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Sunday, April 28, 2019

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends April 29, 2019

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends
April 29, 2019

The Two New Exhibitions from The Florida Keys Council of the Arts at Gato. Opening Exhibition May 3rd to coincide with the Closing Party / Tile Raffle of the 2019 Connections Project. The New Exhibitions : "Tropical Madness" and "90 Miles from Havana"

A New (KWAHS) Key West Arts & Historical Society Exhibition at The Custom House : "Wish You Were Here : Postcards from Paradise" Opening Reception 5/10. "The Happy Hour with the Historian" Curator Cori Convertito PHD on 5/1. "Historical Buildings of Key West". Next "Distinguished Speaker Series on 5/9 "Fires That Forged KW" by Alex Vega. May 17 Member's Breakfast. PLUS Many Additional Events from KWAHS Below

FKCC VIP LECTURE SERIES Next May 2, 7-8 "Meghan Heany-Grier : Adventures of an Eco-Warrior".

Wyland Visits Gallery to a Packed House  Part 2

The May Exhibitions from (TSKW) The Studios of Key West. Opening Receptions May 2 6-8 on ALL 3 Floors.  Then the 2019 Mango Madness Members Show June 6 - July 18 (More Below)

One of the many NEW Works by Helen Harrison

"Whale Shark & Friends : Key West" by Cole Harrison Key West Free Dive

Helen Harrison Opens a New Exhibition during Walk on White a Few Weeks Ago. Part 2

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

Jenna Johnson with Colorful Girl
Oil on Canvas

A Surprise Visit from FKCC Culniary Dept. Delivering Tray after Tray of Sweet Treets
The 2019 FKCC Student Art Exhibition-Sale Just Opened a few days ago at the FKCC Library. Here is Part 2 of 3.

Just Opened A Few Days Ago ; this Exhibition Will be Up Until July 7. This issue is Part 3.  "You Don't Know Dick : The Lesser Known Works of Richard Peter Matson" at The Custom House (KWAHS)

 This Issue will have about 12 New Works they Just Hung + A Tease for their Rolling Stones Art / Photographs / & Other Media Works Just Obtained ( Full Feature of Stones Offerings in the May 6th Issue)

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

Artists in Paradise (AIP) in Big Pine Key Celebrated 25 Years.  Here is Part 3 (Photos from  the 25th. Anniversary Party)

Gordon Pass Fish Camp
Pt. 3 : 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 Days (Must See)

MOTE & Our Magazine links to their Latest E-Mail Campaigns

Pt. 3 The Original "Small Works" Exhibition Curated by Letty Nowak and Caroline Stover-Sickmen of LemonAde Stand Gallery. Over 130 Pieces at TSKW.

Photo by Alyson Crean
The City of Key West Proclaims April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (More Below) & New Material sent over from the City and Alyson.
The City of Key West Honors Sue Harrison (More Below)

Every Sunday at Kate Miano's Gardens Hotel is "Jazz in the Gardens".  4/14 Scott Marischen & Friends Played (Photos This Issue).  Sun. 4/28 Terri White & Friends.

Part 3 of 100 + 1 Portraits from Brenda Zlamany at TSKW

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

(L) Zonta KWHS Annual Scholarship Motown Benefit Show 5/3. (R) Salute 5/2 Skipper Kripitz & Bobby Nesbitt
A Few Of Skipper Kripitz Gigs Around Town

The Key West Art Center at 301 Front St. Celebrates the New Board including the TWO New Board Co-Presidents Karen Beauprie and Mary Jean Connors. (More Below)

The Connections Project 2019.  Part 3 Photos from the Hundreds of Small Tiles. May 3rd is the Closing Event when the Tiles are Raffled Off.  (More Below)

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


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

"Preserve Island Life" Events

GingerBread Square Gallery Opened their "Small Works" Exhibition.  This Issue has Part 2.

Pt. 3 Amanda Johnson Grand Re-Opening on 518 Fleming St.

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

Above Paintings from Eric Anfinson
Lucky Street Gallery in their New Location at 408 Greene St Just Opened a New Exhibition with Eric Anfinson, Rebecca Bennett, & John Martini. Of course the Gallery has a lot of their Year Round Regular Artists Hangin As Well 

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

Part 3 "The Art of Palm" by Kerry Koeppner at TSKW
Raku Creatures by Paola Effio

Geode Wave by Maria Krikorian

 The Frangipani Gallery Opens "Set in  Stone" on Friday May 3 Featuring Paola Effio and Maria Krikorian ; & Many of the Regular Year Round Artists

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. This Issue has Part 1 of Probably Three Issue Features. Also "Wine Bingo for Dance Key West" at Vinos  May 1; More Info. after the First Section of 4 in this Issue.


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends ; Going out to 8040 Weekly. In This Issue April 29th. 2019 : Zazoo Fine Art & Photographic Gallery & 12 New Additions, 2 New Exhibitions Open at Gato May 3rd. + The Closing Reception of the 2019 Connections Project, Pt. 1 Dance Key West & The TSKW "Small Works"Exhibition Interface for an Amazing 1 HR. of Dance & Art,  Both TSKW & KWAHS Have Many Events in May,  Key West Tropical Forest & Bot. Gardens Opens "2019 Art Garden Sun. 4/28 2-4pm,  "FKCC VIP Series 5/2 "Meghan Heany-Grier : The Adventurers of an Eco-Warrior, Pt. 3 Artists in Paradise (25th Anniversary Reception Photos), 3 New Exhibitions at TSKW + 2019 Mango Madness 6/6-7/18, Pt. 2 Harrison Gallery's New Exhibition, MCSO Animal Farm Next Openings 4/28 & 5/12, Pt.3 "You Don't Know Dick : The Lesser Known Works of Richard Peter Matson", Pt. 2 FKCC 2019 Student Art Exhibition and Sale, Sunday Jazz at The Gardens Hotel 4/28 Terri White & Friends + Next Sat. 5/4 3rd Annual Benefit for the KW Mounted Police Department ( Both Horses will be in the Gardens) + Costume Party + TVs will be brought outside to watch the Kentucky Derby, Papio Kinetic Sculpture & Art Bike Parade Next Weekend, Pt. 3 "Coastal Trade: Bounty-Booty & Boats of the Gulf & Glades Naple -KW", Pt. 3 Small Works at TSKW, Pt. 2 Small Works at GingerBread Square Gallery, City of KW and MCSO Weekly Sections, Pt. 3 100+ 1 Portraits by Brenda Zlamany, Skipper Kripitz & Different Configurations all over Town, TSKW Super 360 Degree Raffle will be Drawn 5/1, WWW.MYSTERYFESTKEYWEST.COM , Aids Help CC,
WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM (ALL 3 have Extensive Calendar of Events and Hundreds of Local Features-Photos & Videos), Complete Fringe Theater Schedule with May 1-3 Golda's Balcony, Preserve Island Life, Pt. 3 Amanda Johnson's Grand Re-Opening on 518 Fleming St., "Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow, Lucky Street Gallery Opens New Exhibition in their new Location 408 Greene St. Featuring Eric Anfinson-Rebecca Bennett- & John Martini, Pt. 3 " The Art of Palm (Fronds)" by Kerry Hoeppner at TSKW, Key West Theater's Complete 2019 Schedule, Frangipani "Set in Stone" Exhibition Opens 5/3, Re(Marc)able "Surf & Turf" Gala 4/29, Karen "Zen" Moore has Dockside Zen Jewelry & Shop Party 5/2 MM22, The FKCC 2019 Student Art Exhibition-Sale Gets a Surprise Visit from the FKCC Culniary Dept. with Trays of Artistic Sweet Foods,   A Sneak Preview from a Few of Many of the Photo Features in the May 6th. Issue (2019 Anne McKee Grant Recipients Party- May TSKW Artisans on the Porch-Conch Republic Military Muster- The Last Distinguished Speaker "The Spanish Presence in Fla. 1512-1821" by The Honorable Candido Cress ) + More Photo / Art Exhibitions, WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM and the TDC,

Waterfront Playhouse 80th. Season Auditions 5/5, Pt. 2 Harrison Gallery, Anna Sweet Gallery, S. Fla. Symphony Orchestra, WomanKind "National Women's Health Week" 5/12-18, KW Art Center Announces Co-Presidents of the Board : Karen Beauprie and Mary Jean Connors, "Life Drawing Workshops" Tuesdays at Fort East Martello by AnnaMarie Giordano, Gallery on Greene (Next Week 12 of Nance Franks Paintings), 
 , Reef Relief Coral Camp, KWBG May 1st Luncheon at Marriott Beachside & Mixer 5/8 Pilar Rum, Adam Scott Rote ( Artist of the Stars) Visits the Key West Gallery 5/24-26, KW Playbills from Roberta DePiero & Peter Arnow, Every Wed. Bingo on the USCGC Museum "Ingham", Every Thursday "Green Market" at Bayview Park, 

Island House Videos, Sean Callahan's Dog Tired Studio Presents from FTL Gregory Little "Florida Life" (Next Week Photos), Salt Island Provisions Gallery,  WWW.FKSPCA.ORG , Fla. Health Monroe Co., WWW.TROPICCINEMA.COM , Books and Books and Q-Magazine, United Way of the Florida Keys, May 1 KW Commissioner Davila Community Meeting, and More in this April 29-2019 Issue. 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. WWW.HICKSNURSERIES.COM 516-334-0066


"Big Poppa" by Tom Everhart (Limited Edition)

Riders on the Storm by James Fourtunate (Edition #199)
Bill  Graham Presents

"They Prove It All Night Long" by David Denenburg

Catch Me If You Can by Don Oriolo (Original)"

Beatles First Photo : Getty Images
More from Zazoo Up Shortly

Part 3

281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Just a Few More Days 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 

Burnham Clam Factory Caxambas

Shops of Old Marco

Calusa in The Indian Canal

Early Cove Naples Bay

Sunset on the Barron or Barrow River Everglades City

More Up Shortly

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

Meander over Garden Boardwalks and down pathways through dappled shade cast by fresh greenscape, colorful blossoms and winged creatures of nature and spot....sculpture!  Nature has been benign in recent months with spring rains bringing renewal and the return of "Art 
in the Garden" with artistic expressions emphasizing harmony with nature.  These works are earth-friendly in the selection of materials (including recycled and natural material) and themes.
The 9th annual ART in the GARDEN opens at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden with a public meet the artists reception Sunday, April 28th, 2-4pm.  Sculptures by local artists accent the natural beauty of the conservation site on Stock Island.  The event runs through July, seven days a week, 10am-4pm. 
The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is located on College Road near the light on U.S. 1 just over Cow Key Bridge on Stock Island.  Call 305-296-1504 or visit for directions and details.



Pt. 1 Dance Key West Performs Interfacing with the Small Works Exhibition and Attendees at TSKW

WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG Offices & Studios in the Key West Theater 2nd Fl. 512 Eaton St. Kyla Piscopink
More Up Shortly
NOTE : One of the ways to Support Dance Key West is of course Make a Donation to this Truly Deserving Non Profit; and Another Way is "Wine Bingo for Dance Key West" at Vinos 810 Duval St. May 1st, June 12th. & July 10th. 7:30-9pm.

Zen by Karen Moore : Dockside Zen Jewelry Sip & Shop Party 
THUR. May 2.  Cudjoe Gardens Marina 477 Drost Dr. MM21

Let's celebrate a new ZEN Jewelry location with a Happy Hour Sip & Shop Dockside! Enjoy an evening at Cudjoe Gardens Marina as we celebrate our new venture together. ...and perfect timing! Shop local for all your gift giving this season...Mother's Day, Graduations, Birthdays and just because. Lots of sparkly new ocean inspired ZEN jewels will be on hand for your shopping & viewing pleasure! Bonus... special gift-away drawing for a signature Conch Shell necklace... stop by, sip, shop & enter! See you there.... if you can't make the event you can find ZEN Jewels at the marina ship store everyday 8-5pm.

5901 College Rd. 305-296-9081

Part 2
The FKCC 2019 Student Art Exhibition and Sale in the FKCC Library

ChildHood Memories by Norma Dieppa
Mixed Emotion by Katrina Hensley
Oscar by Maria Warwick
Colorful Girl by Jenna Johnson

The Ambush by Anthony Jiovani 

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 
We Continue with Works of Art from the FKCC Culniary Department Up Shortly PLUS Info. on the May 2 VIP Series at FKCC "Mehgan Heany-Grier Adventures of an Eco-Warrior"


"Amazing Photos" Continues with Part 5 in the May 6th Issue
"Pancake Ice"
Here are the Links to the First 5 Parts : Part 1 ; April 1st. Issue Link and Part 2 in the April 8th. Issue and Part 3 in April 15; Part 4 in  
4/22; and Part 5 will be in the May 6th Issue.


ALSO STARTING IN THE May 6th Issue are 3 New Features : The Anne McKee 2019 Artist Fund Grant Recipients, The TSKW  May Resident Artists Celebrating "May Artisans on The Porch" from TSKW, & 2019 Conch Republic Military Muster
The May Resident Artisans on The Porch will be in the May 6th. Issue

ALSO IN THE MAY 6TH. ISSUE : Event Description Courtesy of 
WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM & is in their Extensive Calendar of Events :
The Conch Republic Military Muster and Conch-tail Party will be hosted by the CIA and 82nd Airborne Divisions from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela St. The event is open to the public and all proceeds will benefit the Conch Republic Foster Children's Fund/Wesley House Family Services. For information, call Sheila Sands-Devendorf at 305-304-1941.

So that's Just a Few of the Photo / Art Features in the May 6th. Issue. Then after that Issue ONLY 3 More to go until our Annual Summer Hiatus...Of Course ; as We Always Do : 4 to 6 Special Edition Summer Issues will be Published. They will be Shorter with Just a Few Event Listings; and due to my need for my Summer Rest / Fun; these Issues will contain Mostly Art and Photo Features. 


Pt 3 "Small Works Exhibit" at TSKW

More "Small Works" from TSKW Up Shortly

Pt. 2 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 

Clean up at Sea Oats Beach in Islamorada. Partnering with MCSO, Save a Turtle and Islamorada Chamber of Commerce. 
MCSO Sheriff Ramsay 2019 Law Enforcement Torch run with Jo Socha (Many Years of MCSO Communications Dir.) and KWPD Captain JR Torres. MCSO handing off the torch to KWPD at the Southernmost Point. 

 Part 2 "You Don't Know Dick : The Lesser Known Works of Richard Peter Matson". The Exhibition will be up until July 7th.

Sangre De Cristo Mountains From the Opera Sante Fe New Mexico 1990 Acrylic on Canvas
 More Pt. 2 of The Art & Opening Reception Photographs from "You Don't Know Dick : The Lesser Known Works of Richard Peter Matson" Up Shortly



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 3

More Up Shortly

We now Continue with Dance Key West Performing with the "Small Works" Exhibition at TSKW.

More Up Shortly


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


Waterfront Playhouse Auditions

Do you want to be a part of this historic season? Now is your chance! View below for auditions, casting info & show dates.

2019-2020 AUDITIONS: SUNDAY MAY 5 - 2:00


Shows & Casting Info
Performances: October 19,20,21,22,23,24,25
Roles: Brad, Janet, Magenta, Columbia, Riff Raff, Eddie, Rocky

Performances November 22,22,24,25
Casting: 5 MEN AND 5 WOMEN

Performances: December 10 through 28
Casting: 4 MEN, 1 WOMAN

Performances: January 14 through February 1

Performances March 3 through 28
Casting: 7 MEN AND 7 WOMEN

Performances April 14 through May 2
Casting: 3 MEN

May 19 through June 6
Casting: 6 WOMEN


 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 ; This Issue has a few Photos of the New Exhibition Up Shortly
Bronze Coconuts Photo by Tamara Alvarez


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 Collection

Here are just a few photos from the Past 5 Issues

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


Part 3


More Up Shortly inc. Information on the Opening of 2 Exhibitions at Gato on May 3rd ; as Well as the Closing Reception for the 2019 Connections Project that same night

by Alyson Crean
Key West City Commissioner Greg Davila will be holding a District IV meeting on Wednesday, May 1st at 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, located at 3201 Flagler Avenue.
Commissioner Davila is interested in hearing residents' concerns and issues regarding the City. For more information, Commissioner Davila can be reached at 305-809-3868.

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
The City of Key West Art in Public Places Board recently showed their appreciation to Senior Deputy City Clerk Sue Harrison for her years of service and great work on behalf of the Board. Chairman Richard Tallmadge thanked her for her guidance and commitment in assisting the Board at each monthly meeting. The Board presented Sue with an artful bouquet, a bottle of wine and Cole's Peace bread!
In the photo: Board member Dr. Perry Arnold, Public Arts Administrator Liz Young, board members Rosi Ware and Marianne van den Broek, Senior Deputy City Clerk Sue Harrison, Board Chairman Richard Tallmadge, and board members Matthew Helmerich and Felix Prades-Bergnes.


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" & Attendees. Art Exhibition Curated by Letty Nowak and Caroline Stover-Sickmen. The May 6th. Issue will have many additional Photos.

More Up Shortly

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


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


5901 College Rd. 305-296-9081

Part 2
The FKCC 2019 Student Art Exhibition and Sale in the FKCC Library
This Section of the Feature Concentrates on the Surprise Visit from the FKCC Culniary Department. Of course the Trays are ART.
The Immediate Right Chef is the Head of the Program Master Chef Jorge Sanchez

Up Shortly Information on the Next VIP Series Presentation at FKCC May 2 7-8pm... "Meghan Heany-Grier : Adventures of an Eco-Warrior" and then the May 6th Issue will have more Art and a few shots of this Young Lady above selecting a Sweet


Pt. 3 "Art of Palm" from Kerry Hoeppner (TSKW)

Bob Marly

Ringo Starr
Keith Richards
Elvis Presley
Aretha Franklin

New Location at 408 Greene Street  305-294-3973  A few of their Regular Artists Featured in the Current Exhibition: Eric Anfinson, John Martini & Rebecca Bennett.


Part 2
825 White St. 305-294-0609

More of Harrison Gallery Up Shortly


Part 2  Wyland Comes to Town
623 Duval St. 305-292-4998

More Wyland Up Shortly

Limited RUN of 3 : May 1 & 2 at 7pm and May 3rd at 5pm.
More from FRINGE Up Shortly


 Part 2 of their "Small Works" Exhibition
  1207 Duval St. 305-296-8900

At a Glance by John Whitney
Just the Usual Chaos by Gail Sauter
A Little Castle by Carol Sadowski
Orchid Fantasy by Nyla Witmore
Beth's Flowers by Stephanie Warburg
More from GingerBread Square Gallery Small Works Up Shortly



A few of Skipper Kripitz Gigs

(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.

(Bottom-L) On Friday May 3rd from 5:30-8pm  at the parking lot of Aqua Side Bar (on Angela st.), Zonta presents their annual KWHS scholarship benefit show, featuring the Key West Motown Soul Revue, featuring Commisioner Clayton Lopez on lead vocals & guitar, Megan Clay on keyboards, Marty Stonely on saxes & flute, & skippo on drums.   Expect to also see some notable guest vocalists & musicians  pop in to join the fun & support our local students.  

(Top- R)  At famed Blue Heaven restaurant & entertainment emporium, the Small Mystery Band will be the featured brunch music on Saturday May 4th from 10 am-1pm. Longtime music director of Little Palm Island, Phil Sampson, will be on keyboards, with skippo on drums.  They will be playing lotsa stylized swing & Brazilian grooves of those timeless jazz standards, some well known, some more artsy & rarely heard.  And look for some possible RAV metal tongue drum improvs. Call 296-8666 for more info.


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Just a Few More Days 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.

Part 3
We now Continue with "Coastal Trade : Bounty-Booty-& Boats of the Gulf from Naples to KW" (Custom House : KWAHS)

Old Marco Inn

Shrimpers at Kelly's Fish House Naples

Gordon's Pass Fish Camp

Old Naples Hotel


We now Continue with Pt. 3 The SMALL WORKS EXHIBIT at TSKW


More in the May 6th. Issue. There was Over 130 Works This Year.

We now Continue with "You Don't Know Dick : The Lesser Known (Earlier) Works of Richard Peter Matson

Pemaquid Point LightHouse Bristol Maine 1990 Acrylic on Canvas

Teewinot  Pinnacles Grand Tetons Wyoming 2006 Acrylic on Canvas

Thanks Richard, Cori, Michael & The Team at KWAHS. Part 3 will be in the May 6th. Issue

We now Continue with the Latest Helen Harrison Gallery Exhibition

Joanie Klein has a few works around the Gallery. This one as I believe a few Others Use Aluminium Graphic Construction
4 More Works from The Harrison Gallery Up Shortly


More Up From Zazoo Fine Art & Photography Gallery Up Shortly

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. Presentation Title "The Spanish Presence in Florida from 1512 to 1821". Photo Feature has been Pushed Back until May 6th. Issue ; which also includes many Photos of the Year Round Art & Exhibits at San Carlos

Just One of the Many Very Interesting Works at San Carlos

Scott Marischen & Skipper Kripitz Ensemble Played April 14  : Scott Marischen on Jazz Harp, Skipper on Drums, Garry Richardson on Bass Guitar, Chris Burchard on Guitar.
More in the Gardens Hotel Weekly Section

 1511 Truman Ave. 305-294-4004. The Below Feature : Courtesy of 

In honor of this year's National Women's Health Week, Womankind, a Key West medical center that provides high-quality family planning and primary health care to people of all income levels, is hosting a free "Medical Mingle" gathering on Monday, May 13 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm at the center's 1511 Truman Avenue location.  The informal meet-and-greet luncheon both celebrates Key West professionals who support women's health and invites local women to learn about the many programs and services offered by them and meet the friendly faces behind them.
This year's annual National Women's Health Week kicks off on Mother's Day, May 12 and is celebrated through May 18, 2018. Led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health, the week serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life.
To reserve your spot, contact Executive Director Cali Roberts at 305-320-0608 or visit Womankind is located at 1511 Truman Avenue, across the street from Bayview Park, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.

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

Want to Thank Gabrielle Wilson for sending the Magazine many E-mails that Contained the 25th Anniversary Materials. Here are 3 of her works.  We go on our usual Summer Hiatus after 4 More Issues and as we do every Summer Produce 4 to 6 Special Edition Summer Issues. Perhaps we will have a Feature involving a few weeks of the Works of the Artists in Paradise in Big Pine Key

Pedals and Petals 11 X 14 Acrylic
Hummingbird 9 X 12 Mixed Media
Standing Tall 16 X 20 Mixed Media

WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-12141

The April 22th. Issue Incorrectly Mentioned in Our Lead Tease Verbiage that we have after the usual Lead Tease Photos at the Beginning of Every Issue : That the New Co-Board Presidents was for the Artists in Paradise but we did Correctly List that they were the New Co- Presidents of the Board from the Key West Art Center at 301 Front Street. Here is that Feature 

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 3 of 100+1 Portraits in KW from Brenda Zlamany

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

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

MAY 2ND 7PM at the TW Playhouse /Theater

Drawing on more than 20 years of experience working above and below the waterline, Mehgan Heaney-Grier will lead the audience on a journey of exploration, adventure, and ocean stewardship. In sharing experiences from her pioneering freedive records, Hollywood stunt diving, and work on an elite team of explorers for the Discovery Channel, she will convey how a life of adventure can cultivate not only a deep connection with the environment, but also the sense responsibility to protect it.

A former Keys resident, Mehgan established the first U.S. freedive record for both men and women, in the constant weight category and is an original inductee into the Women Divers Hall of Fame. She holds a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Anthropology. She is also a mother, established micro-influencer on social media, and a strong female figure for young people around the world.

As an ocean advocate, adventurer and storyteller across multiple media platforms, Mehgan is dedicated to raising awareness and empowering the next generation of ocean stewards to engage and tackle the critical issues facing our oceans today.

The acronym in FKCC's VIP Series stands for "visions, ideas, and perspectives." Sponsored by Centennial Bank, the series invites the community to learn from speakers of local, regional, and national prominence. Tickets are $5 at the door. Admission is free for students at FKCC and Monroe County schools. For more information, call FKCC at 305-296-9081 or visit
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Acclaimed mystery authors, celebrated storytellers and the fans who love them are set to rendezvous on the tropical island where so many have found literary inspiration during the 6th Annual Mystery Fest Key West, set for June 28-30, 2019 in Key West, Florida. During the weekend's series of panels, presentations and social events, Mystery Fest attendees will have the opportunity to learn first-hand how to craft or refine their own tales of crime, murder and mystery from a stellar line-up of high-profile mystery and suspense luminaries and true-crime experts.

2019 headliners are Keynote Speaker Jeffery Deaver, the international bestselling and global multi-award winning suspense-thriller author of 40 novels, including the wildly popular "Lincoln Rhyme" series books; New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling authors Lisa Black, Carla Norton, and Diane A.S. Stuckart, along with authors Jane Bock, Micki Browning, Gray Basnight, David Beckwith, Robert Coburn, Bill Craig, Mike Dennis, Wayne Gales, Cheryl Hollon, Renee Kumar, Rick Ollerman, Shirrel Rhoades, bestselling Buck Reilly adventure series author John H. Cunningham and literary agent Bob DiForio. Founded in 2014, the Mystery Fest Key West quickly grew in fame and attendance, but "still has the intimacy of a boutique-sized convention with lots of direct interaction between authors and audience," commented author, publisher and Fest co-founder Shirrel Rhoades. "And, because of the star-power of our guest authors, the fascinating panels and unique social events, we also attract writers and fans of other genres as well." Beginning Friday afternoon, June 28, Mystery Fest highlights are to include an opening wine and cheese party on the veranda of Key West's iconic Custom House Museum with author Heather Graham and Key West Mayor Teri Johnston presiding, keynote luncheon with Deaver, a killer line-up of panels and presentations examining everything from "Forensics for Writers" to "How I Plot a Mystery," author book signings, a rum sampling event at Hemingway Rum Company/Papa's Pilar Distillery, a Bloody Mary Morning breakfast at the historic Schooner Wharf Bar, a chance to win a cameo "character placement" role in author Gray Basnight's next mystery tale, and presentation of the annual Whodunit Mystery Writing Award.  Event registration is $195 and includes all panels, presentations, a lunch and a brunch, and social events, with panels and presentations taking place at The Studios of Key West in the island's Old Town historic district. Those who register by June 1 are automatically entered into the Gray Basnight "character placement" contest.  Mystery Fest Key West 2019 is sponsored by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, the Key West Citizen daily newspaper, The Helmerich Trust, The Gardens Hotel, The Laureate Key West, Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina, and Key West Art & Historical Society. For a full Fest schedule, online registration, and hotel links visit
Above Website
Register now! And be automatically entered in drawing for a
"walk-on part" in a new mystery novel! Mystery Fest Key West 2019 headliner and Keynote Speaker Jeffery Deaver. (Photo courtesy Gunner Publications)

The May 6th Issue will have about 10 Paintings We are Featuring; Thanks Nance for the Awesome Year Round Material We Feature from the Hundreds of Magnificent Works you Hang.

281 Front St. 305-295-6616

The Below Article Courtesy of WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM 
To celebrate Key West Art and Historical Society's merger with the Historic Markers Project the next 'Happy Hour with the Historian' lecture series is a presentation on "Historical Buildings of Key West" set for Wednesday, May 1 at the Bottlecap Lounge on Simonton Street, beginning at 4:30 p.m.  Ticket holders will receive a free drink(beer, house wine or a well drink) while they learn about the island's dense accumulation of historic frame vernacular buildings, Civil War forts, famous authors' homes, the Overseas Railway, the turtle industry, the sponging industry, the cigar industry, rum runners, pirates, the fishing industry, the sea salt industry, the wrecking/salvage industry, military history, the cemetery, parks, maritime sites, the Little White House and historic city/state/federal buildings. Each session is limited to 50 attendees; reserve your spot now by purchasing your ticket at, click 'tickets'- $8 for KWAHS members, $10 for non-members. Sponsored in part by the Bottlecap Lounge. For more information contact Cori Convertito, Ph.D. at 305-295-6616 x112.
Historian Cori Convertito PHD

The Crew at KWAHS; along with Cricket and Carol T send regards and a few of these KWAHS Event Descriptions and Photos.

Peek into the past at Key West Art & Historical Society's upcoming vintage postcards exhibit at Custom House Museum
Tourists have been visiting Key West and the Florida Keys since the mid-1800s, and Key West Art & Historical Society has an extensive postcard collection which documents it.  On Friday, May 10, from 6:00pm - 7:00pm in the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House Museum, a new exhibit titled "Wish You Were Here: Postcards From Paradise" will showcase more than 130years' worth of vintage images taken from Key West Art & Historical Society's archives, a repository that contains over 2,000 collected and digitized postcards. 
The exhibit will feature aesthetically engaging cards in original, reproduction, and enlarged formats as well as information on the many facets of postcard collecting and their influence on social, economic, and architectural history. 
"Postcards are like windows into the past, windows that convey glimpses of particular places, times, emotions, and sentiments," says Society Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D. "Postcards representing geographic locations, such as the Florida Keys, served as modestly-priced, mass-produced means of communication, and were particularly prominent during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries." 
While each card's written and pictorial content is different, each is a portal to the cultural and social values of the time in which they were written and sent. 
"They are an exceptional source of social history because they reveal what was popular or seen as important in the region where the postcard was sold," says Convertito. "They can, in an ancestral sense, be thought of as the predecessor of today's social media sites such as Instagram - a filtered/enhanced image alongside personal sentiments."
"Wish You Were Here: Postcards from Paradise"will run through August 11. For more information call Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305-295-6616 x112, or email her at, or visit  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island. 
As a Key West Art & Historical Society (KWAHS) member, you are cordially invited to our upcoming Member Breakfast! Please join me on Friday, May 17th at 10:00 am in the Helmerich Research & Learning Center at the Custom House Museum to enjoy breakfast and a brief presentation, followed by a docent-guided tour. Learn about your membership benefits, our mission, upcoming events, and all KWAHS has to offer. If you are a new member, you're not going to want to miss this informative, fun intro. to the Key West Art & Historical Society!
Please register online by clicking on the ticket button below. You must register to attend, space is limited and this member event fills up fast. If there are no tickets available, we are sold out. If you have any questions, please contact me directly at 305-295-6616 ext. 106 or email me at Sincerely, Kim Livingston.


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

(Bottom-L) Three Key West Authors, Reef Perkins, Rusty Hodgdon, and Robert Coburn had a joint book signing at the Andres Inn to benefit the Florida Keys SPCA. Photo by Pete Arnow.
(Bottom-R) Easter Hat Tea Dance at La Te Da always brings out the best in original floral creations. Photo by Pete Arnow.

(Top-L) Pearl Stock, visiting from Wisconsin, hand crafted this original hat to take home 1st place prize at this year's La Te Da Easter Hat Tea Dance. 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.


Key West / Royal Furniture had the Panel 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 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
The Florida Keys Council of the Arts supports all the arts, in all the Keys, all the time. The local arts agency launched its seventh annual Connections Project road show in Key Largo a few months ago and it has arrived in Key West at the spacious lobby at the Gato Building. The reception is Friday, May 3rd from 5:30-7:30. The community is invited to visit the vibrant 24-foot mosaic mural created by local artists and art lovers. After connecting with the art, patrons can also collect art by making a $50 donation for one canvas or a $125 donation for three at the reception or online at Once the show has ended, donors receive a randomly selected piece of the mosaic in the mail. Each work includes an artist statement providing insight into the origin of the work and the artist's thoughts and inspiration. Proceeds from Connections Project directly benefit Keys' artists and arts organizations through Arts Council grants. The reception is open to the public. Free parking is available at the Gato Building located at 1100 Simonton Street, so please join us. In addition to the Mosaic Project, there are two new exhibitions to view: "Tropical Madness" on the first floor, and "90 Miles from Havana" featuring 3 Cuban artists on the second
(L) The Moon & The Butterfly by Machado
(R) Bromeliad with Tropical Buckeye by Laurie Richardson
We Continue with More Tiles that will be Raffled Off in the May 3rd Closing Reception at Gato.

More Connections Up Shortly


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

From "The Cowboys" Movie John Wayne by David Sutton
Sonata by Don Oriolo (Print)

More from Zazoo in the May 6th Issue INCLUDING SOME GREAT OFFERINGS : Jason and James write :
Legendary Rockers The Rolling Stones ' No Filter World Tour '
 was postponed due to Mick's health - and is rumored to
possibly restart in July 2019. Fans anxiously await their return !

We celebrate the Stones by offering several new and exciting 
fine art prints, Ronnie Wood artwork and an original poster for fans and collectors. 
I will insert in the May 6th. Issue a few Photos from the Offerings or Better Yet go NOW or a bit Later and see these AWESOME Paintings / Photos & Other Stones Materials.   NOTE : I hung with Mick at His NYC Apartment in late 1981 ; and Jerry Hall was in a few rooms away; finding us and only hanging a few minutes each time.  I was setting up a computer for Mick and showing him how to use it ; and one of the places we were hanging in their very large NYC Apartment ; was an extremely large Dining Room Table ;( and the reason why I bring this event up; is my few lines above talking about Stones Merchandise) ..So on this extremely large dining room table were a few stack of records and a neatly 18 inches or so of the 'TONGUE" Peel off Logos/Labels....When you see me around ; ask me about a few more minutes of my Hang with Mick. Lot's of Fun; and After 4 Hours he did learn a lot about the computer.


TALKING ABOUT MICK JAGGER ( and was not planned this way) : In the 2nd Photo down ; look to the very left of Adam and you will see one of his Mick Jagger Creations. Key West you really have to meet Adam Scott Rote and if you have met him in the many events and Artist Receptions over the Years; stop in again and say Hello. His Year Round Walls at Key West Gallery are IMPRESSIVE.
WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601 Duval St. 305-292-9339
Next Artist Visiting is one of Our Favorites Adam Scott Rote May 24-26
We Now Continue with the Helen Harrison Gallery Latest Exhibition

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

"Whale Shark and Friends by Cole Harrison KW Free Dive

Siren Series by Melinda K Hall


 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
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

NOTE : Roberta is in the process of sending us some additional Playbill Issue Offerings and their Deadlines; and Hopefully will have that for the May 6th. Issue ; or SIMPLY GO to their Sites to get the Updated Info...

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

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This Excellent On-Line Newspaper / Magazine has Hundreds of Local News Features-Photo-Videos and Fantastic Investigative Reporting. Here are 6 more Recent Features : County Commissioners Tables Giving Laurel Ave. to Developers, KW Celebrates Historical Bldgs. in Happy Hour with the Historians Informal Lecture Series, WomanKind Celebrates National Women's Health Week with Free "Medical Mingle" ( An Informal Meet and Greet Luncheon May 13 Noon-1pm), 8th. Annual "What She Shot : Spear Fishing Tournament, 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

The Photos of the Reception earlier this month & was in the Last & This Issue was done by Good Friend / One of my Two Campaign Mgrs, Brilliant Videographer, Music Guru, & Executive Contributing Editor for this magazine : GianCarlo Espinosa
Forever Studios, LLC,
Miami Music Now, LLC WEYW 19 South Florida


We Continue with Part 2 of their "Small Works" Exhiibition

Until We Meet by Todd Bonita

4 Small Works from Laura Jennings

Miles to Go by Laura Jennings

More Small Works from GingerBread Square Gallery in the May 6th Issue

More of Wyland's Visit

Thanks Jay , Barbara, Wyland and the Entire Crew at Wyland Gallery of Key West for the Feature


The 3 New Exhibitions Opening on Thursday May 2 with Opening Reception 6-8pm PLUS The 2019 Mango Madness Member's Show June 6 - July 18

SOLID UNCERTAINTY by MICHEL DELGADO in the Sanger Gallery. Sponsored by Truman & Co.
Bottom-L) Delgado works with the idea of experience - mining visual images for their emotional and spiritual content. Never having a preconceived image in mind, he seeks to portray things that are not obvious in reality, focusing instead on the composition and the balance of the work. This amalgamation of uncertainty and confidence brings his work to life in surprising ways.

ACTIVE DUTY by ALAINA PLOWDREY in the XOJ Gallery. Sponsored by The Perry Hotel
(Bottom-R) Alaina Plowdrey explores ideas of physicality, drive and determination in her portraits of active duty service members. Linking her paintings to the ideas of philosopher and poet Lucretuis, Plowdrey delves into the psyche of the soldier.
JEANE LaRANCE :AN ALTERNATIVE PROCESS in the Zabar Project Gallery. Sponsored by The Marker Resort
(Top-L) To create her latest works, a series of digital images on metal, La Rance spent countless hours transferring, burnishing, sanding and varnishing.
In the Sanger, XOJ, Zabar Lobby, Zabar Project Galleries
(Top-R) Every summer, we celebrate slowing down and heating up with a special Members' Show and party. Mango Madness welcomes paintings, sculptures and assorted art objects that capture the color of Key West (or simply what our talented members are up to lately). Join us for one of Perry Arnold's famous mango margaritas while checking out the latest works from our family of artists. Terms for submission:
Must be an active member to enter, 1 entry per member, $25 entry fee*In the event of sales, the sale price is split 75% artist and 25% The Studios.
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
 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

Here is their website Link to their Classes


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


Set In Stone at Frangipani Friday May 3
As the season winds down, Frangipani introduces a couple of new artists who have recently joined the gallery with some unusual and interesting work.  Maria Krikorian works in acrylics and resin to produce some geode like creations and waves of color.  Paola Effio who is known for her amazing cakes has created a menagerie of whimsical animals in raku and ceramics.  Stop by Friday night during the First Friday Art Stroll on Upper Duval and see for yourself!
Photo:  Raku Creatures by Paola Effio 
           Geode Wave by Maria Krikorian


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 in May "Florida Life"


 WWW.SALTISLANDPROVISIONS.COM 830 Fleming St. 305-896-2980. 

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 Below

"Red Speedo" May 14-June 1, 2019. Here is the 3 Min. U-Tube Video Link that they Created hit LINK1
80th. Season Auditions May 5


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

Up Shortly ..More of the last few days of the 2019 Connections Project...Closing Party at Gato May 3rd


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


WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM 305-440-0529 2011 Flagler Ave. 
Gracy sends regards and tells us : This website was created to make easier to event goers to find times and dates. Companies can save time and always have updated/available events available to them and their customers. They don't have to search every local news paper to find what they need. They have ready and combined information on one calendar. It's also online and therefore very convenient. Most people are digital nowadays. Another selling point is that the calendar of events will provide useful information that can be used for scheduling. Any company who is having a special event can look at the global calendar and avoid clashing times/dates with other organizations. This also allows them to attract more people to their events by scheduling their own events when other organizations aren't scheduled. 


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



   May 2nd-Martin Barre Celebrates 50 Years of Jethro Tll-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



Check Special Pricing Rates
Includes 1 Parasail Ride
Key West Sunset Dinner Cruise. Dine in A/C Large Main Cabin. View Famous KW Sunset from Upper Deck. On-Line Special Not $69 ONLY $59. Adults $59, Children 12 & Under $39.95, & Children 5 & Younger FREE. Includes Tropical Food Buffet with Upper Deck Free Margaritas, Rum Runners, Well Mixed Drinks (Premium Mixed Drinks Extra Cash Bar). Also FREE Champagne & Soft Drinks
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Our Last Section of the 2019 Connections Project

See you at the Closing Party at Gato ..May 3rd 5:30-7:30p
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

Make sure to check out ALL the TDC Materials ; which Include Photo Galleries, Video, and Extensive Events and Information Materials. The May "Keys Traveler" should be out before my May 6th. Next Issue. Of course; we'll have the May TDC "Keys Traveler" Link in that Issue.

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

The 2019 Art Garden is ALL Installed and ready to be Seen.  Reception this Sunday April 28 2-4PM.....
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


..JAzZ  Sunday,April 28,Jazz In The Gardens! Terri White & Friends, 5:30-8 pm
We Continue with the April 14th Jazz Ensemble Photos Featuring Scott Marischen on Jazz Harp, Skipper on Drums, Gary Rivenson on Harp / Bass Guitar and Chris Burchard on Guitar

I Really Enjoyed Listening to this Ensemble ; and the Week After (4/21) was the Final Appearance of Libby York & Friends; so great to Listen to her  & band the Chicago / NYC Riffs.....This Weekend  4/28 we have Terri White & Friends..also
Tuesday, April 30, Megan Clay, 5-7 pm
Wednesday, May 1, Megan Clay, 5-7 pm
Thursday, May 2, Jimmy Olson, 5-7 pm
Friday, May 3, Michael Robinson, 5-7 pm
Saturday, May 4, Jimmy Olson, 5-7 pm, 3
3rdAnnual 'Talk Derby To Me!' Benefit for the KWPD Mounted Unit 5-7:30 pm : Both Horses will be in the Gardens-Costume Party_Tvs to Watch the Kentucky Derby. All Proceeds go to help Fund the KWPD Mounted Unit. 


Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker guest Alex Vega to present on "Fires that Forged Key West"
On Thursday, May 9, 2019, from 6:00-7:00pm, Key West Art & Historical Society presents Alex Vega, Executive Director of the Key West Firehouse Museum, who will discuss "Fires that Forged Key West," including the Great Fire of 1886 at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street.
Vega is a retired second-generation firefighter, historian, writer, and author of the book "The History of Key West Firehouse No. 3," which will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.  
Distinguished Speaker Series presentation tickets are $5 for KWAHS members, $10 for non-members, and are available at, click "tickets." Early ticket purchase is recommended.  Sponsored by the Helmerich Trust and Southernmost Beach Resort, for more information contact Society Director of Education Kristina Callaway at 305-295-6616 x 115 or at  
Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.
An 1884 drawing of Key West with the Great Fire of 1886 outlined. Image from the Monroe County Library Collection.
May 3-5 Fourth Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture & Art Bike Parade


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


Here is the April 25th E-Mail Campaign Link from MOTE; Click MOTE4-25
Wildlife in World Heritage Site Declines After Heatwave Reduces Seagrass

Top: A tiger shark tagged by the Shark Bay Ecosystem Research Project. Bottom: Combined photos of seagrass in Shark Bay, Western Australia, before (left) and after (right) a heat wave that killed of much of the dominant seagrass species. Credit both: Shark Bay Ecosystem Research Project.

Here is the April 18th. MOTE E-Campaign MOTE4-18
Probiotics Boost Survival of "Baby" Snook in MOTE

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Here is the Menu Link 


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

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.

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.

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


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 Pilar 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 for the Luncheon


Taste of Key West was in the April 22 Issue
I believe the May 6th. Issue will have a Large Feature from Johnny and Caroline and will have a few Photos from a few of their Recently Published Photo Galleries . Haved Course ; go to their website now to see them before the May 6th. is Published.



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


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




United & White St.


    Thanks for Reading ; and have a Great Week; Ed

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