THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE & FRIENDS June 6, 2022
THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE & FRIENDS
June 6, 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 7850+. We start every Issue with some LEAD TEASE PHOTOS of Features that Appear in this June 6, 2022 Issue : Above ; Kristen Livengood & Monroe County send us Two Featured Press Releases for "ART IN PUBLIC PLACES" ( Above : Liz Young Executive Director of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts with Artisan Lothar Speer and his Contribution to a Public Building). Next in this June 6 Issue: many Items from ZAZOO Memorabilia Gallery (Above Zazoo Owner Don Oriolo & Just one of his many "FELIX THE CAT" paintings), Next : Anna Sweet and NEW Items. Next : The Studios of Key West ( WWW.TSKW.ORG ) & their Annual "Mango Madness" that takes ALL 3 Floors. Next : The Key West Film Festival ( WWW.KWFF.COM ) Concludes their 2022 Spring Festival with TOP GUN. Next in this Issue : The FKSPCA has a few sections with Adorable Adoptees (Above a 3 YO Female American Rabbit named ZIPPY). Another Piece of Memorabilia from Zazoo ( Autographed Photo signed by ALL Four Beatles). Many Zazoo Sections in this Issue. "Meet the Candidates" June 17 from WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM 5-7PM at Tennessee Williams Theater
Our June 6, 2022 Issue Continues BELOW with Part 2 of "Love and Compassion. Next in this Issue "Winter Scenes & Automobiles". Next : Part 2 from Popular You-Tube Content Provider "VINTAGE TODAY" "EACH OF THESE 71 RARE PHOTOS HAS A UNIQUE STORY TO TELL". Next Part 1: Photos from ALL 50 States (below :Bombay Hook National Wildlife Preserve DELAWARE). Next in this Issue from Popular You-Tube Content Provider "PAPERJAM" Part 1 "INTERESTING NOSTAGIC OLD PHOTOGRAPHS". Next : JAG Gallery & Letty Nowak / Chas Hickey Open a NEW Exhibition from Rick Worth June 2-28. Next : Part 2 from Popular You-Tube Content Provider "RARE HISTORY" "40 RARELY SEEN POWERFUL & AMAZING HISTORICAL PHOTOS". Next : Part 2 "NATURAL WORLD FULL OF BEAUTY" (Below Tippi Hedren & Her Tiger GREGORY on the Set of "ROAR" 1981)
"USS ARIZONA" on NYC's East River Returning from the Sea Trials Dec 25, 1916
The Inside of a 1930's Airplane
We Continue with Features that are in this June 6 Issue : Nance Frank Owner of Gallery on Greene has one of the Largest Year Round Artisans of ANY Gallery ANYWHERE. Nance just sent over Two Flyers on REYNERIO TAMAYO and LINDA REIKE (Appearing In One of her sections below) Immediately Below is from Tamayo "Pilar Submarine" 24 X 36 Acrylic on Canvas THEN from Linda Reike "Humidor /Treasure Chest " 25 X 12 X 13 Acrylic on Antique Wood Chest. Next in this June 6th. Issue : Dr. John "Jack" Norris & The Many Videos he Has graciously made to Educate / Update us on Covid + an Encore Feature from him ( The Anniversary of His Opinions on a Controversial Medical Topic in the American Medical Association - JAMA). Next : The Southampton Arts Center & Then Alaen Ledesma Fernandez has a few more weeks of his Exhibition at Shakti Yoga 114 White Street for Andy Llanes Bulto "DUALYTI"
We Continue with Our Beginning TEASE PHOTOS for Some of the Features in this June 6th Issue : Many Sections from the Zazoo Memorabilia Gallery (JOHN LENNON (GOLD RECORD from INSTANT KARMA), ANDY WARHOL POSTER ( on MICKEY MOUSE), AEROSMITH SIGNED ALBUM, THE BEATLES SIGNED ALBUM, ZAZOO OWNER DON ORIOLO and a few NEW FELIX THE CAT PAINTINGS, LED ZEPPELIN CONCERT POSTER, and Lots of MARILYN MONROE Merchandise. :Next :Jenn and Michael Host the Next WALK ON WHITE (Every 3rd Thursday of Every Month ; Next June 16). Next Up :The TDC (Tourist Development Council) has their June On-Line "Keys Traveler" Published and we have 8 Links to just a few of the Hundreds of Items In The "Keys Traveler" and their website (Below : The Underwater Music Festival - Divers and Snorkelers Can promote Reef Protection & Explore the Continental U.S. Only Living Coral Barrier Reef during a One of a Kind Underwater Concert : The 38th. Annual Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival at Looe Key Reef; an area off the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Approximately 6 Miles South of Big Pine Key). Next Up : Sarah and Mark from Shade Ceramics and Shutter Photography are one of the Hosts of the Next "WALK ON WHITE" Always the 3rd Thursday of the Month ( June 16). Next : Signed Alice Cooper Album. Next : One of the Largest Peter Max Collections is right here in Key West at The Key West Gallery.
More Zazoo Sections (Below : A Gold Record Presented to Apple Records for selling 1 Million Copies and then an Andy Warhol Autographed Poster). is an ANDY WARHOL Autographed Poster). The MCSO Opens their Animal Farm the 2nd. and 4th. Sundays from 1-3pm ( Next Two Sundays June 12 & June 26). WWW.TSKW.ORG has ALL 3 FLOORS for their Annual "SUMMER MANGO MADNESS" + "Glow Hours" on their Hugh's View Rooftop. 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 June 6, 2022 Issue : Laurie at the Art Guild of the Purple Isles Tells Us about 2 Summer Exhibitions ( June 4 - June 25) Summer Show at Our Place in Paradise Gallery in Islamorada & at the GATO Building ( Florida Keys Council of the Arts) A Summer Show Called "NATURE CREATIVES" June 4 to August 12 with Exhibition Kick-Off Party June 16 5:30-7P . The Amanda Johnson Art Gallery will have a NEW Feature with Many New Works in Our Next Issue. 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 "Fish Out of Water" by Sandy Sun). One of Our Last Issues 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. Next in this Issue : The KW Poetry Guild has a few Events ( Below a Photo from "Mile Zero Key West" of KW Poet Laureate Conroy Flower
Karen Wray from Collections Gallery sends regards & Reminds Us that the Stock Island " Art Stroll" is Sat. 6/11 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. Another Item from Zazoo Memorabilia in their 4 Sections in this June 6, 2022 issue is an Autographed PINK FLOYD Poster. AnnaMarie Giordano "Life Drawing Workshops" Tuesdays 11am to 2pm. Next :Very Interesting NEW Information from Anna Sweet; Including 50% Off On Selected Items
Kate Miano's "Gardens Resort" Sunday "Jazz in the Garden" was rained out last week.( June 5th will be the Last Jazz in the Garden" for the 2021 /2022 Season and Features Peter Diamond & Friends (As of Sat. June 4 11am ; Looks Like the event may be Pushed back again; contact the Hotel for Updates). Next : Much going on at The South Florida Symphony Orchestra. Next : Even if you are not an Automotive History Fan; you'll still enjoy these 8 to 14 Minute Video Episodes with Episode 30 Just Released "SEEING DOUBLE :THE HISTORY OF BADGE ENGINEERING" , "STRANGE-WEIRD& OBSCURE CAR MEET", Episode 35 "THE AMERICAN SPORTS CAR CRAZE", Episode 31 " A FAILURE CALLED EDSEL" Episode 29 PARTS 1 AND 2 "A STRUGGLE CALLED CADILLAC" and 'IS YOUR CAR TRULY AMERICAN-EUROPEN-ASIAN". Also in this June 6th Issue : MOTE and Grant to Treat Sea Turtles. Salt Island Provisions Gallery & General Store Presents in June : EMMA STARR AKA "EMJAY" and her "IMBUES" Exhibition.
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 BRILLIANT in their Coordination of this Unchartered Venture & the Magnitude Involved.
Amazing Photos that a friend Bob sent me. We are calling this Part 1 of 2 for this Photographic Feature "Love and Compassion"
Part 2 of "Love and Compassion" in the Next Issue. Below are ONLY 9 Photos of Winter Scenes with Classic Cars and not 30
Creative Image Provided by Nicholas Bergery (2022)
‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ Nicholas Bergery 2022
“30 x 40” Print on Stretched Canvas
Original Photography and Digital Collage
Limited Edition 1/25 Artist Proof
The new artwork title was inspired by Heironymus Bosch.
It was created and produced with my Original Photography archived over a decade and from my photo based Collage artwork. I started with Panoramas of the Fairchild Garden in Miami as a background, with palm trees, sky clouds and pond, and which included a few of Dale Chihuly glass sculpture in the park.
I added my tropical flora and fauna, botanicals, colorful exotic flowers and orchids, plants and trees, a flower cross, pineapple and banana plants and a basket of Mangos from my tree. I included parrots, egret, woodpecker, iguanas, snake, crocodile, spiders, scorpion, insects. butterflies, moth, firefly, dragon fly, turtle, bull frog, rooster. I also added figurines of Jesus, Buddha (with mask), Faeries, Mermaids, Dragon, King of the sea, And Covid icons, world peace Tibetan sand painting mandala, And my own photo mandalas, including a butterfly peace mandala dedicated to Ukraine, and a photo of Captain Jack Sparrow impersonator and wench, a nod to Pirate Johnny Depp.
In Our Last Issue As we do every year before we go to a SUMMER HIATUS PUBLISHING SCHEDULE; we start the Lead Feature with the ANNUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL CEREMONY. This Year covering the event is one of our 4 Executive Contributing Editors : Roberta DePiero . If you Click the May 23rd Issue Link you will see that Lead Feature : along with 25 Additional Photographs and Identifications of people in the Photos.
In an abundance of caution, Key West Transit will suspend all bus service including the Lower Keys Shuttle, City Routes, and the Duval Loop starting at 8pm on Friday June 3rd.
According to the National Weather Service, high winds and potential flooding may impact the Keys within the bus service areas. Unless there are unforeseen changes in the weather, the City intends to resume full bus service on Sunday morning, June 5th
Sunday May 22 marked the final day in a 27-year career for Key West Police Capt. JR Torres.
At last week's City Commission meeting, Chief Sean Brandenburg, City Manager Patti McLauchlin and the entire City Commission gave thanks to Capt. Torres for his dedicated years of service, noting that, prior to his tenure with the police he served the community as a paramedic for ten years. In total, Capt. Torres has served the Key West community for 37 years.
Chief Brandenburg, in recognition of his outstanding service to the community, bestowed the honorary rank of Deputy Chief.
During his nearly three decades with the police, Capt. Torres has earned many honors, including the Medal of Valor, the Life Saving Award, and several Chief's Commendations.
He served as a narcotics detective, K9 handler and patrol officer. Ten years ago, he was promoted to Captain and served as Patrol Captain until his retirement.
"This has been the most rewarding and honorable thing I've done in my life," said Capt. Torres. "In my mind there's nothing more rewarding that a person can do as a human being. That feeling you get when you put your head down at night knowing you have done right for others is priceless."
Chief Brandenburg recapped Capt. Torres's remarkable career and, in a long-standing joke around the station, noted that he was, indeed, the Chief's favorite Captain.
"Congratulations, JR, on an amazing career," he said.
At Wednesday's City Commission meeting, City Manager Patti McLauchlin presented Capt. Torres with a plaque honoring his service.
"We've worked together for 27 years," she said, "Through thick and thin. I'm very proud of the service you've given to the community."
In the photo: Commissioners Gregory Davila, Jimmy Weekley and Mary Lou Hoover, Mayor Teri Johnston, City Manager Patti McLauchlin, Police Chief Sean Brandenburg, Capt. JR Torres, Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman, and Commissioners Clayton Lopez and Billy Wardlow.
Special Announcement: David Sloan received a grant from the Awesome Foundation to establish a poet tree in honor of the long time KWPG member, Ray Campbell. There will be a gathering of poets and friends on Saturday 6/11 @ 10.00 am at the Fort East Martello. All are welcome to read a poem, tell a story, joke, etc about our beloved Raybo.
Two Popular Key West Literary Faces in Key West : David Sloan with Robert the Doll and Conroy Flower
The Spring Film Series from the Key West Film Festival Concluded with "TOP GUN" Showing at Mary Ellens a few weeks ago. Go to their website for Further Information WWW.KEYWESTFF.COMabout their SPRING SERIES. A taped Introduction that Night by One of our Featured Guests a few Years ago for ALIEN ; Tom Skerritt. 420 Applerouth Lane. 305-294-7750 WWW.MARYELLENSBAR.COM
Here are a few Photos from the last in the KWFF Spring Series Films
Today most of the Van Eno's works remain in private collections. His first painting to be offered at auction was "Bathers" at Hindman, Chicago in 2014.
We are so lucky to have this very special, and mysterious, piece of Van's in the gallery.
Van is remembered as a private, yet generous and enormously talented man who came to the fore in the Key West art scene during the 1970s. He had arrived by way of New York City, having previously studied in Germany and England during the post-war period. Over these years, Van started painting in the style of ancient Flemish tapestries, eventually applying this to Biblical themes and all the major Greco-Roman myths.
Before he passed away of AIDS in 1986 at the age of 39, Van did wonderful things for the Key West community, designing countless theater backdrops, costumes, and promotional materials for events.
We are also very excited to present two new paintings by Melinda K. Hall.
Melinda is a mastermind of creativity who uses her own set of rules to produce a visual journal. Humor, metaphor, playfulness, color and text are her artistic tools of the trade. Be sure to take note of the "troller" and "tiller" details depicted above in her painting, HOUSE BOAT.
In her imaginative oil paintings, there is almost always more than meets the eye. Every work is a sophisticated, yet delightfully childlike exploration of life.
We Now Start Part 1 : "THE NATURAL WORLD FULL OF BEAUTY BEING REPRESENTED FROM ALL 50 STATES. We Begin with Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, & Connecticut. We will Identify the Photographer and Except Noted ALL are from Getty Images.
ALASKA : WRANGLER-ST.ELIAS NATIONAL PARK & PRESERVE by Cappan.
Few states seize the popular imagination like Alaska. And at 13 million acres, Wrangell-St. Elias (the largest national park in the U.S.) encompasses the overwhelming beauty of the far north. Hiking here leads you through a boreal forest, along glittering glaciers (the Root Glacier trail goes right on the icy mass; crampons recommended), and up to ridges for wild mountain views — this park contains some of the highest peaks in the country.
ARIZONA : GRAND CANYON by Dean Fikar
What can we say? The most beautiful place in Arizona is the Grand Canyon. Though outrageous natural beauty is found in every corner of the state, from enchanting Emerald Cove to sacred Canyon de Chelly, nothing quite compares to the majesty of Arizona's flagship feature.
Michael Runkel/Getty Images
Dominating northwestern Arkansas, Ozark National Forest is an all-season haven rich in things to do. Its ferny oak-hickory woods are dotted with caverns (the tour-friendly Blanchard Springs Caverns has an underground river), grottoes, swimming beaches, campsites, and horseback and ATV trails. Whitaker Point and Sam's Throne are favorites with hikers and rock climbers.
CALIFORNIA : YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK by Jadon Smith/Getty Images.
The nation's third-oldest park has major status with the National Park System, UNESCO, and traveler wish lists around the world. The alpine wonderland draws millions of annual visitors to see its high-country Sierra Nevada beauty, marked by granite domes, towering sequoias, and sheer-drop waterfalls.
Hike or drive up to Glacier Point to behold Yosemite Valley from 7,000 feet; the million-dollar panorama includes Yosemite Falls and famous Half Dome, staggeringly close and shooting 4,800 feet at a beyond-vertical pitch above the valley floor.
COLORADO : GARDEN OF THE GODS by Martina Birnbaum/Getty Images
Anyone with even a passing interest in geology (or photography, or just knockout natural splendor in general) might find themselves at a loss for words at the sight of Garden of the Gods. Two tips: Aim to visit the lofty sandstone formations on a weekday morning to avoid the crowds, and take the Siamese Twins loop for a view of the snowy Pikes Peak (inspiration for "America the Beautiful") set in a frame of red rocks.
CONNECTICUT : CONNECTICUT SHORES by Ivan Lebedev/Getty Images
If you close your eyes and try to imagine the ideal seaside town in New England, your vision is probably not too far off from Old Lyme, Mystic, Old Saybrook, and other coastal Connecticut villages. Strung along the Long Island Sound, the small towns combine quiet coastal beauty and gobs of old-timey charm (think white-painted inns and cozy taverns).
We Continue in the Next Issue with REPRESENTION FROM ALL 50 STATES.
We now start PART 1 from the Popular You-Tube Content Provider "PaperJam" called "INTERESTING NOSTAGIC OLD PHOTOGRAPHS"
Biggest Violin they could find
French Soldiers Goin on Leave
Westbrook Train Wreck
Captain Cook Monument Hawaii
Army Cooks 1909
1912 Rudge British Motorcycles
Early 1900s Sprinkler Truck
Young Newsboys selling newspapers at the Depot. Hartford Connecticut.. One Cent to weigh yourself on the Scale
Part Two of "PAPERJAM'S" "INTERESTING NOSTALGIC OLD PHOTOGRAPHS" in Our Next Issue
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We continue with Part 2 : The natural world is full of beauty, wonder, and mystery. Nature has the power to create life and the power to take it away. As this collection of photographs show, the natural world is full of surprises that can be destructive and deadly or amazing and inspiring.
As these images were collected on the world wide web, some may be post-edited or altered. User discretion is advised.
Bear attacks on human are rare, despite what this photo and dramatic news reports say. Visitors to the backwoods of Alaska are more apt to die from bee stings and snake bites than they are to be mauls by a bear, yet we fear bears more than bees and snakes. Humans have a primal fear of being eaten by a wild animal, like a bear. This may be an involuntary fear left over from our pioneer days. Still, anytime we venture into the natural habitat of a wild animal, especially an apex predator, we need to be on alert and avoid any sort of behavior that could provoke an attack...perhaps, riding a bike.
Remember the scene in 1976’s “Rocky” when Sylvester Stallone’s character bought two tiny turtles from his girlfriend, Adrian, who worked at a pet store? Well, those red eared sliders, Cuff and Link, are still alive and celebrating their 44th birthday. When filming of “Rocky” wrapped up, Stallone kept the turtles and still has them today. In fact, word on the street is that Cuff and Link will have a cameo appearance in “Creed 2”. Unfortunately, Butkus, the bull mastiff that also appeared in “Rocky” crossed the rainbow bridge in 1981.
A coomparison showing the size of an ancient Megalodon compared to a modern day Great White shark.
Thank goodness the Megalodon is extinct! No one would venture into the water this giant species of shark patrolling the shores. As this photograph shows, the megalodon was big…enormous actually! The fossilized remained of this monster show that this animal was a killing machine. It was built like a great white shark on steroids. The megalodon could reach nearly 60 feet in length with a biting force of more than 40,000 pounds. The monster shark is often described as one of the largest and most powerful predators to ever live on Earth, but thankfully, that was a long time ago. Scientists estimate that the species died out at the end of the Pliocene era.
Morocco's tree climbing goats.
It is not the goats that are special in Morocco. It is the trees. The Argania tree is a rare tree that produces such a tasty nut that the local goats just can’t get enough. They will even climb to the top branches in order to pick the delicious nuts. Goats are natural climbers and are extremely sure-footed. Their cousins, the mountain goats, often scale high cliffs on the narrowest of ledges, so climbing on a average size tree is not a difficult task for them. Goats are herd animals, so once one goat spots an Argania tree, all his friends follow him. Soon the tree is full of goats.
B-25 bombers fly over Mount Vesuvius in Italy while it erupts in March 1944 during the Italian Campaign of World War II
TheE same Mount Vesuvius that erupted in 79 AD and buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum under layers of rock and ash has actually erupted several times throughout history. In fact, it is the only volcano located on the European mainland that has erupted in the last several decades. The last significant eruption of the volcano occurred in March of 1944. This eruption destroyed four nearby villages. During the eruption, the U.S. Army Air Force was stationed in nearby Terzigno and the volcanic eruption damaged several aircraft, but not these B-25 bombers who got a bird’s eye view of the eruption
A very wise dog waiting until his buddy finishes eating!
This dog doesn’t want to mess with the skunk. Smart dog! This smelling mammal found in North and South America is closely related to the weasel despite its nickname, stink badger. The skunk has an effective way of keeping predators away. It sprays a strong smelling liquid from a gland near its anus. Curious dogs are often the unfortunate victim of a skunk spraying. There are special shampoos on the market that are said to remove the odor of skunk from dog fur, or you could try the home remedy of bathing the dog in tomato juice.
A Natural World of Beauty in 60 Photographs Part 3 in the next issue Issue; with a few more up after this Monroe County Feature
PUBLIC INVITE: GRAND OPENING AND RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY FOR PLANTATION KEY COURTHOUSE & GOVERNMENT CENTER
PLANTATION KEY, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners, the 16th Judicial Circuit Court, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, and Monroe County’s Constitutional Officers invite the public to the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Plantation Key Courthouse and Government Facility. The ceremony is Thursday, June 2, starting at 11 a.m. Following the ceremony, anyone who wishes to tour the inside of the judicial building, which includes seven Art in Public Places pieces, can until 1 p.m. (must go through security). Centennial Bank will be serving hot dogs and hamburgers to those in attendance. The Monore County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard will present the colors, and the Upper Keys Community Key Largo Community Band and The Mangrove Swamp Band will play patriotic songs at the event.
The project consolidates the existing functions on the site into a new state-of-the-art 48,240 square foot facility that includes:
16th Judicial Circuit of Florida
Monroe County Clerk of the Court
State Attorney’s Office
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
Monroe County Public Works
According to Upper Keys historian Jerry Wilkinson, the original building, the sheriff’s substation, was built in 1958 with additions, like the courthouse and other government offices, dedicated in 1967.
“This is a beautiful upgrade to our community that has been a long time in the making,” said Monroe County Mayor David Rice. “There was a great deal of thought put into this project, and I would like to express a special appreciation to the staff and all of those involved who juggled how to build this and keep everything going while we are under construction.”
ART IN PUBLIC PLACES ANNOUNCES SEVEN NEW INSTALLATIONS AT PLANTATION KEY COURTHOUSE AND GOVERNMENT CENTER
PLANTATION KEY, FL – Monroe County’s Art in Public Places 1% for Public Art Program announces seven new installations in the new Monroe County Courthouse and Government Center in Plantation Key. During the ribbon-cutting ceremony and public tour of the building on June 2 at 11 a.m., visitors are invited to view site-specific commissioned works of art throughout the facility.
“The selection process focused on choosing artwork that would create a relaxing environment for those who work and visit the building,” said Florida Keys Council of the Arts Executive Director Elizabeth Young. “Courthouses can be stressful environments so the committee focused on pieces that are full of color, texture, and timeless design.”
Artists from Monroe County are Sally Binard of Key West, John David Hawver of Islamorada, and Lothar Speer of Key West. Other commissioned artists included are Dayton Claudio of Chico, California, Christian Eckart of Houston, Texas, Maureen Melville of McLean, Virginia, and Lori Nozick of Los Angles, California. The Art in Public Places committee is appointed by the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners and meets monthly to manage the program. Chairwoman Susann D’Antonio of Big Pine, Vice-Chair Jeffrey Harwell of Key West, Eric Anderson of Tavernier, Beth Kamenstein of Islamorada, and Cristy Spottswood of Key West convened with the Honorable Judge Luis Garcia, Clerk of the Court Kevin Madok, and Court Administrator Holly Elomina in May 2021 to select the seven proposals and then unanimously approved the artist’s contracts.
Young worked with the selected artists and Monroe County Project Manager Matthew Howard to ensure all artwork was completed and installed in time for the grand opening.
Other recently completed projects in Monroe County include the Cudjoe Key Fire Station and the Monroe County Public Library Marathon branch. The next upcoming large-scale project will be at Key West International Airport. Artists interested in being considered should update their contact information with the Arts Council to receive the Request for Qualifications to be considered in the pre-qualified pool of public artists. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-295-4369
Here are the 7 Artisans that have had their works recently placed in Monroe County Public Places. I Will Hopefully get the Titles-Dimensions,& Mediums and Insert in the Next Issue
1) CHRISTIAN ECKART (Houston, Texas) Mixed Media
2) SALLY BINARD (Key West) Mixed Media
3) LORI NOZICK (Los Angeles, California) Mixed Media
4) JOHN DAVID HAWVER (Islamorada)
5) MAUREEN MELVILLE (McLean Virginia) Mixed Media Title (Quilt)
6) DAYTON CLAUDIO (Chico, California)
7) LOTHAR SPEER (Key West) Oil on Canvas
A hermitt crab using a human skull for a shell.
Hermit crabs don’t come with their own shells like other sea creatures. Instead they make their homes in scavenged shells of other animals, or, as this image shows, whatever other handy container is available to them. In this case, a human skull serves as a perfect home for a hermit crab. This is probably a temporary home. As the hermit crab grows, it needs to find bigger shells. It searches for vacant shells or other items to move into before abandoning their current shell. Since vacant shells can sometimes be a rare commodity, hermit crabs will fight each other for the best shells. We are not sure if this hermit crap was the winner or the loser.
This tornado that was caught on camera near Oklahoma City back in 1898.
Whenn this tornado struck the town of Waynoka, Oklahoma, in May of 1898, someone was prepared with a camera to capture the twister. Some claim that the two unidentified gentlemen in this photograph were engaging in storm chasing when this image was taken, but David Hoadley, who was born in 1938, a whole forty years after this photograph was taken, is the first recognized storm chaser. Hoadley began his career as a storm chaser in 1956 in North Dakota, using date from nearby airports and weather offices. Hoadley founded “Storm Track” magazine. If the men in this pic were, indeed, storm chasing, they were most likely just amateurs who liked to watch wicked weather.
A star nosed mole.
Thiss odd-looking creature is the star-nosed mole. It is easy to identify the star-nosed mole because the tiny rodent has twenty-two pink appendage-like structures surrounding its nose. These pink tentacles-looking organs are sensory structures called Elmer’s organs, and they are so sensitive that they pick up vibrations, touch, smells, and temperature changes. This unique evolutionary adaptation makes the star-nosed mole’s Elmer’s organ the more sensitive sensory system of any mammal. You can find the star-nosed mole in the northern regions of North America and it makes its home in low, wet areas.
Mammatus clouds over Nebraska after a tornado.
Because they are said to resemble the udders of an animal, this unique cloud formation is called mammatus clouds, or mammary clouds. These odd-looking clouds are formed by cold air that drops down to form pouches in the convection of warm air. Mammatus clouds most often occur in conjunction with anvil clouds, cumulonimbus clouds, and cirrus clouds and form on the heels of thunderstorms. They have also been associated with volcanic ash clouds. This cloud phenomenon was first recorded by William Clement Ley in 1894. Mammatus clouds can be dangerous for pilots because they form in downdrafts.
Abandoned by his mother in a Chinese forest, Qizai is the only known Brown Panda in the world.
Poor Qizai! He was bullied by other pandas because of his unusual coloring and was abandoned by his mother when he was just a few months old. Some sort of genetic mutation gave Qizai brown and white fur instead of the black and white fur that other pandas have. In fact, Qizai is the only known brown panda in the world. Fortunately, Qizai was found by humans and taken to the Foping Panda Valley in China where he is safe from bullying and thriving. Now seven years old, caretakers are hoping to find him a mate.
We continue with the Part 2 of the Photographic Feature "Beauty of the Natural World" in the Next Issue!
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The May 23rd Issue had a Feature with ALL 30 + Items in the 12th Annual ART GARDEN Photographed by Executive Associate Editor Roberta DePiero. Click the May 23rd Issue Link to see All the Art Items : https://conta.cc/3NrZ1oh
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.
SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER OFFERS FULL SLATE OF PROGRAMS FOR JUNE
Jazz at Lincoln Center Comes to SAC in Collaboration with Hamptons Jazz Fest
(Southampton, NY… May 2022) Southampton Arts Center [SAC – southamptonartscenter.org]
newest exhibition, TECHSPRESSIONISM – Digital & Beyond, has been extended and will run through
July 23. Featuring the works of more than 90 artists from around the world working in technology, the
show, curated by Colin Goldberg, includes a selection of paintings, sculptures, NFTs, video works,
animations, installation works and prints. This month, SAC will bring back kids’ programming, jazz, and
more. Here’s what’s on deck in June…
Kids: Ramblin’ Dan’s Freewheelin’ Band – Wednesdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 9:30, 10:30
+ 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM
Ramblin' Dan’s Freewheelin' Band provides high energy and engaging music classes for kids 0-4 years
old. Driven by playful musicality and skillful guitar work, sessions are about having fun in pressure-free
and comforting atmosphere, helping kids gain confidence.
Studio @ SAC: Figure Drawing Workshop – Fridays, June 3, 10, 17, 24 @ 1 PM
Working from a live model, artist Linda Capello’s figure drawing workshop will explore techniques of line,
mass, gesture, proportion, and foreshortening, starting with short poses and working towards one long
pose. Limited availability – registration is required.
Live: Hamptons Jazz Fest with Noah Preminger – Friday, June 3 @ 6 PM
Join Southampton Arts Center and Hamptons Jazz Fest as we present saxophonist Noah Preminger for an
evening of jazz and cocktails! Mix and mingle with musicians at 6 PM during our social hour with bar service.
Concert will begin at 7 PM. Tables are first come, first serve.
Wellness: Sound Meditation – Saturday, June 4 @ 10:30 AM
Join us for a soothing, deeply relaxing and immersive Sound Meditation led by Bowl Master and Meditation
DJ Daniel Lauter.
Live: Hamptons Jazz Fest with Sean Mason Quintet – Sunday, June 12 @ 7 PM
Join Southampton Arts Center and Hamptons Jazz Fest, in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, as we
present Sean Mason Quintet for an evening of jazz and cocktails! Tables are first come, first serve.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rachel Bosworth
Wellness: Sound Meditation – Saturday, June 18 @ 10:30 AM
Join us for a soothing, deeply relaxing and immersive Sound Meditation led by Bowl Master and Meditation
DJ Daniel Lauter.
Cocktail Party: Whimsy: A Garden Soirée – Saturday, June 25 @ 6 PM
Welcome summer by strolling our sculpture garden and joining us to celebrate a new season at
Southampton Arts Center. This is the perfect opportunity to support an institution which brings so much
vitality to our beloved Village.
Film + Panel: The Crime of the Century – Sunday, June 26 @ 6 PM
In collaboration with Blossom Sustainable Development, SAC will screen The Crime of the Century. This
is a searing indictment of Big Pharma and the political operatives and government regulations that
enable over-production, reckless distribution, and mass abuse of synthetic opiates. This co-presentation
features Donna Bess, TOR Project Behavioral Health Coordinator, and Meesha Johnson, Blossom
Sustainable Development MSW CASAC-T Program Director: SAMHSA Tribal Opioid Response (TOR).
SAC’s galleries are open Thursday through Sunday from 12 to 5 PM. Learn more and register for events
Select Southampton Arts Center programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the
Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.
TECHSPRESSIONISM – Digital & Beyond is presented by Douglas Elliman Real Estate, with media
partner James Lane Post. FILM @ SAC is sponsored by Brown Harris Stevens. KIDS @ SAC is sponsored
by Investors Bank. Additional support comes from Southampton Bath and Tennis Club. Wellness @
SAC media partner is The Purist. Financial Literacy Partner: J.P. Morgan Private Bank. General
operating support is provided by Bank of America. The SAC Summer Stage 2022 is sponsored by
Primary Care and Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian.
ABOUT SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER
Southampton Arts Center is committed to community building through the arts. We present and
produce inspiring, inclusive, socially and regionally relevant programs across all disciplines – welcoming,
connecting, and collaborating with the diverse members of New York’s East End community and
beyond. SAC is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization.
For more information about Southampton Arts Center, located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, New
York 11968, visit southamptonartscenter.org or call 631.283.0967. Follow SAC on Facebook and
Instagram @southamptonartscenter. For press inquiries, contact Rachel Bosworth via email at
email@example.com or by phone at 631.220.1220.
UP SHORTLY IN THIS ISSUE FROM ZAZOO MEMORIABILIA GALLERY ITEMS FROM : JOHN LENNON (GOLD RECORD from INSTANT KARMA), ANDY WARHOL POSTER ( on MICKEY MOUSE), AEROSMITH SIGNED ALBUM, THE BEATLES SIGNED ALBUM, ZAZOO OWNER DON ORIOLO and NEW FELIX THE CAT PAINTINGS, LED ZEPPELIN CONCERT POSTE, and Lots of MARILYN MONROE Merchandise.
The June 2022 KEYS TRAVELER IS OUT ; Along with the other June TDC Material. Go to the Last Few Sections in this June 6, 2022 Issue to see the Tourist Development Council's June Activities + The June 2022 "KEYS TRAVELER" WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM
New Manager / Curator at 'JAG" Chas Hickey send regards to All saying that he's been enjoying Artists and Collectors stopping by and Introducing themselves. Here is some Info. from Chas
RICK WORTH—NEW PAINTINGS AT JAG June 2nd-28th
JAG Gallery welcomes the return of the ever popular Key West artist Rick Worth with new paintings of familiar spots on canvas along with his popular “Candy Bars” series of compositions on roof shingles.
Since his arrival in Key West over thirty years ago this self taught painter, sculptor and instructor ’s unique and sometimes whimsical interpretations of idyllic Key West life can be found in numerous private collections and publicly all around town—murals, fence posts, shutters the hundreds of cars he has painted over the years.
*(If appropriate given publication date. The gallery hosted a preview reception to meet Rick and discuss his work on Friday June 2nd from 5-7, which is free and open to the public)
JAG Gallery is located at the Simonton Street end of Duval Square C-23, 1075 Duval Street with ample, free parking. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday noon to 5, Monday’s by appointment. For additional information call 305.407.6202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on Instagram at Jag Gallery. Below is a NEW piece of Art from Rick Worth.
"MEET THE CANDIDATES" JUNE 17 5-7PM Information Below
MEET THE CANDIDATES
JUNE 17 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tennessee Williams Theater / College of the Florida Keys
Hello, Hometown! Members!
The official ballot for the 2022 primary election will be set on June 17, 2022, the last day interested parties can qualify to run for office.
At 5:30 pm that same day, Hometown! will present our signature MEET THE CANDIDATES event; the voters’ first opportunity to see and hear from the official roster of 2022 candidates.
This year's event will be at the Tennessee Williams Theater. Come to the College of the Florida Keys and meet your candidates, hear why they are running and why they want your vote. Ask questions, shake hands, and pick up campaign literature and give-aways.
5:00 pm Meet the candidates 1-on-1 at their campaign tables
5:30 pm MEET THE CANDIDATES speeches
7:00 pm One-on-one with the candidates (wrap up)
The 2022 elections in Monroe County include U.S. Senate, Governor & Cabinet, State Senate, State and U.S. Representatives, four County Commission seats, three judgeships, the City of Key West Mayor and three Key West City Commission seats, three Monroe County School Board seats and two Florida Keys Mosquito Control District seats will also be on the 2022 ballot, as well as two Key West and one KEYS Energy Lower Keys seats.
Check out the 2022 ELECTION GUIDE to learn more about the candidates. The guide offers candidate statements and contact information when and as provided by the candidate.
Let the election cycle begin!! Yours in good government,
Hometown Board of Directors
Painting : "Stump Speaking" George Caleb Bingham
Here are a few more Items in the ART GARDEN and directly below is a Description of the 2022 12th ANNUAL ART GARDEN . Once again if you click the May 23rd Issue Link you will see the Feature that we did from our Executive Associate Editor Roberta DePiero showing ALL 30+ Items that are spread out ALL Over the Garden : https://conta.cc/3NrZ1oh
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.
PEACE by SUSANN D'ANTONIO
WEAVING by JACKIE SANCHEZ
FISH OUT OF WATER by SANDY SUN
CONCRETE CORNER by RICHARD COOKE
Thanks to Misha McCrae and Audrey Thompson, and Ed Cunningham and the rest of the Staff and Volunteers. Of Course; Thanks Once again to one of our 5 Executive Contributing Editors : Roberta DePiero for taking the Photographs of the 2022 Art Garden.
For the month of June, SALT Gallery (830 Fleming St., www.saltislandprovisions.com) will feature “Imbue,” a collection of works by visionary Key West artist Emma Starr. To celebrate, SALT will host an opening reception at the gallery on Friday, June 10 from 6-8 p.m.
Starr, who signs her work, “emjay”, is a magician of sorts. She creates ineffable images from the Zen power of empty landscape, an enzo of all and nothing, when this becomes that…like magic.
Often the figure is landscape, and the landscape is figurative, but there is a quality to her point and shoot plastic camera images so direct, it stirs. Perhaps because the images are not photoshopped but made from film, even expired film, that the ghostly images emerge. They are haunting.
We are accustomed to seeing Emma’s Polaroids, but this new body of work is apart from that.
“The beautiful imperfections of expired film and lo-fi cameras create an unadulterated impression of nature’s harmonious shapes,” Starr says. “The intermittent presence of semi-submerged human form represents the vacancy of busyness…something we often forget to make time for as we reside on this island rock we call home. Grain, blur, and desaturated colors are the essence of the final image.”
Starr’s work will be on display at the gallery from June 1-30. 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, aided by expert Gallery Director Sarah Plaia Davidson, feature a new artist each month at SALT. For more information, call 305-517-6088 or visit www.saltislandprovisions.com.
Alaen is always having Multiple Exhibition in The Keys at the same time. One Features Andy LLanes.
May 14/2022 until June 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
Fri., June 24: Center for Spiritual Living Ft. Lauderdale
Sat., June 25: Temple Israel of Greater Miami
South Florida Symphony's intimate Summer concert series continues this month with brother-and-sister-duo Askar Salimdjanov (violin) and Tamila Salimdjanova (piano) performing works from Mozart, Gerswin and more!
Mozart | Violin Sonata in E minor, K. 304
R. Strauss | Violin Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18
Frolov, Gershwin | Concert Fantasy on Themes from Gershwin’s ‘Porgy and Bess’
Waxman | Carmen Fantasie
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE "SUMMER SERIES" ; Go to their Website and Facebook Pages
Summer Program #2
Fri. June 24 FTL
Sat. June 25 Miami
Summer Program #3
Thur. July 21 Miami
Fri. July 22 FTL
Summer Chamber Music Returns!
Enjoy intimate chamber concerts featuring piano quintets, duets and quartets by Brahms, Gershwin, Mozart and more! Tickets on sale now.
KEY WEST, FL, May 12, 2022— Registration is open for The College of the Florida Keys’ Summer Adventure Camps. Designed for seven- to 15-year-old children, the one-week sessions provide opportunities to learn, create, and have fun. CFK Summer Adventure Camps run Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a 60-minute lunch break. Camps will begin June 13 and run each week through July 29. Weekly camp sessions are grouped by ages, 7-11 years or ages 12-15 years. Interested parents can learn more by visiting the College’s website at cfk.edu/summer-camps or by emailing email@example.com.
CFK 2022 Summer Adventure Camps:
June 13 – 17 (Ages 7-11) June 20, June 24 (Ages 12-15), July 18 - 22 (Ages 7-11)
Discover your artistic capabilities while creating paintings, stories, sculptures, and more
June 27 – July 1 (Ages 7-11)
Learn what it takes to be a frontline hero
July 11 - July 15 (Ages 7-11), July 18 - July 22 (Ages 12-15), July 25 - July 29 (Ages 7-11)
Through hands-on interactions in College labs, campers will learn about working with marine ornamental fish and what it takes to raise aquarium fish. They will investigate live feeds, water quality, and basic tank care and maintenance. Campers will get to build and take home their own aquarium!
July 11 - July 15 (Ages 12-15)
Put your mind and imagination to work! Campers will learn the craft of writing fiction, poetry, drama, and short stories.
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.