Next Speaker is TBA and is Always the 3rd Sunday of the Month ; so next meeting is July 16, 2023
A TRIBUTE TO KIRBY CONGDON WHO AT 98 has moved on to another existence. Next Key West Poetry Guild meets Sunday August 7. With Kirby is good friend Nance Boylan
Alaen Ledesma Fernandez Opens a NEW Exhibition Ocean Sotheby's from Carlos Guzman
Below : The Keys Weekly Publications and the annual voting for the 2023 Bubbas
Executive Director Jed Dodds Give Thanks for another Successful Year at THE STUDIOS OF KEY WEST WWW.TSKW.ORG
The Florida Keys Council of the Arts ; just finished their "2023 CONNECTIONS PROJECTS" and just OPENED "SUMMER SYNERGY" with Major Contributions from the Key West Art Center in Key West and Paradise Gallery in Big Pine. Curator is everyone's good friend SUSANN D'ANTONIO. Below is QUIET MORNING by NEVA TOWNSEND
ANOTHER "EVERYONE'S FRIEND" EMMA STARR Recently Opened a Very Awesome Boutique Fashion Designer Showroom called "LUNA" at 519 Fleming Street and we have a few photos in this Issue
The Next Exhibition at JAG GALLERY will be from Cathy Rose with the Kick Off Party July 14 5-7PM; and remains on until August 14
The WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE and their 2023/2024 Schedule
Due to the large amount of Mango Madness in this Issue ; our Classic Vintage Photos (Historical Photos and Behind the Scenes in Movies) in Part 1 and Part 2 will not be seen : Below :Jean Bedel Bokassa During his Coronation Ceremony to make himself Emperor Bokassa The First Central African Republic 1977 The Ceremony Wasted a THIRD of the Country's Entire Budget. To Follow : Grace Kelly in a 1954 Promo for "Rear Window"
The City of Key West is now a Certified 'WELCOMING CITY" proclaims Mayor Teri Johnston
Additional Photos from the Last Issue (Parts 1 and Two June 26): Dr. Cori Convertito Curator and GM Michael Gieda OF WWW.KWAHS.ORG Presents SUSHI 25 YEARS OF THE NEW YEARS EVE SHOE DROP
Roberta DePiero ; One of our 10 Executive Contributing Editors has her Her Weekly Feature deleted due to Space Constraints in this July 10 Issue. Her next Plogging event is July 14 Between S. Roosevelt and Riveria Canal /Dead Man's Curve. Meet at 8am at South Roosevelt Seawall. The July 21 "PLOGGING" Between Southard and Whitehead Meet at Courthouse Deli at 8am.
The TDC (Tourist Development Council) . Dan, Carol, and the Gang do such AN AMAZING JOB on their website (Second to None) and a GREAT JOB on their Monthly On-Line "KEYS TRAVELER" Mailer
As usual both Parts of our Magazine will have some very Interesting Memorabilia from Zazoo Fine Art and Memorabilia Gallery. Below is a 1 of Kind Taylor Swift Item. 622 Duval Street, 305-294-8925 WWW.ZAZOOART.COM
In this July 10, 2023 Part 1 & Part 2 Issue : We Continue "RARE AND NOSTALGIC HISTORICAL PHOTOS" BY Popular You-Tube Content Provider "RARE HISTORY" Below "The Worlds First Gym Machines Designed by Gustuve Zander. Then we continue with 102 AMAZING PHOTOS OF ALL ACROSS AMERICA FROM 1930S THROUGH 1960S" from Popular You-Tube Content Provider "YESTERDAY TODAY TRIBUTE" Below : The Crew of Waddys Wagon Duplicating the Nose Art: ALL Sadly Perished when their B-29 Bomber was Shot Down over Japan 1945
The Key West Business Guild has many events.
Dr. John "Jack" Norris Opens Second Key West Location and continues through his Social Media in giving US Great Medical Advice. His and Kathryn's Practice is now called "KEY LIME MEDICAL ASSOCIATION".. Part 1 and Part 2 of this July 10, 2023 Issue Dr. Norris gives us Information about either 60+ YO or 65+YO receiving another Covid Booster Beneficial?.
The Monroe County ANIMAL FARM Opens The 2nd and 4th Sunday Every Month. Next Four : July 9 and July 23 1-3PM, August 13 & 27
Next Walk on White is Always the 3rd Thursday of the Month . Below Three of the Lead Hosts : Helen Harrison Gallery, Stone Soup Gallery, and Shade and Shutter. Next is July 20.
The FKSPCA Often sends us 6 NEW Adorable Adoptees. The Last few Batches are from Part 1 and Part 2 of our June 26, 2023 Issue
The One of a Kind Unique Photography from ANNA SWEET
1961 MOVIE THEATRE LOBBY CARDS. Many Items from Zazoo Fine Art Art & Memorabilia in Both Part 1 and Part 2.
ED'S AUTOMOTIVE SERIES Just Released Episode 51 "MODERN MASTERPIECE 1961 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL.
ALSO JUST RELEASED DAYS AGO FROM ED'S AUTOMOTIVE SERIES "WEIRD, RARE, & OBSCURE CAR MEET II
The KEY WEST GALLERY Features Some of the Most Amazing Talent in the World. They have Many of their Year Round Hanging Artists making In Gallery Appearances : Recently ARVID and The Peter Max Art Work Retrospective Hosted by Peter Max Well Known Curators.
Adam Scott Rote and Deb/Bill Mack and Gary Welton also make Frequent Appearances Year Round....
Below what started out in March 2020 as "Our Crisis Center" of Important Contacts. I still leave this Feature Inserted as a Handy Resource.. .
EDITOR'S NOTE : Every Issue Contains Hundreds of URL Links. Although I properly Insert the URL Links; just a few times the Connection to the Site Fails. When that Happens Simply Copy and Paste the URL Link into your Web Browser. Thanks for Reading. Ed. The 2023 Magazines will Now have 2 Parts Due to the Amount of Information that I Gladly Insert into the Issues. Our New 2 Part Format is done to insure that ALL the Material will download successfully.The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ("Friends" being the Many Associate / Executive Contributing Editors) that send me Material & Cover Events. Our Readership has an Active Database of 7935....
A 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 and now Featuring the 3rd. & 4th. in a Series of Covid Booster Shots (Extremely Effective). 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 Two Booster Shots for the latest Omicron Strains can be Given with this Year's Flu Shot. Although there is talk about a Third Booster ; given to 60+ / 65+ Year Old. Check out Dr. John "Jack" Norris's weekly section for Information.
Thank you to all the artists, audiences, teachers, performers and supporters who helped make another great season at The Studios of Key West possible! Some highlights below...Jed Dodds Executive Director
photo by Nick Doll
If you go to the June 26, 2023 Issue; you will see a Lead Feature that we ran that was created by the Studios of Key West and Executive Director Jed Dodds. The Feature showed Much that was accomplished this past year especially dealing with Covid-19:
Photos in the Feature by Mark Hedden, Red Dempster , Nick Doll, and Johnny White
EXHIBITIONS WOW THE CROWDS
We're proud of our entire slate of exhibition offerings this year with First Thursday events bursting at the seams!
Due to the large amount of Mango Madness in this Issue ; our Classic Vintage Photos (Historical Photos and Behind the Scenes in Movies) in Part 1 and Part 2 will not be seen.
THE FBI FINGER FILES 1944
BRIGITTE BARDOT 1952
"KIRBY CONGDON passed away recently. He was always a delight to talk with...Just Being around Kirby made you immediately have a smile and Laugh Through Out ". Ed. Nance Boylan ; one of Kirby's Longtime Friends Comments "Kirby Congdon was a remarkable man, a true artist, always seeking, always creating, and always wanting more...
Cool down and enjoy enchanting sounds with three exciting programs of chamber music in May, June and July. Summer with the Symphony kicks off on May 19th and 19th, with an intimate evening featuring piano trios by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Turina. Share bubbly and sweet treats with the musicians after the performance (included with ticket).
Summer with the Symphony 2023 Schedule:
May and June Concerts have Past
JULY 20-21: THE LEGEND & THE HIDDEN GEM (Mozart | Saint-Saëns)
The Nursery contains 160 species of native plants available including Native & Cuban palms, Tomato and Pepper plants. The total nursery inventory totals more than 2,000 plants which attract birds, butterflies and other pollinators in 1-gallon to 15-gallon pots. Key West Botanical Garden members receive a 15% discount. The Garden is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation and all proceeds directly benefit the Garden’s conservation program.
The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island. For more information call 305-296-1504 or visit www.keywest.garden.
DUE TO THE LARGE AMOUNT OF ITEMS FROM THE 2023 MANGO MADNESS IN THIS JULY 10, 2023 ISSUE; THE NEXT FEATURE FROM BILL AND LINDA KLIPP AND ALYSON CREAN WILL BE PUSHED BACK OR GREATLY REDUCED TO JULY 24
WALK ON WHITE (STREET) is always done the the 3rd Thursday of the Month. The Next being Thursday July 20. WWW.WALKONWHITEKEYWEST.COM will give detailed Information on the Host Venues. One of the Lead Venues besides Shade and Shutter & Stone Soup Gallery is the Helen Harrison Gallery. Two Works of Art below from Helen Harrison and to follow Son Adventurer Cole Harrison.
SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES THEIR FIFTH ANNUAL SUMMERFEST CULINARY ARTS FESTIVAL BENEFIT EVENT TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 30 FROM 6 TO 10 PM.
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. 5/8/18 --- Southampton Arts Center is thrilled to be hosting their 5th annual SummerFest benefit on Thursday, August 30 from 6 to 10 PM – the final major fundraising event of the summer season!
SummerFest is SAC’s premiere annual event, raising nearly a half-million dollars, to support world-class exhibitions and 200-plus programs annually, many of which are free of charge. Attendees will enjoy signature dishes from the most celebrated chefs on the East End plus DJ and dancing under the stars on the historic grounds of 25 Jobs Lane.
Tickets for SummerFest start at $500 for individuals with VIP tables starting at $10,000, and can be reserved online at southamptonartscenter.org, by calling Southampton Arts Center at 631-283-0967 x 13, or by emailing Advancement Coordinator Molly Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Southampton Arts Center
Southampton Arts Center is a not-for-profit located at 25 Jobs Lane, in the heart of Southampton Village. Our mission is to provide the highest quality programming to our entire community through partnerships with a diverse slate of world-class artists, performers, educators and cultural institutions. As stewards of one of the most beloved buildings and grounds on the East End, we serve as a hub to strengthen arts and culture in Southampton Village for this and future generations. For additional information, please visit southamptonartscenter.org. For additional information, please visit http://southamptonartscenter.org/. #SummerFestAtSAC
Reef Relief is the reigning champion “Best Summer Camp” for the annual Keys Weekly Bubba Awards. We are asking you to consider nominating us in the “Business” category for “Best Summer Camp”. This award helps us with our grants and fundraising purposes.
We also would appreciate the nomination for "Best Non Profit" and "Best Place to Take the Kids"
Best regards, James Curken, Managing Art Consultant
Zazoo Fine Art Gallery. 622 Duval Street
We are sharing two Civil War Era
hand-etched and hand-colored maps
ORIGINAL RARE 1860 MAP OF FLORIDA
Beautiful first edition hand-engraved Mitchell’s Civil War era map engraved and vividly hand colored. Features inset map of South Carolina, with smaller inset of Charleston Harbor. Railroad lines, forts, towns, rivers, lakes, islands, harbors, keys, swamps and other coastal features are delineated.
163 years old - a real gem!
Measures approx. 19 1/4" x 24" framed.
Gallery price $1,095.
ORIGINAL RARE 1865 MAP OF FLORIDA
Wonderful Johnson and Ward hand-engraved and hand-colored map published in the last year of the Civil War with the entire lower part of the state undeveloped. Maps from earlier Johnson atlases
have become prized collectibles and true works of cartographic art. This map shows the state with
Michael and Jenn for the Summer Months will put on Hiatus..."FIRST FRIDAY" at their Salt Island Provisions ; that Featured a Local Artist Each Month. HOWEVER Salt Island Provisions is very unique Store and so ideal for gifts that you actually give thought to and are unique. Keep in mind that their STONE SOUP GALLERY AND FRAME SHOP is still very much one of a few LEAD Hosts for WALK ON WHITE ; Next Being July 20
The Next Walk on White is the 3rd Thursday of every month : July 20 and the Hosts are :
A few of the Lead Venues are Shade Pottery and Shutter Photography 1102 White Street WWW.SHADEANDSHUTTERKEYWEST.COM 305-767-3769. Below at Shade is a Photograph by Sarah "Grace" and Pottery from Mark; and then Helen Harrison Gallery WWW.HARRISON-GALLERY.COM 825 White Street 305-294-0609..
Join some of your favorite Key West Artisan Market vendors during the dog days of summer at the Southernmost VFW Post 3911 for the all new Summer Mini Market!.
Enjoy fresh produce by Erick from Homestead, Rosie and Robert's famous cheese selection, orchids and plants from Anna, Romero's breads and dips, Mel's decadent desserts, Mundy the Pirate's locally caught seafood, Mark's Rodriquez cigars and Latitude 24 Coffee by the Daniels, among several others. Of course rotating in will be many local artists, jewelry creators, photographers, candle makers and collection curators for your shopping pleasure.
The VFW's air conditioned dining room will be open for a sit down breakfast, brunch or lunch with chef Mark serving up lots of fresh made options to tempt your palate. A full bar (inside and out) will offer mimosas, bloody mary's and all your favorite libations at the best prices on the island.
Parking is plentiful courtesy of the Gulf Atlantic Bank (corner of 5th and N. Roosevelt) - they even have a walk up ATM for your convenience. As a courtesy, please don't use PetSmart's spots unless you're making a stop at their store.
The every other Sunday, 10 am to 2 pm event mirrors our regular season with 6 dates currently to include:, June 11 , June 25, July 9, July 23, August 6 and August 20. The Key West Artisan Market at Higgs Beach is scheduled to resume November 5.
Watch for a summer 'mini market' :This new show will take place every other Sunday 10 am to 2 pm through the summer. As a reminder, our sister show, the Truman Waterfront Farmers Market, is every Thursday from 2 pm to 7 pm year-round at the Truman Waterfront Park