1ST. ISSUE OF THE 2021 / 2022 SEASON Sept. 27, 2021
THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS
1ST. ISSUE OF THE 2021 / 2022 SEASON Sept. 27, 2021
Hello. We always start each Issue Off with Lead Tease Photos representing Just a Few of The Features in This Issue. OurFirst Lead Tease Photo is from a Weekly Feature "Photographs from Around the World (This Week : Antwerpen-Centraal Train Station in Antwerp, Belgium). 2nd Lead Tease Photo Below"The Art Guild of the Purple Isles". Includes 100+ Artisans from The Upper Keys. We Feature a Different Artist from their group Every Week. This Week ART of Laurie Richardson ; Below "Parrots in the Seagrapes 18 X 18 Acrylic on Canvas
From "FLASHBACK FRIDAY" & "THE KEY WEST HISTORICAL SOCIETY". One of the Lead Features is on WWW.KWAHS.ORG; The Many Exhibitions-Events-Classes-Educational Materials & So Much More. The KWAHS Equals ANY Museum in the World and we are LUCKY to have this Institution and their AMAZING STAFF in Key West
Once again ; This Institution EQUALS AND SURPASES Most Larger Market Museums. Thanks Jed and Crew.
The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden has their 3rd Annual; " "SCARECROWS IN THE FOREST CONTEST CALL FOR ARTISTS"
A Special Event that Todd German went to a few weeks ago PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURSE d'ELEGANCE Below :"2022 COUNTACH LAMBORGHINI
ONE OF THE NICEST GALLERYs IN THE KEYS "COCCO AND SALEM" Has been on Duval Street for Decades. Two of the Nicest People in the ART World : Jim Salem and Dan Cocco. This issue Features just 13 of the Hundreds of Works Hanging. Of course go to their Website to see a sampling of ALL Their Artists WWW.COCCOANDSALEM.COM
Below a Very Talented and so Unique Artist : "BOAT CAPTAIN" by SUSAN SYKES 10 X 12 WaterColor on Paper
In This Issue : Part 3 "50 INCREDIBLE VINTAGE PHOTOS OF LIFE IN AMERICA DURING THE 1950s VOL. I by Popular You Tube Content Provider "MOVIES MUSIC & HISTORY PHOTOS"
Roberta DePiero and Reef Perkins : 24 years ago we met at Breakfast at Harpoon Harry's.. we celebrate each year with Ron Heck the owner. Here we are with our waitress today
THE FLORIDA KEYS TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL September 2021 'KEYS TRAVELER"
In this Issue : PART 3 OF 3. VINTAGE CLASSIC POSTERS FROM THE SOUTH POINT GALLERY. A Very Popular Classic / Vintage Poster Gallery NO LONGER in Business on Duval Street. Perhaps you can get a Hold of Them to purchase the Thousands of GREAT Posters
ENCORE : A NEW ANNA SWEET FEATURE. In this Issue an Update on Her "Waves" , "Babes" : Below "CORA", "SURFBOARDS", "JELLIES", "HAND BAGS", "SEA CREATURES"
The Video Link to an Awesome You Tube Provider from 'ED'S AUTOMOTIVE REVIEW". Ed ( No Relation) has an OH SO INTERESTING 30+ 8 to 12 Minute Episodes on the "HISTORY OF AUTOMOBILES". Some of his Videos : "ORIGINS OF THE WOODY", EPISODE #1 "THE TAILFIN WARS OF THE LATE 1950S","THE MALAISE ERA", "100 YEARS OF DESIGN", "THE RETRO WAVE OF THE EARLY 2000's", "COLD CASE THE DISSAPPERANCE OF THE PACKARD"
In this Issue PART 2 FROM POPULAR YOU TUBE CONTENT PROVIDER " VINTAGE TODAY" "68 VINTAGE PHOTOS SO BEAUTIFUL YOU CAN'T LOOK AWAY also PART 2 OF "40 MOST POWERFUL & RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS VOL.39" by Popular You Tube Content Provider "PERFECT LIFE".
Also in this Issue : Part 2 Photographic Essay from PATRICK LOMBARDI "CIVIL WAR 1861-1865"
THE LATEST FKSPCA BATCH OF ADOPTIONS IN THIS EDITION in 3 Sections.
A few of the Latest Offerings from ZAZOO Fine Art and Photographic Gallery. Hundreds of Memorabilia Hanging. You can spend the entire day with Jason and James looking at their EXTREMELY INTERESTING MEMORABILIA. Below : An Original (Mint Condition) and Framed 1964 "GOLDFINGER" Movie Poster and Zazoo has a few MUHAMMAD ALI Memorabilia Featured in This Issue. Also in the ZAZOO Feature in This Issue a few Pieces of Marilyn Monroe, Memorabilia.
DR. JOHN "JACK" NORRIS has been one of the LEADERS in Helping out The Keys Understand what has been going on with this Pandemic. Thanks for sharing your Excellent Daily Videos & Knowledge with Our 7900+ Weekly Readers. This Issue has some of his Most Recent August & Sept. Videos + His You Tube Channel
SHADE CERAMICS AND SHUTTER PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURE
The Weekly Monroe County Feature by Kristen Livengood
Kate's Resort THE GARDENS HOTEL ; Has Entertainment at the Wine Bar (d'vine Wine Gallery) + JAZZ IN THE GARDEN Every Sunday
PARKING PASS SYSTEM CONTINUED ; NOW CAN BE PURCHASED ON-LINE. More Below in the Weekly City of Key West Feature by Alyson Crean
Joanne Klein Art (being hung at Helen Harrison Gallery). Plus a 14 Minute Video from Cole Harrison's Latest Adventure + Helen is Featuring LUCAS MEJIA JEWELRY
A Complimentary Treat Video from their LIVE Performance at the North Beach Band Shell "Peter and the Wolf". The South Florida Symphony Orchestra
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). Will Feature Just a Few of the 1000 Photographs I took from their 2019 Show
DEE DEE GREEN : SOLID WASTE COORDINATOR FOR THE CITY OF KEY WEST AS USUAL PLANS SO MANY VOLUNTEER EVENTS TO CLEAN UP KEY WEST. Thank DEE DEE and ALL the Hundreds / Thousands of Volunteers over the Past Years
NANCE FRANK's THE GALLERY ON GREENE Extremely Large 2 Floor Art Gallery that has Hundreds of Different Artisans.
Hello Everyone Our First Issue of the 2021 / 2022 Season read by 7900+.
The Last Issue was 3 weeks ago since I was on a limited Hiatus Summer Schedule with less issues. So Pardon the lateness of this; but certainly wanted our magazine to share the Tribute that Monroe County Sent Out that certainly Commissioner Forster Deserves
MONROE COUNTY, FL – The Monroe County commissioners were informed that Commissioner Mike Forster passed early Monday from complications of COVID-19. Forster’s pastor, Tony Hammon, confirmed the sad news on Facebook.
A statement from Monroe County Mayor Michelle Coldiron:
“It is with an extremely heavy heart that we have lost our beloved colleague. Mike passionately gave his all to the Florida Keys. He fed everyone with food, with love, with encouragement, with positive words, and with hugs. He considered us all one Keys family. Mike never said, ‘we can’t do it,’ but always ‘let’s figure out how we can.’ He passionately fought for all to have a quality of life to sustain living in the Keys with housing, fair wages, and protection of the environment. He showed his love for the Keys environment and people with all of his heart and soul. Rest in Peace, my friend.”
From his BOCC biography:
Commissioner Mike Forster moved to Monroe County in 1990 and is well known in the Florida Keys as an owner and operator of Mangrove Mike’s Cafe and Catering, established in 1998, Rain Barrel Retail Center (Silent Minority Partner) established in 2010, and most recently Mangrove Mike’s Cafe at Bud & Mary’s Marina.
A resident of Key Largo, he is passionate about his three four-legged pups Kenny, Henry, and Ms. Joy and has recreational interests in fishing, boating, spending time in Everglades National Park, and is proud to participate annually in Uganda Children’s Missions.
Forster was elected to office in the Village of Islamorada and served five terms for 12 years (termed out in 2020). He was appointed mayor twice, vice mayor twice, and also previously served on the Islamorada Chamber Of Commerce Board Of Directors. He was elected to the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners in November 2020.
An Extremely Sincere Thank You from this Magazine and the THOUSANDS that have Expressed to me : How Publix in ALL their Stores was able to Organize the MASSIVE ROLLOUT of the COVID-19 VACCINES. Certainly a Monumental Challenge that was so (& Still Is) SUCCESSFUL . Here in Key West Publix GM Kevin Piper Sr. and Staffs were BRILLIANT in their Coordination of this Unchartered Venture & the Magnitude Involved.
The City of Key West, in an abundance of caution with the current surge in Covid-19 cases, is now requiring mask be worn inside all City facilities. This applies to visitors as well as staff.
We encourage social distancing at City meetings as well as requiring masks indoors.
“We want to be sure that our staff and our citizens stay healthy,” said City Manager Patti McLauchlin. “We’ve come so far, and we want to stay strong and continue to recover.”
City meetings meeting can be accessed a number of ways. It will be televised on Comcast 77 and AT&T 99, livestreamed on the City’s website, or you can join via Zoom. The codes are available at the top of the agenda on the website as well as on the City’s Facebook page.
UP SHORTLY WE CONTINUE WITH LAURIE RICHARDSON's PAINTINGS + 3 PAINTINGS from the Featured AGPI Artist we are Featuring in the Next Issue; from CLAUDIA MORIARTY WWW.CLAUDIAMORIARTY.COM and 1 Photograph from John Vlad being Featured the Week After
More from Laurie Richardson and The Art Guild of the Purple Isles Up Shortly
This year we are back in person at the Studios of Key West at 7pm on October 19. Attendance is limited so please RSVP HERE before September 30 if you are interested in attending. Tickets are complimentary and available on a first-come, first-served basis by RSVP.
PASSES ON SALE NOW!
Join us for the 10th Annual Key West Film Festival, November 17-21, 2021! All Access and VIP Passes are available now at keywestff.com.Purchase Passes
Come celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the hit musical film Moulin Rouge on Thursday night, November 18. This is not your ordinary screening - KWFF kicks it up a notch by making it a sing-a-long led by local performing legend Epiphany for a night under the stars of rousing song, dance and debauchery as only 1890's Paris could provide!
We're also continuing our tradition of having a free outdoor screening of a concert film on Sunday night to close out the festival, and this year, we'll be hosting the Florida Premiere of Eric Clapton: The Lady in the Balcony - The Lockdown Sessions. When Clapton's Spring 2020 tour was cancelled due to the pandemic, he convened his band at his getaway in the UK to do a filmed version of the tour. It's as intimate a performance as you'll ever see from one of the most gifted musicians of our time. Check out the trailer here!
While we are elated to be bringing most films back indoors this year (venues to be announced soon), 2020 did open our eyes to the joys of outdoor screenings under the stars in paradise.
BEHIND THE SCENES - KEY WEST FILM FEST 2021 TEAM
We are thrilled to announce the 2021 Festival team. It combines a unique blend of national talent and some of the best local event producers in Key West:
Michael Marrero - Director of Key West Operations | Brandon Beach - Technical Director | Liz Love - Volunteer Supervisor | Aramis Ikatu - Senior Logistics Coordinator | Emma Griffiths - Director of PR | Michael Tuckman - Director of Programming | Chris Moryl - Chief Design Officer | Miranda McGuire - Events Director | Michael McNamara - Director of Shorts Program | Audrey Birnbaum - Communications Director | Chad Knutson - Director of Web Services
Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys, Inc., Call to Artists for the 27th Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction. October 1 to November 7, 2021, Contact: Cori Convertito, Ph.D., 305.295.6616 x112, email@example.com
Call to Artists for the 27th Anne McKee Artist Fund Auction
The Call to Artists and submission for artwork opens Friday, October 1st and closes at midnight November 7th, 2021. Online applications and accompanying photo(s) can be submitted from our website at www.mckeefund.org. Artists will be notified of acceptance no later than Wednesday, December 1st.
Only 50 entries will be accepted due to space and time limitations. The Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys, Inc., in its sole discretion, determines whether art submitted will be accepted for auction.
FUN STUFF ; This Week PT.3 'FRIENDS OF IRONY" We had Part 1 in the "SPECIAL SUMMER HIATUS EDITION ISSUE #4 AUGUST 16, 2021 https://conta.cc/3k190Ei ; and Part 2 in the SPECIAL SUMMER HIATUS EDITION ISSUE#5 Sept. 1
AFTER OUR EXTENSIVE FEATURE on KWAHS will be "AROUND THE WORLD IN PHOTOGRAPHS". In This Issue : Antwerpen-Centraal train station in Antwerp, Belgium. Also Up Shortly Gallery on the Greene and an On-Going Auction by Michael Marrero
Next Two "HAPPY HOUR WITH THE HISTORIAN" (Which is KWHAS CURATOR CORI CONVERTITO PHD) 9/15 "KEY WEST'S INDUSTRIES", & 9/29 "A HISTORY OF THE CUSTOM HOUSE"
A 1906 view of the Key West Historic Seaport on this #FlashbackFriday. There are many boats and warehouses in the Bight including a sign reading 'Key West Fishing, Fish, Oysters, Clams & Game.'
Our amazing Key West Lighthouse Sunset Experience is the perfect place for your surprise proposal! Not only do you get the property all to yourself, you receive an artisan platter from Uva Key West along with a bottle of bubbly! Book your sunset experience today!
#OTD in 1960, Luigi’s Restaurant on Simonton Street held its grand opening offering a free bottle of Chianti with each meal.
BINGO EVERY MONDAY NIGHT
#OTD in 1980, an Air Florida flight from Miami International Airport to Key West Airport was taken over by a hijacker, who demanded to be flown to Cuba. He later surrendered in Havana. The aircraft had 35 people on board. More from The Key West Art & Historical Society Up Shortly
The Extremely Large 2 Story Art Gallery has Hundreds of Artisans that Hang Year Round
My Understanding from Nance Frank is that this Auction is On-Going. Of Course More Information will be On-Going As Well. Perhaps go to The Gallery on Greene Website and FaceBook; and contact Michael Marrero as well https://www.facebook.com/michael.marrero.14
Inspiration4 is set to lift off at 8:02 tonight (Friday 9-15)
is proud to present our advertising opportunities in the Performing Arts and Events guides for the upcoming 2021-22 Season.
All have planned robust "Come Back Seasons".
We are honored to welcome Wesley House Family Services to our portfolio this year. They will have a book for their long established Valentine’s Day Gala on February 14, 2022, as well as the popular Mayors Ball which has been moved to March.
Two of our venues are offering exceptional advertising opportunities this year. The Waterfront Playhouse will be performing all year long through August 2022 with twelve presentations. Rams Head’s Key West Theatre is also performing through the year and now distributing their Playbill at their Coffee Butler Amphitheater performances. In both cases there will be no increase for the prices of their ads.
The Tennessee Williams Theatre returns offering a season of popular Broadway and music events while the Red Barn Theatre celebrates 42 years of Big Things in a small space!
The Anne McKee Fine Arts Auction, which went digital last Febuary due to the pandemic, returns to a printed program.
The South Florida Symphony is going digital on their programs through a cell phone app which displays their performances and advertisers. They will be able to supply number of “click- throughs” to advertisers. We would be glad to show you how this works in person.
Impromptu Concerts returns to their monthly presentations at St. Paul’s church to celebrate their 50th Season this coming January.
The Marathon Community Theater has reorganized and taken over the operation of the film theater as well as their live stage (located in the same building.) They have an early closing date of August 27, 2021.
The Key West Songwriters Festival (one of top ten such events in the US according to Billboard magazine) returns to their May performances in many Key West clubs.
The Key West Business Guild has enjoyed great support from the community this year for its Pride, Tropical Heat, Womenfest and Headdress Ball Guides, and plans even bigger events next season.
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EDITOR'S NOTE : Since getting this information above 3 weeks ago; perhaps new Information is out ; so contact Roberta and Peter Directly.
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In an abundance of caution and recognizing its health services Mission, the Board of Directors of A.H. of Monroe County, Inc. (AH), effective immediately, have canceled The Royal Campaign of FANTASY FEST 2021.
“Our King and Queen Candidates are, of course, disappointed, but they are supportive of our sensitivity to the recent surge of COVID infection in Monroe County,” stated AH Executive Director/CEO Scott Pridgen.
“The inability to enforce masking and/or vaccination contributed to today’s decision,” added Christopher Elwell, AH Board President. “It is essential that we first protect the well-being of our neighbors, friends and supporters in the Keys, and the Board opted to hope for ‘better days’ for the balance of 2021 and beyond.”
Pridgen emphasized that the Agency will continue its own push and its community collaborations for masking and full vaccination.
“Our staff will continue to pursue every avenue to halt the rate of infection in our County,” Pridgen noted.
Antwerpen-Centraal train station in Antwerp, Belgium
Antwerpen-Centraal frequently appears on lists of the world's most beautiful train stations, and really, who can quibble with that? Built in a jaw-dropping mélange of architectural styles, the circa-1905 structure, with its cavernous waiting hall and massive dome, is so unabashedly decorative it could rival any opera house or palace for pure spectacle. It is, first and foremost, Antwerp's transportation hub. Most fans of extraordinary public buildings are likely grateful that a full-scale restoration project in the 1980s brought this Belgian treasure back to its former glory
More "AROUND THE WORLD IN PHOTOGRAPHS" IN THE NEXT ISSUE
Up Shortly A Photographic Feature Part 3 "50 INCREDIBLE VINTAGE PHOTOS OF LIFE IN AMERICA DURING THE 1950s VOL. I by Popular You Tube Content Provider "MOVIES MUSIC & HISTORY PHOTOS"; More FKSPCA Adoptions, Cocco and Salem Gallery but First Exciting News from The Studios of Key West.
Dear Friends of The Studios from Jed Dodds Executive Director
Next week we’ll start rolling out our “pre-season” roster of, exhibits, plays, concerts and classes, and the full winter season – with the catalog roll-out in early December – will be here before you know it.
Of course, we were as eager as anyone to roar back to normal this year, but if there’s anything we’ve learned it’s how to adapt. Before we start emailing with what’s coming up, we thought we’d touch base to give a sense of what to expect.
We’re excited to begin moving some of our classes, concerts and plays indoors again, and to feel our wonderful building buzzing on all three floors. At the same time, we’ll continue using our outdoor spaces as much as we can: the Hugh’s View roof terrace and Carriage Trade courtyard. Our online programs have opened up new audiences and new creative possibilities, so they’ll be a permanent part of the mix.
As far as Covid safety measures, we’ll be continuing to require masks indoors (we never stopped), and keeping a lid on our crowd sizes. Ticket numbers for concerts and plays are generally set at 50, whether they’re up on the roof (where that’s 50% of capacity) or the theater (25%). We figure that's small enough to stay safe, big enough for that live audience zing. First Thursday art openings will still be by reservation, with groups admitted every 30 minutes. You can actually see the art, and have a conversation – imagine that!
As with other venues, the biggest change may be that we will be asking for proof of either a recent negative Covid-test, or that you’ve been vaccinated, to come to indoor classes and ticketed events. As you can imagine; there are a lot of moving parts to this policy; you can find all the details here.
In the end, we’re grateful to be putting things back together a little more slowly, one piece at a time. We have a world of creative experiences in store for you. Let’s savor them. Executive Director Jed Dodds
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 10 MORE Animals for Adoption.
Monroe County State Attorney DENNIS WARD (305-292-3400 & 305-852-7170) and I were Talking about the OVERWHELMING ABUSIVE SITUATION WITH TELEMARKETERS. One of the Suggestions that Monroe Co. State Attorney Ward Suggests is to get in touch with ASHLEY MOODY FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL
MORE "50 INCREDIBLE VINTAGE PHOTOS OF LIFE IN AMERICA DURING THE 1950s VOL. I from Popular You Tube Content Provider "MOVIES MUSIC & HISTORY PHOTOS" Up Shortly
Key West, Florida – Looking for a fun fall community project? How about a Scarecrow Contest?!
The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden kicks off its third annual “Scarecrows in the Forest” event with a call to students, community amateur artists, not-for-profits and business/creative professionals to create their own scarecrows for display in the Garden. CASH PRIZES will be awarded with ‘Best in Show’ chosen by garden visitors.
Show off your scary design skills and enter the “Scarecrows in the Garden” artist design contest. All Scarecrow entries will be on display from September 1st through November 30, 2021. Scarecrow creators are encouraged to use natural or recycled materials.
There are 3 entry categories: 1) School age individuals or groups; 2) Not-for-profit groups; 3) Business/Creative Professionals & amateur individuals. Cash prizes will be awarded of $100, $50 and $25 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category. Best in Show is a $100 prize. Registration runs through September 15th. Set up in the Garden starts September 1st. Details, Tips for Making Scarecrows and a Registration Form are available on the Garden’s website - www.keywest.garden or by contacting Misha McRAE at: email@example.com or calling 305-296-1501.
The Garden is located at 5210 College Road, on Stock Island, Key West, Florida.
Key West Botanical Garden welcomes new Education Assistant
KEY WEST, Florida Keys – The Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden is pleased to introduce their new Education Assistant, Kaylee Harding. The Rest of this Feature was in the Special Summer Hiatus Edition Issue#4 August 16, 2021 https://conta.cc/3k190Ei
PART 2 THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR 1861-1865 A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY BY PATRICK LOMBARDI UP NEXT BUT FIRST
KEYS TOURISM ADVISORY
News from the Monroe County Tourist Development Council
Aug. 31, 2021 ● 1:45 p.m.
KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Key West’s iconic Fantasy Fest parade and street fair on Duval Street will not take place this year, organizers of the 10-day masking and costuming festival announced Monday night, to protect against the potential spread of COVID-19 and its variants.
They stressed the overall Oct. 22-31 festival and many of its scheduled events will continue, while encouraging attendees to abide by COVID protection protocols.
“Fantasy Fest will look different this year, but it is not canceled,” said festival director Nadene Grossman Orr. “Signature events like the Headdress Ball and Pet Masquerade are still planned, and there will be plenty of individual masquerade parties and other festival favorites to enjoy.”
Grossman Orr said the popular Masquerade March, scheduled Oct. 29, is currently on hold.
Both the highlight parade and street fair typically draw tens of thousands of people to Key West’s historic downtown.
Organizers of the Zombie Bike Ride and the fundraising campaign to elect the festival king and queen canceled their events last weekend, citing COVID concerns.
Fantasy Fest was established in 1979 and has since earned international acclaim for its pageantry, lavish parade floats and themed costume parties.
WE FEATURE A DIFFERENT ARTIST EVERY WEEK FROM THIS UPPER KEYS GROUP OF ARTISANS
WE NOW CONTINUE WITH PAINTINGS FROM LAURIE RICHARDSON. ALL WORKS ARE ACRYLIC ON CANVAS.
“SUNSHINE CATTLEYA” 12x12
“JOYOUS ORCHID”. 12x12
“FLAMING ORCHIDS”. 20X16
“ORCHID SPIRITS”. 18x18 (fingerpainted)
“SUGARLOAF SUNRISE”. 10x10 (fingerpainted)
“KEYS MANGROVE SUNSET”. 12x12 (fingerpainted)
The AGPI Artist we are Featuring in the Next Issue; is from CLAUDIA MORIARTY WWW.CLAUDIAMORIARTY.COM . Here are 3 works of Ms. Moriarty who works in different Mediums.
"STILL LIFE#1" 9 X 12 X 1/8 Oil on Canvas
"STILL LIFE#2" 12 X 16 Pastel
"PINK TRIO" 20 x 20 x 3/4 Oil on Canvas
The Next Issue will have another Artisan (Claudia Moriarty) of The Art Guild of the Purple Isles; and after that Photographer John Vlad. Thanks Laurie Richardson for sharing with our readers your Wonderful Art
A Few Months ago; there was a Summer Group Show and we Featured ALL 25 Works of Art
These Paintings 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
WE CONTINUE UP SHORTLY WITH PART 2 FROM POPULAR YOU TUBE CONTENT PROVIDER " VINTAGE TODAY" "68 VINTAGE PHOTOS SO BEAUTIFUL YOU CAN'T LOOK AWAY ALSO UPSHORTLY "40 MOST POWERFUL & RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS VOL.39" by Popular You Tube Content Provider "PERFECT LIFE"
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 insert PHOTOS I TOOK (1000) OF THEIR 2019 SHOW in our Special Summer Hiatus Edition Issues this Summer.
Club President - Don Figliozzi (Figgie) - Email Don
DEE DEE GREEN THE SOLID WASTE COORDINATOR OF KEY WEST ; ALWAYS HAS MULTIPLE CLEAN UP PROJECTS YOU CAN VOLUNTEER FOR. Here is DEE DEE's Facebook Page to get more Information. https://www.facebook.com/dee.green.923
Skipper and his BANDS of MERRY Women and Men are ALWAYS Volunteering their time and talent to MANY NON-PROFIT Organizations. That is why I FEATURE THEM and Many Additional Musicians. Of course to Include everyone; Our Magazine would be 6 TIMES the Size
WE NOW START WITH PART 2 OF "40 MOST POWERFUL & RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS VOL.39" by Popular You Tube Content Provider "PERFECT LIFE". Pt. 1 was in the Special Summer Hiatus Edition Issue#5 Sept. 1, 2021 https://conta.cc/38x5CLO
WE CONTINUE UP SHORTLY IN THIS ISSUE PART 2 OF "40 MOST POWERFUL & RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS VOL.39" by Popular You Tube Content Provider "PERFECT LIFE". Pt. 1 was in the Special Summer Hiatus Edition Issue#5 Sept. 1, 2021 https://conta.cc/38x5CLO
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 Pre & 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.
Pine Island artist Sandra Priest accompanied her two massive works that were delivered to Key West on Tuesday. The installations are two 8-ton pieces of concrete from the World Trade Center, polished and engraved by the artist. The pieces are part of the city’s Art in Public Places project. One piece was delivered to the Old Firehouse Museum on Virginia Street where its official unveiling will he held on 9/11.
The second piece will be placed on the sea floor next to the USS Vandenberg, which was sunk in 2009 as an artificial reef.
The art installations commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in 2001 that killed nearly 3,000 people, including 343 New York City firefighters who died saving other victims.
In the photo: Artist Sandra Priest, Mayor Teri Johnston, Commissioner Sam Kaufman, Fire Chief Alan Averette, Commissioner Billy Wardlow and his grandson, Commissioner Clayton Lopez, Art in Public Places Administrator Liz Young, and the Old Firehouse Museum Director Alex Vega.
We made the front page! Here is an article on our latest Art in Public Places projects. Written by THERESA JAVA of the Key West Citizen TJAVA@KEYSNEWS.COM
Seven artists have been selected to create original works to adorn Monroe County’s new 48,240-square-foot Plantation Key government center and courthouse months ahead of its anticipated opening later this year.
The Art in Public Places Committee selected the art in May after professional artists were invited to a site visit as part of the bidding process in late April.
The five volunteer Art in Public Places members who represent each district in Monroe County are Susann D’Antonio, Eric Anderson, Jeffrey Harwell, Beth Kaminstein and Cristy Spottswood.
Circuit Court Judge Luis Garcia, Trial Court Administrator Holly Elomina and Clerk of the Court Kevin Madok also were part of the selection process as stakeholders, or people who will see the installed artwork every day.The selected artists are Christian Eckhart of Houston, Texas; Maureen Melville of Maclean, Virginia; Dayton Claudio of Chico, California; Lori Nozick of Miami; and Monroe County residents John David Hawver, Sally Binard and Lothar Speer.
The projects have been budgeted for $209,000 and spaces for the artwork were established early on. Places for a sculpture in the foyer or a painting between the elevators were designed long before the construction began.
“We work with the architect and the project management to find the space. We meet once a month. It’s a lot of work. It’s amazing the work it takes to get a painting in a building. It’s a wonderful thing that our community supports and embraces the arts. We are fortunate,” said Liz Young, executive director of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, which serves as staff to the Art in Public Places Committee.
“These pieces are permanently commissioned, one-of-a-kind public art in the courthouse when it opens, and at the moment, these artists are beginning their unique projects for the courthouse. All the artwork is sustainable and beautiful, and the artists were honored and thrilled to be creating site-specific artwork in the Upper Keys. The artwork chosen reflects in color and style, the vibrant nature and history of the Florida Keys.”
The Art in Public Places Committee was established in 2001 by the Monroe County Commission to purchase and install artwork in any new major county construction or renovation with a budget equal to 1% of construction costs.
Selected local artist Speer, without disclosing what his project is, said inspiration for his work comes from the unique history and culture brought to the Keys by Bahamian immigrants.
“It’s a fair process and it started long before any of us artists were selected. You have to qualify as an artist to be on the list or on the registry. No artist would be able to gain any advantage. It was super fair,” he said of the bidding process. “A bunch of artists who were considering applying responded and took a tour of the building. We all had to wear hardhats and be mindful of where we were stepping. We toured the new courthouse and saw the spaces that were designated for artwork. We walked the building to give us an idea of where the artwork in relation to the building is supposed to go.”
The Art in Public Places program has more than 185 artists pre-qualified to propose work as projects become available. The Arts in Public Places Committee recently installed artwork in Marathon’s new public library, including “Keys Whimsy,” a suspended sculpture by local artist team Trentlage and Darcy Ferrill. In the facility’s Adult Education Center lobby is “Sea Bubbles,” a ceramic and glass work created by South Florida artists Carlos Alves and J.C. Carroll.
At the Cudjoe Key Fire Station, the committee selected McMow Glass artists to install a “Homage to the Firefighters” stained-glass pieces that include “Welcome home” surrounding the front door, “Station 11” badge on the side door and “Heroes” at the entrance to the engine bays.
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.
Eazy E is a 3-year-old male domestic shorthair.
Potato Chip is a 2-year-old male domestic shorthair.
Petra is an 11-year-old female domestic shorthair.
Leo is a 3-year-old male 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
Once again if you go to the site WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM you can see ALL the Works of the Many Brilliant Artists and the Latest Schedule of ARTIST APPEARANCES.. Up coming Exhibitions :
Sat. Oct 23 10am to Tuesday Oct 26 10PM here for Fantasy Fest. The Brilliant Artist ADAM SCOTT ROTE. There is No Place like KW and it's Pop Culture Phenomenon Adam Scott Rote (ASR) for More Information Cal Sharon at 305-292-9339 SHARON@KEYWESTGALLERY.COM
Sunday Thur Oct 28 10am to Sunday Oct 31 10pm. World renowned Artists Bill Mack, Deb Mack, Gary Welton; Many of their Year Round Works and some special ones will be Available for Accquistion Show Open to Public; Except for advance reservation for the Fantasy Fest Viewing Parade Oct 30 7-11pm. Call Sharon at 305-292-9339 also SHARON@KEYWESTGALLERY.COM
THOMAS ARVID LIVE PAINTING EXHIBITION AND WINE TASTING
Thursdat Nov. 18am to Sunday Nov. 21 10pm. Seats Limited; Call Sharon at 305-292-9339 also SHARON@KEYWESTGALLERY.COM
MORE VINTAGE CLASSIC POSTERS FROM SOUTH POINT GALLERY
Thanks for the VINTAGE CLASSIC POSTERS FROM "THE SOUTH POINT GALLERY" No Longer in Business ; they had a Great Gallery with thousands of Vinatge Posters on the 1200 Block of Duval. Perhaps they can be found and have available Thousands of Posters for Sale... Up Shorty in this Issue : A few more Pictures of Vintage / Classic Travel Posters that I shot walking through an Airport Terminal; Possibly ATLANTA ; I don't remember.
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
Of Course; If you go to Anna Sweet's Website; You will some amazing Photographic Work and Her One of a Kind Post Photographic Production; Incredibly Amazing Art / Photography.
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Thanks Anna Sweet for Sharing with our 7900 + 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 GREAT place on the Pacific Highway.