THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE & FRIENDS MAY 23, 2022
THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE & FRIENDS
MAY 23, 2022
Hello Everyone. The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ("Friends" being the Many Associate / Executive Contributing Editors) that send me Material. Our Readership has an Active Database of 7850+. We start every Issue with some LEAD TEASE PHOTOS of Features that Appear in this May 23rd, 2022 Issue : Above ; Every May Prior to our SUMMER HIATUS PUBLISHING SCHEDULE is the Feature : THE ANNUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL CEREMONY. The Summer Hiatus Schedule has an Issue every 3 weeks. Next Feature in this May 23rd 2022 Issue is :Our Weekly "AROUND THE WORLD IN PHOTOGRAPHS" with this week "JAPANESE SCENERY". ANNA SWEET's May 22nd. E-Mail Campaign with Selected items 50% Off & New Items Including "Amelia and Ada" and "Big Sur". Next Feature : The 12th Annual "ART GARDEN" FROM THE "KW TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANICAL GARDEN". Then: Art Work & Murals from Marlene Koenig. Then the WALK ON WHITE Exhibition at the Stone Soup Gallery. Encore Feature from The City of Key West "Plogging :Cleaning Up the City". Then we start our Part 1 of the Photographic Feature from Popular You-Tube Content Provide :"VINTAGE TODAY" "EACH OF THESE 71 RARE PHOTOS HAS A UNIQUE STORY TO TELL". Next our Part 1 of "THE NATURAL WORLD IS FULL OF SURPRISES" Photographic Feature. Then : The FKSPCA has Many Sections of "ADOPTEES" ( Above) : "MIDNIGHT" A 5 Month YO Domestic Female Rabbit. Next : The May 2022 Exhibitions at (TSKW) The Studios of Key West. Many Sections from "Zazoo Memorabilia Gallery"; Above "Many Signed Beatles Items". HOMETOWN "MEET THE CANDIDATES" June 17th. 5-7pm at the "TENNESSEE WILLIAMS THEATRE & COLLEGE OF THE KEYS" Todd German : President of HOMETOWN KEY WEST.
Our May 23rd. 2022 Issue Continues BELOW with the 2022 Spring KWFF (Key West Film Festival) Next Film at (MARY ELLEN'S) May 23rd. "TOP GUN" 9pm with a Special Taped Film Intro. by TOM SKERRITT. Next : The May 2022 (TDC) Tourist Development Council On-Line "Keys Traveler" + Updated May Content from their Website. The City of Key West Many Features Inc. "Plogging : Cleaning Up Key West", Graduating the 36th. Ambassadors Academy, Mapping Transient Rental Units, 14 HS Students Graduated KWFD Fire Fighters Academy, KW Commissioners & Mayor Johnston Proclaims May 16-22 "National Emergency Medical Services" Week + They Honor "PRIDE WEEK June 1-5. Next in this May 23rd. 2022 Issue : The Weekly Section from Monroe County "Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Jim Scholl to the Monroe County Commission. Next : Dr. John "Jack" Norris Ads a Few More Covid Videos + Many Additional Covid related Material. Wyland Gallery Brings to town one of their Featured Artists "Michael CHEVAL" with Photos Shot by Executive Contributing Editor : Daashia Cochran. Southampton Arts Center. Alaen Ledesma Fernandez Opens another Latin American / Cuban Exhibition at SKAKTI YOGA and Juice Bar for ANDY LLANES BULTO May 14-June 12. Adam Scott Rote at The Key West Gallery
We Continue with Our Beginning TEASE PHOTOS for Some of the Features in this May 23rd. Issue : Many Sections from the Zazoo Memorabilia Gallery : THE ROLLING STONES - THEN AND NOW' Hard to find used UK Import Poster with a black and white collage of The Rolling Stones, highlighting Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The poster has been linen-backed to help preserve it. Framed in black lacquer measuring approx. 40" x 30 1/4". Gallery price $2495. Next :Jenn and Michael Host the last WALK ON WHITE ( next is the 3rd Thursday of Every Month June 16). Art and Murals from Marlene Koenig. Monroe County Many Sections Including "Fire Rescue Helps with Dogs Accidently Locked in the Car" and "Monroe County Commissioner & Mayor discuss Various Possible Real Estate Transactions with the City of KW". Next Up in this May 23rd. 2022 Issue : Sarah & Mark from "SHADE CERAMICS AND SHUTTER PHOTOGRAPHY Hosting the Last Walk on White, More from Zazoo Memorabilia Gallery Inc. Signed Alice Cooper Album, The Very Large Section of Peter Max Art at the Key West Gallery. We Welcome the New JAG GALLERY Manager Chas Hickey and the Kaline Carter Exhibition. The TDC (Tourist Development Council) & The Lodging Association of the Florida Keys Presents a Virtual 3 Hour Presentation "2022 Hurricane Preparedness" Thur. May 26th. 1pm.
We Continue to Show the TEASE PHOTOS for Features in This May 23rd. Issue : We start a New Vintage Photographic Feature from the Popular You-Tube Content Provider "VINTAGE TODAY" with "EACH OF THESE 71 RARE PHOTOS HAS A UNIQUE STORY TO TELL" (Since the Captions are small; I've re-written them above each Photo) Below "Results of the 1977 Dutch Train Hostage Crisis with 15,000 Bullets Fired". More Zazoo Sections (Below is an ANDY WARHOL Autographed Poster). The MCSO Opens their Animal Farm the 2nd. and 4th. Sundays from 1-3pm ( Next Two Sunday May 22 & June 12). WWW.TSKW.ORG has so much going on; Featured in this May 23rd. Issue (ALL 4 May Exhibitions), A Play "The Pickpocket's Daughter" May 18-21 and May 25-28 + "Glow Hours" on their Hugh's View Rooftop & Links to their Classes On-Line and in the Studios + MANGO MADNESS at TSKW June 2-July 28 ( Still Time for Members to Enter their Works). The Waterfront Playhouse Presents "Youth Theatre" Disney's "FROZEN" Live on Stage. The Key West Art & Historical Society (WWW.KWAHS.ORG) Tour of their Venues.
In this May 23rd. Issue : The Key West Business Guild Presents the Annual "PRIDE WEEK" June 1-5. Laurie at the Art Guild of the Purple Isles Tells Us about 2 Summer Exhibitions. Amanda Johnson Art Gallery will have in our Next Issue Much Additional Material. Artist-Actor-Writer-Producer-Director Sylvester Stallone Just sent Zazoo Memorabilia Gallery A Few Items. The Art Garden at the Key West Tropical & Botanical Garden Opened A Few Weeks Ago ( Below "Fish Out of Water" by Sandy Sun). One of Our Last Issues had Many Images from "Kukenhof" Amsterdam AKA "The Garden of Europe" : The URL Link to see 20 Photos of Beautiful Tulip Gardens is Up Shortly.
Karen Wray from Collections Gallery sends regards & Reminds Us that the Stock Island " Art Stroll" is Sat. 6/11 11am-5p ( Always 2nd Sat. of the Month). An Extensive Tour of the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory : WWW.KEYWESTBUTTERFLY.COM + Their Webcam Streaming 24/7. Another Item from Zazoo Memorabilia in their 4 Sections of this May 23rd. Issue is n Autographeda PINK FLOYD Poster. AnnaMarie Giordano "Life Drawing Workshops" Tuesdays 11am to 2pm. Very Interesting NEW Information from Anna Sweet; Including 50% Off On Selected Items + the URL Link to Anna's May 22nd. E-Mail Campaigne.
Kate Miano's "Gardens Resort" Continues with Sunday "Jazz in the Garden" ( The Last for the 2021 / 2022 Season is SKIPPER KRIPITZ May 22). Much going on at The South Florida Symphony Orchestra Including 'BREAKFAST AT TIFFANYS Sunday May 22 + Summer Concerts ( see schedule Further Down). Ed's Automotive Series : Even if you are not an Automotive History Fan; you'll still enjoy these 8 to 14 Minute Video Episodes with Episode 30 Just Released "SEEING DOUBLE :THE HISTORY OF BADGE ENGINEERING" , "STRANGE-WEIRD& OBSCURE CAR MEET", Episode 35 "THE AMERICAN SPORTS CAR CRAZE", Episode 31 " A FAILURE CALLED EDSEL" Episode 29 PARTS 1 AND 2 "A STRUGGLE CALLED CADILLAC" and 'IS YOUR CAR TRULY AMERICAN-EUROPEN-ASIAN". Also in this May 23rd. Issue : MOTE and Grant to Treat Sea Turtles. Salt Island Provisions Gallery & General Store Presents in June : EMMA STARR AKA "EMJAY" and her "IMBUES" Exhibition. The Running of the Chihuahuas at Ricks May 22 at 3pm. FOUR NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC Features (Two VINTAGE) In the Next Issue.
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.
As we do every year before we go to a SUMMER HIATUS PUBLISHING SCHEDULE; we start the Lead Feature with the ANNUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL CEREMONY. This Year covering the event is one of our 4 Executive Contributing Editors : Roberta DePiero
Up Shortly in this May 23rd Issue We Continue with the 2022 Annual LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL CEREMONY. Event Covered & Photographed by our Executive Contributing Editor : Roberta DePiero
Here is some Information that the College sent over a few weeks ago
The College of the Florida Keys showcased the talent and creativity of its students at the annual Student Art Show in the Library Gallery on the Key West Campus. Join art students, art faculty, and art lovers from the entire Keys community to celebrate a year’s worth of art and accomplishment at the opening reception on Wednesday, April 20, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The event, sponsored by the College of The Florida Keys Foundation, is free and open to the public.
A myriad of artwork created by students this past year will be featured, including pottery, photography, and sculptures. Some pieces will be for sale with proceeds going to the student artists as well as the Library Gallery Fund. Several awards will be given for each category, including the prestigious $1,000 “Jay Gogin Excellence in Visual Arts Award,” named after the College of the Florida Keys late Artist in Residence and ceramics instructor. Attendees will be invited to cast votes for the winner of the “People’s Choice” award.
For more information, contact Kristina Neihouse, Director, Learning Resource Center. firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-809-3501
Jane Grannis and Mark Hacker
Clay and Twine
"The Propeller Dish"
High Fire Cone
Won the People's Choice Award
"The Found Reef"
1st Place Art Appreciation Award
More Student Art Exhibition Up Shortly PLUS Summer Camp at The College of the Florida Keys
The Spring Film Series from the Key West Film Festival Concludes with "TOP GUN" Showing at Mary Ellens May 23rd at 9pm. Go to their website for Further Information WWW.KEYWESTFF.COM. A taped Introduction that Night by One of our Featured Guests a few Years ago for ALIEN ; Tom Skerritt. 420 Applerouth Lane. 305-294-7750 WWW.MARYELLENSBAR.COM
Golden Key Award winner Tom Skerritt (Viper) will introduce the screening at Mary Ellen's next Monday via a pre-recorded message
KWFF's Spring Film Series continues to remember the classics with what is bound to be an unforgetable evening, screening TOP GUN at Mary Ellen's, hosted by Key West Comedy Club!
Arrive in style by bringing your TOP GUN inspired Aviators, costume, or impersonation and be entered to win an All Access Pass to the 11th Annual Key West Film Fest, on November 16th to the 20th of 2022!
Click RED Link for RSVP. Of course ; not needed to come; especially due to the late date of this Publication prior to screening
Tulips from 'KEUKENHOF" Amsterdam AKA "THE GARDEN OF EUROPE. Click the April 18th. Issue to see many photos from this Feature "AROUND THE WORLD IN PHOTOGRAPHS" : https://conta.cc/3Md75IY
We Now start our Latest "AROUND THE WORLD IN PHOTOGRAPHS" With Japanese Landscapes"
The Last Issue of May 9; had Roberta DePiero's Weekly Feature "Photographic Journeys Around Key West & The Keys" and Featured the Current Mayoral Exhibition at the Monroe County Library at 700 Fleming Street. Click the May 9th. URL Link to that Issue : MAY 9 2022 THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS
EDITOR's NOTE : A Sincere WELCOME to the New Gallery Manager : Chas Hickey. In the 3 Weeks he has been at the Gallery ; we have Had 2 Lengthy Discussions on ART. The Conversation was Very Interesting / Informative. Stop by the Gallery and say Hello to Letty and Chas. Ed
JAG Gallery welcomes the return of painter Kaline Carter for a solo exhibition with works from his popular KEY WEST HOMES series of clean, straight lined, minimal compositions.
Kaline often thinks of the color of the sky wherever he paints. “The color of the sky in Key West is very different from a place like Palm Springs—there is more water, more density in the color of Key West, so I try to replicate that in my work. I have had a little more fun adding some more intricate details into my Key West paintings lately—more challenging characteristics, like a bannister or a fence. These details have provided me a great challenge.”
Parsons trained, Carter slipped away from painting for many years until, as an advertising rep for SOUTHWEST ART magazine he met Texas artist Ann Crouch who lured him back to the easel. Heavily influenced by artists like Agnes Martin, Ellsworth Kelly, Frank Stella, and others, Carter developed the process and technique creating a signature style for which he is known today.
Here are first batch of many Photographs that Roberta DePiero took on her recent visit to the THE 12TH ANNUAL KEY WEST ART GARDEN from THE KEY WEST TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANICAL GARDEN 5210 COLLEGE ROAD, KW, FL. 33040 305-296-1504 WWW.KEYWEST.GARDEN
1) MANTA BY TIM MARSHALL CURTIS
2) GOAT BY OVELO WOOD
3) COUPLE BY JIM RACCHI
4) BLOOMING BY JACKIE SANCHEZ
5) MERMAID SPIRIT
Up Shortly More "Photographic Journeys Around Key West and The Keys" From Executive Contributing Editor : ROBERTA DePIERO
Long-term recovery will be the focus of the annual Hurricane Preparedness Workshop for the Florida Keys Tourism Industry set to begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 26.
The free three-hour virtual event is being organized by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council in partnership with the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys and Key West.
Ken Graham, National Hurricane Center Director - Keynote presenter will discuss recent hurricane activity highlighting several "gotchas." He'll also share details on a new Hurricane and Ocean Testbed research facility that has debuted at NHC.
Kevin Guthrie, Florida's Emergency Management Director - planned state efforts to aid the Keys after a storm
Shannon Weiner, Monroe County Emergency Management Director - local plans to aid long-term recovery as well as a review of the county's planned protective actions and new re-entry guidelines
Jon Rizzo, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the Florida Keys National Weather Service Office - local office interfaces with the NHC and how the Keys weather office supports recovery efforts
Clint Barras, VP Two Oceans Digital, TDC Web Provider - details on TDC's emergency accommodations website module
Andy Newman, Newman PR, TDC Media Relations Director - discuss TDC's communications programs to keep visitors safe and help restore tourism flow following a storm
Final Panel - Discussion regarding Keys infrastructure recovery featuring officials from the Florida Keys Electric Cooperative, Keys Energy Services, Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority, Florida Department of Transportation and Monroe County Airports
Today most of the Van Eno's works remain in private collections. His first painting to be offered at auction was "Bathers" at Hindman, Chicago in 2014.
We are so lucky to have this very special, and mysterious, piece of Van's in the gallery.
Van is remembered as a private, yet generous and enormously talented man who came to the fore in the Key West art scene during the 1970s. He had arrived by way of New York City, having previously studied in Germany and England during the post-war period. Over these years, Van started painting in the style of ancient Flemish tapestries, eventually applying this to Biblical themes and all the major Greco-Roman myths.
Before he passed away of AIDS in 1986 at the age of 39, Van did wonderful things for the Key West community, designing countless theater backdrops, costumes, and promotional materials for events.
We are also very excited to present two new paintings by Melinda K. Hall.
Melinda is a mastermind of creativity who uses her own set of rules to produce a visual journal. Humor, metaphor, playfulness, color and text are her artistic tools of the trade. Be sure to take note of the "troller" and "tiller" details depicted above in her painting, HOUSE BOAT.
In her imaginative oil paintings, there is almost always more than meets the eye. Every work is a sophisticated, yet delightfully childlike exploration of life.
We Now start from the Popular You-Tube Content Provider "VINTAGE TODAY" Part 1 of "EACH OF THESE 71 RARE PHOTOS HAS A UNIQUE STORY TO TELL" and then to Follow A Look at some NEW Vintage Photographic Features that will be Featured in the Next Few Issues
Mehmed VI, Last Reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Exits the Dolmababachce Palace in Istanbul Following the Abolition of the Monarchy, November 1922
Here One Goes by Now Part of the Royal Family Named "GREY"
A Campaign Worker Stands in the Kitchen Pantry of LA's Ambassador Hotel on the Spot where Senator Robert F. Kennedy Fell, In the Early Morning Hours of June 5th. 1968.
A South Korean Soldier Forcibly cuts a Young Man's Hair in Front of others during a Nationwide Crackdown on Men with Long Hair and women wearing short Skirts in South Korea 1970.
U.S.Air Force Servicemen at a base in Vietnam in April 1954, working to a Supply French Forces Against against the Vietnamese
Workers from the YESCO sign Company Install Vegas Vic in Downtown Las Vegas 1951
Black Shirts March on Rome. Benito Mussolini, Italo Balbo(Second from the Left) and Emilio De Bono (Third from the Left).Marching in the Front Roe-October 1922
More of Part 1 from the Popular You-Tube Content Provider "VINTAGE TODAY" Part 1 of "EACH OF THESE 71 RARE PHOTOS HAS A UNIQUE STORY TO TELL" Up Shortly
Here are a few NEW VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURES starting in the Next Few Issues ; and then to follow in this Issue (May 23rd.) a NEW PHOTPGRAPHIC FEATURE "THE NATURAL WORLD FULL OF BEAUTY"
These Two Below are from Popular You-Tube Content Provider "PAPERJAM" and is called "EXTRAORDINARY HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS MOST OVER 100 YEARS AGO"
Maypole Dance at The Friendly Charity Event
Anatomy Lecture 1921
These Two Below are from Popular You-Tube Content Provider "RARE HISTORY" and is called "40 RARELY SEEN POWERFUL AND AMAZING HISTORICAL PHOTOS"
1) 19 Year Old Russian Girl Signing Up to Fight Nazis in the 1940s
2) U.S. Marines on Patrol South Vietnam December 1969
ALSO IN THE NEXT ISSUE A PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURE "TRUE LOVE and COMPASION" and "THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN EACH U.S. STATE" by "TRAVEL & LEISURE" Editor ANNE OLIVIA BAUSO ( & Although the First Photo is from ALABAMA) and is Hardly A Most Beautiful Place Photo; I'm going by the Alphabetical Order Sent Over.
We Continue with the 2022 Annual LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL CEREMONY. Event Covered & Photographed by our Executive Contributing Editor : Roberta DePiero. Below with Key West Commissioner Clayton Lopez is Former KWPD Chief Donnie Lee. Next Photo is Roberta with NEWLY Appointed Monroe County Commissioner Jim Scholl and Mike Home. Next Photo is Roberta DePiero with Key West Commissioner Gregory Davila. Then Commissioner Scholl reading the County Proclamation. Then the Stone for the Very First Officer Fallen in 1903 Frank Adams
The ANNUAL LAW EFORCEMENT MEMORIALCEREMONY Continues Shortly
We Now Start a New Photographic Feature. The natural world is full of beauty, wonder, and mystery. Nature has the power to create life and the power to take it away. As this collection of photographs show, the natural world is full of surprises that can be destructive and deadly or amazing and inspiring.
As these images were collected on the world wide web, some may be post-edited or altered. User discretion is advised.
In this now-famous photo snapped by Jean Guichard in 1989, a massive wave is nearly engulfing the Phares dans la Tempete, la Jument, a lighthouse on the northwest coast of France, near Brittany, that ironically translates to “Lighthouse in a storm.” During this storm, the lighthouse keeper, Theodore Malgorne, may look like he is calmly watching the monster waves, but he is actually awaiting rescue. Malgorne has a few colleagues tucked safely in the lighthouse, out of harm’s way. Although it looks like the wall of water is powerful enough to destroy the lighthouse, the structure received little damage and is still standing today.
A woman went camping 30 years ago and heard strange noises in the middle of the night so she stuck her camera outside the tent and snapped this photo. Wikipedia says that raccoons are solitary mammals who mostly keep to themselves. This photo begs to differ! It looks like a raccoon rave is going on at this campsite. Raccoons are nocturnal so they do spend most of their waking hours in the darkness. They are omnivores and opportunistic eaters. For that reason, they are generally considered to be a nuisance animal that will tear up trash cans and gardens. Campers need to take extra care to secure their food. Raccoons have tiny little hands, but they are extremely dexterous and can open coolers and boxes. The woman who took this photo outside her tent probably didn’t have her food secured.
A woman gets her photo taken with a tornado in the background, 1989. This girl, reported to be Audra Thomas of Beaver City, Nebraska, looks calm and cool while an F-1 tornado swirls behind her. Being a Nebraska girl, we are assuming that Audra is no stranger to tornado activity. The twister looks like it is bearing down on her but it is actually about a mile away. The funnel cloud is heading toward her family farm, shown in the background, and is destroyed a barn there. The National Weather Service frowns upon people taking selfies with twisters for safety reasons. We may look at this photo and think, “I’ll bet her mother was mad when she saw what her daughter was doing”, but it was Audra’s mother, Marrilee, that took the pic.
J4 This little piggy did not make it to the market.
FREEDOM! Let’s call this pig Wilbur, after the pig in “Charlotte’s Web” that was also desperate to avoid the slaughterhouse. Well, Wilber seemed to have taken advantage of an over-crowded livestock truck, reportedly heading to market, to plan his escape. We are not sure of the outcome of this incident, but we hope this little piggy learned to tuck and roll or he may have ended up a tenderized ham on the freeway.
This photo is a fake. It was created for a political ad when Teddy Roosevelt was running for the presidency for the Progressive Party, whose mascot was the moose. During this election, Roosevelt was running against Woodrow Wilson, the Democratic candidate, and William Howard Taft, the Republican incumbent. The photography firm of Underwood and Underwood carefully cut a photograph of Roosevelt on a horse and superimposed it on the image of a moose crossing a river. This image appeared in the September 8, 1912, edition of the New York Tribune.
A Close Up Look at a Mother Wolf Spider Carrying Her Young
Most spiders wrap their eggs in an egg sack them leave their young to hatch and fend for themselves. But not the wolf spider. This amazing arachnid gets props for being the spider world’s mother of the year. The wolf spider is the only spider species in the world that carries her eggs around with her, fastened to her abdomen in a silky bundle. When the eggs hatch in 9 to 27 days, depending on temperature, the spiderlings cling to their mother’s back until they are big enough to hunt for their own food. This close-up pic shows the darling babies being carried by their doting mother.
A Creepy Aquarium Sculpture At Oregon Undersea Gardens.
Imagine the excitement of going for your first scuba dive. Most people envision exploring some beautiful coral reefs and maybe even petting a friendly turtle. Never in a million years do you want to be this guy. Thick tentacles wrap around you that gives you the creeps like nothing you ever even imagined in the worst horror movie you watched growing up. Mama angry octopus versus scuba diver, there is no question who wins that one...
Sailors have been reporting mermaid sighting for hundreds of years. Clearly, most of them were seeing something out in the waters, but it probably wasn’t a sexy, seductive human-fish hybrid. Perhaps some of the sightings could be attributed to beluga whales, a native of the Arctic waters. This whale species has adapted to include several unique anatomical and physiological traits that separate it from other whales, including its white coloring and missing dorsal fin. But the odd, knee-like formations that resemble human knees is probably why it has been mistaken for a sea siren. !
I'm Stuck : A Baby Elephant in a Manhole
What an adorably clumsy baby elephant! Despite their massive size, baby elephants take a long time to reach adulthood so they have years of youthful antics to look forward to. Elephants take their time to grow and mature emotionally and may be between 15 and 20 years old before they cross over into adulthood. That’s about as long as it takes a human baby to become a mature adult. Elephants also have the longest pregnancy of all mammals. Elephant mothers carry their young for more than a year and a half before giving birth.
The only known photograph of the giant 28ft crocodile that was killed in Queensland, Australia, in 1957.
This 28-foot crocodile was shot and killed in Queensland in 1957 by a female croc hunter! Krystina Pawlowski was a Polish immigrant who moved to Australia and earned a reputation as an accomplished crocodile hunter. The local media loved the pretty blonde who wore outback khakis and bright, red lipstick. Krystina Pawlowski gained national attention when she shot and killed this monster crocodile with a single shot, earning her the nickname One Shot. The massive size of this crocodile attracted world-wide attention. A beast of this size is uncommon in Queensland. In fact, this kill earned Pawlowski a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
A Natural World of Beauty in 60 Photographs Part 2 in the June 6th. Issue
MONROE COUNTY, FL – Today, Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed James “Jim” Scholl to the vacant District 3 seat of the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners. The seat was vacated in December 2021 by Eddie Martinez. He will join Mayor David Rice, Mayor Pro Tem Craig Cates, Michelle Coldiron, and Holly Merrill Raschein on the commission.
“I am thankful for the Governor’s support and the support of those who recommended me for the position,” said Scholl. “I am looking forward to working with the other commissioners for the betterment of Monroe County.”
Scholl, of Key West, served as the City of Key West City Manager from 2007 to 2012 and 2014 to 2019. Scholl is a United States Navy Veteran who was the Commanding Officer of Naval Air Station Key West from 2003 to 2006. He is currently a member of the Sunrise Rotary Club of Key West, Key West Military Affairs Committee and serves as President of the Board of Directors for Sigsbee Charter School. He is a graduate of Leadership Monroe Class XV. Scholl has a bachelor’s degree in zoology from Miami University (Ohio) and a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the Navy War College.
BIG PINE KEY, FL – Billie Nichols, resident of Big Pine Key, extended her gratitude to Monroe County Fire Rescue Station 13’s C shift crew for responding to her unique emergency situation last Thursday. She was pet sitting her daughter’s dogs, Bubba, 14, and Bella, 12, and while loading them in her car, one of them inadvertently locked the car doors.
“The crew was very professional, friendly, and eager to assist,” she said.
In coordination with MCSO and Anchor Towing, their quick action allowed the dogs to be rescued within minutes. Leaving animals or children in a car for any length of time can lead to a serious situation.
Pictured: Volunteer Firefighter Powers, left, MCSO Deputy Stulken, Firefighter Hill, Firefighter Callahan, Lt. Millan, Firefighter Miranda, and Marc with Anchor Towing.
COMMISSIONERS DISCUSS VARIOUS POSSIBLE REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS WITH THE CITY OF KEY WEST
KEY WEST, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners discussed various possible real estate transactions with the City of Key West. County properties discussed included Bayshore Manor and Higgs Beach Park. City properties discussed were the diesel plant at Truman Waterfront and the HAWK missile site near the airport.
DIESEL PLANT FOR SENIOR CENTER
After researching the feasibility of the County to create a senior center at the diesel plant at Truman Waterfront, the County found the cost to repurpose the facility estimated to exceed $12 million. Assistant County Administrator Kevin Wilson recommended finding a smaller area in a more easily accessible location for less money the County could utilize. The commissioners agreed that the diesel plant is not the right place for a senior or community center. Staff will research other areas for a facility.
BAYSHORE MANOR FOR TEMPORARY KOTS LOCATION OR SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
Bayshore Manor on Stock Island was discussed as a temporary Keys Overnight Temporary Shelter (KOTS) location for Key West homeless or as a new home for the Supervisor of Elections offices. The current KOTS location at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is in the design phase to be rebuilt into a permanent facility, but a temporary location is needed during demolition and construction. Presently, Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Joyce Griffin uses Bayshore Manor to house her voting election equipment. The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners are responsible for the constitutional officer’s buildings, including the Supervisor of Elections. Griffin said that she has outgrown the offices on Whitehead Street in Key West and wants to move her entire office to Bayshore Manor for more space closer to the population centers she is trying to reach for early voting. The commissioners agreed it would be a better place for the elections office. Once the elections office moves to Bayshore Manor, the Monroe County Attorney’s office will likely move into the Whitehead Street location and will no longer have to rent space.
The commissioners and staff agreed to work together with the City of Key West to find an alternative solution for the temporary KOTS location.
HIGGS BEACH & HAWK MISSILE SITE
The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners agreed to move forward with discussing trading the Monroe County-owned Higgs Beach in Key West for the City of Key West-owned HAWK missile site near Key West airport. The airport needs the HAWK missile site to perform mitigation airport renovations that would include open space.
The Key West Ambassadors Academy graduated its 36th class during last week’s City Commission meeting. Seventeen enthusiastic citizens participated in the class. They join more than 600 citizens who now have a better insight to the workings of City government. Each class of the Key West Ambassadors Academy has been a special blend of dedicated, involved citizens.
During the City Commission meeting, City Manager Patti McLauchlin congratulated Class 36, noting the dedication it takes to volunteer their time for 12 weeks of delving into the inner workings of city government.
“The Ambassadors play an important role in helping us better understand and serve the community,” she told them. “I look forward to seeing you as you stay involved in your City government. Thank you, again, for your dedication.”
Two current city leaders -- Commissioners Clayton Lopez and Sam Kauffman – were elected after finishing this program. Other alumni have served as commissioners as well as sitting on a variety of other City boards.
The Key West Ambassadors Academy was established in 2003 by then City Manager Julio Avael. Class 37 is slated to begin in mid-July. Applications will be available the first week in June.
In the photo: front row: Tunie Hamlen, Christine Cordone Smith, Darlene Thomas, Brice Cook, Tyler Sheff, Kawana Staffney, Hannah Edwards, Trisha Delaney, Kevin Theriault. Back row: Mike deBettencourt, Jim Marquardt, Brandon Jones, Lou Delaney, and Phil Cook. Not shown: Ken Bruner, Colleen Mahoney, and Mike Tierney.
The City of Key West's website is full of fabulous maps that let the community do everything from track transient rental units to see what roadwork is in the pipeline. There is even a map that allows you to research who is buried in a particular plot at the Key West Cemetery.
Just go to www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov<http://www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov> and click on the drop down menu of City Departments. There you'll see a link for the Geographic Information (GIS) Systems.
The latest addition to this valuable site are maps showing the location of legal transient rentals and a map of rental units.
Transient rentals are defined as any unit group of units, dwelling, building, or group of buildings within a single complex of buildings rented for a period or periods of less than 30 days or one calendar month, or is advertised as a place rented to transients, regardless of the occurrence of an actual rental. Currently there are 850 of these licenses.
Non-transient rentals are defined as any unit, group of units, dwelling, building, or group of buildings within a single complex of buildings that are rented for a period of more than 30 days or one calendar month or is advertised as a place rented for more than 30 days or one calendar month, regardless of the occurrence of an actual rental. There are currently 2,508 of these licenses.
The transient rental map is a good tool for resident who wonder whether a house that seems to be renting for less than a month is a legally licensed transient rental.
If you find that the location is not legal, you are urged to call Code Compliance at 305-809-3737.
In the photo: Leylah Rodriguez, Jacob Clegg, Alejandro Lopez, Michael Cates, Thomas Highsmith, Michael Balbuena, Camren Watson, Ja'Khai Blake, Jenkavia Harper, Jason Yarbrough, Jeremiah Osborne, Rocco Twyman, Lt. Tim Anson, and Anginio Valdez.!
Fourteen Key West High School students this week graduated the Key West Fire Department's Firefighters Academy. Proud families, members of the Key West Fire Department, and City officials were on hand during the ceremony to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of these students who have invested two years of training for their future careers as first responders.
These students earned certifications in Firefighter I, Emergency Medical Responder, and Hazmat Awareness.
Lt Tim Anson, who leads the academy, praised the group for the tenacity it requires to finish the academy, noting that they would do their grueling physical training in the early hours before heading off to a full day of high school.
City Manager Patti McLauchlin thanked the students for their community spirit and presented each graduate with a City challenge coin.
The two-year fire academy trains future firefighters while they're attending their final two years of high school and provides them, upon completion, the equivalent training of a Certified Firefighter I, which puts them halfway through the training required to become a Key West Firefighter.
Mayor Teri Johnston and the City Commission, during a recent commission meeting, proclaimed the week of May 16th through the 22nd as National Emergency Medical Services Week.
The official theme for the 2022 National Emergency Medical Services Week is EMS Strong: Beyond the Call.
"Emergency medical services provide vital lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week," reads the proclamation, "dramatically improving the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury."
The designation is a way of reaching out and thanking all of those first responders who ensure that the community has the best and fastest medical emergency response possible each and every day.
One of our Recent Issues Had a Feature on Michael "CHEVAL" Visiting Wyland Gallery in Key West. Click this April 18th. Issue Link to see Many of His Works and Of Course He Hangs Year Round with a Very Large area at Wyland
This Feature was shot by Executive Contributing Editor Daashia Cochran
5210 COLLEGE ROAD
"A MAZE" by SUSANN D'ANTONIO
"BUOY MAN" by The Oppeza Family
"GRAST" by by Jackie Sanchez
"VESSEL SERIES FAULTLINE" by Lauren McAloon
"PICTURE THAT" by Bob and Susann D'Antonio
MORE 2022 ART GARDEN UP SHORTLY IN THIS MAY 23RD. ISSUE and here is information on their Next Native Plant Sale
The plant Nursery at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden will be holding its monthly native plant sale from 9am to noon Saturday, May 21 2022. Master Gardeners will have a Help Desk to answer any plant questions.
There are 165 species of native plants available including Cuban palms, Tomato and Pepper plants. The Garden’s inventory totals more than 2,000 plants which attract birds, butterflies and other pollinators in 1-gallon to 15-gallon pots. Key West Botanical Garden members receive a 15% discount. The Garden is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation and all proceeds directly benefit the Garden’s conservation program.
The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island. For more information call 305-296-1504 or visit www.keywest.garden.
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Having spent much time in The Hamptons during many past Summers. Having Many Artist and Gallery Owner Friends in The Hamptons and Long Island New York; I have 400 ACTIVE Long Island names on my Database. The Southampton Arts Center is very similar to the TSKW, KWAHS, & Florida Keys Council of the Arts. Below is their Most Recent Members Info. Release.
Then on Tuesday, May 31 at 6 PM, tune in for a conversation to internationally renowned artist Shimon Attie as they discuss the exhibition in light of technology’s expressive potential for re-imagining relationships between space, time, place, memory and identity.
We are offering an amazing Hand Enhanced Fine Art Print by Artist Steven Holland ~ hand signed by the
' The Great One ' Wayne Gretzky
Edition of only 99 fine art prints
hand signed by Wayne Gretzky and
the Artist Stephen Holland.
We have Edition # 64 / 99 currently in the gallery.
Framed Size is approx. 38 " x 52 1/2 ".
Limited time special - only one available!
Special price is only $9,000.00.
Includes a certificate of authenticity. Wayne Douglas Gretzky (born January 26, 1961) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and
former head coach. He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for four teams from 1979 to 1999. Nicknamed ' The Great One ', he has been called ' the greatest hockey player ever ' by many sportswriters, players,
and the league itself. Gretzky is the leading scorer in NHL history, with more goals and assists than any other player. He is the only NHL player to total over 200 points in one season - a feat he accomplished four times. In addition, Gretzky tallied over 100 points in 16 professional seasons, 14 of them consecutive. At the time of his retirement in 1999, he held 61 NHL records: 40 regular season records,
15 playoff records, and 6 All-star records. The NHL retired his jersey number 99 league-wide, making him the only player to receive such an honor.
We are pleased to share two fantastic photos
hand-signed by the first TV Movie Spider-man
' SPIDER-MAN STRIKES BACK - SPIDEY SHOOTING HIS WEB '
Photograph of original lobby card hand-signed by
Nicholas Hammond who played Peter Parker/Spider-man.
The signature has been James Spence authenticated.
Framed in black lacquer measuring
approx. 15 5/8" x 13 3/4".
Gallery price $695.
' SPIDER-MAN STRIKES BACK - SPIDEY ON THE LEDGE '
Photograph of original lobby card hand-signed by Nicholas Hammond who played Peter Parker/Spider-man.
The signature has been James Spence authenticated.
The May 9th. Issue will had a Large Feature about B.LUCY STEVENS and her Exhibition at JAG GALLERY last Month. Here is the May 9th. URL ISSUE LINK : https://conta.cc/38aho24
We Continue with the 2022 ANNUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL CEREMONY
We Continue with the 2022 ANNUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL CEREMONY; Up Shortly; with The Official 4 Page Program and Newly Appointed Monroe County Commissioner Jim Scholl and Key West Mayor Teri Johnston addressing the Crowd.
We Continue with more 2022 ART GARDEN Up Shortly in this May 23rd Issue.In One of our Recent Issues we had a Feature on The History Dunkin Donuts by Popular You-Tube Content Provider "RECOLLECTION ROAD" Click this Constant Content URL Link to see The Feature
Fringe Theater announces the return of Lillian Baxter to the Little Room Jazz Club, June 1-4, in the all new A FABULOUS Evening with Lillian Baxter starring John Vessels and Jay Schwandt. Musical theater meets cabaret when these two guys perform their spectacular one-woman show!
This Description is EXTREMELY LONG and the entire can be found in the May 9th. Issue ; hit this Issue URL Link : https://conta.cc/38aho24
"MEET THE CANDIDATES" JUNE 17 5-7PM Information Below
MEET THE CANDIDATES
JUNE 17 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tennessee Williams Theater / College of the Florida Keys
Hello, Hometown! Members!
The official ballot for the 2022 primary election will be set on June 17, 2022, the last day interested parties can qualify to run for office.
At 5:30 pm that same day, Hometown! will present our signature MEET THE CANDIDATES event; the voters’ first opportunity to see and hear from the official roster of 2022 candidates.
This year's event will be at the Tennessee Williams Theater. Come to the College of the Florida Keys and meet your candidates, hear why they are running and why they want your vote. Ask questions, shake hands, and pick up campaign literature and give-aways.
5:00 pm Meet the candidates 1-on-1 at their campaign tables
5:30 pm MEET THE CANDIDATES speeches
7:00 pm One-on-one with the candidates (wrap up)
The 2022 elections in Monroe County include U.S. Senate, Governor & Cabinet, State Senate, State and U.S. Representatives, four County Commission seats, three judgeships, the City of Key West Mayor and three Key West City Commission seats, three Monroe County School Board seats and two Florida Keys Mosquito Control District seats will also be on the 2022 ballot, as well as two Key West and one KEYS Energy Lower Keys seats.
Check out the 2022 ELECTION GUIDE to learn more about the candidates. The guide offers candidate statements and contact information when and as provided by the candidate.
Let the election cycle begin!! Yours in good government,
Both Misha McRae Executive Director and Audrey Thompson Executive Secretary send regards and tell us :
12TH Annual Key West Art in the Garden 2022
Meander over Garden Boardwalks and down pathways through dappled shade cast by fresh greenscape, colorful blossoms and winged creatures of nature and spot a sculpture! Nature has been benign in recent months with spring rains bringing renewal and the return of 'Art in the Garden' with artistic expressions emphasizing harmony with nature. These works are earth-friendly in the selection of materials (including natural, recycled, and repurposed) and themes.
The 12th annual Key West ART in the GARDEN opened at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden on April 20th Sculptures by local artists accent the natural beauty of the conservation site on Stock Island through July 31st, seven days a week from 10am-4pm
The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is located on College Road near the light on US 1 just over Cow Key Bridge on Stock Island Cali 305-296-1504 or visit www.keywestgarden for directions and details.
Please: Be Safe and Be Well. Safe social distancing is our responsibility for the protection of us all.
PEACE by SUSANN D'ANTONIO
WEAVING by JACKIE SANCHEZ
FISH OUT OF WATER by SANDY SUN
OFF THE HOOK by SANDY SUN
DRAGON FAMILY by JACKIE SANCHEZ
SPRINGTIME by LOIS GRIFFIN
BIG GARDEN BIRD by LOIS GRIFFIN
LITTLE HANDY MAN by BEN GATSKY
CONCRETE CORNER by RICHARD COOKE
Thanks to Misha McCrae and Audrey Thompson, and Ed Cunningham and the rest of the Staff and Volunteers. Of Course; Thanks Once again to one of our 4 Executive Contributing Editors : Roberta DePiero for taking the Photographs of the 2022 Art Garden.
For the month of June, SALT Gallery (830 Fleming St., www.saltislandprovisions.com) will feature “Imbue,” a collection of works by visionary Key West artist Emma Starr. To celebrate, SALT will host an opening reception at the gallery on Friday, June 10 from 6-8 p.m.
Starr, who signs her work, “emjay”, is a magician of sorts. She creates ineffable images from the Zen power of empty landscape, an enzo of all and nothing, when this becomes that…like magic.
Often the figure is landscape, and the landscape is figurative, but there is a quality to her point and shoot plastic camera images so direct, it stirs. Perhaps because the images are not photoshopped but made from film, even expired film, that the ghostly images emerge. They are haunting.
We are accustomed to seeing Emma’s Polaroids, but this new body of work is apart from that.
“The beautiful imperfections of expired film and lo-fi cameras create an unadulterated impression of nature’s harmonious shapes,” Starr says. “The intermittent presence of semi-submerged human form represents the vacancy of busyness…something we often forget to make time for as we reside on this island rock we call home. Grain, blur, and desaturated colors are the essence of the final image.”
Starr’s work will be on display at the gallery from June 1-30. 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, aided by expert Gallery Director Sarah Plaia Davidson, feature a new artist each month at SALT. For more information, call 305-517-6088 or visit www.saltislandprovisions.com.
We Continue with the 2022 ANNUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL CEREMONY. With Monroe County Commissioner Jim Scholl and Key West Mayor Teri Johnston
That Concludes our Coverage of the 2022 FALLEN OFFICER LAW ENFORCEMENT CEREMONY. The Many Friends and Readers I've talked with for the few weeks leading up to this event ; ALL wish the Officers and Families WELL and are so GRATEFULFOR THEIR SERVICE
Alaen is always having Multiple Exhibition in The Keys at the same time. One Features Andy LLanes.
May 14/2022 until June 12
Personal exhibition of Cuban plastic artist Andy Llanes Bulto ; Key West, Florida.
“ DUALITY”, curated by Alaen Ledesma Fernandez
will be exhibited at Shakti Yoga;
YOUR ISLAND COMMUNITY
Supported by Latin American Art Magazine, Ellen Gvili/ Ocean Sotheby's International Realty,
Andy Llanes Bultó is a young and talented Cuban painter, graduated from ISA, who bases his work on the human body. His large-format paintings of him make up a collection that is recognized internationally today.
The pictorial technique of the Cuban artist Andy Llanes surpasses the borders of the irrational, in his pieces we can find photographic perfection as a result of an intoxicating work. A mix between impressionism and realism that produces an almost photorealistic work.
More from Alaen Ledesma Fernandez Up Shortly in this Issue
DARLINGS! Join us for an afternoon of fashion, music, shopping, bubbly and a drag-a-licious performance by Erika Norell -- in support of South Florida Symphony Orchestra's music education program, Symphony in the Schools.
11am-12pm: Shopping and Mimosa Bar
12pm-1:30pm: Brunch, Fashion Show (see list of "models" our community below) and auction/raffle-- with special performance by Erika Norell as Holly Golightly
1:30pm-2:30pm: Shopping to benefit Symphony in the Schools
OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTICIPATION
Single tickets: $150
VIP seating: $225
VIP table: $1,800
Your VIP experience includes:
Champagne at your table
Recognition as table sponsor (if table of 8 or 10 is purchased)
FASHION SHOW MODELS
Come watch your friends rock the runway!Bill Beckman
Micah Channé DeLuca
Maverick Channé DeLuca
Jarad Gibson González
Dr. Javier González
Jagger Gibson González
Ava James Long
Sarah and Mark (Shade Ceramics and Shutter Photography) are Two of the Main Supporters for WALK ON WHITE; with the Next Event June 16. Always the 3rd Thursday of the month.
Also please note the only ones still in the library at this time are the bottom two. I only listed a price if the item is for sale.
Pot and Plate
"Chun in the Sun" planter
"Tea in the Garden" teapot
Cone 10 Ceramics
Mystery of a Fort
1st Place Photography
Registration open for CFK Summer Adventure Camps
KEY WEST, FL, May 12, 2022— Registration is open for The College of the Florida Keys’ Summer Adventure Camps. Designed for seven- to 15-year-old children, the one-week sessions provide opportunities to learn, create, and have fun. CFK Summer Adventure Camps run Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a 60-minute lunch break. Camps will begin June 13 and run each week through July 29. Weekly camp sessions are grouped by ages, 7-11 years or ages 12-15 years. Interested parents can learn more by visiting the College’s website at cfk.edu/summer-camps or by emailing email@example.com.
CFK 2022 Summer Adventure Camps:
June 13 – 17 (Ages 7-11) June 20, June 24 (Ages 12-15), July 18 - 22 (Ages 7-11)
Discover your artistic capabilities while creating paintings, stories, sculptures, and more
June 27 – July 1 (Ages 7-11)
Learn what it takes to be a frontline hero
July 11 - July 15 (Ages 7-11), July 18 - July 22 (Ages 12-15), July 25 - July 29 (Ages 7-11)
Through hands-on interactions in College labs, campers will learn about working with marine ornamental fish and what it takes to raise aquarium fish. They will investigate live feeds, water quality, and basic tank care and maintenance. Campers will get to build and take home their own aquarium!
July 11 - July 15 (Ages 12-15)
Put your mind and imagination to work! Campers will learn the craft of writing fiction, poetry, drama, and short stories.
Laurie Wishes Everyone a Pleasant Spring and Gives Us a Brief Sneak Preview of what's to come in Summer "We will have two shows opening in June. The first is our Summer Show at Our Place in Paradise Gallery in Islamorada, June 4-25.
The second will be at the Gato Building (Florida Keys Council of the Arts) June 4-August 12, called Native Creatives: Artists of the Art Guild of the Purple Isles."
Here are the May 2022 Exhibitions and then to Follow Information on the 2022 SUMMER MANGO MADNESS
GARDENS OF ABSOLUTE TRUTHS by VALERIE HIRD
May 5-26 in the SANGER GALLERYSponsored by GREEN PINEAPPLE
Somewhere beyond right and wrong there is a garden. I will meet you there. – Rumi
Hird, a painter, stage designer and award-winning filmmaker uses the mythical garden as a metaphor to explore how we perceive truth. Narratives favorites familiar from her childhood, such as Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll and The Secret Garden byFrances Hodgson Burnett – among others – are re-imagined for our present day in large-scale paintings, interactive shadowbox gardens and animated videos. Seductively, charmingly, she challenges the viewer to choose whether or not to believe.
THE COLOR OF SUMMER by PAOLA EFFIO
May 5-26 XOJ GALLERY
Sponsored by BESAME MUCHO
A mermaid plays the lyre with a boat on her head. An anthropomorphized cat considers her next move. A dragon smiles with its tongue out like a happy dog. Effio’s charming raku and concrete sculptures appear like characters from a children’s book, leaping into three dimensions.
ZABAR LOBBY GALLERY Sponsored by OCEAN SOUTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
Miami artist Meme Ferré’s abstract works unite a vibrant natural color palette reminiscent of her Caribbean heritage and the tropical, lush flora and fauna from her garden in Puerto Rico. Ferré believes her artistic gifts should be shared, inspiring her latest body of work, an homage of portraits that capture the essence of her friends and loved one’s personalities, hearts and souls through layers of thick, painterly brushstrokes vastly divergent in form from her abstract landscapes, but with a remarkable kinship in color and spirit.
ZABAR PROJECT GALLERY Sponsored by SHADE CERAMICS & SHUTTER PHOTOGRAPHY
Appleby’s wall-sized cyanotype prints are juxtaposed with plants, oolite and found objects in an immersive installation meant to have you gaze again at the world around you, with praise, consideration and collaborative energy.
We close out the season with a celebration of the fruit that brings us joy – like holding sunshine in the palm of your hand – and an annual reminder of why we love our island home. In the same spirit, our summer group exhibition is a celebration of the creativity all around us, as our family of artist members share the fruits of their labors (mango-inspired or otherwise), with something for every taste.
Young Matzy Moses navigates the corruption and gang warfare of 1930’s New York to save everything she holds dear. Up against her are policemen on the take, Irish gangsters and shady politicians. But with a resilient and unconventional heroine, you can expect the unexpected.
The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations headquartered in the Lower Keys, to support projects that will benefit residents in communities from Big Coppitt to Big Pine Key. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 27 and the online application form is available at cffk.org/grants.
“As a Sugarloaf resident myself, I am thrilled at this opportunity to support non-profits in the Lower Keys,” said Dr. Susanne Woods, board chair of the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys. “I know many groups are working to make Big Coppitt through Big Pine a happier, healthier, and even more beautiful place, and, thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Community Foundation can help.”
The Community Foundation has funds to offer small grants, typically up to $3000, to assist with specific programs, projects, and/or urgent needs, not to cover regular administrative costs. All grant decisions will be made by the Lower Keys Advisory Council, comprised of residents of the Lower Florida Keys, who will award its first round of grants in early June.
Applications must be submitted via this online portal. Only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations headquartered from Big Pine to Big Coppitt may apply. Please contact Kevin Bowes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-809-4992 with questions or for technical assistance with the online grant application.
These grants are made possible by donors to the Community Foundation’s Lower Keys Future Fund, which supports nonprofits in underserved Lower Keys communities in all areas, from the environment and education to healthcare and the arts, and more. Contributions to the Lower Keys Future Fund are currently being matched dollar-for-dollar by the Community Foundation. Learn more at cffk.org/lowerkeys..
' ANDY WARHOL HAND-SIGNED GALERIE EXHIBITION POSTER (1982) ' Warhol created this image of Disney's beloved cartoon mouse as part of his 'Myths' series, which explored icons of American popular culture.
This poster for the Warhol Exhibition at Galerie
Kammer in February/March 1982 has been boldly signed in thick black marker by Andy Warhol. The poster is in very good condition and has been professionally linen-backed to help preserve it. Andy Warhol's signature has been Beckett Authenticated. Measures approx. 29" x 39 1/8" in a black
lacquer frame. Gallery price $4,995.
I met ANDY WARWHOL Twice. When you see me; ask me about both Experiences
Thanks Jason and James and of course the Owner of the Zazoo Galleries and famed Cartoon Artist Don Oriolo. As we always do; we have a few Sections from Zazoo in each Issue.... More GREAT Memorabilia Up Shortly;
The May 9th. Issue had Bill and Linda Klipp attending the Celebration Event from TSKW (The Studios of Key West) and their 2M raised for Upgrade on their recent purchase of the property next to theri main Campus "The Carriage Trade House" Click the GREEN URL LINK for the May 9th. Issue to see that Feature Bill and Linda did Last Week.
Here is one of their Most Recent Facebook Posting not as Exciting as their Usual "PARTY" Hangs; but no less exciting to those of us that Appreciate the BEAUTY of the Plants, Trees, and other Things we Share on the Planet