Above : ALL of the Art in this Issue are from Features I did in 2013 ; as well as Art Collected in 2015 while we did a Slide Show Featuring 400 Slides Projected against the Le Petite Paris Building on Duval Street. These Lead Tease Photos will have anywhere from 8 to 16 Works of Art from Each Artist that Appears in this week's Issue. Photo 1) Late Afternoon KW Sky I took from my Yard, 2) Pt. 4 " Classic Hollywood in 52 Photos", 3) Pt. 7 "101 Rare Historical Photos", 4) Art from Jeannine Costanza, 5 ) Quilts from Margo Ellis, 6) A Photographic Exhibition from Alexandra Dietz and her Appearance from a Daily Morning Show I produced for a few Years with Jenna Stauffer on WEYW-TV Called "Good Morning Florida Keys with Jenna Stauffer" (This Show is from 2013), 7) Art from Steve Walker, 8 ) Art from Jill Caldwell, 9) Another "Playing for Change" This Issue has "The Weight" with Original Band Member from "The Band" Robbie Robertson and 20 other Musicians from Around the World inc. Ringo Starr, 10) Sal Salinero, 11) Vintage Posters from South Point Vintage Posters Gallery (Used to be on Uptown Duval Street), 12) Janis Jo Stevens, 13) International Sand Art Festival, 14) "Photos from Locals" (Above is from Trish EM Posts & Todd German, 15) "Videos from Locals" (Above is Supplied Once again from Excellent Facebook Postings from Trish EM), 16) Videos from Kim Jade Frye, 17) Another "Flashback Friday" from the KWFF ( This Issue the Movie "The Quest", 18) Zazoo Art Gallery & Don Oriolo has Felix the Cat, 19) Photos from WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM(Above is from the 1968 Film Planet of the Apes with Charlton Heston and Linda Harrison), 20) Cartoons from Arnaud Girard and WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM
HERE IS THE CURRENT CITY OF KEY WEST EMERGENCY DIRECTIVES as Signed by Mayor Teri Johnston and City Manager Greg Veliz. 4 Pages. Here is the URL Link Provided by The City of Key West Public Information Officer Alyson Crean..
Extremely Important City of KW , Monroe County, KWPD, One Clean Island (OCI), MCSO, CDC, SOS, & Other Very Useful Material-Links-Video Contained in JUST 1 AREA CLOSE TO THE END (Format Placement Purposely done this way to give you a Weekly Entertainment Getaway w/o Interruptions from the Serious Stuff)
As Usual this Issue has Much Art and Classic Photographs ; along with Much Featured Information that many Local Organizations Send Me + In This Issue : Extensive Lists of Websites and FB URLS from Many of the Organizations & ALL the Art Galleries and Museums. As you know There are Limited & Controlled Openings & the Upper Keys Check Point Stopped June 1 ( However as ALL our Local and Monroe Co. Officials STRESS) It's important to VERY MUCH still Keep the Safety Practices that have been successful. Here are Four Local Groups Making Masks to Order : (If you want to add a Group/s making Masks Locally ; Please send to me at EK10@aol.com)
Jessica Argyle & Friends have been making some and Supplying the Front Line
PS : To Save me many additional Hrs of Work and in order to get this Out Sooner then Later : I did not check ALL the Links. If you can't get through to a Site; SIMPLY COPY AND PASTE THE URL to your Browser
The Links to the Crisis Videos, New & Encore Crisis Features, & Crisis Photos ALL Appear in Our ONE "Crisis Information" Section Toward the End of this Issue..ALSO WWW.KONKLIFE.COM , WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM and WWW.KEYSWEEKLY.COM will give you DAILY UPDATED IMPORTANT INFORMATION
THIS WEEK JUST A FEW OF THE INFO. CONTAINED IN THE CRISIS INFORMATION CENTER : Weekly Video Message from KW Mayor Teri Johnston with special SPOTLIGHT Feature with City Mgr. Greg Veliz, Weekly Video Message from Monroe County Mayor Heather Carruthers, Video Messages from Advanced Urgent Care Dr. Bruce Boros, Video Message from Dr. John Norris, & The Usual Outstanding Posts that Stephanie Leone Rivas Posts on Her FB Pages that we Copy a Few for You. Once again the Links to Play these Videos are in the Crisis Info. Section towards the Bottom of this Issue.
VIDEOS : You will see Photos from the Videos throughout this issue : and Remember THE URL LINKS to these Videos are toward the Bottom of this Issue Contained in the "ENTERTAINMENT VIDEO" Section & "CRISIS INFORMATION" Section. There are a few Video Links that are Inserted Immediately without going to the Two Sections Just Mentioned. So Please don't try to Click the Photos for the Video. This is done to get you through the entire Issue with more Speed; and then you'll reach the bottom of the Issue where the Links to the Videos Appear; and of course you can also go back to view all the features ; even when you close this Constant Contact E-Mail; simply re-open the E-Mail and this Magazine Issue will Appear.
A few from Artist Jill Caldwell. Once again ALL these Paintings in this June 15 Issue are from just a few of the Many Artists that appeared in Features on them in this Magazine in 2013 & 2014 https://www.facebook.com/jillefish
A Few Weeks ago Hugh Peche sent me a link to a Music Video . It was one of a Series of 'PLAYING FOR CHANGE" -Join The Movement". THESE ARE BRILLIANT VIDEOS . It takes Classic Rock Compositions and Insures that the Original Tune is well Respected in the Updated Rendition ; especially since every Video that is made will have the Lead Singer /Band Member/s Featured in the Production (If Still Around). The Production will Record many Musicians ALL OVER THE WORLD ..I've added in the Magazine stills of the Musicians and Inserted the Video Link in Pt 2 of the Stills ..This Week "The Weight" Original Recorded by The Band. Involved in this Playing for Change Video is Original The Band Member Robbie Robertson and Ringo Starr
MANY ADDITIONAL STILL PHOTOS FROM THIS MUSIC VIDEO from the Series "PLAYING FOR CHANGE" :THE WEIGHT Up Shortly Along with the LINK to Watch the Video
Further Down in this Issue is a List of Upcoming Events that KWG has Planned
IN 2013 and a few years after up until their Closing ; We Did a Few Features on The South Point Vintage Poster Gallery on Duval Street . Here is Parts 1 of a few Vintage Posters; Part 2 and 3 will be in the next Two Issues
Now Part 4 "Classic Hollywood in 52 Photos" and then a Few More Classic Hollywood Photos a few Features Down
More of Part 4 "Classic Hollywood in 52 Photos" Up Shortly from the You-Tube Provider "YESTERDAY /TODAY". They Provide Hundreds of Videos showing still Photos of Classic Material. Now a Few More Photos from the 2015 Int. Sand Art Competition & FESTIVAL and Many Additional Photos in the June 22 Issue
We are so excited to announce that the libraries are offering curbside pickup. It's a work in progress so we'll be in touch if anything changes. Thanks! For immediate release :
Library Curbside Pickup
The Monroe County Libraries are pleased to announce that they have begun curbside holds pickup. Place a hold on an item by visiting our website www.keyslibraries.org or by calling your local branch. When items are ready, library staff will contact you with details on pickup. Please contact your library staff for more information and follow us on Facebook for up to the minute updates.
Allison Rich, . Library Technician. Monroe County Public Library
Part 2 of 2 from GOOD MORNING FLORIDA KEYS WITH JENNA STAUFFER & GUEST PHOTOGRAPHER ALEXANDRA DIETZ (2013) EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS ED KRANE & JENNA STAUFFER
ROBERTA DEPIERO & Gal Pals Almost Everyday will travel (Journey) around Key West / Stock Island with some friends and sometimes Solo. I want to Thank You Roberta & Gal Pals for providing amazing images ; especially to those like myself that are in Total Lockdown ISO.
Poochie Myers sends regards & Tells us Guild Hall is open for business with lots of great art showing. Here is a list of the local artists displaying their wonderful work. 614 Duval StreetThomas Avery, Jordan Bernstein, Fran Decker,Paoia Effio, Egg, Lynne Fischer, Adele ,Debra Graffeo, CJ Groth, Lawrence Halstead, David Hoot, Churk Hightower, Pam Hobbs, Ann Irvine, Bob Kennedy, Poochie Myers. Eddie Pulido, Sonia Robiinson, Antonio Rodriguez, Kathy Sage, Susan Sturtevant, Ron VanBalen, Joan Walters, Joanne Jarzombek, Mally Weaver, Gabrielle Wilson, & Abigail White
IN THE NEXT FEW ISSUES WE'LL HAVE A MULTI-PART /WEEK FEATURE OF THE GUILD HALL ARTISTS. Of Course in the Past 8 Years we have run many Features on the Amazing Talent at Guild Hall
“When everything seems to be in disarray, it is a sign that something small and wonderful is trying to be born, and it needs us to be distracted so that it has room to grow” — paraphrase of a Buddhist wisdom saying.
In times like these, creativity may bloom and allow unlikely combinations to develop into something wonderful. Such is the case with our new Key West trays. During our COVID-19 shutdown, Mark had some extra time to explore creative pursuits. He also had some extra bottles of underglaze that needed to be used to free up shelf space. Click link below for the complete article
Because the current need is great, Mark and Sarah of Shade Ceramics and Shutter Photography pledge to give 20% of our sales revenue from now until the end of June to charitable organizations that provide food and shelter assistance, like SOS Foundation of Key West and Sister Season. If you would prefer that the donation associated with your purchase go to a different charity, just let us know your choice.
Even in the midst of the current situation, there are many occasions where you may be looking for that perfect gift. We have lots of products like dinnerware, serving pieces, and wall art that make great gifts for recent graduates, fathers, and newlyweds. Why not give a gift that gives back to the community! OF
CLICK THIS LINK THAT WILL SHOW JUST A FEW OF THEIR ITEMS
WOW CHECK THIS OUT : A chance to see the hit plays you may have missed when they had their stellar runs over the last 8 years. Proceeds support the actors and crew of each play. A great way to see some terrific theater AND support our local artists! Visit theatrexp.org for more info and access.
Now More of PART 4 "CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD IN 52 PHOTOS"
PART 5 OF 5 NEXT WEEK OF HOLLYWOOD IN 52 PHOTOS
The Last Two Weeks we had a Video Feature about Parents that Created a Restauarant in their UK House since the Kids & Parents were in ISO Lock Down. It's Adorable and is getting an amazing amount of Hits. I have about 14 Still Photos in the June 8 Issue https://conta.cc/30koPh8; and here is the 4 Minute Video to watch.
We start start Part 7 of perhaps 10 weeks "101 Amazing Historical Photos" from a Large You Tube Provider "Yesterday / Today" . They have Hundreds of really Interesting Videos that will show STILL Photography on whatever Subject Matter & Many Additional Photographic Exhibitions Can be Found on You-Tube through SPOOF, as well as Similar U-Tube Providers like "A World of Pics" & Other Groups providing Tens of Thousands of Interesting Photos.
Up Shortly Part 7 More "101 Amazing Historical Photographs" From The You Tube Provider of Hundreds of Photographic Exhibitions "Yesterday /Today"
We have been running 3 flyers from Nance Frank for a few past weeks ( Cindy Wynn, Peter L. Vey, & Mike Rooney) ; Please go the May 25th Issue Link (Below) to See the Flyers; of course please go to Nance's Gallery on Greene Website / FB URL'S https://conta.cc/2Ty98yG
Look at the EXTENT that Nance Frank is Insuring that her CONTROLLED AND SAFE OPENING WILL BE
Yes, we are open to 4 people at a time, then cleansing the gallery. Also open by appointment/locked doors for clients who make a reservation of 45 minutes. We also deliver on approval. They look at the website, we bring the art to their home and the next day we come back and charge them or take the art back to the gallery and clean it. We have repainted the gallery, ionize it nighty and disinfect the doors after each customer.
IMPORTANT NOTE : I have an Extensive Section of Photos on the Art Galleries along with the Names/Addresses & Websites/FB URLs of the Galleries, Museums, & a Few Other Arts & Entertainment Environments.. Then I have a Very Extensive Listing (with Website Links-Ph. #s, & FB Urls) of other Organizations that I've Featured in the Past 8 Years. These Two Sections are Closer to the Bottom and will Appear Immediately before the Crisis Info. Section and Immediately After .
The Next Batch of Photos are from TRISH EM ; I've been following her Posts on Facebook (Stills & Videos) Great Stuff. Also this week I'm adding in 3 Videos that she Posted into our "Entertainment Video" Section. Next Weeks some more . Of Course Visit TRISH EM's Facebook Page to see some Great Material
Many of our members (Key West Art Center) are offering 20% off to Monroe County residents the month of June. Fine art, jewelry, pottery, baskets and more.Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. right now, but may be extended.
JOHN MARTINI and Carol Munder Exhibition is at Letty Nowwak's New Gallery : JAG Gallery which is NOW Open from Thur. to Sunday Noon-5pm with the help of Curator Alaen Ledesma Fernandez. (Check to see for any Updated Info on their Days and Hours Open)
The Last Few weeks we've had a Feature from JAG Gallery ; Please go the May 18th Issue Link to See Photos of the Feature ; of course please go to their Website / FB URL'S MAY 18TH. https://conta.cc/2LFijsp
Due to the current state of emergency, the June 16thKey West City Commission meeting will be conducted virtually. This will maintain social distancing to protect our citizens and our commissioners.
The City has created several ways that the community can participate in the meeting.
To participate in the City Commission meeting on June 16th, which begins at 5 p.m., you have the following options:
1. Listen to the meeting via phone: You may listen to the audio only from your phone by dialing 1-646-558 8656 and when the meeting ID is requested, enter 950 463 489 and then press the # key.
2. Tune in live to Key West Comcast channel 77 or AT&T channel 99.
3. Watch the meeting online: You may access Key West City TV live by visiting: https://www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov, click on meetings/live TV then click on “watch Key West City TV Live.” Click on the play button to view. Note: You may have to adjust your browser settings for optimal streaming. Not all browsers support flash.
How to provide public comment prior to the meeting:
To make an eComment, click the “agendas and minutes” button on the City’s home page. Next to the current agenda, you’ll find an eComment link on the right side of the screen for the appropriate meeting.
You may also provide written comments by emailing City Clerk Cheri Smith by 3 p.m. June 16th at firstname.lastname@example.org. All other written comments received by the deadline will be distributed to the Mayor and Commissioners and the appropriate staff prior to the start of the meeting.
How to provide comment during the meeting:
To request to speak during the virtual meeting, please sign up to speak through eComments prior to the start of the meeting to be placed on a list. The last four digits of the phone number you call in on will need to be provided in your eComment, this will be used to identify you as the speaker. Please dial *9 when your item comes up on the agenda.
You will need to follow the instructions on listening to the meeting via phone, when your name is called, you will be unmuted and you will have 3 minutes to speak. The average number of words for a three minute speech is between 300 and 350 words.
For those individuals who may not have access to view the meeting by any of the virtual means provided above, there will be a laptop setup outside of City Hall for live streaming. Please practice social distancing and keep six feet away from those around you. If you would like to speak on an item, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 305-809-3835.
More from the City of Key West, Monroe Co, KWPD, MCSO ,OCI, SOS & Many other important material in the CRISIS INFORMATION SECTION Toward the end of this Issue
Helen, Ben & Cole Harrison Send Regards and tell us that they have a NEW Exhibition from a few Artists including Tory Mata. Tory's Area in the Gallery is Called "Elegy" Also Below are a Large Gathering of Helen's Sculptures called FLAME at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Station on White Street. The Exhibition also has more works from Tory Mata, Helen, Kristin LeVier, Jeff Ware & Others . RIGHT NOW UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ENTRANCE to Helen's Gallery IS DONE BY APPOINTMENT 302-294-0609..So Cole ; What Exotic Wilderness are You Saving Many Animals and Sea Creatures in distress?
ONE OF OUR NEW WEEKLY FEATURES IS "VIDEOS FROM LOCALS & OTHER SOURCES"
IMPORTANT NOTE TO HELP INSURE THAT YOU WILL READ ON BEFORE CLICKING ALL THE VIDEO LINKS : I HAVE ADDED MOST OF THE VIDEO LINKS IN THE VIDEO SECTION CLOSER TO THE END OF THE ISSUE and not here
Many New "Watch Parties & Other Videos and Photographs out there..In our Video Section towards the end of this Issue is a Batch of Entertainment Videos that we add to Every Week and I Keep them in ; so we've complied a nice selection of videos. A Few of the Video Links Posted Videos from TRISH EM's Facebook Page, KWPD Mounted Unit, GianCarlo Espinosa's Video from The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory , Yoga from Amy at Body Zone, Roberta DePiero at Fort Zachary Taylor Park, Some of the Musicians Kim Jade Fry-CherylAnn Hawk Music-Ellen Cherry-Skipper Kripitz-Larry Baeder-World Renowned Classical Concert Pianist Svetlana Smolina. Other Videos include Yoga, WorkOut Videos, Nature and Ocean Footage, The Blue Angels / Thunderbirds Fly Over & So Much More. Once again the LINKS to these Videos are in the ""Entertainment Video Section" close to the end of each issue. BELOW IS SIMPLY SOME TEASE STILL PHOTOS for the Video Links in the "VIDEOS FROM LOCAL & OTHER SOURCES"
As Mentioned in our "Photographs from Locals" I've been following TRISH EM on Facebook. Trish Posts Great Materials. I'm adding into our "Videos from Locals" at the bottom of each Issue (After the Crisis Information Section) Three of the Many Videos Trish EM Posted on her Facebook Page. The Three Videos are Brittany Spears and Michael Jackson Video, Hoola Hoop, & Alligator wanting to get into Kermit's for a Key Lime Pie but did not have a Mask.