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Sunday, April 21, 2019

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends April 22, 2019

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends
April 22, 2019

Media : Walnut
Harrison Gallery Just Opened a New Exhibition

Fire and Tornado
Pt. 4 From One of Our Photographic Features "Amazing Photos"

Wyland Visits Gallery to a Packed House

The MCSO Animal Farm Unless Noted is OPEN Every 2nd. & 4th. Week ; Sundays 1-3p; so Next Two 4/28 & 5/12

White Shoes" (Ceramic) by Laurie Margolin
The 2019 FKCC Student Art Exhibition-Sale Just Opened a few days ago at the FKCC Library. Here is Part 1 of 2.

Just Opened A Few Days Ago ; this Exhibition Will be Up Until July 7. The April 29th Issue will have Part 2 and contains Many Additional Photos. "You Don't Know Dick : The Lesser Known Works of Richard Peter Matson"

The 2019 Taste of Key West Events Last Weekend; and Johnny and Caroline Created & Produced their "Latest Photo Gallery" On-Line  Feature.  WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM  ; and as Usual Our Magazine Links You Over (ONLY if You Click the Link). We also Inserted here about 12 of their Photos.

Just Shipped In a few Led Zeppelin Photographs.  Zazoo Art / Photographic Gallery; An Amazing Place ; they should be charging $10 to Enter. The April 29th Issue will have about 12 New Works they Just Hung.

Photo by Carol Tedesco
Nation's Kinetic Parade Craze Hits Key West with Fourth Annual Family-Friendly Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade First Weekend in May

Artists in Paradise (AIP) in Big Pine Key Celebrated 25 Years.  Here is Part 2 of The Works of The Artists

Pt. 2 : 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. 2 The Original "Small Works" Exhibition Curated by Letty Nowak and Caroline Stover-Sickmen of LemonAde Stand Gallery. Over 130 Pieces at TSKW.

The City of Key West Proclaims April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (More Below)

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

One of the 4 New Exhibitions for April in TSKW is 100 + 1 Portraits from Brenda Zlamany

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

A Few Of Skipper Kripitz Gigs Around Town

The Connections Project 2019.  Part 2 photos from the event  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

Sheriff Ramsay & The Troops Helping Out the Keys (More Below in their Weekly MCSO Section)

 TSKW (The Studios of Key West) Opened 4 New Exhibitions during First Thursday + Many Classes Available All Spring & Summer
Spectacular Raffle for TSKW with 3 Big Prizes ..Chance of winning 1 out every 120.

April 24 & 25

(L) "Golda's Balcony" 5/1-5/3
(R) Shakespeare in School Program
also 5/12/2019 "Plays Out Loud"
Fringe Schedule 

After the Last 4 Weeks / Issues of Our 4 Part Anna Sweet Galleries Features; We Received BONUS Material as Part of the Anna Sweet Spring 2019 Collection ( In this Issue) 

"Preserve Island Life" Events

"Beach Day" by Bill Farnsworth
"Nantucket Morning" by Gabriella Fiabane
GingerBread Square Gallery Opened their "Small Works" Exhibition.  This Issue has Part 1.

Fringe Presented Mara Neimanis in a Limited Run of "AIR HEART" ; Closing the 3 Evening Event with the Morning Play for the Monroe County School District. 

Amanda Johnson Grand Re-Opening on 518 Fleming St.

"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 the End of the Year

Fishermen & Pelican 
"The Art of Palm" by Kerry Koeppner One of the 4 April Exhibitions at TSKW

 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, David Scott Meier & Addition Artists (More Below)

Pt.2 (AIP) Artists in Paradise Gallery in Big Pine Celebrates 25 Years  (More Below). We Feature Many of the Big Pine Key Artists.

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

Dance Key West with Kyla Piscopink, Cricket Desmarais, and Kristen Huffman Performed a Special One Time "Happening" A 1 Hour Dance Recital Incorporating the TSKW "Small Works" Exhibition Curated by Letty Nowak and Caroline Stover-Sickmen. The April 29th. Issue will have a Lead Feature with Many Photos.


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends ; Going out to 8040 Weekly. In This Issue April 22nd. 2019 : Harrison Gallery Exhibition, Pt. 4 "Amazing Photos", Wyland Comes to Town to a Packed Gallery, Next MCSO Animal Farm Openings (4/28 & 5/12), 2019 FKCC Student Exhibition-Sale, The 2019 Spring Collection at Anna Sweet Galleries, Richard Peter Matson's Exhibition at The Custom House, 
Led Zeppelin at Zazoo, Papio Kinetic Sculpture & Art Bike Parade First Weekend in May, Pt. 2 "Coastal Trade : Bounty Booty & Boats of the Gulf & Glades from Naples to KW", City of KW Proclaims that April is "Sexual Assault Awareness Month", Pt. 2 "Small Works" at TSKW, Pt. 1 "Small Works" at The GingerBread Square Gallery, Sunday "Jazz in the Gardens" at The Gardens Hotel 4/21 Libby York & Friends, "100 +1 Portraits from Brenda Zlamany, Skipper Kripitz Gigs, "2019 Connections Project" form the Fla. Keys Council of the Arts, Our Weekly MCSO and The City of KW Sections,

TSKW 360 Degree Raffle, "Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow, Fringe Presents "It's About Time" 4/24 & 25, Preserve Island Life, Marla Neimanis and "Air Heart" Special Performance for the Monroe Schools, Pt. 1 Amanda Johnson's Grand Re-Opening on 518 Fleming, Complete KW Theater Schedule, KW Library's Computer Classes, Pt. 2 "The Art of Palm" by Kerry Hoeppner, Pt. 2 "Our Town" Exhibition at Frangipani, WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG ,
MOTE, REEF RELIEF & Summer Coral Camp, "TDC" On-Line "Keys Traveler", WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM , Marc House "Surf & Turf" 4/29, "Good Things Come to Those Who Wait" 4/26 at TSKW from Tara O'Grady & Larry Baeder, XP Theatre Presents "The Sunset Limited" 6/3-20, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, WomanKind, Aids Help CC, Florida Health Monroe, New Board Co-Presidents of Artists in Paradise in BPK are Karen Beauprie and Mary Jean Connors, 

AnnaMarie Giordano "Life Drawing Workshop" Tuesdays, "Green Market Every Thursday at Bayview Park, Bingo Every Wed. Aboard the USCGC Museum "Ingham", Conch Republic Cup Race to Cuba, Adam Scott Rote (Artist to the Stars) Returns to Key West Gallery 5/24-26, Collections Gallery on SI, Peter & Roberta's KW Plabills, 4/24 TSKW Residents Artisans on the Porch at Ashe St., TSKW "Mango Madness" 6/6-7/18, Island House Videos, Sean Callahan at Dog Tired Studios Presents FTL's Gregory Little in May, "Slow Flow Yoga" by Cricket Desmarais, Salt Island Provisions Gallery has Norbert Szilagyi, WWW.CFFK.ORG , Waterfront Playhouse "Sex With Strangers" 4/11-27 and "Red Speedo" 5/14-6/1, Gildea Contemporary Fine Art, KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens, WWW.TROPICCINEMA.COM + Their Gallery Featuring Stuart Davis, KWBG Next Luncheon May 1 & Mixer at Pillar Rum 5/8, United Way of the Florida Keys, TSKW Books and Books & KW Library Literary Events & 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 Next Issue. . WWW.HICKSNURSERIES.COM 516-334-0066


Part 2

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 

Fish House Chokoloskee

Ticket Booth Tamiami Trail 

Trading Booth at TigerTail

More Up Shortly

The FKCC 2019 Student Art Exhibition and Sale in the FKCC Library

"Luna Awakenings" by Maria Valladares
Life Re-Animated by Jaden McClellan (Ceramic)
"Bunny Fitness" by Maria Warwick (Ceramic)
"Blue Bowl" by Cynthia Nathan (Ceramic)
Chef Jorge Sanchez and his Staff & Students make a Surprise Visit from the Culinary Department to Sweet Nourish the Student Artists-Library Staff-Art Professors and the Attendees 
Many Additional Works of Art in the April 29th Issue of the Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends

Pt 2 "Small Works Exhibit" at TSKW

Here are 4 More Small Works
More Small Works Up Shortly

Wyland Visits the Wyland Galleries of the Keys to the Usual Packed Crowds.

More of Wyland's Visit to the Key West Gallery Up Shortly and then we Continue with Part 2 of 2 in the April 29th. Issue


TSKW : "Good Things Come to Those Who Wait" by Tara O'Grady Concert at TSKW April 26th.  Accompanied by Guitarist Larry Baeder. As Part of the Blue Heaven Concert Series  . Sponsored by KW Luxury Real Estate. 8PM ; Click Event Link

( Artists in Paradise Up Next but First )

Just Opened A Few Days Ago ; this Exhibition Will be Up Until July 7. The April 29th Issue will have Part 2 and contains Many Additional Photos. "You Don't Know Dick : The Lesser Known Works of Richard Peter Matson"

This Portrait was done in 1975 (44 Years Ago); Standing to the Right is the Model Joe Alan Carr.
I just wanted to give you a Tease of this Really Interesting Exhibition that is Hanging Until July 7. Due to Space and Time Constraints this Issue will only contain a few Photos.  The April 29th Issue will have Many Photos. Thanks Dick Matson, Cori and the Gang at KWAHS.

221 Key Deer Blvd., Big Pine Key 305-872-1828

The Artists of Artists in Paradise in Big Pine Key Last Weekend Celebrated 25 Years ; Here is Part 2

More Up Shortly

April 24 & 25 ..Upon Closer Inspection this Play Sounds Like (Must See)...

Contributing Executive Editor Carol Tedesco Sends Regards and Tells Us : 
1 KWAHS HOB Papio:
Horace O'Bryant School students, teachers and "Kinetic Coach" Suzanne Brown are pictured on Thursday morning with models they are making of Key West landmarks-including the Key West Lighthouse, La Concha Hotel, Sloppy Joe's Bar, and the Southernmost Point marker-to be incorporated into the school's kinetic float creation for the upcoming Key West Art & Historical Society Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade (think art with parts that move). Pictured left to right are: Alfredo Mejia, "kinetic coach" Suzanne Brown, Miguel Mejia, Revora Bustillo, Lurieth Guerra, Lucie Bublakova, Cole Jackson, HOB teacher Katie Holtcamp, and Uliana Ivannikova.
Photo by Carol Tedesco


has the Bob Bowersox XP THEATRE This Summer and wow what a Line Up. First is June 3- June 20 "The Sunset Limited" Written by Cormac McCarthy and Directed by Bob Bowersox.


 The Tennessee Williams Museum Exhibit 513 Truman Ave. 305-204-4527

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

Helen Harrison Gallery for Last Week's Walk on White
 Just Opened a New Exhibition a Few Days Ago; The April 29th Issue will have Many Additional Photos
Bronze Coconuts Photo by Tamara Alvarez


BONUS FEATURE FROM THE ANNA SWEET GALLERIES ; The April 15th Issue just Completed a 4 Part / Week Series from Anna Sweet. We then received a Special Spring 2019 Feature from Ms. Sweet to Share with You and Starts after the 4 Links to the 4 Part Series we Just Completed.  Thanks Anna.

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
Part 4 April 15 Issue

Spring 2019 at the Anna Sweet Galleries

ELIZABETH : (Anna Comments)  Be the First to Acquire this Beauty to Celebrate the Birth of my Daughter Alice. I created this Whimsical Image to remind me of How Beautiful Life can Truly Be. Available as a Limited Edition of 3 Sizes. Using Dye Sublimation Aluminum , overlaid with Resin Diamond Dust. inquiry on Website for Pricing and Sizes

MARGAUX : A Completely NEW and FRESH Look for my Work. MARGAUX Highlights a Combination Individuality & Minimalism.
Available as a Limited Edition of 3 Sizes. Using Dye Sublimation Aluminum , overlaid with Resin & Minerals. inquiry on Website for Pricing and Sizes

CELESTE :Photographed in Staniel City ; This Piece is a Reflection of Beauty from Above and Below the Sea. Available as Part of a Limited Edition of 250 and comes in Two Sizes with varied Colored Mats and Frames. Inquiry on Website for Pricing and Sizes
Here is Just 1 Photograph from the 4 Part Feature We just finished; to see all 4 Weeks go to the above Links and to see the Complete Sweet Collections go to her Website

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


More Up Shortly

by Alyson Crean
Key West Mayor Teri Johnston, during the April City Commission meeting, proclaimed April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
The designation calls attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread and harms the health and safety of our whole community. Statistics show that one in five women and one in 67 men will experience sexual assault in their lifetimes. Sexual violence inflicts trauma on survivors' physical and mental health, robbing them of their sense of safety in their community.
"Christina's Courage offers survivor-centered supportive services and counseling for sexual assault survivors in Key West," reads the proclamation, "and we, as a community, can support survivors of sexual assault and help foster healing by holding offenders accountable and believing survivors."
Photo by Alyson Crean


Dance Key West with Kyla Piscopink, Cricket Desmarais, and Kristen Huffman Performed a Special One Time "Happening" A 1 Hour Dance Recital Incorporating the TSKW "Small Works" Exhibition Curated by Letty Nowak and Caroline Stover-Sickmen. The April 29th. Issue will have a Major Lead Feature.


Pt. 3 Amanda Johnson
 WWW.AMANDAJOHNSONFINEART.COM 518 Fleming St. 305-414-8396

Grand Re-Opening Celebration 

Former Gallery Mates at Stone Soup ; JH Allen
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. 2 "Art of Palm" from Kerry Hoeppner (TSKW)

Palm Frond Grouper

Palm Frond Coconut Turtle

Coconut Grouper & Coconut Hawk


More Up Shortly

We Start Week 4  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

Under the Iceberg

NYC Massive Lightning Strike Completely Covering the Entire Hudson River

Fallen Tree is Holding Back the Duckweed

A Building in Paris

Solar Eclipse
More "Amazing Photos" Up Shortly

825 White St. 305-294-0609


To see complete Schedule go to their weekly section below
Fringe had a 3 day Limited Run on the Play "AIR HEART" (About Amelia Earhart) with Mara Neimanis.  Fringe did a Special Morning Event for the Monroe County School District

More Up Shortly


 Part 1 of their "Small Works" Exhibition
  1207 Duval St. 305-296-8900

"Seasons Crying" by Todd Bonita
"Beach Day" by Bill Farnsworth
More from GingerBread Square Gallery Small Works Up Shortly


(Bottom-L) Providing the soundtrack for the happy hour beach sunset celebration at Salute restaurante, on Friday April 26th from 5:30 pm, the CRZBs Consort Trio will perform their curious, Pat Metheney-influenced mix of modern & classic jazz standards, Brazilian, & funk/fusion tunes, plus some originals by guitarist Chris Burchard.  Gary Rivenson is on bass, and skippo will be on the drums & likely will also play his mystical RAV VAST metal tongues drums from Russia.  Look for possible, surprise guest drop -ns, including some of our finest local poets, celebrating April National Poetry month.  Call 292-1117 for more info.

(Top-R) One more time!,  this first Thursday in May, Salute restaurante is proud to present the return of the incomparable Bobby Nesbitt, and skippo duo, on Thursday May 2nd, from 5:30-8pm.  Bobby Nesbitt, on keyboard and vocals, is a living legend of Key West, and internationally acclaimed interpreter of the Great American Songbook.  skippo has been drumming all those timeless Tin Pan Alley classics with Bobby, in concerts and clubs, (ahem),..... since they were 'virtually kids' in olde Key West!  Come early & grab your table (no reservations!).  And lets blow it out, with this joyous return to the magic sunset patio of Salute for "Showtunes on Higgs Beach" with Bobby & skippo.  Call 292-1117 for more info
On April 30th at 9 pm, the legendary power island trio sounds of the Savage Beets will be featured for this last Tuesday of the month,  at Virgilio's.  With Chris Case (a.k.a. Lord Buckcyrus), on Les Paul guitar and lead vocals, Gary Rivenson on Fender bass, and skippo on drums.  Their infectious dance grooves runs the gamut from Santana, Stones, blues, surf music, and the Police, to classic calypso, soca, and Bob Marley roots rock reggae. Catch this iconic jam band at Virgilio's, 524 Duval (rear).  Call 296-1075 for more info.

Part 2
We now Continue with "Coastal Trade : Bounty-Booty-& Boats of the Gulf from Naples to KW" (Custom House : KWAHS)

Weavers Station Big Cypress Bend
Marina Chokoloskee

Watsons Place Chatham River

Captain's Home 

Burnham Clam Factory Caxambas

Old Marco Inn

More in the April 29nd. Issue

We now Continue with the SMALL WORKS EXHIBIT at TSKW

More in the April 29nd Issue

We now Continue with "Air Heart"
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. 

Thanks Anna and Fringe

Frangipani Gallery Just Opened "Our Town" Group Exhibition
A Few more Photos in the Frangipani Feature Further Down. (R) JodyRae Campbell has more works up Upcoming in this Issue.   The 4-29 Issue has a Large Feature on Many of the Frangipani Artists

Zazoo Fine Art & Photography will have 12 Jpegs from some of their New Additions in the April 29th. Issue

Two Weeks Ago 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 29nd Issue.

PLUS The April 29th Issue will have a Feature on the San Carlos and will have many of the Art Work from this Historic Internationally Known Landmark.

Our Visit to Hicks Nursery and Landscaping Next Week in the April 29th Issue

Scott Marischen & Skipper Kripitz Ensemble Played April 14  ( Pics in the April 29th. Issue) + The Final Appearance for the Season of Libby York & Friends will be Sunday April 21 5;30-8pm


 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.


221 Key Deer Blvd., Big Pine Key, 305-872-1828

We now Continue with Part 2 of the Artists in Paradise Gallery on Big Pine Key & their  25 Year Celebration.  The April 29th Issue will  have Part 3 ; which contains Photos from the Party.

Gabrielle Wilson

Jayne Zenisek

Gale Upmal

Kim (Kimian) Workman

The Key West Art Center and Gallery is proud to have installed its new Board at their member meeting on April 12th.  The Key West Art Center was incorporated as a non-profit in 1960 and is devoted to the encouragement of local artists by furnishing them a central market place for their work.  A wide variety of beautiful art is on display and for sale representing Artists from all over the Keys. Sales of this art as well as membership fees allow the continued operation and success of the oldest gallery in Key West.   Pictured is past President Fran Decker passing on the traditional and historical paintbrush to the new co-presidents Karen Beauprie and Mary Jean Connors.  Other Board Members include Jane Washburn, Nancy Henning, Mally Weaver, Steve Eid, Joanne Sloan, Helen Walker and Gabrielle Wilson.  The Art Center is located at 301 Front Street and is open daily from 10-5.


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

More Up Shortly including Opening Reception Photographs from Executive Contributing Editor GianCarlo Espinosa

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

The Way the Ice Froze
Smoke over the Almaty in Kazakhstan
The Gulf of Alaska; Where Two Oceans Meet but DO NOT MIX
 The Eruption of Mount Ararat

"More Amazing Photos" in the April 29th. 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



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

Grouper on Lobster Trap and Wood
Various Birds 
Marlin Palm Frond
Mahi Mahi Palm Frond 2 


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

Key West / Royal Furniture Opening Reception A Few Weeks Ago: 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. The Closing Event I believe is May 3rd and then the Tiles are Sold and Hundreds of New Buyers will have a Piece of the 2019 Mosaic that is the Keys

More Connections Up Shortly
The "Visions of Cuba" Exhibition at Gato will Close on April 26.  The Magazine just Finished an 8 Part Feature.


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

" Stairway "  

Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant holding dove during the 1973 show at San Francisco's Kezar Stadium.  Plant stated in a Rolling Stone interview in June 2005 that this is his favorite Zeppelin photograph. Presented as a Fine Art Print
 in a limited edition of only 99 printsHand signed and numbered by James Fortune.
We have edition # 15/99 in the gallery. Measures approx. 22 5/8" x 29 1/4" framed. 
Gallery Price $2599. © James Fortune.

" Smithsonian Rock & Roll "  

Led Zeppelin at the Los Angeles Forum in 1973. This photograph was used for the cover of the book ' Smithsonian Rock and Roll '.Presented as a Fine Art Print
 in a limited edition of only 99 prints. Hand signed and numbered by James Fortune.
We have edition # 13/99 in the gallery. Measures approx. 28 5/8" x 22 7/8" framed. 
Gallery Price $2599. 
James Fortune
Odds are, if you were a music fan in the 70's you had one of  James Fortune's  photographs on  a poster on your wall. His large posters
featuring collages of his photographs  featured artists such as 
Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney & Wings, Jethro Tull, Mick Jagger, Robert Plant, The Who, and The Rolling Stones.  
In 1974, James w as appointed the official photographer for NARM 
( National Association of Recording  Merchandisers ). This gave him unprecedented access to the top recording artists of the day  both in concert and in candid moments from then through t he end of the decade. 
Over 150 of his photographs are included in the permanent Collection of The Rock and Roll  Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. 

If you are interested in adding either of these great James Fortune Led Zeppelin photographs to your collection, please call me at 305.294.8925 or email me at

We Continue with the Grand Re-Opening of the Amanda Johnson Gallery on 518 Fleming St.

Just a few years Ago


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

April 24 
th (Wed) - Wednesday Morning Plogging
Plogging is picking up litter while exercising!  Every Wednesday morning at 10am, the group meets at White Street Pier and walks a new path.  Please help us make a difference by Plogging, exercising and socializing!
May 4 
th (Sat) - Household Hazardous Waste Collection
9am-Noon: City of Key West collects Household Chemicals and Electronics from the residents of Key West the first Saturday of each month at Indigenous Park. Free for the residents of Key West, no businesses material will be accepted.   They will take: TV's, computers, gaming systems, VCR's, remote controls, radios, ear buds, and all other electronics. Also chemicals: Up to 5 gallons of old gas, up to 5 gallons of oil, car fluids, batteries, household cleaners, poisons, fertilizers, pool chemicals, paints, etc.
May 6th (Mon) - Master Gardener Plant Clinic
9am-Noon: The Monroe County Master Gardeners is holding plant clinics this spring to help with plant problems or insect identification.  In Key West, clinics will be held at the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St., Suite 2-260.

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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. Go to their Above Website to see ALL The Updated Features.

We Continue with 100+1 Portraits at TSKW

Here a few Photos of Opening Night Reception from Executive Contributing Editor GianCarlo Espinosa
Forever Studios, LLC,
Miami Music Now, LLC WEYW 19 South Florida


We Continue with Part 1 of their "Small Works" Exhiibition

"En Peu Sale" by Michael Palmer

"Lilypad Bridge" by Michael Palmer

6 Works by Gabriella Fiabane

"Nantucket Morning" by Gabriella Fiabane

"Mist and Fog" Series by Gabriella Fiabane
More of the GingerBread Square Gallery "Small Works" in the April 29th. Issue

More of Wyland's Visit

Part 2 of 2 of Wyland's Visit to Key West in the April 29th. 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 

MANGO MADNESS 2019  June 6-July 18
Click below for details and forms to Exhibit
Important Dates to Remember:
Drop off: Friday May 31, 10-4pm & Saturday June 1, 10-4pm
Pick up:  Friday July 19, 10-4pm & Saturday July 20, 10-4pm


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.
We'll Have a Few works from Karen in the April 29th. Issue

Suzann D'Antonio

Fran Decker has a series of sunrise paintings based on her morning bike rides and some sunsets from her travels.
We'll have a few works from Fran Decker in the April 29th Issue

Lainie Davia has her mounted shipwreck coins also o  display. Below Silver on Enamel
We'll Have a Few Works from Lanie in the April 29th. Issue

Helen Rebane has new jewelry and fused glass plates from recycled bottles in blue and green hues.
We'll have a few works from Helen in the April 29th Issue

We'll Have a Few Works from Gabrielle Wilson from the Frangipani and Artists in Paradise Galleries in the April 29th. Issue.

Here's a Few Works from JodyRae Campbell

We'll Have additional works from Paul Carmichael, Gabrielle Wilson, Marc Hacker, Sandy Sun, David Scott Meier, and other Long Time Gallery Associates in the April 29th. Issue


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. Click Pt. 1 in the April 15th Issue to read more about Szilagyi and see additional works

The Wave  18 X 20

Mona Mona 20 X 24

The Saint 20 X 24


has the Bob Bowersox XP THEATRE This Summer and wow what a Line Up. First is June 3- June 20 "The Sunset Limited" Written by Cormac McCarthy and Directed by Bob Bowersox.
Complete 2019 Summer Schedule Inserted Next Week

"Red Speedo" May 14-June 1, 2019. Here is the 3 Min. U-Tube Video Link that they Created hit LINK1


A Taste of Key West
Mallory Square hosts the best of Key West's restaurants with some little somethings to wash it all down, of course

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

More "Taste" Up Shortly


We now continue with the "2019 Connections Project" from the Florida Keys Council of the Arts.


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


5525 College Rd. 305-296-2424

Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay provided United Way of the Florida Keys President/CEO Leah Stockton with a $500 check on Monday.

The donation makes the Sheriff's Office a key sponsor of the United Way's Community Resource Guide, which is nearing publication. 

This donation came from the use of forfeiture funds, Sheriff Ramsay often uses forfeiture funds to help or purchase items in need by other law enforcement agencies, non-profits and community-minded organizations in the Florida Keys. Such funds are gathered from criminal investigations and at no cost to taxpayers. The practice is one the legs of Sheriff Ramsay's central view that strong community partnerships improve neighborhoods and lower crime

Enjoying the Blue Angels Air Show with our Special Olympians.

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NEXT MCSO ANIMAL FARM OPENS APRIL 28 & 5/12  1-3pm. Unless Noted they are OPEN the 2nd. & 4th. Sundays


 305-293-7500 1100 Simonton St. 33040

 305-296-6196 1434 Kennedy Drive 33040

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 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,    


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

(Bottom-L) Dorian Patton helps the 801's Aimee Jane draw the monthly raffles at the Key West Business Guild Mixer. Photo by Pete Arnow.
(Bottom-R) Levi Pattinson, Debbie Wantanabe, and Jacqueline Luhta enjoy the Key West Business April Mixer at the 801 bar while Mark Christopher Straiton looks on. Photo by Pete Arnow.

(Top-L) Former King of Fantasy Fest Mark Watson helps with the bar at the 801 during the April Key West Business Guild Mixer. Photo by Pete Arnow.
(Top-R) KW Business Guild ED Dan Skahen, left, and VP Chuck Cicis, right, congratulate former King of Fantasy Fest Paul Murphy upon his win of the cash raffle at the April Mixer held at the 801 Bar. 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
See Computer Classes a Few Features Down

 WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661

  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



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

Copy and Paste and Click for the April 18th E-Mail Campaign
Probiotics Boost Survival of "Baby" Snook in MOTE Study

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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 


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

April 24 & 25

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

Nation's Kinetic Parade Craze Hits Key West with Fourth Annual Family-Friendly Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade 
Key West has long been known for its air of kinetic energy, but on Saturday, May 4 at high noon it's about to become entirely literal when the Fourth Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade, presented by Key West Art & Historical Society and co-produced by Wonderdog Productions, rolls through downtown Key West toward the Truman Waterfront Amphitheater with its cavalcade of art-inspired, human-powered, mobile sculptures, and art bikes. "As the parade enters its fourth year, we are excited to see this event grow both in support and participation," says Society Executive Director Michael Gieda.  "We are thrilled to rank among kinetic events around the country providing engaging, community-focused offerings that merge art, science, history, and fun."
The first ever Kinetic Sculpture Race started in 1969 in Ferndale, California, and later grew to include national cutting-edge race events in Humbolt, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Port Townshend. Since then, many communities have joined the kinetic craze, offering their own variation of floats-with-moving-parts-parades. The Society took our region's laid-back attitude and rebel ingenuity into account when kicking off thePapio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Paradein May 2016, eliminating the "race" component but adding the element of "art bikes" for the town known for its pedaling revelers, as well as launching a robust educational component for schools and kids. 
In past years,spectators have been treated to the sight of astonishingly imaginative, totally human-powered works of art traversing the length of historic Duval Street, including a supersized narwhal that winked at spectators, a pedaled 46-foot-long Flagler's train, a pelican whose widespread wings flapped as it towed parasailing minnows, a tribute to Shel Silverstein's "The Giving Tree," a 15-foot-long silver time machine made of moving gears and cogs with a futuristically-costumed human pilot, an eagle ray powered by three bicycling men dressed as remoras, an enormous flying pig, and a ship with waves, straight out of "Where The Wild Things Are." With 2019 creations being built by several sponsored "Papio Ambassadors" artist teams and several school teams supported by scholarships and led by "Kinetic Coaches" Suzanne Brown and Crystal Smith, this year's parade promises to offer another astounding visual feast with spectacular kinetic sculpture floats and art bikes created by "The Dynamic Junk Pedalers" team of Dee Dee Green, Ryan Stachurski, Marley Claridge, John "Johnny O" Ortiz, Kim Stamps, Sharon Brophy, Christina Ramerez, Tony Lopez and canine friend Henry, along with solo Ambassadors Jack McDonald, Suzanne Brown, Cayman Smith-Martin, Jeremy Hackworth, Elle Fernandez, and David Hutchinson. 
Surrounding Papio Parade weekend events include aFriday May 3, presentation by artist/academic Molly Ross titled "Spectacle in the Street: Art of the Parade" from 6:00-7:00pm at the Custom House Museum, a fabulous parade after-party at the Truman Waterfront Amphitheater on May 4, with awards ceremony, live music performed by The Wilde Awake featuring Tony Baltimore, refreshment booths, and an incredible Kid's Zone complete with a rock climbing wall, giant water slide, obstacle course, "Papio's Recycled Art Workshop" area, archery tag, the famous Imagination Playground giant blue blocks, and a fun inflatable special for the very wee ones. On Sunday, May 5 there's free admission all day to Fort East Martello Museum and its permanent exhibit of Stanley Papio sculpture works. 
Come watch the Parade, or-register your own kinetic sculpture float or art bike now to add to the kinetic frenzy of fun. For registration information, event schedule, entry guidelines, festival tickets, and sponsorship information, visit The Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by the Monroe County tourist Development Council, the Helmerich Trust, Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina, Key TV, Keys Weekly, Law Offices of Samuel J. Kaufman, and First State Bank of the Florida Keys. 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

We Now Continue with
Taste of Key West

Thanks Johnny and Caroline and "Taste"



700 Fleming St.  305-292-3595

Allison Rich sends regards and reminds us :The Key West Library, at 700 Fleming St, is offering free computer classes on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm and Thursday mornings at 10:00am.  The focus for April is the online resource Learning Express, which offers tutorials, practice tests, and study guides for the GED, College entrance exams, Occupation exams, and much more.  Access to Learning Express is free with your Monroe County Library card.  For more information, or to reserve your spot, call the library at 305-292-3595.     


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

WWW.WOMANKINDKEYWEST.COM 1511 Truman Ave. 305-294-4004

The Latest E-Mail Campaign Link from Womakind


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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