THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE & FRIENDS SUMMER ISSUE 2 - JULY 12, 2021
THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS
SECOND SPECIAL SUMMER HIATUS ISSUE #2.
JULY 12, 2021
Our Summer Issues Contain MORE ART Then Usual
Our Issues always start withTEASE PHOTOS that represent just a few of the many Feature Articles that Appear in this Issue. Our First Photo Below : Artist /Owner The Harrison Gallery & Along with Singer and Songwriter Husband Ben and Adventurer & Nature Conservationist Son Cole (3 of the Nicest People in Town). Helen Entertains Billy Kearins and His Coast Project Camp for Kids
First Three Works of Art
A Feature from Artisan GISELA LLORENS an ART GUILD OF PURPLE ISLES (Upper Keys Artists) "FROM MY GARDEN" Soft Pastel 8 X 10
A New Batch of the 2021 TSKW MNAGO MADNESS Works of Art with the Exhibition and Sale still going on Until July 29. The Special Summer Hiatus Edition Issue #3 Going Out in a few Weeks will contain the Last Batch (About 35 Works). Of Course when this Feature Begins Shortly ; there will be links to the TSKW Website to see ALL 90 Works and Bid on the Ones that are not SOLD Yet. The Two Below are are : "SANDYS CAFE" by BILL KLIPP Photographic Print on Gallery Wrapped Canvas 17 X 17. "MANGO LADY" by MESCI Acrylic 11 X 13
This Issue has a TEASE for the Next Issue which starts a NEW Photographic Feature from "VINTAGE TODAY" Popular You Tube Content Provider ; Called " 64 MOST UUNERVING HISTORICAL YOU WONT FIND IN TEXT BOOKS"
The Video Link to an Awesome You Tube Provider from 'ED'S AUTOMOTIVE REVIEW". Ed ( No Relation) has an OH SO INTERESTING 20+ 12 Minute Episodes on the "HISTORY OF AUTOMOBILES". This Issue shows You Episode #1 "THE TAILFIN WARS OF THE LATE 1950S"
The FKSPCA's LATEST Bunch of Adoptions; KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK
OUTSTANDING Photographer ANNA SWEET 4th of July Offerings. Of course Most of you know Anna from her Local Galleries that recently closed ; Since She & Family Moved to California. Of course ; As Most of you know Anna Sweet is still very active in Marketing Globally with her E-Mail News Letters and website WWW.ANNASWEET.COM . Her One of Kind Unique Pre and Post Photographic Production is Spectacular and her Techniques are Described in her Website and Latest E-Mail Offering ( Which I Link in this Issue)
CFK 'THE COLLEGE OF THE FLORIDA KEYS" Graduates Law Enforcement Academies in Key West & Upper Keys Campuses
LATEST OFFERINGS and Exhibitions from ZAZOO Fine Art and Photographic. Hundreds of Memorabilia Hanging. You can spend the entire day with Jason and James looking at their Year Round Hanging Exhibitions. Below are a few Items from ZAZOO Owner and Artist DON ORIOLO Involving John Lennon. Also in the ZAZOO Feature in This Issue a few Drawings from John Lennon + a Few Pieces of Marilyn Monroe Memorabilia
The City of Key West and Monroe County Weekly Features. Below is a Feature from The City Featuring a Re-Build Project that they did with Home Depot
MONROE COUNTY MAYOR MICHELLE COLDIRON APPOINTED TO VICE CHAIR OF SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE, BOARD OF ICG, & RECEIVES ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATION
The 2021 ART GARDEN from THE KEY WEST TROPICAL FOREST & GARDEN. Below 'ROSEATE BILL" from BOB D'ANTONIO
Exhibition from SALT ISLAND PROVISIONS GALLERY and ANN LORRAINE. Below Ann stands in front of One of Two Pieces of Hers in the KW FIRE HOUSE MUSEUM.
The Last LIVE Performance of the 2020 / 2021 Season from the SOUTH FLORIDA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Also a Treat Video from their LIVE Performance at the North Beach Band Shell "Peter and the Wolf"
We Continue the Photographic Feature "52 VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS OF LIFE IN FLORIDA DURING THE 1920S"
RE-VISITING a Long Running Feature of 500 + Classic Automobiles from 1920- Present from the LI NY Car Group "GOLD COAST CRUISERS". Their Biggest Yearly Exhibition at Morgan Park LI NY (Glen Cove). Our Special Summer Hiatus Issues will Feature Just a Few of the 1000 Photographs I took from their 2019 Show , WWW.GOLDCOASTCRUISERS.COM
A Few of Our Favorite Artists
MICHAEL CHEVAL Hanging Year Round at Wyland Gallery Key West
ADAM SCOTT ROTE Hanging Year Round at the Key West Gallery
JIM WARREN Hanging Year Round at Wyland Gallery Key West.
DEBORAH J MOORE Hanging Year Round at The Key West Art Center
KAREN BEAUPRIE Hanging Year Round at The Key West Art Center & GingerBread Square Gallery
JANE WASHBURN Hanging Year Round at The GingerBread Square Gallery
MAGGIE RULEY Hanging Year Round at her Island Inspirations & Key West Art Center
JIM SALEM HangingYear Round at his Cocco and Salem Gallery
MIKE ROONEY Hanging Year Round at The Gallery on Greene
WITH APOLOGIES TO THE HUNDREDS OF MY FAVORITE ARTISTS; I TRY MY BEST THROUGH OUT THE YEAR TO FEATURE YOU FREQUENTLY; and of course thanks for sharing your work with our 7800+ Weekly Readers. Editor's Note : "As Most of you know my Database has a Large % of Art Lovers-Artists- & Gallery Owners, Museum - Nature -Theatre Group Staffs & Non Profit-Conservation Staffs".
Through Out the Year (Every Year) We Feature Most of the 60 Plus Galleries in Key West. When I ran for Key West Mayor in 2016 One of my Top Platforms was to INCREASE PROMOTION of Key West's BRILLAINT 60 PLUS GALLERIES, MUSEUMS, THEATRE GROUPS, & NATURE VENUES.
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE : From the Monroe County Library System on July 21 at the KW Branch "LIBRARY HEMMINGWAY DAYS"
Hello Everyone ; THIS IS THE SECOND SUMMER HIATUS EDITION ISSUE #2 of THE 2020 / 2021 Season. I Publish 8 Summer Issues; usally spaced out 2 or 3 weeks apart.
The Summer Issues will have hardly any Event Information or Material from our Regular Contributing Editors. The Summer Issues will Contain A GREATER AMOUNT of ART AND PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURES.
Special Summer Hiatus Issue#3 will be Out End of July. As I have mentioned for many years ; the other Publications that will give you timely important ON-LINE Information : Links to WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM , WWW.KONKLIFE.COM ,
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.
Our Last Issue : FIRST SPECIAL SUMMER HIATUS EDITION #1 had 27 Works of Art from the 2021 MANGO MADNESS that went out June 28, 2021; Here is the Link https://conta.cc/3y8opbj
29) "MANGO SHEEN" by RENNIE DISRUD-JORIS 13 x 26 Acrylic, Spray Paint, Plywood, Barnyard Frame (Sold)
30) "IT'S RAINING MANGOES by MARGO ELLIS 25 X 30 QUILT Fabric Stiching, Beads, Sparkels
31) "UNDER A MNAGO MOON" by ANNAMARIE GIORDANO 33 X 27 Pastel
32) "MANGO ABSTRACTION by BILL HARTMAN 36 X 29 WaterColor
33) "FIESTA MOONLIGHT MANGO" by PATRICK HAYES AKA PATTICAKES 12 X 5 Mixed Media on Canvas, Gold, Gemstones, & Ceramics
34) "DEUS EX MACHINA" by MARK HEDDEN 25.5 X 19 Archival Inks on Hahnemuhl Photo Rag
35) "LASTING : IMPERMANENCE" by ERIKA HEFFERNAN
36) "MANGO PAISLEY by PAT HENRIQUES 2 X 3 Fine Silver, Enamel Sunstone, Sterling
THE FIRST 28 ITEMS OF THIS EXHIBITION WAS IN THE FIRST SPECIAL SUMMER HIATUS EDITION ISSUE#1 JUNE 28, 2021. CLICK LINK TO SEE THAT ISSUE : https://conta.cc/3y8opbj OF COURSE YOU CAN CLICK THE TSKW LINKS TO SEE ALL THE ITEMS IN THE SHOW. Below was Item #8 "MAN GRITTED" by JILL BENADO 16 X 12 Photograph. We continue with Items 37-43 Up Shortly
UP SHORTLY; MORE OF "VINTAGE PHOTOS OF LIFE IN FLORIDA DURING THE 1920s." From You Tube Provider "Yesterday Today Tribute"
Key West ART in the GARDEN 2021
Opens at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden
Key West, Florida Keys – The Key West Art in the Garden exhibit has opened at the Key West Tropical Forest showcasing 30 large outdoor pieces from local artists. Each piece is crafted from recycled materials and fits into the natural beauty and backdrop of the forest. This special exhibit runs through July 31, 2021. It is funded by the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and the Tourist Development Council.
Twenty-one artists are featured: Perry Arnold, Markus Baenziger, Bonnie Briscoe-Blacklock, John Boone, Clyde Butcher, Richard Cook ,Tim Marshall Curtis, Bob d’Antonio, Susann d’Antonio, Ben Gatski, Lois Giffen, John Martini, Lauren McAloon, Jim Racchi, Jodell Roberts, Jackie Sanchez, Sandy Sun, Gale Upmal, Chris Welts, Orvelo Wood and Louis Zaslow. Art Garden committee members are: Jackie Sanchez, Susann D’Antonio & Nancy LaRe. Art pieces are for sale direct from the artists.
The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island and is open Daily 10AM – 4PM. For more information please contact 305-296-1504 or www.keywest.garden.
The Garden is publically owned and operated as a passive, natural resource-based public outdoor recreational site.
Thanks Misha for the Heads Up ; I love walking around the Gardens and trails, and hanging by the lake.
Mr. Misha D. McRAE. Executive Director. Key West Botanical Garden Society. (305) 296-1501 ofc. (305) 363-9828 mbl.
(305) 296-2242 fax
16) "VIEW" by MARKUSBAENZIGER
17) "MERMAID MIRAGE" by BONNIE BRISCOE-BLACKLOCK
18) "NOT A CLUE" by SUZANNE D'ANTONIO
19) "ROSEATE BILL" by BOB D'ANTONIO
20) "SMALL TREE WITH BLOOM" by JACKIE SANCHEZ
21) "SMALL TREE" by JACKIE SANCHEZ
THE SPECIAL SUMMER HIATUS EDITION ISSUE #1 6-28-2021 had PART 1 OF 2 ( Pt. 2 This Issue). Click the Link to see the First 15 Works in the ART GARDEN https://conta.cc/3y8opbj. THE TWO BELOW ARE PART OF THE 15 INSERTED LAST WEEK AND ARE : 5) " BLUE BELLS" by BOB D'ANTONIO
6) "KEY HERON" by TIM MARSHALL.
MORE "ART GARDEN" 2021 by the KEY WEST TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANICAL GARDEN; UP SHORTLY
As Most of you know; every year we try to go to the Glen Cove LI NY "GOLD COAST CRUISER" Classic Auto Show held in Morgan Park (right on the North Shore of the Long Island Sound) with 500 Plus Cars. The 2019 / 2020 Issues Featured about 750 Photos. Their Last Show was June 27, 2021; and I was not able to attend. I am seeing if I can get photos from the 2021 Show to share; However if I can't ; I'll continue to do ENCORE FEATURES OF THEIR 2019 SHOW in our Special Summer Hiatus Edition Issues this Summer.
Anna Sweet as Most Know had a few Galleries on and off of Duval Street. Her Photographic Work is a One of a Kind UNIQUE Post Production Effort; as well as Brilliant Shooting as ALL us Photographers will acknowledge. Her "WAVES" Series makes you take a Breath of Fresh Air
( even if you are Thousands of Miles from Water); and of Course her "BABES" Series combines the Magnificence of the Female Form with Brilliant Photographic Skills and Once again Brilliance in her UNIQUE POST PRODUCTION. Here is the URL that was sent out over the past Holiday ; so you can see the Exact E-mail as sent out
Tiffany, Tammy, Anima, Jane and the entire Crew at the FKSPCA WWW.FKSPCA.ORG Send Regards and remind you to check out their ADOPTION area on their website https://fkspca.org/adopt/. They sent over 6 MORE Animals for Adoption.
Coco is a 7-year-old female labrador retriever mix.
Andy is a 2-½-year-old male shepherd mix.
Emmanuel is an 11-month-old male domestic shorthair mix.
Chi Chi is a 7-year-old female domestic shorthair mix.
Ally is a 4-year-old female domestic shorthair mix.
Zippy is a 2-year-old female American rabbit.
The Florida Keys SPCA is dedicated to promoting the humane treatment of all animals through compassionate care, adoption, education, population control and humane law enforcement.
The FKSPCA is a 501(c)(3) corporation. Tax ID# 65-0891564
Editor's Note : Thanks to EVERYONE at The South Florida Symphony Orchestra and the Brilliant Performers that Played FTL and Key West. Have an Outstanding Summer. I do believe when the Summer is Over ; that Live Performances will be close to Normal
South Florida Symphony presents the final program of the Summer With the Symphony Series -- limited-seating, socially distanced chamber concerts, performed at Center for Spiritual Living Ft. Lauderdale and Temple Israel of Greater Miami's Gumenick Chapel.
Experience the power of live music while you enjoy what has often been called the greatest French piano trio of the 19th century (Piano Trio No 2 in E Minor, Op. 92), by Camille Saint-Saëns; along with a septet for strings and piano by Ellen Zwilich, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music.
THE SPECIAL SUMMER HIATUS EDITION ISSUE #3 GOING OUT SOMETIME AROUND JULY 28 WILL HAVE MANY ADDITIONAL WORKS FROM THE ARTISANS . Once again if you go to the site WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM you can see ALL the Works.
41) "LOW HANGING FRUIT" by GARTH HOLTKAMP 7.25 X 24 Acrylic on Wood
42) "FLORA" by MARGE HOLTZ 30 X 36 Quilt : Fiber Art
43) "SUGARLOAF MANGOES" by JUNE HUDSON 15 X 15 Acrylic
MORE 2021 SUMMER MANGO MADNESS; UP SHORTLY; THE SPECIAL SUMMER HIATUS EDITION ISSUE #3 (Published the last few days in July) will have a NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURE FROM "VINTAGE TODAY" called "64 MOST UNNERVING HISTORICAL PHOTOS YOU WON'T FIND IN TEXT BOOKS"; Not sure this is a proper title since many of the Photographs are not shocking but ALL are Historically Intersting. Here are a few Examples from this Photographic Feature starting in the Next Issue.
Our Last Isue ; Season ending 2010 / 2021 : May 31, 2021 had these Wyland Artisans Inserted : Wyland, Cheval, Steve Barton, & Jim Warren. Of course go to their website to Hundreds of works on display in Key West ; as well as click my Issue Link to see a few pieces :
The Special Issue #3 will feature more from (Wyland, Walfrido Garcia, Stephen Harlan, David Wight James Coleman, Clarita Brinkerhoff & Stephen Muldoon)
Of course Go to the Wyland Website to see the 9 mentioned artists above. Better Yet Go in Person to see the Hundreds of Magnificient Items / Artists also Featured in the Next Issue : Which also include : Krystiano DaCosta, Oryan, Oscar Zanetti, Barry Stein, Jim Warren, & Wendy Norton & Other Artisans
THANKS MISHA McRAE and the Entire Staff at The Key West Botanical Garden & Tropical Forest; and Of Course Thanks to the Many Artisans / Gardeners that Build and Display Most EVERY YEAR SUCH GREAT OUTDOOR WORKS.
The Other Season Finale besides our May 31, 2021 Issue is from JOHN "JACK" NORRIS. Since March 2020 he has almost everyday Produced a Brief IMPORTANT VIDEO (somedays a few Featured Videos in ONE DAY). Dr. Norris gave The Keys an amazing amount of Timely and Accurate Covid-19 Material; and DESERVES THE SUMMER OFF. Of Course ;knowing Dr. Norris I'm sure he will CONTINUE to DISSEMINATE INFORMATION. Thanks Dr. Norris for all the BRILLIANT INFORMATION that you and your staff have given us that have saved MANY LIVES; and SO HELPED US ALL WITH ACCURATE TIMELY RESPONSIBLE INFORMATION.
HERE IS THE LAST VIDEO HE DID IN THE 2020 / 2021 SEASON May 26, 2021. I do have his entire 2020 / 2021 Video URL Links since we Published ALL of them.If you go back to the March 15 2021 Issue you will find links to the last 14 Months of Dr. Norris Videos : https://conta.cc/2OQTFKx and here is the May 26, 2021 URL Video Link Below
DR. JOHN "JACK" NORRIS has been one of the LEADERS in Helping out The Keys Understand what has been going on with this Pandemic; and also makes Frequent Appearances at the Key West Bi Monthly Commission / Mayoral Meetings and Monroe County Meetings. He is one of the LEADING Voices of Reason. Thank You. Please GO TO HIS FACEBOOK PAGE TO SEE HIS LATEST VIDEOS FOR UPDATED COVID-19 INFORMATION
Dr. John "Jack" Norris Receives an Honor from The Conch Nation
WE CONTINUE WITH "52 VINTAGE PHOTOS OF LIFE IN FLORIDA DURING THE 1920s" from Popular You Tube Content Provider "YESTERDAY / TODAY TRIBUTE". THIS ISSUE HAS PART 1; THE NEXT ISSUE HAS PART 2
OUR SPECIAL SUMMER HIATUS EDITION ISSUE #3 WILL HAVE PART 2 OF OUR PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURE "FLORIDA IN THE 1920s". WE NOW CONTINUE WITH PART 2 OF THE GOLD COAST CRUISER AUTO SHOW FROM 2019
OUR SPECIAL SUMMER HIATUS EDITION ISSUE#3 WILL HAVE A FEW NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURES AS WELL AS MORE "LIFE IN FLORIDA IN THE 1920S" and "GOLD COAST CRUISER" CLASSIC CARS. Salt Island Provisions Gallery Up Next with the ANN LORRAINE Exhibition, More MANGO MADNESS, & COCCO and SALEM GALLERY ; BUT FIRST MORE FROM ANNA SWEET
"DOUBLE LAYER SURFBOARD" A FEW DIFFERENT SIZES AVAILABLE : PICTURED 58 X 17
"BLACK SAND COFFEE TABLE"
Thanks Anna Sweet for Sharing with our 7800 + Weekly readers your BRILLIANT PHOTOGRAPHIC ART / TALENTS. I SO MISS COMING INTO YOUR GALLERIES TO VISIT WITH YOU, MOM , AND YOUR STAFF. California is the way to go; I have often thought that someday ; getting together 4 or 5 good friends and getting a place on the Pacific Highway. Of course I will keep my Houses in KW and LI NY.
For the month of July, SALT Gallery (830 Fleming St., www.saltislandprovisions.com) will feature “Key West Summer,” a collection of works by legendary Key West artist Ann Lorraine. To celebrate, SALT will host an opening reception at the gallery from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, July 2.
Lorraine was raised in Kennett, Mo., and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Memphis Academy of Art. She has lived in Key West since 1974 and is well-known for her award-winning Fantasy Fest costumes and giant animated floats and for her work as window designer for Fast Buck Freddie’s department store on Duval Street for nearly a quarter century.
Lorraine’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited in galleries and shows in Taiwan, Laos, Thailand and the United States. Her first Key West one-woman show was at East Martello Museum in 1975, featuring her art from the Orient. Her last one-woman show was at the Studios of Key West in 2012, “Window Wonderlands & Fantasy Floats – 23 years of legendary floats, windows and exotic creations.” In addition to her visual art, Lorraine has illustrated two books. Her first book of drawings, “An American Artist Looks at Taiwan” was published after living in the Far East for several years.
Despite a career that has already spanned decades, Lorraine is still actively working as an artist in Key West. Her newest exhibit, “Key West Summer,” is a compilation of both never-before-seen works created over the last few years and a handful of pieces from early on in her Key West career.
“My ‘Key West Summer’ art show was inspired by the many things I love about Key West in the summer,” Lorraine said. “It includes some of my favorite drawings and paintings from my private collection, like ‘Woman on White Street,’ one of my first Key West paintings. They join my many paintings completed during last year’s shutdown.”
“Ann Lorraine is a true Key West legend,” said gallery co-owner Laura Richardson. “It’s an absolute honor to show her work at SALT and we are so excited to get her paintings and drawings back into the public eye!”
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. Lorraine’s work will remain on display until July 29. For more information, call 305-517-6088 or visit www.saltislandprovisions.com.
THE TWO IMAGES BELOW ARE A PAINTING THAT HANGS IN THE FIREHOUSE MUSEUM AND THEN "THE MISFITS FOR THAT DANCE THROUGH LIFE"
WWW.TSKW.ORG for many months this year has been producing a Very Popular Live Broadcast "BETWEEN TWO PALMS" Featuring Many Interesting Performers. Go the Studios Website to see the "BETWEEN TWO PALMS" events Tribute. We now Continue with the 2021 TSKW SUMMER MEMBER'S MANGO MADNESS
45) "THE SPARKLE OF MANGOES" by ABIGAIL HOUFF 5 X 14 Semi-Precious & Precious Gemstones
46) "SUNSET AT FORT ZACHERY BEACH" by SANJA KUTNJAK ZORAN IVKOVICH 11 X 11 Fused Glass
47) "MANGOES IN MAY" by JASMINE JONES 36 X 48 Alcohol Inks & Resins
48) "SQUARE ONE by ANN LORRAINE LABRIOLA 24 X 36 Ceremics
49) "PICK ONE FOR ME by LINDA KLIPP 17 x 17 Digital Photography on Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic
50) "SANDYS CAFE" by BILL KLIPP 24 X 16 Photographic Print on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
51) "TWINS" by KRISTYN LAMOIA 17.5 x 17.5 Pencil, Digital
52) "NICE MANGOES" by LOUIS LaFERRIERE 12 X 16 Ink Print on Vinyl Sheet
53) "AN OFFERING" by DORA IVKOVICH 16 X 20 Acrylic on Canvas
MORE 2021 TSKW MEMBER'S SUMMER MANGO MADNESS EXHIBITION AND SALE JUNE 3- JULY 29; Up Shortly.
The Executive staff that Produces "BETWEEN TWO PALMS" and of course the Daily Operations. With Board President Stephen Kitsakos and Executive Director Jed Dodds
GO TO THE FINAL ISSUE OF THE 2020 / 2021 SEASON MAY 31 , 2021 TO SEE THE "BETWEEN TWO PALMS" with RICHARD KIND.
We Featured a few of their Artists in the Special Summer Hiatus Edition Issue #1 ; click link for that issue https://conta.cc/3y8opbj
Below "REFLECTIONS" by MARYLENE PRONER 26 X 36 Acrylic on Canvas
THE NEXT SPECIAL SUMMER HIATUS ISSUE#3 WILL HAVE ADDITIONAL WORKS FROM JIM SALEM, CAROL A BRUNO, CURTIS ERICKSON, JUDITH AND STANLEY ZABAR, JANIS FITCH, SUSAN SYKES, and MIA TAVONATTI AND OTHER ADDITIONAL ARTISANS THAT HANG YEAR ROUND at COCCO AND SALEM
MATERIALS FROM the GINGERBREAD SQUARE GALLERY, EFFUSION GALLERY, & ALAEN LEDESMA FERNANDEZ and HIS EXHIBITION AT THE FLORIDA KEYS COUNCIL OF THE ARTS UP SHORTLY; BUT FIRST
ED'S AUTOMOTIVE REVIEW ; This is an EXTREMELY INTERSTING SERIES OF 20+ ENTERTAINING 12 MINUTE VIDEOS with HUNDREDS OF PHOTOS OF CLASSIC CARS. Each Episode tells a Story : A few are ; The History of the Luxury Car, The "FIN" Wars, History of the "MUSCLE Car", The Weird Chrysler Cars of the Early 1960s, Episode #2 "The Origins of the Woody, I believe EPS#6 "The Origin of the Electric Car". The May 31, 2021 https://conta.cc/3uBj9un had an Extensive Feature from Stills I shot from Episode # 16 "THE DISAPEARANCE OF PACKARD" . My Stills do not do justice to the BRILLIANT EDITING and Story Telling / Entertainment that Ed gives in Every Video Episode. Here is the URL Video Link to Episode 16 "THE DISSAPEARANCE OF PACKARD" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY_uVeOTTGA&t=337s
and here is EPISODE #1 "THE TAILFIN WARS OF THE LATE 1950s"
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54) "MANGO BABY by KATHY LeTARTE 13 X 17 Oil (Sold)
55) "I'VE SEEN THIS MOVIE BEFORE" by YOLANDER V. MALONY 20 X 30 Acrylic
56) "SEA SECRETS by LISA A. MARTIN 11 X 10 Washed Ashore Sea Sponges
57) "MIKEY'S RETURN #6 by JOHN MARTINI 25 X 35 Pastel , Charcoal on Paper
58) " EARLY BLOOM" by TORY MATA 11 X 14 Acrylic on Panel
59) " DANIEL" by DAINE MAY 28 X 90 Wood, Acrylic, Fiber, & Metal
60) "VESSEL SERIES : RED LIGHT GREEN LIGHT" by LAUREN P. McALOON 24 X 108 Cuban Chug Oar, Vintage Car Lenses, Raku Ceramic, Steel, Glass Bottles, & Plywood
WE CONTINUE WITH THE 2021 MANGO MADNESS FROM WWW.TSKW.ORG ;BUT FIRST A MESSAGE FROM MONROE COUNTY
WWW.MONROECOUNTY-FL.GOV 1100 SIMONTON STREET 305-294-4641 Public Information Officer KRISTEN LIVENGOOD Kristen@Monroecounty-fl.gov
TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN PUBLIC MEETING TO BE HELD VIRTUALLY JULY 14
MONROE COUNTY, FL – A public meeting for the development of the Transportation Master Plan will be held virtually Wednesday, July 14 at 5 p.m. via Zoom. Monroe County is in the process of preparing a Transportation Master Plan that will provide future direction for U.S. 1 within Monroe County. The goal of this meeting is to gain input and feedback from locals and visitors on transportation issues.
The study's objective is to identify transportation needs, develop goals and objectives, and develop an action plan to meet those goals. The action plan will identify potential short-term solutions (1-5 years), mid-term (6-10 years), and long-term solutions (10-20 years). These solutions may include roadway, signal, signage, and marking improvements to address traffic issues and/or multimodal solutions addressing the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, and public transit.
MONROE COUNTY MAYOR MICHELLE COLDIRON APPOINTED TO VICE CHAIR OF SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE, BOARD OF ICG, & RECEIVES ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATION
MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County Mayor Michelle Coldiron was recently appointed as vice chairwoman of the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Water and Environmental Sustainability (WES) Committee and to the board of the Institute for County Government. Coldiron has been a FAC member since being elected to the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners in 2018 and also recently graduated from the Advanced County Commissioner II program at the FAC annual conference in Orlando.
The WES Committee is tasked with developing and recommending an annual statewide legislative platform for counties based on the issue areas under their jurisdiction. The committee considers all state and federal issues related to water and environmental policy, including water quality, quantity and infrastructure, funding issues, interstate issues, waste and pollution, utilities and energy, and resiliency.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be appointed vice-chair of this committee,” said Coldiron. “I look forward to continuing to advocate for Florida Keys water quality issues while on this committee.”
In addition, Coldiron’s Advanced County Commissioner II designation follows the completion of a comprehensive study program. She was also appointed to the Institute for County Government (ICG) board, which oversees the program. The ICG was created to enhance the leadership skills of county officials, facilitate innovative thinking and action, and enable counties to prosper in the 21st century.
“The amount of knowledge and networking exchanged in this program is immeasurable,” Coldiron said. “I’ve had the opportunity to make numerous connections with commissioners across the state, which continues to benefit the well-being of our county.”
The Florida Association of Counties represents the diverse interests of Florida’s counties, especially the importance of protecting home rule – the concept that government closest to the people governs best – through advocacy, education, and collaboration.
Photo Contributed BELOW
Monroe County Mayor Michelle Coldiron is presented her Advanced County Commissioner II designation at last week’s Florida Association of Counties conference in Orlando. In addition, she was named vice chairwoman of the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Water and Environmental Sustainability (WES) Committee and to the board of the Institute for County Government.
Artist Don Oriolo shares his passion in a great tribute
Limited edition of 25 prints on paper.
Hand-signed by the artist Don Oriolo.
Measures approx. 24 5/8" x 26 5/8" framed.
Gallery price $695.
Please call me at 305-294-8925 or email me at James@zazooartgallery.com to order your signed animation art today. Best regards, James Curken, Managing Art Consultant, Zazoo Fine Art Gallery, 622 Duval Street. Key West, FL. 33040, Ph. 305.294.8925
We are pleased to offer hard to find
Erotic Bag One Suite lithographs.
Hand-signed by John Lennon!
' Erotic John '
The original drawing for this print was part of a series of
drawings John Lennon gave to Yoko Ono as a wedding gift.
John Lennon studied art at the Liverpool Art Institute
from 1957 - 60.
In interviews John described art as his first love.
In 1970 exhibitions were arranged of the Bag One Suite,
14 lithographs depicting scenes from John and Yoko’s
wedding and honeymoon.
These lithographs are numbered and signed in pencil by
The London Arts Gallery on New Bond Street (now a Burberry store), opened the show on 15 January 1970 – though the exhibition was doomed not to run its course. The very next
day, Scotland Yard’s Obscene Publications Squad,
entered the gallery, charged the owner
Eugene Schuster under the 1830 law forbidding “ profane, indecent or obscene ” drawings or images and
seized eight of the prints.
Later the Magistrate - Harmsworth dismissed the case, finding that Lennon’s drawings were “ unlikely to deprave or corrupt. ”
Please call me at 305-294-8925 or email me at James@zazooartgallery.com to order your signed John Lenon Lithographs today. Best regards, James Curken, Managing Art Consultant, Zazoo Fine Art Gallery, 622 Duval Street. Key West, FL. 33040, Ph. 305.294.8925
UP SHORTLY A FEATURE FROM ZAZOO Showing a Few Marilyn Monroe Memorabilia Items
A Group of Upper Keys Artists " THE ART GUILD OF THE PURPLE ISLES" WWW.AGPI.US.
92600 Overseas Hwy,Tavernier
THIS WEEK WE FEATURED GISELA LLORENS. OUR SPECIAL SUMMER HIATUS EDITION ISSUE #3 WILL FEATURE AN ADDITIONAL ARTIST FROM "THE ART GUILD OF THE PURPLE ISLES"
These Paintings below were Inserted in the Special Summer Hiatus Edition Issue #1; with a TOTAL OF 25 PAINTINGS IN SPECIAL ISSUE#1: Click AGAIN :https://conta.cc/3y8opbjto SEE ALL 25 WORKS OF ART
BELOW IS #18
18) Mickey Frankel, “Chickadees on Cherry Blossoms”, 14.5x11.5, Watercolor
19) Mary Bonde, “LOL”, 24x21, Oil on Canvas
20) Gisela Llorens, “Over the Cottage”, 12x24, Soft Pastel
21) Maria Perry, “Plein Air- Fla Keys”, 16x20, Acrylic
22) Jean Frey, “Sunny Corner”, 8x10, Pastel
23) David Bader, “mit Gutem Beispiel lehren”, 16x16, Oil
24) Paula Friedman, “Approaching Storm”, 18x20, Oil
HERE ARE A JUST A FEW OF THE SO MANY GREAT MEDIA INFORMATION ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE CITY IN THE PAST MONTH. THE SPECIAL EDITION SUMMER ISSUES WILL CONTINUE WITH A FEW OF THE ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE PAST MONTH. THANKS ALYSON AND THE ENTIRE STAFF AT THE CITY FOR THE EXCELLENT JOB AND KEEPING OUR 7800+ WEEKLY READERS INFORMED.
The volunteer effort to rebuild a home that was lost to fire over two years just got a huge boost, and the house is nearing completion. Key West Home Depot and Marathon Home Depot combined to generously donate all the materials needed to sheet rock the new Galveston Lane home of Miss Alelia Butler. In January of 2019, the Fire Department responded to a fire at 813 Galveston Lane just before 4 a.m. to find a mobile home fully engulfed in flames. The homeowner, Miss Butler, barely got out alive, but she lost everything. The community responded immediately. Thanks to an amazing group of people, led by Key West Fire Department Capt. Jason Barroso and the generous donations of many, construction is nearing completion on her new home.
“We made a major step towards completing Ms. Butler new home,” said Capt. Barroso. “Leo the driver for Home Depot went above and beyond in helping deliver the sheet rock and materials. We had 10 off-duty Key West Fire Department Firefighters who volunteered on the day off to unload and bring all the sheetrock down Galveston Lane.” In addition, Professional Plastering Designs, Inc. (PPD) volunteered with Gerry Jimenez owner, work crews, and PPD family members installing all the sheetrock on Saturday. Arnolds Towing, Shayne Arnold, Melinda, and Vic volunteered their services by sending a flatbed truck to transport additional materials needed to complete the sheetrock installation. Capt. Barroso thanked Greg Sullivan and crews with Waste Management for picking up all the debris after the sheetrock was installed. “On behalf of Ms. Butler and myself I would like to thank all the team members involved that donated their time, treasure, and talent into making Ms. Butler new home come true,” he said. “This has been an incredible outpouring of support and I would like to acknowledge the effort that was put forth by each one of these amazing volunteers!”
Here are the team members who volunteered:
KWFD Off Duty Firefighters who volunteered: Isaac Bixler, Kyle Williams, Tom Bouchard, Todd Means, Rosco Mosblech, Freddy Varela, Jr., Jack Walker, Logan Neller, Kevin Hernandez, and Darren Miller.
Key West & Marathon Home Depot: Michael Cavey, Store Manager Key West; Shelley Vargas, Store Manager Marathon; Eddie Vargas, Supervisor Pro Desk Key West; Jennifer Cepero, Associate Key West; Anwar Dudley, Assistant Store Manager Key West; Leo,Key West Home Depot Delivery Driver.
Professional Plastering Designs, Inc.: Gerardo Gerry Jimenez, owner, Jario Santiago, foreman, Antoni Santiago, supervisor, and all of PPD work crews and family.
Arnolds Towing, Inc.: Shayne Arnold, Melinda Oviedo, and Vic.
THIS IS A SPECIAL SUMMER HIATUS ISSUE#2 ; and will contain less Event and Information Materials. The March 15 Issue https://conta.cc/2OQTFKx will have MANY OF THESE FEATURES THAT ARE NOT IN THIS ISSUE.
HERE ARE A FEW LINKS :
Our "CRISIS INFO. CTR." ( which has a Large Amount of Contact Info. and Links pertaining to Covid-19 Material AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS ISSUE ). 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 ,
ALSO FOUND IN THE MARCH 15 AND PRIOR ISSUES LINKS TO :
WWW.KWLS.ORG (Key West Literary Seminar) Presents "Old Town Literary Walking Tours" ( + Registration for the 2022 Literary Series). WWW.KEYSLIBRARY.ORG , Chef Martha Hubbard Virtual Cooking Classes http://islecookkeywest.com/marthahubbard , MOTE-REEF RELIEF-KW WILDLIFE CENTER- ECO DISCOVERY CENTER-FKSPCA- DR. DAVID VAUGHAN'S "PLANT A MILLION CORALS-KEY WEST TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANICAL GARDEN-FWC- KEY WEST BUTTERFLY & NATURE CONSERVATORY
Here are a few more LINKS and the March 15 Issue has many addition Links and Recurring Featuring https://conta.cc/2OQTFKx
Some of the Recurring Weekly Features are : ALL the Theatres and Art Galleries in Town, Friends of the KW Library and the KW Library, The South Fla. Symphony Orchestra WWW.SOUTHFLORIDASYMPHONY.ORG 954-522-8445 , Key West Business Guild WWW.GAYKEYWESTFL.COM , The Studios of Key West WWW.TSKW.ORG , The Key West Art and Historical Society WWW.KWAHS.ORG , SOS FOUNDATION WWW.SOSFOUNDATION.ORG , Daashia Cochran, a Video Featuring 5 Groundhogs (SO FUNNY: Here is the Video LINK :
2 More Links : MCSO WWW.KEYSSO.NET , College of the Florida Keys WWW.CFK.EDU 305-296-9082 5901 College Rd. In our Issues LINKS to 60+ Art Gallery Websites and Hundreds More Websites from Organizations that have been sending me info. the Last 9 Years
& Additional Eco-Nature-Animal-Wildlfe Features. The April 12 Issue also has our usual weekly section giving you the Past Year of Issue Links Through Constant Contact URL Links https://conta.cc/3sgbwbT
A few Months ago we had a 3 part / Week Feature ; click links to see Photos; better yet go to the Facebook Page to see Hundreds of Photos and the 24/ 7 Webcam ( Like living in the Garden of Eden). Of Course ; Best Yet; Go in Person.
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!
CFK graduates law enforcement academies in Key West and Upper Keys
The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) recently celebrated the graduations of two basic law enforcement (BLE) academies. A ceremony was held on June 10 at the Key West Campus for BLE #77, a Key West-based academy, followed by a ceremony at Coral Shores High School on June 18 for BLE #76, an Upper Keys-based academy. A total of 12 cadets, four from BLE #77 and eight from BLE #76, successfully completed the 770-hour training program. Upon passing the state certification exam, each will be eligible to become a Florida Law Enforcement Officer.
Cathy Torres, Director of CFK’s Institute for Public Safety, recognized top performing graduates with special accolades at each event. From BLE #77, Class Captain Jennifer Ketcham earned a Leadership and “Top Gun” awards. Andrea Bernatova was recognized for Academic Achievement. Tanisha Multy received a Physical Fitness award and the “PIG” award, which recognizes pride, integrity, and guts, went to Talandieu Dor. From BLE #76, Class Captain Mizael Ramos-Islas earned a Leadership award. Jonathan Arencibia was recognized for Academic Achievement. “Top Gun” honors for superior shooting skills went to Joseph Orinstein. Kevin Leon Gonzalez received a Physical Fitness award and the “PIG” award, which recognizes pride, integrity, and guts.
At the graduation for BLE #77, Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay swore-in graduates Tanisha Multy and Talandieu Dor as Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
CFK’s law enforcement officer program satisfies the training requirements of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. CFK is currently accepting applications for an upcoming basic law enforcement academy. Applications are due on July 9 for the first part-time evening academy to be held at the College’s new Upper Keys Center in Key Largo, which begins in August. For more information about CFK’s Institute for Public Safety, visit the College’s website at https://www.cfk.edu/academics/academic-departments/institute-for-public-safety/.
Photo 1: CFK’s Basic Law Enforcement Academy #77, which graduated on June 10 in Key West. Pictured: Andrea Bernatova, Tanisha Multy, Jennifer Ketcham, and Talandieu Dor.
Photo 2: CFK’s Basic Law Enforcement Academy #76, which graduated on June 18 in Tavernier. Pictured: Kevin Leon Gonzalez, Joseph Orinstein, Shaquila Griffith, Valeria Martinez, Jonathan Arencibia, Miclisse Schneider, Gabriel Martinez and Mizael Ramos-Islas.
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"
“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)
61) "MANGO TREE" by LESA McCOMAS 21 X 17.5 Collage
62) "MANGO LADY" by MESCI 11 X 13 Acrylic
63) " CELINE WITH HER ROOSTER" by SANDY MEZINIS 13 x 16 WaterColor
64) "DAYS OF HEAVEN" by CAROL MUNDER 16 X 16 PhotoGravure
65) "MUSIC UNDER THE MANGO TREE" by DEBORAH J. MOORE 14 x 11 Acrylic
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.
EDITOR'S NOTE : "THANKS BILL AND LINDA FOR ALL THE AMAZING VISUALS THAT YOU SHARED WITH OUR 7800+ WEEKLY READERS DURING THE 2020 / 2021 ISSUE SEASON WITH YOUR HUNDREDS OF PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS. LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR START UP FOR MY 2021/ 2022 ISSUE SEASON in September."
Of Course ; just because The Blast went on Summer Hiatus with a few Special Edition Issues over the Summer; doesn't mean Bill and Linda took a Hiatus. If you go to their On-Line Social Sites You will see many great Photographs each day/week.
Check out our online Photo Website at: http://www.KeyWestWanderings.com
TWO OF THE CURRENT EXHIBITIONS : WAYNE GARCIA and ROBERT FRANKE
"'CONCH QUEENS" by PETER VEY 24 X 20 Oil on Linen
"OLD COUNTRY HOUSE" by MARIO SANCHEZ 18.5 X 29 Intaglio
"TROPICAL OUTING" by PRISCILIA COOTE 18 X 24 Oil on Linen
"UNTITLED: MY AUTUMN SERIES by MABEL POBLET 36 x 65 Mixed Media
"GIRAFF AIRPLANE by LISANDRA RAMIREZ Photos and and Plexiglass
OF COURSE ; NANCE PROBABLY HAS ATLEAST 100 ARTISTS THAT HANG YEAR ROUND. Some of the more recent Exhibitions(that are probably still Featured) have been Jay Gogin, Mike Rooney, Mario Sanchez, Michael Marrero, WB Thompson, & Priscilla Coote. Next Issue We'll Feature these Artists , as well as additional works from the Above Artisans.
REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR NEXT FEATURE IN THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS....Perhaps we can start the 2021 / 2022 Season with a Feature..Have a Great Summer; and thanks for sharing your Really Awesome work with the Readers... AND PLEASE ; Immediately tell me where your Next Exhibition will be ; even if it's out of the Keys or Just On-Line........Cheers; Ed
The Key West Public Library will host a special Hemingway Days literary event on Wednesday, July 21st at 6:30pm on the 122nd anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s birth. Program highlights include the announcement and reading of the winning entry in the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, paired with the Key West Poetry Guild’s reading of “Papa’s Poems,” and guild members’ work. The short story competition is directed by Lorian Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter, and author of books including “Walk on Water.” This program is free and open to the public. For more information call 305-292-3595 or visit www.keyslibraries.org. The library is located at 700 Fleming St.