THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS MAY 24th. 2021
THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS
MAY 24th. 2021.
HERE ARE THE TEASE PHOTOS THAT START OFF EVERY ISSUE. They Represent Many of the Recurring Weekly Features and Material from the Hundreds of Local Groups that Contribute Material the Past 9 Years. The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends with an Active Readership of 7800.
Above : From WWW.TSKW.ORG ; The Extremely Popular Long Running Weekly Series "BETWEEN TWO PALMS" : This Week We Feature Last Week's Alyssa Milano with Host Murphy Davis ( Next : May 26 Featuring Actor Richardc Kind). Next Above Representating an Extensive Larger Lead Feature Pt. 2 "Funny Stuff" & Lastly Above : Kate Miano's The Gardens Resort :Season Finale Sunday "Jazz in the Gardens" 5/23 : Jody Rae and Friends + Complete "CABARET" Schedule for the Summer + Kate & Jim's Special Events
BELOW WE CONTINUE WITH OUR LEAD TEASE PHOTOS THAT REPRESENT JUST A FEW OF THE FEATURES IN THIS MAY 24TH. ISSUE ; Starting with MOTE Marine Releasing 7 Sea Turtles
Karen Wray's Latest Exhibition on Stock Island at Her Collections Gallery Featuring the Brillaint Woodworking Art and Large Furniture from Jimmy Wray
LETTY NOWAK'S JAG GALLERY'S LATEST EXHIBITION FEATURING AD TINKHAM and SHARON McCAULEY
Below : DARK COVE BY AD TINKHAM 22 X 30 Oil on Canvass. Below : RACE POINT COAST GUARD STATION by SHARON McGAULEY 9.5 X 11.5 Oil on Board
Part 3 of 3 Issues : The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.
PART 6 of 6 OF A PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURE FROM WWW.THEDADDEST.COM "50 OF THE WORST CARS EVER MADE" Feature Editor OLIVER HAMILTON Published on 4/21/2020
The TDC (Tourist Development Council) has out Their May 2021 KEYS TRAVELER On-Line Magazine. As Usual we have the Link below in their Weekly Section from their website WWW.FLA-KEYS.COMBelow : One of their Lead Features "Wander The Keys Wide Open Spaces"
The Key West Art & Historical Society WWW.KWAHS.ORG Opened a New Exhibition at The Custom House "ITINERANT PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE 1910s / "Under Construction : Glass Plate Negatives of A.V. Rabenau". More Info Below
Latest Exhibitions from Gallery on Greene and Nance Frank: PETER VEY- ANDY THURBER-HARRIET FRANK Plus Recently : Mike Rooney, Mario Sanchez, Priscilla Coote, WB Thompson, Jay Gogin and Mike Marrero Exhibitions are still up as well. 100 of her Year Round Artisans hang Year Round.
ZAZOO FINE ART & MEMORABILIA ON DUVAL JUST PURCHASED A NEW MARILYN MONROE ITEM FOR YOU TO HAVE. SEE JASON AND JAMES
One of the Many perks of being a Member of the Key West Business Guild is for just $25 they send out member's Advertisements to their Database. They also have each week E-Mails that they send out on Every Wednesday and Friday ; these E-mails will contain at NO CHARGE members Advertisements. More Information Below in their Weekly Section. These Two Below were sent out this week. Next Mixer and Luncheon Involve PRIDE KICK OFF; June 2 Noon at Marriott Beachside and Mixer at The Island House also June 2 ( The Only day of the Year that they Allow Women IN)
Salt Island Provisions Gallery Presents "ARBOREAL MUSINGS" by ALISA MEALOR and Her Woodcut RELIEF Paintings; Above "GREEN GODDESS"
Our Weekly Photographic Feature from ROBERTA DePIERO : This Week ; Monday Musings. Actually I went back on Roberta's Facebook to make sure I had correct spelling of "Musings"; and I Noticed that it's a 1 YR Shared Memory. So we'll still leave it in the magazine just the same.
Our Weekly Feature from Alyson Crean and The City of Key West : The Key West Police Department honored three of our Key West High School Explorers who are graduating seniors & Lt. Alfredo Vazquez is Promoted to Captain & Then Retires after 30 Years. Also Feature Links from the May 17 Issue : Chief Brandenburg has Lunch with Student Monty Van Staden, Tips on Saving this Season's Turtle Nestings, Chief Brandenburg Promotes Det. Sgt. Bradley Lariz to LT., The City Buys "CUTAWAY" Buses
Our Weekly Photographic Feature from BILL AND LINDA KLIPP : A Mango Party
The Next "BETWEEN TWO PALMS" from The Studios of Key West are May 26 6pm RICHARD KIND. Also in this Issue the WWW.TSKW.ORG Extensive Weekly Feature giving Lots of Links to the May & June Exhibitions- ALL the Classes and Events - The July "BETWEEN TWO PALMS" Schedule-Special Events & Much More. Keep up the Great Work Studios of Key West
WWW.TSKW.ORG "MANGO MADNESS" + CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR THE 2021 SUMMER MEMBERS EXHIBITION (Details Below in this May 24th Issue)
FINAL CALL : CALL TO ARTISTS. MANGO MADNESS
SUMMER MEMBERS' SHOW
ON VIEW JUN 3 - JUL 15, 2021
Sanger, XOJ, Zabar Project and Zabar Lobby Galleries
Artwork drop off BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: MAY 20-22 & 25, 12-4PM.
DR. JOHN "JACK" NORRIS & HIS DAILY VIDEOS ; HELPING US UNDERSTAND THIS COVID-19 CRISIS
Allso in this May 24th. Issue :A Feature from Pat Collins; One of the Artisans of THE ART GUILD OF THE PURPLE ISLES (UPPER KEYS). We will Feature 12 of Her Paintings. THE ART GUILD OF THE PURPLE ISLES : WWW.AGPI.US
Below : "ROUNDING THE RACE BUOY"
"AROUND THE WORLD IN PHOTOGRAPHS" ( This Week) Part 2 South Island New Zealand
Monroe County Land Authority Executive Director Charles Pattison congratulated Monroe County Assistant Administrator Christine Hurley for the discussion leading up to her tentative appointment as executive director of the MCLA when he retires in October.
CFFK TURNED 25 : Major Gala Dec. 2 + starting now until Dec 2 Matching Donations are DOUBLED. More Info in this May 24th. Issue
REEF RELIEF has their Annual Summer Coral Camp , Camp Sponsorship, & Their Annual Key Largo to KW Challenge
The May 31st. Issue will have the Latest Batch of FKSPCA Adoptions. Of course go to their Website and Facebook site as well as in Person to see what Adorable Friends you can Make. (L) Andy a 2 YO Shepard Mix and (R) Teegan A 2YO Female Domestic Shorthair Mix
The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is Giving Complimentary Admission ALL Summer to Military Families.
A few New Press Releases from Amber at The College of the Florida Keys (Registration NOW OPEN for CFK Summer Adventure Camps + College to Hold Virtual Info. Sessions on Construction Apprenticeships). PLUS : The College of the Florida Keys is proud to introduce its new mascot, the Tugas, an abbreviation of “Tortugas,” the Spanish word for turtle. The fictional sea turtle sports CFK's colors: an ocean blue body with lateral lightning bolts and a sunset orange shell.
Hello Everyone ; The Last 7 Issues Have been Edited Down due to Space and Time Constraints. The Last Full Issue was March 15 and Contained Our Weekly "CRISIS (Pandemic) INFORMATION CENTER" and "Important Contact Listings and Websites". They still can be found in THIS ISSUE with the Organizations and Health Officials Updating every week by simply clicking the URL Link to the March 15, 2021 Issue Below + Our Weekly Features that are Missing (Ex : Many additional Art Galleries & Local Organizations) also go to Our Last Full Issue March 15 Link (Below) Thanks for Reading and Have an Outstanding Week. Ed https://conta.cc/2OQTFKx
WWW.TSKW.ORG for the Past Few Months have been producing a Very Popular Live Broadcast "BETWEEN TWO PALMS" Featuring Many Interesting Performers. Last Week was an Awesome Actress and Champion of MANY GREAT DO GOOD ORGANIZATIONS "ALYSSA MILANO". I shot still Photographs from the 1 Hour Video Presentation.
Below : President of the Board STEPHEN KITSAKOS and Frequent BETWEEN TWO PAMS Host MURPHY DAVIS
Part 2 of a New Photograohic Feature "FUNNY STUFF" ; Using Materials that my Good Friend Bob has been sending me for Many Years.
The Look On That Seal's Face
Let’s Take A Moment To Appreciate This Lovely Cow
The Reason Water Wasn’t Coming Out
MORE FUN / FUNNY PHOTOGRAPHS AND VERBIAGE UP SHORTLY
Seven green sea turtles are returned to the Atlantic Ocean after care at Mote's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital
Sarasota, Fla.— Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium said a fond farewell to seven juvenile green sea turtles today as they were released in Ormond Beach.
The seven turtles came to Mote's care after stranding on the east coast of Florida due to cold stress. Cold stress can be potentially fatal as the turtle's body functions slow down, leaving it susceptible to predators and boat strikes, allowing for algae to grow on their backs, and more.
Due to a lack of space at east coast rehabilitation facilities, these turtles came to Mote's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital in early March. A total of 15 sea turtles were transferred on March 9. In extremely critical condition upon arrival, these turtles were almost completely covered in epibiota such as barnacles and algae.
After being cleared for release, the seven turtles were given a last physical check and implanted with a PIT tag (passive integrated transponder). These small microchips function much like a pet microchip does, so the animals will be able to identified if they strand again.
The nicknames of the turtles released today were: Apo, Andros, Hana, Osprey, Pulley, Rowley, and Sombrero. Read more about each patient, and the other's remaining in Mote's care, at mote.org/hospital.
Late 2020, Mote also received over 20 Kemp's ridley sea turtles as part of a cold stun event in Cape Cod. Read more about the release of nine of them here.
MORE AD TINKHAM UP SHORTLY ; AND FOLLOWING "AROUND THE WORLD IN PHOTOGRAPHS" IS THE OTHER ARTIST THAT IS IN THE NEW EXHIBITION AT JAG GALLERY : SHARON McGAULEY
One of Our Recurring Weekly Photographic Features "AROUND THE WORLD IN PHOTOGRAPHS" This Week Part 2 South Island , New Zealand
South Island, New Zealand
The South Island, also officially named Te Waipounamu, is the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand in surface area, the other being the smaller but more populous North Island. It is bordered to the north by Cook Strait, to the west by the Tasman Sea, and to the south and east by the Pacific Ocean. The South Island covers 150,437 square kilometres, making it the world's 12th-largest island. At low altitude, it has an oceanic climate.
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Your Community Foundation hit a major milestone (May 1) when we commemorated 25 years of connecting people, resources and needs through philanthropy throughout the Keys.
'Major Match' Doubles Your Donation;
Mark Your Calendar for Our Gala on Dec. 2nd
As part of our silver jubilee this year, all donors who support the Community Foundation’s25th Anniversary Fund will have an extraordinary opportunity to double the impact of their contributions to help the Keys’ future. A significant legacy gift from the late Dr. Patricia Major is launching the ‘Major Match’ Campaign to match all gifts to the permanent fund dollar-for-dollar, up to $500,000.
We'll also host a spectacular in-person Silver Anniversary Gala on December 2, 2021, at the Key West Marriott Beachside. Get ready to dance the night away with the Prime Movers! The only way to get tickets to the gala right now is to make a donation to the 25th Anniversary campaign. Find out more here
The generous bequest from Dr. Patricia Major, a physician who lived and worked in Key West for more than 40 years until she passed away in late 2018, will multiply all donations to the 25th Anniversary Fund and ensure the future viability and stability of philanthropy in the Keys. CLICK 25 YEAR VIDEO for Below Video
Due to the Extensive Length of Material that Greg Charleston ( Comminications Mgr.) sent us; I will have the rest of the Material on their 25th Year at the Very End of this Issue
Sanger, XOJ, Zabar Project and Zabar Lobby Galleries
Artwork drop off BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: MAY 20-22 & 25, 12-4PM.
CALL TO ARTISTS
2021 MANGO MADNESS
SUMMER MEMBERS' SHOW
ON VIEW JUNE 3 - JULY 15, 2021
Sanger, XOJ, Zabar Project and Zabar Lobby Galleries
Artwork drop off BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: MAY 20-22, 12-4PM.The mango is not only a fruit best savored under a tropical sun—it’s also a metaphor for the annual bounty of our island, meant to be shared with friends and neighbors. As such it’s the perfect symbol for our summer members’ exhibition, where everyone in our artistic family is invited to submit work. The results never fail to nourish the soul.
Please note, we will not be accepting any paperwork, fees, or membership payments at drop off. For this reason, your membership must be current and you must pay your exhibit fee online to participate. Click on the checklist below to find out how.
The Last few Issues we have been Featuring a Group of Upper Keys Artists " THE ART GUILD OF THE PURPLE ISLES" WWW.AGPI.US .Each year the Art Guild of the Purple Isles, a group of over 100 Upper Keys artists, puts together a number of exhibitions which are displayed at galleries in the Upper Keys. Our highlighted yearly Exhibition is our Annual Judged Members Show. However, due to the pandemic, this year we opted to produce in its place a non-judged Virtual Show with fewer entries. For additional Information go to WWW.AGPI.USGo to these Two Issues ; to see some of The Paintings : April 26 : https://conta.cc/2S1DNX9
The May 17th Issue Featured the Art Work of David A Bader ; click the May 17 Issue Link to see 10 Pieces and of course go to his Website Below and also the WWW.AGPI.US site. May 17 https://conta.cc/2RsFltf
Mark and I got our second shot of the Pfizer vaccine last week, and we are already thinking about where to go to dinner to celebrate when we emerge from our pandemic shell next week. It feels appropriate to emerge now in the spring as everything seems to be reawakening. We hope that all of you are starting to feel that spring is in the air.
Recently Mark has been busy on dinnerware projects and I have been busy on a book project with some of my former business colleagues. Now that it is time to emerge, we have been thinking about getting people back into the gallery when they comfortable doing so. We’ve missed seeing many of you this past year, especially on our second anniversary of opening the gallery.
One thing we’d like to do is revitalize Walk on White, traditionally held on the third Thursday of every month, but suspended during the pandemic. We talked to a few other participating entities and sent out a survey earlier this month. Many of you responded and gave us fantastic feedback, for which we are very grateful.
The survey results suggest that about 50% of you would feel comfortable to attend Walk on White starting this summer, and an additional 35% would feel comfortable starting this fall. There were also lots of great suggestions dealing with COVID-19 safety precautions, additional participants, wine & food, demos & displays, music, and advertising. We’ll take all of this into account as we work with the participating entities to renew Walk on White.
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone again soon!
WE NOW START PART 6 of 6 : A PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURE FROM WWW.THEDADDEST.COM "50 OF THE WORST CARS EVER MADE" Feature Editor OLIVER HAMILTON Published on 4/21/2020
Ferrari Mondial 8
Ferrari's name isn't associated with bad cars, but it came out with the "cheap" Mondial 8 in 1980. It was large and heavy, but the V8 only produced 214 horsepower. So it underperformed for a Ferrari, yet the ambitious electronics system made this car all the worse. When something went wrong, and it often did, it often came with a smell of burning wires. Although Ferrari improved the Mondial, the electronic system failed without fail. Reportedly, every model built had a system failure at some point.
Maserati made the BiTurbo from 1981 to 1994 and is one of the few awful vehicles produced by the company. To be fair, though, the failure was so bad it almost ruined them. In the beginning, the car ran pretty much as you'd expect a more accessible Maserati to run. Decent acceleration and handling didn't make up for how it fell apart after a few years. Initial enthusiasm following decent sales changed into disappointment when it was clear how poorly these vehicles age.
France's automobile manufacturers don't have the most spectacular history in North America, although they have had several successes. The Citroën Pluriel isn't one of them, which was also sold as the Citroën C3. These lemons were called "about as useful as a chocolate teapot" in Top Gear magazine. Despite being marketed as a convenient car to satisfy all your needs, it was unreliable, had terribly designed features, and had a tendency to fill up with water when it rained. Production ended in 2010.
The Peel Trident is a funny-looking thing that makes you stop and look for a few seconds. If you see one in real life, you can tell your friends that this is still one of the smallest cars ever built. It's got three wheels as four wouldn't fit anyway, two of them in front, and a ridiculous bubble for a windshield. Drivers apparently roast alive on hot days because this peculiar design created a sort of greenhouse effect in the cabin.
Ford Mustang II
The Mustang is a classic that's as American as apple pie, a vestige from the glorious muscle car era thankfully still around today. The Mustang II, on the other hand, was a terrible idea. Instead of using the Mustang as a basis, they based it on the Ford Pinto, which was one of the worst cars. Remember the AMC Gremlin? Back in the day, it was said that the Gremlin could match or even outperform the Mustang II. Embarrassing!
While you won't see too many cars with an odd number of wheels in America, this wasn't always the case. As American cars follow a "bigger is better" dogma, Milton Reeves thought that adding more wheels will make for better performance in 1911. He put eight wheels on a 20-foot long vehicle. Even though eight is an even number, when you take a look at the Overland Octoauto you're left with no other conclusion than eight wheels on a car is odd. It was gangly and the handling was atrocious.
The Ford Pinto, the king of bad cars, looked great. They drove well, looked pretty decent, and the fuel economy kept your wallet happy. The only problem was these cars had a tendency to explode in flames the moment you were rear-ended. A federal review found them "unsafe at any speed," and the scandal surrounding the abandoned recall makes this story horrifying. Instead of a more expensive recall, Ford decided to leave these on the streets and pay the cheaper compensation to Pinto victims.
Well that was Fun ; our 6 Week PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURE FROM WWW.THEDADDEST.COM "50 OF THE WORST CARS EVER MADE" Up Shortly another WWW.THEDADDEST.COM Feature ; Of course when finished with this May 24 Issue; go to their site for days of Entertainment
Immediately below is a SPECTACULAR Property . Editor's Note ; An AMAZING HOUSE and PRICED RIGHT
We Now Continue with BETWEEN TWO PALMS with Guest ALYSSA MILANO and Host Murphy Davis. Included in the Presentation were Brief Videos of 2 TV Series : "WHO'S THE BOSS" and a Recent Netflix Series called "INSATIABLE"
Asking A Question is President of The Florida Keys Council of the Arts Elizabeth "Liz" Young
A FEW MORE SECTIONS OF THE MAY 19TH BETWEEN TWO PALMS WITH MURPHY DAVIS AND ALLYSA MILANO ; UP SHORTLY
This Issue ; Due to my Time Constraints has Many of the Weekly Regular Features left out ; so I am calling your attention to View the Last Full Issue of recurring Weekly Features in March 15 https://conta.cc/2OQTFKx
Some of the Recurring Weekly Features are
Our "CRISIS INFO. CTR." ( which has a Large Amount of Contact Info. and Links pertaining to Covid-19 Material ). March 15th.Issue also has the Usual Lead Section with Very Important Contact Info. for "Local Decision Makers & Staffs ". Other Recurring Weekly Features : Dr. John "Jack" Norris & his Medical Info. Videos, Info. From The City of KW & Monroe Co., Mallory Square Improvement Workshops, Zazoo Memorabillia, Links to WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM , WWW.KONKLIFE.COM ,
and you Must Check out their 24/7 Webcam; An Amazing Experience..Of course ; going in person is like I Imagine what the Garden of Eden would be Like .
Feel your stress fade away as you enter our magical world of butterflies. Relax and be amazed as you stroll through our tropical paradise. Walk through a magical and inviting environment filled with hundreds of the most beautiful winged creatures in nature. During your breathtaking journey you will experience an impressive collection of flowering plants, colorful birds, cascading waterfalls and trees that set the stage for the "flowers of the sky." Witness a variety of some 50 to 60 butterfly species from around the world, along with over 20 exotic bird species, all under a climate- controlled, glass enclosed habitat.
In The Learning Center, explore the butterfly anatomy, physiology, life cycle, feeding and migratory world of the Monarch. Also get a rare close up view of a variety of live caterpillars feeding and developing on their host plants. Browse through our unique Gift Shop offering a wide assortment of butterfly and nature related items. Wings of Imagination, the Butterfly Gallery, offers original art work by artist Sam Trophia. The acrylic shadow boxes depict the butterfly's beauty preserved and suspended in art form in a spectrum of colors, shapes and sizes - your perfect piece of art from your vacation in Key West!
Walk Among Hundreds of Living Butterflies and Colorful Birds!
I do believe the 15% Coupon From Last Week is still in effect; give it A TRY
That wraps up our 3 Part Feature on THE KEY WEST BUTTERFLY AND NATURE CONSERVATORY. Of Course after finishing reading this May 24 Issue; go to their Facebook Page for a few Hundred Photos from the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, Go to their Live Webcam & Visit in Person
Registration is open for The College of the Florida Keys’ Summer Adventure Camps. Designed for seven- to 11-year-old children, the one-week sessions provide opportunities to learn, create, and have fun. CFK Summer Adventure Camps run Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a 45-minute lunch break. Camps will begin June 7 and run each week through July 30. Interested parents can learn more by visiting the College’s website at cfk.edu/summer-camps or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
CFK 2021 Summer Adventure Camps:
Art Camp - Discover your artistic capabilities while creating paintings, stories, and sculptures!
June 7 - 11, June 21 - June 25, & July 26 - 30
Code Breakers I - Discover the basics of computer programming, coding, and design using a Raspberry Pi.
June 14 - 18 & July 12 - 16
Code Breakers II - Discover advanced computer programming, coding, and design using a Raspberry Pi2. Campers must have completed Code Breakers I prior to enrollment.
College to hold virtual info session on Construction Apprenticeships
The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) invites prospective students to learn about its Apprenticeships in Construction Technologies at a virtual information session on Wednesday, May 26 at 5:30 p.m. CFK is offering programs throughout the Keys this upcoming fall semester, which begins August 19. Electrical and Carpentry will be offered in Key West, Plumbing and Carpentry will be offered in the middle Keys, and Electrical and HVAC will be offered in the upper Keys.
The virtual information session will help prospective students learn about the trade professions, career outlooks, and CFK’s tuition-free “earn while you learn” programs. Attendees will receive a code to waive the $30 application fee. Registration for the event is required. Visit the College’s website at CFK.edu/apprentice to learn more and to register. For more information or to schedule a personal information session, contact Marissa Owens, CFK Director of Recruitment, at email@example.com or call 305-809-3207.
About CFK’s Apprenticeships in Construction Technologies:
CFK’s Apprenticeships in Construction Technologies offer opportunities to help individuals train and advance in high-wage, high-demand construction careers throughout the Florida Keys. In collaboration with local construction businesses, CFK’s apprenticeship programs provide education and training in all aspects of the respective trades—from conceptual to practical skills. Through its “learn while you earn” model, students are employed full-time with a sponsoring employer that is partnered with CFK. They attend classes, which are tuition-free, while developing their skills through on-the-job training with their sponsor. As apprentice students advance through the program, their progress is rewarded with periodic wage increases. Upon successful program completion, an apprentice will be considered a “journey worker” and will receive a four-level certification by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) as well as a nationally recognized Completion of Apprenticeship certificate by the State of Florida.
BELOW : CFK electrical apprentice Donald Chavez Moreno checks an electrical panel with guidance from Ron Leonard, CFK instructor and Check Electric supervisor.
11) IT'S MY TURN TO DRIVE 9 X 12 WaterColor on Matte Paper
12) PINK HIBISCUS 7 X 10
THE NEXT ISSUE ( MAY 31) WILL HAVE A FEATURE FROM ANOTHER PURPLE ISLE ARTIST : JEANNINE BERSCHEID.
New Exhibition at the KWAHS (Custom House) & Gallery on Greene But First Lothar Speer Tells Us
Lothar Speer, MFA, instructor at The Studios of Key West and the Key West Art Center, is offering ongoing online ZOOM art instruction for all levels conveying the classical drawing and painting methods, along art historical presentations on technique and famous artist’s lives, and all with plenty of humor, passion and a modern twist.
Lothar studied in Vienna’s National Academy of Fine Art where he received a national award for figure drawing and received his BFA from Chicago’s Loyola University and MFA from Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts. His work was shown in galleries and museums here and abroad. For further info please contact him at his cell at (312) 282-316.
Here is a 3 Painting Tease from Nancy Frank's Latest Exhibition Featuring PETER VEY; UP SHORTLY 8 additional Paintings ; better yet go to 606 Greene Street and stop in to say Hi to Nance at Gallery on Greene
The Custom House, LightHouse Keepers Quarters (on Whitehead St.) , East Fort Martello Tower/Museum, Tennessee Williams Museum on Truman Ave.
The Key West Art & Historical Society WWW.KWAHS.ORG Opened a New Permanent Exhibition at The Custom House "ITINERANT PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE 1910s / "Under Construction : Glass Plate Negatives of A.V. Rabenau"
The Key West Art & Historical Society is pleased to announce the opening of “Under Construction: Glass Plate Negatives of A.V. Rabenau,” an exhibition of vintage photographs staged in the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. Curated by Cori Convertito, the exhibition features black and white prints from the original glass plate negatives taken by an itinerant photographer known as A.V. Rabenau.
The negatives were acquired by the Key West Art & Historical Society in late 2020 from a private collector. The collection consists of over sixty early 20th century glass plate negatives taken by Rabenau during a visit to the Florida Keys. Little is known of the photographer, but his striking work suggests he was an experienced professional. He visited the Florida Keys during a pivotal time in its history – the construction of the Overseas Railway. The ‘dry plate’ negatives are not dated, but it is probable that he paid a visit to the island chain sometime between 1909 and 1911.
“Rabenau was not alone in using glass plate negatives to capture images of railroad construction workers. From about 1870 to 1920, many photographers used fragile glass plates to portray daily life,” says Convertito. “Plates were sold in boxes, factory-coated with a gelatin emulsion of silver bromide, available through mail order or at stores in large villages such as Key West. The photographer loaded one negative at a time into their camera, made the exposure, and stored the negative until he or she developed it in a home darkroom.”
Significant portions of Rabenau’s images are staged portraits of the men, women and children living and working on Pigeon Key. Others are portraits of Key West’s residents taken at the time when the photographer established a temporary studio on the island.
“The negatives speak to a special time and place in Florida Keys history,” adds Convertito. “Rabenau never published his photographs, meaning the museum’s recently acquired collection brings never-before-seen images to light. You will not find his striking portraits anywhere else. They are a treasure.”
“Under Construction: Glass Plate Negatives of A.V. Rabenau” launched with an exhibit opening on April 30. that was open to the public. Social distancing and masks was required in order to adhere to local and CDC guidelines. The exhibition runs until September 2021 and is sponsored by the Helmerich Trust and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. For more information call Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305-295-6616 x112, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit kwahs.org/exhibitions. Your Museums. Your Community. It Takes an Island.
IMAGE BELOW : Photograph taken by itinerant photographer A.V. Rabenau of a group of Overseas Railway workers on Pigeon Key in 1910. This image and many others will form part of the Custom House Museum’s upcoming exhibit, “Under Construction: Glass Plate Negatives of A.V. Rabenau” (Photo Credit: Key West Art & Historical Society)
Today, The Key West Botanical Garden Society announces it will honor our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer with free admission. For 11 years the Garden has participated in the Blue Star Museums program, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and museums nationwide.
The Garden will continue to offer the free admission program through Monday, September 6, 2021, Labor Day. This program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance
Rich in biodiversity, the 15-acre garden features two wetland habitats, national and state champion trees, two 1.5-acre butterfly habitats, seasonal flowers, a waterfall wall of tropical plants and two of the last remaining natural freshwater ponds in the Florida Keys. There are 12 self-guided tours which include a Cuban Palm tour and a collection of 9 Cuban Chugs.
The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical 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.
SALT Gallery features woodcuts by Alisa Mealor in May
For the month of May, SALT Gallery (830 Fleming St., www.saltislandprovisions.com) will feature “Arboreal Musings,” a new collection of woodcut relief paintings by local artist Alisa Mealor. Each hand carved and painted piece tells a story through wood and the exhibit is sponsored by a grant from the Anne McKee Artists Fund.
Mealor has been an artist in Key West since 1994. Although she has experimented with various art forms, she is best known as a painter of small works on canvas and as a traditional henna (mehndi) artist. She has sold thousands of original paintings at her sidewalk gallery and continues to evolve, creating new work in new mediums. When she’s not making art, Mealor also facilitates movement and free form dance classes by the sea.
From the time Mealor relocated to Key West, the island itself has served as a source of inspiration for her work. “Key West is a wonderfully colorful place and I love color,” she said. “So many inspirations abound — historical, architectural, literary. I am forever inspired by beauty, especially in nature, so Key West has been conducive to my artistic expressions. This town is full of diverse and talented artists, and there is an abundance of opportunities for emerging and experienced artists alike. I’ve been influenced by the free thinking, open energy of this special island. Key West has a way of gently reminding us to lighten up and relax.”
Mealor created this colorful, whimsical collection in 2020. “There was ample time to reflect on the nature of key west and also time to daydream of faraway places,” she said. “This is a new medium for me. I am learning about woodcut relief art. I am enjoying exploring opportunities to share ideas through this 3-D surface. It requires a lot of patience and planning. It definitely requires a different approach from my previous artwork.”
SALT Gallery features an eclectic collection of local art, local sea salts, jewelry, pottery, wine and Florida Keys honey. Gallery owners Maria Sharpe and Laura Richardson feature a new artist each month at SALT. Mealor’s work will remain on display until the end of May. For more information, call 305-517-6088 or visit www.saltislandprovisions.com.
1) GREEN GODDESS
2) MANGROVE MOMENT
I will ask Laura for some additional works for the May 24th.Issue
ANNA SWEET UP NEXT BUT FIRST AN IMPORTANT GOOD NEWS MESSAGE FROM AIDS HELP MONROE COUNTY
Monday musings.... old town fun sightings plus took advantage of no tourists at Fort Zachary Beach today.
Mmmmmm. Pineapple growing. Looks like the lion is trying to eat it OR he's bored.
The other lion looks like he is laughing!
I keep passing these two mopeds to get downtown and I finally stopped to shoot them.
Stopped to eat lunch at the pocket park at the end of Duval Street. This guy thought we were stopping to feed him!
Fort Zachary Taylor beach. Lovely with no tourists.
Truman Annex home. LOVE the mural on the second floor.
The old bricks in the street prior to paving over them this morning.
More from Roberta DePiero's "Monday Musing" ; Up Shortly
We Continue with Between Two Palms with ALYSSA MILANO. Two others asking Questions : Dr.Aria Uloko and Juan Pablo Alba Dennis
A good amount of time was devoted to a few of Alyssa's Organizations and work she has done with them; There is a South African Aids Group and some Inspirational Minutes where Ms. Milano discusses her Friendship with Ryan White ; A Young Boy with Aids that caught the Spotlight and Heart of the World in the early 80s.
More from Between Two Palms and other The Studios of Key West Great Stuff
A Little of what Anna Sweet has been up to since moving her retail Galleries out of Key West and headed wth Family to the other Sunshine State. Part 1 in the April 12th Issue & Part 2 in the April 19th Issue will have Links to her Current Exhibition and On-Line Sale that was Probably Extended. Here are a few Additional Images from a Press Release she Produced. There were more Images on the Release. To get on her mailing List and to see Hundreds of Brilliant Photgraphic Offerings : WWW.ANNASWEET.COM
Metal Prints are made by infusing the image into specially coated aluminum. This results in photo prints so vivid and life-like, they appear to be lit from within. We use .045" thick, recycled aluminum sheets from ChomaLuxe to produce our high definition, vibrant prints that are eco-friendly, too.
Each piece has an inset Frame that is recessed from the edges of the print, so the print appears to float away from the wall. The 3/4" Deep Inset Frame is Silver with a French Cleat or Wire Hanger.
Paper Print - Unframed
Paper prints are presented as a fine art print on Moab Somerset Museum Rag Paper (unframed). Example image is 20x20. Paper prints include white border.
Paper, Framed, and Metal prints have a production time of 2-3 weeks. All originals arrive in my studio within 2-3 weeks and take approximately 1-2 weeks to complete.
**Custom sizes and edits available upon request
For Greater Details on her One of Kind Unique Processes go to WWW.ANNASWEET.COM and of course Many Addition 'BABE" and "WAVE" Creations. VALENTINA -AMETHYST Below
WE NOW CONTINUE WITH LETTY NOWAK'S CURRENT "JAG GALLERY'S" LATEST EXHIBITION with AD TINKHAM and SHARON McGAULEY
PART 2 FROM AD TINKHAM
THE FIRST FOUR PAINTINGS ARE OIL ON CANVASS
7) BRIGHT MOUNTAIN 12 X 12
8) WATERSPROUT 18 X 22
9) THROUGH THE GAP 15 X 20
10) DARK LOVE 22 X 30
THE NEXT 3 PAINTINGS ARE OIL ON PANEL
11) FIRS#1 8 X 12
12) FIRS#2 8 X 12
13) BIRCHES 8 X 12
PART 2 FROM SHARON McGAULEY UP SHORTLY
The May 31st. Issue also introduces our readers to a 19 Chapter Facebook Feature that is so well done. It is also an AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY SERIES done In an Extremely Funny ; yet INFORMATIVE Style... In fact ; it's called ED'S AUTO REVIEW (EAR).. Here are a few Photos from Episode 16 THE WEIRD CHRYSLER CARS OF THE 1960s; and here is a Link the the entire 12 Minute Video Chapter 18 "COLD CASE " THE DISAPPEARANCE OF PACKARD"