THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE & FRIENDS FEBRUARY 7, 2022
THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE & FRIENDS
FEBRUARY 7, 2022
Hello. The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends with an ACTIVE Database of 7930. We always start each Issue Off with Lead Tease Photos representing Just a Few of The Features in This Issue. Above is the Key West Art Center's Annual Associate Members Art Exhibition and Sale with Reception 2/18 : Above "Morning Light" Oil by Mary Jean (M.J.) Connors, GingerBread Square Gallery Photos from the Rebecca Bennett / John Witney Exhibition with 2/7 5-7p Opening Exhibition Event for Nyla Witmore & Todd Bonita. Hometown Key West First Event of 2022 on March 7 at Salute on the Beach. Also Above : Pt. 7 of 7 "The Most Expensive and Rarest Automobiles" : 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 GM Concept Car ( 2 or 3 Produced with a $3.3M Value Each). Last Two Photos above : Helen & Ben Harrison receive from TSKW THE 2022 GOLDEN MANGO AWARD. AnnaMarie Giordano's Life Drawing Workshops on Tuesdays.
Below are some of the Feature in this February 7th Issue : The 2022 Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction is Feb. 23rd at The Studios of Key West with 50+ Items for Auction. ( Three of the Items below : "Over the Net" by Michael Palmer 30 X 30 Acrylic with Ink on Canvas + "Bright Morning in Key West" by William Welch 22 X 25 Acrylic on Canvas + "View of the Cloud Forest" by Sal Salinero 21 X 42 Signed & Numbered LTD Edition Giclee Reproduction. Zazoo Fine Art & Memorabilia Gallery (Autographed Johnny Cash Photograph) with Many additional Offerings from Marilyn Monroe, Beatles, Rolling Stones, JFK & Hundreds of Impressive Memorabilia Items. NEW Owners of Stone Soup Gallery (Jennifer & Michael Flammia) Welcome J.H. Allen; Long Time Artisan for the Gallery and his New Exhibition "The Way I See It". The Key West FKSPCA has 12 NEW Adoptees, Dr. Cori Convertito Opens the 2022 KW Tropical Forest & Botanica Garden Speaker Series with "Key West 200 Year Mark" 2/19 in the Toppino Nature Chapel. President Dr. Jonathan Gueverra CFK recognizes students on President’s List.
Crackle is a 1 & 1/2 YO Domestic Female Shorthair
Leo is a 3 & 1/2 YO Male American Rabbit
A Few More features This Week : Kate Miano's "Gardens Resort" Continues with Sunday "Jazz in the Garden" ( Next Two : 2/6 Peter Diamond & Friends + 2/13 Skipper Kripitz & Friends) PLUS Entertainment in her d'vine Wine Gallery +"Discovery Wine Tasting Series". Two Poetry Events : 2/6 at 7pm KW Poetry Guild and 2/8 Mayor Johnston Honors Elizabeth Bishop at Kate Miano's Garden Hotel "Elizabeth Bishop Day" (Below : Elizabeth Bishop and Mia Shawn of the Key West Poetry Guild). Ed's Automotive History Series ( Extremely Entertaining Video even if you are not into Car History). EXHIBITION CLOSING EVENT February 8th. 5-7PM CARLO MEJIA "CLOSE TO MY ROOTS" Series at JAG GALLERY. ANNA SWEET Always a TREAT.
The February Exhibition "Night Bloomers" at Salt Island Provisions Gallery and General Store Features Everyone's Friend and McKee Media Officer Lucy Paige. De La Gallery Features Jorge de la Torriente and His Latest Exhibition "Above the Birds Series". Dr. John "Jack" Norris and His Excellent Daily Videos Informing us on Covid Updates. A Spectacular ART / DANCE Event from Gary Welton at The Key West Gallery with Local Talent Kristen Huffman ;The Trio of Artists : Gary Welton and Bill / Deb Mack Visit KWG 3-4 X A Year. Our Regular Photographic Features from Bill /Linda Klipp and Roberta DePiero. A Visit with Helen Harrison. Steven Quartly's Annual Visits to the Key West Gallery (2/10-14) with a Special Dinner Planned Thur. 2/10 at Lola's Bistro & Sunday 2/13 Brunch Sail. "One Singular Sensation" Tribute to Danny Weathers Feb. 27.
The Studios of Key West WWW.TSKW.ORG Opened their February Exhibitions a few Days Ago : They are "PAINTING PLACE" by Judith Murray and Robert Yasuda 2/3-26 (First Fl. Sanger & Zabar Project Galleries). "ANNE McKEE ARTISTS FUND AUCTION" by 50+ Artisans 2/3-23 (2nd. Fl. Zabar Lobby Gallery) Viewing On-Line and In-Person with Auction in TSKW 2/23. "TYLER BUCKHEIM TROSSET : REACHING ACCROSS TIME" 2/3-24 (3rd. Fl. XOJ Gallery). Of Course TSKW has Many Special Events and Classes Inc. 2/24 The Return of Tara O'Grady "Mockingbird Spirit Songwriting".
Below started out in March 2020 as "Our Crisis Center" of Important Contacts. Of Course ; I leave this Feature Inserted as a Handy Resource. Then After this Feature ; I'll List Most of the Other Features in this February 7th Issue. You know Spending Most of the last 10 days Editing this Issue; It's AMAZING ALL that is Happening in Town.
An Extremely Sincere Thank You from this Magazine and the THOUSANDS that have Expressed to me : How Publix in ALL their Stores were able to Organize the MASSIVE ROLLOUT of the COVID-19 VACCINES. Certainly a Monumental Challenge that was so (& Still Is) SUCCESSFUL . Here in Key West Publix GM Kevin Piper Sr. and Staffs were BRILLIANT in their Coordination of this Unchartered Venture & the Magnitude Involved.
We Continue with our Popular Vintage / Classic Photographic Features in This Issue
Pt. 2 "44 VINTAGE BEACH PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE VICTORIAN AGE" by Popular You-Tube Content Provider "HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS"
Pt. 2 "SELDOM SEEN PHOTOGRAPHS SEALED IN TIME" by Popular You-Tube Content Provider "SEALED IN TIME"
PT. 1 "SERVICE STATIONS FROM THE 1930s, 1940s & 1950s" by Popular You-Tube Content Provider "FREAKINEAGLE"
PT. 3 "AMAZING HISTORICAL PHOTOS VOL. 9" by Popular You Tube Content Provider "HISTORICAL PHOTOS"
PT. 2 "50 AMAZING VINTAGE PHOTOS FROM THE 1900s" Vol. 1" by Popular You-Tube Content Provider "HISTORICAL PHOTOS"
Here is a Listing of Many of the other Features in this February 7th. Issue : The KW Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, J.H. Allen Exhibition at Stone Soup + Connie Dallas (Mom of Anna Sweet) has her Tropical Wall. MCSO Animal Farm. Key West Business Guild Next Luncheon 3/2 & Mixer 2/9. City of KW (Cemetery Stroll 2/19) & Monroe County (Commissioner Coldiron at Everglades Conf. + Roads Adaption Project) Weekly Features. The Talented Karen Beauprie "Finding Your Voice in WaterColors" Classes at KWAC. The Florida Council of the Arts at GATO Opens Exhibition Feb.2-March 9 "The Mavens of Metal and Clay". Danny Weathers Honored with Musical Event "One Singular Sensation" 2/27, Next "IMPROMPTU CLASSICAL CONCERTS OF KW" 2/13 with CHOOI BROTHERS always at ST. PAULS. AMANDA JOHNSON. Shade Ceramics & Shutter Photography & Other White Street Venues Host WALK ON WHITE Feb 17. Marathon Garden Club Tour 3/5. Dr. Vaughan and PlantAMillionCorals, Mote Marine Lab & Aquarium, & Reef Relief. Svetlana Smolina, The South Florida Symphony Orchestra, The TDC (The Tourist Developement Council). Alaen Ledesma Fernandez has a Carlos Guzman Exhibition in the Upper Keys at The Florida Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada. Next Art Stroll on Stock Island is Sat. Feb 12 with a starting Point at Karen Wray's Collections Gallery.
Auction February 23, 2022 (Doors Open 6:15P ; Auction Starts 7P) on View at TSKW 2/3-23 Tues thru & Inc. Saturdays 10a-4pm
Here is Part 1 of 3 in this Issue Featuring some of the Artisans Involved in the 2022 Auction
Note from Marsha Williams President of the Board :
Due to COVID, the Studios is limiting the attendance to 100 in the theater – ½ the usual number. We are selling the seats to patrons who will purchase tickets and, hopefully, bid on our items so we can return as much money as possible to our artists and fund the 2022 Grants.
Click this link to see 50 of the Items to be bid on https://mckeefund.org/fine-art-auction . Since the Insertion Publish Date Deadline for this Feb 7th. Issue came before the McKee Website Inserted the 50 Auction Items : I Inserted the Art /Artists they had on their website for Past Auctions that have an Item for Auction in the 2022 Event.
21 MORE ARTISTS PARTICIPATING IN THE 2022 MCKEE ARTISTS FUND AUCTION UP SHORTLY. The Next Two McKee Sections in this Issue will contain additional Information about this year's Event ( which differs Greatly then Past Years)
The Trio of Gary Welton and Bill / Deb Mack will visit The Key West Gallery 2 to 3 Times a Year. Gary Welton and Dancer Kristen Huffman did an Art / Dance Crossover Event. Here are a Few Photos.
More Up Shortly from the Visiting Trio of Gary Welton and Bill / Deb Mack at the Key West Gallery 601 Duval Street, but First the Annual Key West Art Gallery's Associate Members Exhibition and Sale, Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, FKSPCA First Batch of 2 Sections in this Issue of Adoptees, Samuel's House.
KEY WEST ART CENTER & GALLERY’S 2022 ASSOCIATE MEMBERS SHOW
Beginning Friday, February 18, the Key West Art Center & Gallery will be displaying works of its associate members daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 301 Front Street, Key West, Florida. A reception will be held outdoors behind the building on Friday, February 18, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The Key West Art Center & Gallery is beginning its 62nd year as Key West’s oldest continually operating art gallery and the only gallery whose members are all Keys resident artists. The associate members contribute to the nonprofit organization’s mission of encouraging local artists and of bringing programs to the public that encourage an appreciation of the arts. The show will continue through March 4, with all works for sale. For further information please contact Haley Herriott at (305) 906-1832. Below is Regular Winner in the Exhibition at Key West Art Center ; especially Plein Aire : Kathleen Husted and "VICTORIAN IN OILS 16 X 20 Oil
Here are a few more works of Art in the Exhibition
Our 3rd Annual Pup Crawl is Saturday February 19th! Enjoy drinks in your commemorative cup while your pup enjoys a day of fun for them on the stroll! To register you & your dog, to see the bars participating and the list of events, go to: https://fkspca.org/event/pup-crawl/
We have 2 Sections of cuddly Adoptees in this Issue here are the First Six
The First Two Adoptee Dogs are from the same Litter :
Sophia is a 12-year-old, female, Terrier Mix.
Ebony is a 12-year-old, female, Terrier Mix.
Jill is a 16-year-old, female, Domestic Shorthair.
Crackle is a 1-½-year-old, female, Domestic Shorthair.
Sheba is a 2-½-year-old, female, Domestic Shorthair.
Leo is a 3-½-year-old, male, American Rabbit.
More Adoptees Up Shortly Including Gigi
We Continue with additional Photographs of Artist Gary Welton and Hometown Dance Favorite Kristen Huffman in this one of kind ART / DANCE Project at The Key West Gallery ; Up Shortly. Up Next We Continue with the Key West Art Gallery Annual "ASSOCIATE MEMBERS SHOW" with Opening Exhibition Event Feb. 18 5-7P and We Continue with the J.H. Allen Exhibition at Stone Soup Gallery ; but First
CONNIE DALLAS ( Mother of ANNA SWEET) now has her paintings in Stone Stoup Gallery.
A Few Issues ago we did a Feature on WALK ON WHITE ( The February event is Feb 17 5PM). Click this Jan 26 Issue Link to see The Feature we did on the New Owners of Stoned Soup Gallery & A few of their Artist:
JANUARY 26 (Pushed back from scheduled Jan. 24) 2022
WORLDS RAREST & MOST EXPENSIVE CARS PART 7 OF 7. Of course if you want to see all of the 117 Cars in our 7 Part / Week Feature ; Come back (After Reading Our Magazine) to the Below Link by INVESTING MAGAZINE.
Antarctica Wanderings — Nature Unplugged: Brown Buff
One of favorite landings on the Antarctic Peninsular is the Adelie and Gentoo colonies at Brown Bluff. And one of our favorite times to be there is in a good blowing snow storm, a true Antarctic morning and today we hit the jackpot.
It is here we wandered for hours along the shoreline as thousands of Adelie Penguins (one of our favorites) marched back and forth in long lines waiting to enter the sea to feed, all the while hoping to avoid a hungry Leopard Seal lurking in the waters. As the Penguins marched back and forth non-stop along the beach we could see hundreds swimming and porpoising in the water. A few meters behind us inland and up the mountain thousands more Adelies and Gentoos sat on nests or were actively feeding their chicks as Kelp Gulls and Antarctic Skuas patrolled overhead hoping to swoop down and grab an egg or young chick.
Photography in these conditions is very challenging as we could only shoot in one direction so to avoid getting the blowing snow from messing up our lenses. As usual we were the last to leave shore in the Zodiacs a bit cold and wet but with huge smiles on our faces.
PS This is the spot where Linda made a National Geographic award winning image a few years ago. This time the wet snow was much more challenging. .Join our FB Group Photographic Wanderings for more of our wildlife and travel photography
If you Like Penquins ; Bill and Linda have 2 additional Features on the Facebook Page as Part of their Extensive Series on "ANTARCTIC WANDERINGS" with Many additional Antarctic Areas and Different Type of Penquins; Further Down in this Issue.. Their Features on Facebook are "ANTARCTIC WANDERINGS : EMPEROR PENQUINS BELLINGSHAUSEN SEA" and "ANTARCTIC WANERINGS POPPING PENUINS NEW ISLAND SETTLEMENT FAUKLAND ISLANDS". I have 6 of their Photos from these Two Features; Further Down.
Up Next Part 1 of 2 Service Stations from 1930, 1940, & 1950 from Popular You-Tube Content Provider "FREAKINEAGLE"! BUT FIRST MORE ARTISTS IN THE 2022 ANNE MCKEE ARTISTS FUND AUCTION
Click this link to see 50 of the Items to be bid on https://mckeefund.org/fine-art-auction . Since the Insertion Publish Date Deadline for this Feb 7th. Issue came before the McKee Website Inserted the 50 Auction Items. I Inserted the Art /Artists they had on their website for Past Auctions that have an Item for Auction in the 2022 Event.
STEVE B KING
12 MORE ARTISANS PARTICPATING IN THE 2022 MCKEE FUND AUCTION UP SHORTLY
Below : OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM THE ANNE MCKEE ARTIST FUND AUCTION
ANNE MCKEE ARTIST’S FUND FINE ART AUCTION CELEBRATES 27th YEAR
The Anne McKee Artists Fund is gearing up for its biggest event of the year: the 27th Annual Fine Art Auction to be held Wednesday, February 23rd. The Fund is happy to announce that this year’s auction and gala is live and in person. Tickets go on sale today at www.mckeefund.org.
The Studios of Key West (TSKW) is hosting the event. In the interest of public health, TSKW is following strict Covid protocols. They are limiting the number of guests, so get your ticket fast!
Beginning on Thursday, February 3rd, from 6-8PM, the art will be on display to preview at TSKW, located at the corner of Eaton and Simonton streets. The Studios is also open for previewing art Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year, 50 fabulous works of art will be auctioned during the main event on February 23rd. The artwork this year offers something for every taste, including photography, wood with glass, watercolors, fiber art, ceramic, mixed media, and more.
Anne McKee Artists Fund President Marsha Williams says she’s thrilled to be back at the Studios, though last year’s virtual auction was a success.
“Our online buyers in 2021 purchased amazing artwork,” she said, “and allowed us to continue distributing grants to worthwhile projects created by Florida Keys residents.” Williams also noted that the Marion B. Good award for 2022 will be presented to Susann D’Antonio during the auction gala. D’Antonio is being recognized for her continued support and artistic contributions to the auction and to the Fund’s mission of Artists Helping Artists.
The 2022 Unsung Hero is Stephanie Hellstrom who served as the Fund’s president and publicity chair and who continues to serve as an auction volunteer. Artists who are participating in the auction receive 50 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the work, while the McKee Fund receives the remainder, which it awards to Keys artists for select projects. Founded by longtime Key West resident Anne McKee, the not for-profit fund has awarded more than $343,000 to more than 400 artists since 1994.
“When I started, I thought it would help people buy frames and materials,” said Fund Founder Anne McKee, “I never dreamed it would help people do so many big things.” As well as fine artwork, attractions at the auction include gourmet hors d’oeuvres and champagne. Tickets are $25 per person
More Images of some of the artists that regularly participate up shortly + The Safety Regulations
We Now start Part 1 of 2 Service Stations from 1930, 1940, & 1950 from Popular You-Tube Content Provider "FREAKINEAGLE