The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends February 3, 2020
The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends
February 3, 2020
"A Bridge Between the Old and New" by Jaynie Zenisek
"Spirit to Embodiment" by Sally Wernicoff
Part 1 of the new Exhibition from the KWAHS "From A Woman's Hand"
Part 4 On-Line Photographic Exhibition "Vintage Photos of NYC During the 1890s"
On-Line Art Exhibition from Brenda McKissick; Currently Hanging Many Pieces at the Key West Library
Part 2 of the "2020 Sacred Arts Tour" and Annual Hosting by WWW.KEYWESTTARAMANDALA.ORG of the Drepung Gomang Tibetan Monks. As Usual they based out of St. Paul's to make the Sand Mandela and visited Many of the KW Locations Including the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory (Which is Always the Main Contributing Sponsor / Host for the Monk's Visit). More Below and Much More in Part 3 in the Feb 10th Issue inc. the Concert at St. Paul's Involving the Monks and Our Local Musicians
Photo by Alyson Crean
In the Weekly MCSO and KWPD Sections. The City of KW gives Mary Canalejo the "Civilian Employee of the Year" for 52 Years of Service
Adam Scott Rote was in town at his Hang The Key West Gallery. We Have a few of his New Paintings (More Below)
Pt 3 of 3 : Grand Opening of the Letty Nowak Gallery "Jag" (More Below)
World Renowned Concert Pianist Svetlana Smolina Returns to Headline with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra in FTL 2/7 and KW 2/9 (More Below)
"Saddle Brunch Sunset" by Jane Washburn 24 X 36 Oil on Canvas
"Out for a Sail" by Christos Calivas Oil on Canvas
Jane Washburn and Christos Calivas had their Reception and Exhibition at GingerBread Square Gallery ; They are Up Until February 10 when Nyla Witmore has Her Exhibition.
Our Weekly Feature from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow and His "Photos of the Week". Peter's Work can also be found in WWW.KONKLIFE.COM (Hard Copy and On-Line Publications)
Part 3 of the January "Walk on White" from Harrison Gallery
Books and books at TSKW 533 Eaton St. (Corner of Simonton) Starts Up their Visiting Author Events with Hays Blinckmann Feb 21 and Mamta Chaudhry Feb 28. Detailed Info. Below 6-8P
An Extensive Feature for the KW Public Library ; The Many Events they have. In the Palm Garden Plus the Feb 4th. Cafe Con Libros has Poet Laureate Rosalind "Roz" Brackenbury. Also Above in the Palm Garden on 2/5 Geoff Kaufman + The Kennedys in the Palm Garden 2/4 (Move Below) + The Cafe Con Libros on 2/18 has Lisa Howarth " Surroundings"
WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM Every Week we Enjoy Linking their Newspaper with our Magazine. They provide Hundreds of Local Features-Photos & Videos
The Key West Theater : Amazing Year Round Talent. We Have Their Schedule Below
Part 23 : The Gold Coast Cruisers Car Show Featuring 750 Cars on Glen Cove Long Island New York by WWW.GOLDCOASTCRUISERS.COM . I took 1001 Photos; an amazing Selection of Cars from 1921 - Now. Just a few More Issues Left to Feature These Classic Cars
Pt. 3 On-Line Photographic Exhibition of "America Life During the 1950s" More Below
Latin Curator Alaen Ledesma Fernandez & The Florida Keys Council of the Arts Opens "The Corpus" in Islamorada 2/7. Alaen Comments "Five Cuban Artists Focus their Visual Discourse on the Human Body" (More Below)
Pt. 6 of 6 : On-Line Photographic Exhibition "Inventions and New Products from 1950-1979"
Feb 23 Rascher Saxophone Quartet
Feb. 9 Canellakis-Brown Duo
Impromptu Classical Concerts of Key West
Sheriff Rick Ramsay ; His Troops and the Many Keys Citizens that Everyday Helps Cleaning UP The Keys (More in Our Weekly Sections from MCSO & The City of KW)
A Very Crowded SRO for Special Guest JT Bowen & Larry Baeder at The Little Room Jazz Club (More Below)
AnnaMarie Giordano is Known for her Art and Of course Her "Life Drawing Workshops". The 2020 Season Kicked Off a few weeks ago....She is at East Fort Martello Tuesdays 11a-2pm (More below)
The TDC (Tourist Development Council) and their January 2020 "Keys Traveler" Plus Many Other Interesting Features Added to their Website WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM
Kreg D Kelley's Exhibition Opens Feb 7th "According to Who" at Salt Island Provisions Gallery (More Below)
The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends; going out to 8150 Weekly. In This Issue February 3rd 2020 : Extensive Art Gallery Listings at the Very End of the Issue, Pt. 4 "Vintage Photos of NYC in the 1890s", Pt. 1 The New Exhibition at KWAHS "From A Woman's Hand", Feb 7 (FTL) & 2/9 World Renowned Concert Pianist Svetlana Smolina Headlines with the S. Fla. Symp. Orch., Pt. 2 The Annual Visit from the Deprung Gomang Tibetan Monks on their "2020 Sacred Arts Tour", Our Weekly The City of KW & MCSO Sections, Adam Scott Rote was in The Key West Gallery Last Week, Pt. 3 of Letty Nowak's Grand Opening "JAG" Gallery, Jane Washburn & Christos Calivas New Exhibition at Gingerbread Square Gallery, KWBG ( Key West Business Guild) Next Mixer 2/12 & Luncheon 2/5, Our Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow's Weekly "Photos of the Week", Helen Harrison Gallery, "Books and Books" has 2/21 Hays Blinckmann & 2/28 Mamta Chaudhry, Stone Soup had a Pre-Event Party for the 2020 Anne McKee Artists Fund Fine Art Auction Happening 2/12 at TSKW, KW Public Library has Rosalind "Roz" Brackenbury on 2/4 for "Cafe Con Libros" + Many Events, Pt. 23 of 750 Classic Automobiles from the Gold Coast Cruisers LI NY Show, Pt. 3 On-Line Photographic Exhibition "America Life During the 1950s", Anna Sweet Galleries, 2/20 Key West Ambassador's Reunion at The Oldest House, Feb. 12 "Fringe's Playwrights in Paradise Workshop" with Susan Jennifer Polese
In this issue Feb 3rd, 2020 Continued :
Latin Curator Alaen Ledesma Fernandez & The Fla. Keys Council of the Arts Opens "The Corpus" in Islamorada, WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM has on April 1 "Call to Candidates", Pt. 6 of 6 On-Line Photographic Exhibition "Inventions & New Products 1950-1979", Impromptu Classical Concerts of KW on 2/9 Canellakis-Brown Duo & 2/23 Rascher Saxophone Quartet, AnnaMarie Giordano has "Life Drawing Workshops" Tues. at Fort East Martello, TDC (Tourist Development Council) January "Keys Traveler" & Many New Features, Key West Art Gallery's Trip to Visit Famed Artist in Mexico Luis Sotill, "Jazz in the Gardens" & their 7 day Cabaret Schedule at Kate Miano's Gardens Hotel, A Sneak Preview of 8 New Features in the 2/10 Issue Inc. the Michael Harrell "Havana Shadows" Opening at Gallery on Greene, Past Blast Links, Key West Playbills from Roberta & Peter (We're in 6), Full Snow Moon Bike Ride from Dee Dee Green & The City of KW 2/10, First Year Anniversary Party at "Shade and Shutters", SouthernMost Chamber Music 3/19, TSKW Brings Back the Very Enjoyable Play "Prime Time" 1/28-2/1 & 2/4-8 + Many Events-Classes-Exhibitions
In This Issue Feb. 3, 2020 Continued :
Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens, Marc House,
B'Nai Zion 2/17 "1945', JT Bowen and Larry Baeder at Little Room Jazz Club, Artist Julie Joyce in Marathon, KW Butterfly & Conservatory, Waterfront Playhouse "The Glass Menagerie" 1/16-2/1 + Lynda Frechette's Year Hard Work Brings Back "Aqua Idol" + WaterFront Gala 3/8, Red Barn Theatre "Life Sucks" 1/14-2/8 + Red Barn Gala 2/9 "Roaring 20's Good Times", Shirrel Rhoades WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM with Hundreds of Local Authors (Hardcopy & E-Books), WWW.FKCC.EDU , Coffee Mill Dance Studio, Slow Flow Yoga from Cricket Desmarais, "Farmers Green Market Thursdays" & "Artisan Market" Select Sundays, Next Two MCSO Animal Farms 2/9 & 23, Dr. Vaughan's WWW.PLANT-A-MILLION-CORALS.COM , Tropical Cinema, Skipper Kripitz and His Musicians Friends Helping out the Non Profits, Maggie Ruley's "Inspirations" Gallery, Tennessee Williams Museum Free Curator Tours Sun. 2/1, Bahamas Village Music Program of KW, WWW.FKSPCA.ORG, Mall on Duval (Love It), National Organization of Women, WWW.AHMONROE.ORG , Misha in the Morning, Kyla Piscopink's WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG , Reef Relief-MOTE-Eco Discovery Center, Preserve Island life, Island House Resort, Monroe Fla. Health, United Way of the Fla. Keys, WWW.CFFK.ORG ,
Pt. 3 of the Letty Nowak Art Gallery Grand Opening Called "Jag" on 1075 Duval Square (Where Doug Mayberry Realty) on Simonton was.
We Continue with Part 3 of the Grand Opening of the Letty Nowak Gallery "JAG" Up Shortly
IMPORTANT NOTE : The Key West Concert on Feb 9 is back to the Tennessee Williams Theater.
Happy Birthday to Beethoven!
2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's birth. You're invited as we honor one of classical music's greatest creative geniuses with a special presentation of his epic Symphony No. 9, with a full choir, led by Dr. Giselle Elgarresta Rios. and the famous Ode to Joy finale, featuring bass-baritone Neil Nelson (returning to the SFSO stage following the triumphant Porgy and Bess last season); soprano soprano Robyn Lamp; mezzo-soprano Mabel Ledo; and tenor Edgar Miguel Abréu. Also on the bill is Schumann's beloved Piano Concerto. Audience favorite Svetlana Smolina returns to the SFSO stage to perform the Romantic masterpiece.
Friday Feb 7 , 2020 FTL at The Broward Center / Amaturo Theater 7:30
Sunday Feb. 9 KW at the Glynn R. Archer Center for the Performing Arts 6:30p TO BUY TICKETS AND MORE INFO. FOR BOTH CONCERTS HIT LINK BELOW
For the Last Few Years the Drepung Gomang Tibetan Monks have been Visiting Key West due to the efforts of Ellen and the Key West Tara Mandala. Here is Part 2 of their 2020 Visit "The Sacred Art Tour"
These Two Photos are a way they communicate during the Annual
Ceremonies that will bring Hundreds of Thousands of Monks Together with the Dalai Lama
To Totally Enjoy the rest of this Event : I Put my Camera back in Car when the Monks did their Annual Walk around the KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden and I also Missed Taking Pics of the Closing of the Ceremonies. So Guest Photographers Gave me these :
From Bobby D
From Jan Loveland
More of the Drepung Gomang Monks Up Shortly in this Issue (from the Movie Event at The Tropic Cinema about The Monks and the Dalai Lama) ; and then Many Additional Photos of their visit in the Feb 10th Issue which Includes the Tibetan Music Thursday Night Concert Organized by Skipper Kripitz and His Musician Friends.
Last Week's JT Bowen Concert to a Packed SRO with Larry Baeder at Little Room Jazz Club
More From JT and Larry Baeder Up Shortly
We Now Start with Part 3 "America During the 1950s"
We Continue with Part 3 "America Life During the 50s" Up Shortly
Special Event in Mexico Produced by The Key West Gallery. Kelly Writes "We Cordially You to Join Us at the ONLY 5 DIAMOND Boutique Resort for 16 Consecutive Years, Nestled Between the jungle of the caribbean Coast of Luis Sotill's Native country Mexico. This All Suite Ocean Front Resort with 24/7 Butler service , Awarded the Distinction of being a "Member of the Leading Hotels of the World" Hosts Luis Sotill's Worlds Largest Collection Available for Acquisition by Invite Only.Reach out to Kelly at Info@KeyWestGallery.com and of course give her a Call..Further down as we continue with KWG will be material from Adam Scott Rote's Visit this Past Weekend....
Michael Flohr Makes His Key West and Key West Gallery Debut
Adam Scott Rote was in town Last Week with a Few New Paintings
Up Shortly in this Issue will be the Schedule of the GREAT Visiting Artists at KWG & A Few More Images from Adam Scott Rote's Visit Last Weekend.
It's time to howl at the moon again with Southernmost Slow Ride! February Full Moon is known as the Snow Moon so let's dress in our Snowy best! We are meeting at the end of White Street Pier, by the Compass, at 6:30pm. The sun sets at 6:18pm if you want to arrive early. Come catch the sunset and howl at the moon with us or at least have fun riding and socializing. All ages and abilities are welcome! Meet us out at White Street Pier and we normally meet at the end of the pier. We start gathering at at 6:00pm and ride out at 6:30pm Routes are TBA.
Please bring, install, and use as many lights on your bike as possible. Regular bike lights, decorative bike lights, wheel lights, glow sticks, novelty light-up glasses and hats and ties and boas, and anything lights up or glows and is safe to ride with! If you have any bike-mounted music, you can bring that too. We will have tunes playing from a couple of our bikes. Don't have that stuff? You can still come and ride.
NOTE: Ride at your own risk. No road closures, no escorts, only informal marshaling-a mellow ride with friends you know and some you haven't met yet. We will "take the lane" and own the road at times, but we will also get in single file or pull over to allow backed-up cars to pass, so please follow the marshals and the general vibe of the group.
The Last Two Weeks We had a Feature from Stone Soup Gallery : From the January "Walk on White" This also Served as the Official Pre-Kick Off Party for the 2020 Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction this February 12. Go to these Two Issue Links to see the Feature
"Pineapple Right" by Joanne Sloane 12 X 12 Acrylic. Joanne is the 2020 Miriam B.Goode Awardee This Year
"Sunrise Sunset" by Joanne Sloane Acrylic
An Original Sal Salinero "Papayas on Green Plate" 36 X 24 Oil on Canvas..Donated by Jeff Birn and the Estate of Sal Salinero. Every Year they give a Piece of Work that Always is one of the top bids..I believe last year their Sal Salinero Piece sold for $7000 +
The Anne McKee Artists Fund Fine Art Auction is at TSKW ( The Studios of Key West) on Wed. Feb. 12 WWW.MCKEEFUND.ORG Mckeefund@Gmail.com
DUE TO A LITTLE FORMAT RE-CONSTRUCTION I'M DOING WITH CONSTANT CONTACT MY BRILLIANT PRODUCTION AND DATABASE MANAGEMENT : Most of the Current TSKW material from the Last Few Issues (Jan.6, 13 & 20) are not Included..Please go to their Website Exhibition Link below for their Exhibitions and Of course go to the website for Home Page
Last Years Smash Hit (That sold out Immediately) is back this Year
Jan 28-2/1 and 2/4-8
Written by Blake Hunter & Charles Lindberg
Directed by Murphy Davis Music Direction by Debra Barsha Choreography by Kyla Piscopink
This new musical follows a female TV executive in the 1970s who fights to keep her variety show afloat, her star husband in check and temptation at bay. Under the direction of Murphy Davis, the script takes off, propelled by commanding performances and a whiff of classic TV nostalgia.
Please note: entrance doors will lock ten minutes after the show begins.
Just a few Additional of so many Events/Classes/Exhibitions/Special Interest
First of all the next Resident Artisans on the Porch is Wed. Feb. 26. John Smith Performs 2/13, "Screenwriting with Bob Bowersox" 8 Week Classes started 1/21 on Tuesdays, Cricket Desmarais Continue her "Slow Flow Yoga" in Feb. & March (Tues. & Thursdays). Click the "ALL Classes" Link on their website to see probably 25 other Classes in Jan.-Feb. & March
We Now start Part 23 of the Gold Coast Cruisers 750 Automobile Classic Car Show in Morgan Veteran's Park in Glen Cove LI NY WWW.GOLDCOASTCRUISERS.ORG
We Continue with Part 23 of the WWW.GOLDCOASTCRUISERS.ORG 750 Classic Automobile Show in Morgan Veterans Park on Glen Cove, LI NY Up Shortly
A Few of the Features in the February 10th Issue :
Michael Cheval Visiting the Gallery Where He Hangs Year Round : Wyland Gallery of the Keys on February 13-16. Next Week We'll Have some of His Art
The "Paradise Big Bands" Had their first Concert of the 2020 Last Week called "Be Cool" and Next Week we'll have Many Photographs that I took. Great Job Joe Dallas, Skipper Kripitz, Larry Smith & The Entire Band.
Mike Emerson Getting a Standing O for his Vocals and Guitar.
More Paradise Big Band Up Shortly
The Artists Named "Oryan" Visited Wyland Gallery of the Keys ; Where he Hangs Year Round. We'll have some of his Unique Art Next Week.
In a Few Features We'll Continue with Our Tease for the February 10th Issue
DUE TO A LITTLE FORMAT RE-CONSTRUCTION I'M DOING WITH CONSTANT CONTACT MY BRILLIANT PRODUCTION AND DATABASE MANAGEMENT : Most of the Current KWAHS material from the Last Few Issues are not Included (Jan. 6, 13 & 20)..Please go to their Website Exhibition Link below for their Exhibitions and Of course go to the website for Home Page
Effusion One of the Newest Galleries in town; and Curator Brandie Sager is doing a Great Job. Next Week in the Feb 10 Brandie sent us 8 Jpegs to Show.
Impromptu Classical Concerts of Key West had Trio-Gaspard Last Week. They Were Brilliant. Next Week Photos.
The Key West Art Center Celebrated its 60th Anniversary with a Large Party. Deborah J Moore Gallery Mgr. Sent Over a Batch of Photos. We'll Feature them in the February 10th. Issue
Zazoo Fine Art & Photographs. Next week we have close Ups of the 7 Below with Credit to the Photographers ( Hard to see on this Photo : The Very Last Photograph on the right just came in to Zazoo : James Dean on the set of "Big"
Congregation B'nai Zion M3M Movie Series Features : "1945" on Monday, February 17.
Congregation B'nai Zion's M3M Movie Series presents "1945" on Monday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. at 750 United Street, Key West. "1945" tells the story of two Orthodox Jews who arrive in a rural Hungarian town on the day of a community wedding. This event is generously sponsored by Justin & Eileen Kawaler and Sheldon Davidson & Susan Server. Attendance is free, but donations are appreciated. Visit us at www.bnaizionkw.com or www.facebook.com/bnaizionkwforinformation on this and other upcoming events.
Just a few Places that the Red Cross is Making The Difference : Philippine's TAAL Volcano and the Apocalyptic Australia Problems (Bushfires, Dust Storms, & Flash Floods
Hit RED CROSS Link for Direct Red Cross Website. By going to the Website ; you'll find different areas to Donate to. Their site also has Other Interesting Material; Including Training and Volunteer Opportunities.
Sheriff Rick Ramsay ; His Troops and Many Citizens Regularly Get Together to Clean-Up The Keys
Thanks again MCSO & All The Citizens that Regularly Clean-Up The Keys. Please Make sure to Read the articles here as well as Facebook on Dee Dee Green & The City of KW "Plugging" (Cleaning Up Key West)
We Now Continue with Brena McKissick's Art Hanging at the Key West Public Library 700 Fleming Street
Once again Brenda McKissick is Showing a Large Amount of her Art at the Key West Public Library 700 Fleming Street
"Photos of the Week" by Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow
(Bottom-L) Lynda Frechette has organized a new Aqua Idol fundraiser to benefit the Waterfront Playhouse with sixteen of the most talented contestants ever presented in the program. The event is present every Wednesday, 6:30 PM, at the Aqua nightclub. Photo by Pete Arnow.
(Bottom-R) First week's judges for the 2020 Waterfront Playhouse Aqua Idol were Tony Konrath, ('Simon',) Lynda Frechette and guest Tom Thayer. Photo by Pete Arnow.
(Top-L) Alan Beaubian of the Key West Business Guild and Fantasy Fest Queen Karen Frank-Knoll, left, and Steve Aube of AH Monroe congratulate Joe Mather and Lenny Whitley with a special recognition award from the Guild. The two men have organized the major Parades in Key West for a number of years, and will be leaving the island for Central Florida. The award was presented at the January Guild Mixer at the KW Botanical Garden. Photo by Pete Arnow.
(Top-R) 2019 Queen of Fantasy Fest and GM of the KW Botanical Garden with the Gardens ED Misha McCrae Welcome members of the Key West Business Guild to their January mixer. Photo by Pete Arnow.
You can also find Peter Arnow's Photos in WWW.KONKLIFE.COM ; in their Hard Copy and On-Line Publications
Reception Feb 7 at the Roberto Russell Gallery at Ocean Sotheby's Int. Realty 81888 Overseas Hwy. Islamorada
The Corpus collective exhibition brings together the work of five Cuban painters who focus their visual discourse on the human body. From different expressions, the body is the protagonist of his works, and with this the inquiry about his particular rituals of representation and understanding of beauty.
Using figuration as an artistic expression and evoking a universe of individual symbols, they bring the viewer closer to their particular stories while proposing routes of inquiry about the human condition, the balance between pain and hope and the complexity of life experience.
The works of Capdevilla, Nodarse, Guzmán and the binomial Sandra and Enmanuel reveal five different ways of transcending the limits between the corporal and the spiritual, of externalizing the harmony between the internal sphere and the universal space, while seducing contemplation and They encourage reflection.
Curated by Alaen Ledesma Fernandez and Supported by The Florida Keys Council of the Arts , Ocean Sotherby's International Realty and Latin American art magazine.
More Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory; Up Shortly
& Below More Butterfly News
Marathon Garden Club, 5270 Overseas Highway MM50, presents "Plight of the Monarch". February 26 th 1-3 PM.
DeLand native Jim West, who grew up in the florist and landscaping business, will be the guest speaker and will discuss these intriguing butterflies in his presentation, "Plight of the Monarch Butterfly." Butterfly plant sale to follow. Public invited. Free of charge, but seating is limited.
Friday, January 31, 2020 at 10:00 AM EST -to- Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 10:00 PM EST Key West Gallery will host Alexei Butirskiy & the Worldslargest collection of his Original paintings & Limited Edition pieces. Butirskiy will be here for a showing of his artwork Dec. 12-15, 2019 at Key West Gallery & will paint live so clients will be able to witness how he builds one of his masterpieces. RSVP today or 305-292-9339
Monday, February 3, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST -to- Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST A newly-curated collection of Peter Maxexquisite paintings will be on display & available for acquisition in a presentation at Key West Gallery. February 4-14, 2019 RSVP Required 305.292.9339
Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:00 PM EST -to- Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 4:00 PM EST Tim Cotterill, known as The Frogman, has become the biggest selling bronze artist in the world today with his elegant, stylized, whimsical bronze frogs & his passionate collectors span the globe. Meet the artist & view one of the largest selections of his artwork. Tim will personally engrave all new artwork purchases at the show: RSVP 305-292-9339 Key West Gallery
Monday, February 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM EST -to- Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST Thomas Arvid will paint live in the gallery and we will host several special events include a, wine pairing dinner at Prime Steakhouse and wine tastings in the gallery hosted by Thomas Arvid himself. Space is limited for the special events, call the gallery now to reserve your seats 305-292-9339. Key West Gallery
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM EST -to- Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 4:00 PM EST Welcome and meet renowned artists Bill Mack and Gary Welton February 28- March 1, 2020 New original artwork and limited editions available for purchase. RSVP today /305- email@example.com Key West Gallery
An Upcoming Issue will have another Feature on Anna Sweet Galleries. Below is a Very Partial (Tease) from the Sept. 9 2019 Issue for the Next Feature with do with Anna. Here is the link to the Entire Issue
A Few of the Other Artist that Anna has Approved for her Gallery.
This is a wall of Mermaids that Anna's Mother Painted; they are really good..The Wall to the right also has more of her work and Additional Artists that we'll Feature in the Next Issue
Anna Sweet Comments "Proud to announce my collaboration with local Key West Shaper Matt Atkinson. These boards are hand shaped by Matt and completed by me. This is a project I've had in my mind for years and I'm so proud to finally share it with the world." The Next Issue will have more Photos from Anna Sweet & Matt Atkinson's Collaboration.
Once again ; A new feature from the Anna Sweet Galleries in the Next Few Weeks..A Visit to her Galleries are ESSENTIAL WWW.ANASWEET.COM
Skipper Kripitz and His Musician Friends Spend Much time in Enhancing the Non-Profit Organizations Events with their Music. For this reason I enjoy helping out with Promotion for their Commercial Gigs
Sat. Feb 1st@5pm. SALUTE- CRZBs Consort Quartet, w/ Mark Rose, Chris Burchard, Geoff Lowe, & skippo.... Sun. Feb. 2. 9am Mata Yoga- Rav Vast metal tongue drums of Russia, played by skippo, accompanying yoga instructor, Marci Rose. Tues. Feb. 4th, @9pm Virgilio's, Vocalist Claire Caplan, w/ Geoff Lowe, Larry Smith & skippo..... Wed. Feb 5th,@8 pm Little Room, vocalist, Victoria Horne w/ Larry Smith, Joe Dallas, & skippo... Sat. Feb 8th, @2pm. Blue Room, Annual NOW/Connie Gilbert Scholarship Fundraiser w/ skippo & Friends. Sat. Feb. 8th, @5:30, SALUTE- Vocalist Claire Caplan, w/ Geoff Lowe, Larry Smith & skippo....Sun. Feb 9th, @9am Mata Yoga- Rav Vast metal tongue drums of Russia, played by skippo, accompanying yoga instructor, Marci Rose....Sun. Feb. 9th, @1pm. Green Parrot Jazz Jam w/ Mike Emerson, Mark Rose, Joe Dallas, & skippo....Sun. Feb. 9th, @8 pm. Little Room, Harry Schroeder's Paradise Swing Band, W Geoff Lowe, George Hemund, Les Dudley, Tommy Levecchia, Mike Emerson, & skippo....
Tues. Feb 11th, @ 9:30pm Virgilio's- the CRZBs w/ Rob DiStasi, Chris Burchard, Geoff Lowe, & skippo....Wed. Feb 12-15th, Waterfront Theatre- "Lady Day at the Emerson Bar & Grill", Geoff on bass, & skippo on drums....Sun. Feb 16th, 9am. Mata Yoga, Marci Rose with skippo on Rav Vast tongue drums....Sun. Feb. 16th @1pm. Green Parrot Jazz Jam w/ Mike Emerson, Mark Rose, Joe Dallas, & skippo....Tues. Feb. 18th @9pm, Virgilio's- The Savage Beets w/ Chris Case, Francois Gehin, & skippo....Wed. Feb. 19th@8pm. Little Room- Victoria Horne, w/ Larry Smith, Dallas, & skippo....Fri. Feb 21 @5pm. Salute- skippo, Geoff Lowe, & Friends.....Sat. Feb. 22nd @ 1pm, Shakti Yoga- Tara McCabe leads Yoga Nidra, w/ music of skippo on Rav Vast tongue drums, & Ross Brown, acoustic guitar.....Sat. Feb. 22nd @ 8pm, American Legion Post on Emma St., musical fundraiser, with Clayton Lopez, Coffee Butler, Cliff Sawyer, Min Lopez Martin, Larry Smith, skippo, Buck Newton, Paulie Walterson, Henry Fuller, & more.....Sun. Feb 23rd@9am,. Mata Yoga, w/ Marci Rose & skippo.....Sun. Feb 23rd@5 pm, Gardens Hotel, KOPAVI, w/ Richard Tazewell, skippo, Geoff Lowe, & Mark Rose....Tues. Feb. 25th@9pm, Virgilio's- KOPAVI, w/ Richard Tazewell, skippo, Geoff Lowe, & Mark Rose.....Wed. Feb. 26th @8pm, Little Room- Victoria Horne, w/ Larry Smith, Dallas, & skippo......Fri. Feb. 28th@5pm, KOPAVI, w/ Richard Tazewell, skippo, & Geoff Lowe....
Sun. March 1st@9am, Mata Yoga-w/ Marci Rose & skippo.....Sun. March 1st@1pm, Green Parrot Jazz Jam w/ Mike Emerson, Mark Rose, Joe Dallas, & skippo.....
FLORIDA KEYS COUNCIL OF THE ARTS BUILDING (GATO CUBAN CIGAR FACTORY) 1100 SIMONTON ST.
Tennessee Williams Museum first-Sunday curator tour series continues
The Tennessee Williams Museum, located at 513 Truman Avenue, will offer the second in a three-part series of tours led by Museum Curator Dennis Beaver on Sunday, February 2 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm. The tour will focus on the playwright's controversial death, an event covered extensively by the global media which raised questions as to whether the 71-year-old's death was suicide, choking, or murder, as was believed by Williams' brother. This tour will provide the most recent findings as well as archives exhibited in the museum.
The award-winning museum is already a destination for Tennessee Williams enthusiasts and scholars. It houses an impressive collection of Williams' memorabilia and literary artifacts that underscore the importance of his legacy and the impact the literary icon made during his long career. Displays include artist Jane Rohrschneider-Carper's model of the playwright's Duncan Street home, a place he lived from 1949 to 1983, first edition plays and books, images from the late local photographer Don Pinder, and a new collection of photographs featuring Williams and celebrities of his era, many of whom were featured in his film and theater productions. Key West Art & Historical Society honors locals the first Sunday of every month with free admission to the museum and three other properties under its stewardship-the Custom House Museum, Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters, and Fort East Martello Museum. The next Tennessee Williams Museum curator tour will be from 2:00pm - 3:00pm on Sunday, March 1, the official kick-off date of the month-long Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration that features a series of arts and cultural events set to take place at multiple Key West venues.
The Tennessee Williams Museum on 513 Truman Avenue is open for self-guided tours from 9:30am-4:30pm daily. For more information, contact Key West Art & Historical Society at 305-295-6616 or visit WWW.KWAHS.ORG. Your Museums. Your Community. It Takes an Island.
The 2020 local elections in Monroe County include State Senate, State and U.S. Representatives, three County Commission seats, Clerk of Courts, Sheriff, Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, State Attorney, Public Defender and four judgeships. City of Key West Mayor and three Key West City Commission seats, two Monroe County School Board and two Florida Keys Mosquito Control District seats will also be on the 2020 ballot. Lastly, we will also be voting on the second KEYS Energy Lower Keys representative. (LINK to FULL LIST)
Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg, during an awards ceremony Friday, named Mary Canalejo as Civilian Employee of the Year for 2019 as well as Civilian Employee of the Second Quarter, honoring her for her 52 years of service to the City of Key West.
Canalejo started in 1968 as secretary to the flamboyant and now infamous Fire Chief Joseph "Bum" Farto, whose disappearance in 1975 -- after a conviction for selling drugs -- has become Key West legend.
Canalejo transferred to the police department long before the scandal, however. She has served under 11 chiefs of police. During her tenure, she has been named employee of the year and has earned and received numerous awards and recognitions.
"Mary's extensive historical knowledge is an invaluable asset," said Brandenburg. "She comes to work with an attitude and work ethic as if it were her first day. She does so with great professionalism and a great sense of humor. It is not often that you see an employee who is so dedicated to an organization that they will give over 50 years of their life."
The award is sponsored by Keys Federal Credit Union. Marketing Director Marylou Carn was on hand to present officer Leahy a check for $500 in recognition of his outstanding service.
In the photo: Mary Canalejo, Chief Sean Brandenburg and Keys Federal Credit Union Marketing Director Marylou Carn.
You are all encouraged to join host Rick Warmbold and the Oldest House for a Key West Ambassadors reunion!
Thursday, February 20th from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Oldest House, 322 Duval Street
All Ambassadors -- and a guest -- are encouraged to come by and see your classmates! Come represent your class and meet some of the new members of the Ambassadors!
The February 10th Issue will have a Photo Feature on "Oryan's" Visit Last Week.
One of the Many Walls from Wyland
Wyland Visits the Key West Gallery Frequently. End of Last Year Michael Cheval made one of his Frequent Visits; You MUST SEE His Art ( Hanging Year Round). Here is their Upcoming Schedule of Visiting Artists
Key West Sunset Dinner Cruise. Dine in A/C Large Main Cabin. View Famous KW Sunset from Upper Deck. On-Line Special Not $69 ONLY $59. Adults $59, Children 12 & Under $39.95, & Children 5 & Younger FREE. Includes Tropical Food Buffet with Upper Deck Free Margaritas, Rum Runners, Well Mixed Drinks (Premium Mixed Drinks Extra Cash Bar). Also FREE Champagne & Soft Drinks
216-402-4061 KWNOWINFO@GMAIL.COM NOW is the largest organization of feminist grass-roots activists in the US. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states. Since its founding 1966, NOW's purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism, to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.
Key West NOW meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm at Shanna Key and we welcome your presence.
MISHA IN THE MORNING
Monday-Wednesday-Friday 7:45 AM
An invigorating blend of stretches, dance, Pilates and yoga for the body, mind and spirit for Individuals and Couples. Towels, Mats, Weights, Music & Instruction for ONLY $15. 526 Angela Street at The Gardens Hotel ( Corner Simonton and Angela). 305-294-3381. Ask for Concierge as well if you don't see the Group in the Gardens.
Saturday, Feb 1, Bobby Green, 5-7 pm..Sunday, Feb 2, 5 - 7:30 pm..JaZz In The Gardens : Scott Marischen & The Wisconsin Jazz Orgy! The only appearance in the Florida Keys!
Cabaret @ d'vine Wine Gallery:
Monday, Feb 3, James King, III, 5-7 pm..Tuesday, Feb 4, Nancy 3. Hoffman, 5-7 pm..Wednesday, Feb 5, Nina Newton, 5-7 pm...Thursday, Feb 6, Jimmy Olson, 5-7 pm...Friday, Feb 7, Michael Robinson, 5-7 pm...Saturday, Feb 8, Bobby Green, 5-7 pm...Sunday, Feb 9, 5 - 7:30 pm...JaZz In The Gardens : Peter Diamond & Friends!
Joy Davis Trunk Show!
Monday, Feb 10, James King, III, 5-7 pm..Tuesday, Feb 11, Wine Class - sold out...Wednesday, Feb 12, Nina Newton, 5-7 pm...Thursday, Feb 13, TBA, 5-7 pm...Friday, Feb 14, Michael Robinson, 5-7 pm...Saturday, Feb 15, Bobby Green, 5-7 pm...Sunday, Feb 16, 5 - 7:30 pm :JaZz In The Gardens
Libby York & Friends!
WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG Offices & Studios in the Key West Theater 2nd Fl. 512 Eaton St. DanceKW@Gmail.com Kyla Piscopink, Cricket Desmarais, and Kristen Huffman
One of the ways to Support Dance Key West is of course Make a Donation to this Truly Deserving Non Profit; and Another Way is "Wine Bingo for Dance Key West" at Vinos 810 Duval St.. Contact Vinos and Dance Key West for their upcoming Events
New Key West Farmers Market at Truman Waterfront EVERY THURSDAY 9:30A-2:30pm and Key West Artisan Market at Higgs Beach on Selected Sundays
For more information or to participate, contact Sean K at 305.731.3385 or visit facebook kwfarmersmarket
The accomplished musical duo, The Kennedys, will perform on Tuesday February 4th at 4pm at the Key West Public Library's Palm Garden, 700 Fleming Street. The Kennedys return to the Key West Library with a selection of favorite songs from their nearly two dozen albums written and recorded over the past 25 years. In addition, Pete Kennedy will read a short excerpt from his book: "Tone, Twang, and Taste: A Guitar Memoir." Gates open at 3:30. This event is free and open to the public.
Author Rosalind Brackenbury joins us again this year for our Café con Libros author series on Tuesday February 4th at 10:30 am. Brackenbury has served as Poet Laureate of Key West and published several collections of poetry as well as several novels, including "Paris Still Life," and, most recently, "Without Her". This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
The Kennedys : Feb 4 at 4PM in the Palms Garden (Complimentary)
(L) Here's A Photo that they sent over from Last Week's Author Talk with Tom Corcoran
The Friends of the Key West Library presents "Music in the Palm Garden" featuring folk musician Geoff Kaufman at 4pm, Wednesday, Feb. 5. Kaufman has been performing for over thirty years throughout the U.S. and festivals in Europe. This program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and gates open at 3:30pm. The library is located at 700 Fleming St.
ALSO ROSALIND "ROZ" Brackenbury will be at Reading at am Upcoming Cafe Con Libros Feb 4 10:30a-11:30a
The Key West Library at 700 Fleming St is offering their free CaféconLibros author series on Tuesday mornings until March 31st. Doors open at 9:30am and author presentations start at 10:30am. On Tuesday February 18th is acclaimed author Lisa Howarth discussing her latest book "Summerlings", this year's pick for our "One Island One Book" selection. Reserve your copy today by calling 305-292-3595 or by visiting www.keyslibraries.org.
The Last Few Issues of The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends
The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden on Stock Island is seeking volunteers to help with the Nursery, Garden and general office help. No experience necessary and training is provided.Volunteer hours apply toward Community Service for students, City, County & State Programs. For more information contact the Garden office at (305) 296-1504, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go online to https://www.keywest.garden/become-a-volunteer/ to sign up.
ALSO GARDENING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The 15-acre Key West Tropical Forest is seeking volunteers who want learn about our native plants by helping with trimming, weeding, installation, mowing and general maintenance in the Garden. The Garden supplies all tools and gloves. The Garden's nursery is also seeking volunteers who want to learn more about our natives by propagating, transplanting and helping to maintain the 1,500 plants. Volunteers meet in the nursery on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 9 to noon. For more information, please call 305-296-1504 or email email@example.com. Also visit the website at www.keywest.garden.
The Garden is located at 5210 College Road, on Stock Island, Key West, Florida. For information about visiting the Garden, please visit www.keywest.garden or call 305.296.1504.
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To be seen in any 2020 Cultural Arts Publications
Here were some of the Deadlines (which many have past ; but you can always reserve ahead of time for the 2020 3rd & 4th Quarter Events
September 20 for the Headdress Ball 2019 Program, October 1 for Marathon Community Theatre and Studios of Key West, October 18 for Red Barn Theatre, Key West Theater, Fringe Theatre, Waterfront Playhouse and South Florida Symphony, November 1 for Tennessee Williams Theatre and Truman Foundation, November 15 for Impromptu Concerts, Anne McKee Art Auction Program, February 15 for Key West Songwriter's Festival, May 1 for PrideFest Key West 2020, Mystery Fest Key West, Key West Summer Stage 2020, May 15 for Key West International Guitar Festival, June 1 for Tropical Heat 2020, July 1 for WomenFest 2020
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