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Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends May 20, 2019

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends
May 20, 2019

ASF by Alaina Plowdrey Oil on Board (One of the May Exhibitions at TSKW; Her's is Titled "Active Duty")

Costuse-Spiral Ginger  by Laurie Richardson  WaterColor and Gouache
Two Exhibitions Opened Recently at the Florida Keys Council of the Arts.  "90 Miles to Cuba" and "Tropical Madness". (More Below)

A New Exhibition Opened at KWAHS Custom House "Postcards from Paradise : Wish You Were Here"

Info. from The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation + Reef Relief & MOTE (More Below)

Go Further by Michel Delgado Oil Mixed Media on Panel (One of the May Exhibitions at TSKW)

Part 2 of Two : "Talk Derby To Me" The Annual Derby Event Drawing Big Crowds.  Kate Miano & Jim Marquardt (Gardens Hotel); along with Diane May - MC Daniel Bochlas and their Helpers did a Fantastic Job in Raising Funds for the Key West Police Department Mounted Unit

Coral Camp

Ocean Key Resort & Spa and Sunset Drinking Club Benefit for Reef Relief

REEF RELIEF Events and a Few Spots Left for Summer Coral Camp

The Artist to the Stars ; Adam Scott Rote at the Gallery he Hangs Year Round May 24-26 Key West Gallery

Artist Mark Yeoman One of the Managers at Mangia-Mangia Hangs Year Round at the Restaurant

The Waterfront Playhouse, Theatre XP, and Fringe Theater ALL Active (More Below) in a Few Sections

 This Exhibition Will be Up Until July 7. This issue is Part 6 of 6.  "You Don't Know Dick : The Lesser Known Works of Richard Peter Matson" at The Custom House (KWAHS)

Part 3 : The 2019 Anne McKee Artist Grant Recipients. Our Magazine will make Lots of Space for the entire 19 Recipients Over a Few Weeks (Final Part 4 in May 27th. Issue) Explaining what Each Awarded Artist Will be doing with their Award.

Next Two MCSO Animal Farms Open 5/26 & 6/11  1-3PM

Fla. Keys Council of the Arts : Curator & Marketing Dir. Marta Resk with Guest Curator for "90 Miles to Cuba" & "Visions of Cuba" Alaen Ledesma Fernandez

Closing of 2019 Connections Project & The Tile Raffle

"Bromeliad with Tropical Buckeye" by Laurie Richardson (WaterColor & Goauche)
 The Two New Exhibitions from The Florida Keys Council of the Arts at Gato. Opened 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". 

Jeane LaRance One of the May Exhibitions at TSKW

The (TDC) Tourist Development Council's May 2019 "Keys Traveler" Along with their Updated Website ( Extensive Updates Every Month).  Our Magazine has the Links and Just a Few Photos from the TDC. Great Job Andy, Carol & The Entire TDC Staff.

Blue Frontier Amazon by Jim Salem 18 X 18 Acrylic (Cocco and Salem Gallery)
Summer by Anastasia Dukhanina 16 X 12 (GingerBread Square Gallery)
Catalog Girl Friday by Clifford Bull 24 X 30 from Gildea Contemporary Fine Art
Gallery on Greene
Frangipani Presents Maria Krikorian & Paola Effio
Our Final Issue of the 2018 / 2019 Season will have Much Art from the KW Galleries  

May 22-26 and May 28-June 1 ; (More Below) at TSKW.  Note : Kyla Piscopink (Dance Key West) is Directing the Choreography so that alone is worth the Ticket Price.

Many KWAHS Events in May. Above Feature on their "Art Camp" June 3- Aug. 9. Different Weeks Feature Different Themes. This Event & Many Additional KWAHS are Featured in this Issue.


Volunteers Are Needed to Help Carry the 100FT. Pride Flag around Key West During Pride Week During the Pride Parade on June 9. (More Below in Our Weekly KWBG Section)

Zazoo Iconic-Fine Art & Photographs : Just Obtained for your Viewing & Purchase : Iconic Chuck Jones Cartoon Material and the Rock Band U2 Plus the Hundreds of Amazing Art & Photos hanging (More Below)

MOTE; Our Magazine has links to their Latest E-Mail Campaigns. Also Reef Relief has Info. about their Summer Coral Camp ( More Below from MOTE & Reef Relief)

Skipper Kripitz Ensembles; Gigs around Town (More Below) Including One of His Ensemble Jazz Groups at Jazz in the Gardens at The Gardens Hotel 5/19

Our Good Friend Lucy Paige's Exhibition at Salt Island Provisions Gallery ( More Below)

Pt. 6 The Original "Small Works" Exhibition Curated by Letty Nowak and Caroline Stover-Sickmen of LemonAde Stand Gallery. Over 130 Pieces at TSKW. This Exhibit Came Down Recently; However I Wanted to Insure that ALL the Works Were Shown.

The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens has their "Art Gardens" + All Summer Armed Forces Members Honored with FREE Admission.

Application Extended for Summer Youth Writing Program

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

Bridget Bunting Exhibition at TSKW ; Part of the "Youth Arts Fellowship Pilot Program" with Jimmy Wray as One of the Mentors.

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

5/25 KW Blues Festival
6/9 KW Comedy Summer Series
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

Jeffrey Deaver
Gray Basnight
WWW.MYSTERYFESTKEYWEST.COM June 28-30 (More Below): Just Two of the Many Internationally Known Authors Attending. Happy Birthday Shirrel Rhoades

Raku Creatures by Paola Effio

Geode Wave by Maria Krikorian

 The Frangipani Gallery Opened "Set in  Stone" a Few Weeks Ago. Featuring Paola Effio and Maria Krikorian ; & Many of the Regular Year Round Artists (More Below) 

Sean Callahan's "Dog Tired Studio" for May ; One of his Year Round Featured Artists is World Renown FTL Artist Best Known for his Sizzling Hot Iconic Male Nudes; but so talented with other Subjects as Well : Gregory Little (More Below)

Lincoln Perry 

Megan Eisenberg

Anthony Tomaselli

Clifford Bull

Paul at Gildea Gallery Just put Up Some GREAT Art from Anthony Tomaselli, Clifford Bull, Megan Eisenberg, Nancy Tinkersley, Javier Lopez Barbosa.  Of Course ; many of his Other Year Round Featured Artists are showing some new stuff as well.


IMPORTANT NOTE : The Annual City of Key West Police Department and MCSO " Memorial Ceremony for Fallen Officers" Was Held Last Friday. Our Final Issue of the 2018 / 2019 Season (May 27) before Hiatus will have a few Photos as Our Lead Feature.

Editor's Note : As Many of our Readers know the Last SIX Years of Publishing we take a Summer Hiatus ; with just 4 or 5 Much Shorter Special Edition Summer Issues. These Issues contain Just Photographic and Art Features.  Thanks as Usual for Reading The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends ; Going out to 8050 Weekly. In This Issue May 20th. 2019 : Alaina Plowdrey Exhibition, Two New Exhibitions at Fla. Keys Council of the Arts ("90 Miles to Cuba" & Tropical Madness), New Exhibition at the Custom House "Postcards from Paradise : Wish You Were Here", Mark Yeoman Exhibition, Nat. Marine Sanc.-Reef Relief-MOTE-Eco. Disc. Ctr., Michel Delgado Exhibition, Pt. 2 "Talk Derby To Me", Jeane LaRance Exhibition, Waterfront Playhouse-XP Theatre-Fringe Theater ALL Active, Pt. 6 of 6 "You Don't Know Dick : The Lesser Known (Earlier Works) of Richard Peter Matson" at the Custom House, WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM TDC'S On-Line "Keys Traveler" & Every Month Updated Excellent Website, WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM ,  "Mango Madness" at TSKW 6/6-7/18, Pt. 3 Anne McKee 2019 Grant Recipient Awards, Bridget Bunting Exhibition "Youth Arts Fellowship Pilate Program", This Issue A Small Tease of just a few Paintings with Many Additional in  5/27 from the Galleries of Cocco and Salem-GingerBread Square Gallery-Gildea-Frangipani-Gallery on Greene & a Few More,

In This Issue May 20th. Continued  
ALL 3 Have Excellent Events Schedules-Photos-Videos-Local News Stories, Volunteers Needed to Carry the 100Ft. Pride Flag All Over KW during Pride Week & the Pride Parade 6/9, WKBG Next Mixer is Pride Week Celebration at Island House 6/5 (WOMEN WELCOME) + Next Luncheon is Pride Week Luncheon at Marriott Beachside 6/5, 
"Prime Time" A New Musical at TSKW 5/22-26 and 5/28-6/1 Featuring the Choreography of Kyla Piscopink, "Mango Madness" at TSKW 6/6-7/18, KWAHS Camp (6/3-8/9), Zazoo Featuring the Iconic Cartoon Paintings of Chuck Jones & U2 Materials, Skipper Kripitz and His Ensemble Bands Everywhere, Lucy Paige Exhibition at Salt Island, Pt.6 of 7 Small Works, KW Trop. Forest & Bot. Gardens "Art Garden" + All Summer Armed Forces Members & Families NO CHARGE, Q-Magazine Pride Edition, City of KW (Public Transportation Meetings 5/28 & 29) & MCSO Weekly Sections,  "The Sunset Limited" The Latest Play by Bob Bowersox & XP Theatre 6/3-20, "Fires that Forged KW" by Alex Vega Photos Feature from KWAHS Presentation, Reef Relief Summer Camp, Next Happy Hours with the Historian (Cori Convertito PHD) from KWAHS 6/5 "Defending Gibraltar : The Forts of KW", Tennessee Williams Museum Exhibit, Skipper Kripitz & Friends "Jazz in the Gardens" at Gardens Hotel 5/19, Rams Head Entertainment Purchases Blue Macaw,

In This Issue May 20th. Continued
Harrison Gallery, and Stone Soup Gallery, Photo Feature of Last Weeks "Shutter & Shade" Open House, May 27th. Photo Feature A Tour of Anna Sweet's New Gallery, Amanda Johnson-Lucky Street-Wyland Galleries, "The Pride" Next Fringe Theater Play ; Dir. by Rebecca Tomlinson 6/4-6, WWW.WOMANKINDKEYWEST.COM ,
KW Art Center, AnnaMarie Giordano's Weekly "Life Drawing Workshops Tuesdays, Every Wed. Bingo on USCGC Ingham, Every Thur. Bayview Park Green Market, WWW.FKCC.EDU, "Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow",  WWW.MYSTERYFESTKEYWEST.COM 6/28-30, KWAHS Presents 5/23 Bob Bernreuter " A History of the Basilica St. Mary Star of the Sea, Last 6 "Amazing Photo" Links,
WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM , "Misha in the Morning" at Kate Miano's Hotel, "Dance Key West" Wine Bingo at Vinos 6/12 & 7/10, Monroe Co. Libraries has a Language App. to Learn 70 languages + "Author Talk" 5/29 with Erik Reece "Utopia Drive : A Road Trip Through America's Most Radical Idea" Karen Wray's Collections Gallery on SI, Preserve Island Life Events, Playbills from Roberta & Peter, Ocean Key Resort & Spa "Sunset Pier Concerts" to Benefit Reef Relief", Frangipani Gallery has New Exhibits from Maria Krikorian and Paola Effio, WWW.KEYSUNITEDWAY.ORG ,

Continued Features in the May 20th. Issue

WWW.AHMONROE.ORG , "Slow Flow Yoga" with Cricket Desmarais at TSKW + Schedule Link to the Many TSKW Classes for Spring & Summer, South Florida Symphony Orchestra and Impromptu Concerts of Key West Wishing You a Nice Summer, Sean Callahan's "Dog Tired Studio" has Gregory Little, WWW.FKSPCA.ORG , Fla. Health Monroe Co., Key West Theater Updated Schedule, WWW.CFFK.ORG , WWW.TROPICCINEMA.COM ,  & More in This Issue. Thanks For Reading Ed.
Mandarin Orchid by Jedda Wong from the "Tropical  Madness" Exhibition at the Florida Keys Council of the Arts


Nance Frank sends regards and we'll have about 12 Paintings that we'll Feature in the May 27th. Issue

"90 Miles to Cuba" and "Tropical Madness"


Here's Martha Resk and (Guest Curator for "90 Miles to Cuba) Alaen Ledesma Fernandez in front the Cover from the April 29th Issue " Moon and the Butterfly" by Esteban Machado

Untangled Ties by Esteban Machado  Acrylic on Canvas

Memoerais / Memories by Esteban Machado Acrylic on Canvas

More "90 Miles to Cuba" Up Shortly PLUS Pt.2 of the Other Exhibition "Tropical Madness"

Doris Day


 Mark Yeoman here, here's a little about my new painting technique. It's called a acrylic pour, it's when you mix your acrylic paint with a pouring medium to make it fluid. I use school glue and water. Then pour all colors into a cup together and pour into your canvas. Then  manipulate the paint until you get the desired affect you want. Once dry about 24 hr I pour a two part epoxy over the painting for a glass like finish. It's a long process but so cool. Hope that explains my method somewhat lol. Thanks again everyone for looking at my Paintings; Mark.  Editor's Note Mark is One of the Managers at Mangia-Mangia and His Art Can be Seen in the Restaurant Year Round.


Here are the Links to the First 6 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; ( We Skipped April 29th. Issue) , May 6th., Pt.6 May 13 :

The TSKW Opened up 4 New May Exhibitions. We Start with
 Michel Delgado

SOLID UNCERTAINTY by MICHEL DELGADO in the Sanger Gallery. Sponsored by Truman & Co.
 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.

Everything Adds Up  Oil & Mixed Media on Canvas 22 X 18

Carry Me First Oil & Mixed Media on Canvas  36 X 93


Part 2
 "Talk Derby To Me" The Annual Derby Event Drawing Big Crowds.  Kate Miano & Jim Marquardt (Gardens Hotel); along with Diane May - MC Daniel Bochlas and their Helpers did a Fantastic Job in Raising Funds for the Key West Police Department Mounted Unit

More from the "Talk Derby to Me" Event at the Gardens Hotel Up Shortly


One of the Distinguished Speaker Events at KWAHS was Fires that Forged Key West by Alex Vega

Up Shortly Pt. 3 of the Anne McKee 2019 Artists Grant Recipients 

 (Pt.1 was in the May 6th Issue) & (Pt. 2 was in the May 13th. Issue)
Below 2019 Recipient Sandy Sun with Roberta DiPiero and Suzanne Holt 


WWW.COCCOANDSALEM.COM 1111Duval St. 305-292-0072
Always Great Spending time with Jim and Dan. Here is a Tease of 3 Paintings and then about 12 More in the May27th. Issue

Mangoes Modern  24 X 24 ALL OF JIM's Works are Acrylic unless noted

Parrot Garden 24 X 24

Tidal Moon 36 X 48
More from Cocco and Salem Gallery in the May 27th Issue inc. Marylene Proner, Roger Van Lieshout, Susan Sykes, Stanley Zabar, & Judith Zabar

The Happy Hour with the Historian has been getting Standing Room Only Crowds and the last one with KWAHS Curator Cori Convertito Presentation "Historic Houses" was Brilliant as Usual

Next Happy Hour with the Historian is June 5 4:30-5:30pm at The BottleCap 1128 Simonton.
The Key West Art & Historical Society is excited to partner with the BottleCap Lounge for a series of fun historical lectures entitled 'Happy Hour with the Historian'. Attendees will receive a free drink (beer, house wine or a well drink), and will be treated to a short presentation by the curator. Historian: Cori Convertito Ph.D.
Topic: Defending America's Gibraltar: The Forts of Key West
Click DEFENDING for Event Page from KWAHS

The May 27th. Issue will  have a few pics of their Open House Last Weekend
E-Mail : 


One of the 4 May Exhibitions at TSKW

Bridget Bunting / Youth Arts Fellowship Pilot Program

A Star  : Pencil , Ink Marker & Copic Marker

Fu-Dog Pencil & Copic Marker
More from Bridget Up Shortly


1207 Duval Street  305-296-8900

So Nice by Pam Folsom 36 X 48

A Walk Down Ashe by Pam Folsom

Fading Memories by Gabriella Fiabane 24 X 30
Adele Sends Regards and Gave Us Additional Paintings to show  from GingerBread Square Gallery in the May 27th Issue inc. Todd Bonia, Jeff Margolin, Michael Palmer, Jane Washburn, John Whitney

Part 6
6 of 6 : You Don't Know Dick : The Lesser (Earlier) Known Works of Richard Peter Matson

281 Front St. 305-295-6616

The Earlier Parts 1 - 5 ; had Mostly Paintings and Materials from Richard's Years Spent Working for J.Walter Thompson ( One of the Largest Advertising Agencies in the World for Decades). Our Part 6 Issue will show His Painted Eggs and Cube with All Sides Painted and then a few Photographs of Richard Traveling Across the Country and just a few other Photos from the Late 50's.

Up Shortly : Really Cute Painted Eggs and a few More Photos to End Our Coverage of the Large KWAHS Exhibition that will be Up until July 7

Here's Another Event from KWAHS
Bob Bernreuter Presentation " A History of the Basilica St. Mary Star of the Sea
May 23  6-7pm at The Custom House Click STAR for the KWAHS Event Page

About the presentation:
We will explore how small seeds of faith planted by 16th century missionaries on a small island in a new world were nurtured into a parish, survived the storms of nature and war, and ultimately would earn the attention of Rome and be honored with the distinguished title of a Minor Basilica.
About the presenter:
A sixth generation "Conch", Bob grew up in Key West during the fifties and sixties. He graduated from Key West High in 1964 and received a BA from Florida State University in 1968. Bob entered the U.S. Air Force and received his aeronautical rating as Pilot in 1969. He served for 10 years becoming Chief Instructor Pilot for the KC-135 and Command Pilot. He had three tours in Vietnam flying 67 combat missions.

' How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb ' 

Album cover hand-signed by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.  PSA DNA authenticated and accorded
 a grade of 9 - mint.
Measures approx. 21 1/2" x 21 5/8" framed.
Gallery Price $3495.
If you are interested in adding the signed How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb to your collection, please call me at 305.294.8925 or email me at
James Curken

' Michigan J Frog VI '
The classic Michigan J Frog VI in a hand painted limited edition animation cel, 
hand-signed by legendary Director and Animator,


Monday-Wednesday-Friday 7:45 AM  
(weather permitting). 
An invigorating blend of stretches, dance, Pilates and yoga for the body, mind and spirit for Individuals and Couples. Towels, Mats, Weights, Music & Instruction for ONLY $15.  526 Angela Street at The Gardens Hotel ( Corner Simonton and Angela). 305-294-3381.  Ask for Concierge as well if you don't see the Group in the Gardens.
One of the 4 May Exhibitions at TSKW

JEANE LaRANCE :AN ALTERNATIVE PROCESS in the Zabar Project Gallery. Sponsored by The Marker Resort
 To create her latest works, a series of digital images on metal, La Rance spent countless hours transferring, burnishing, sanding and varnishing.

Little Mermaid House
Devils and Angels

Before Katrina

Guardian Angel


WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG Offices & Studios in the Key West Theater 2nd Fl. 512 Eaton St. Kyla Piscopink, Cricket Desmarais, and Kristen Huffman

 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. Next Two June 12th. & July 10th. 7:30-9pm. ALSO at TSKW A New Musical Featuring the Choreography of Kyla Piscopink "Prime Time" (A Few Features Down)

One of 4 May Exhibitions at TSKW


ACTIVE DUTY by ALAINA PLOWDREY in the XOJ Gallery. Sponsored by The Perry Hotel
 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.

Captain Oil on Board
Derek Graphite on Board
Chapin Oil on Board
More Up Shortly

One of our Favorite People / Musicians that gives so much of his and friends time for many Non Profits  SKIPPER KRIPITZ  ; Here are a few of his Gigs around town..

 The CRZBs Quartet will be featured at Blue Heaven brunch on Sunday May 19th at 10am,  featuring many  their Pat Metheney-inspired, modern guitar jazz, and a Steely Dan- type, sophisticated pop sound.  Fronting the group, and featuring many of his original compositions, is Chris Burchard, on guitar. Rob DiStaci sings and plays keyboards,  Gary Rivenson 
on bass, & skippo on drums.  So, please join us 
 for a wide display of classic jazz standards, soul, brazilian, and funk-fusion, with  covers of tunes by  Marvin Gaye, Jon Mayer, Jon Cleary, Boz Scaggs, Steely Dan, & Sting ,etc. Call 296-8666 for more info.
(Bottom-R) On Tuesday May 21st at 9 pm, the legendary power island trio sounds of the Savage Beets will be featured 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 on the 21st, 524 Duval (rear).  Call 296-1075 for more info.
Karri Daley recently played with one of the Ensembles & Pops in from Time to Time to Play with the Other Musicians

(2nd Top-L)  At the Little Room, [821 Duval], the "Wine-Down Wednesday' music series continues on Wednesday May 22nd, from 8pm, with guitarist  Chris Burchard playing Brazilian & classic  jazz standards, along with some originals, and groove fusion tunes by Chick, Herbie, Metheny, Scofield, etc., Crizz will be joined by Gary Rivenson on bass, & skippo on drums.  

FURTHER DOWN IS SOME OF HIS GIGS AND UPDATES..Due the Nature of the Music Biz ; as many of you know the Musicians and the Ensembles Change ; and Skippo tries his best to give the Press as much Info as Possible ; but sometimes the Venues and Musicians Change


"Prime Time" May 22-26 and May 28-June 1
Here is a Brief 90 Second Video Sneak Preview & The Event
 Page from TSKW for this Event / Musical Play

A New Musical Comedy by Blake Hunter & Charles Lindberg
Directed by Murphy Davis
Music Direction by Debra Barsha
Choreography by Kyla Piscopink
Blake Hunter has penned a new musical following a female TV Executive in the 1970s who fights to keep her variety show afloat, her star husband in check and temptation at bay. Under the direction of Murphy Davis, the script takes off, propelled by commanding performances and a whiff of classic TV nostalgia

We now Continue with our Part 2 of 2 ; The Gala "Talk Derby to Me" in support of the KWPD Mounted Unit. Held at Kate Miano's Garden Hotel.  First Up ;  one of the Organizers ( and one of Permanent VIPs at the Kate's Table for Jazz in the Gardens) Diane May

Tough Assignment ; Guy?

Jimmy Olson taking a Break from Playing the Piano

Co-MC ( with Jim Marquardt) Daniel Bochles
More "Talk Derby To Me" Up Shortly

More from Bridget Bunting

ExoXiumin  Colored Pencil , Copic Marker & WaterColors

God of Time : Pencil, WaterColors & Ink Marker
The May TSKW Residents

5901 College Rd. 305-296-9081
Check the last few Issues to see the 2019 Student Art Show.

To the Right is FKCC Librarian - Talented Local Author & Anne McKee 2019 Grant Recipient Kristina Neilhouse.


Pt 6 of 6 "Small Works Exhibit" at TSKW (Closed a Few Weeks Ago); However we have a few additional Photos of the 130 Works to Share with You in this Issue.  Mango Madness Up Shortly 6/6-7/18

More Up Shortly

Mango Languages

Interested in learning another language? The Monroe County Public Library now offers the learning language resource, Mango, an app and web-based program that includes 70 world languages, including English as a second language. Mango is free with an active library card. For more information,  visit or call the library at 305-292-3595. Allison Rich
Sr. Library Assistant
Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street
Key West, FL  33040

FURTHER DOWN is an "AUTHOR TALK" event at the Library for May 29 Featuring Erik Reece "Utopia : A Road Trip Through America's Most Radical Idea".
and the Author Talk after this is on June 11 Featuring Andrew Feldman with the Book "Ernesto" about Ernest Hemingway

Thank You Michael and Allison for the awesome Year Round Materials you send The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends.  In Case ; I don't see you before my Summer Break; Have an Outstanding Summer. Ed


The Last Few Issues of The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends
APRIL 15 2019
April 29 2019

From the Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.GAYKEYWESTFL.COM  808 Duval St. 305-294-4603.
Next Mixer at Island House and is the Key West Pride Kick Off Mixer AND WOMEN ONCE A YEAR ARE ALLOWED TO JOIN. 
Next Luncheon June 5th "Pride Kick Off" at Marriott Beachside (Tavern N Town); Click WWW.GAYKEYWESTFL.COM  link to be connected to their website for more Info. and I believe you can Reserve a Seat for the Pride Kick Off Luncheon
Volunteer to Help Carry the Pride Flag during Pride Week on June 9 3:30-7:30pm.. Here is a Link to sign Up and for more Info....



Here is Part 2 of the New Exhibition at the Florida Keys Council of the Arts : "Tropical Madness"

Flame Thrower by Jeanie Daniel Duck
Achmaea Arenosa :Bromelias By Silvia Bota
Juanulloa Mexicana by Kristi Bettendorf
Purple Datura by Jedda Wong
Heliconia by Marge Bauer
More Up Shortly


Rainy NYC 1 by Anthony Tomaselli 12 X 12 Oil on Panel

Pondscape by Clifford Bull 36 X 48 Oil on Canvas

Meghan Eisenberg Wall

Halloween Stash 2018 18 X 24 Oil on Panel

Lincoln Perry Wall

More from Gildea Contemporary Fine Art in the May 27th. Issue inc. Lincoln Perry, Meghan Eisenberg, Anthony Tomaselli, Clifford Bull, Nancy Tinkersley, Javier Lopez Barbosa.

More from "Talk Derby to Me" A Great Fund Raiser for the KWPD Mounted Unit at Kate Miano's Gardens Hotel

Jimmy Olson Taking Time Off from Selling Homes to Entertain Us and Enjoy "Talk Derby to Me"


5201 College Rd.  
Their Annual "ART GARDEN" is on NOW; Many Sculptures are Spread Out through the Gardens.

Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden will offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer
The Key West Botanical Garden Society announces it will join museums nationwide in participating in the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, a program which provides free admission to our nation's active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program will begin earlier than in past years, launching on Saturday, May 18, 2019, Armed Forces Day, and ending on Monday, September 2, 2019, Labor Day.
Blue Star Museums is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums nationwide.   The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military-Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.
Follow Blue Star Museums on Twitter @NEAarts and @BlueStarFamily, #bluestarmuseums.
The Garden is located at 5210 College Road, on Stock Island, Key West, Florida.  For information about visiting the Garden, please visit or call 305.296.1504.


We Now Continue with "90 Miles to Havana"

Guest Curator Alaen Ledesma Fernandez (Blue Shirt) and his Posse. Alaen was also the Guest Curator for the "Visions of Cuba" Exhibition 

The Next Three are Idilio-Idyll, Key West Parade, & Frontier Without Borders All 3 by Esteban Machado Acrylic on Canvas
The 2019 Connection Project Closed when these 2 Exhibitions Opened ("90 Miles to Cuba" & "Tropical Madness"). The Connections Project made hundreds of Artists and Collectors Happy with their New Works of Art To Hang.

The May 27th Issue will have Part Four of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts "90 Miles from Havana" Guest Curated by Alaen Ledesma Fernandez. The May 27th. Issue will have Part 3 of "Tropical Madness" ; We do have Up Shortly a Few More Paintings from "Tropical Madness"

We Now Continue with "Active Duty" by Alaina Plowdrey

"John" Graphite on Board

Engine :  Nixed Media

Boca Chica Air Field Oil on Board
Special Forces Mixed Media


Lucy Paige at 
WWW.SALTISLANDPROVISIONS.COM 830 Fleming St. 305-517-6088

"Beach Day"
Environment ..Please buy some stuff there to insure that they stay open.


We Continue with "Tropical Madness"

ShellGinger by Elsa Napal
Hemerocallis : Day Lily
Heliconia Chartaceae : Sexy Pink by Pauline Goldsmith

Q-Magazine from Neil Chamberlain 
WWW.QKEYWEST.COM 305-396-8227
Pride Edition Issue Out Soon

Upcoming Events at Key West Gallery
and With Key West Gallery Around the Country

Peter Max VIP Studio Event in NYC
July 4-5 (studio day) 
September 22-23 (studio day)
October 27-28 (studio day)
November 17-18 (studio day)
December 8-9 (studio day)
Visit Peter Max's personal studio in New York City.
Enjoy fine dining during this exclusive buying experience. 
RSVP today 305- 923-1696 or 

Meet Adam Scott Rote 
May 24- 26, 2019
RSVP or 305-292-9339
Adam with Angie Dickinson and Burt Reynolds. I'm so looking forward to seeing Adam and the Team.
A New Series from "Frogman" is the OWL Series ; Now on Display Along with a Large Variety of Frogman's Tiny Sculptures.


We welcome Dan Evans Jr., a lifelong Washington and ocean lover, as the new chapter director of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. Dan brings a wealth of experience working with non-profit organizations and the business community. Among his top priorities will be working with local partners to build a new Marine Discovery Center in Port Angeles.  Click MORE to read more about Mr. Evans & The National Marine Sanctuary


We Continue with Part 3 of the 2019 / 2020 Anne McKee Artist Fund Grants. Each Issue we'll Feature 4 or 5 Grant Recipients.
Wearing Many Hats ; and does this one so well Roberta Dipiero
McKee Staffer : Suzanne Holt
Femi Manners
For her performance proposal "Children's African Drum and Dance Troupe"
Children ages 3-16 will participate and learn drum care, drum rhythms, African dance movements, Kiswahili words and songs, recite chants, dance with props and wear African costumes in order to perform for audiences. Femi, can you tell us how you started with African Drumming and where will be able to see the final performance??

Gerri Louise Gates - Adeline Turner Award
We  are pleased to present Gerri Louise Gates  with the honorary Adeline Turner award for performance art. Founding member of the Fund, Adeline Turner was a musician, a past president of the Anne McKee Artists Fund,  supported the arts financially, and as a volunteer helping others to grow their artistic potential. We believe that Gerri Louise will inspire others with this show. Gerri Louise received a grant in 2016 and I think has launched your new career.   This year's grant  is For her one woman performance proposal "Memoirs of a Fag Hag, Early Years" This will be a One Woman comedy show somewhat autobiographical in nature. Gerri Louise will tell the story from a woman's point of view, what happened when she met two gay men in college. How it changed the direction of her life in everyway. It affected what she did, where she lived, how she  lived. She wants to tell the wonderful story of the disco, the traveling, the lasting sorrow of the aids crisis, her deep friendships for a lifetime, but how it was for her , a woman.
Gerri Louise, can you tell us all a little more about how you came to focus on your proposed subject?
Steve Allerton
For his performance proposal  "The Pipes are Calling" Steve was an Anne McKee Grant recipient both in 2004 and 2010: This year  his project will be to combine the nostalgic wailfull sound of the Irish bagpipes with the majestic sound of the pipe organ. He will partner with an organist and his first choice  of organs is St Paul's. A recording and concert will be the resulting body of work. Steve, how have previous grants helped your music? Are you able to point to one particular song as your favorite?
Tony Gregory  For his project "Key West Alphabet"
Tony, you have been participating in the Anne McKee auction for the last 5 years and we've all seen your Alphabet work in the windows of Fast Buck Freddies aka CVS.   Your project will be an expansion and continuation of the project "Key West Alphabet". You've already completed the first phase by painting all of the letters on 11'x14' gallery wraps. Next up, to create a book and possibly flash cards to tell the visual, colorful vibrant story of Key West letter by letter for all ages to enjoy. 
Tony, what inspired you to challenge yourself to tell the story of Key West with each letter of the Alphabet?  And for the book, will you be adding script to the photos of the Alphabet paintings? 

The Entire 19 of the 2019 Anne McKee Artists Grant Recipients (Minus Jeff Adler & Pam Kostmeyer)
Part 4 in the May 27th. Issue


 Part 6 of 6 "You Don't Know Dick : The Lesser Known Works of Richard Peter Matson". The Exhibition will be up until July 7th.

The Valley of OJO De La Vaca Sante Fe New Mexico 1990 Acrylic on Canvas

Thanks Richard Peter Matson ; Many of us Learned so much more about you..As usual Great Job Cori, Michael and the Crew at KWAHS



221 Key Deer Blvd., Big Pine Key 305-872-1828 Here are the past Issue Links to see all the features.


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.


More of the Small Works Exhibition that closed a few weeks ago ; As I said Last Week; I still have about 35 Jpegs of the Small Works that I Inserted last week and again this week.....and a few More in this Part 6 of 7..with Just a Few "Small Works" in  the May 27th Issue.

More Small Works in our Final Issue of the 2018 / 2019 Season Before Summer Hiatus (May 27).  As our long time readers know we do have about 5 Special Edition Summer Issues : They are shorter then the Regular Issues


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

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

Helen Harrison Gallery has a New Exhibition
Her Latest Exhibition was in the these Two Issues


WWW.STONESOUPGALLERY.COM 802 White St. 305-296-2080


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


by Alyson Crean
Key West Transit is looking for your help in prioritizing improvements for its 10-year development plan. There will be two public workshops where the community can come and let the City know their vision for the future of public transportation in Key West. The first will be held on Tuesday, May 28th from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.; the second is on Wednesday May 29th from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Both will be held in front of the Publix Super Market at Key Plaza on North Roosevelt Blvd. Come help shape the future of our community!
The May 27th Issue will have as Our Lead Feature (An Annual Tradition for the Last Issue of the Magazine before Summer Hiatus) The City of KWPD and MCSO 2019 Memorial Ceremony for Fallen Officers.

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

Grand Re-Opening Celebration Last Month

Former Gallery Mates at Stone Soup ; JH Allen.. The Feature on this event was in a few of these Issues Below : 


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


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.  

Eric Anfinson

Michel Delgado

Editors Note : You Must visit this Gallery ; there are Great Artists that Hang Year Round ; Just a Few : Wyland, Michael Cheval, David Wight ( Glass Sculptures) & Stephen Muldoon; as well as some Special Exhibitions


Rebecca Tomlinson (Artistic Managing Director  305-587-8961) sends Summer Regards and Tell Us :
The Pride, by Alexi Kaye Campbell. June 4-6 at 7pm at The Studios of Key West. This award winning drama juxtaposes two storylines set 50 years apart. Sexuality. Personal Identity. The lies people tell in an effort to live an authentic life. Directed by Rebecca Tomlinson. Featuring Daniel Bochlas, Aaron Duclos, Martha Hooten, and Ross Pipkin. Adult themes. Explicit language. Three nights only!  Tickets at


WWW.INSTITUTOSANCARLOS.ORG 516 Duval St. 305-294-3887 


Jacqueline , Maestra Sebrina and the Entire Staff and Musicians wish our Readers a Relaxing Spring and Summer and they already have many EXCELLENT Concerts Lined up for the 2019 / 2020 Season


 1511 Truman Ave. 305-294-4004. 

WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241


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


We now Continue with the Art Exhibition from Mark Yeoman at Mangia-Mangia


Their Event Pages


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)

One Mystery Fest Key West Guest Will Nab Cameo Role in Next Gray Basnight Novel
Organizers of the upcoming Mystery Fest Key West have announced that one Fest guest will walk into the pages of a new novel by Gray Basnight, author of "Shadows in the Fire," "The Cop with the Pink Pistol," and most recently, "Flight of the Fox," an "electrifying, propulsive and timely thriller" that one reviewer has called "worthy of Robert Ludlum."
All who are registered for the Fest by midnight June 1 will be entered to win a cameo "character placement" role in the author's next release, a sequel to "Flight of the Fox," expected in 2020 from Down & Out Books


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

"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. 

Many Close Up Photos of the Postcards in the May 27th Issue ; Of course No Need to Wait ; Visit the Custom House; Open 7 Days a Week; and also check out the "You Don't Know Dick : The Lesser Known ( Earlier Works) of Richard Peter Matson) Up until July 7


"Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow
Due to Time and Space Constraints we will have this Weekly Feature Next in the May 27th. Issue.
Thanks Peter


The Ocean is Calling! Reef Relief Summer Coral Camp Registration is Now Open.

Summer Coral Camp is Almost Here. Reserve Your Spot Today!
(Key West) Summer Coral Camp for Kids is only two weeks away and spots are filling up quickly! 6-12 year old youths will have the chance to explore and learn about our surrounding marine environment through exciting educational activities at the Reef Relief Environmental Center in Key West. Each fun-packed day, campers experience hands-on-learning, interactive games and outdoor activities.  Activities include science and art projects, field trips around Key West, and four days of snorkeling in the back country and at barrier reef. 
The first week of Summer Break Coral Camp starts June 3. There are 9 sessions of camp throughout the summer.  Each one-week session is limited to 25 campers. Coral Camp runs Monday through Friday from 8:30am- 4:30pm.  Camp fees are $225 per child per week.  
Sponsors for Coral Camp include: Fury Water Adventures, Danger Charters, Barefoot Billy's, Captains Corner Dive Center, Sebago Water Sports and The Key West Aquarium. 
Reef Relief is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving and protecting our coral reef ecosystem.
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. 

ALSO our recent fundraiser hosted by Ocean Key Resort and Spa and the Sunset Social Drinking Club with the Sunset Pier Free Concert Series benefiting Reef Relief.


 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

Here is a Video Link about "Car Free Key West & One Spot that they just added more Bike Racks
May is National Bike Week
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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
Florida Keys Guitar Summit
Key West Summer Stage

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 27th. 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.

3428 N. Roosevelt Ave.

Due to Space and Time Constraints this Issue (May 20) won't have any New Feature Link Updates to the Blue Paper; Of course simply click the website to  see ALL the New Articles-Photos-& Videos

This Excellent On-Line Newspaper / Magazine has Hundreds of Local News Features-Photo-Videos and Fantastic Investigative Reporting. Here are 6 more Recent Features : Deputy David Brummer Injured in Crash where he was hit from Behind (The Deputy is Expected to Fully Recover), Are Key Largo School Children at Risk with Poorly Marked School Zones, Their Weekly Section "What do you Think?", 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.


Thanks Jay , Barbara, Wyland and the Entire Crew at Wyland Gallery of Key West for the Year Round Features. To see the past few Issue Links with many additional Photos ; Click


Here are the 4 May Exhibitions 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.
Michel Delgado
Alaina Plowdrey
Jeane LaRance
"Mangoes Modern" by Jim Salem 24 X 24 Acrylic
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.
 BRIDGET BUNTING & The Youth Arts Fellowship Pilot Program ; Mentor Jimmy Wray

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


SKIPPER KRIPITZ and the Musicians that are appearing with him in the next few weeks Feature Continued
 The Jazz Happy Hours at the Gardens will be the perfect setting to reveal their softer, classic  jazz  repertoire, featuring many  timeless standards, in addition to a taste of their penchant for progressive pop, fusion, and latin jazz. The Crizzbeez are unique in Key West, for both their Pat Metheney-inspired, modern guitar jazz, and a Steely Dan- type, sophisticated pop sound.  Fronting the group, and featuring many of his original compositions, is Chris Burchard, on guitar. Rob DiStaci sings and plays keyboards,  Gary Rivenson on bass, & skippo on drums.  So, please join us on this Mother's Day,  for a memorable display of classic jazz standards, soul, brazilian, and funk-fusion, with the 'Crizzbees", at Kate Miano's  wondrous Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela st. (at corner of  Simonton. Call 294-2661 for additional details).
   Virgilio's on Tuesdays (Different Musician Configurations) @ 9pm for a more robust,  rocking Duval st. dance version of the band's sound.  Rob will cover Marvin Gaye, Jon Mayer,  Gladys Knight, Jon Cleary, Boz Scaggs, Steely Dan, & Sting tunes, amongst lots more funky,  soulful dance grooves.  Don't miss the dance band version of the CRZBs , appearing at Virgilio's on May 14th & 28th. [Virgilio's is located in back of La Trat restaurant, 524 Duval. Call 296-1075 for more info. ]


Set In Stone at Frangipani 
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!

Raku Creatures from Paola Effio
(Acrylics & Resins) 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"


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


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. 

 305-293-7500 1100 Simonton St. 33040

 305-296-6196 1434 Kennedy Drive 33040

Note : The Dates are slightly out of order due to Updates
6/2 Songwriters Speakeasy Series : Brian Roberts, Jesse wagner,& Larry Smith

6/9 Slightly Stupid : How I spent my Summer Vacation Tour 2019 at Amphitheater

6/15 Piff The Magic Dragon

6/20 Brain Imbus : Miracles of the Mind

6/29 Comedy KW : The Summer Series

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 Steve Grand


     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, 6/2 Songwriters SpeakEasy,   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,     6/29 Comedy KW Summer Series,  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

The Rams Head Group acquired their sixth restaurant location on April 30th, 2019. The new restaurant is located in Key West, Florida.
Bill Muehlhauser, Rams Head founder and Key West resident of 10 years, is proud to announce the purchase. "We're excited to grow our base here in Key West and bring the best in Food, Fun, and Beer to our community".
The restaurant will continue to operate under its current name, Blue Macaw, until it transitions to Rams Head Southernmost Bar & Grill in early July 2019.
General Manager Corky Fertitta said, "We're looking forward to introducing Key West to what has made Rams Head restaurants so successful - good food, craft beer, and free local music". 
Rams Head Presents, the music and event booking division of the Rams Head Group, was recently awarded the management of the Key West Amphitheater at Truman Waterfront. "Rams Head prides itself on bringing national artists to its venues and creating memorable concert experiences for visitors and locals alike," said Muehlhauser. Rams Head and the City of Key West have begun discussions to solidify an operating contract and Rams Head hopes to bring 25 national shows to the venue each year in addition to community events.

Fordham and Dominion Brewing Company was founded at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, Maryland and has been brewing fine ales and lagers since 1995. Rams Head hopes to feature these craft brews as the foundation to their craft beer selection at Southernmost Bar & Grill. 
Rams Head Southernmost Bar & Grill grand opening date and time will be announced via social media and



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


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

Protect the Florida Keys Natural World

Honest Eco Offers Dolphin Watch Excursions on Electric Boats

TDC Photo Adventure Link Below
Paddlers Can Still Join In the Dragon Boat Races in the Florida Keys June 1

Minimal Regatta to Maximize Fun in Key West  May 26
Key Largo Original Music Festival May 16-19

Make sure to check out ALL the TDC Materials ; which Include Photo Galleries, Video, and Extensive Events and Information Materials. Great Job TDC Staff.

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

Author Talk

Author and environmental journalist Erik Reece will discuss his nonfiction book, "Utopia Drive: A Road Trip Through America's Most Radical Idea," on Wednesday, May 29th at 6:00pm, at the Key West Public Library, 700 Fleming St. Reece is also the author of "Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness," and "An American Gospel: On Family, History, and The Kingdom of God."   Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.  For more information, contact the library at 305-292-3595.


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

Cabaret ALL DATES ARE 5-7 PM
Jazz in the Gardens Every Sunday 5:30p-8p; The Best in Jazz with an Amazing Outdoor Setting

Meghan Clay can be found Entertaining at the Garden's Cabaret Every Week.

3rdAnnual 'Talk Derby To Me!' Benefit for the KWPD Mounted Unit : Both Horses were at the Gardens.  Great Kentucky Derby Attire.
All Proceeds went to help Fund the KWPD Mounted Unit.  This Issue  (May 20th.)  will have Part 2.  


Key West Art & Historical Society ArtCamp! at Fort East Martello offers weekly camp sessions for children 

Registration is open for this summer's ArtCamp! at Fort East Martello, a summer program for children ages 6-12 that celebrates Key West's rich artistic history and natural landscape over a series of ten, one-week sessions beginning June 3 and running through August 9.  Each camp theme is designed to get children thinking, moving, and making:  Archeology Camp (June 3-7), Claymation Camp (June 10-14),
Fossil Camp (June 17-21), Cinema Camp (June 24-28), , Art and Design Camp (July 1-5), Pirate Camp (July 8-12), Sci-Fi Camp (July 15-19), Wreckers Camp (July 22-26), Mario Sanchez Camp (July 29-August 2), and  Adventure Camp (August 5-9)

Sessions are led by Rick "Deadeye" Wheelus, Kevin Lisinksi, Crystal Smith, Giancarlo Espinosa, Jennifer Hernandez, Stephanie Jenkins, and Daisy Connolly, talented artists, teachers, and historians with extensive experience with children. Ancillary activities and excursions pertaining to specific sessions, including field trips to local museums and nearby beaches, parks, and gardens, highlight the abundant history and cultural assets of our islands while expanding students' knowledge of the local community. In addition to the weekly themed curriculum, campers also have the experience of exploring Fort East Martello, an enclosed Civil War-era fort stewarded by Key West Art & Historical Society, with time for natural, open-ended play, with outdoor play stations, water play, a dress-up area, giant blue building blocks and a Rigamajig from Imagination Playground. 

The camp, in operation for over thirty years, marks Key West Art & Historical Society's commitment to youth programming and educational initiatives that aim to inspire a greater sense of place and historical understanding about our island home.

ArtCamp! runs from 9:00AM to 4:00PM, Monday - Friday and is $200 per session for Society members, $225 for nonmembers. Included are all supplies and light snacks. Detailed descriptions of the ArtCamp! sessions along with registration information can be found at or call Director of Education Kristina Callaway at 305-295-6616, extension 115. Registration fills quickly.  Sign up now to secure your child's spot! 
Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island. 


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



 Purchase the Protect Our Reefs license plate for Florida drivers: WWW.MOTEREEFPLATE.COM .  I switched from my Panther Plate to the Save the Reef Plate. 
 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. 
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
Here are a few more Links to some of their Latest E-Mail Campaigns MOTE4-4

About leatherback sea turtles: Leatherback sea turtles are the largest of all sea turtle species. Leatherbacks are more deep-diving and migratory than other species of sea turtles, and the vast majority of leatherback nesting occurs on the east coast of Florida. Leatherback sea turtles are considered Vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), listed on the United States Endangered Species Act, and listed on Appendix 1 by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Learn more about leatherback sea turtles at 
Click MOTE5-8 for Complete E-mail Campaign discussing the rare Leatherback Nests

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

Here is the Menu Link 


Many Classes Available at TSKW Covering Many Categories of interest.. Here is the Link to the TSKW Website's Complete Class Schedule
Jan to End of May : "Slow Flow Yoga" with Cricket Desmarais in The Gallery at TSKW 
Once Again There are 4 Great Exhibitions Going On Now; and "Mango Madness" June 16-July 18


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

 The May 27th. Issue will have a few Photo Galleries from Mile Zero Inc.The 4th Annual Papio Kinetic + Art Bike Parade. Of course; If you go to their Website Now you can see ALL their Latest Photo Galleries and Other Links ( Like Their Extensive Calendar of Events)
Here is the Link to their Papio Photo Gallery




Books and Books at TSKW (Corner Simonton and Eaton)
Book signing
Join us from 11am to 1pm every Saturday to meet a new author.  
The Next Saturday Morning Signing 

    Thanks for Reading ; Have a Great Week; Ed

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