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Sunday, April 14, 2019

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends April 15, 2019

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends
April 15, 2019

Dogs Waiting to Enter the Hospital Rooms of Sick Children for Animal Therapy
Pt. 3 of One of Our Photographic Features "Amazing Photos"

MCSO Easter on the Farm and Easter Egg Hunt Sunday April 14 1-3pm ; Next Open Sun. April 21.

KWAHS at Custom House Presents "Coastal Trade : Bounty, Booty & Boats : Of the Gulf & Glades from Naple to Key West. Only Hanging for a few more Weeks (Must See)

Pt. 4 of 4 Anna Sweet Galleries in Key West 

The Original "Small Works" Exhibition Curated by Letty Nowak and Caroline Stover-Sickmen of LemonAde Stand Gallery. Over 130 Pieces at TSKW.

Walk-Through Wednesdays Will Offer Expedited Permitting Between 7:30A-11:30A : Wow (More Below in the Weekly City of KW Section)

Zazoo Fine Art & Photography and Neil Young

Every Sunday at Kate Miano's Gardens Hotel is "Jazz in the Gardens".  4/14 Scott Marischen & Friends and 4/21 Libby York & Friends 5:30p-8p. (More Below)

WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM Every Week we Enjoy Linking their Newspaper with our Magazine. They provide Hundreds of Local Features-Photos & Videos

The Connections Project 2019.  We have photos from the event last week at Royal Furniture in KW . May 3rd is the Closing Event where the Tiles are Raffled Off.  Note : The "Visions of Cuba" Exhibition at Gato Closes April 26 & Martha Resk will have Info. on the Next Gato Exhibition in the April 22nd. Issue.

MCSO & ROTARY Helps Out with the Kids Fishing Tournament at No Name Bridge with over 100 Children Attending (More Below in their Weekly MCSO Section)

 TSKW (The Studios of Key West) Opened 4 New Exhibitions during First Thursday
Spectacular Raffle for TSKW with 3 Big Prizes ..Chance of winning 1 out every 120.

(L) "Golda's Balcony" 5/1-5/3
(R) Shakespeare in School Program
also 5/12/2019 "Plays Out Loud"
Fringe Schedule + in the 4/22 Issue : Photo Feature from the One Woman Play about Amelia Earhart ; starring Mara Neimanis.

Pt. 3 of The Annual Plein Air Competition and Sale at The Key West Art Center

"Springtime Chicks" 6X6X1.5 Each Oil on Canvas
Amanda Johnson Grand Re-Opening on 518 Fleming St.; Fri. April 19th. 6-9pm.

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

5/24 DAVID CROSBY & Friends "Sky Trails Tour 2019"

December 7, 2019
5/22 World Class Guitarist MATEO JAMPOL (Back Stage Listening Room)
The Key West Theater : Amazing Year Round Talent. We have the Updated COMPLETE Schedule of events up to End of the Year

Our Weekly Feature Link to WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM with their Hundreds of Local Keys News Features-Photos-Videos

GingerBread Square Gallery "Small Works";Opened Last Week

Two of the Many Events Events from the KWAHS is The Call for Artists for the 4th. Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture & Bike Parade.  Also One of the 2019 Major Exhibitions : April 19- July 7 "You Don't Know Dick :The Lesser Known Early Works of Richard Peter Matson (More Below)

Cafe Con Leche 20 X 24
Norbert Szilagyi Exhibition Opened Last Week at Salt Island Gallery (More Below)

 Happy Hour with the Historian at Bottle Cap "The Navy in Key West" Presentation from KWAHS Curator Cori Convertito PHD. A Packed Crowd as Usual for Her Events.

 The Frangipani Gallery with "Our Town" Featuring (L-R Above : Karen Beauprie, Fran Decker & Helen Rebane) with Lanie Davia, JodyRae Campbell, Gabrielle Wilson, Susann D'Antonio, Paul Carmichael, Sandy Sun, & Addition Artists (More Below)

(AIP) Artists in Paradise Gallery in Big Pine Celebrates 25 Years  (More Below)

The Many Classes that are still available to attend April to July at TSKW (More in their Sections / Features in this Issue)

The Tourist Development Council of the Florida Keys (TDC) Every Month Publishes "The Keys Traveler. We have the April Issue Link


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends ; Going out to 8040 Weekly. This Issue April 15th. 2019 : Pt. 3 "Amazing Photos", Pt. 1 KWAHS "Coastal Trade " Bounty-Booty- & Boats of the Gulf Between Naples & KW", Pt. 4 of 4 Anna Sweet Galleries of KW, Pt.1 The Original Small Works" by Letty Nowak at TSKW, Our Weekly MCSO & KW Sections, Wyland Gallery of KW : A Visit from Wyland (As Usual Large Crowds), Zazoo & Neil Young, "Jazz in the Gardens" 4/14 Scott Marischen & Friends (Next : Libby York & Friends 4/21), Fla. Keys Council of the Arts "2019 Connections Project", KWBG Next Luncheon at Tavern N Town 5/1 & Next Mixer 5/8 Pillar Rum, TSKW Opened 4 New Exhibitions + 360 Degree Raffle, Fringe Theatre-Red Barn-Waterfront Playhouse ALL Active, Pt. 3 KWAC 2019 Plein Air Exhibition-Contest-Sale,
Amanda Johnson Grand Re-Opening at 518 Fleming St. 4/19,

 WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM Hundreds of Local News Features-Videos-& Photos, WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM ,
WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM Hundreds of Photo Galleries + Extensive Calendar of Events, TSKW Many Classes, "Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow, Key West Theater Complete Schedule inc. David Crosby , GingerBread Square Opens "Small Works", Norbert Szilagyi at Salt Island Provisions Gallery, Cori Convertito PHD & KWAHS Curator Packs BottleCap/Blue Room with "Happy Hour with the Historian",
Frangipani Gallery Opens "Our Town", Artists in Paradise Gallery in Big Pine Key Celebrates 25 Years This Issue has Part 1 of their Art, TDC (Tourist Development Council) & Their April "Keys Traveler", WWW.WOMANKINDKEYWEST.COM April Newsletter , A Sneak Preview of some of our Photo Features for the April 22nd. Issue, Pt. 1 of 100+1 Portraits in KW by Brenda Zlamany (TSKW), "Life Drawing Workshop" by AnnaMarie Giordano Tuesdays (KWAHS: East Ft. Martello), Green Market Thursdays at Bayview Park,  Wednesdays Bingo on the USCGC Museum "Ingham", FKCC Job Fair 4/17, Race to Cuba from the Conch Republic Cup, 

Q-Magazine, Reef Relief Coral Summer Camp, MOTE, Pt. 1 "10,000 Memories Deep (TSKW) + Pot Luck Resident Artists on the Porch 4/24, Preserve Island Life, Roberta and Peter & Their KW Playbills, Bow-Wow Author Book Signing 4/16 to benefit FKSPCA WWW.FKSPCA.ORG , Sean Callahan's Dog Tired Studio Presents Gregory Little in May, Island House Videos, WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG ,
WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM Extensive Calendar of Events & Photos, Fla. Health Monroe County, Aids Help CC, Skipper Kripitz, 
WWW.CFFK.ORG , Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Only 1 More Week for the "Sante Fe Six", Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, KW Library and Books and Books, WWW.TROPICCINEMA.COM & Stuart Davis Photography Exhibition "In Back of 4 Real", + Much More. Thanks for Reading Ed. 
Lead Tease Verbiage Dividers (Flowers & Plants) The last Few Issues are from the Very Large Nursery and Landscaping Business on LI NY : Hicks. Hopefully we can run the Photo Feature that I've Pushed Back for a few Weeks in the April 22 Issue. WWW.HICKSNURSERIES.COM 516-334-0066

Part 1 of 3

281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Just a Few More Weeks Hanging COASTAL TRADE : BOUNTY, BOOTY & BOATS OF THE GULF FROM NAPLES TO KEY WEST at The Custom House. Curated by Cori Convertito PHD. All Paintings by Paul Arsenault.

This Tranquil Collection of 30 Paintings by Paul Arsenault Represents the Pioneer Days of the SouthWest Florida Maritime Trading Networks. The Exhibition Includes Folk Art, Posters & Artifacts Relating to this Heritage. The Paintings are Accompanied by Extended Captions Written by Paul Arsenault 

Yacht America : Schooner Wharf

Custom House and Western Union

Fort Jefferson
More Up Shortly

Part 3 : The 2019 Key West Art Center's Plain Air Exhibition / Competition & Sale
 WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241

Deb Kik

Joan  Cox

Amanda Johnson
More Up Shortly

Pt 1 "Small Works Exhibit" at TSKW

More Small Works Up Shortly


Pt. 4 of 4

Anna Sweet Gallery is located @ 513 Duval St KW
Anna Sweet Studios is located @ 417 Southard St KW

Part 1 March 25th Issue :
Part 2 April 1st Issue
Part 3 April 8th. Issue

.  Here is Part 4 of 4 ; More of  Ms. Sweet's Photographs along with Verbiage on Her Famous Post Production Techniques. 

"Jane" : Angel Of The Dark. This piece is a part of a limited edition of fifty and available in four varying sizes. GLOWS IN THE DARK. 24x30 l 32x40 l 40x50 l 48x60. Dye sublimation print overlaid with resin, minerals, glow pigment, and diamond dust. Available for purchase in gallery.

Aria - Beachwood Series by Anna Sweet Art Gallery

"Lion of God". Aria is strong and carries a powerful faith. This piece is a part of a limited edition of two hundred and fifty and available in one size. 26x54. Aluminum print mounted to wooden box frame. Available for purchase in gallery.

Introducing "Liquid" A line of Photo Realistic Aerial Scenes by Anna Sweet. Inspired by the Many Beaches Sweet has Scouted Throughout Her Years of Shooting Underwater. The Original Works are Created by Mixing Resin + A Combination of Acrylic Pigments and Minerals. The Colors are manipulated & Spread Across Wooden Art Panels Producing Effects of Lacing & Webbing to Mimic The Serenity & Life of the Ocean. Each Piece is Layered with Levels of Color and Translucent Resin Providing the Viewer with a Stunning Three Dimensional Representation of the Sea from Above. Custom Shapes , Sizes, & Surfboard are Available

 The April 8th Issue was Part 3 of 4 and
and Vivienne "Tiny Dancer" was among the works in Part 3. Click Link to see the Feature and of course go to Anna's Website and Facebook to See Additional Photographs.

Vivienne by Anna Sweet Art Gallery - Key west

"Tiny Dancer" . 
This piece is a part of a limited edition of fifty and available in three varying sizes. 
24x32 l 30x40 l 42x56. 
Metallic C Print mounted to aluminum and overlaid with UV Resin, minerals, crystals, glass, and diamond dust. 
Available for purchase in gallery.  
 We Continue with Our Final Part of our 4 Part / Week Feature on  the Anna Sweet Galleries Up Shortly


by Alyson Crean

On April 17th, residents and contractors will find an added convenience in the City's Building Department.
Walk-Through Wednesdays will offer expedited permitting between 7:30 and 11:30 a.m.
Permits for interior work like non-structural interior remodeling, mechanical, plumbing electrical HARD painting and minor repairs as well as the extension of expired permits will be expedited on Walk-Through Wednesdays.  
Applicants can use the convenient simplified check list available and permit application available on the City's web site at Just click on the Building Department link. 
Completed forms should be brought to the service counter at the rear of City Hall, 1300 White Street. If the permit application is in order, applicants can expect to leave with an approved permit card.  
Questions? Call the Key West Building Department at 305-809-3956.
In the photo by Alyson Crean : Gerzale Hill is just one of the friendly faces eager to expedite your building permits on the new Walk-Through Wednesday.


Salt Island Provision Gallery Opened the NORBERT SZILAGYI Exhibition

all Works are Acrylic Paint on Wood and Detailed Info. on the Artist is Up Shortly


GEISA 20 X 24

More Up Shortly

 WWW.AMANDAJOHNSONFINEART.COM 518 Fleming St. 305-414-8396

Grand Re-Opening Celebration Friday 4/19 6-9p. Come Mix,  Mingle, Snack, Drink a Little, Check Out My Latest Collection + A Drawing for a Signed Limited Edition at 8pm

Amanda Johnson was born in Northern Wisconsin. She graduated in 2005 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a degree in fine arts. She has lived and studied in New York City, Paris, Prague and India where she has gained inspiration and techniques that she has incorporated into her various paintings and murals.
However, not being one to imitate painting techniques put down in text book, the foundation of her work shows an immense spirit of creativity and expression that is uniquely her own. She considers her abstract work to be realist paintings of an abstract subject matter, with a foundation from traditional to conceptual in nature. They are rich in texture and depth.  Worked on over several weeks and months, her process is pure emotional expression that sometimes only during the final stages does a painting begin to reveal its form and theme.  
In 2008, she trained with renowned realist painters from the Arts Students League in NY and the Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago. She began experimenting with the chiaroscuro technique, an art form dating back to the Renaissance that focused on the expression of light and shadow. 
Amanda held her first solo exhibition at the Palette & Chisel in February of 2009, which synthesized her training as a contemporary artist and traditional. 
Amanda currently resides and works in Key West. She has taught oil painting at the Florida Keys Community College, she routinely paints in her studio and en plein air (outdoor/on sight painting). In 2012 She opened Amanda Johnson Gallery in the historical Old Town district of Key West.
"Shrimp Boats" Oil on Canvas
MINI KEYS CONCH 8 X 10 Oil on Canvas
TARPON LEAP 30 X 40 Oil on Canvas
More From Amanda Johnson Up Shortly

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends uses Constant Contact for our Database Management and Production. It's amazingly Easy and the Customer Support is second to none (With a Tie with Dell). WWW.CONSTANTCONTACT.COM 866-289-2101


Pt. 1 "Art of Palm" from Kerry Hoeppner (TSKW)

Turtle on Lobster Wood Trap

Tiger Palm Frond
More Up Shortly

We Start Week 3 of Amazing Photos. I want to thank Executive Contributing Editor Bob Grimm for this Feature; and for all the Great Photographic Material he has sent us ; which has made for some Great Photographic Exhibitions the past 6 years..  To see His Features from Part 1 ; here is the April 1 Issue Link and Part 2 in the April 8th. Issue

The Ephemeral Rainbows ; Crystal Palace in Madrid Spain

Norwegian Forest Cat Chasing a Fox
To Catch a Squirrel; One Must Become a Squirrel
Maine Coon Cat with an Extraordinary Tail
More "Amazing Photos" Up Shortly

825 White St. 305-294-0609


To see complete Schedule go to their weekly section below
The April 22nd Issue will have a Small Photo Feature on "AIR HEART" (About Amelia Earhart) with Mara Neimanis.  Fringe did a Special Morning Event for the Monroe County School District



We now Continue with "Coastal Trade : Bounty-Booty-& Boats of the Gulf from Naples to KW" (Custom House : KWAHS)





More in the April 22nd Issue

We now Continue with the 2019 Key West Art Center's Plein Air Exhibition-Contest-Sale

More in the April 22nd. Issue

We now Continue with the SMALL WORKS EXHIBIT at TSKW

More in the April 22nd Issue

 1207 Duval St. 305-296-8900
SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION STARTED LAST WEEK with a Reception; The 4/22 Issue will have a Photo Feature


We Continue with our Anna Sweet Feature

Part 4 of 4 A Visit to the Anna Sweet Gallery in Key West

Zoe & Ren by Anna Sweet Art Gallery - Key West

Zoe & Ren : 
"Free Bird"
The first of it's kind, Zoe & Ren encapsulate what it is to be young and wild and free..  
This piece is a part of a limited edition of fifty and is available in three varying sizes.  
24x36 l 30x45 l 40x60

Eve by Anna Sweet Art Gallery - Key West

"To Live, To Breathe" : Pushing the boundaries of my work, with this image I tried something for the first time. Focusing on the figure's face, I kept it anonymous by introducing surrounding plant life. Nature's beauty shines deep in this portrait of Eve, the life of Maui. 
This piece is a part of a limited edition of fifty and available in three varying sizes. 
24x36 l 30x45 l 40x60.  
Metallic C Print mounted to aluminum and overlaid with UV Resin, minerals, and diamond dust. 
Available for purchase in gallery.


BONUS : Just Received some "SPRING 2019" News & Photos from the Anna Sweet Galleries and the April 22 Issue will have it


A Sneak Preview of the April 22nd. issue 

Fringe Presented Mara Neimanis in a Limited Run of "AIR HEART" ; Closing the 3 Evening Event with a Morning Event for the Monroe County School District. This will give the Young Students Info. on Amelia Earhart; and as Ms. Neimanis said "Hopefully will Give the Young Minds Inspiration to Achieve".  Great Going Fringe Theatre and Mara Neimanis. The 4/22 Issue will Present a few Photos of this Event

Also in the April 22nd. Issue : GingerBread Square Gallery Just Opened their "Small Works" Exhibition.

Frangipani Gallery Just Opened "Our Town" Group Exhibition
A Few more Photos in the Frangipani Feature Further Down. (L) JodyRae Campbell

Zazoo Fine Art & Photography will have 12 Jpegs from some of their New Additions

Wyland was in Town Last Week and The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends will have a Photo Feature of this Popular Iconic Crowd Pleaser.

Last Week The Distinguished Speaker Series had one of the Largest Attended events; so much so that it was held at San Carlos ( also due to the Subject).  The Honorable Candido Creis : Who is the Council General of Spain to Miami. "The Spanish Presence in Florida from 1512 to 1821". Photo Feature in the April 22nd Issue.

Our Visit to Hicks Nursery and Landscaping Next Week


 1511 Truman Ave. 305-294-4004. We received their April E-Mail Campaign ; Very Informative as Usual.  Due to Interface Configuration was unable to copy most of it ; so here is the Link to the entire E-Mail
Here is the First Paragraph
If you're driving past our building this month, take notice of the new posters in our windows. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM) and Womankind is advocating for awareness and counseling.



This Past Weekend the Artists in Paradise Gallery on Big Pine Key Celebrated 25 Years. The April 22 Issue will have Photos from the Celebration and Many Additional Pieces of Art. Here are 4 as a Tease


Last Week The Popular Series from KWAHS took place "Happy Hour with the Historian" and Featured the KWAHS Curator and Historian / PHD Cori Convertito. The Discussion was about The Navy in Key West : One of their Primary First Floor Exhibitions that recently came down. The Event was SRO (as usual for a Convertito Event).  Caroline Owner of the BottleCap / Blue Room on Simonton was a Great Host.


Part 1 of 100+1 Portraits in KW from Brenda Zlamany

More Up Shortly

We Now Continue with our Multi-Part / Week "Amazing Photos"

This is a "Hardy" Eagle ; The Largest Eagle in the World
OR is the "Philippine" Eagle; The Largest Eagle in the World?
This Woman Went to an Animal Shelter in Spain. The Dog She's Holding Just Climbed on to Her & Fell Asleep. Immediately She Adopted Him & Brought Him Home
On the Left the Blind Horse (Elona); on the Right Her Eyes (Jaco) Who is Always with Her.
A Majestic "Kea" in New Zealand
The "Night Sky Petunia" Flower Looks Like It's Covered in Stars
Tears of Joy After Being Rescued & Drinking Warm Milk
The Beauty of Nature
"More Amazing Photos" in the April 22nd Issue

KWAHS AND AnnaMarie Giordano Presents "Life Drawing Workshops" Every Tuesday at Fort East Martello Museum 11a-2pm .  $25 for 3 hours. Any  609-884-3474
Model Positions Available


Florida Keys Community College invites the community to join students and alumni seeking employment at their annual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the courtyard of the Key West Campus.

Job seekers are encouraged to come prepared with resumes and "dressed to impress" the wide range of local employers that are looking for qualified candidates to join their organizations.  The following businesses will be present:

American Red Cross, Balfour Beatty, Broward County Sheriff's Office, Career Source South Florida, Centennial Bank, Comcast, CVS, Digitech Key West
First State Bank of the Florida Keys, Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Department of Health, Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority, Hawks Cay Resort, Historic Tours of America, Hyatt Centric Key West Hotel & Resort, Hyatt Residence Club, Key West Preschool Co-Op, Key West Police Department, Keys Collection, Keys Federal Credit Union, Living Boldly, Morrison Healthcare, Monroe County Code Compliance, Monroe County School District, Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (Naval Air Station Key West), Nice & Bella
Ocean Key Resort & Spa, Star of the Sea, Tom Thumb, U.S. Air Force Reserve
U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Security Associates/Allied Universal
Vocational Rehabilitation, Waldorf Astoria: Casa Marina & Reach Resort

For more information, contact FKCC Latara Williams, Assistant Director of Student Success Services, at 305-809-3164 or

 Florida Keys Community College will showcase the talent and creativity of its students at the annual Student Art Show in the Library Gallery on the Key West Campus.  Join art students, art faculty, and art lovers from the entire Keys community to celebrate a year's worth of art and accomplishment at the opening reception on Wednesday, April 17, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  The event, sponsored by the FKCC Foundation, is free and open to the public.

A myriad of artwork created by students this past year will be featured, including pottery, paintings, and sculptures.  Some pieces will be for sale with proceeds going to the student artists as well as the Library Gallery Fund.  Several awards will be given for each category, including the prestigious $1,000 "Jay Gogin Excellence in Visual Arts Award," named after FKCC's late Artist in Residence and ceramics instructor.  Attendees will be invited to cast votes for the winner of the "People's Choice" award.

For more information, contact Ann Labriola, FKCC Fine Arts Instructor at 305-809-3132 or

More of the TSKW "Art of the  Palm" from Kerry Hoeppner

Elephant Palm Frond

Palm Frond Groupers

Lion Palm Frond

Pelican and Blue Heron on Driftwood

Giraffe Palm Frond
More in the April 22nd. Issue

Everyone's Good Friends Tom & Kathy Buckhard send regards and this info.. As many of you know the huge BIENNAL DE LA HABANA ART FESTIVAL is taking place in Cuba from April 12 through May 12th,.  If you own a boat here is a great opportunity to see beautiful art, visit a beautiful country and go the Cuba LEGALLY . The Conch Republic Cup is a fun sailboat race from Key West to Havana, Cuba.  Power boaters are welcome to come along.  The price is very reasonable.  If interested see the flyer below and contact Karen at
The Next Havana Biennial April 12-May 12 with Legal Visits Orchestrated by Key West Cuban Artist Guru Nance Frank with Renown Cuban Artists-Parties & Exhibits. The Last Two Weeks we had some images of Cuba sent over by Nance; Click April 1 & April 8




The Connections Project 2019 at Royal Furniture in Searstown Plaza 3326 N. Roosevelt Plaza (Next to Regal Theater). 

Key West / Royal Furniture Opening Reception Last Week: A Mosaic of the Keys. Royal Furniture hosted the Florida Keys Council of the Arts; Key West opening reception to unveiling a mosaic wall that has 400 6x6 original canvases. Location is 3326 N. Roosevelt Blvd, in the Searstown Plaza.
Here are a few photos I took ; with April 22nd. Continuing Our Photo Feature
More Connections Up Shortly
The "Visions of Cuba" Exhibition at Gato will Close on April 26.  The Magazine just Finished an 8 Part Feature.

"Noche Social" / Social Nights" by Andres Conde 30 X 22 Oil & 23K Gold Leaf on Canvas

"Personaje / Personage" by Vincent Dopico 50 X 40 Mixed Media on Canvas


The Ocean is Calling! Reef Relief Summer Coral Camp Registration is Now Open.
Coral Camp 2019 Registration is Open! When school lets out, Coral Camp begins. Each fun-packed day, campers experience hands-on-learning, interactive games and outdoor activities. Activities include science and art projects in addition to field trips around Key West. Campers also experience four days of snorkeling: one day practicing their snorkeling skills at the beach, one day in the seagrass beds and sponge gardens, and two days snorkeling at the barrier reef.
Weekly sessions begin June 3th and go through August 9th. Sessions are limited to 25 campers
per session. Camp is designed for 6-12 year olds. A limited number of scholarships are available to those who qualify. Coral Camp runs Monday through Friday from 8:30am- 4:30pm. Camp fees are $225 per child per week or a discounted rate of $200 per child per week when registering for multiple weeks or siblings. Space is limited! Reserve a slot today!
For more information about registration call Reef Relief at 305-294-3100 or email Download registration forms at
Reef Relief is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving and protecting our coral reef ecosystem.

If you are interested in participating in our clean up events, as well as receiving an occasional E-Mail Campaign from Reef Relief please contact us at or call us at 305-294-3100. 


WWW.ZAZOOARTGALLERY.COM 622 Duval 305-294-8925

" Neil Young "
Baron Wolman. 

Canadian singer-songwriter and musician Neil Young in Los Angeles, CA.  June 1969. Presented in a Limited Edition of 150
 Silver Gelatin Photographic Prints Hand signed by the photographer, Baron Wolman.

 Print size is approx. 11" x 14" raw and measures approx. 21" x 17 1/4" framed. We have edition # 7/150 in the gallery.  We are offering Neil Young for only $1095 framed inc. shipping in the Continental US.

 Baron Wolman (born June 25, 1937) is an American photographer best known for his work in the late 1960s for the music magazine Rolling Stone, becoming the magazine's first editor of photography from 1967 to 1970. He is ranked among the 20th Century's elite and most collectible photographers. As the first photographer of Rolling Stone Magazine he was granted unique access to rock 'n' roll's most eponymous and notorious emerging icons, from Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, to Jimi Hendrix. Few living photographers  rode the roller-coaster ride of the 60s alongside the icons of that age. Wolman was awarded as a VIP at the 2011 Classic Rock n' Roll Honor Awards, smashing a camera on stage in homage to Pete Townsend. 
If you are interested in adding Neil Young to your collection, please email me (James Curken) at or call me at 305.294.8925
NEXT WEEK We'll have 12 New Images Hanging in Zazoo.


Grand Re-Opening of the Amanda Johnson Gallery on 518 Fleming St. : Reception April 19

BREATH Oil on Canvas 9 X 12 X 0.75 Oil on Canvas

NIGHT HERON Oil on Canvas 11 X 14 Oil on Canvas

SEA AND SKY 22 X 28 Oil on Canvas


The April 22nd Issue will have a Photo Feature from the Grand Re-opening.

WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601 Duval St. 305-292-9339
Next Artist Visiting is one of Our Favorites Adam Scott Rote May 24-26

10,000 Memories Deep by Lisa Esposito . One of the 4 New Exhibitions at TSKW (Zabar Project Gallery)


 WWW.COLLECTIONSKW.COM 6810 Front St. 305-923-4778


Please go to their Facebook Pages and Website for Event Listings as well as Great Features

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Click the Link that is below to see COMPLETE E-Mail Campaign that Peter and Roberta Just did for their Playbills
Here are some of the Upcoming Issues

Mystery Fest Key West: Deadline: May 1
Florida Keys Guitar Summit: Deadline: May 1
Key West Summer Stage: Deadline:  May 1

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends are in Many of the Playbills Every Year.  Target Market Visibility to an UPSCALE Disposable Income Demographic.

3428 N. Roosevelt Ave.

This Excellent On-Line Magazine has Hundreds of Local News Features-Photo-Videos and Fantastic Investigative Reporting. Here are 6 Recent Features : Gospic Jazz Concert 4/10 at Cornish Memorial at A.M.E. Zion Gospel Church, About the Quality of Life "An Open Letter " by Former City Commissioner Harry Bethal, Guest Editorial : April is Child Abuse Prevention Month & Understanding Trauma can help Stop Child Abuse, Papi Who? KWAHS Prepare to Kick Off Kinetic Parade Honoring Pioneering Florida Keys Folk Artist, Investigation : Stock Island Slams Overrun County Report, "PoKey" Invites you to Join the Celebration of National Poetry Month.

We Continue with 100+1 Portraits at TSKW

More in the April 22nd. Issue

First Thursday Exhibitions started April 4  and will be up to 4/4-25; and don't forget about Artisans on the Porch : Pot Luck ( Last Wed. of Every Month) Very entertaining the casual hang with the Resident Artists for that month 4/24.

Click these Two TSKW E-Mail Newsletters Link and LINK2 for the Complete Campaign as well as additional Links for Info..

The April "First Thursday" had these 4 New Exhibitions at TSKW


(Bottom-L) The rules of the show are simple - nothing more than 10" in any direction - but the possibilities are endless. Since 2005, Lemonade Stand's annual Small Works Show has become one of the most anticipated exhibitions on the island. Sponsored by Jane Gardner Interiors


(Bottom-R) 10,000 Memories Deep consists of mixed media images that, like dreams, are fragmented yet connected, familiar yet uncertain. In Esposito's work, past meets present, form and color traverse time, and personal narratives prevail. Sponsored by Key TV


(Top-L) Stories are at the heart of Brenda Zlamany's project, The Itinerant Portraitist, which is an ongoing, multiyear project in which she explores the constructive effects of portraiture in communities around the globe. This chapter of her project, "100 + 1: Portraits in Key West" features familiar Key West faces captured in photographs and watercolors created during her residency at The Studios in January 2019. Sponsored by Historic Key West Inns


(Top-R) A true artist of the Keys, Kerry Hoeppner is known for his ability to turn palm fronds, coconuts and other natural bits into whimsical sculptural creations. "My art shows people what can be made from nature's debris, from Einstein's bust to a bumblebee. It stirs imaginations and entertains," Hoeppner says. Supported by Anne McKee Artists Fund. Sponsored by KilwinsWWW.MCKEEFUND.ORG
More from TSKW Up Shortly and Here's the Exhibition link to their website 

Authors Robert Coburn and Rusty Hodgdon Sends regards and tells us :
Show some love for a few furry friends and buy a book for them. The Bow-wow Meow Book Signing takes place on Tuesday, April 16, at Andrews Inn from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. All proceeds donated to the Key West SPCA. Local authors include Reef Perkins and Rusty Hodgdon. Author Robert Coburn is flying in from California to be there. Andrews Inn is secluded at the end of Whalton Lane which is off Duval Street in the 900 block. Hint: it's right behind the Hemingway House. Owners Mike and Albena Dana are hosting the event and food and drinks will be served. Drop by and meet the writers. Buy a book and make a future pet happy. Good boy! for any additional Info. 305-294-7730. Address for this Event at the Andrews Inn is 0 Whalton Lane

WWW.ISLANDHOUSEKEYWEST.COM 1129 Fleming St. 800-890-6284


"Our Town" at Frangipani 

Frangipani Gallery is pleased to present new Plein Air paintings by Karen Beauprie and Fran Decker at the First Friday Art Stroll last week at 1102 Duval.  Lainie Davia and Helen Rebane will also feature Atocha coins,new jewelry and fused glass.  Show runs through April 30. 

Karen Beauprie is known for her en Plein Air watercolor paintings that capture the scenes around Key West and Stock Island.  Look for her dog Tucker in the paintings, which feature boats, beaches and bars.

Fran Decker has a series of sunrise paintings based on her morning bike rides and some sunsets from her travels.

Lainie Davia will be bringing her beautifully mounted shipwreck coins and is offering a special one night discount of 25%. Below Silver on Enamel

Helen Rebane has new jewelry and fused glass plates from recycled bottles in blue and green hues.
The April 22nd Issue will have a Very Large Photo Feature of Many of the Artists in the Gallery.


Sean Callahan's "Platforms" His Latest Batch of Works at His Gallery : Dog Tired Studio & Gallery 1011 Whitehead St. 802-989-5910 WWW.DOGTIREDSTUDIO.NET
FTL & World Renown Artist Gregory Little Exhibition starts to May "Florida Life"


 WWW.SALTISLANDPROVISIONS.COM 830 Fleming St. 305-896-2980. 
Norbert Szilagyi returns to art scene at SALT
            After a long hiatus from the art world, much-beloved Key West folk artist Norbert Szilagyi will make his triumphant return to the gallery scene this month. For the month of April, SALT Gallery (830 Fleming St.) will feature a new collection of Szilagyi's vivid acrylic paintings, entitled "Folk on the Border." To celebrate Szilagyi's triumphant artistic reemergence after so many years.
As a child, Szilagyi immigrated to the U.S. with his family after escaping their native Hungary during a revolution attempt. He grew up in Ohio, served in the U.S. Navy and subsequently returned to Ohio to attend Kent State University.
In 1987, Szilagyi found his way to Key West and settled here to start creating art, where he
 became a disruptive force in the art scene in more ways than one. Driven by the lack of art in public places in Key West, Szilagyi took it upon himself to paint a city bus bench in his typical colorful style. To thank him for his service, the city issued him a police citation for vandalism, which was promptly rescinded and followed up with a request to paint more benches.

All his Paintings are Acrylic Paint on Wood

The Wave  18 X 20

Mona Mona 20 X 24

The Saint 20 X 24


 "Meteor Shower" by Steve Martin 3/26-4/20


The Two below are The Polar Plunge and 2019 Women's March

They have hundreds of Photo Galleries and an Extensive Calendar of Events. Happy Birthday Johnny White.

We now continue with the "2019 Connections Project" from the Florida Keys Council of the Arts. Below is Curator and Marketing Manager Martha Resk

Many additional artists standing in front of their Works in the April 22 Issue. Also at the Very End of this Issue is Additional Information on the Connections Project

WWW.FKSPCA.ORG 5230 College Rd. 305-296-1504


For more information about the company or its programs and performances or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit or email Kyla at
5525 College Rd. 305-296-2424

Perfect day for the kids fishing tournament at No Name bridge. 100 + kids having fun ��. Thanks to a great partnership between Rotary, MCSO and our great community ��
MCSO Sheriff Ramsay with Jo Socha and County Commissioner Michelle Coldiron. 


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NEXT MCSO ANIMAL FARM OPENS APRIL 14 (EASTER ON THE FARM inc. Easter Egg Hunt) & April 21 1-3pm


 305-293-7500 1100 Simonton St. 33040

 305-296-6196 1434 Kennedy Drive 33040

  The amazing Scott Marischen on jazz harp, will be featured on Sunday April 14th from 5:30 pm, at the Gardens Hotel Jazz Happy Hour.  Joining Scott will be Chris Burchard on guitar, skippo on percussives,  & Tim McAlpine on fretless bass. The lush tropical jazz sounds will include some  instrumental swing standards, as well as a lot of Brazilian, some select pop pieces, & showcasing several classic Pat Metheny tunes.  The Scott Marischen jazz harp ensemble is a completely unique fusion sound!  For more info, call the Gardens Hotel  at 294-2661.
Photo by Ralph De Palma

Due to Time Constraints will Update the Images Next Week
5/2 Martin Barre 50 Years of Jethro Tull with Clive Bunker Dee Palmer & Others

5/3 Off the Record with Britt Myers, Bill Muehlahauser, Q Mitch Jones & Terri White

5/5 Songwriter Speakeasy Series with Cliff Cody , Tony Baltimore & Dora Gholson

5/12 Moms & mimosas with Huck & Liley (Music for Kids)

5/12 Local Spotlight with Joel Rush (Back Stage Listening Room)

5/22 World Class Guitarist Mateo Jampol (Back Stage Listening Room)

5/24 DAVID CROSBY & Friends "Sky Trails Tour" 2019

5/25 KW  Blues Fest (21 & Over)

6/7 Key West Pride Stev Grand


April 14th Richard Marx-Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     April 16th -Edwin McCain -Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,       April 17th - World Class Guitarist: Mateo Jampol in the Back Stage Listening Room - Show 7:30PM/Doors 7:00PM, 

  April 19th -The Psychedelic Furs -Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     April 20th -Local Spotlight: Tony Roberts in the Back Stage Listening Room-Show 7pm/Doors 6:30pm,       April 22nd -49th Earth Day with That Hippie Band-Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,          April 27th -Nashville Songwriters In The Round: Rob Hatch, Paul Jenkins, Justin Wilson-Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     May 2nd-Martin Barre Celebrates 50 Years of Jethro Tull-Show 8pm/ Doors 7pm,  

    May 3rd -Off The Record with Britt Myers featuring Terri White, Bill Muehlhauser & Qmitch Jones-Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,       May 5th-Songwriters Speakeasy Series: Cliff Cody, Dora Gholson & Tony Baltimore- Show 7pm/Doors 6:30pm,     May 12th-Moms and Mimosas with Huck & Lilly: Music for Kids! -Show 1pm/Doors 12pm,   May 12th-Local Spotlight: Joal Rush-Show 7pm/Doors 6:30pm,       May 17th-Tim Marshall Curtis in the Back Stage Listening Room-Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     May 19th -Songwriters Speakeasy Series: On The Big Stage! -Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,       May 22nd - World Class Guitarist: Mateo Jampol in the Back Stage Listening Room - Show 7:30PM/Doors 7:00PM,     May 24th -David Crosby & Friends: Sky Trails Tour 2019 -Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   May 25th -Key West Blues Festival Presented by Joel Barrios-Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   June 7th -Key West Business Guild Presents Key West PRIDE: Steve Grand-Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     June 9th -Slightly Stoopid: How I Spent My Summer Vacation Tour 2019 - Key West Amphitheater - Doors 3:30PM/Show 4:30PM,  June 15th - Piff the Magic Dragon - Show 7pm/Doors 6pm, June 20th -Mentalist, Brian Imbus: Miracles of the Mind - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,       August 17th -Havana Nights-Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,       November 4th - Acoustic Alchemy - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   November 10th - Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     December 7th - Paula Poundstone - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm pm/Doors 7pm,    


 Go to their website and Facebook Page for any Updates ; Of course their staff tries really hard to keep The Keys Blast & Friends Up to Date



Our Weekly Feature from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow "Photos of the Week" 

(Bottom-L) The Waterfront Playhouse wrapped us this season of its fundraising Aqua Idol by raising $37,000 for the theater. Front row, left to right it is: Joe Tripp, Vicky Rowden, winner, Chuck Fox and Jim Speake; Back Row: Tom Thayer (artistic director at Waterfront Playhouse), Lynda Frechette, (Aqua Idol coordinator & Waterfront Board), Vera Grigorovich,
Karri Daley, Laurie Thibaud, (emcee,) Luke Fox and John Baird. Photo by Pete Arnow.
(Bottom- R) Bert Whit and Dennis Beaver, Founders and now curators of the Tennessee Williams Museum for the Key West Art and Historical Society, get ready to cut the cake for the celebrated playwright's birthday. Photo by Pete Arnow.
(Top - L) Diana Sutton, CEO of the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, center with clutch purse, is surrounded by family and friends, where she was one of the honorees of the Samuel's House's annual Women of Integrity and Men of Valor Dinner. Photo by Pete Arnow.
(Top - R) The newest local hit group, the Key West Barbershop Quartet, opened the last performance of this year's Aqual Idol benefitting the Waterfront Playhouse. Shown are Stan Sack, Nathan Gay, Joe Trip and Destiny Montgomery. Photo by Pete Arnow.


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One More Week of the "Sante Fe Six"
The Exhibition Features : Mark White, Javiar Lopez Barbosa, Suzanne Betz, Suzanne Donazetti, Mark Horst, Nancy Ortenstone


WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM The Tourist Development Council (TDC) does a Great Job in Producing their Monthly E-Mail Campaigns which include their Monthly "Keys Traveler" Hit the website URL as well as the TRAVELER Link to Bring this Information RIGHT NOW to You

America's Top Songwriters to Perform the 24th Annual Songwriters Festival May 8-12

Connect and Protect ; One of the Many Features that TDC insert in their materials to help with Conservation of The Keys

Islamorada's 28th. Annual Florida Keys Island Fest
Make sure to check out ALL the TDC Materials ; which Include Photo Galleries, Video, and Extensive Events and Information Materials

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

The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island.  For more information please call the Garden at 305.296.1504 or visit the website at


Allison Rich
Sr. Library Assistant
Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street
Key West, FL  33040


 WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661
A few Weekends Ago; this Ensemble was Brilliant : Peter Diamond Ilacqua
, vocals & percussion; Mark Rose, saxophone & flute; Tim McAlpine, guitar;  Hal Howland, drums. 

Sunday, April 14, Jazz In The Gardens! Scott Marischen & Friends, 5:30-8 pm (The April 22nd. Issue will have Photos)
Monday April 15, James King, Tuesday April 16, Megan Clay,  Wednesday April 17, Megan Clay Thursday, April 18 Jimmy Olson, Friday,April 19 Nancy 3 Hoffman & Friends,Saturday,April 20, Jimmy Olson, 5-7pm,  JAzZ Sunday, April 21, Jazz In The Gardens! Libby York & Friends, 5:30-8 pm.
 Monday April 22 James King III, Tuesday April 23 Megan Clay, Wednesday April 24 Megan Clay, Thursday April 25 Jimmy Olson, Friday April 26 Michael Robinson , saturday April 27 Jimmy Olson..JAzZ  Sunday,April 28,Jazz In The Gardens! Terri White & Friends, 5:30-8 pm




The 2020 local elections in Monroe County include State Senate, State and U.S. Representatives, three County Commission seats, Clerk of Courts, Sheriff, Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, State Attorney, Public Defender and four judgeships. City of Key West Mayor and three Key West City Commission seats, two Monroe County School Board and two Florida Keys Mosquito Control District seats will also be on the 2020 ballot. Lastly, we will also be voting on the second KEYS Energy Lower Keys representative. (LINK to FULL LIST) 

Support Good Government! Go to, or email for more information on the election




Ocean enthusiasts, eco­travelers and families can revel for the reefs at Mote's Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Truman Waterfront Park in Key West.
Come for the great food, music, shopping and games; stay and learn from conservation and environmental exhibitors, including Mote scientists. Proceeds and donations from the festival support Mote's coral reef restoration and research programs.
Can't attend but want to help? Purchase the Protect Our Reefs license plate for Florida drivers: WWW.MOTEREEFPLATE.COM .
 For each plate sold, Mote's Protect Our Reefs program receives a direct $25 donation that goes straight to the restoration and research of coral reefs. I have Mine that Recently replaced Save The Cougar .
PLUS One of the Latest MOTE's E-Mail Campaigns (April 6) One of the Feature's is the 33rd Annual Run for the Turtles on the West Coast : LINK2


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Wyland was in Town Last Week to a Packed Gallery; the April 22nd Issue will have a Photo Feature on his Popular Visits

and 4 Photos of his Most Recent Paintings


WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM 900 Southard Street 305-294-2469

Here is the Menu Link 


TSKW ------------------------- TSKW

 "Artists on the Deck" Pot Luck Networking Casual Event : Last Wed. of Every Month. ( next 4/24)

607 Ashe StreetThe Studios' Artist Residency Cottages

Click This Link for Complete Information on this Raffle : A few Things 
$36 per Ticket ( Only 1-120 Chances of Winning ; Pretty Great Odds Considering the Value of the 3 Prizes, & Drawing is May 1)

Prize 1 : A Happy Hour Party for 25 people on Our New Rooftop Terrace and get a 360 Degree View of KW
Prize 2 : A Four Night Stay at AMBROSIA 
3) A $360 Amazon Gift Card


Below Just a Few of the Classes Available at TSKW Covering Many Categories of interest.. Here is the Link to the TSKW Website's Complete Class Schedule
Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth Tues. April/May & June All levels, materials included. Paint along with Rick Worth and discover why he's one of the island's most beloved artists! Have fun, learn essential skills, and walk away with a brand new painting each week.
Summer Solstice with Susan Sugar Fri-Mon June 21-24: Welcome summer with this plein air class - a perennial favorite.
Sat. June 29 Workshop "It's Not all B & W with Laura Oswald Clark
Explore the many sides of charcoal for creating value and texture.
Sat & Sun April 27 & 28 Read, discuss and write essays exploring personal narrative with Chris Daley 

Jan to End of May : "Slow Flow Yoga" with Cricket Desmarais in The Gallery at TSKW 


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KW Photographer Stuart Davis is Exhibiting from 3/4 to End of April at the Tropic Cinema Gallery "IN BACK OF 4 REAL" Consists of 35 Constructed Photographs for you to View Before or After a Movie.  This will be Stuart Davis's 5th Exhibit at The Tropic Cinema Gallery. You can Find His 7 Photographic & 10 Story / Photo Books on AMAZON .
We are Proud to Feature Florida Keys Artists in Our Tropic Art Gallery. If you're Interested in Exhibiting at The Trop : E-Mail and/or 305-396-4944

4/24 & 4/25 "It's About Time"
5/1-5/3 at B'nai Zion Synagogue
"The Pride" 6/4-6/6
Shakespeare in School


Artist Richard Peter Matson celebrated in upcoming exhibit at Custom House Museum. KWAHS : BRYAN GALLERY "You Don't Know Dick : The lesser Known Works of Richard Peter Matson. April 19- July 7 Contact : Cori Convertito PHD 305-295-6616 X 112
Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates the work of painter Richard Peter Matson in "You Don't Know Dick: The Lesser Known Works of Richard Peter Matson,"which opens with a special reception on Friday, April 19 from 6:00pm -7:30pm in the Bryan Gallery at the Custom House Museum. The exhibit will reveal Matson's masterful handling of paint, color, and imagery and his ability to capture the essence of the island with his trademark tropical light, saturated colors, and mysterious shadows.
"You Don't Know Dick: The Lesser Known Works of Richard Peter Matson" will run through July 7. For more information call Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305-295-6616 x112, email her at, or  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island. 
Above Painting 'Butch', a painting that will be featured in Dick Matson's upcoming exhibit at the Custom House Museum, was created in 1987, and is in the artist's private collection. 
Key West Art & Historical Society invites artists, builders, and assemblers to put their creative and engineering genius to play and on display for the Fourth Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade (think art with parts that move), set to kick off at the Custom House Museum in Key West, Saturday, May 4 at 12:00pm. Small and simple or elegantly engineered, teams of any number and age can enter this pedaled or pushed sculpture parade.Human-powered Kinetic Sculptures and Art Bikes can be simple, whimsical, futuristic, or fantastical-the only requirement is that they are physically moved by you (and/or a teammate(s)). Recycling is highly encouraged, wit and humor loudly applauded. Cash prizes will be awarded in multiple categories, including a youth/school category. 
Inspired by and named for the late Keys artist Stanley Papio, a humorous rebel metal-artist who explored the value of recycled materials long before it was hip to be rusty, a full weekend of kinetic revelry kicks off Friday, May 3 and runs through Sunday, May 5.  
Registration is $25 for kinetic sculpture floats and $15 for art bikes, with registration fees waived for Society members. Registration deadline is WHEN for kinetic sculpture floats and WHEN for art bike entries. For registration information and guidelines and a full event schedule, visit   The Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade is supported in part by the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, The Helmerich Trust, and the Monroe County Tourist Development Council. Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island. 

From the Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.GAYKEYWESTFL.COM  808 Duval St. 305-294-4603.
Next Mixer Wed. May 8th Pillar Rum Factory 5:30-7pm
Next Luncheon May 1 at Marriott Beachside (Tavern N Town); Click WWW.GAYKEYWESTFL.COM  link to be connected to their website and Reserve a Seat





Book signing
Join us from 11am to 1pm every Saturday to meet a new author.  
The Next Saturday Morning Signing 

Literary Reading and Book signing
Pam Jenoff - The Lost Girls of Paris 
Wednesday, April 17th. 
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Pam Jenoff will read from and discuss her book The Lost Girls of Paris, a suspenseful and inspiring read about the brutality of war, the scars left on its survivors and the inspiring tenacity of the human spirit. Book signing to follow.

Media Presentation and Book signing
Jason Dewees - Designing with Palms 
Friday, April 19th. 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Jason Dewees will give a presentation on his award winning book Designing with Palms. Book signing to follow.


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Our Good friend Owner & Editor of the Q Sends Regards. Q-MAGAZINE in Key West


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.

Art lovers can make a $50 donation for one individual canvas or a $125 donation for three at any reception or online at 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: or 305-295-4369



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Thanks for Reading ; and have a Great Week; Ed

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