THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE & FRIENDS October 30, 2023
THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE & FRIENDS
October 30, 2023
Hello Everyone THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS with an Active Database of 7985. The Weekly Feature from Bill and Linda Klipp "Backyard Bar"; another amazing great Feature. This Issue has a really CAMPY General Motors 8 Minute Promotional Film (Must See) we have the URL Link to watch the Video). Plus A New Feature "40 MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN IN THE WORLD" ( Above is Christie Brinkley). Part 2 of this October 30 Issue has 50 of the Most Handsome Men (Above is Robert Redford)
Up Next Vintage Photographs in both parts of this October 30, 2023 Issue and Soon in Both Parts of this October 30, 2023 Issue : FANTASY FEST PHOTOS from Roberta DePeiro and Chris Sloan
WE START 2 NEW VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURES. In This Part 1 of the Oct. 30rd Issue "JOURNEY THROUGH TIME HISTORIC OLD PHOTOS REVELED by Popular You-Tube Content Provider THE TIME THEN and then in Part 2 of this October 30 Issue "LOST IN TIME AND THE MYSTIQUE OF HISTORIC OLD PHOTOS from Popular You-Tube Content Provider 'THE TIME THEN". Below : Making Apple Butter Made in GREAT Copper Kettles Outdoors and it usually brings together a party of Friends and Neighbors Harford County Maryland. Then : Lamingnon Hotel or Former Angouleme Hotel Interior Courtyard Paris circa 1901-1
Our Weekly Features Includes In Part 1 THE CITY OF KEY WEST from Public Information Officer Alyson Crean and in Part 2 Monroe County Public Information Officer Kristen Livengood. Just a few of the articles in Both Parts of October , 30, 2023 "Rev. Steve Torrence is Honored, New Residential Parking Passes .are Available, Ground Breaking in Bahama Village, A Rescue at Sea. The City Honors many years of service, KW Proclaims Breast Cancer Month, The City of KW Supports Isreal-Graduates Class of 39-and this Month is Fire Prevents Month
Much Information from the Key West Film Festival
JAG Gallery and Curator Chas Hickey along with Letty Nowak opened SMALL WORKS Exhibition November 3 to Nov 26
The Next WALK ON WHITE is Thursday November 16, 2023 Sarah and Marc are of the Lead Hosts. Sarah took some pics photos of the WWW.WALKONWHITEKEYWEST.COM
WWW.LETTYNOWAK.COM Letty's Gallery "JAG" 1075 Duval Square (Where Doug Mayberry Realty was) Off of Simonton.
Next SMALL WORKS Exhibition at JAG Gallery 11/3-11/26
Much going on at Jag Including Photos of a Benefit for Rick Worth; Co-Sponsored by The Studios of Key West
Much Information in Part 1 & 2 of this magazine
SUNDAY JAZZ IS BACK at The Gardens Resort. Than You Kate and Jim PLUS Complete Entertainment Schedule for their Wine Bar.
TSKW (THE STUDIOS OF KEY WEST) has Many Classes / Events and Exhibitions. See the Feature in this Issue. Below is HAYS BLINCKMAN "GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR NOVEL" in November. Part 2 of this October 30rd Issue has just a few of the November and December Exhibitions and Classes
This October 30, 2023 Issue has Paintings from Nance Frank's Gallery on Greene in Both Parts 1 and 2 . Part 1 has Peter Vey and Part 2 has Linda Reike. Below : TREASURE CHEST by LINDA REIKE 25 x 12 x 13 Acrylic on Antique Wooden Chest and SPRING FOR FLORIDA 32 X 28 Oil on Linen by Peter Vey
Good friend and Brilliant Concert Pianist SVETLANA SMOLINA
Kristen Livengood Public Information Officer from Monroe County has a weekly Feature In Part 2. This Part 2 has a few ENCORE ARTICLES ; Honors Jim Scholl and Sylvia Murphy is Given a Plaque at The Nelson Government Center; AS WELL NEW ARTICLES.
I did a major extensive Update on ALL the Key West Arts and Historical Society's Exhibitions which include : Current, Permanent, Upcoming, and On-Line Exhibitions. Dr. Cori Convertito and Michael Gieda and their staffs do such an Excellent Job. Both Parts of my Magazine will have Extensive Informative Information. Below a fascinatiing Exhibition and short Movie on Henry Flagler's Overseas Railway..PLUS just announced a few Presentations from Curator Dr. Cori Convertito
Here is a rare find Video of General Motors Publicity Video from 1956; and shows what our Highway System in 1977 will look like. An Amazing Campy Video : We'll have the 8 Minute Feature in this October 30, 2023 Issue.. Must watch the supplied URL Video Link
The Key West Tropical Forrest & Botanical Garden. Presents their 5th Annual SCARECROWS IN THE FOREST.
Part 2 of the October 30, 2023 Issue : from Ralph DePalma "THE SOUL OF KEY WEST VOL. 1, 2 & 3" Coffee Table Book .PLUS also in Part 2 More Info on "THE LITTLE ROOM DANCE CLUB" with Manager / Dance Professional DENNIS HYLAND and LUCY CARLTON having much fun with their Tuesday Dance Lessons with an ALL STAR LOCAL JAZZ BAND Info. in Both Parts 1 & 2.
Below : Mick Kilgos, Bill Blue, Caffeine Carl Wagoner, Francois Gehin
ENCORE FEATURE In Part 2 Listing 48 Non Profit Organizations (Upper, Middle & Lower Keys) receiving $307,570.
The Florida Keys Council of the Arts ; Current Exhibition "SUMMER SYNERGY" with Major Contributions from the Key West Art Center in Key West and Artists in Paradise in Big Pine. Curator is everyone's good friend SUSANN D'ANTONIO. Below : Two Hearts by Maggie Ruley
WILLIAMS HALL Wine Tasting and Gourmet Dinner Class Schedules. PLUS A Wide Variety of Classes covering many subjects
Lots of compliments to ED'S AUTO REVIEW ; found towards the end of Part 1 of in the Magazine. Out Recently from Ed ( Not Me) Episode 53 : THE HISTORY OF THE AMPHIBIUS CAR" and Episode : "MAKING FUN OF CHINESE CARS : BYD-X-PENG-NIO)" and Episode 48 "THE HISTORY OF THE CONCEPT CAR".. Also another GREAT 19 Minute Video Just Out : Episode #55 THE AWESOME ADVANCED COMPACT CARS OF GM (CHEVROLET CORVAIR-PONTIAC TEMPEST-OLDSMOBILE F-88 JET FIRE, & BUCK SPECIAL.
for the November On-Line KEYS TRAVELER Out in a few days
As usual both Parts of our Magazine will have some very Interesting Memorabilia from Zazoo Fine Art and Memorabilia Gallery. Below is James JAMES DEAN on the set of GIANT . 622 Duval Street, 305-294-8925 WWW.ZAZOOART.COM
A Few Other Items shown in Parts 1 and 2 in this Issue : David Bowie, Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, Eagles, The Who, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Marilyn Monroe, George Harrison, Michael Jackson, Audrey Hepburn, Neil Young, Carrie Fisher & Star Wars, Madonna , Stevie Nicks, Ted Williams, Wilt Chamberland, Janis Joplin. Of Course Zazoo Has Thousands of Items
The Key West Business Guild has many events. Info. in this Part 1 and Part 2
Roberta DePiero and her PLAYBILLS have some great Advertising Opportunities ; More Info. in this Issue. Also Roberta and Volunteers Every Weekend will do 'PLOGGING" ; meaning Cleaning up an area. Roberta's Weekly Feature is in Part 2 of every Issue
The Monroe County ANIMAL FARM Opens The 2nd and 4th Sunday Every Month. Next Two : November 12 & 26
Walk on White is Always the 3rd Thursday of the Month . Below Three of the Lead Hosts : Helen Harrison Gallery, Stone Soup Gallery, and Shade and Shutter. Next is November 16, 2023. .WWW.KEYWESTWALKONWHITE.COM
The One of a Kind Unique Photography from ANNA SWEET
The KEY WEST GALLERY Features Some of the Most Amazing Talent in the World. They have Many of their Year Round Hanging Artists making In Gallery Appearances :
Adam Scott Rote and Deb/Bill Mack and Gary Welton make Frequent Appearances Year Round....Complete schedule of visiting artisans in this Issue.
HELP RICK WORTH RECOVER. Info. & 10 Works of Art in Part 2 of this October 9 Issue. Below : SLOPPY JOES BAR 9 X 14.5 Acrylic on Canvas
Much Information from Latin American /Cuban Guru Curator ALAEN LEDESMA FERNANDEZ. One of his very popular Latin American Artists is Carlos Guzman. His Exhibition at Ocean Southby's International Realty is still Up. Opening Soon is an Exhibition called "SYMBOL & MYSTERY" by ALICIA LEAL Below : A Painting by Carlos Guzman and Alicia Leal
CARLOS GUZMAN in his Studio Then Below Paintings from Carlos Guzman and Alicia Leal . Both Parts of this October 9, 2023 Magazine will have a few Paintings from Carlos Guzman and Alicia Leal.
Bill and Linda Klipp and their weekly Photographic Journey. This week they will show photos from "BACKYARD BAR"
Below what started out in March 2020 as "Our Crisis Center" of Important Contacts. I still leave this Feature Inserted as a Handy Resource.. .
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EDITOR'S NOTE : Every Issue Contains Hundreds of URL Links. Although I properly Insert the URL Links; just a few times the Connection to the Site Fails. When that Happens Simply Copy and Paste the URL Link into your Web Browser. Thanks for Reading. Ed. The 2023 Magazines will Now have 2 Parts Due to the Amount of Information that I Gladly Insert into the Issues. Our 2 Part Format is done to insure that ALL the Material will download successfully.The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ("Friends" being the Many Associate / Executive Contributing Editors) that send me Material & Cover Events. Our Readership has an Active Database of 7985.....
THIS JUST IN : NEW strains of Covid-19 are
BA.2.86 and XBB1.5 Sub Variant and are to blame for a Nation Wide Increase in Covid-19 Cases
Editor's Notes A PS : Dr. Norris and Kathryn just closed their Southard Street Location ; but opened another location and they are now called "Norris Healthcare Concierge".
THIS JUST IN : There is a NEW VACCINE for the latest Few Strains of Covid. I just had my 3rd Booster ; along with this Years Flu Shot...and 5 days later NO PROBLEMS.
A 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. The EG5, BA.2.86 & Sub Variant XBB.1.5 & any other Latest Strains Boosters are NOW AVAILABLE. . Check out Dr. John "Jack" Facebook Pages for Updated Information on Covid and other Medical Conversations.
ENCORE FEATURE : I DELETED MANY PHOTOS FROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE. For a Rare treat go back to Part 1 of the October 9 Issue to see many additional Photos as well as click the GM Link below to see the full 8 Minute Video.
This is a Promotional Film from 1956 from General Motors. It is 8 Minutes Long. It is so Campy and so Enjoyable
Lauren Alexis Fisher is the Senior Editor at Cosmopolitan, overseeing digital content across fashion, lifestyle, beauty, sex, and culture. Previously, she was the Market Editor at Harper’s BAZAAR and has written for publications including WWD, Bustle, and W Magazine. When she’s not busy taste-testing her way through every dirty martini in New York, you can follow her on Instagram for bad jokes, good outfits, and annoying vacation pics.
TO SEE A BRIEF BIO ON EACH WOMAN ; CLICK THIS LINK IN CASE THE LINK DOES NOT WORK; SIMPLY COPY AND PASTE THIS LONG URL AND PUT IT INTO YOUR BROWSER
WE LOST A LEGEND AND A GENIUS KEY WEST HISTORIAN; THAT HAD NO EQUAL : TOM HAMBRIGHT. Here is what the folks at the Key West Arts and Historical Society (KWAHS.ORG) wrote:
The Key West Art & Historical Society is saddened by the loss of preeminent Florida Keys Historian Tom Hambright.
Tom was a giant among men and is considered one of the foremost preservationists of Key West history, known for his encyclopedic memory and consummate storytelling. He came to Key West courtesy of the US Navy, assigned as a destroyer chief staff officer, and remained in service for 21 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander.
Not only was he KWAHS’s curator from 1984 to1986, he also served on its Board of Directors during the major 1990s renovation of the Key West Museum of Art & History building.
Following his move to the Florida History Center at the Key West Library, Tom often collaborated with KWAHS curator Cori Convertito, offering supporting documents and photographs for the museum’s various exhibits and programs, and any additional information requested regarding the museum’s expanding collection.
For his dedication to the preservation of the cultural heritage of the Florida Keys, Tom was awarded the distinguished Scotti Merrill Preservation Award by KWAHS in 2017.
We will carry on the good work in his absence. Fair winds and following seas.
MORE TRIBUTES and Photos FOR TOM HAMBRIGHT IN PART 2 OF THIS OCTOBER 30, 2023 ISSUE. Of course Please read the rest of this Part 1. Below are few photos from FAMILY DAY at THE KEY WEST ARTS AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
NEW EXHIBITION THAT OPENED LAST MONTH AT THE KEY WEST ARTS AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY FOR ELIZABETH DEVRIES
The Key West Museum of Art & History to Open Exhibition Exploring the Sculptural Artwork of Elizabeth Devries
September 28, 2023 – (KEY WEST, FL). The Key West Art & Historical Society is pleased to announce the opening of its forthcoming exhibition “Key West Shutter Stories: The Artwork of Elizabeth Devries.” Known locally as Lizzie the Shutter Lady, this exhibition will showcase her sculptural vignettes assembled from historic window shutters salvaged from Key West homes. More than 40 pieces will be presented offering a compelling view of how the artist recreates everyday scenes from reclaimed material. The Society welcomed the public to a special reception on October 12 at the Key West Museum of Art & History, 281 Front Street, to mark the exhibit opening.
Devries has been a craftsman in the Florida Keys for over thirty-four years, integrating historic pieces of old Key West into her three-dimensional works. She arrived in Key West in 1980 having no woodworking experience or knowledge of power tools. That quickly changed when she spotted a piece of wood that resembled a book. She set to work acquiring old house shutters – red from Tennessee Williams’ house, olive green from the Hemingway House and purple from the Artist House – in order to fabricate books and shelves to fashion an intricate library scene. Since then, Devries has crafted more than 100 diorama scenes, recreating familiar sights such as Sloppy Joe’s Bar, the Southernmost Point, Blue Heaven, Fuzzy’s Shoe Repair, and the Mariel Boatlift.
““Key West Shutter Stories” perfectly embodies the vision of the Key West Art & Historical Society, meticulously blending artistic imagination with historic vestiges from homes in Old Town,” says Dr. Cori Convertito, curator and historian for the Key West Museum of Art & History. “Her scenes embody a carefree spirit that is synonymous with the island’s blithe ambiance. Devries’ beautiful and intimate portrayals deliver a unique glimpse of her both as a person and artist.”
“Key West Shutter Stories: The Artwork of Elizabeth Devries” runs until January 1, 2024, in the Bumpus Gallery and is sponsored by the Florida Department of State, Division of Arts & Culture, with additional support provided by The Helmerich Trust. For more information, call Cori Convertito at 305-295-6616 x 507 or email@example.com. Your Museums. Your Community. It Takes an Island.
IMAGE 1: “The Apartment” is one of several three-dimensional vignettes to be featured in the forthcoming exhibition “Key West Shutter Stories: The Artwork of Elizabeth Devries” which opens with a special reception at the Key West Museum of Art & History on the evening of Thursday, October 12. (Photo Credit: Elizabeth Devries)
IMAGE 2: “The Green Parrot” is one of several three-dimensional vignettes to be featured in the forthcoming exhibition “Key West Shutter Stories: The Artwork of Elizabeth Devries” which opens with a special reception at the Key West Museum of Art & History on the evening of Thursday, October 12. (Photo Credit: Elizabeth Devries)
Her visit to China in both Parts of this October 30rd Issue. Then to follow FANTASY FEST PHOTOS.
THE FLORIDA KEYS COUNCIL OF THE ARTS current Exhibition at the Gato Building ; Guest Curated by Artist SUSANN D'ANTONIO is called SUMMER SYNERGY. President Liz Young and Manager / Curator Martha Resk send Regards and Photos of the works.
1) KAPOK MOON by FRAN DECKER Acrylic
4) ROSEATE SPOONBILLS IN FLIGHT by NANCY HENNING Acrylic
6) FLOWER POWER by CINDY LEFF Acrylic on Canvas
7) TWO HEARTS by MAGGIE RULEY Acrylic
We Now start a New Vintage Photographic Feature called "JOURNEY THROUGH TIME HISTORIC OLD PHOTOS REVEALED by Popular You-Tube Content Provider THE TIME THEN. Then FANTASY FEST PHOTOS
Strahan & Edsel the First Furniture Store ; they also had a Saddle Shop Santa Ynez, California C 1896
American Actress , Singer and Model Estelle Taylor listens to the radio at a Beach near Hollywood in 1924
A Platform of Marble Arch London Underground Station of the Central London Railway Shortly after it Opened around 1900
American Actress Miriam Hopkins Enjoys a Game of Backgammon on the Beach after finishing the Filming "The Smiling Lieutenant" in 1931
View of the Mines at Marysville Montana Including the Maskeylyn Tunnel, Established 1883 of the Drumlummon Mine
Monroe Street Monmouth South East Wales 1900s
Mary Howard and Ann Morris show off some early 1940s style Swimwear as they fromlic with a Beach Ball in the Summer of 1941
In this 1926 Photo of San Marco in Venice. Sergei Diaghiley, Founder of the Influential Ballet Russes enjoys company at a Cafe. He's Second to the Left
The Motor Stage in Front of the Wells Fargo Office in Yosemite was the First Motor Stage to arrive in Yosemite Valley November 19, 1913
A street Scene in River Falls , Wisconsin in the 1880s
Lamington Hotel or Former Angouleme Hotel Interior Courtyard Paris 1901-1925
We continue in the next issue November 13, 2023 with "JOURNEY THROUGH TIME HISTORIC OLD PHOTOS by Popular You-Tube Content Provider "THE TIME THEN".Part 2 has LOST IN TIME THE MYSTIQUE OF HISTORIC OLD PHOTOS also by THE TIME THEN Up Next The Key West Gallery but First FANTASY FEST PHOTOS by ROBERTA DePIERO and CHRIS SLOAN
More FANTASY FEST 2023 PHOTOS IN Part 2 of this October 30, 2023 Issue
Here are a few Bill MACK Nudes; Of course Bill has a variety of different subject matter and when you visit the Key West Gallery and their website /Facebook Pages you will see much of his work; as well as Gary Welton and Deb Mack. Also Adam Scott Rote has a very large Wall and like the three mentioned above is a GREAT Artists (OF THE STARS)
The Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys, Inc. announces a Call to Artists for the 2024 Fine Art Auction. By popular demand, the auction will be held earlier in the season this coming year: on Friday, February 9th at The Studios of Key West.
The Call to Artists and submission for artwork opens Sunday, October 1st and closes at midnight on October 31st. Online applications and accompanying photo(s) can be submitted from our website at www.mckeefund.org. Artists will be notified of acceptance no later than December 1st. The art drop-off is January 27th with the Auction Preview hosted at The Studios of Key West from February 1st through the 9th.
Each participating artist receives 50 percent of the proceeds from the sale of their work, while the McKee Fund receives the remainder to award to other Keys artists for select projects. Founded by longtime Key West resident Anne McKee, the not-for-profit fund has awarded more than $425,000 since its inception in 1994.
Only 50 entries will be accepted due to space and time limitations. The Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys, Inc., in its sole discretion, determines whether art submitted will be accepted for auction.
The annual art auction raises money for project-based grants to Keys visual, literary and performing artists. Attendees can bid on original paintings, sculpture, photography, fiber art, ceramics, mixed media, jewelry and more.
For more information about the Anne McKee Artists Fund and its annual auction and artist grants, visit www.mckeefund.org.
In the photo: Sandy Mezinis's ISLAND GIRL is one of the works that was sold during the last Fine Art Auction.
Below is a list of the events and exhibitions at JAG. Chas Hickey Curator / Manager at JAG sent over this Information
HELP RICK WORTH RECOVER
The Studios of Key West and Many Other Information Outlets (Including Mine) ; has Information about Rick Worth and his Stroke. You can find this Information that the TSKW has provided in Part 2 of this October, 30 Issue;
SAVE THE DATE
Now in it’s 16th year…
SMALL WORKS ‘23 returns November 3rd to November 26
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Boy did it dump last night as we danced the night away in the rain at the Backyard Bar to the sounds of Tony Baltimore, Jeff Clark and the Wilde Awake with Chris Guastelle, Henry Lysy, Hiram Garzaro, Randy Morrow and special guest Ross Brown
The Nursery contains 160 species of native plants available including Native & Cuban palms, Tomato and Pepper plants. The total nursery 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.
WALK ON WHITE (STREET) is always done the the 3rd Thursday of the Month. The Next being Thursday Nov.16. 2023. WWW.WALKONWHITEKEYWEST.COM will give detailed Information on the Host Venues. One of the Lead Venues besides Shade and Shutter & Stone Soup Gallery is the Helen Harrison Gallery.
Southampton Arts Center is a not-for-profit located at 25 Jobs Lane, in the heart of Southampton Village. Our mission is to provide the highest quality programming to our entire community through partnerships with a diverse slate of world-class artists, performers, educators and cultural institutions. As stewards of one of the most beloved buildings and grounds on the East End, we serve as a hub to strengthen arts and culture in Southampton Village for this and future generations. For additional information, please visit southamptonartscenter.org. For additional information, please visit http://southamptonartscenter.org/. #SummerFestAtSAC
Taken on the set of the film ' The Legend of Frenchie King (Les Pétroleuses) ', O’Neill would often speak about how he managed to capture the moment on film. “ I noticed that when the wind gusted there was the potential for a great picture. When the time came,
I only had a few frames left – my last shots. But suddenly the wind swept her hair across her face,
and I knew it was a knock-out. ”
Authorized by the Estate, this new edition brings a whole new life to this classic work. Artist Clayton Hickman, known for his work on images of The Beatles and Dr. Who, meticulously mimicked the colors by using source materials directly from the O’Neill archive as well as footage from the film.
Limited Edition of only 50 Prints and 10 Artist Proofs.
We have edition # 15/50 in the gallery.
Posthumous Edition: C-Type Print, digitally signed and numbered on the front, estate-stamped on reverse.
The print is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the Estate.
Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot is a French actress, singer, dancer, and fashion model, who later became an animal rights activist. She was one of the best-known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s and was widely referred
to by her initials, B.B.
Bardot retired from the entertainment industry in 1973. During her career in show business, she starred in 47 films, performed in several musical shows and recorded over 60 songs.
Hand-signed photograph of Charles Lindbergh - American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, and activist. On May 20–21, 1927, Lindbergh made the first nonstop flight from New York City to Paris, a distance of 3,600 miles (5,800 km), flying alone for 33.5 hours in his aircraft, the ' Spirit of St. Louis '.
It was the first solo transatlantic flight, the first nonstop transatlantic flight between two major city hubs, and the longest by over 1,900 miles (3,000 km). It is known as one of the most consequential flights in history and ushered in a new era of air transportation between parts of the globe.
HISTORIC HAND-SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
OF CHARLES LINDBERGH
RARE photograph of Charles Lindbergh in front of
‘ The Spirit of St. Louis ’ .
The photo is hand-signed C.A. Lindbergh, whose signature has been PSA DNA authenticated.
Michael and Jenn New Owners for Salt Island Provisions "FIRST FRIDAY" at their Salt Island Provisions ; that Features a Local Artists Each Month. Salt Island Provisions is a very unique Store and so ideal for gifts that you actually give thought to. Keep in mind that their STONE SOUP GALLERY AND FRAME SHOP is still very much one of the LEAD Hosts for WALK ON WHITE ; The Next First Friday at Salt Island Provisions on November 2 is CRICKET DESMARAIS. The Next Walk on White is Oct. 19 and will Feature Awesome Great Artist NEVA TOWNSEND. Next Walk on White in November is November 16.
They will tell on their FaceBook pages the latest News from their markets; beow verbiage is a few months old but I do believe somewhat accurate.. Jill and Sean ; Keep up the great Work; Ed
Join some of your favorite Key West Artisan Market vendors during the dog days of summer at the Southernmost VFW Post 3911 for the all new Summer Mini Market!.
Enjoy fresh produce by Erick from Homestead, Rosie and Robert's famous cheese selection, orchids and plants from Anna, Romero's breads and dips, Mel's decadent desserts, Mundy the Pirate's locally caught seafood, Mark's Rodriquez cigars and Latitude 24 Coffee by the Daniels, among several others. Of course rotating in will be many local artists, jewelry creators, photographers, candle makers and collection curators for your shopping pleasure.
The VFW's air conditioned dining room will be open for a sit down breakfast, brunch or lunch with chef Mark serving up lots of fresh made options to tempt your palate. A full bar (inside and out) will offer mimosas, bloody mary's and all your favorite libations at the best prices on the island.
Parking is plentiful courtesy of the Gulf Atlantic Bank (corner of 5th and N. Roosevelt) - they even have a walk up ATM for your convenience. As a courtesy, please don't use PetSmart's spots unless you're making a stop at their store.
The every other Sunday, 10 am to 2 pm event mirrors our regular season with 6 dates currently to include:, June 11 , June 25, July 9, July 23, August 6 and August 20. The Key West Artisan Market at Higgs Beach is scheduled to resume November 5.
Watch for a summer 'mini market' :This new show will take place every other Sunday 10 am to 2 pm through the summer. As a reminder, our sister show, the Truman Waterfront Farmers Market, is every Thursday from 2 pm to 7 pm year-round at the Truman Waterfront Park.
In the Next Few Issues we'll Feature some of the Year Round Artisans at COCCO AND SALEM
Editor's Note : Just spoke with Dan and Jim; and they are doing great and send regards to all ; and will send a New Batch of Photos from the Art that in their Cocco and Salem Gallery ; and we will have it the Oct.9 Issue.
EDS AUTO REVIEWS are Brilliant 8 to 22 Minute Videos about the Automobile Industry and the Hundreds of Cars in the last 123 Years. Parts 1 and Parts 2 of my magazine has ALL 60 plus Videos Links,,Toward the end of each Issue.
In Part 1 of this Issue : 3 NEWER Episodes : Episode 54 "THE HISTORY OF THE AMPHIBIUS CAR" and "MAKING FUN OF CHINESE CARS (BYD-X-PENG and NIO) & "THE HISTORY OF THE CONCEPT CAR"; PLUS JUST RELEASED A FEW DAYS AGO : THE AWESOME ADVANCED COMPACT CARS OF GM (CHEVROLET CORVAIR-PONTIAC TEMPEST-OLDSMOBILE F-88 JET FIRE, & BUICK SPECIAL)
Just got off the phone Michael Nelson and he Updated me on Library Events. Cafe Con Libros is Off for the Summer / Fall . Michael comments that he has an event on November 19 Featuring Nathan Hill. Michael also informs us that 'FRIENDS OF LIBRARY" is active with their Speaker Series Jan. 2024 to end of March 2024
The Friends of the Key West Library will not be holding another outdoor book sale
. Friends of the Key West Library will offer books published from 2020 to 2023 inside the main library all year. Just deposit your cash
donation into the slotted box provided. Please note that the library staff will not be able to take your money or be able to provide change.
We so very much appreciate your interest in our book selection and will return to an outdoor book sale on December 2, 2023. Please note that we will continue taking book donations all year. Books published after the year 2000 are needed.
Lynn Goldsmith's imagery is in numerous collections:
The Smithsonian, The Polaroid Collection, The Kodak Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the permanent collection of Museum Folkwang. She is a multi-awarded portrait photographer whose work has appeared on and between the covers of Life, Newsweek, Time, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, People, Elle, Interview, The New Yorker, etc. Her subjects have varied from entertainment personalities to sports stars, from film directors to authors, from the extra-ordinary to the ordinary man on the street. Her forty years of photography have not only been an investigation into the nature of the human spirit, but also into the natural wonders of our planet.
GARY WELTON AND DEB MACK ART IN PART 2 OF THIS OCTOBER 30, 2023 MAGAZINE. Not shown in the Bill Mack art selections is his famous Hollywood Sign Paintings. Go to the Key West Gallery Website and Visit the Gallery to see them
Alyson Crean Public Information Officer City of Key West Phone 305-809-1058 and Cell 305-797-0417
The Holiday Parade is December 2nd. Deadline for Floats is Nov. 21 . Call Maria at 305-809-3881
ALL THE EXECELLENT ARTICLES FROM ALYSON CREAN BELOW ARE NEW TO OUR MAGAZINE..If you want to see the 7 Articles from Alyson in our last Issue Click
Mayor Teri Johnston and the City Commission have proclaimed October 24th as World Polio Day.
The move to eradicate polio from the planet has been championed by Rotary. In 1985, Rotary launched PolioPlus and in 1988 helped establish the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which today includes the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to immunize the children of the world against polio.
"Polio cases have dropped by 99.9 percent since 1988," reads the proclamation, "and the world stands on the threshold of eradicating the disease. To date, Rotary has contributed more than $1.9 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries."
In the photo: Commissioners Mary Lou Hoover, Lissette Carey, and Jimmy Weekley; Sandy Higgs, Chair of World Polio Day; Mayor Teri Johnston; Rotary President Yvette Talbott; Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman; and Commissioner Billy Wardlow.
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Mayor Teri Johnston and the City Commission proclaimed October Breast Cancer Awareness Month during the monthly commission meeting.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer of women in the United States except skin cancer and accounts for about 30 percent of all new cases of female cancer each year. In addition, there are about 2,700 cases of breast cancer in men every year.
According to the Monr County Health Department, this county has a higher death rate from breast cancer than the state average and a lower percentage of women who have had a mammogram in the past two years.
"Early detection is one of the most important strategies for treating breast cancer successfully, and regular screenings are the most reliable way to detect it," reads the proclamation. "Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an opportunity to spread the important message of early detection, screening, and prevention to women and men in order to prevent additional diagnoses, or even breast cancer deaths."
In the photo: Commissioners Mary Lou Hoover, Lissette Carey, and Jimmy Weekley, Denise McLeod, Mayor Teri Johnston, Alison Kerr, Dr. Carla Fry, Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman, and Commissioner Billy Wardlow.
The Key West City Commission, with a large supportive crowd in attendance, unanimously passed a resolution Thursday in support of Israel and condemning the terrorist attacks by Hamas militants.
The October 7th attack killed hundreds of Israeli civilians and injured hundreds more. The terrorists have taken innocent civilian hostage and have continued the attacks. On October 8th, Israel declared was against Hamas, the Palestinian militant group based in Gaza.
Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman sponsored the resolution, noting that many people in Key West lost friends or family in the attack.
"This is a horrific time for many of us in the Jewish community," he said. "A lot of us are experiencing trauma."
He thanked the community - Jewish and non-Jewish - who have reached out to comfort those whose lives are affected by the attacks.
"The City Commission of the City of Key West hereby mourns lives lost through the violent acts against Israel," reads the resolution, "and stands allied with Israel as it defends itself in the war set off by the terrorist organization Hamas."
In the photo: Commission Chambers were filled Thursday night with community members in support of Israel.
The Key West Ambassadors Academy graduated its 39th class during this week's City Commission meeting. 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, Class Representative Jordan Upchurch commended the City staff who made the class possible.
Through the 13-week experience, he said, "I discovered the spirit of One Human Family extends far beyond my circle of friends and reaches into the heart of the City of Key West."
Speaking for the class, Upchurch said "Two words universally describe City employees: hardworking and caring. Key West is incredibly fortunate to have such a dedicated workforce that tirelessly strives to solve and prevent problems for our citizens every single day."
Four current city leaders - Mayor Teri Johnston, Commissioners Clayton Lopez, Sam Kauffman, and Lissette Cuervo Carey - 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 40 is slated to begin in mid-January. Applications will be available the first week in December on the City's website.
In the photo: Kneeling: Brian Bradley, Navy Command Master Chief Josh Joiner, Ralph and Stacie Gleason, Alan Nations, Jen Menendez, Navy Capt. Beth Regoli, and Matt Puppich.
Standing: City Manager Al Childress; Brandy Lewis; Commissioners Mary Lou Hoover, Lissette Carey and Jimmy Weekley; Jordan Upchurch; Mayor Teri Johnston; Facilitatory Alyson Crean; Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman; Commissioner Billy Wardlow; Greg and Stephanie Gordan; and Valarie Vanse.
Class members not pictured: Cori Convertito, Joanne Garzarella, Jacqueline Luhta, and Lynn Smith.
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During the October City Commission meeting, Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg swore in Randy Smith, promoting him from Captain to the new position of Deputy Chief.
Deputy Chief Smith has been serving the Key West Police Department since 2005. Before coming to the Department, Smith worked as an insurance fraud investigator. He is the son of a retired Coral Springs Police Department Sergeant.
In his time with the Key West Police, he has served as a road patrol officer, general case detective, special operations detective, the team leader of the Dive Team, Underwater Search and Rescue Team Leader, and, like his father, an internal affairs inspector.
He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2015, Lieutenant in August of 2018, and promoted to Captain in December of 2018, heading up, alternately, both the Administrative and Operations Bureaus.
Deputy Chief Smith has received numerous accolades and awards, including the Life Saving Award, Chief's Commendation, Unit Award, Officer of the Quarter, Officer of the Half, and Man of Valor. In 2020, he graduated from the 279th Session of the FBI National Academy Program held in Quantico, Virginia.
Deputy Chief Smith is actively involved in the community, serving as the Police Athletic League President and volunteering with the Special Olympics and Autism Society of the Keys. He generously donates his time to various civic groups in the Lower Keys, demonstrating his commitment to community service.
In the photos: Chief Sean Brandenburg swears in Deputy Chief Randy Smith. Joelle Deese and Chief Brandenburg pinning Smith with Deputy Chief stars. Deputy Chief Randy Smith thanking the commission.
Mayor Teri Johnston and the Key West City Commission proclaimed this week as Fire Prevention Week, and the Key West Fire Department calls all of October Fire Prevention Month.
Each year, the National Fire Protection Association focuses on a theme. For 2023 it's "Cooking Safety Starts with YOU. Pay attention for fire prevention."
Home fires kill thousands of people annually, and many can be prevented.
Division Chief of Fire Prevention and Fire Marshal Jason Barroso accepted the proclamation, along with a number of other members of the Key West Fire Department.
He noted that all month members of the department reach out to the community and to school children, teaching the best practices for fire safety.
"I would also like to remind the citizens of Key West that we receive a yearly donation of smoke detectors," said Barroso, "which allows us to provide free smoke detectors for members of the community in need."
The detectors are available at the Central Fire Station #1 at 1600 North Roosevelt Blvd.
"We want to thank Mrs. Diane Schmidt and D.J. McCarthy of Opal Key Resort as well as Andy Strunk of Strunk Ace Hardware for generously donating the detectors," he said. "Stay safe and have a fire safety plan."
Work has begun on a temporary bike and pedestrian bridge on Staples Avenue over the Salt Run Creek. There may be closures while the temporary bridge is put in place. Cyclists are urged to follow the marked detour until the temporary bridge is in place.
Motorists are urged to take extra care on Flagler Avenue as there may be more bicycle traffic while the work is being done.
The Staples Pedestrian Bridge, crossed by people over 7,000 times each week, has reached the end of its useful life. The current bridge, serving commuters, visitors, and residents along the Crosstown Greenway, is showing signs of decay.
The replacement bridge currently being designed will be constructed of aluminum. It will stand at approximately the same height and will be installed with consideration for the Americans with Disabilities Act. Additional improvements include a design to make it easier for inexperienced cyclists to cross.
The Staples Pedestrian Bridge was evaluated in 2022 and was considered sound for non-motorized vehicle traffic. Due to the poor condition of the corroded steel elements, the bridge has been recommended for replacement. Some elements of the existing bridge have shown to be challenging to novice bicyclists. The new design should address users' concerns while restricting cut-through motorized traffic.
The replacement will require reconstructing the concrete abutments that support the bridge. The construction is planned to proceed as quickly as possible to minimize the disruption to residents and commuters.
Key West Orchid Society meeting. Sunday 10/15/23, 1 PM at West Martello Garden Club. October guest speaker from Mac’s Orchids. Plants will be available for purchase. For additional information: keywestorchidsociety.org. Thank you,
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Keys Community Concert Band is looking for musicians for Pops in the Park concerts. If you play (or used to play) a band instrument, please consider joining this fun and active group on Mondays 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Key Largo School at mm 105-oceanside. No auditions, but you need to be able to read music. If you have not done that for a while, we will help you remember and if you need an instrument, we can supply one. Rehearsals began Nov. 7th for our once-a-month concert series (Nov through April). For more information, please call 305-394-1123.
Please stop in for a Key West Exhibition featuring magnificent art pieces from important Cuban artists curated by Alaen Ledesma..
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FEATURING THE WORKS OF CARLOS GUZMAN
Important Cuban artists represented by Studio Fine Cuban Art to Collect are performing and competing on the world stage; The most important art fairs
Art Basel, Biennales and the world's leading museums and galleries. They represent the upper echelon of Cuban art. And we work directly with them. Come and visit this exhibition where they participate Humberto Castro, Zaida del Río, Carlos Guzmán Carlos Guzmán, Alicia Leal, Juan Carlos Verdial Soltura , Dionel Delgado Gonzalez, Luis Alberto Saldana Soto.. Here is the (URL LINK) Feature Article that appeared in BOLD on ALAEN LEDESMA FERNANDEZ
The Exhibition at Sotheby's Features Carlos Guzman
ALAEN will be Opening another one of his hundreds Latin American / Cuban Exhibitions. This time in the Upper Keys at the Florida Keys Historic & Discovery Center Museum ; called SYMBOL AND MYSTERY by ALICIA LEAL. Go to Part 2 of this October 30 Issue for additional Information and a few pieces of Alicia Leal's works. Also in Part 2 will be additional Carlos Guzman Paintings
Tour: Mon Nov 6 - Fri Nov 10, 2023. For almost a decade, The Studios has partnered with Gallery on Greene and Project Hemisphere to lead pioneering cultural exchanges with Cuba, building friendships with many of its most significant artists and cultural figures. Reap the benefits of those relationships with a whirlwind tour of Havana’s arts scene, including studio visits with celebrated artists, guided tours and sumptuous dinners, plus opportunities to learn about the historic and architectural treasures of one of the world’s most romantic cities - a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
Are you interested in writing a memoir or novel? Then ask yourself, what will be your point of view? What is the DNA of your writing or writing style? What are your writing habits? Who is your audience? Are you ready to edit and rework your draft? What is your goal with your finished work? This course is intended to focus and motivate your inner writer, whether you have a novel in mind, are halfway done, or are completed. You will learn concrete tips for writing, how-to’s for finishing and editing, and gain insight to reach your goal.
Hays Blinckmann is an author, journalist, and artist who has been living in Key West for two decades. She is known for her fine arts career as well as being a journalist with The Keys Weekly. Her novels, In The Salt and Where I Can Breathe, have garnered widespread attention and popularity amongst her readership. Her books and short stories are an invitation for people to enjoy dysfunctional families at their finest.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 6PM
$95 front row, $55 general, $45 mbrs.
ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY is one of America’s most gifted artists in pop and jazz. A leading champion of the Great American Songbook, she’s made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. Voted by Broadwayworld.com as “Celebrity of the Year” and two years in a row as “Best Jazz Vocalist,” Ann is a born entertainer.
Plein Air Painting with
Nataliia Nosyk, PEAR
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 11AM-2PM
$80, $65 mbrs.
Ukrainian artist Nataliia Nosyk teaches students to capture nature scenes quickly and effectively with important plein air techniques.
TUE & WED NOV 21 & 22, 7:30-9:30PM
$55, $40 mbrs.
Explore astronomy over two nights! Learn what to expect from firsthand views of planets, star clusters, nebulae, and (if we’re lucky) a galaxy or two.
Trigger Warnings! Suicide, Lies, Prostitution & Murder in late 19th c. theatre
MONDAYS NOV 27-DEC 18, 5-6:30PM
$125, $100 mbrs.
With graphic plots, settings and explicit themes, playwrights sought to depict contemporary circumstances on the stage through “naturalism.”
Jessica Burke (JB) instructs students in the fundamentals of portrait drawing with a live model. After a quick demo by the instructor, students will focus on the fundamentals of shape and form through timed drawings, followed by helpful peer-to-peer critiques.
JB is an LGBT+ artist and educator working in North Carolina. She is an Associate Professor of Art and Foundations Coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Working in both traditional and digital drawing media, she focuses on concerns at the intersection of identity, popular culture, and mass media. She has received numerous honors and awards for her creative research and her teaching. She has been invited to artist residencies in Oregon, New Mexico, France, Ireland, and Hungary. Her drawings have been published in Manifest’s International Drawing Annual (INDA) 13; Studio Visit Magazine; North Light Book’s Strokes of Genius 9: The Best of Drawing and Art for Everyone, a textbook from University Press. She was recently awarded a North Carolina Arts and Science Council Grant based on her recent digital media practice which reflects a dedication to drawing as a creative practice that is both innovative and responsive to cultural conditions.
Explore the unexpected with an open mind! Over the course of this generative workshop (whose title borrows from Rilke) participants can expect to draft several new poems inspired by prompts utilizing artwork, photography, music, and other literary sources including but not limited to Tarot, reference materials, and of course other poets’ poetry.
All level writers are welcome and encouraged.
LGBTQ+ writer and former Key West Poet Laureate, Flower Conroy’s first full-length collection Snake Breaking Medusa Disorder was chosen as the winner of the NFSPS’ Stevens Manuscript Competition; her second collection, A Sentimental Hairpin, is forthcoming from Tolsun Books. Conroy has received scholarships to attend the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and the Key West Literary Seminar. Her poetry, alongside her assemblage-art, was showcased at the Studios of Key West in an exhibit called Insects & Angels. Her poetry will/has appeared in American Poetry Review, American Literary Review, New England Review, Prairie Schooner, Michigan Quarterly Review, Menacing Hedge, and others.
THE ARTIST’S WAY
The Artist’s Way
TUESDAYS DEC 5-FEB 20, 5:30-7:30PM
$490, $440 mbrs.
Discover and recover your creative self with a 12-week course! The Artist’s Way is an international bestseller and millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist’s life.
Acrylic paint pouring involves a bit of chemistry, as ratios and fluidity have a direct impact on the end result. Heavier paints sink as lighter ones come to the surface creating beautiful cells. It’s also an exciting and fun technique because you don’t know what the finished product will look like!
Sandy West carries a BFA in Commercial Art, which has allowed her to play with an expansive array of mediums. However, her innate style of illustration glimmers in all of her pieces. She is a long-time resident of the Florida Keys and has been sharing her love of art with others as an instructor at several venues in Key West, and as an artist through her own works depicting the tropical surroundings.
FIRST THURSDAY AT THE STUDIOS OF KEY WEST : The First Thursday of every month at TSKW ; are The Exhibition Openings on ALL 3 Floors and will get a large crowd to visit with the Exhibition Artisan. You will Find The Information in Parts 1 & 2 of this Issue. Next First Thursday is NOVEMBER 2, 2023
Starting in 2023 Every Issue will have Part 1 and Part 2 and will have 2 Separate E-Mails sent. Kristen Livengood's / Monroe County Features will be in Part 2 and The City of Key West in Part 1.
Southampton Arts Center is committed to community building through the arts. We present and produce inspiring, inclusive, socially, and regionally relevant programs across all disciplines – welcoming, connecting, and collaborating with the diverse members of New York’s East End community and beyond. SAC is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, New York 11968. For more information visit southamptonartscenter.org or call 631-283-0967. Follow SAC on Facebook and Instagram @southamptonartscenter.