTRATION
Register in advance for the Zoom Meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/
This meeting has proven to be very informative and beneficial to those that are interested in potentially submitting for a Foo Foo Festival grant, becoming a Friend of Foo, or finding out how your business or venture can benefit from the festival and its marketing and advertising.
For questions, please email Nicole Stacey, Foo Foo Festival Curator at Curator@AcePensacola.org
The health and safety of the Pensacola Foo Foo Fest’s attendees, staff, vendors, and participants are of the utmost importance to the Foo Foo Fest team. As Foo Foo Fest organizers work to finalize the plans and event layout for this November’s festivities, the team is taking all precautions possible to ensure that the health of its festival-goers will be kept top of mind, including the institution of COVID-safe protocols and enhancement of outdoor spaces to allow for social distancing. The Foo Foo Fest team will continue to monitor developments surrounding COVID-19 leading up to November’s events and will fully cooperate with any instructions heeded for Escambia County by local and state officials and the CDC.
Foo Foo Fest looks forward to the opportunity to welcome new and returning festival attendees to its seventh annual beloved arts & culture event November 4-15, 2021, and to showing support for the Pensacola community during these challenging times.
Pensacola Museum of Art View Map
The University of West Florida Pensacola Museum of Art welcomes you to join in the opening of our newest exhibitions – John Markowitz: Recent Work and 100 Faces of War.
100 Faces of War, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian, presents the stories of those who served the U.S. in the Iran and Afghanistan wars. Organized in collaboration with artist Matt Mitchell, the exhibition features 100 oil portraits of Americans representing a cross-section of home states, military branches, jobs, and backgrounds. Each painting includes a candid, unedited, firsthand account of the war. The statements take many different forms, including emails and letters to loved ones and poems and words written specifically for this exhibition. 100 Faces of War is an exhibition organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). The exhibition is a partnership with the Florida Humanities Council with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from October 26 – January 19.
John Markowitz: Recent Work features paintings and drawings that investigate perception, space, memory, and time through a variety of techniques and different mediums. Markowitz received a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. He is currently a lecturer at UWF and teaches painting and art history. On view from November 8th – February 2nd.
This event is free and open to the public.
Exhibition: 100 Faces of War
To understand something as complex as the American experience of war in Iraq and Afghanistan it is useful to listen to many perspectives.
The 100 Faces exhibition shows a cross-section of Americans who went to these wars between 2001 and 2014. Each person met the artist and was asked to say something about themselves. They could say whatever they wanted. The statement they provided and their bio represents that moment in their personal history.
Click here “Portrait Gallery” to see their portraits and words.
Ten posthumous portraits are included in the 100 Faces project. For these portraits, the families worked with the artist and chose the words which accompany the paintings. The exhibition is a record of a specific moment in time. It was created while the wars were ongoing, between 2005 and 2014. Many of the people pictured went back to the war zones after their portraits were done. Five of the people pictured are civilians who traveled to the war zones in non-military capacities.
Monday – Closed
Tuesday-Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday – 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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