Monday, February 18, 2019

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends February 18, 2019

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends 
February 18, 2019

Marilyn by Douglas Kirkland ; Just one of the Hundreds of Classic / Iconic Photograph & Paintings at Zazoo Fine Art & Photography Gallery. Also in this Issue ; Owner and Iconic Illustrator Don Oriolo Drops by.

Ribbon Cutting for the Next 12 Weekends of the Mall Project; Hopefully when it does become Permanent which is way overdue ; it will be named Promenade with Lots of Green Space and Plants

Just Imagine How fine it will be with Restaurant Tables, Artists at Work, the Sound of Music ( Kept at the right Decibels ), Perhaps some paint on the cement and once again ; Lots of Hanging Pants and Some Well Kept Gardens.

Wyland was in town visiting the Wyland Galleries Key West to his Usual Packed House Performance

Brilliant Artist : Bruce Collins & His "Beautiful Creatures" Exhibition Currently Hanging at Sean Callahan's "Dog Tired Studio" (Must See) + Sean Opens his Latest Exhibition on 3/1 "Platform".

MCSO Employees of the Year 

Reef Relief Spring Break Coral Camp

Mike Marrero had his Exhibition "The Saints" at Gallery on Greene; to follow last weekend Peter Vey; and up next is Priscilla Coote 2/23. This Issue will have Photos from Mike and Nance Frank's Reception. The Next Issue will have some of the Photographs from Mike and Paintings from Peter and Priscilla.



"Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow

"Crossing" by Alicia Leal  39 X 57 Acrylic on Canvas
The Florida Keys Council of the Arts : "Visions of Cuba" Curated by Alaen Ledesma Fernandez.  Over 60 Art Works ALL from Cuban Artists.



FKCC OPENS ITS 2019 VIP SERIES With Dr. Tracy Fana Discussing "Florida Red Tide :  Protecting Public Health Through Innovation at Citizen Science" 2/19 at FKCC (More Below)



Many Musical Events from the Various Combinations that Skipper and  Larry Arrange


"An Evening in Budapest" by Alexei Butirskiy Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas 22 X35

One of the Many Great Artists at The Key West Gallery 601 Duval St. Alexei Butirskiy was in the Gallery a few weeks ago.  We have about 10 of his Paintings in this Issue.  The Next few weeks we'll have Peter Max ; his "Road Show" just completed a Visit and as you know he Hangs Year Round ( Just like Alexei) at The Key West Gallery 601 Duval St. Above Alexei is the Middle in Blue.

Billy Kemp ; Complimentary Concert on 3/6 at The Palms Garden at The Key West Library 700 Fleming St. ( More Below)



WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM Our Weekly Feature Showing Just a Few of their Hundreds of Local News Stories/Videos/& Photos through Links to their Excellent On-Line Publication.

Grand Opening of Shade & Shutter on White St.

Kyla Piscopink's "Dance Key West" Gives Us a Few Pics of their Recent Performances. This Issue has Pt. 1 of 2

The Florida Keys Council of the Arts Brings Back the Extremely Popular Connections Project.  Hundreds of small ceramic Tiles are Painted by Hundreds of Local Artists ( Amature & Professional) and then the large Connected Tiles are shown throughout the Keys with the Final Stop of KW ; to have the individual Tiles Sold.

Next South Florida Symphony Orchestra is Masterworks III at The Tennessee Williams Theater Featuring World Renown Russian Concert Pianist Svetlana Smolina (More Bedlow)

Pt. 1 of 2 Glass Wave Sculptors from David Wight & His Appearance at Wyland Galleries of the Keys

Jill Caldwell at Salt Island Provisions Gallery



The 2019 Key West Art Center's Arts & Crafts Fair

The Guys Just sent this over : Join them March 23 & 24th at The Tennessee Williams Theatre for "Singing the 60's" : Eric Haley, Michael Mulligan, & Michael D. Robinson.  Stay Tuned..

Fran Decker's Frangipani Gallery's Next Exhibition "Pearls Before Chickens" Opens 3/1 Featuring Jessica Wilson, Suzanne Holt, & Jodyrae Campbell. Fran Received The Miriam B. Good Award Last Week at The Anne McKee Artists Fund Fine Art Auction. The Feb 25th. Issue will Start a Multi-Week Feature on the Activities from the Auction Inc. many of the Artists in Front of Their Work; as well as many of the Fun Moments On and Off Stage.

Pt. 3 "Art and Puns : The Wimsey of Ferron Bell" The Custom House (Must See). A Really Funny Artist.
 Pt. 3  the 27th. Annual Kelly McGillis IWFFA ( International Women's & Girls Flag Football Tournament) was in Town..Perhaps 40 Teams from Around the World & Of Course the Country. This and the next few Issues will have some Photos of Great Women Athletes.


This Issue has Part 2 of 2 : Photo Feature of the Exhibits at The Key West to Bahamas Connection Exhibition" 



The TSKW ( The Studios of Key West ) Opened their Latest Exhibitions on ALL 3 Floors 

DE LA Gallery Opens in Charleston





The KWAHS (Key West Arts and Historical Society) Opens 4 New Exhibitions at the Custom House.  
Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery "Contemporary Women in Art"

Garrison Bight by J.H. Allen



Pt. 3 Melissa Trader Opened her 2019 Season with a Group Exhibition at Stone Soup Gallery.


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The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7980  Weekly.  In this Issue February 18, 2019 : The KW Mall (Promenade) gets a Test, Owner of Zazoo Fine Art & Photography Renown Illustrator Don Oriolo came for a Visit, Wyland Visited the  Wyland Keys Gallery to much fanfare as usual (many Photos in the Feb. 25th Issue) + Featured Artist Last week was a Brilliant Glass Wave Artist David Wight & this Issue has many photos, Sean's Dog Tired Studio has Bruce Collins "Beautiful Creatures" (Must See) + Sean Callahan Opens His New Exhibition "Platform" 3/1, MCSO Employees of the Year, Reef Relief Spring Break Coral Camp, Gallery on Greene had Mike Marrero a few weeks ago "The Saints"; in this Issue Pics of the reception (next Issue many of his Photographs) + Next at Gallery on Green 2/23 Priscilla Coote, Pt. 3 Fla. Keys Council of the Arts "Vision of Cuba" + Annual "Connections Project", Larry Smith & Kripper Kripitz many Configurations ALL Over Town, Brilliant Artist Alexei Butirskiy at Key West Gallery Feature + Arvid is town Now, Billy Kemp at the KW Library Palm Gardens 3/6, WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM Link to their Hundreds of Local News Stories/Videos/& Photographs, WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM , Grand Opening of Shade & Shutter, WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM , Kyla Piscopink's Dance Key West Performance Photos, Jill Caldwell Exhibition at Salt Island Provisions, Photos from the Key West Art Center's Arts & Crafts Fair, "Singing the 60's" 3/23 & 24 at Tennessee Williams Theater,


Frangipani's March Exhibition Featuring Jessica Wilson/Suzanne Holt/& Jodyrae Campbell opens 3/1, Pt. 3 of 3 KWAHS Ferron Bell's Exhibition Photos, Pt. 3 of 3 The Annual Kelly McGillis IWFFA Classic (Women & Girls Playing Football), Pt. 2 of 2 Photo Feature of the "Bahama-Key West Connection" at Custom House, TSKW & KWAHS Many Events/Exhibitions/& Classes, TSKW Artists Pot Luck on the Porch for their Latest Artists in Residents Last week in February, WWW.EQFL.ORG  , WWW.KEYWESTORTHOPEDICS.COM , Next Cafe Con Libros (Author Event) at the KW Library 2/20 Tom Corcoran & 2/27 Ryan Mcllvain, Carnival of Bellydance 2/24, The KW Orchid Society Present The Orchid Fair 3/2&3, Pics of Maggie Ruley's Custom House Exhibition "Cottage Industry, Pics of Roberta Marks Custom House Exhibition " Convergence", Pics of the Custom House Exhibition " Blind Spots Modern Slavery",  WWW.FKSPCA.ORG , ART830 Gallery Presents Christine Cordon & Michael Norviel, Red Barn Theatre Gala 2/24 + "Tenderly : Rosemary Clooney Musical" 2/19-3/16, Painting Street Signs again 2/20 Seeking Volunteers, WWW.VFWPOST3911.ORG Info. on ALL the Improvements, AnnaMarie Giordano's "Life Drawing Workshops", Reception 2/18 for the Next Exhibition from Gingerbread Square Gallery Featuring Pam Folson & Todd Bonita ( Exhibition Hangs for a few weeks), Next Artisan Market at Higgs Beach 3/10 & 24, DE LA Gallery Opens a Charleston Unit, Joanne Sloan Exhibition at Key West Art Center, Next Gallery on Greene (after Proscilla Coote 2/23) Exhibition Mario Sanchez 3/9-14 with Special Presentation & Exhibition at B'Nai Zion 2/28 "Jewish Friends & Conchtown Neighbors", Next Impromptu Classical Concert of KW on 3/3 Goldstein/Peled/Fiterstein Trio, WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM Extensive Calendar of Events, WWW.TROPICCINEMA.COM , World Renown Russian Classic Concert Pianist Svetlana Smolina next South Florida Symphony Orchestra at TW 3/10
"The City of KW Increases Participation in the Democratic Process" Featured in this Week's City Section, Waterfront Playhouse "Saloon Wild West Gala" 3/8 + 2/26-3/23 "Young Frankenstein, Many Fringe Theatre Events, KWAHS Next "Distinguished Speaker Series" 2/27 "Bahamian Culture & Influence in KW" + 2/22 at Custom House Opening Exhibition Reception "Coastal Trade : Bounty/Booty & Boats of the Gulf & Glades from Naples to KW", Preserve Island Life, Last Stand Protecting The Keys,
KW Garden Club Garden Tours 2/22& 23, KWBG Next Mixer 3/13 at Havana Cabana + Next Luncheon 3/7, Many Events Scheduled at Books and Books for February & March, Next Jazz in the Gardens at Kate's Place 2/24 Terry White & Friends and 3/3 Peter Diamond & Friends, MOTE/Reef Relief, United Way of the Florida Keys, Tennessee William Museum Many Events in February & March, Past Blast Links, Aids Help CC, Fla. Health Monroe County, FKCC Season Opening VIP Lecture Series Presents Dr. Tracy Fana "Fla. Red Tide : Protecting Public Health through Innovation & Citizen Science" 2/19, LKMC, The Harry S. Truman Little White House, Q-Magazine, KW Wildlife Center, WWW.LUCILLEKHORNAK.COM , "The Hamptons Arts & Culture Section", Marc House "Smallest Parade in the Universe" 3/2 & Lastly the Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction this Past Week as Usual was Lots of Fun and so well Done; The February 25th Issue will have Lots of Photos of Many of the Artists in front of their Works and Lots of On Stage Fun Shots Involving the People that Showed off the Art & The Great Job that was done by MC & Auctioneer Stephanie Kaple. Also I'll have Photos of the 2019 McKee Recipient Awards & Miriam B. Good Award to Fran Decker


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GRAND OPENING A FEW WEEKS AGO TO A PACKED CROWD  AT FLORIDA KEYS COUNCIL OF THE ARTS BUILDING (GATO CUBAN CIGAR FACTORY) 1100 SIMONTON ST.
Curated by Alaen Ledesma Fernandez

Above Curator Alaen Ledesma Fernandez

The Hope by Estaban Machado  59 X 40 Oil on Canvas
"Redescubriendo America" Rediscover America by Raul Proenza  30 X 40 Ink & Coffee on Linen

The Power of Conviction by LI Dominguez Fong  57 X 35 Mixed Media on Canvas

"Bote En Bahia" Boat in Bay by Yampier Sardinas  24 X 63 & 30 X 40  Oil on Canvas


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WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601  Duval St. 305-292-9339
Info@Keywestgallery.com





Dublin at Dusk 8.5 X 11 Original WaterColor on Paper

Central Park in Autumn  11 X 14 WaterColor

Colonial Living 10 X 14 WaterColor

Glorious Past  28 X 36  Original Oil
More from Alexei Butiskiy shortly
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WWW.MALLONDUVAL.COM Note ; Although Ribbon Cutting on the Pilot Program was this Past Weekend; it does continue until end of April (only on Weekends)

DUVAL STREET PILOT PROGRAM - PEDESTRIAN MALL
On Tuesday, February 5th, the City of Key West approved the pilot program which transforms the 500, 600 and 700 blocks of Duval Street into a Pedestrian-only mall began last weekend from 5pm to 12am each night. That's Fleming Street all the way to Petronia Street. The pilot program continues each weekend thereafter, every Friday and Saturday night from 5pm to 12am through April 26 & 27. That's 23 nights, 11 weekends - the rest of February and all of March and April.
We'll have a few photos (Pre Cutting & Post Strolling)  in the Feb 25th Issue and a little more Info..
Once Again More Photos : Pre and Post Ribbon Cutting in the February 25, 2018 Issue

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Here's comes the Claire Caplan Quartet  with Larry Smith on keyboards, Geoff Lowe, bass skippo on drums, & of course, singer extraordinaire  Claire Caplan. We'll be at  Virgilio's on Tuesdays  February, the  26th, @  9pm, getting down with swing, jazzy soul, funky latin, rock, & pop  classics.  Expect to hear lotsa Amy Winehouse, plus  Fleetwood Mac, Al Green, Dolly Parton, Sam Cooke, Marvin,  & some  60's classics like Dionne Warwick, Ruby & Romantics classics, & even, Hello Dolly!!  Also we'll be showcasing some of the fusion instrumentals of Larry Smith with the Trio.  Don't miss these this last Tuesday in February Ops to catch Claire, before she heads back to St. Louis.  Additionally, Claire , Larry, skippo, & basset Keith Snyder will perform at the Little Room (821 Duval) the very following nite, Wednesday, the 27th from 8pm .





On Friday February 22nd, from 5 to 8pm, GRACE on FRANCES will present the recent paintings of Susan Sugar.  The aural soundtrack will be provided by skippo on his collection of international tongue drums, including the famed RAV Vast of Russia. The music will be spontaneous improv., ambient, hypnotic, & transcendental.  A perfect compliment to the visual , sensory brilliance of  Susan Sugars artful expressions.


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Gallery Manager Jason and Owner Don Oriolo
 
Rolling Stone Member Ronnie Wood Painted the Two Below

More from Zazoo Fine Art and Photography Gallery Up Shortly
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 WWW.WYLANDGALLERIESOFTHEFLORIDAKEYS.COM 623 Duval St. 305-292-4998

In This Issue Part 1 of 2 : The Brilliant Glass Wave Sculptures from West Coast Artist David Wight



Part 2 of 2 In This Issue Up Shorty ; then 10 More Photographs of David Wight's Brilliant Glass Wave Sculptures in the Feb. 25th Issue
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700 Fleming St.  305-292-3595

The Feb. 11 Issue had a Feature on  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.  2 weeks ago KW Library Cafe Con Libros Hit this link to see the Photo Feature  
 Upcoming Events for Cafe Con Libros on Tuesdays 2/20 Tom Corcoran & 2/27 Ryan Mcllavain 10:30am...Friends of the KW Library Carrie Jo Howe "Island Life Sentence" 2/26, Kristina Neilhouse "Knowing When to Leave" 3/5, Katharyn Howard Machan "Dark Matters"3/12, Laura Albritton "Hidden Story of the Florida Keys" 3/19, Michael Haskins "Mistaken Identity" 3/26
Singer-songwriter Billy Kemp will perform as part of the Key West Library's Music in the Palm Garden series at 6pm on Wednesday March 6th .  A Baltimore native, Kemp is a multi-instrumentalist best known for his inventive guitar playing. Gates open at 5:30 and seating is limited. The event will be held in the library's auditorium if the weather is poor.  For more information, contact the library at 305-292-3595.  The library is located at 700 Fleming St.   

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KWCONTEMPORARYDANCE@GMAIL.COM
This Issue and the 2/25 Issue will  have many pics from the Dance Key West Perfromances



More Shortly
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GILDEA CONTEMPORARY FINE ART GALLERY 522 Southard St.  305-440-3673 WWW.GILDEAGALLERY.COM

Suzanne Donazetti Wall
"KW Sunset" Suzanne Donazetti with Matt Riling  16 X 31 Woven Copper & Ink

The Following Paintings are from Jean Pedersen

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March 23 & 24, 2019 at 8pm Tennessee Williams Cabaret Theatre, 5901 College Rd. Join Eric Haley, Michael Mulligan, and Michael D. Robinson on a journey through one of the most musically diverse decades of all time, the 60s. With songs from the stars our parents loved like Debbie Reynolds and Percy Faith and his Orchestra, and hits that rocked our radios and record players, like Donvan and We Five. This show will touch your heart and reach all the way down to your dancing feet. Don't miss it! General Admission Tickets still available at KeysTix or the box office.
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A few pics of the 2019 Key West Art Center's Arts & Crafts Fair










More Up Shortly
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Part 3 of 3 ( No Longer Hanging )

Ferron Bell Exhibition at (KWAHS) The Custom House. "Art and Puns : The Wimsey of Ferron Bell".  He is so Clever.


Home Cooking
Hand Free
1207 Whitehead Street
Folk in the Road
 More from "Art & Puns : The Wimsey of Ferron Bell" Up Shortly
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One of the Three TSKW February Exhibitions by Maggie Ruley "Cottage Industry" ; Here are a few Photos from the Opening Reception and then just a few Pics of the Art ; the Feb 25th Issue will have many additional Pics of Maggie's Art

WWW.MAGGIERULEY.COM 933B Fleming St. 305-304-1013










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Last two weeks we had Fran Decker's Tribute & Exhibition for William Welch. Here are those Issue Links : Feb 11 :
https://conta.cc/2SqCro5 Feb 4 : https://conta.cc/2Db3Ksi




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Part 2 of Alexei Butirskiy
WWW.KEYWESTARTGALLERY.COM 601 Duval St. 305-292-9339




HeartBeat of the City  22 X 31.5 Oil on Canvas

Irish Mist 8.75 X 11 WaterColor on Paper

Manhattan Mood  14.50 X 10.25  WaterColor on Paper

Mediterranean Splendor  62 X 31.5  Oil on Canvas

Midnight  18 X 24 Oil
More from Alexei Butirskiy and The Key West Gallery Up Shortly
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WWW.SALTISALNDPROVISIONS.COM 830 Fleming St. 305-896-2980
Latest Exhibition at Salt Island Provisions Gallery " for Jill Caldwell


More Jill Caldwell at Salt Island Provisions Gallery Up Shortly

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Starlight Ball Feb 21  7-10pm Click LINK1 for Details
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Feb 23 Blue Heaven Concert Series 7pm Becca Mancari

Hailed by NPR as a "lyrical and raw" singer-songwriter, Mancari followed a circuitous path to success - working as a janitor in South Florida, hopping trains with down-and-out songwriters in Virginia, seeking spirituality in India. It's a route that's worked, landing her several successful tours and an album that recently hit Rolling Stone's '40 Best' list. 
 
https://tskw.org/starlight-ball/
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!

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One of the Three TSKW February Exhibitions by Roberta Marks "Convergence" ; Here are a few Photos from the Opening Reception and then just a few Pics of the Art ; the Feb 25th Issue will have many additional Pics of Roberta's Works









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Part 2 "Visions of Cuba"

GRAND OPENING A FEW WEEKS AGO TO A PACKED CROWD  AT FLORIDA KEYS COUNCIL OF THE ARTS BUILDING (GATO CUBAN CIGAR FACTORY) 1100 SIMONTON ST. 
Curated by Alaen Ledesma Fernandez


Tribute to Rebecca Shoal by Estaban Machado
Shoal 28 X 19.5

Reef 24 X 16

Geryls Alvarez both 39 X 20
Mariel I 


Mariel II

Untitled by Dionel Delgado  Oil on Canvas 27 X 20
We Continue with Part 3 "Visions of Cuba" Up Shortly.
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ALSO FROM THE FLORIDA KEYS COUNCIL OF THE ARTS


Florida Keys Council of the Arts: Connections Project Marathon Opening Reception March 1st
 As well as being connected by the iconic Overseas Highway, the 125-mile-long Florida Keys island chain also is connected by a vibrant community of artists. From now through May 3, art lovers can view a travelling 24-foot mural featuring the work of close to 400 creative spirits during a series of exhibitions throughout the Keys. "The Connections Project: A Mosaic of the Keys" comprises nearly 400 individual canvases measuring 6 inches square that were provided to artists and arts-minded residents. Their resultant works - produced in mediums ranging from oils and watercolor to photography, mixed media and quilting - showcase subjects including birds and sea life, palms and waterfront scenes, abstract visions and local landmarks.
"The mural's 'road show' tour from Key Largo to Key West celebrates the longstanding connections between the communities of the Keys," said Elizabeth Young, executive director of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, which spearheaded the project. The next opening reception is Friday, March 1 at the Shady Palm Art Gallery, located at 2888 Overseas Highway in Marathon, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Art lovers can make a $50 donation for one individual canvas or a $125 donation for three at any reception or online at keysarts.com. Each donor will receive a randomly selected, unique piece of the mosaic by mail with an artist statement sharing their inspiration. Proceeds from the Connections Project benefit local artists and arts organizations through arts council grants. To participate in the Connections Project, or for more information: keysarts.com or 305-295-4369
Image attached: Connections Project sampling of mosaics, 2018

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CONTACT:  JUDI BRADFORD 305-304-4190; SUSANN D'ANTONIO 305-304-6005
 
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 is this Friday, Feb 8! Artists competing for the $1750 in prize money and live auction sales of tabletop-size floats can download an application at  www.thesmallestparadeintheuniverse.com or 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 $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.
See videos of previous parades at www.thesmallestparadeintheuniverse.com
 
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 

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  305-293-7300
Sunday 2/24 

On Friday, the Sheriff's Office held its Employee of the Year award ceremony in Marathon (5 Chosen Representing different Areas) . The five award winners are from all areas of the Sheriff's Office - law enforcement, corrections, support, reserves and the Explorer program. To Read Complete Story ; Please hit EMPLOYEE Link

Toured the new SPCA Office on Stock Island today.  This little guy will get up to 300 pounds one day.  You can see huge ones at our Monroe County Sheriff's Office Animal Farm.
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WWW.ART830.COM 830 Caroline St. 305-295-9595

ARTIST CHRISTINE CORDONE AND MICHAEL NORVIEL PRESENTS "NEW HUES, NEW VIEWS, NEW TREASURES" AT ART@830 

Plein Air artist Christine Cordone is exhibiting her new collection of watercolors at ART@830 Gallery (830 Caroline Street) .  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 will 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.
We'll be showing Art Work from both ; as well as Photos of the Reception in the Feb. 25th Issue
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WWW.REDBARNTHEATRE.COM 319 Duval St. 305-296-9911
To see ALL the Upcoming Events / Plays Click Above and Below
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!!

2/19-3/16

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.


WWW.SHADEANDSHUTTERKEYWEST.COM
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.
Sarah@ShadeandShutterkeywest.com
 Grand Opening Reception was this Past Weekend. The Feb. 11th. Issue will have a few Photos from the Event

More from the Grand Opening of Shade & Shutter Up Shortly


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Greetings fellow volunteers, it's time to have some fun painting street signs again. 
If you are available next Wednesday the 20th at 9:00am, and are looking forward being appriciated for your efforts by locals and tourists alike.
Please shoot me back an email and I will send you the details for that days schedule. 
We are looking forward to having another productive day.

The February 6th volunteers had a awesome day on Simonton Street on February 6.
A big THANK YOU to this fun team.  That day we were challenged with the threat of rain but we got the job done anyway. Have a great day and I'm looking forward to your responses. Diane Glorie 305-304-1630 DianeGlorie@Yahoo.com Editors Note : For anyone that was on outside during Feb. 6 ; The Crews Painting were on Two People Per Corner /Sign ; and not 6 as are seen posing for the Group Shot.
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WWW.STONESOUPGALLERY.COM 801 White St. 305-296-2080
Next Show J.H. 2/21 "Key West Fresco"

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.A few weeks ago : Part 1 ; Click Jan. 28 Issue to see https://conta.cc/2G0y4Zo  and Part 2 was Feb 4 
https://conta.cc/2Db3Ksi

Low Country by J.H. Allen  Oil
Huellas Del Pasado : Traces of The Past by Alexy Lopez Matos
Fruit Paintings on Right by Carlos Al Pizar
Deborah J. Moore Wall
Royal Poinciana Our City Tree  by Deborah J. Moore
Deborah J. Moore is Part of the February Exhibition at Frangipani Gallery and Hangs at Both Galleries Year Round
More from Melissa and Stone Soup Up Shortly

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We Continue with Ferron Bell's Exhibition at the Custom House "Art & Puns : The Wimsey of Ferron Bell

Chestnut Mandibled Toucan
Board Meeting
Pair of Carribean Toucans
Flamingos
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Sean P Callahan
WWW.DOGTIREDSTUDIO.NET 1011 Whitehead St. 802-989-5910
Latest Exhibition Just Opened a few Weekends ago on "First Friday" Featuring Bruce Collins "Beautiful Creatures(MUST SEE)

 




Ascentiscon
More from Bruce Collins at Dog Tired Studio & Gallery Up Shortly
Here is 2 Paintings from Sean P. Callahan as a Sneak Preview from his 3/1 Exhibition "Platform"



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WWW.GINGERBREADSQUAREGALLERY.COM
   1207 Duval St. 305-296-8900 
 Feb. 18th. Reception and Exhibition from Pam Folsom and Todd Bonita starts at 5:30p -8p




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A Few of the Photo Features in the Feb. 25th. Issue

CROOKS SECOND LINE

Photos from the "Artisan Market"; Next is March 10 & 24.



The Paradise Big Band of KW had an Awesome Concert Last Week, the Feb 25th. Issue will have a Lead Feature from Ralph DePalma. ALSO Just Announced the Next Concert is March 31.


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We Continue with Alexei Butiskiy at The Key West Gallery


Morning Reflections by    23 X 23 Original on Canvas

Quiet Nights 31.50 X 23.50  Oil on Canvas

Autumn Serenade  20 X 27.87 Oil on Canvas

Autumn Still  10.5 X 14.5  WaterColor on Panel

All Snowed in  19.5 X 25.5 Original Oil

Thomas Arvid Appearance and Special Events in Key West
Monday, February 18, 2019 at 2:00 PM EST
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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. Here are some of "Frogman's Works"





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Part 2 of 2
THE KEY WEST BAHAMAS CONNECTION
Exhibition Opened a Few Weeks Ago

281 Front St. 305-295-6616

The Key West GraveYard Junkanoos Played


Old Island Days #19 by Mario Sanchez  Wood Carving
More of the Key West Bahamas Connection from the KWAHS Custom House; Up Shortly
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More Photos up Shortly

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LUCKY STREET GALLERY  408 Greene St. 305-294-3973

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DE LA Gallery  419 Duval St. 305-395-2210 



THIS MIGHT BE A TALE of two cities. When we opened DE LA Gallery on Duval Street in Key West in 2013, we couldn't have been more excited-and proud-to capture the coastal charms of the southernmost city in the continental U.S. At Milemarker 0, we couldn't help but feel that we were teetering on the edge of a new, exciting venture: our non-traditional gallery with a self-represented artist and an in-house master framer allowed us to tailor the buying experience for each of our collectors.
Now, six years later, we're experiencing those butterflies all over again as we open a new outpost in Charleston-another historic seaside city. The food is still sumptuous, the people are still proud, and the person behind the viewfinder remains the same. But a new city brings new palettes, colors and, most importantly, new beginnings. It's an important milestone for our work and our gallery. We couldn't be more thrilled to be here, and welcome you to our new gallery on Market Street!
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  622 Duval St. 305-294-8925
Gallery Owner and Artist Don Oriolo is  Frequent Visitor to his Key West Unit


Gallery Owner Don Oriolo Demonstrates a Guitar Owned by a Rock N Roll Legend

Don with Gallery Manager and Iconic Photo and Rock Guru Jason. James Not Shown here is also an Expert on Everything in the Gallery & Iconic Photos and Rock.  I so love visiting them and talking about Music. I was a Professional DJ during the Late 60's & Early 70's. Working at WBAB when I was 15

One of the 10 + Works of Art by Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood

"Dream State" 18 X 24 Original on Paper

"Oye Popeye"  18 X 24 Original on Paper

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WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241
Info@Keywestartcenter.com 



 Here is some info on the Joanne Sloan Exhibition
Summer Clouds II 24 X 20 opened last weekend.
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.
 The Feb. 25th Issue will have art from Joanne Sloane
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The Conch Revival Picnic a few weeks ago at The LightHouse Keepers  Quarters & Museum on Whitehead St. We'll have a Photo Features in the Feb. 25th. Issue 
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Part 2 of Stone Soup Gallery's Latest Group Exhibition

WWW.STONESOUPGALLERY.COM 801 White St. 305-296-2080

Windsor Lane Beauty by Deborah J. Moore
Flora on Chapman Lane Bahama Village by Deborah J. Moore
Hibiscus Rooster by Deborah J. Moore  Oil on Canvas
Walruses by Will Fernandez Ceramic Raku
Once again J.H. Allen starts his Exhibition "Key West Fresco" on 2/21

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The 27th Annual Kelly McGillis Classic IWFFA : Womens & Girls International Flag Football Tournament and Key West is Always Fortunate to Host Them.  The Blast for the Past 6 Years ; always gives Major Coverage to this Event and We Start in this Issue a Few Weeks of Photos from just a few of the Many Games.  Note : There Really is Lots of Teams that Travel Thousands of International Miles to get Here. In Fact the Photo above the team to Left is from India.   WWW.IWFFA.COM E-Mail IWFFA@IWFFA.COM
305-293-9315
This is one of the Younger Division just a few members of this team from the Upper Keys. As mentioned in a previous Issue . This is an International League; and we hosted about 10 Teams that traveled from other Countries to play in the 27th. Annual Kelly McGillis Classic IWFFA



More IWFFA Up Shortly

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 ON FEB 28TH : 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" Exhibition by Priscilla Coote & Reception Feb. 23. 



Mike Marrero "The Saints" Exhibition Reception was two weeks ago and here are a few of the Pics from Reception & then the 2/25 Issue will have many of the Photos from the Exhibition


Next Week we'll have some of Mike Marrero's Photographs


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Part 2
WWW.DOGTIREDSTUDIO.NET 1011 Whitehead St. 802-989-5910
Latest Exhibition Just Opened a few Weekends ago on "First Friday" Featuring Bruce Collins "Beautiful Creatures(MUST SEE)
Imancapacion 

Royal
Coquette
Up Shortly Part 3 from "Beautiful Creatures" and Bruce Collins at Sean Callahan's "Dog Tired Studio & Gallery
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One of the Three TSKW February Exhibitions "Blind Spots" : Exposing Modern Day Slavery ; Here are a few Photos from the Opening Reception and then just a few Pics of the Art ; and the Feb 25th Issue will have many additional Photos.



To Read more about "Blind Spots" go a few Features down & in the Next TSKW is a Long Description of "Blind Spots". Feb 25th Issue will have many Photographs from the Exhibition. 
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WWW.KEYWESTIMPROMPTU.ORG 401 Duval St. 
Kathy Hooper at Info@Keywestimpromptu.org 




International stars headline
Impromptu Classical Concerts' 2019 season
The Next Concert is March 3 at 4pm St. Paul's Church
Bound by their Israeli roots, pianist Alon Goldstein, cellist Amit Peled, and clarinetist Alex Fiterstein formed the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio in 2005. Today, the ensemble's performances reflect both the special gifts and originality of the three artists as soloists as well as their marvelous sense of ensemble and love of chamber music. The New York Times praised the ensemble for displaying "the kind of spotless technique that keeps the attention focused on the score rather than the vagaries of the performance."


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.
For more information, and ticket orders, visit http://www.keywestimpromptu.org/

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Here a few more pics of some of their Past Performances
The Feb. 25th Issue will have Part 2 of 2 : More Recent Dance Performances from Dance Key West ; and there is an ENCORE Feature of a few of the Photos I took at a recent rehearsal along with a longer description on Dance Key West ; at the very end of this Issue. 
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Pt. 3
GRAND OPENING A FEW WEEKS AGO TO A PACKED CROWD  AT FLORIDA KEYS COUNCIL OF THE ARTS BUILDING (GATO CUBAN CIGAR FACTORY) 1100 SIMONTON ST. Curated by Alaen Ledesma Fernandez

The Arts Council of the Florida Keys is proud to announce "Visions of Cuba," an exhibition of contemporary Cuban art. This collective exhibition represents the work of art of more than 50 outstanding Cuban artists who now live in cities around the world, many of which attended the ISA, Higher Instance of Art in Havana, and have participated in the Biennial of La Havana.
This presents a unique opportunity for both artists and attendees, in the sense that the Gato Building itself is full of Cuban heritage. José Martí made a historical presentation during his first visit to Key West in 1891, and the building was originally a Cuban cigar factory. "Visiones de Cuba"  presents a variety of artists from the community, from students to professionals, and will promote the significant cultural connection between Cuba, Key West, The Gato and the Artists.
 The food was sponsored by Eduardo's Table, the wine presented by Key West Food and Wine Festival and the Latin music presented by Mateo on guitar.  The exhibition is part of the Arts in Public Buildings program of the Council of the Arts, designed to offer an opportunity for artists to exhibit their work beyond a traditional gallery space and improve the environment of those who work and visit the Gato Building.
This exhibition was organized and curated by the cultural promoter and curator of Cuban art: Alaen Ledesma Fernández and sponsored in part by the Florida Keys Arts Council, the State of Florida: Division of Cultural Affairs, as well as other supporters . Additional support comes from donations from visitors to the show. For more information, call the Arts Council at 305-295-4369 or send an email to info@keysarts.com
HERE IS A REAL TREAT ; This Painting was on the Cover of this Magazine 2 weeks ago ; I met the Artist and Model at the Extremely Packed Reception and the Feb 18th Issue will have a few Photos of them.
"Confidence II" by Sandra Rodriguez and Emmanuel Diaz




WWW.KEYSARTS.COM  305-295-4369
"Espacio Reservado" Estaban Machado  Oil on  Canvas 30 X 40

"Botes Vocando" Flying Boats by Gerlys Alvarez Charcoal on Canvas  39 X 28
We Continue with Part 4 of "Visions of Cuba" in the Feb. 25th Issue

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Part 2 Shade and Shutter






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Next MasterWorks III at Tennessee Williams Theater Featuring our Good Friend World Renown Concert Pianist Svetlana Smolina : March 10  7:30PM
Additional Info.
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Part 2 of 2 
GILDEA CONTEMPORARY FINE ART GALLERY 522 Southard St.  305-440-3673 WWW.GILDEAGALLERY.COM



Robert Baras Next 4 Paintings below


Jazz Man#3 Oil & Acrylic on Canvas 19 X 23

Vibrant Field Oil & Acrylic on Canvas 17 X 21

Untitled Robert Baras

Glyphs 2002 Oil & Acrylic on Canvas 21 X 25


Thermocline by Darren Jones  Acrylic & Ink  24 X 36
Abyssai Plain Acrylic & Ink 24 X 36

Bones of the Earth by Sally Wernicoff  Raku Fired Clay

Visible Emotion by Javier Lopez Barbosa  Oil on Canvas

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by Suzie dePoo

WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241
Info@Keywestartcenter.com 
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Aqua Idol is Back & Started Tues. Jan 22  6pm at Aqua Nightclub 711 Duval St.  Grand Finale March 26

Pushed back to March 8

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The Devil's Zen
Part 3 of Bruce Collins "Beautiful Creatures" Up Shortly but First

Photo by The Blast's Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow
Quincy Perkin's
WWW.KEYWESTPHOTOFEST.COM 2/7-10 was so much fun and many of the KW Photographers gave a Presentation. The Feb 25th Issue will have a Photo Feature

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More from the Key West Art Center's 2019 Arts and Craft Show






Lois Sanger




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5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857


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Allison Rich, Sr. Library Assistant, and Michael Nelson of the Monroe County Public Library Informs us of this Important Presentation
700 Fleming Street, Key West, FL  33040, 305-292-3595


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We continue with the Bruce Collins Exhibition at Sean Callahan's Dog Tired Studio & Gallery

Ecstasy


Everyone's Good Artist Friend David Klein




Queen

Rise
Thanks Bruce Collins and Sean Callahan; Always Something Great at "Dog Tired".  The Next Exhibition is from Sean P. Callahan and is called "Platform" 3/1
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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 dholliday@kwahs.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)

Part 2 of The Key West / Bahamas Connection at The Custom House

Part of their Gift Shop at The Custom House.  To Really Impress Purchase a Gift of Key West Historic Interest

Old Island Days #18 by Mario Sanchez  Wood Carvings
More from the KWAHS after this Message from KWT

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WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433
Further Down is our Extensive KWT Section

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281 Front St. 305-295-6616

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
(R) 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 cconvertitofarrar@kwahs.orgor 305-295-6616 x112. Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island. More from KWAHS  

(L) Renowned historians and community leaders discuss Bahama Village's contribution to Key West history  
 
On Wednesday, February 27 from 5:30pm-7:00pm, Key West Art & Historical Society invites the public to celebrate the island's Bahamian heritage and culture in their next Distinguished Speaker Series installment with renowned local historians and community leaders Tom Hambright, Clayton Lopez, Jeff Stotts, Corey Malcom, Carmen Turner, and Roosevelt Sands at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval Street, where they will present a moderated panel discussion about Bahama Village's contribution to Key West History. 



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 5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857
M-F 10a-6p, Sat. 10a-2pm, Sunday Closed 
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WWW.FRINGETHEATER.ORG 305-731-0581

FRINGE THEATRE GIFT CERTIFICATE INFO. Press GIFT Link 
 
 
  
  
 
Lee Roy Reams : 1 Night Only Tropic Cinema March 12. Air Heart On Stage TWT April 9-11 7pm

Here's an Interesting Event by Fringe : Debra and Patrick at the Backyard of Kate Miano's 618 School House Rd March 7 6-9PM  Click this Link : MIANO-FRINGE
For More Info Info....
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"Blind Spots" exhibit at The Studios of Key West reveals modern slavery through imagery and art installations: Special preview party on February 7
 
On Thursday, February 7, The Studios of Key West welcomes the public to the Key West premier of "Blind Spots- Modern Day Slavery Exposed," with a special opening reception in the XOJ Gallery from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. The traveling exhibit is part of a multi-faceted project developed by Key West resident and activist Erika Biddle to encourage action against human trafficking and child exploitation.
 
"This strikes home as much as any other violent act that we see in the world today," says Keys to Be the Change Founder and exhibit sponsor Heidi Golightly. ""Blind Spots" offers not only awareness but inspiration for concrete actions that people of all ages can take to combat this worldwide epidemic."
 
The exhibit includes images and text by renowned photographer U. Roberto (Robin) Romano portraying child laborers from across the globe (that have since been freed and rehabilitated), art installations by local artists Cricket Desmarais and Gretchen Mills, ceramics by the Florida Keys Community College Mudpie Club, the work of several participating local students, and artwork from local teen traffic victims.
 
"In recent years, reports that Monroe County children have been victims of sex trafficking targeted by groups from the mainland have shocked the community," says Biddle.  "It's a problem that has remained largely out of the public eye, at least in the world's richest nations."  
 
The Studios will also host a film screening of "Children of Bal Ashram" on Saturday, February 9 at 7:00pm, a film that documents the work of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Kailash Satyarthi, who liberated and rehabilitated more than 87,000 children from child labor, slavery, and trafficking. A Q & A with director Len Morris and a discussion about what actions can be taken to protect the innocent will follow.
 
In addition, the outdoor exhibit "Bought and Sold" by Kay Chernush will be presented by ArtWorks For Freedom at the African Cemetery on Higgs Beach, a location selected to honor individuals who were abducted to be sold as commercial goods but were rescued by the U.S. Navy in 1860.
 
"As the mission of Keys to Be The Change is to empower young people to realize their full potential while taking action to create positive change in the world, we are eager to support this project in hopes that our community will band together to put an end to human trafficking once and for all," says Golightly.
 
"Blind Spots" is free and open to the public throughout the month of February. Sponsored by Florida Keys Council of the Arts and Keys to Be the Change. For more information, visit TSKW.org or contact The Studios at 305-296-0458 or Erika Biddle at 305-567-1610. The Studios of Key West is located at 533 Eaton Street, with gallery and box office open Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. 

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Harrison Gallery
WWW.HARRISON-GALLERY.COM 825 White St. 305-294-0609

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WWW.KEYWEST.GARDEN 5210 College Rd. 305-296-1504

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WWW.TROPICCINEMA.COM 416 Eaton St. 305-396-4944




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More from Gildea Fine Contemporary Art


Unbridled Freedom II Mixed Media by Suzanne Betz  12 X 12

In His Prime by Nancy Tankersly  Acrylic on Panel 12 X 12

Rainy NYC by Anthony Tomaselli  12 X 12 Oil on Panel

Sunset II by Suzanne Donazetti 12 X 12 Wooven Copper



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This Link will take you to the Shark Zen


Executive Program Director Mil McCleary Sends Regards and Tells Us

Join us for Spring Break Coral Camp for Kids
Reef Relief is offering our third annual Spring Break Coral Camp and spots are filling up quickly! 6-12 year old youths will have the chance to explore and learn about our surrounding marine environment through exciting educational activities at the Reef Relief Environmental Center in Key West. Each fun-packed day, campers experience hands-on-learning, interactive games and outdoor activities. Activities include science and art projects in addition to exciting field trips around Key West, as well as multiple days of snorkeling. Spring Break Coral Camp begins March 18th-March 22th. This one-week session is limited to 25 campers. Coral Camp runs Monday through Friday from 8:30am- 4:30pm. Camp fees are $225 per child per week.  Sponsors for Coral Camp include: Fury Water Adventures, Sebago Water Sports and The Key West Aquarium
 
For more information about registration call Reef Relief at 305-294-3100 or email reefrelief@gmail.com. Download registration forms at http://www.reefrelief.org/coral-camp-2019/
 Reef Relief is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving and protecting our coral reef ecosystem.
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573-619-2200
Next 2/24 at Higgs Beach 10a-2pm

The Next Artisan Market at Higgs Beach is Sunday Feb 24th ; starts at 10am and Is : KW Artisan Market UpCycle : Recycle Edition..For additional Info. We had to Edit the Extensive info. they sent over ; go to the Facebook Page


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 WWW.MARCHOUSE.ORG Plaint Store 1401 Seminary St. 9a-7p
305-296-9556.. They have an amazing wide variety of Plants and Trees.
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WWW.KEYWESTGARDENCLUB.COM 1100 Atlantic Blvd. 305-294-3210 





Take a peek behind the garden gates of private homes in Key West. The Key West Garden Club hosts a tour of four beautiful, diverse, gardens Friday and Saturday, February 22nd and 23rd from 10 AM to 3 PM. Key West Garden Club docents will be at each garden with detailed plant lists and horticultural information. Tickets are a $20.00 donation and are available at all the gardens on the days of the Tour and in advance at West Martello Tower or from our website. The tickets are good for both days. 
 Information at 305-294-3210 or http://keywestgardenclub.com ,
 For more information Mary Olson, molson5500@gmail.com
or Rosi Ware, Rosi.Ware@kantar.com , 
 The Gardens featured on the Tour are: 
51 Front St. Truman Annex,  
2110 Staples Ave, 
2026 Staples Ave, 
1802 Harris Ave


City of Key West Preserve Island Life

Here is also the LINK for their events
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Part  3 IWFFA 












Next Week we'll have these 2 Teams in Action. Was a Fairly Fierce Competition

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Key West Literary Seminar History Walking Tours
Tours begin at the 
Key West Public Library, 700 Fleming Street (between Elizabeth and William streets), and last approximately 90 minutes. Cost is $30 per person. (Discounted rates available for current teachers, librarians, and students with valid ID.) Click Link for Additional Info : http://www.kwls.org/tour/


 
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 From the Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.KWBGONLINE.ORG 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603. 
Kevin@GayKeyWest.com
Next Mixer Wed. March 13th Havana Cabana
Next Luncheon March 7th at Marriott Beachside 3841 N. Roos. Blvd.

 A NEW PROMOTIONAL PROGRAM OFFERED BY KWBG
"KEY WEST DEALS & DISCOUNTS" An Envelope that is put directly in the hands of Visitors to the Gay Key West Visitors Ctr. & Other Locations.  

Go to the KWBG Website and Facebook for Additional Information on this Event

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"Photos of the Week" by Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow

(L-Bottom) Key West's new Chief of Police Sean Brandenburg, is joined by Mayor Teri Johnston at the Key West Business Guild February luncheon. The Chief gave the membership  a review of the activities of the department. Photo by Pete Arnow.
 
(R-Bottom) Tiffany Dunsmore of the SPCA  with  Rev. Steve Torrence at the February Key West Business Guild luncheon. Photo by Pete Arnow.

(L-Top) The Key West Business Guild welcomed ten new members at its February Luncheon held at the Marriott Beachside. Photo by Pete Arnow.
 
(R-Top) Greg Brown, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of the Lower Keys, gave the Key West Business Guild Membership an update about the work they are doing to provide more affordable housing in the area. Photo by Pete Arnow.


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Pt 2 Jill Caldwell Exhibition










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281 Front St. 305-295-6616

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.
Here is the LINK to their Exhibition Pages
(Below unless noted at Custom House)

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










FUTURE EXHIBITIONS
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 KWAHS Sections in This Issue.
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Due to Time and Space Constraints ; I was not able to Update the Event and Classes Info. in this Feature ; HOWEVER Simply go to their website and FaceBook Pages to find out the Info..  I did add in some additional Information that Emily sent over from Books and Books  (A Division of TSKW). Thanks Emily for keeping our Readers Informed.
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WWW.BOOKSANDBOOKSKW.COM 533 Eaton St. 
Emily Berg  Emily@TSKW.ORG 305-320-0208

BOOKS & BOOKS @ THE STUDIOS

Literary Reading and Book signing
Michael Mewshaw - The Lost Prince
Emily Berg - emily@tskw.org
Books & Books @ the Studios of Key West - 533 Eaton St, Key West 33040
Tuesday, February 26th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
305-320-0208
Michael Mewshaw will read from and discuss his book The Lost Prince, an intimate memoir of his friendship with Pat Conroy. Book signing to follow.

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Book signing
Signing Saturdays with Seward Johnson
Emily Berg - emily@tskw.org
Books & Books @ the Studios of Key West - 533 Eaton St, Key West 33040
Saturday, March 2nd
12:00pm - 1:00pm
305-320-0208
Join us at 12pm in the store with artists Seward Johnson as he meets with customers and signs his book Midnight Snack Art.

Book signing
Signing Saturdays with Cathy Salutri
Emily Berg - emily@tskw.org
Books & Books @ the Studios of Key West - 533 Eaton St, Key West 33040
Saturday, March 9th
11:00am - 1:00pm
305-320-0208
Join us from 11am to 1pm every Saturday to meet a new author. On March 9th we welcome Cathy Salutri. Salutri will be in the store to meet with customers and discuss her book Backroads of Paradise. There are more events in March to see them and not wait until I update the Info. to include the rest of March ; simply go to the Books and Books Website ( of course after you read the rest of the Feb. 18th Issue) or Come Back ; This magazine allows to Stop and Go as many times as you need ; and to come back anytime .


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Karen Wray
Gallery Curator
Collections Key West
6810 Front St, Key West, FL
305-923-4778



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Just a few of the Hundreds of Articles that the Blue Paper Has : Here are 6 of the Latest Entries : New Way for Getting Involved at the KW Commision Meetings, Custom House Museum Receives Water Drainage Repairs, For Real : Pedestrian Mall, Scam, Suspicious Marine Fire Destroys Multiple Boats, & Last Call for Poetry & Short Stories in the Tennessee Williams Writing Contest. Then in their Archived Files of Hundreds / Thousands of Local News Stories/Photos/& Videos :
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.


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Mon 2/18 James King III 5-7pm, Tue 2/19 Valerie Elam 5-7 pm, Wed 2/20, Megan Clay 5-7pm, Thur 2/21 Jimmy Olson 5-7pm, Fri 2/22, Michael Robinson 5-7pm, Sat 2/23, Jimmy Olson 5-7pm, Sun 2/24 Jazz In The Gardens! Terry White & Friends 5-7:30 pm

Monday Feb. 26 Megan Clay 5-7 p, Tuesday 2/26, Megan Clay 5-7 pm, Wed  2/27 Megan Clay 5-7pm, Thur 2/28 Jimmy Olson 5-7pm, Fri 3/1, Michael Robinson 5-7pm,  Sat3/2 Jimmy Olson 5-7pm, Sun 3/3 Jazz In The Gardens! Peter Diamond & Friends 5-7:30 pm

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 305-745-2729 24244 OverSeas Hwy. Sumerland Key 


 Link for Complete E-Mailer on the Coral




Mote Marine Laboratory opens new exhibit at Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is excited to announce the opening of a new offsite exhibit, Coral Reef Exploration, at the Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada. This permanent exhibit features three aquariums, interpretative displays and interactive kiosks, focusing on providing both a beautiful and educational view of the unique coral reef ecosystem of the Florida Keys and the challenges it faces.
 
On Nov. 30, Mote Marine Laboratory and the Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation, which operates the Discovery Center, hosted an unveiling of the new exhibit to the delight of invited guests. On Dec. 1, the exhibit opened to the public.
CLICK GREEN LINK for the Complete E-Mailer they sent out and the rest of this Feature.
YOU CAN HELP CORAL, DOLPHINS, SEA TURTLES, OUR OCEANS, & OTHER MUST SAVE INHABITANTS & ENVIRONMENTS.  Please Click DONATE.

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WWW.KEYSUNITEDWAY.ORG 305-735-1929  6631 Maloney Ave. #F

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Stores All  Over The Keys. In Key West 3326 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 305-295-6400
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 5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857
M-F 10a-6p, Sat. 10a-2pm, Sunday Closed 
Go to their Website and Facebook to see what animals are available for adoption. 

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The Key West Wildlife Center 1801 White St. 
305-292-1008 (also their Wildlife Rescue #)
KeyWestWildlifeCenter@Hotmail.com 


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Suzie dePOO

WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241
Info@Keywestartcenter.com 

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WWW.MARCHOUSE.ORG  
 305-294-9526
1401 Seminary Street for Amazing Plants, Flowers, & Tree Stock at Great Prices.


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WWW.TWKW.ORG 513 Truman Ave, 
NEW NUMBER 305-204-4527
Dennis Beaver Founder & Curator KWAHS@KWAHS.ORG
Many Tennessee Williams Special Events and Literary Contest Continuing in February and March. 

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WWW.KWLS.ORG 717 Love Lane 305-293-9291


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WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433
UPDATED SCHEDULE WITH ADDITIONS UP SHORTLY

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(Formerly Called FAVOR)
305-304-9625

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Pearls Before Chickens, Key West Attitude March 1 at Frangipani

Frangipani Gallery is pleased to welcome Suzanne Holt as our newest artist.  Her mixed media collages show our island home in a whole new medium.  Suzanne is addicted to fabric and stuff that sparkles.  Everyone knows Jodyrae Campbell as a fabulous singer and she is also a wonderful painter.  Her acrylic chickens and Keys scenes have a unique style. Kerry Hoeppner is showing his wonderful coconut sculptures and has a flock of new birds roosting at the gallery. Jessica Wilson has raided the pearl vault for some exotic and classic pearls and gems with a twist and a hint of attitude. Lois Songer also has new jewelry for the season.
Please stop by and meet the artists during the the First Friday Art Stroll on March 1 from 6-8 pm. The show will be up through March.

"Pearls from the Vault by Jessica Wilson

Fish by Suzanne Holt

Key West Signs by Jodyrae Campbell

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Important Note : Good Friend Gracy Lozano from Keys Lifestyle Marketing has this awesome Website that gives an Amazing and Extensive Listing of Events in Key West. Click the website below and check it out.
Here are just a few Categories; many way to look Up : Day, Month, Year, Category 

Gracy@Internet.com 305-440-059
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WWW.KEYSLASTSTAND.ORG 305-296-3335

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Harrison Gallery
WWW.HARRISON-GALLERY.COM 825 White St. 305-294-0609
https://www.facebook.com/harrisongallery/   The Season Finale Exhibition "Springtime in Key West"

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PAST ISSUE LINKS
Nov. 19th. NOV. 19, 2018
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 PT. 2 OCT 22, 2018 https://conta.cc/2CZqjlY
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To see ALL the Issue Links from Jan 1 2018 to May 28, 2018 Go to the Sept 17th Link.
First Issue of the 2018 / 2019 Season Sept 3 https://conta.cc/2Cb0fVs

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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 info@uscgcingham.com. 

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WWW.KEYWESTORTHOPEDICS.COM 305-295-9797 3485 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 

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712 Duval St. 305-440-2179 11A-11P
2 FOR 1 DRINKS 
 "Best Hush Puppies & New England Clam Chowder in the South; & the Angle Hair Pasta with Lump Crab in a Cream Sauce is amazing; plus their Peel N Eat Shrimp are by far always the tastiest The Keys.  
  
  







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 1100 Simonton St.#3

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WWW.KEYWESTGARDEN.COM 305-296-1505
5210 College Road 
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Johnny White & Caroline are always so nice in sharing their Photo Galleries with Us.  Hit their Gallery Link to see many Photo Galleries

ALSO CHECK OUT THEIR EXTENSIVE CALENDAR OF EVENTS SECTION

Here are the Links to just a few of their hundreds of Photo Galleries; Johnny Just added these :



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WWW.FKCC.EDU 5901 College Rd. 305-296-9081

Florida Keys Community College will open its 2019 VIP Series with "Florida Red Tide: Protecting Public Health Through Innovation and Citizen Science."  The presentation, led by Dr. Tracy Fanara, Environmental Health Program Manager at Mote Marine Laboratory, is on Tuesday, February 19 at 7 p.m. in the Tennessee Williams Theatre on the Key West Campus.  The acronym in FKCC's VIP Series stands for "visions, ideas, and perspectives;" the series invites the community to learn from speakers of local, regional, and national prominence. 
 
Dr. Fanara will discuss her research on red tide, which has recently devastated sea life and beach environments along Florida's shorelines.  Her presentation will explore possible ways to shorten the duration and intensity of the toxic blooms as well as ways to protect the health and safety of beachgoers.  Changes at the regulatory level may take time, but there are things the public can do to help now.  She will talk about how anyone, through citizen science, can be empowered to collect and share data about affected environments with scientists as well as the public. 
 
Dr. Fanara manages the Environmental Health Program at Mote, investigating the effects of marine and freshwater chemicals on public health.  She has extensive experience in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, engineering consulting, water quality analyses, and "storm chasing."  Also known as "Inspector Planet," Dr. Fanara utilizes social media and television, including a part on Science Channel's "Mythbusters: The Search," to encourage the public to take action to save the planet.
 
Tickets are $5 at the door.  Admission is free for students at FKCC and Monroe County schools. For more information, call FKCC at 305-296-9081 or visit www.fkcc.edu.
 

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WWW.LKMC.COM 5900 College Rd. 305-294-5531
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WWW.TRUMANLITTLEWHITEHOUSE.COM 111Front St. 305-294-9911

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Neil Chamberlain and Staff Send Greetings


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WWW.SANCTUARYFRIEDNS.ORG 55500 Overseas Hwy. Marathon 305-289-2288
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WWW.CFFK.ORG 305-292-1502
300 Southard St. #201


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Michael and Heather Barnes at Manga-Manga send regards
900 Southard Street 305-294-2469


They have Seating indoors and out on their Patio

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WWW.KEYWESTWILDLIFECENTER.ORG 1801 White St. 305-292-1008 

Thanks Tom, Peggy and Staff / Supporters /Board for the Amazing Job you do in Helping our Wild Friends.

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WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433
WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM
   Nov. 28th. : Kingston Trio Legacy Tour, Dec 7th. : Paula Poundstone, Dec, 16th. A John Waters Christmas, 2/2/2019 : Beginnings A Tribute to the Music of Chicago.


Jefferson Starship
Click for Good Lovin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g55XaECGBN0
Click for Groovin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ft8WLX9G1I

Felix Cavaliere's "Rascals" aka The Young Rascals 3/18

Richard Marx 4/14


TICKETS ON SALE and can be purchased at the Key West Theater box office at 512 Eaton St or online at thekeywesttheater.com

  For More Info WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 305-985-0433

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WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM 1-800-FLA-KEYS 


Their Monthly E-Mailer & Feature on their website "Keys Traveler" has a Tremendous Amount of Information.
"Keys Traveler" E-Newsletter Link ; Here is the Complete February 2019 Issue Link
The February "Keys Traveler" is Out ; and every month they Produce a nicely Done On-Line Magazine.  Some of this Month's Features

Visual Artistry Thrives in Four Florida Keys Shows 
"Visions of Cuba"Group Art Exhibition : Guest Curated Brilliantly by Alaen Ledesma Fernandez for The Florida Keys Council of the Arts Shown at the Gato Building
 

Bareled, Brewed, & Distilled in the Fla. Keys
 

Sombrero  Beach Run Weekend to Deliver Sun, Sand, & Family Fun 3/1-3 (Marathon)
 
Tennessee Williams Birthday Events to Honor His Classic Plays & Key West Life


Arts & Culture




CUISINE



Diving and Fishing

ACCOMODATIONS

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WWW.COFFEEMILLDANCE.COM 305-296-9982 CoffeeMillDance@Aol.com

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1/22-2/9
2/26-3/23
4/9-427
5/14-6/1
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WWW.REDBARNTHEATRE.COM  305-296-9911 319 Duval Street

, Tenderly The Rosemary Clooney Musical 2/19-3/16, Meteor Shower 3/23-4/20
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WWW.THEATREXP.ORG 302-540-6102 BobBowersox@Gmail.com
I'm Gonna Pray for You so Hard just Closed to Rave Reviews; I have a Call into Bob to see what's next?

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https://conta.cc/2FwHFHd
305-731-0581
 
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 WWW.TSKW.ORG 533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458 

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"Hampton's Art & Culture" Featuring Greater Information from Below Venues..Of course ; click any of the Links and you'll be at their sites.


GUILD HALL 158 Main St. East Hampton, NY 11937 631-324-0806 WWW.GUILDHALL.ORG
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SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER 25 Jobs Ln Southampton, NY, 11968 631-283-0967

 
PARRISH ART MUSEUM 279 Montauk Hwy. Water Mill, NY, 11976
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WWW.WALLACEGALLERY.COM
37A Main Street  East Hampton NY 631-329-4516.  
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 Photo & Art Galleries from Lucille Khornak

New Numbers and E-Mail 
Art Gallery : 888-858-1827 Gallery@Lucillekhornak.com 
Photographic Studios : 212-593-0933  Office@Lucillekhornak.com


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281 Front St. 305-295-6616

 
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.
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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-timeline to 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)
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 Last call for poetry and short story entries in Tennessee Williams writing contests sponsored by Key West Art & Historical Society  
 
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 annual Key West Birthday Celebration of the great American writer, which is set to run from March 1 to April 1. 
 
The 2019 celebration marks the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, poet, and artist's 108th birthday. A thirty-four-year resident of the island, Williams was an avid patron and supporter of the Library in Key West, prompting this year's celebration theme of "The Library." 
 
From January 1 through March 1, poets are invited to submit one 30-line-or-less poem about Williams, to include reference to the 2019 theme of "The Library." Writers may submit one short story of 1500 to 4000 words about Williams, also to include reference to the 2019 theme. Submission fee is $20, limited to one per person, and are to be submitted via an upload link at kwahs.org/events 
 Winners will be selected by blind-judging via a panel of published writers and poets, with $200 awarded for first place and $100 for second place in each contest, along with an opportunity to read from their submissions at the Tennessee Williams Birthday reception, set to take place on Wednesday, March 27, from 5:30-7:00pm at the Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue.  
 
An enticing variety of Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration events includes a special evening of anecdotes, literary excerpts, and craft cocktails with mixologist and historian Philip Green, film showings, a plein-air painting contest, curator tours of the Tennessee Williams Museum in Key West, performances of Williams' one-act plays and a limited-ticket kick-off party. For a full event roster, visit kwahs.org/events.  
 
For more information contact Society Event Coordinator Dani Holliday at 305-295-6616 extension 114 or dholliday@kwahs.org. Sponsored in part by the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys and The Studios of Key West.Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island. 
 


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
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by Alyson Crean
City of Key West Increases Citizen Participation in the Democratic Process
The City of Key West has added a new feature to broaden civic involvement in its public meetings and make voicing their opinion easy and convenient. 
Using a simple web-based application, citizens can view upcoming meeting agenda items and submit their opinions on them from any computer or phone with an Internet connection. This enables members of the community to have their voices heard by commission members, city staff and others without having to attend the meeting in person.
This new tool, called eComment, integrates seamlessly with the City's meeting webcasting solution on the City's website. Together this product portfolio will help the City empower online audiences to quickly follow and participate in the latest decisions and actions in government from the convenience of their home.
To utilize this new open government feature, citizens can log onto cityofkeywest-fl.gov prior to a meeting, and click on "Agendas & Minutes" on the homepage. To submit comments, click the eComment link next to an upcoming meeting's agenda. One can then indicate their position on an item, add any additional comments related to that particular item or leave general comments for City staff. The City Clerk's Office will then route comments to staff and elected officials, giving City Commission members time to review and consider citizen input prior to a meeting.
The eComment feature also allows members of our community to sign up to speak on a particular item ahead of the live meeting. The traditional sign-up list will of course still be available as it currently is, it will just have a previously generated list of speakers from our online sign-up to add to.
"At the request of Mayor Johnston, the City Clerk's Office and the City's IT department collaborated to provide another way for citizens to have a voice at our public meetings, outside of our traditional means of sending emails or signing up to speak at the meeting.  We are excited to reach a broader segment of our community and hear feedback from more people," says Mayor Johnston.
The City of Key West will launch eComment on the City's website February 27th to begin receiving input for the March 5th City Commission meeting.
 
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WWW.REEFRELIEF.ORG 305-294-3100 631 Greene St.
 
Reef Relief is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving and protecting our coral reef ecosystem.


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PLEASE HELP THE KEY WEST VFW WITH POST IRMA EXPENSES


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
Post: 305-294-9968, Office: 305-414-8310, EMAIL:  VFW391110@YAHOO.COM

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 Below : WWW.KEYWESTWELLNESSCENTER.COM

ENCORE FEATURE 


DANCE KEY WEST CONTINUES WITH KYLA PISCOPINK, CRICKET DESMARAIS & KRISTEN HUFFMAN




Between the three Keys-based company members Piscopink, Kristen Huffman, and Cricket Desmarais, they hold more than 35 years of experience teaching all age groups at locations and programs that include CoffeeMill Dance Studio, NYC based Educational Performance Tours, the MARC House, Bahama Village Music Program, and Donna Roll's Young Artist Program with the Key West Symphony.  Classes include Pilates Mat with Piscopink on Mondays from 5pm - 6pm, which works all the muscle groups while aligning, lengthening, and strengthening your body; Conditioning with Huffman on Wednesdays from 9am-10am, which tones and builds muscles; a barre, pilates, dance-party fusion "Happy Hour" with music to keep you revved led by Piscopink on Wednesdays from 5pm-6pm; and Improv Dance & Jam led by Desmarais on Thursdays from 9am-10am, a class that focuses on spontaneous movement guided by creative prompts.
 
In addition to Dance Key West's weekly roster of classes, upcoming projects and free outreach programming includes continued weekly dance and technique classes with Bahama Village Music Program, the launch of a movement class that supports children on the autism spectrum, a mid-March New York City workshop performance they will bring back to Key West, a site-specific CONNECT Community Improv dance initiative, the fourth ReMARCable Dance Project on April 6, the development of a Florida Keys Outreach Coalition Women & Children's program, and a retrospective performance celebrating ten years of Piscopink's work as Artistic Director and Choreographer of Dance Key West, featuring the best of  "1969," "Train in the Distance," "OUT," "Cloud Illusions," "After These Messages," "Love Letters," "Cherry Red," and more.
 
"I'm so excited to have a new home at Key West Theater," says Piscopink. "Our doors are officially open, and we couldn't be more excited to dance with those who come through them!"
 
Classes are $18 and $15 for Key West Theater members. Discounted packages are also available. For more information, visit TK.  (your number & website or KWT's?)  Dance Key West.  Fun at the Intersection of Dance+Fitness+Movement+Love.


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