THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE & FRIENDS MAY 9, 2022
THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE & FRIENDS
MAY 9, 2022
Hello Everyone. The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ("Friends being the Many Associate / Executive Contributing Editors) that send me Material. Our Readership has an Active Database of 6940+. We start every Issue with LEAD TEASE PHOTOS of Features that Appear in this May 9, 2022 Issue : Above ; Our Weekly Feature "Photographs from Around the World" ; This Week The Village of Thurne in The Broads England. Next in this Issue : Our Weekly Photographic Feature from Executive Associate Editors Bill & Linda Klipp ; This Week "TSKW Celebrates Raising 2 Million for the Carriage Trade House. Next ; Our Weekly Photographic Feature from Executive Contributing Editor Roberta DePiero "KW Mayor's Exhibition at the Monroe Co. Library 700 Fleming St.". Next in this May 9, 2022 Issue : "Plogging" (Cleaning UP) 290 Lbs. of Trash with Mayor Teri Johnston-Commissioner Gregory Davila - Roberta DePiero-Jody Gross-Dee Dee Green and the Many Weekly "Ploggers". Next The May On-Line TDC (Tourist Development Council) "Keys Traveler". Next Feature in this May 9th.Issue : 4 Different Adoption Sections from the FKSPCA (These Two : Baquette are an 8 Month Year Old Male Domestic Shorthair and Midnight a 5 Month Female Domestic Rabbit) . PLUS the May 2022 Exhibitions from the TSKW (The Studios of Key West) With Above "Gardens of Absolute Truths" by Valerie Herd as 1 of the 4 May Exhibitions. Zazoo Memorabilia Gallery has 4 Different Sections on GREAT Collectables (Above Zazoo has a Few Beatles and John Lennon Items)
We Continue with Our Beginning TEASE PHOTOS of some of the Features in this May 9th. Issue. TDC (The Tourist Development Council) has many GREAT Features added to their Website in May ; We have 6 of their Features ( Below "A Celebration of the 20 Years since the Intentional Sinking to make Spiegel Grove Artificial Reef). KWPD Chief Brandenburg gives Many Honors in The City of KW Sections + A Reminder for the Annual Fallen Officer Ceremony at Bayview Park Friday May 13th. at 5pm (it is usually 30 minutes; let's Spread the word and show our gratitude). The Governor Appoints Everyone's Good Friend Jim Scholl to the Monroe County Commission. Bill and Linda Klipp's Weekly Photographic Adventures (This week they attend the TSKW Celebration of raising 2M for work on their recent ownership of the Village Carriage House). A Look back in time when Dr. John "Jack" Norris had his Opinions Published in the Medical Association (JAMA) for a Controversial Medical Topic + 4 More Videos he Just added. Michael "CHEVAL" at Wyland Gallery and 12 additional Paintings Inserted in this May 9th. Issue with a Link to the Last Issue showing about 14 of his BRILLIANT Works. The Southampton Arts Center Material for our 400 Active Readers in The Hamptons Long Island New York & Also for our Thousands of Art Lovers in Our 6940 Active Database. Stock Island Art Stroll Always the 2nd Sat. of the Month ( Next Stroll is Sat. May 14). Everyone's Good Friend Art Curator and Latin Art Guru Alean Ledesma Fernandez (Currently in Cuba) Opens an Exhibition ("DUALYTI") in Shakti Yoga 114 White Street on Sat. May 14 5-9pm. Encore Feature on Adam Scott Rote "Artist to the Stars" Hangs Year Round with a Large Area in The Key West Gallery 601 Duval Street
We Continue with Our Beginning TEASE PHOTOS for some of the Features in this May 9th. Issue : The Next WALK ON WHITE is Always the 3rd Thursday of the Month ( Next is May 19 5-8pm); Below is the Gang at Stone Soup Gallery with New Owners Jenn and Michael. More Art and Murals from Marlene Koenig. The Reef Relief Annual Fund Raiser is May 20. A Visit to Sarah and Mark at Shade Ceramics and Shutter Photography WWW.SHADEANDSHUTTERKEYWEST.COM .
Only a few More Days of the B. Lucy Stevens Exhibition at Letty Nowak's JAG GALLERY in Duval Square. One of the Largest PETER MAX Collections from The Key West Gallery (hanging and On-Line in their website) WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM
We Continue to Show the TEASE PHOTOS for Features in This May 9th. Issue : We start a New Vintage Photographic Feature from the Popular You-Tube Content Provider "PERFECT LIFE" with "40 Old Photographs You Haven't Seen Before" (Since the Captions are small; I've re-written them above each Photo) Below "Results of the 1977 Dutch Train Hostage Crisis with 15,000 Bullets Fired". The MCSO Opens their Animal Farm the 2nd and 4th Sundays from 1-3pm ( Next Two are Sunday May 8 & May 22). WWW.TSKW.ORG has so much going on; Featured in this May 9th. Issue (ALL 4 May Exhibitions, 2 Special Events : Dom Flemons in Concert May 11 and 12 + A Play "The Pickpocket's Daughter" May 18-21 and May 25-28 + "Glow Hours" on their Hugh's View Rooftop & Links to their Classes On-Line and in the Studios. Oh Yes MANGO MADNESS at TSKW June 2-July 28 ( Still Time for Members to Enter their Works). The Waterfront Playhouse Presents "Youth Theatre" Disney's "FROZEN" Live on Stage. The Key West Art & Historical Society (WWW.KWAHS.ORG) Tour of their Venues.
In this May 9th. Issue : The Key West Business Guild Presents the Annual "PRIDE WEEK" June 1-5. Laurie at the Art Guild of the Purple Isles Tells Us about 2 Summer Exhibitions. Amanda Johnson Art Gallery. Artist-Actor-Writer-Producer-Director Sylvester Stallone Just sent Zazoo Memorabilia Gallery A Few Items. The Art Garden at the Key West Tropical & Botanical Garden Opened A Few Weeks Ago ( Below "Manta" by Tim Curtis Marshall). Our Last Issue had Many Images from "Kukenhof" Amsterdam AKA "The Garden of Europe" : The URL Link to see 20 Photos of Beautiful Tulip Gardens is Up Shortly.
Zonta of KW : (Empowering Women Through Advocacy ( WWW.ZONTAKEYWEST.COM ). Karen Wray from Collections Gallery sends regards & Reminds Us that the Stock Island " Art Stroll" is Sat. 5/14 11am-5p ( Always 2nd Sat. of the Month). An Extensive tour of the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory : WWW.KEYWESTBUTTERFLY.COM + Their Webcam Streaming 24/7. B. LUCY STEVENS at "JAG" a Few More Days
Another Item from Zazoo Memorabilia in their 4 Sections in this May 9th. Issue."WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM" Links for the last "Call for Candidates" ( Next Event "Meet the Candidates" is June 17 5:30-7PM. AnnaMarie Giordano "Life Drawing Workshops" Tuesdays 11am to 2pm. Very Interesting Information from Anna Sweet.
Kate Miano's "Gardens Resort" Continues with Sunday "Jazz in the Garden" ( Next Two : May 8 Scott Marischen & Friends and May 15 Jody Rae Campbell & Friends PLUS Entertainment in Kate Milano's d'vine Wine Gallery (6 Nights a Week) + "Discovery Wine Tasting Series"PLUS Sat. May 7 is 'TALK TO ME DERBY" : An Annual Fund Raiser for the Key West Police Mounted Unit
(5-7pm). Ed's Automotive Series : Even if you are not an Automotive History Fan; you'll still enjoy these 8 to 14 Minute Video Episodes with Episode 29 Just Released "A STRUGGLE CALLED CADILLAC Pt.1 & 2 + Episode #31 "A FAILURE CALLED EDSEL" + Just Released as Well "IS YOUR CAR TRULY AMERICAN / EUROPEAN/ ASIAN ?"
Below what started out in March 2020 as "Our Crisis Center" of Important Contacts. I still leave this Feature Inserted as a Handy Resource.
An Extremely Sincere Thank You from this Magazine and the THOUSANDS that have Expressed to me : How Publix in ALL their Stores were 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 and still are BRILLIANT in their Coordination of this Unchartered Venture & the Magnitude Involved.
Two Important Announcements before we Start with some Beautiful Photographs of the area in England called the Village of Thurne in the Broads England
On May 14 at 5pm at Bayview Park is the FALLEN OFFICER CEREMONY. An Annual event with KWPD's Chief Brandenburg and MCSO's Sheriff Rick Ramsay Leading this 30 Minute Tribute to the Fallen Officers. If you have sensitive ears bring Ear Plugs for the Gun Salute. Please come out and Support our Women and Men of Law Enforcement and PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO SHOW OUR GRATITUDE. The Next Announcement is
The Spring Film Series from the Key West Film Festival Concludes with "TOP GUN" Showing at Mary Ellen's Bar and Restaurant May 23rd. at 9pm. Go to their website for Further Information WWW.KEYWESTFF.COM. A taped Introduction for "Top Gun" on 5/23 by One of our "Golden Key Recipients" Featured on Stage in KW a few Years ago for ALIEN ; Tom Skerritt. Mary Ellen's Bar and Restaurant at 420 Applerouth Lane. 305-294-7750 WWW.MARYELLENSBAR.COM
At first glance you might assume that the bucolic scene in our image is located somewhere in the Netherlands. Or perhaps the Belgian countryside. The windmill in the distance may throw some viewers off, but those structures aren't all that rare in this part of eastern England. The Broads is located mostly within the county of Norfolk and is a system of inland waterways, a navigable landscape of canals, rivers, and lakes—the latter known as 'broads.'
Up until the 1960s, experts believed these lakes were natural. But they were actually formed when peat excavations were flooded by rising sea levels in the Middle Ages. And that windmill—or, more accurately windpump—in our image? Like others in the area, this one in Thurne served to drain canals in the wetlands.
Our First Feature From the Last Issue received many compliments : Tulips from 'KEUKENHOF" Amsterdam AKA "THE GARDEN OF EUROPE. Click the April 18th. Issue to see many photos used : https://conta.cc/3Md75IY
Back to this week's First Feature "THE VILLAGE OF THURNE IN THE BROADS : ENGLAND"
More from The Village of Thurne in the Broads England Up Shortly in this Issue
A Popular Weekly Feature 'PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS AROUND THE KEYS WITH ROBERTA DePIERO
Here is something really interesting to see at the Monroe County Library at 700 Flemming Street : An Exhibition on the Key West Mayors by Betty J. Darst Shot by Roberta . Below are Just a Few Photos with ALL the Mayors in this Feature Up Shortly.
This Week Bill and Linda Klipp Features The Celebration at TSKW ( The Studios of Key West) for the 2 Million Raised for their Carraige Trade House. Here are a Few Photos with many Additional Up Shortly
More of the Celebration of Raising 2 Million Dollars for the Renovation of TSKW Carriage Trade House with a Feature from Executive Contributing Editors Bill and Linda Klipp Up Shortly.
Up Next Great News about Jim Scholl; But First we start from the Popular You-Tube Content Provider "PERFECT LIFE" Part 1 of "40 OLD PHOTOGRAPHS YOU HAVEN'T SEEN BEFORE"
A Cat carrying her Kittens across the street stopped NYC traffic July 29, 1925
Window Baby Cages
The Lyford House (Built 1876) being saved from demolition and moved by barge across Richardson Bay. Tiburon California December 1957
With a Woman's Determination, Loretta Craig takes over a Man-Size Job in Corpus Christie Texas
Statue of Liberty in Paris 1877-1885
Robert Wadlow, The World's Tallest man in history with his brothers and sisters 1936. 8 Foot and 11 Inches.
U.S. Woodstock August 1969
Passenger scurry to buses at 49th St. and 5th. Ave. as Snow Continues to Fall Reaching a Depth of 10.5 Inches
OK Who is Marilyn Lange? ; and Why is She So Important? We Continue with 10 More Photographs from the Popular You-Tube Content Provider PERFECT LIFE and "40 OLD PHOTOGRAPHS YOU HAVEN'T SEEN BEFORE" Up Shortly
MONROE COUNTY, FL – Today, Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed James “Jim” Scholl to the vacant District 3 seat of the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners. The seat was vacated in December 2021 by Eddie Martinez. He will join Mayor David Rice, Mayor Pro Tem Craig Cates, Michelle Coldiron, and Holly Merrill Raschein on the commission.
“I am thankful for the Governor’s support and the support of those who recommended me for the position,” said Scholl. “I am looking forward to working with the other commissioners for the betterment of Monroe County.”
Scholl, of Key West, served as the City of Key West City Manager from 2007 to 2012 and 2014 to 2019. Scholl is a United States Navy Veteran who was the Commanding Officer of Naval Air Station Key West from 2003 to 2006. He is currently a member of the Sunrise Rotary Club of Key West, Key West Military Affairs Committee and serves as President of the Board of Directors for Sigsbee Charter School. He is a graduate of Leadership Monroe Class XV. Scholl has a bachelor’s degree in zoology from Miami University (Ohio) and a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the Navy War College.
Our Last Issue Had a Feature on Michael "CHEVAL" Visiting Wyland Gallery in Key West. Click this April 18th. Issue Link to see Many of His Works and Of Course He Hangs Year Round with a Very Large area at Wyland
Having spent much time in The Hamptons during many past Summers. Having Many Artist and Gallery Owner Friends in The Hamptons and Long Island New York; I have 400 ACTIVE Long Island names on my Database. The Southampton Arts Center is very similar to the TSKW, KWAHS, & Florida Keys Council of the Arts. Below is their Most Recent Members Info. Release.
Today is #techtuesday, and the first of three virtual talks this month designed to help you connect with our exhibition artists no matter where you are in the world!
At 6 PM we’ll be chatting with exhibition artist Anne Spalter. She will discuss how she uses cutting edge AI technology to create new and unique compositions, but finishes up her works with traditional art materials. The discussion will be moderated by Helen Harrison, exhibition advisor.
Can’t make it today? We have two more illustrated talks that illuminate the world of art this month!
On Tuesday, May 17 at 6 PM, TECHSPRESSIONISM - Digital & Beyond curator Colin Goldberg will discuss Techspressionism’s genesis, survey its present flowering, and imagine its potential.
Then on Tuesday, May 31 at 6 PM, tune in for a conversation to internationally renowned artist Shimon Attie as they discuss the exhibition in light of technology’s expressive potential for re-imagining relationships between space, time, place, memory and identity.
Michael Joseph was born in Kimberly, the Capital of South Africa’s Northern Cape Province, in 1941. His father was heavily involved in Anti-Apartheid activities, especially fundraising, and all of this gave Joseph early exposure to politicians and social reportage from South Africa. On arriving in London in 1962, Joseph studied at The London College of Printing and Graphic Arts. During his time at University he was sent to Vietnam to photograph the war and as a result he was commissioned to many advertising assignments and made his name as a photographer.
In June 1968, Michael spent two days with the Rolling Stones at Sarum Chase in Hampstead and Swarkestone Hall Pavilion, Derbyshire, shooting a series of images that were intended to be used on the cover the album
“ Beggars Banquet.” Joseph went on to have a very successful career working on fashion and advertising campaigns. To this day he is still rarely seen without a camera.
We are pleased to share an original used
Eagles poster great for any collector
or rock and roll fan.
' EAGLES (2002) '
Great original 1st printing poster of The Eagles performing at The Gorge Ampitheatre – George, Washington - June 15th, 2002.
Designed by Randy Tuten,
this poster has been linen-backed to help preserve it.
Measures approx. 19" x 25 1/8"
in a black lacquer frame.
Gallery price $1,295.
We are pleased to share an original used
John Wayne poster with beautiful artwork.
Great for any collector
or movie fan.
' JOHN WAYNE - LES DE COMANCHEROS (1961) '
The Comancheros is a 1961 American film directed
by Michael Curtiz starring John Wayne and Stuart Whitman. Original used Belgium poster in fine condition with beautiful artwork.
Note the tax stamp in the upper corner.
This poster has been linen-backed to help preserve it.
THOMAS ARVID IN KWG MAY 5 -7 for the Songwriter's Festival
Adam Scott Rote News : Thanks to the Disney Boardwalk Team for an incredible Exhibition Last weekend, A new Marilyn Monroe original commission featuring the Hollywood H and round frame is now on my agenda!
A Fantastic co-signing with Anthony Daniels C3PO from Star Wars, limited Uniques on this one, I’ll be finishing up the Co-signed Marvel Punisher Jon Bernthal and will have this at the Disney Exhibition May 6-9th. I’ll be Showcasing at Sottil Galleries in St Petersburg April 22-24th. And Last but not least new upcoming collaborations featuring Rebecca Romijn Marvel’s Mystique, AND Sylvester Stallone ROCKY!!!!!!. Stay tuned for further updates. BIG News Coming Soon
Above : Adam with Jerry Lewis and A photo of Adam with 5 Hugh Stars from about 5 years ago. Below Adam Scott Rote Writes : "What a day to remember, Mr. Lewis was a huge influence in my style of painting growing up. In one of his movies featuring Dean Martin & Shirley Maclaine Dorothy Malone plays an Artist and Dean’s love interest, stretched out all over the studio in Malone’s studio apartment are Vargas paintings that she is pretending to illustrate. Something about those paintings stuck with me, and I got to collaborate and share that with the man that made my childhood a absolute wondrous memory (thanks channel 43 for playing favorites and as always Love to Karen Grace Cadle for being the Legend Whisperer.)". The May 2nd or (pushed back an additional Week : May 9th.) Issue will have more from Adam Scott Rote.
WWW.LETTYNOWAK.COM Letty Nowak's "JAG" 1075 Duval Square (Where Doug Mayberry Realty was) Off of Simonton.
Carolyn and Fred Join 'PLOGGERS" on Earth Day and Along with Commissioner Gregory Davila, Mayor Teri Johnston, Roberta DePiero, Jody Gross, Dee Dee Green and Many Regular "Ploggers" on Earth Day Collected 290 Lbs. of Trash. A Few More Photos of the Event Up Shortly in Our Weekly THE CITY OF KEY WEST Section
In an awards ceremony Friday, hosted by the Grand Key Resort, Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg named Officer Santiago Perez Officer of the Year 2021 and Denise Richardson Civilian Employee of the Year 2021.
These honors are sponsored by Keys Federal Credit Union and Mary Lou Carn was on hand to present each recipient with a $500 check.
Officer Perez began his career with the Key West Police Department in 2017, having completed the Law Enforcement Academy at the College of the Florida Keys.
"Officer Perez genuinely cares about the community he serves," said Chief Brandenburg. "He can always be relied upon to go the extra mile whether it's providing food and water to migrants or going out of his way to help someone in crisis."
Denise Richardson has been with the department since 2010. During that time she has proven to be a dedicated professional who regularly comes in on her own time during the weekends to ensure payroll is completed and correct.
"Denise has gone above and beyond this year," said Chief Brandenburg, "stepping up to fill some extra vital roles when staff left. Without any hesitation or complaint, Denise has worked three jobs in one without falling behind on any tasks. Her dedication ensured that the department continued to function at its very highest level."
UP SHORTLY 4 MORE FEATURES FROM THE CITY OF KEY WEST
We Now Continue with our Weekly Feature "PHOTOGRAPHS FROM AROUND THE WORLD". This Week : The Village of Thurne in the Broads : England.
We Continue with more PHOTOGRAPHS FROM AROUND THE WORLD Featuring THE VILLAGE OF THURNE IN THE BROADS ENGLAND in this Issue Up Shortly. In Our Last Issue we Featured from Popular You-Tube Content Provider "RECOLLECTION ROAD" THE HISTORY OF DUNKIN DONUTS. Click this Constant Content URL Link to see The Feature
305-731-0581 Home is 600 White St. at the Armory but as Most know they perform in many different Venues.
FRINGE THEATER KEY WEST
LILLIAN BAXTER IS BACK AT THE LITTLE ROOM!
SHOW DATES: JUNE 1-4 2022
Fringe Theater announces the return of Lillian Baxter to the Little Room Jazz Club, June 1-4, in the all new A FABULOUS Evening with Lillian Baxter starring John Vessels and Jay Schwandt. Musical theater meets cabaret when these two guys perform their spectacular one-woman show!
“Our Key West audience fell in love with Lillian, when we first introduced her in 2016,” says Fringe Managing Artistic Director Rebecca Tomlinson. “I think it was a combination of her knock-out voice and upbeat approach to life’s little foibles. So we keeping asking John and Jay to write new shows for us so we can keep bringing her back!”
This year’s show is a one-woman musical Pride parade of show tunes, gay anthems, and disco. Let’s do the Hustle! Everything will be coming up Rainbows in this All-Welcome celebration of the Night Life, the Love Life, and the occasional stay at the YMCA.
But wait, just who is this Lillian Baxter?
Lillian is a fictional character created by actor and writer John Vessels. “She was almost huge in the 1960s. Her voice took her places that her looks, perhaps, could not,” John jokes, but then he clarifies. “Lillian isn’t a drag act, beyond the obvious fact that I’m wearing a frock or two. Lillian is a fully realized human being living in a comedy format.”
“Lillian never gives up,” explains Jay Schwandt, the show’s pianist and musical arranger. “She might mope, but she always picks herself up and carries on!”
Jay and John both came to theater by way of music. Jay’s degrees are in music composition, and John’s degree is in opera. On the rare occasion when John is not performing professionally, he teaches voice and acting in Indianapolis, and Jay is an Associate Professor of Musical Theater at Ball State University.
Critics rave: “John Vessels has a masterful level of vocal control which he pairs with a pitch perfect portrayal of Lillian as a super star that never was. And Jay Schwandt shines with his impressive piano skills and arrangements.”
A FABULOUS Evening with Lillian Baxter runs June 1-4 at 7pm at the Little Room Jazz Club which is located at 821 Duval Street. Doors will open nightly at 6pm so patrons can enjoy the Little Room’s tasty menu and full bar. Then patrons can stay to enjoy Little Room’s regularly scheduled musical entertainment at 9pm. Tickets are $35 general admission and $50 reserved seating and are available online at www.fringetheater.org or by calling 305-731-0581. Seating is limited so advanced ticket purchase is encouraged.
Fringe Theater is Key West’s community-focused theater which offers unique opportunities for people to see and do theater. Fringe is a 501c3 nonprofit with a vibrant and inclusive outreach and education program. For more information about Fringe, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both Misha McRae Executive Director and Audrey Thompson Executive Secretary send regards and tell us :
12TH Annual Key West Art in the Garden 2022
Meander over Garden Boardwalks and down pathways through dappled shade cast by fresh greenscape, colorful blossoms and winged creatures of nature and spot a sculpture! Nature has been benign in recent months with spring rains bringing renewal and the return of 'Art in the Garden' with artistic expressions emphasizing harmony with nature. These works are earth-friendly in the selection of materials (including natural, recycled, and repurposed) and themes.
The 12th annual Key West ART in the GARDEN opened at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden on April 20th Sculptures by local artists accent the natural beauty of the conservation site on Stock Island through July 31st, seven days a week from 10am-4pm
The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is located on College Road near the light on US 1 just over Cow Key Bridge on Stock Island Cali 305-296-1504 or visit www.keywestgarden for directions and details.
Please: Be Safe and Be Well. Safe social distancing is our responsibility for the protection of us all.
Alaen is always having Multiple Exhibition in The Keys at the same time. One Features Andy LLanes.
Coming soon May 14/2022 until Jun 12
Personal exhibition of Cuban plastic artist Andy Llanes Bulto ; Key West, Florida.
“ DUALITY”, curated by Alaen Ledesma Fernandez
will be exhibited at Shakti Yoga;
YOUR ISLAND COMMUNITY
Supported by Latin American Art Magazine, Ellen Gvili/ Ocean Sotheby's International Realty,
Andy Llanes Bultó is a young and talented Cuban painter, graduated from ISA, who bases his work on the human body. His large-format paintings of him make up a collection that is recognized internationally today.
The pictorial technique of the Cuban artist Andy Llanes surpasses the borders of the irrational, in his pieces we can find photographic perfection as a result of an intoxicating work. A mix between impressionism and realism that produces an almost photorealistic work.
More from Alaen Ledesma Fernandez Up Shortly in this Issue
Laurie Wishes Everyone a Pleasant Spring and Gives Us a Brief Sneak Preview of what's to come in Summer "We will have two shows opening in June. The first is our Summer Show at Our Place in Paradise Gallery in Islamorada, June 4-25.
The second will be at the Gato Building (Florida Keys Council of the Arts) June 4-August 12, called Native Creatives: Artists of the Art Guild of the Purple Isles."
Here are the May 2022 Exhibitions and then to Follow Information on the 2022 SUMMER MANGO MADNESS
GARDENS OF ABSOLUTE TRUTHS by VALERIE HIRD
May 5-26 in the SANGER GALLERYSponsored by GREEN PINEAPPLE
Somewhere beyond right and wrong there is a garden. I will meet you there. – Rumi
Hird, a painter, stage designer and award-winning filmmaker uses the mythical garden as a metaphor to explore how we perceive truth. Narratives favorites familiar from her childhood, such as Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll and The Secret Garden byFrances Hodgson Burnett – among others – are re-imagined for our present day in large-scale paintings, interactive shadowbox gardens and animated videos. Seductively, charmingly, she challenges the viewer to choose whether or not to believe.
THE COLOR OF SUMMER by PAOLA EFFIO
May 5-26 XOJ GALLERY
Sponsored by BESAME MUCHO
A mermaid plays the lyre with a boat on her head. An anthropomorphized cat considers her next move. A dragon smiles with its tongue out like a happy dog. Effio’s charming raku and concrete sculptures appear like characters from a children’s book, leaping into three dimensions.
ZABAR LOBBY GALLERY Sponsored by OCEAN SOUTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
Miami artist Meme Ferré’s abstract works unite a vibrant natural color palette reminiscent of her Caribbean heritage and the tropical, lush flora and fauna from her garden in Puerto Rico. Ferré believes her artistic gifts should be shared, inspiring her latest body of work, an homage of portraits that capture the essence of her friends and loved one’s personalities, hearts and souls through layers of thick, painterly brushstrokes vastly divergent in form from her abstract landscapes, but with a remarkable kinship in color and spirit.
ZABAR PROJECT GALLERY Sponsored by SHADE CERAMICS & SHUTTER PHOTOGRAPHY
Appleby’s wall-sized cyanotype prints are juxtaposed with plants, oolite and found objects in an immersive installation meant to have you gaze again at the world around you, with praise, consideration and collaborative energy.
We close out the season with a celebration of the fruit that brings us joy – like holding sunshine in the palm of your hand – and an annual reminder of why we love our island home. In the same spirit, our summer group exhibition is a celebration of the creativity all around us, as our family of artist members share the fruits of their labors (mango-inspired or otherwise), with something for every taste.
Young Matzy Moses navigates the corruption and gang warfare of 1930’s New York to save everything she holds dear. Up against her are policemen on the take, Irish gangsters and shady politicians. But with a resilient and unconventional heroine, you can expect the unexpected.
The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations headquartered in the Lower Keys, to support projects that will benefit residents in communities from Big Coppitt to Big Pine Key. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 27 and the online application form is available at cffk.org/grants.
“As a Sugarloaf resident myself, I am thrilled at this opportunity to support non-profits in the Lower Keys,” said Dr. Susanne Woods, board chair of the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys. “I know many groups are working to make Big Coppitt through Big Pine a happier, healthier, and even more beautiful place, and, thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Community Foundation can help.”
The Community Foundation has funds to offer small grants, typically up to $3000, to assist with specific programs, projects, and/or urgent needs, not to cover regular administrative costs. All grant decisions will be made by the Lower Keys Advisory Council, comprised of residents of the Lower Florida Keys, who will award its first round of grants in early June.
Applications must be submitted via this online portal. Only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations headquartered from Big Pine to Big Coppitt may apply. Please contact Kevin Bowes at email@example.com or 305-809-4992 with questions or for technical assistance with the online grant application.
These grants are made possible by donors to the Community Foundation’s Lower Keys Future Fund, which supports nonprofits in underserved Lower Keys communities in all areas, from the environment and education to healthcare and the arts, and more. Contributions to the Lower Keys Future Fund are currently being matched dollar-for-dollar by the Community Foundation. Learn more at cffk.org/lowerkeys..
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers poster great for any collector or rock and roll fan.
' TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS (1999) '
Fantastic graphics on this original 1st printing poster
for the performance at the Rose Garden,
September 1st, 1999.
This poster has been linen-backed to help preserve it.
Measures approx. 19" x 23 3/8"
in a black lacquer frame.
Gallery price $1,495.
Thanks Jason and James and of course the Owner of the Zazoo Galleries and famed Cartoon Artist Don Oriolo. As we always do; we have a few Sections from Zazoo in each Issue.... More GREAT Memorabilia Up Shortly;
"We are pleased to be able to report to our supporters that the "50 for 50"
Campaign (A Campaign to raise $1,000 for each of the 50 years of Impromptu Classical Concerts) which we announced in January has been very successful! This source of endowed revenue will ensure that we can continue to fulfill our mission, which is to "provide the best of classical music for all residents and visitors to the City of Key West and Monroe County, performed by the finest artists at the most reasonable prices possible while students can attend free of charge."
As of April 15th, we have received over $90,000 from more than 70 generous donors. Our Campaign will continue until the end of our fiscal year, and we believe that our supporters will continue to give and put our Campaign "over the top" of more than $100,000. We will need that revenue stream because costs of producing a concert of the highest quality are rising steadily.
All the money provided by ticket sales and the generosity of our supporters goes to fund these six concerts. All the work of each of our six performances is done by our dedicated, all volunteer Board.
Below is a list of donors as of April 15th, 2022. If you enjoy the concerts and would like to join in this effort to continue to bring the best classical music to Key West, we ask that you add your name to the list of those who have already given. This can be accomplished most easily by going to our web site: www.keywestimproptu.org.
Again, our deepest thanks to everyone who has made this Campaign such a success!" George Korn
One of the Venues for WALK ON WHITE..Next is always the 3rd Thursday of the Month and is Thursday May 19
The Painting below is so nice to see in person or even better purchase the Original ( which this is) from Helen. I believe it's called "Oil On Board" with 24 Carrot Gold 12 X 12.
Roman Harrison above
One of the Venues for WALK ON WHITE is From MAYANJALI CAFE (Which also has a Few Rooms set aside for Local Artisans) + Their Main room is so relaxing and feels like you are in your Mothers Living Room.