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Monday, February 11, 2019
The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends February 11, 2019
SPECIAL ANNE MCKEE PREVIEW ISSUE : FEATURING ALL 50 WORKS BEING AUCTIONED ON 2/13
The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends
February 11, 2019
David Wight Internationally Renown Glass Wave Sculptor Artist was the Guest Artist at Wyland this Past Weekend ( Next Weekend 2/15-2/18 Wyland will be in town)
#38 Yellow and Blue by Nancy Henning 17 X 21 Acrylic on Canvas
A Special Treat : The Anne McKee Artists Fund Fine Art Auction thought it would be Great if We Would show ALL 50 Pieces of Art being Auctioned Off Prior to the 2/13 Event. Of Course ; you can also See ALL of them at the TSKW (2nd Fl) Prior to and Inc. 2/13; & Pick up a Beautiful Program with Photos of ALL; Produced by Roberta DePiero & Peter Arnow's Key West Playbills
Good Going Residents for coming out in force and making ALL the Street Signs New ; Thanks Diane & Theo and The City for Organizing.
Nance Frank's The Gallery on Greene Continues with her Brilliant Exhibitions. Last Sat. started "The Saints" from an Equally Multi-Talented & Brilliant Mike Marrero. Then 2/16 is the Reception for Peter Vey's "Journey to Paradise"
The "Road Show" for Peter Max was in town at The Key West Gallery; where he Hangs Year Round. We'll have a few of his works in the Feb. 18 Issue
The Key West Library on Wednesdays has their Author Series "Cafe Con Libros" at 10:30a in their Auditorium. This Issue will have some photos of Journalist & Author Robin Llyod's Presentation
The City of Key West Weekly Section. This Week : Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety
Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction Preview
Blind Spots Modern Slavery Exposed
The Four New February Exhibitions at TSKW
South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents "MasterWorks II" Featuring on Piano Natasha Paremski 2/20 (More Below). Next after is MasterWorks III 3/10 Featuring World Renown Pianist Svetlana Smolina
Groundbreaking Ceremony for the FKSPCA's New Location on College Road + A Few Events This Week
"The Saints" by Mike Marrero Opened Up at Nance Frank's Gallery on Greene; the Feb. 18 Issue will have Photos from the Reception and a few of Mike's Works from his Exhibition. Next Up Peter Vey 2/16.
Fran Decker's Frangipani's Tribute and Exhibition for William Welch
Tennessee Williams Birthday Events to Honor his Classic Plays & Key West Life Style.
TDC (Tourist Development Council of the Florida Keys) Produces a Monthly On-Line Magazine (The Keys Traveler) as part of their Comprehensive / Extensive Website
2019 GardenFest at The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden Feb 16 & 17; plus Native Plant Sale.
"Milles Fleus en Provence" 18 X 24 Oil on Canvas
Part 2 Nyla Witmore's Exhibition at GingerBread Square Gallery ; always Great to see Nyla. Next Reception Exhibition 2/18 Pam Folsom & Todd Bonita
"Poinciana Shadows" by Deborah J. Moore
"Sunset" by Larry Blackburn
"Mango Plate" by Sandy Sun
Frangipani Gallery Features in February Sandy Sun, Deborah J. Moore, & Larry Blackburn
The Florida Keys Council of the Arts Opened a New Exhibition at Gato 2/1 "Visions of Cuba" Curated by Alaen Ledesma Fernandez. This Issue has a shortened Pt. 2 & starting with Pt. 3 on 2/18 we'll show about 15 Works. There is about 60 + Works from Many Cuban Artisans
So Many Classes and Events at TSKW
"Sunrise on Bryce Island" Oil
"Reflections : The LeMaire Channel" Oil
Pt. 2 The Key West Art Center Opens Up "Antarctica" from Kathy LeTarte; Frequent Visitor to Antarctica
Camerata Ensemble 2/17
Impromptu Classical Concerts of Key West WWW.KEYWESTIMPROMPTU.ORG 2019 Season Began January 13. As usual a Great Line Up Performing in an Amazing Place : St. Paul's Church.
The KWAHS (Key West Arts and Historical Society) Opens 4 New Exhibitions at the Custom House.
Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Opened on 2/4 "Contemporary Women in Art"
Garrison Bight by J.H. Allen
Melissa Trader Opened her 2019 Season with a Group Exhibition at Stone Soup Gallery a few Weeks ago. Our Pt. 3 of 3 Photo Feature of the Reception is Pushed back to 2/18. Also the Next Exhibition / Reception starts on 2/21 & Features J.H. Allen
The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7995 Weekly. In this Issue February 11, 2019 : Our Special Edition Anne McKee Artists Fund Fine Art Auction Showing ALL 50 Works, David Wight Glass Sculptor showed his Awesome Works at Wyland Gallery + Wyland will be in town 2/15-2/17, WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM + "Keys Traveler", Amazing Group Exhibition at Gato "Visions of Cuba" Guest Curated by Alaen Ledesma Fernandez ( Over 60 Works), Mike Marrero "The Saints" at Nance Frank's Gallery on Greene ; Next Peter Vey 2/16 "Journey to Paradise", Links to the Extensive Local News Features from WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM , Pt. 2 William Welch Tribute at Frangipani, Peter Max Exhibition at Key West Gallery, 40 Year International Journalist + Author Robin Llyod "Harbor of Spies" was at Cafe Con Libros ; Next 2/13, City of KW Section : Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety, MCSO Section : Sheriff Ramsay & Troops doing Amazing Great Deeds, 4 New Exhibitions at TSKW, 4 New Exhibitions at KWAHS, A Quick List of ALL the Features that we Pushed Back to make room for the McKee Works, Our Link to ALL the Past Blast Issues so far this Season, South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents MasterWorks II Featuring Pianist Natasha Paremski ; Next the Brilliant and Breath Takingly Beautiful World Renown Svetlana Smolina ( Both Concerts at TWT), FKSPCA Ground Breaking for New Location 2/20 + A few Great Events the Next Few Weeks,
Nyla Witmore's Exhibition at GingerBread Square Gallery; Next Pam Folsom & Todd Bonita 2/18, So Many Events-Classes-Exhibitions at TSKW & KWAHS, Impromptu Classical Concerts of KW ( at St. Pauls) Next Two 2/27 Camerata Ensemble & 3/3 & Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein, Gildea Gallery Presents "Contemporary Women in Art", Frangipani Gallery's February Exhibition : Sandy Sun-Larry Blackburn-& Deborah J Moore, Stone Soup Gallery Next J.H. Allen 2/21, Key West Gallery just had the "Road Show" for Peter Max ( Our Next 4 Issues will Feature Works from Mr. Max-Brilliant Russian Artist-Alexei Butirskiy-& Adam Scott Rote + Arvid in Town 2/18-2/23,
The Hundreds of Photo Galleries WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM and Extensive On-Line Calendar of Events, WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM , The Extensive On-Line Calendar of Events from Gracie & WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM , Zazoo had their Animator/Artist Owner Don Oriolo in Town Last Week, Mangia-Mangia one of their Fund Raising Non Profit Dinner Events 2/11 for "Dive in Life", The Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden has their Annual Garden Fest 2/16 & 17 + Native Plant Sale
Kyla Piscopink's Dance Key West, The "Carnival of Belly Dance" 2/24, The Red Barn Theatre Gala 2/24 + "Tenderly : Rosemary Clooney Musical" 2/19 - 3/16, Our Good Friend Photographer Matt Stock at The Coconut Grove Art Festival 2/16-18, Old Island Restoration Foundation (OIRF) Home Tours 2/15 & 16 + Garden Lecture Series at 322 Duval, TSKW "StarLight Ball 2/21, (NOW) National Organization for Women has a Fund Raiser & Will Honor Connie Gilbert 2/17, Marc House :The Smallest Parade in the Universe 3/2, Next Animal Farm Opens 2/24, The KW Orchid Society has their Annual Orchid Fair 3/2 & 3, Lothar Speer 2/16 FREE Dog Portraits as Part of the Pup Crawl, Bruce Collins Exhibition "Beautiful Creatures" at Sean's Dog Tired Studio all months ( Must See), Next Artisan Market at Higgs Beach 3/10, Bayview Park Green Market Every Thursday, Every Wednesday Bingo Aboard the USCGC Ingham Museum, The Old Island Arts Festival on WhiteHead St. 2/23 & 24, Billy Kearns & Coast Projects Presents "Yonder Mountain String Band" 2/17, KW Public Library Smartphone & Tablet Classes + Next Cafe Con Libros 2/13 Features Richard Rene Silvin, WWW.WOMANKINDKEYWEST.COM ,
Photo by Tom Wray
Next KWAHS (Custom House) Exhibition / Reception 2/22 "Coastal Trade : Bounty-Booty-& Boats of the Gulf : Glades from Naples to Key West", Fringe Theatre, Reef Relief-MOTE, VFW Grand Re-Opening 2/16, Marc House Day at Lilly Pulitzer 2/16, Preserve Island Life, KWBG (Key West Business Guild) Next Mixer 2/13 at Viva Salon + Next : Luncheon 2/14, Karen Wray's "Collections Gallery", The Gardens Resort has Entertainment ALL 7 Days ; Next "Jazz in the Gardens" is 2/17 Skipper Kripitz and Friends, United Way of the Fla. Keys, Photography from Nicholas Bergery, WWW.KWLS.ORG , Key West Wildlife Center, Tennessee Williams Museum has Many TW Birthday Celebrations-Events Planned, Key West Theater Schedule, WWW.EQFL.ORG , Last Stand Protecting The Keys, Aqua Idol on Tuesdays + "Young Frankenstein 2/26-3/23, WWW.KEYWESTORTHOPEDICS.COM , Florida Health Monroe Co., Aids Help CC, FKCC, LKMC, The Harry S. Truman Little White House, Q-Magazine, Sanc. Friends of the Fla. Keys, WWW.LUCILLEKHORNAK.COM , The Hamptons Arts & Culture Weekly Section, AnnaMarie Giordano's "Life Drawing Workshops" Tuesdays at Ft. East Martello Museum, Isle Cook Key West & More
The 2019 Anne McKee Fine Art Auction Preview started Thursday, February 7
th. at The Studios of Key West and continues Tues - Sat / 10am - 4pm.
The Art Auction is this week, Wednesday, February 13 at the Studios. Due to attendee requests, we are starting the auction at an earlier time this year - doors open at 6:30 with the Auction beginning at 7PM. Free champagne & hors d'oeuvres will be served.
This annual event is unique among local fundraising Auctions as it's supported by artists with the sole purpose of benefiting artists - Artists helping Artists. The artists receive 50% of the final auction price of their work and the remaining 50% becomes the sole funding for our yearly Grants which are awarded to local artists. For tickets, please go to:
We now start our Special Edition Keys Blast Showing ALL 50 Works from the 2019 Anne McKee Artists Fun Auction ( The Numbers are the Order they will be Auctioned as well as the corresponding Number in the Program that you can get by going to the TSKW and the Night of the Auction.
# 1 Sunrise 11-2-18 by Lynne Bentley-Kemp 20 X 20 Photo on Epson Hot Press Bright Paper & Epson Ultrachrome Inks
#2 Hope by Sandy Sun 17 X 15 Clay, Glazes, Underglazes, Grout & Wood
#3 Open Market by Poochie Myers 18 X 24 Acrylic on Canvas
#4 Windswept by Richard Kemble 12 X 10 Woodcut on Japanese Paper
# 5 Rocky Rooster by Craig Gray 15 X 16 X 6 Stone & Steel
GRAND OPENING 2 Weeks Ago TO A PACKED CROWD at the FLORIDA KEYS COUNCIL OF THE ARTS BUILDING (GATO CUBAN CIGAR FACTORY) 1100 SIMONTON ST.
BRILLIANT EXHIBITION ; One of the Best I've Seen Anywhere. Due to the Feature from The Anne McKee artists Fund Auction. This Pt. 2 was Cut short. the Feb 18th.,Feb. 25th., & March 4th. Issues will have 15 Works each week.
Strange Forms of Survivor by Tony Rodriguez Oil on Canvas 48 X 61
"Nina Miranda Faro" Little Girl Looking at LightHouse by Maikel Herrera Mixed Media on Canvas 61 X 45
"Solado Rezando" Soldier Praying by Maikel Herrera Mixed Media on Canvas 59 X 39
"Hombre Remando" Man Paddling by Gerys Alvarez Charcoal on Canvas 28 X 39
We'll Continue with Part 3 of "Visions of Cuba" in the February 18 Issue
The Annual "Road Show" from Peter's People just ended on Sunday ; However ; this Offer was made below; and since Peter Max Hangs Year Round at The Key West Gallery *perhaps Purchases made in the next few weeks will include below: *NOTE : OF COURSE IF the OFFER ENDED 2/10 I and KW Gallery is not responsible for my suggestion that offer be extended.
With any Peter Max artwork purchase made during the exhibition you will be invited to join us to Meet Peter Max at his studio in New York City April 1, 2019 and receive a book dedicated by Peter Max himself.
Call 305-292-9339 or email email@example.com
for availability and pricing on all artwork.
She will give on selected works : pricing, availability, and requests for images of all other Peter Max art on display and available for acquisition.
The Feb. 18 Issue will have many Works from Peter Max that Hang in The Key West Gallery
Friday, February 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM EST -to- Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM EST Tim Cotterill, known as The Frogman, has become the biggest selling bronze artist in the world today with his elegant, stylized, whimsical bronze frogs & his passionate collectors span the globe. Meet the artist & view one of the largest selections of his artwork. Tim will personally engrave all new artwork purchases at the show: RSVP 305-292-9339 Key West Gallery
Monday, February 18, 2019 at 2:00 PM EST -to- Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 11:00 PM EST Thomas Arvid will paint live in the gallery and we will host several special events include a, wine pairing dinner at Prime Steakhouse and wine tastings in the gallery hosted by Thomas Arvid himself. Space is limited for the special events, call the gallery now to reserve your seats 305-292-9339. Key West Gallery
We Continue with Anne McKee Artists Fund Fine Art Auction
#6 Jazz Trout by Scott Gruppe 40 X 30 Oil on Canvas
#7 Abaco Gold by Richard McCausland 24 X 30 Hand Painted Dupioni Silk, Silk Dyes, Stretched Canvas Frame
#8 Mango Sunset by Jill Benado 16 X 20 Photo on Canvas
#9 Newton St. Conch House by Joan Cox 12 X 12 Oil on Panel
#10 Old Cove with Boatyard by Michael Palmer 18 X 24 Ink/Acrylic
The Feb 18th. Issue will have a Visit from Gallery Owner and Artist Don Oriolo + A few of their Photos and Art Work from Rolling Stone's Ronnie Wood and Others.
The Key West Public Library Every Season Offers Great Authors giving presentations for their Cafe Con Libra Series; Last week was 40 Year Journalist (15 for the NBC National News) Robin Lloyd talking about his Novel "Harbor of Spies". About Cuba, Spain, Key West, US, Slavery & The Civil War. Great Stuff. Hopefully we'll have the rest of the Schedule from Michael Nelson Shortly
The Next Cafe Con Libros is Next Wednesday 2/13 and Features Richard Rene Silvin. More from the KW Library Up Shortly
The Feb 4th Issue had a Photo Feature of one of their ReHearsals ; and thanks Kyla, Cricket & Kristen for allowing me the Privilege to shoot a few Photographs. The Next Two issues will have Photos from some of the Dance Key West Productions.
A fresh, remarkably personal and poignant view of the woman whose unparalleled talent and unbridled personality made her a legend on film, recordings, radio, and TV. With her signature songs woven throughout, you'll be moved by her personal battles and cheer for her triumphant comeback. Starring Kim Schroeder Long and David Black. Musical Direction and Piano by Jim Rice, with Joe Dallas on bass and Daniel Clark on drums.
It's never too late to plan for great times with great people, so mark your calendars now for our only fundraiser party of the year! The Red Barn Gala is slated for February 24, 2019 at the Oldest House, 322 Duval Street. This year's theme is Reggae Night Party, so come with your best dreds, bright colors, and dancin' feet! Great music by the HOB Steel Band with local favorite Chris Case, great food by the Iron Chefs, great drink, our always-spectacular Silent Auction, and a whole lot more! Grab your tickets on our Ticket Page now to join us to celebrate the Big Things in a Small Space that the Red Barn has been for the past 39 years!! See you there, Mon!!
Next OIRF Home Tour is 2/15 & 16, Other events Feb 18th at 322 Duval St. is the Next Garden Lecture Series : Calotype Photography & It's Short Evolution 2/18 12:30-1:30p by Rick Lanning, then the Annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest 3/2 Noon
Due to Inserting ALL 50 Works from the Anne McKee Artists Fund Fine Art Auction I had to Push Back Many Features that were Planned for this Issue; another Reason why this Issue is Late in Coming Out. I absolutely Loved Inserting them ; it just took some extra effort in Editing. Here are the Features that will be in the Next couple of Issues that were Originally supposed to be in the 2/11; Of course Lots of Additional Features will be in the next few Issues as well :
The Annual KWAC KW Arts & Crafts Show from a few Weeks Ago, The Jan. Paradise Big Bands of KW, Pt. 2 of IWFFA (Women's & Girls International Flag Football) & Kelly McGillis Classic, Quincy Perkin's 2nd Annual KW Photography Festival, Pernow Arnow's "Photos of the Week", Jill Caldwell's Exhibition at Salt Island Provisions, David Wight's Glass Wave Sculptors & His Visit to Wyland Gallery, Mike Marrero "The Saint" Reception at Gallery on Greene ( Still hanging for a few Weeks), The "Road Show" from Peter Max at The Key West Gallery ( Many of his works Hang Year Round), the 3 February Exhibitions that had their receptions last week at TSKW "Convergence" by Roberta Marks - "Cottage Industry" by Maggie Ruley-"Blind Spots : Modern Day Slavery Exposed" ; The 4th Exhibition was the Preview of ALL 50 Works from McKEE on the Second Fl. (Still Available to see up to & Inc. the Night of the Auction 2/13),
Pt. 3 "Visions of Cuba" at Gato, Gildea Gallery "Contemporary Women in Art", Part 3 of the Season Opening Exhibition from Melissa and Stone Soup, Key West Gallery : Art from Alexei Butirskiy-Adam Scott Rote-Peter Max, Iconic Animator/Artist & Owner of Zazoo Don Oriolo's Latest Visit, A Two Part Photo Feature from Dance Key West's Performances, Pt. 3 of 3 Ferron Bell's Exhibition "Art & Puns :The Wimsey of Ferron Bell", The Opening Reception / Exhibition of the Season from Art830 with Christine Cordone & Michael Norviel, Shade & Shutter Grand Opening Reception, Bruce Collins "Beautiful Creatures" Exhibition at Dog Tired Studios, Crooks Second Line Parade, The Lighthouse
/KWAHS "Conch Revival Picnic", Pics from the Last Artisan Market at Higgs Beach.
The Ferron Bell Exhibition at (KWAHS) The Custom House Closed on 2/10. "Art and Puns : The Wimsey of Ferron Bell". He is so Clever.
DUE TO GETTING ALL 50 ART WORKS IN THIS ISSUE BEING OFFERED FOR AUCTION AT McKEE ON 2/13 ; WE NEED TO PUSH BACK this Pt. 3 of 3 of the Ferron Bell PHOTO FEATURE TO THE FEB. 18TH. ISSUE. Go to the last 2 Issue Links ( Middle of this Issue) to see much of Ferron's Work.
"Blind Spots : Modern Slavery Exposed" in Sanger Gallery. Group Effort Curated by Erika Biddle with Artistic Endeavors from from Jodell Roberts, Robin Romano, Cricket Desmarais, Kay Chernush, Gretchen Mill & Others. Sponsored by Sinz Burritos, Garbo's Grill, Artwork from Freedom & Keys to be the Change
"Convergence" from Roberta Marks Sanger Gallery Sponsored by Zabar's
"Anne McKee Artists Fund Fine Art Auction" Preview on the 2nd. Floor (Zabar's Lobby Gallery). Preview on Display up to and Including the Day / Night of the Auction Feb. 13 at TSKW
DUE TO GETTING ALL 50 ART WORKS (Continued Immediately Below) IN THIS ISSUE BEING OFFERED FOR AUCTION AT McKEE ON 2/13 ; WE NEED TO PUSH BACK THE PHOTO FEATURE ON ALL 3 OF THE NEW EXHIBITIONS AT TSKW TO THE FEBRUARY 18TH. ISSUE
#18 French Windows III by Janice Colbert 13.75 X 15.75 Acrylic on Birch
#19 Happy Bouquet by Tony Gregory 10 X 8 Acrylic on Gallery Wrap
Prior to Ribbon Cutting : 2/15 Valentine's Yappy Hour Rum Row 5PM at Sunset Green Event Lawn 3824 N. Roosevelt Blvd.. 2/16 First Annual Pup Crawl at Green Room 501 Greene St. + Lothar Speer (Big FKSPCA Supporter) will be giving away FREE Dog Portraits during the Pup Crawl between 1-5PM at Hanks Hair of the Dog Salon Salon 409 Caroline St.
Latest Exhibition at Salt Island Provisions Gallery for Jill Caldwell Up All Month : DUE TO GETTING ALL 50 ART WORKS IN THIS ISSUE BEING OFFERED FOR AUCTION AT McKEE ON 2/13 ; WE NEED TO PUSH BACK THIS PHOTO FEATURE TO THE FEB. 18TH. ISSUE
Starlight Ball Feb 21 7-10pm Click LINK1 for Details
A year from now we'll be partying on the roof, but this year we bring the night sky indoors, transforming The Studios into a glittering vision of the heavens for our annual blowout fundraiser. Costumes are absolutely encouraged, or just dust off your old tuxedo; we expect Hollywood Stars, celestial bodies, and the occasional extra-terrestrial. Plus plenty to eat and drink, and a dance floor that's out of this world!
In celebration of Connie Gilbert's memorable life, the Key West chapter of the National Organization for Women, which Connie founded, is sponsoring a fundraising event on Feb. 17 for its Connie Gilbert Scholarship fund. The highlight of the event is a live orchid auction. It will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Bottlecap, 1128 Simonton St.
Connie died at age 77 on Sept. 4, 2016, from a stroke. She was committed to the fight for social justice and was active in every significant civil rights struggle in her lifetime. A candidate for the Connie Gilbert Scholarship must be a permanent local resident who identifies as a woman. The live orchid auction portion starts at 3:30 p.m. Also featured a fabulous silent auction that ends at 3:30 p.m. A Heads or Tails raffle will also be offered.
Live music will accompany the festivities. The entire community is invited for this opportunity to honor the memory of Connie Gilbert by supporting this NOW-sponsored scholarship. Many Keys people remember her as a lifelong patron of the arts and an accomplished writer, publishing many works of fiction, poetry, and journalism. She also appeared in local theater performances, worked backstage on Broadway and participated in local arts performances.
Key West National Organization for Women, P.O. Box 6324, Key West, FL 33041
SMALLEST PARADE IN THE UNIVERSE ARTIST DEADLINE FEB 8! (Perhaps they will extend this for a few days)
The application deadline for the Fourth Annual Smallest Parade in the Universe was this Friday, Feb 8! (Perhaps Gordon will extend the date by a few days) Artists competing for the $1750 in prize money and live auction sales of tabletop-size floats can download an application at www.thesmallestparadeintheuniverse.comor pick up one at the Florida Keys Council on the Arts, second floor of the Gato Building on Simonton Street, or MARC House, 1401 Seminary Street, Key West. The finished floats are due March 1 for the show and live auction March 2 at Key West Theater.
The theme for the Fourth Annual Smallest Parade is "It's About Time." The small floats will roll down a Make-Believe Duval Street complete with a "police escort" and a bobble-head grand marshal at the Key West Theater on Eaton Street. Artists create a "float" within 18" tall, wide, and long to compete for a $1000 first prize, $500 second prize and $250 third prize! At the end of the parade theater performance, a live auction sells the floats. The MARC charity gets 50% and the artists get 50% of the sale price.
MARC is a non-profit providing life services for Monroe County's adult developmentally and intellectually disabled residents. It is a vital part of the Key West community and a beloved organization spreading kindness and generosity in its path. Tickets for the show are available at www.thekeywesttheater.com
Gordon Ross , Development / Public Relations Manager, Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens P.O. Box 428 , Key West, FL. 33041-0428, 305-294-9526 ext. 25
In every Issue we try with the help of Sue Harrison to continue to show Sheriff Ramsay and His Troops doing Great Deeds around The Keys. Below is materials from their Facebook Posting that Sue sent over a few days ago; if you Click the Link you can Obtain more Info..
ARTIST CHRISTINE CORDONE AND MICHAEL NORVIEL Opened Up the Art830 2019 Season with "New Hues,New Views, New Treasures"
The show, "NEW HUES, NEW VIEWS, NEW TREASURES" is a show of hidden hues, views, and treasures of the unique, quirky landscape of Key West. Christine, who has been enjoying continuing her creative painting pursuits, has also expanded her horizons by accepting the position of music educator of the Gerald Adams School. The Key West Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Christine as their "Teacher of the Quarter" this past fall.
Michael Norviel is also be co-exhibiting by displaying a variety of his oil paintings. His colors are vivid and his subjects reflect a warm and inviting view into his world of lush life.
The Feb 18th Issue will have some of Christine & Michael's Work; as well as additional photos from the Reception.
SHADE & SHUTTER 1102 White Street 607-794-8006
Shade & Shutter is a New Gallery Featuring the Modern Functional Ceramics of Mark Klammer and the Soulful Photographs of Sarah Carleton in a Working Studio Environment in Key West.
Grand Opening Reception was Two Weeks. The Feb. 18th. Issue will have a few Photos from the Event
We Continue with the Preview of the Art for Bid at the Anne McKee 2019 Artists Fund Fine Art Auction on 2/13 Doors Open 6:30pm and Auction Starts 7pm.
#28 Deco Palms by Joanne Sloan 24 X 24 Acrylic Inks and Various Media
#29 Meet me at the Gazebo by Karen Beauprie 30 X 23 WaterColor on #140 Cold Press 100% Rag, Acid Free WaterColor Paper
#30 Poppycock by Jimm Sherrington 24 X 30 Wood Framed Canvas
#31 Shapes of Rose by Rosanne Potter 32 X 32 Acrylic on Canvas
#32 Windows on Georgia Street by Ann Irvine 24 X 18 WaterColor
We have some of the Art from this Exhibition Featuring Will Fernandez :Raku Ceramics, Amanda Johnson Oil Paintings, Kitty Ross Oil Paintings, J.H. Allen, Christina Body, Deborah J. Moore. Part 1 ; Click Jan. 28 Issue to see https://conta.cc/2G0y4Zo and Part 2 was Feb 4 https://conta.cc/2Db3Ksi
Next Reception / Exhibition is from J. H. Allen "Key West Al Fresco"
We will have Part 3 of 3 from the Opening Reception in the Feb. 18 Issue due to Pushing back 1 week most of the Photo Features to get ALL 50 of the McKee works in this Issue ; so you can see the works before the Auction on 2/13..Here is materials on Mellisa's next Exhibition
J. H. Allen is building a reputation for sophisticated work in an expressive style using the medium of Fresco. This age-old method of making art uses plaster and water based pigment to create beautiful panels of texture and color effects that are not readily achievable in other paint mediums. Allen has gained notoriety over the past several years for painting monumental sized murals on commission from Monroe County and the City of Key West. This show will feature new work in this medium done on wood panels that make them appropriate for hanging in private living spaces.
Come out and view a preliminary study for "Ten Native Plants and Trees" which was commissioned for permanent installation in the lobby of Key West City Hall. Winning a competition that received over 42 other applicants, J. H. Allen became one of the first local artists chosen by the Key West Art in Public Places Committee to provide art for a public building in Key West. His command of the medium of fresco was a major contributor to his winning the award. In addition to this one-man show featuring J. H. Allen, Stone Soup will be holding monthly exhibitions through the 2019 season during their 3rd Thursday Art Walks on White. This Thursday, February 21st also happening on White Street is an open house at Shade and Shutter, 1102 White St.End your evening watching a dance performance at 8pm at the Coffee Mill Dance Studio next door to Stone Soup Gallery, 802 White St.
Next Exhibition is Pam Folsom & Todd Bonita reception on Monday 2/18 5:30-8PM
Here are a few pieces from Nyla Witmore. Her Exhibition started on Feb 4th. WWW.NYLAWITMORE.COM Her Recent Works in this Exhibition are Oil on Board and Oil on Canvas
Two Cornwell Boats 10 X 20
Monet's Steps 20 X 20
Blue Shutters & Frangipani 12 X 12
Thanks Nyla for sharing your Beautiful paintings with Us..
A Few More of the Photo Features in the Feb. 18th. Issue that were Supposed to be in this Issue but Pushed Back to Make Room for ALL 50 Works that will be Auctioned Off on 2/13. Of course ; you can also see them in Person at TSKW 2/7-13
CROOKS SECOND LINE
Photos from the Last "Artisan Market"; Next is March 10.
The Key West Art Gallery had their "Arts & Crafts Show" on Whitehead Street we'll have a nice Mix of Photos in the Feb. 18th. Issue.
The Paradise Big Band of KW had an Awesome Concert Two Weeks Ago The Feb 18th or Feb 25th Issue will have a Lead Photo Feature from Ralph DePalma. ALSO Just Announced the Next Concert is March 31.
#34 Road To Montezuma Costa Rica by Bill Hartman 13.5 X 10.5 without Frame
#35 Turtle Cove by Gary Whitehead 12 H X 13W X 6D Kiln Formed Glass & Natural Adventurine Granite
#36 First Palm by Jim Toia 11 X 11 Graphite, Charcoal & Pastel rubbing on Paper
#37 Carrying on Tradition By Gabrielle Wilson Framed Acrylic on Canvas
#38 Yellow and Blue by Nancy Henning 17 X 21 Acrylic on Canvas
#39 Rounding The Mark by Hugh Johnson 30 X 24 Acrylic on Canvas
#40 Key West Landmarks by Denise Graham 7.5 X 14 Three Dimensional Mixed Media
#41 The Storm by Lisa Suarez 51 X 34.5 Oil on Canvas
THE KEY WEST BAHAMAS CONNECTION
Exhibition Opened a Few Weeks Ago
DUE TO GETTING ALL 50 ART WORKS IN THIS ISSUE BEING OFFERED FOR AUCTION AT McKEE ON 2/13 ; WE NEED TO PUSH BACK THIS PHOTO FEATURE TO THE FEB. 18TH. ISSUE
Carol Tedesco Shot this and tells us about The Porch Parties
Key West Art & Historical Society Membership Coordinator Kim Livingston, foreground third from left, greets guests on the Custom House Museum veranda Friday evening during a members porch party.
"Society members get lots of fun perks besides special parties," Livingston said, "including early VIP admission to exhibit openings, a 20% discount in our museum stores, advance and discounted registration in educational programs, and free admission to all our stewarded properties - the Custom House Museum, Key West Lighthouse & Keepers Quarters, Fort East Martello and the Tennessee Williams Museum." For more information on Society membership contact Kim Livingston at 305-295-6616, ext. 106.
"Antarctica" Will be Hanging Until 2/14; and Up Shortly in this More of "Antarctica". Here is info on the Joanne Sloan Exhibition
Summer Clouds II 24 X 20 by Joanne Sloan
GLOW: A Bold Bright New Direction by Joanne Sloan, February 15 - March 1, 2019
The Key West Art Center will present GLOW, a solo show of Joanne Sloan's original acrylic paintings with an opening reception on Friday, February 15 from 5 to 7 pm.
Vivid impasto paintings glow with the Keys spectacular sunrises and sunsets, portray the whimsy of cloud formations and evoke feelings of wonder in us of our island paradise. Although the works are typical of the Keys skies, seas and flora, her depictions are all her own. Joanne has been a juried member of the Key West Art Center for over ten years and, as she has grown into a mature artist, her work has taken a decidedly different turn becoming brighter and more textural. These new paintings are looser and more impressionistic reflecting a certain Keys freedom. At the same time the artist senses how little control we have in the face of wind, water and our tropical weather, which are the very things we love about this place.
Each painting is titled with a simple word or phrase but further explained by an accompanying original poem. These poems provide an interesting footnote to the thoughts and motivation of the artist in producing each work. Although movement, color and texture in the paintings seem obvious, the poems offer a second look at each piece.Every show attendee on opening night February 15 will be entered in a raffle to win one of Joanne's original art pieces. Additional raffle tickets are available for purchase and serve as a fund raiser for the gallery. The drawing will take place at the show's end March 1 and you do not need to be present to win.
For further information, contact Key West Art Center, 701 Front Street, 305-294-1241 or their Facebook page.
Currently going on a show from Kathy LeTarte "Antarctica", KWAC Sketch Crawl 10a-noon on 2/11& Every Tuesday 10-1pm Finding your Voice in WaterColor by Karen Beauprie. 2/15 Reception for Exhibition "Glow" by Joanne Sloan. "Life Drawing Sessions" with Nude Models 2/13-3/27, Impressionistic Oil Paintings Seminars 2/18-21, 2/23 & 24 Old Island Art Festival on Whitehead St., 3/8 Next Members Meeting....
We'll have a few additional Paintings from Kathy LaTarte Up Shortly
The Conch Revival Picnic Three Weeks Ago at The LightHouse Keepers Quarters & Museum on Whitehead St. We'll have a Photo Features in the Feb. 18th. Issue
Part 2 of 2 : The 27th Annual Kelly McGillis Classic IWFFA : Women's & Girls International Flag Football Tournament is in the February 18th. Issue. WWW.IWFFA.COM E-Mail IWFFA@IWFFA.COM
Nance Frank sends regards and gives us some of the line up for the 2019 Season : "The Saints" by Mike Marrero Feb. 9. "Journey to Paradise" by Peter Vey; Feb. 16. A Special Presentation at Temple B'Nai Zion on 750 United St. 5:30-6pm...A Panel Discussion "Jewish Friends & Conchtown Neighbor" ; then 6:30-7:30p An Exhibition by Mario Sanchez. Then Back at The Gallery on Greene from March 6-14 Exhibition by Mario Sanchez. "Blue Vistas" bu Priscilla Coote Reception Feb. 23. The Feb.4th Issue has a Description of Mike's Exhibition ; Hit the Issue Link
Saints Cosme & Damian, Ibey 16 X 28 Archival Pigment on Paper. Ibeyi is Seen as a Symbol of Infancy & Represents Childhood & The Duality of Life
We'll have Photos from these next two Exhibitions & Receptions in the Next Few Weeks.
Here is a Detailed Description of the Vey Exhibition from Nance Frank
Like the wind that blows up suddenly, Vey's embrace of color, freewheeling palate knife strokes, frequent distortions of space, and intensifications of motion established him as a leader of American tropic painters. He made his debut 23 years ago at the Gallery on Greene.Vey has become the most successful painter in The Florida Keys.
His buoyant qualities and seemingly constant state of joy are palpable and irresistible to most critics, gallerist, fellow artists & collectors.
The variety of techniques in his portfolio have constantly evolved, gleaned from studying the work of Hopper, Homer, Bellows, Albers, Hoffman and Courbet and others on his own after completing an Art History degree at Duke.
Vey's works of The Florida Keys, Cuba, Paris, New York City and other places he visits are emotionally compelling and arresting.
Memories of Ballast Key is a pivotal work in the exhibit.This depiction of the shores of the only inhabited island in the Great White Heron Reserve has been a constant source of inspiration for Peter Vey.Using only one tool, an artist's mixing knife, he coaxes paint to yield both the finest of lines and flat expanses of pure hue. He begins by making a loose sketch, to nail down the composition, and then builds up a picture area by area, much like the Renaissance fresco painters.
UpClose and Beautiful is a portrait of Key West in wood and chunky, vibrant paint.Shadows and brilliant sunlight highlight the traditional Key West historic home's gingerbread and stately lines.Although Vey has painted much of the incomparable architecture of Key West,hislove of the spontaneity makes his realist work so strikingly fresh.
Snowy Madison Square Park elicits New York's resplendent architecture and quiet spaces.
Vey, who is as laid-back and upbeat as his paintings, has an easy but apt response: "There's plenty of art that throws you into an introspective tailspin," he says. "I like to celebrate life. That's important to me."
Regarded as one of Canada's most promising and exciting young artists, Timothy Chooi recently was the Bronze Medal Winner of the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, performed with Pinchas Zukerman and the National Arts Centre Orchestra, recorded his debut album, and was featured at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago.
Camerata Ensemble 2/17
Camerata RCO is a unique ensemble comprised of members of Amsterdam's renowned Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. These colleagues founded this independent group with the desire to explore smaller, more intimate, repertoire. Tours have taken them to New York, Minsk, Tokyo, Seoul, Vienna, Rome and Madrid. Camerata RCO has recorded five well-regarded albums featuring music by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Corelli, and Mahler.
All Impromptu performances take place at 4 p.m., at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St.
Tickets cost $20 at the door, on the day of the show, with all students being admitted free of charge. Season tickets are available, as are sponsorship opportunities.
Colorado-Based Bluegrass Band Back For One Night Only
Yonder Mountain String Band, the internationally acclaimed Colorado-based bluegrass jam band, rolled into town last year to play what their diehard fans recounted as the smallest venue they've seen them play since their early days in the late 1990s. And now they're headed back down the mountain to the historic San Carlos Institute for one night only on February 17. The show is being produced and promoted by Coast Projects and was originally slated to take place at their venue on Stock Island.
Says COAST founder Billy Kearins, "Last year's show was quite a scene - a 70 foot tour bus pulling up to our little tin shed on Stock Island and a packed house for what was likely the band's most intimate performance in years. Considering our recent move out of Stock Island, we'll be hosting the hoedown at one of my favorite places to watch music - the historic San Carlos Institute - so I'm equally as excited to see them play there."
Last year was Yonder Mountain's first ever show in Key West and was an audience hit as the band has a huge local following as well as a traveling fan base who always look to see them in new and different spots around the country.
The February show at San Carlos is part of the band's extensive winter tour route and tickets are nearly sold out. The night will open with Fayetteville, Arkansas's dynamic duo Handmade Moments - who are building their own nationwide fanbase and supporting the entire winter tour with Yonder.
Tickets can be purchased fee-free at the COAST retail shop at 803 Whitehead Street or online through their website www.coastprojects.com/store
Photo by The Blast's Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow
The Key West Library at 700 Fleming Street is offering free workshops on their ebook and video streaming services. Classes are limited, and registration is required.Classes start at 10 AM.Call for more information or to reserve your spot today! 305-292-3595.
February 7th and 21st : Overdrive ebooks and Kanopy video streaming for Ipad and Iphone.
February 14th and 28th :Overdrive ebooks and Kanopy video streaming for Android and Kindle.
2019 Tennessee Williams Poetry and Short-story Writing Contests call for poets and writers
Key West Art & Historical Society invites poets and writers to submit works for the 2019 Tennessee Williams Poetry and Short-story Writing Contests - components of the upcoming Key West Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration. Submission cost is $20.00; deadline is March 1. For complete details, guidelines, prize descriptions, and entry upload link visit kwahs.org/events. For more information on these and other Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration events contact Society Event Coordinator Dani Holliday at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-295-6616 extension 114. Sponsored in part by the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys and The Studios of Key West.(Photo Credit: Ida Woodward Barron Collection / Monroe County Public Library)
Once again Photos from Part 2 of the "Key West to Bahamas Connection" Exhibition was Pushed Back to the Feb. 18th Issue.
Artist Paul Arsenault and Southwest Florida's maritime trading networks celebrated in exhibit at Custom House Museum
Key West Art & Historical Society presents the work of artist Paul Arsenault with a special opening reception on February 22 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm in the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. "Coastal Trade: Bounty, Booty, and Boats of the Gulf and Glades from Naples to Key West" is an exhibit of nearly 30 of Arsenault's paintings that are a window into the pioneering days of southwest Florida's maritime trading networks, along with artifacts from Arsenault's personal collection and the Society's archives.
The Naples-based painter, best known for his brightly-colored images of scenes along the Florida coast, has spent more than 40 years documenting his travels to ports across the world through his paintings. Also recognized for his ability and passion for storytelling, visitors to the exhibit will enjoy each painting's historically-based captions. "Coastal Trade: Bounty, Booty, and Boats of the Gulf and Glades from Naples to Key West" runs until April 30. For more information, contact curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at email@example.com 305-295-6616 x112. Your Museums. Your Community. It takes an Island.
Save the Date for 2019 Anne McKee Fine Art Auction
The 2019 Anne McKee Annual Fine Art Auction will occur on Wednesday, February 13th. The auction will take place for the third year at The Studios of Key West. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the auction will begin at 7:00 p.m. Light hors d'oeuvres, Champagne and desserts will be included in the $25 ticket price and there will also be a cash bar. VIP seating is available for $50. The auction preview will be from February 7th - 13th at The Studios of Key West. The highlight of this year's auction will be an original Sal Salinero painting valued at nearly $10.000.
The McKee art auction raises money for project-based grants to Keys visual, literary and performing artists. Founded by longtime Key West resident and philanthropist, Anne McKee, the non-profit fund has awarded more than $265,000 since 1994. Tickets are now available at www.mckeefund.org.
#43 Best Day by Mark Yeoman 25 X 33 Acrylic on Canvas
#44 They Also Faced the Sea by Susann D'Antonio 23 X 19 Encaustic Mixed Media Monoprint with Ink & Charcoal
#45 Courtney the Sea Turtle by Kerry Hoeppner 18 X 24 Palm Fronds, Coconuts, Acrylic Paint, & Driftwood
KEY WEST, Florida Keys - As part of "GardenFest Key West: The Green Marketplace 2019" the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden Nursery will be offering native trees, shrubs and vines for sale Saturday, February 16th, from 9 am to 4 pm. and Sunday, February 17thfrom 9 am to 3 pm. Nursery volunteers have propagated 161 species of plants for a total inventory of more than 1,500 plants that attract butterflies and birds. Many plants are on the State of Florida endangered species list. Sizes range from one-gallon to 30-gallon pots. Key West Tropical Forest members receive a 15% discount. Memberships are available on site. All proceeds directly benefit the Tropical Forest's conservation program. The Garden is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.
The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island. For more information call 305-296-1504 or visit www.keywest.garden.
Here are the Last 5 Submissions for the Anne McKee Artists Fund Fine Art Auction. The Preview is on Now up to and Including the day of the Auction 2/13 Second Floor TSKW. You can also Pick Up your Complimentary Issue of the Program Produced by KW Playbills ( Roberta DePiero & Peter Arnow)
#46 Mango Madness by Nicholas Bergery Print on Stretched Canvas
#47 At Anchor, Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas by Mary Jean Connors 21 X 17 Oil on Canvas
#48 Woman with Flowers by Alisa Mealor 10 X 8 Acrylic on Canvas Board
#49 Wild Papayas 2 by Maggie Ruley 24 X 18 Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
#50 Toucan by Sal Salinero 36 X 48 Oil on Canvas
Wow ; See You Wed. 2/13 at TSKW. Doors Open at 6:30P and Auction Starts 7PM. PS : There is a Great Photo by Peter Arnow of Jon McIntosh & William Welch (P5) of the Program.
Here is our NEW Section for the KWAHS Featuring Current & Future Exhibitions. Our other KWAHS Section is still in place and will Feature in Detail Upcoming Events and that is further down. Of course for Greater Details go to their Website & Facebook Sites.
Overseas to the Keys : Flagler's Overseas Railroad Permanent Exhibition
Tennessee Williams Playwright & Painter Perm. Exhib. Inner Vecchie Gallery
Stanley Papio Junkyard Dog. Perm Exhib. Fort East Martello
The Ghosts of East Martello Perm. Exhib. Fort East Martello
Life of the Lighthouse Keepers Perm. Exhib. KW Lighthouse
Depicting Hemingway : Guy Harvey Sketches "The Old Man & the Sea" Perm. Exhibition
The KW/Bahama Connection 1/18-4/7
Arts & Puns : The Whimsey of Ferron Bell Custom House 12/7-2/10/19
JUST CLOSE AN EXTREMELY FUNNY / CLEVER EXHIBITION ; If you to the Last Few Issue Links ; and Part 3 was Pushed Back to the Feb 18 Issue; you will see some Really Interesting Art.
Coastal Trade : Bounty/Booty/Boats of the Gulf & Glades from Naples to KW 2/22-4/30
You Don't Know Dick ( Matson) 4/19-7/7
Wish you Were Here : Postcards from Paradise 5/10-8/11
The 4 New Exhibitions at The Custom House during the First Half of 2019 Featured in the Other KWAHS SECTIONs in this Issue ( A Few Features Down & Above); along with Info. on Other Events and Exhibitions Covered in Various Sections in This Issue.
Just a few of the Hundreds of Articles that the Blue Paper Has : Beloved KW Woman Barely Escapes Catastrophic House Fire, Mike Marrero "The Saints" 2/9 at gallery on Greene, Anne McKee Auction A Chance to Show Your Love, City of KW Implements $15 per Hr. Minimum Wage for City Employees, KW Police Chief Brandenburg named Detective Gustavo Medina "2018 Officer of the Year", Salt Gallery Features Two Artists in March,
, MCSO Seeks Help Identifying Suspect, Int. Stars Headlines the 2019 Impromptu Classical Concerts of KW, Writers Invited to Enter Works in TW Poetry & Short Story Contests, Campers Arrested with a Pound of Marijuana, LSD. & Ecstacy, Unity of the Keys Enlightenment Series, Southernmost Fatherhood Initiative Program, Medieval Camp Workshop for Kids, Reef Relief to City "Vote Yes to BAN Chemical Sun Screen", Cumberland Key Doctor Honored for Charity Work, KW Police Chief Brandenburg Takes Oath of Office, 119th. Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count at National Key Deer Refuge, Cruise Ship Crashes into Mallory Square Dock (Video), + Hundreds More News Stories/Photos/Videos in their Archives.
Go to their Website and Facebook to see what animals are available for adoption. Go to the Top Of this Issue to see Info. on the Ribbon Cutting & Invocation 2/20 at their NEW Location at 5711 College Rd.,
Currently going on a show from Kathy LeTarte "Antarctica" (Until 2/14), KWAC Sketch Crawl 10a-noon Monday 2/11, Every Tuesday 10-1pm Finding your Voice in WaterColor by Karen Beauprie. 2/15 Reception for Exhibition "Glow" by Joanne Sloan. 2/15-21 Impressionistic Oil Painting, 2/23 & 24 Old Island Days Art Festival, 3/8 Members Meeting. 2/17-3/27 "Life Drawing Sessions with Nude Models.
Larry Blackburn, Deb Moore and Sandy Sun at Frangipani Gallery for the February Exhibition
Frangipani Gallery is pleased to welcome Larry Blackburn and his photography as our newest artist. His beautiful photographs will be on display at the First Friday Art Stroll on Feb 1 from 6-8 pm. We will also feature new paintings by Deborah Moore and ceramics by Sandy Sun. Please stop by and meet the artists. The show will be up through February
Everyone knows Larry stands out in a crowd and he and his camera are everywhere. As Fantasy Fest King, Larry has embarked on a year of fundraising for various organizations. His iconic photos of Key West scenes and nature are sure to delight.
Deborah Moore has long referred to Key West as the "eclectic cul de sac of society" because of its mix of personalities, architecture and history that live essentially on a cul de sac with one road in and out. Even though she visited Key West in the 80's and many times thereafter before moving here, Deborah still find new discoveries around every corner. This show will encompass more of those discoveries and the different architectures of Key West.
Sandy has been exploring botanical themes and experimenting with nuances in texture. Her ceramics encompass both functional forms and wall tiles.
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The nonprofit USCGC Ingham Museum at the Truman Annex Waterfront Park will be open for sunset each Wednesday at 5 p.m. with bingo onboard after dark. For information, call 305-292-5072 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Key West Art & Historical Society's Parent & Me Fort Adventures for children happens every Tuesday and Thursday through May 2019
Key West Art & Historical Society's popular Parent & Me Fort Adventures education program for children 0-5 and their parents have resumed at Fort East Martello, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, and will take place from 10:00AM to 11:30AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May.
Key West Art & Historical Society Hosts Weekly Drawing Sessions with Annamarie Giordano at Fort East Martello Museum
Select your medium of choice and join acclaimed artist Annamarie Giordano, pictured right, in Life Drawing sessions on Tuesdays at Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. Her three-hour workshops are held in the Museum's "White Room," a place where folk artist Mario Sanchez once created art, accessed through the parade grounds behind the Fort. Classes feature nude models in short and long poses and are open to all levels; sessions are $25 for members and $30 for non-members, paid in class. For more information, contact Director of Education Adele Williams at 305-295-6616 x 115. Some materials will be available on site for purchase if needed.
Key West Art & Historical Society invites public to embark on a virtual journey aboard Flagler's Overseas Railway
A year after Key West Art & Historical Society unveiled a newly renovated "Overseas to the Keys: Henry Flagler's Overseas Railway" permanent exhibit at the Custom House Museum, its virtual counterpart is now available to researchers, students, historians, history buffs, and Flagler fans all over the world. The Society's new online exhibit, "Henry Flagler's Overseas Railway Timeline," is a multi-media experience created by Annette Liggett, Brewster Chamberlin, and Society Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D. that details the construction process of the engineering feat that joined mainland Florida to Key West in 1912. Visit kwahs.org/education/overseas-railway-timelineto explore the "Eight Wonder of the World," and check back for additional related online features and downloadable curriculum that will be launched over the coming six months. Supported by a grant from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. Your Museums. Your Community. It Takes an Island. (Image Courtesy KWAHS)
The Four Upcoming Exhibitions at the KWAHS Custom House
"Key West-Bahamas Connection" Currently on Display
Coastal Trade : Bounty-Booty & Boats of the Gulf and Glades from Naples to Key West 2/22-4/30 at Bumpus Gallery
You Don't Know Dick (Matson) : 4/19-7/7 Bryan Gallery
Wish You Were Here : Postcards from Paradise 5/10-8/11 Bumpus Gallery
The Key West Police Department, with the help of a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation, is continuing a program aimed at improving the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians in particularly accident-prone areas of the island. Recent studies have shown that Key West, when compared to cities of equal size, ranks #4 for bicycle injuries and #4 for incidents involving pedestrians. Over the past several years, Key West has dropped in ranking from #1 to #4 for bicycle injuries -with the help of these FDOT grants. The "Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow" FDOT campaign is providing grant funding so that the Key West Police can step up enforcement in targeted areas to stop unsafe behavior or all road users: motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.
Officers are increasing their presence in all of the crosswalks on North Roosevelt Blvd., including those at the Triangle. These High Visibility Enforcement Details are funded through a contract with the University of North Florida in partnership with FDOT. The program is an effort to educate motorists as well as cyclist and pedestrians. The goal of the enforcement is to change behaviors. Anyone driving a vehicle needs to be aware of cyclists and respect their right to share the road. Motorists must be aware of and yield to pedestrians in the crosswalks. Pedestrians must use crosswalks and be sure they are visible to drivers when walking at night. Cyclists need to obey the rules of the road. The goal of the grant is shows real reductions in injuries and fatalities by changing behaviors. That means that bikes, when travelling in the road, must go with the flow of traffic, stop at all lights and stop signs, and use lights at night. It's also illegal for a bicyclist to pass a car on the right, especially through an intersection. Bicycles may ride on sidewalks, however they must yield to pedestrians and give an audible signal when passing someone on foot. Bikes and motorists must yield to pedestrians.
Ken Thompson QuarterMaster Sends Blast Readers Regards and Updates Us :
The Southernmost Post 3911 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at 2200 N. Roosevelt Blvd is now completely reopen. The main hall, bar area and kitchen are all operational again. We welcome our new kitchen operators, Treble Hooks Island Grill House, to the VFW family. We would also like to again thank all those who helped support us through the aftermath of Hurricane IRMA and we invite all to stop by to see the "new" VFW and our restaurant.
Ken Thompson, USN (Ret), Quartermaster, Southernmost Post 3911
Veterans of Foreign Wars,2200 N Roosevelt Blvd. Key West, FL 33040
DANCE KEY WEST CONTINUES WITH KYLA PISCOPINK, CRICKET DESMARAIS & KRISTEN HUFFMAN
Once Again; the Feb 18th Issue will start a Two Part Feature showing Past Productions.
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