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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends January 13, 2020

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends
January 13, 2020

Pt. 3 of 3 "Vintage Photos from  the 1940s

"Lunch at the Conch Farm" by Nancy Henning  Oil, Palette with Knife
Part 3 of our Multi Part - Week feature from TSKW's Winter Member's Exhibition "Behind the Lines"

"Aerial Advance MN Viking Collection" Mixed Media on Paper 32 X 22

Part 2 of 2 The Art of Gary Welton at The Key West Gallery
Our Next Issue Jan. 20th will have Art from Last Weekends Visiting Artist at KWG  Luis Sottil


Primarily in St. Paul's Church Jan.19-25; but will also be Out and About Visiting / Blessing ( More Below )
Conch Revival Picnic 1/21 & Birdsey Exhibition 2/21-4/12

KWAHS has so many Events-Exhibitions-Classes.  (Many Sections from KWAHS Below)

TSKW : Carrie Newcomer Jan. 16 8PM

Part 3   : "Inventions from 1950-1979"

Part 1 "Vintage Photos of NYC in the 1890"

3/2 Karri Daley's Album Release Party

Feb 4 Joan Osborne

Updated Key West Theater Feature (More in Our Entertainment Section)

ENCORE FEATURE : The Gardens Hotel Sunday "Jazz in the Gardens"  Every Sunday Complimentary Of Course in their Gardens. The above Configuration was ESPECIALLY GREAT To Listen to and Watch.
  Claire Finley Bass, Rob DiStasi Keyboards, Chris Burchard Guitar, and Vocal / Drums Skipper Kripitz

(L) Michael Palmer Reception 1/13 for His 2 Week Exhibition at the GingerBread Square Gallery, (R) Oryan 1/23-26 Visits Wyland of Key West 

Lisa Grubb Exhibition Started Jan 2 at Salt Island Provisions Gallery. Left Lisa is with Owner / Gallery Curator Laura Richardson
Pt. 2 Salt Island Provisions Gallery : The Lisa Grubb Exhibition

Bahama Village Program of KW Presents the 5th Annual "Crooks Second Line Party" Jan. 26 More Below
Part 20 : 
Had Their Annual Classic Automobile Show at Morgan Memorial Park in Glen Cove LI NY & Featured Over 750 Cars. Just a Few More issues to Go. 

Michael & Allison sent over Info. on the many Events the Key West Library has in January : "Author Talk" from the Key West Public Library Opened the 2020 Season with Author Mark Powell "FireBird : A Novel" Last Week at 700 Fleming St.  ( We have a few Photos from the Opening). Cafe Con Libros Opens 2020 Season with Tom Corcoran Jan. 21, & "Jazz & The Civil Rights Movement" 1/30 +  (More Below) 


Alosugbe : A Journey Across Time by
Onajide Shabaka

Dollars & Dancers :Behind the Velvet Curtain by Donna Nadeau.

Stillness by Josefina Cavalina

Eddies by Jim Racchi

The Studios of Key West (TSKW) Had Four January 2020 Exhibitions for "First Thursday". We Covered ALL 4 ; Two Thursdays Ago and this Issue has Extensive Photo Coverage from ALL 4 Exhibitions Showing the Receptions and Art (More Below).. 

Impromptu Classical Concerts of Key West Always at St. Paul's Church Sunday Jan. 26, 2020 4-6PM More Below.

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


So Many Exhibitions at the KWAHS : Permanent and Temporary at their 4 Museums Custom House Museum, Lighthouse & Keepers Quarters, Fort East Martello Museum, and Tennessee Williams Museum.

Curator of the Tennessee Williams Museum Dennis Beaver is Conducting Tours PLUS TW Writing Contest & Submission for the event. (More Below in one of the KWAHS Sections)

Paradise Big Band Next Gig "Be Cool" January 26 at TWT (Must Attend)

AnnaMarie Giordano "Life Drawing Workshop" Every Tues. at Ft. East Martello 11a-2p (More Below)

 Collections Gallery on Stock Island & Their "Small Works" Exhibition  (More Below)

TDC's (Tourist Development Council) January 2020 "Keys Traveler" is Out ; with as Usual Many New Features. Above TDC has a Feature on a TV Show " Samantha Brown's "Places to Live" and Spotlights the Florida Keys. (More Below)


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends ; Going out to 8180 Weekly. 
January 13, 2020. Due to Time and Space Constraints We'll Skip Our Usual  Lead Tease Verbiage.  Of Course ; We Cover Key West Extensively and try Our Best to Feature ALL Events and Materials Sent to Us.  You'll Also Enjoy these Publications as Well : WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM , WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM , WWW.KONKLIFE.COM , WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM  , WWW.OUR-KEYS.COM , WWW.KEYSWEEKLY.COM  ,WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM (Many Sub-Menus) Inc. an Extensive Calendar of Events by Gracy + her WWW.SUNNYKEYWEST.COM where you can click Our Back Issues and Current Issue. More Below
 A Few More Links to Share that are usually in Our Lead Tease Verbiage :
WWW.SUNSETWATERSPORTSKEYWEST.COM Large Fleet of Water Sports Entertainment, Mangia-Mangia and their Non-Profit Group Dinners Giving Back to the Organizations : WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM , Shirrel Rhoades and his
WWW.KEYWESTBUTTERFLY.COM The Butterfly & Nature Conservatory (Words Can't Express the Experience). WWW.KEYWESTORTHOPEDICS.COM 
Of Course This Issue Has the Usual Large Amount of Art and This Issue has Part 4 of 4 from Our Photographic Exhibition "Vintage Photos from the 1940s" and Pt. 1 of "Vintage Photos of NYC in the 1890s", and Pt. 3 "Inventions from 1950-1979". Next week we'll start a New On-Line Photographic Exhibition; & Continue with "NYC" & "Inventions"

Thanks for Reading and Have an Outstanding Week & Happy New Year.  Ed. EK10@AOL.COM 954-448-4324 
WWW.SUNNYKEYWEST.COM for Current & Back Issues Of Our Magazine

Part 4

Boats Washed Ashore at Normandy Beach France

"Teens in NYC Protesting High School Dress Code"
More of Part 3 "Vintage Photos from the 1940s" Up Shortly

Part 3
"Outside the Lines" TSKW Annual Winter Member's Exhibition & Sale.  This Show Closed a few weeks ago..However as We do every Year; We'll Show ALL the Local Member's Works.

"Outside the Realm of Miramar" by Christine Cordone  WaterColor
"Natural Selection" by Jessica Webster  Acrylic

(L) The Studios of Key West Deconstructed" by Kathy Letarte  Acrylic on Canvas
(R) "Sunnyside of the Island" by Joanne Hassman Original Serigraph Handcrafted on Arches Archival Paper 

"Step Out of line : Vessel Series" by Lauren P McAloon  Torch Smoked Raku Ceramic, Steel, Brass & Golden Leaf
"Sitting Under the Burning Table" by Cindy Wynn  Steel

"Ocean Wave" by Dreya Ramos  Acrylic

Green Spaces in Between by Rachel Feinberg  Acrylic

"The Last Time I Saw Paris" by AnnaMarie Giordano  Acrylic on Canvas

More of the TSKW Winter's Member Show (Part 3) Up Shortly 


Pt. 2 Gary Welton : A Brilliant Artist ; And of course just like ALL the Artists at The Key West Gallery (World Class ; As Good as NYC, Monte Carlo, Paris Gallery)
Go to the Gallery's & Gary's Websites and Then Make Sure to Visit Sharon- Kellie-Katy-Ainslee & The Rest of the Art Experts. This Issue Features 4 of His Series : " Silk Connection" "Vogue Collection", "Sports", & "Nautical". Go to the January 6 Issue Link to see 25 Additional Works from 3 other Series

"Silk Connection" Series

"Purple Rain" Mixed Media on Silk 44 X 61

"Slay"  Mixed Media on Silk 30 X 40

"Eden" Mixed Media on Silk 44 x 60 

Red Dance  Mixed Media on Silk 30 X 40

"Vogue Collection" Series

"Bathers" Mixed Media on Paper 30 X 22

"Vogue" Mixed Media on Paper 30 X 22

"Runway" Mixed Media on Paper 30 X 24

"Show Girls" Mixed Media on Canvas 36 X 48

In 1 More Areas in this Issue; just a few pieces of Gary Welton's "Sports" and "Nautical" Series
Here are a Few Videos on Gary ; Look now or come back
"Artist Gary Welton Painter of Movement"

Sharon with Gary Welton


Sunday January 19-25 

Lucy Paige & Cricket Desmarais Sent Over some GREAT NEWS about One of Our Favorite Annual Events 

Tibetan Monks to Arrive in Key West featuring week-long celebration of culture and Buddhist teachings.
On Sunday, January 19 through Saturday, January 25, 2020, sponsor Tara Mandala Key West meditation group and host St. Paul's Episcopal Church invite the public to help celebrate the "2020 Sacred Arts Tour" at the church's 401 Duval Street location on the corner of Eaton Street. The seven-day Tibetan festival will be led by eight visiting Tibetan monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery-students of H.H. Dalai Lama- and includes noontime dharma talks, a Tibetan Marketplace, classes in the Tibetan Arts, varying music and dance demonstrations of Tibetan culture, and morning and afternoon blessings for the monk's week-long creation of a Medicine Buddha sand mandala for world healing, which will conclude with a procession down Simonton Street to the bayside ocean for a closing ceremony. 
The tour aims to spread the message of peace, loving kindness, wisdom, and compassion while sharing their traditional Tibetan arts and culture, and to raise support for their monastery in south India, where their traditions and culture are preserved. Community and personal arranged blessings by the monks are available. For more information, visit or email


WWW.GALLERYONGREENE.COM 606 Greene St. 305-294-1669


Claire Finley Bass, Rob DiStasi Keyboards, Chris Burchard Guitar, and Vocal / Drums Skipper Kripitz

A Few More Photos of the Band Up Shortly PLUS Complete Jazz in the Garden Schedule & Cabaret Schedule Further Down

Exhibition from Anthony Gomez at Effusion

WWW.EFFUSION.COM 701 Duval Street 305-735-4345

(L) Marilyn Monroe, (R) Pink Panther II

"Feeding the Birds" by McKenzie Thorpe 
"Meaty" Embellished Giclee

(L) Gracey Social Media Guru & Publisher , (C) Gallery Curator Brandie Sager, (R) Photographer & VideoGrapher and Social Media Guru GianCarlo Espinosa
You Must Visit this fairly New Gallery; A delightful diverse selection of Art


Part 1 "Vintage Photos of NYC" in 1890s

More of Pt. 1 "Vintage Photos of NYC in 1890s" Up Shortly

Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street
Key West, FL  33040

Author Talk - Mark Powell

Acclaimed novelist Mark Powell will talked about his new literary thriller, "Firebird," at the Key West Public Library LAST Tuesday.  Author Talk is Scheduled Many Tuesdays and Look in this Section for Schedule of  This free event that is open to the public and books are available for purchase from the Author.  For more information contact the library at 305-292-3595.  The library is located at 700 Fleming St.

Mark Powell has been called the "best Appalachian novelist of his generation" by Ron Rash, and a writer "on the verge of greatness" by Pat Conroy. He is the author of six novels, including "Small Treasons" (Simon & Schuster, 2017), and "The Sheltering" (Story River, 2014). Powell has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Breadloaf and Sewanee Writers' Conferences, and in 2014 was a Fulbright Fellow to Slovakia. He holds degrees from Yale Divinity School, the University of South Carolina, and the Citadel. He lives in the mountains of North Carolina where he teaches at Appalachian State University.

MICHAEL NELSON & ALLISON RICH Sent over Materials from the Library for their January Events. 
Jan 21 10:30 AM Cafe Con Libros Series : Tom Corcoran
Jan 24 11am : Navigating Family Search : A Genealogy Workshop (Free & Open to the public) ; Limited Seating.
Jan. 28 10:30a  Cafe Con Libros : Singer-Songwriter Kyle Carey

Jan 30 4pm : Jazz & the Civil Rights Movement (Performance & Lecture)
I will try to Keep an Updated Schedule of events from Michael and Allison; Of course go to their FB and Wedbsite URLs.


WWW.WATERFRONTPLAYHOUSE.ORG  401 Wall Street 305-294-5015
January 16-Feb 1


 Florida Keys Council of the Arts: 2020 Members Show "Trees of the Keys" WWW.KEYSARTS.COM 1110 Simonton St. (Gato Cigar Bld.) 305-295-4369.

 "The Trees of the Keys"
Exhibition Currently Hanging Until Jan 30
We Featured ALL the Works from this Exhibition.  Go to the Entire Issue Links Section  (Further Down) and click the 4 Issues (from Dec.2) and You'll see ALL the Works from this show. Better Yet Go in Person to the Gato Bld. 1110 Simonton

Florida Keys Council of the Arts: 2020 Upper Keys Members Art Show "Flora and Fauna"
The Florida Keys Council of the Arts is proud to announce our 2020 Upper Keys Members Show, "Small Works: Flora and Fauna". The Opening Reception was held LAST Saturday at the Key Largo Library, 101485 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo.. The exhibition will remain on display through January 29, 2020. This show encourages artists to celebrate the magnificent flora and fauna of the fabulous Florida Keys.  This Upper Keys Arts Council Member's Show at Key Largo Library supports the Art in Public Buildings program which offers an alternate space for artists to display their work.  The Florida Keys Council of the Arts supports visual, literary and performing artists and cultural organizations throughout the Keys with several grant programs and scholarships.  We connect artists to each other and to their audiences. Contact the Arts Council at 305-295-4369 with any questions.  Please join or renew your membership today. Visit or call 305-296-4369.
Painting Above "Pink in the Wild", Oil Painting by Claudia Moriarty

WWW.MARATHONTHEATER.COM  5101 OverSeas Hwy. Marathon  305-743-0994

 Julie Joyce sends New Years Greetings from a far away Land : Marathon.  Her One Woman Show in the Main Gallery of the Marathon Community Theater during their January Production of "Four Old Broads".  50 framed pieces for "The Journey of an Artist".  Also My MEET THE ARTIST DAY on Thursday, January 30th. Lots of cards, Prints and Smaller Framed Pieces that day!. please stop by and also Catch the Production.


Part 3 :We Continue with "Outside the Lines" from TSKW

Part 3 : More "Behind the Lines" TSKW Member's Winter Exhibition in this Issue This exhibition Closed A Few Weeks ago. We Always Put in the Magazine ALL the Works from this Annual Exhibition : So We'll have a few more Weeks presenting these Local Artist's Works.  Up Next ; Our Final Part of the Gary Welton Exhibition at The Key West Gallery

"Summer Visa" by Mary Yardley  Gouache & WaterColor

"Beyond the Contours" by E. Rickert  Airbrush, Gouache & Colored Pencil

(L) "Montana Time" by Girl George  Beads , Ebroidery, African Kazuki Beads
(R) "Jelly Fish I" by Drew Eymann  Pastel on Wood


We Continue with Part 1 of "Vintage Photos of NYC in 1890s" Up Shortly but First

We Continue with our Gary Welton Feature

"Sports" Series

Valhalla Star Map  MN Viking Collection  Acrylic on Canvas 76 X 291

Celestial BattleGround MN Viking Collection Mixed Media on Canvas  48 X 72

Untitled  MN Viking Collection Mixed Media on Paper  15 X 22

"Golfer"  Oil & Charcoal on Paper 15 X 42

"Pitcher"  Oil & Charcoal on Paper 15 X 35

"Nautical" Series

"Florida Reefs"  Mixed Media on Canvas  30 X 48

"Adriatic" Mixed Media on Canvas  40 X 30

"Golf on Genoa"  Mixed Media on Canvas  30 X 40

"Caribbean" Mixed Media on Canvas  30 X 40
Outstanding ; Thanks KWG and Gary Welton.  It was nice to do a Stand Alone Gary Welton On-Line Exhibition; since most of the time the KWG schedules both Bill Mack & Gary Welton to Appear and Hang Together (Which Of Course is Always a Treat).


Jane Washburn's Next Exhibition is at GingerBread Square Gallery January 27, 2020 (Stay Tuned)

January 13 ; Michael Palmer
1/27 Jane Washburn and Chris Calivas
February 10 Nyla Witmore
2/24 Pam Folsom and Todd Bonita
March 9 Eric Anfinson and Gabriella Fiabane
3/23 Rebecca Bennett, Janet Mueller, & John Whitney




WWW.COFFEEMILLDANCE.COM 804 White St. 305-296-9982


Environmental Center & Headquarters 631 Greene St. 305-294-3100 
( A MUST TO VISIT : Next to the Brewery)
PO Box 430 KW, Fla, 33041
Fax : 305-293-9519


Principle Host of the 2019 KWFF The Tropic Cinema

Our December 30 Issue had a Feature showing ALL the Art in their Current Exhibition. Click this Link to See : . Of Course ; we'll Bring You the next Exhibition. Next time you go to the Tropic Be Sure to Check Out the Gallery.


Part 20 of Our 750 Classic Car Show from Gold Coast Cruisers Up Next But First 

Dee Dee Green Reminds Us :

Join us every Friday morning at 8:00am as we Plog the Keys. Each week we will clean up a new location. Let us know if there is an area you want us to clean up. Your help makes a huge difference. Hope to see you there! This week meet us at the corner of Duval and Front Street!

Join us every Friday morning at 8:00am as we Plog the Keys. Each week we will clean up a new location. Let us know if there is an area you want us to clean up. Your help makes a huge difference. Hope to see you there! This week meet us at the corner of Duval and Front Street! Click LINK1 for additional Info..

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


Part 20
Pres. Don

More Gold Coast Cruisers (Part 20) 750 Car Exhibition at Morgan Memorial Park in Glen Cove LI NY Up Shortly

We Continue with Part 4

Our Final Few Photos from Our 3 Part Series "Vintage Photos from the 1940s Up Shortly

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

Our December 23rd. Issue had the 2019 "Parade of Paws". Here is the Link to See the Feature

January Walk on White Jan 16 6-8PM

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

The January 20th. Issue will have coverage of the January "Walk on White"; also Hosting the January "Walk on White" is Shade Ceramics and Shutter Photography" , "Stone Soup Gallery", and "Coffee Mill Dance Studio", I believe a New "Butcher Shop" on White is also Hosting...We'll have more Info. on this new Shop in the January 20th. Issue...


We Continue with Part 1 of Vintage Photos of NYC from 1890s

Our January 20, 2020 Issue will have Many Additional Photos in Part 2 of "Vintage Photos of NYC in the 1890s"

. Current Exhibition Features Richard "Dick" Matson. JH Allen coming in February. 



"Pepe's Cafe by Deborah J. Moore  WaterColor

Year Round Display of "Key West Cottages" Made from Cigar Boxes by Jonathan  Hoenscheidt
Look for the JH Allen Exhibition coming in February

533 Eaton Street (Corner Simonton) 305-320-0208
Emily Berg tells us that they will resume with Guest Author's Events in February. Great Job with the Many Author Events you had in 2019.  PS ; Your Large Banner in the Exhibition "Literary History of Key West" at The Custom House was Way Cool.


Maestra Alfonso

5901 College Rd 33040
MASTERWORKS II January 15. 2020 7-9:3:45PM
Borenstein Concerto OP 60
Featuring Violinist Irmina Tynkos  Symphony #6

Masterworks II is a feat of two powerful, strikingly beautiful and inspiring musical masterpieces! The first highlight of the evening is Anton Bruckner's 
Symphony No. 6, known for its dynamism, astonishing rhythmic invention and subtlety. Also on the program is Nimrod Borenstein's 
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, a glorious display of unique orchestral colors, featuring accomplished violinist Irmina Trynkos. A British-French-Israeli contemporary musician and an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, Borenstein is considered a leading composer of his generation, whose music is a "high-compression sound-world in which melodic and rhythmic ideas create a multi-layered frisson of hyper-activity." (BBC Music Magazine). Opening the program is 
Upon An Ocean, a world premiere by American pianist/composer Lisa Nardi.


Now : Part 3 Inventions from 1950- 1979. Up Next New Reads from WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM 




Part 4 of "Inventions from 1950 -1979" in the January 20th. Issue


3 New Reads for the New Year

Go to Above website for ALL the details on how to Order ; as well as view Hundreds of Additional WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM
Many PaperBack Versions of the E-Books Also Available.  Most E-Books are $2.99 & $3.99 and Most are also Available in PaperBack. 


WWW.DAILYPLAN-IT.COM 305-731-5780 and 
Next January 12 & 26

Enjoy bloody's, mimosas along with a full bar from Great Events Catering, coffee, smoothies, natural juices and cut fruit, multiple food trucks and stalls offering eat-here or take-away. Shop a curated outdoor market offering fine crafts, art and jewelry from talented Florida Keys makers. Stock your pantry and fridge with fresh produce, artisan cheeses, local seafood, honey, pickles and so much more. Listen to awesome local musicians including Mary Spear and Less Dudley at 10 a.m. then Myshell and Brian Fields from noon till close. Catch The X Key West radio show live, support our featured charity, Little Pink Houses of Hope, get a chair massage and meet celebrity authors from the Key West Writers Guild.
The market is conveniently located close to the Higgs Beach Dog Park, free West Martello Tower botanical gardens, White Street Pier and of course, the alluring Atlantic ocean across the street at Higgs Beach. Open 10 am to 2 pm every other Sunday in season, by locals, for locals.  
Free entry, free parking. Please BYOB (bring your own bags).

Email to become a vendor or register here ==>
And Every Thursday at The Truman Waterfront Park is Key West Farmers Market 10am-2:30pm

Due to Time Constraints we'll Push Back until Jan. 20 "Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow 

Peter's Photos are also found in WWW.KONKLIFE.COM Publications On-Line and Hard Copy


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

Karen Beauprie WaterColor Classes 10a-1pm Jan 7, 14, 21 & 28
Gouache with Priscilla Coote Jan. 11 & 18 9:30a-1p.
Jan 25 & 26 The Annual Arts & Crafts Show 10a-5pm


We Continue with Part 4 of the "Amazing Photos from the 1940s

How Green Was My Valley

That Concludes the 3 Week Feature of "Amazing Vintage Photos From the 40s" 

Native Plants for Sale at the Key West Tropical Forest

Docent Guided Tour Offered at Locals Free Sunday
at the Key West Tropical Forest
 The first Sunday of the month is designated as "Locals Free" day at the Key West Tropical Forest, 5210 College Road on Stock Island   "A special docent-guided tour is available this day at 11 a.m. with a $5 donation to the Garden's Programs for Kids at 11 a.m."   
The Garden is open 10am to 4pm.  Members always have free entrance and dogs are always welcome. Visit the Forest to experience the biodiversity of plant and animal life and see how it functions as a sanctuary for an endangered ecosystem.  Bring your lunch and picnic in the Courtyard by the waterfall.  The Forest has free Wi-Fi and is handicapped accessible.
For more information call 305-296-1504 or visit


Zazoo Fine Art & Photographic Gallery Up Next But First We Continue with Two Sunday's Ago Jazz in the Garden. The "Jazz in the Gardens"  Every Sunday for the Next 4 or 5 Months.. Partial Schedule of Band Configurations are in the Weekly Section of the Gardens Hotel ( Along with their 7 Days a Week Cabaret Schedule) Further Down in This Issue. Below was the Great Configuration on Dec 30th. Claire Finley Bass, Rob DiStasi Keyboards, Chris Burchard Guitar, and Vocal / Drums Skipper Kripitz

Complete January Schedule for Cabaret and Sunday Jazz in their Weekly Section.

The January 20 Issue will have Additional Offerings from New Inventory; Due to Time and Space Constraints was not able to Insert Anything Anything that Jason and James Sent Over


Part 2 of Inventions From 1950 to 1979 Up Next but First

305-296-0458 533 Eaton St.

"First Thursday" January 2, 2010 TSKW Presented the Opening of Four January Exhibitions (Jan 2-30)
Here are the names of the 4 January Exhibitions at The Studios of Key West

A Sneak Preview of our Extensive Photo Coverage of ALL 4 Exhibitions in the Jan. 13th. Issue Below


 Sanger Gallery


STILLNESS by Josefina Cavalina  Zabar Project Gallery
EDDIES BY JIM RACCHI Zabar Lobby Gallery

Hit LINK1 for the E-Mail Campaign on this Series of Events & Complete Schedule
Here are ALL 4 of the January Exhibitions at TSKW
"Alosugbe : A Journey Across Time" by Artist Onajide Shabaka
Artist : Onajide Shabaka ( Immediate Left) with Sponsors  Stanley & Judith Zabar, and Immediate Right Jed Dodds Executive Director of TSKW
Plantage Katijk  2016

"Toward the Sea A River Flows" from Onajide Shabaka
Dollars and Dancers by Donna Nadeau

"The Rules" Painting Below.  Editor's Note : This Extremely Interesting and Insightful Exhibition by Ms. Nadeau also Hangs with a Explanation for each Painting.  Example "The Rules" is Just that : A New Hire Reading the House Rules.
"My Boots"

Stillness by Josefina Cavalina
Stillness #5

Eddies by Jim Racchi

Haitian Mama


Stairway to Heaven



WWW.FKSPCA.ORG 5230 College Rd. 305-296-1504
Did you know that the Florida Keys SPCA is an independent non-profit organization? We are not affiliated with any national organization (such as the ASPCA) and therefore receive no funding from those organizations.

We rely on your tax-deductible donations to consistently provide high-quality care for the animals at our shelter while they wait for a new home.
Our Clinic provides Spay & Neuter services for the community and soon to offer Wellness Clinics for local pets as well.  For more information contact us at (305) 294-4857 or  We appreciate all your love for our animals and their care!



 TALLEY'S FOLLY Jan. 15-18

WWII is drawing to a close. In an abandoned boathouse, a Jewish immigrant woos a southern belle in this beguiling and poignant play about second chances. Winner of both the 1980 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award. Directed by Mathias Maloff. Featuring Lauren Thompson and Ross Pipkin. Limited Seating.

"Mr. Wilson is one of our most gifted playwrights, a dramatist who deals perceptively with definably American themes. TALLEY'S FOLLY is a play to savor and cheer." -NY Times.

"A funny, sweet, touching, and marvelously contrived love poem for an apple from an orange." -NY Post


January 16 Carrie Newcomer  8PM

Carrie Newcomer is a singer-songwriter, poet and author at the intersection of folk, Americana and progressive spirituality. She's described as a "prairie mystic" by the Boston Globe and one who asks "all the right questions" by Rolling Stone.

WWW.TSKW.ORG 305-296-0458 533 Eaton St.
To see ALL the Current and Future Exhibitions at TSKW Click Exhibition Link from their Website
The Annual "TSKW Winter's Member Exhibition : Outside the Lines" Closed a Few weeks Ago and we'll continue to Feature ALL  the Members Works in the Next Few Issues.

Up Shortly More of
Part 20
Pres. Don


As We do on a Regular Basis : We Feature Some of the Many Performers that Devote Much Time in Playing for the Many Non-Profit Fund Raising Organizations. Leading the Way is Skipper Kripitz and his "Band' of Merry Performers

Due to Space Constraints ; the Rest of the Musician's Schedules are at the Very End of this Issue ; Right after the Extensive Listings of Art Galleries


MCSO Animal Farm 5501 College Rd. 305-293-7300

Next Open :  Sunday 26 1-3pm


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

 Here is the Exhibition Page in the KWAHS Website that will give you Detailed Extensive Information on ALL the Current & Year Round Exhibitions 
Upcoming Exhibitions
The 4 Listed Right Now
"Literary History of Key West" Nov. 1-Feb 9, 2020
"Key West Collects : Our Community Treasures" Nov. 22 - Jan. 5, 2020
"From a Woman's Hand" Jan. 17- March 22
"Sanford Birdsey A Retrospective" Feb. 21 - April 22, 2020
To see the Last Two Issues that Featured "Key West Collects" (Just Closed) and the "Literary History of KW"  (Open Until 2/2)

There are Many Sections in This Issue Devoting Much Space to Upcoming KWAHS Events /Exhibitions / Classes.  Up Shortly : 3 Additional Areas (Features) for : The Fourth Annual Conch Revival Picnic at KW Lighthouse & Keepers Quarters Tues. Jan. 21, Crooks Second Line Set To Party Down Duval Street Sunday Jan. 26, & Sanford Birdsey Exhibition : "A Retrospective" 2/21-4/12


NOW DENNIS BEAVER CURATOR OF THE TENNESSEE WILLIAMS MUSEUM Starting Curator Tours in January + TW Writing Contests & Submissions.

 Tennessee Williams Museum to offer monthly first Sunday curator tours; free entry for locals
 The Tennessee Williams Museum, located at 513 Truman Avenue, will offer a series of tours led by Museum Curator Dennis Beaver starting Sunday, January 5 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm. The January tour will focus on the premiere of "The Rose Tattoo," William's classic film based on his Tony Award-winning Broadway play of the same name and which debuted at the San Carlos Institute on January 19, 1956.
"Williams wrote both the play and the screenplay and oversaw the making of the film in Key West while living at his home on Duncan Street in the early 1950s," says Beaver. "He said he could write anywhere but he could write best in Key West."  The award-winning museum is already a destination for Tennessee Williams enthusiasts and scholars, with an impressive collection of Williams' memorabilia and literary artifacts that help keep alive the importance of his legacy and the impact of the literary icon who made Key West his home from 1949 until his death in 1983. 
Displays include artist Jane Rohrschneider-Carper's model of the playwright's Duncan Street home, first edition plays and books, images from the late local photographer Don Pinder, and a new collection of photographs featuring Williams and celebrities of his era, many of whom were featured in his film and theater productions. 
"We especially hope to raise awareness in our local community of the many contributions made by this literary giant to the city of Key West and Monroe County," says Beaver. "His choice of having a home in our city on Duncan Street for thirty-four years helped to make Key West the cultural and literary destination it is today." 
Key West Art & Historical Society honors locals the first Sunday of every month with free admission to the museum and three other properties under its stewardship-the Custom House Museum, Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters, and Fort East Martello Museum. A merger with the Society in 2017 supports the exhibit and a continuing full roster of writing and painting contests, film forums, and the annual Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration every March. Subsequent Tennessee Williams Museum curator tours will be Sunday, February 2 and Sunday, March 1, both from 2:00pm - 3:00pm.
The Tennessee Williams Museum on 513 Truman Avenue is open daily for self-guided tours 9:30am-4:30pm daily. Formore information, contact Key West Art & Historical Society at 305-295-6616 or visit WWW.KWAHS.ORG.  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island.
PLUS Tennessee Williams Writing Contests & Submission

Additionally, Key West Art & Historical Society invites poets and writers to submit original works for the 2020 Poetry and Short Story writing contests - components of the annual Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration held each March in honor of the great American writer. All poems and stories must reference "The Women of Tennessee Williams," which can be loosely interpreted. Cost is $20 per submission and is limited to one poem and/or one short story per person. The first-place winner will be awarded $200 and the second-place winner $100 for each contest. Submissions will be accepted through March 8, 2020. For full contest information, guidelines, and a submission link visit KWAHS.ORG and click on 'tickets.'

 830 Fleming St. 305-517-6088

Part 2 of the Lisa Grubb Exhibition Hanging ALL of January

Colorful New York artist Lisa Grubb 
            After a few years away from the island, former Key West resident artist Lisa Grubb made her triumphant return to the Key West gallery scene this month. For the month of January, SALT Gallery (830 Fleming St.) is featuring a new collection of Grubb's vivid paintings. 
            Grubb moved to Key West after spotting the island on a map one day in the local library. "It was so far away from any mainland, I was drawn to go there," she explains. "I moved to Key West after college and fell in love with the tropical environment. I felt like I had found paradise. Most everyone rode bicycles, the retail stores only went about half way up Duval Street and there were no 'chain' stores, only small boutiques. It was a combination of fisherman, hippies, artists living a very relaxed, bohemian lifestyle which suited me very well! I fell in love with it instantly."
            Grubb started her artistic career in Key West by painting on T-shirts and selling her designs at Mallory Square. After painting and living on the island for a number of years, she moved back to New York City. "I always love visiting Key West!" she says. "It holds a special place in my heart!"
            Grubb, who is self-taught, is a pop artist with a very distinctive style. She's known for her irresistible characters and vibrant colors. Her paintings are bursting with energy, as if they just jumped out of some fantastic place to brighten our lives. The artist's sun-ripened palette features tangerine, turquoise, crimson, royal blue, yellow and spring green in offbeat color combinations. With elements of pop art and na├»ve art, Grubb's work combines playfulness and sophisticated humor.
            Grubb is the creator of Happy Dog and has written and illustrated two children's books, "Happy Dog!" and "Happy Dog Sizzles!" both published by Philomel Books, a division of Penguin Putnam. "I've always loved all animals and creatures, but dogs are especially close to my heart," she says. "In the early '80s, when I lived in Key West, there used to be a pack of dogs that traveled and slept around town together. Whenever I saw them, I would always say, 'Hey, hello Happy Dogs,' it was then that I started painting a big, blue dog and called it 'Happy Dog.'"
            Grubb's paintings have been shown in numerous galleries from New York's Soho, the Hamptons, Key West, Cape Cod and Germany. Grubb's customers are worldwide. Many of her paintings have found homes in Europe, Japan, Australia, Canada and beyond.  You can view Grubb's work year-round at The Happy Dog Gallery in Piermont, NY which is located on the Hudson River about 30 miles north of New York City.
            You can also see Lisa's work on the 3-ton slabs of the Berlin Wall. She was honored to be asked to paint two slabs of the wall and bring color, energy and positivity to that canvas. They were transported from the warehouse where she painted them to Checkpoint Charlie, where they stood for several years for visitors from around the world to view.
"My paintings are big, colorful, vibrant and they make people feel good when they look at them," Grubb says. "They are fun images executed with fine art quality. As you look closer, you discover the detail that makes up all the abstract patterns of design which enhances the subject matter. I like watching people's expressions as they look at my art. Their eyes widen and they begin to smile - and that makes me feel good inside."
            "We are so delighted to have the effervescent Lisa Grubb back in Key West and especially at SALT!" says gallery owner Laura Richardson. "Her paintings are colorful, fun and alive. You can't help but smile when you look at her work, and that's exactly how we want to kick off the new year - with joy and brightness. We can't wait to share that joy with the rest of Key West."
SALT Gallery features an eclectic collection of local art, local sea salts, jewelry, pottery, wine and Florida Keys honey. Gallery owners Maria Sharpe and Laura Richardson feature a new artist each month at SALT. Grubb's work will remain on display until Jan. 31. For more information, call 305-517-6088 or visit

Professor Ann Lorraine Labriola Dir. of Ceramic Arts at the College Stops by to Visit Lisa.. The Professor tells us that Mud Pi is on Again March 25 6 to 8 and to watch for Upcoming Materials
Owner & Curator Laura Richardson with her Crew at Salt


United & White St.
This weekly Feature is Written by Alyson Crean; and ALL Photographs are from Alyson
Monroe County ranks in the top 25 counties in the state for traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists. In an effort to protect the safety of these most vulnerable road users, the Key West Police Department will conduct High Visibility Enforcement Details (HVE) during the period of October 9 through May 15, 2020 in the following locations: North Roosevelt Boulevard from 1st Street to Toppino Drive,Truman Avenue from Windsor Street to Eisenhower Drive, Eaton Street from Elizabeth Street to White Street, Whitehead Street from South Street to Fleming Street and North Roosevelt Boulevard from 17th Street to Flagler Avenue.

These areas are over-represented in traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists.
HVE details are funded through a contract with the University of North Florida in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation's focused initiative to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The goal of this enforcement effort is to increase awareness of and compliance with traffic laws that protect the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists.
Enforcement efforts will focus primarily on education to drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. However, violations may result in warnings or citations depending on the circumstances.
Remember:Drivers, obey speed limits, never drive impaired, and always watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. Bicyclists, obey traffic laws, ride in the direction of traffic, and use lights when riding at night.Pedestrians, cross in crosswalks or at intersections, obey pedestrian signals, and make sure you are visible to drivers when walking at night.

If you've ever wondered what it's like to be a Key West Police Officer, now's your chance! The Key West Police Department is convening its Citizen's Police Academy, beginning on January 29th.  Classes are held every Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. for 10 weeks.
The Citizen's Police Academy offers hands-on experience, placing participants in the shoes of a Key West Police Officer to better understand what it's like to be a law enforcement officer. You'll learn how a crime scene is unraveled and find out how our detectives tackle crime. You'll meet our K9 and mounted units and learn why each is essential for addressing the needs of our community. You'll learn about the tools available to police to keep our residents and visitors safe. In addition, participants are paired with on-duty officers and ride with them during their shift. This first-hand experience shows just how complex a job it is maintaining the peace and public safety of this island city. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. Applications are available on the City's web site at www.cityofkeywest-fl-gov. For more information, or to reserve a seat, call Lt. Joe Tripp at 305-809-1027.
Officers Janeth Del Cid and Derek Wallis serving as part of the Department's Bicycle Unit.

Plogging the Keys is a Keep Key West Beautiful program funded through the City's Utility Department. Every Friday morning volunteers meet our Solid Waste Coordinator Dee Dee Green at different locations from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. and help clean up that area by picking up litter and targeting cigarette butts for a special recycling program.  Some upcoming dates include: December 20th: 3228 Flagler (at the Dion's) 8 a.m.. December 27th: Duval Street at corner of Front and Duval 8 a.m.. January 3rd: White Street Pier 8 a.m.. January 10th: Eaton Street, in front of Restaurant Store 8 a.m.
For more information browse to the Plogging the Keys Facebook page or contact Dee Dee Green at 305-809-3776/
In Above photo: The Key West Parrothead Club helping clean up Key West!

Curator : Karen Wray
SMALL WORKS@Collections Gallery on Stock Island. Opening Sat & Sunday Jan 11th&12th, 11-4(Opens in conjunction with 2nd Saturday, Stock Island Art Stroll). New show monthly throughout season.
Gallery is OPEN Saturdays & Sundays 11-4 & by appt.. Collections, Key West - 6810 Front St, Stock Island (down the dock from the Hogfish). 305 923 4778


Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street
Key West, FL  33040

We Continue with 
Part 20
Pres. Don

Part 20: WWW.GOLDCOATCRUISERS.ORG  Glen Cove LI NY Gold Coast Cruiser Show with 750 Cars

Up Shortly A Few more of Part 20 Classic Cars from the 750 Car Exhibition at Morgan Memorial Park in Glen Cove LI NY held during 2019 Summer.

1100 Atlantic Blvd.  305-294-3210, 914-393-2358


Tuesdays 11am-2pm
Jan. 7th at the Fort East Martello near the airport. 11 am-2 pm $25 for 3 hours to give your mind a healthy relaxing break and draw from a live model. All levels and mediums are welcome. Materials can be purchased in class if needed. Come early to set up. Space is limited in season and we start drawing at 11. Drive past the main entrance and keep right to the back of the forts grass parking lot.


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Photo : Carol Tedesco

Carol Tedesco & Cricket Desmarais Send regards and Tell Us :  Edible history continues with Fourth Annual Conch Revival Picnic at Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters Museum
The Key West Art & Historical Society, Great Events Catering, and Isle Cook Key West team up to present the fourth annual Conch Revival Picnic, an informal Conch heritage dinner prepared by acclaimed chefs Martha Hubbard and Dave Furman featuring a variety of classic Key West/Conch recipes set to take place on Tuesday, January 21 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm on the grounds of the Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters.
Visit KWAHS.ORG to purchase your ticket-$45 for Members, $55 for Non-members, kids under 12 are free.  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island. 

Up in a Few Features :  Info. on the Sandford Birdsey Exhibition & Reception, & 5th Annual Crooks Second Line,


Annual Meeting Thursday January 30th, 6pm at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
The 2020 Annual Meeting will feature Jon Rizzo of the National Weather Service. His talk will review the 2019 storm season and give us better insights to hurricane forecasting. We will also wrap up the 2019 year with a review of Last Stand activities and election of new board members.

 WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM 900 Southard Street 305-294-2469
MANGIA MANGIA's Season of Helping Out the Deserving Non Profits with their Dinner Plans. Heather and  Michael send Regards and tells us :
Yes, we have already started our events for non-profits and giving 30% off to locals.  Editor's note : A Great Way to Give Your Organization Some Funds with a Peaceful / Relaxing Group Dinner for Friends, Family and Associates ; and as We ALL Know ; Excellent Food..Sit in their Backyard or enjoy Dinner in their Spacious Dinning Room.  ( More Below)









Steve Harlan Jan. 9-12  Thur. 6-10p, ALL Other Times Noon to Close
Oryan : Jan 23-26 Thur. 6-10p, ALL Other Times Noon to Close
Steve Barton Feb 6-10
Michael Cheval Feb. 13-16
David Wight "Big Wave Dave" Feb 20-23


WWW.KEYWESTBUTTERFLY.COM 305-296-2988  1316 Duval St.
A Major Sponsor of the KWFF..In the  Next Few weeks we'll do a Tour


Ever Saturday Morning 10am is Discovery Saturdays for the entire Family

33 East Quay Rd. 305-809-4750


Hosted the 2019 Key West Film Fest



The Key West Gallery

Bill Mack
Gary Welton
Last Week Artist Luis Sottil was in town and the Jan. 20 Issue Will have a Feature on his Works

Sottil created the internationally renowned process of painting that he named Naturalismo. For more Info. 305-292-9339 or

"Capturing History"  Traditional Naturalismo Original Painting  40 X 40
"Celebration of Life"  High Relief Naturalismo Original Painting  44 X 44

Thanks Key West Gallery for bringing into Key West Amazingly Talented Artists. What a Treat Visiting Your Gallery


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