The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends April 23, 2018

Photos by Alyson Crean
Part of the Many KW "Earth Day" Celebrations

The Blue Green Club at The May Sands Montessori Charter School Plants Trees at City Hall (More Info in the Weekly City of Key West Section)
Janet Muller's Exhibition "Woman"

Simone Lasswell's Exhibition "Woman"

Esy Casey Video Project about Sandy Cornish

Victoria (Tori) Mata's Exhibition "Where are You"

Wayne Garcia's Exhibition "Vintage Simonton Street 1960's"

"Noche Buena" by Wayne Garcia

The April Exhibitions at TSKW Only have a Few Days Left to See in Person (They Come Down 4/26) & An Exciting May Line-UP Premiers on "First Thursday" 5/3 and Goes to May 31 ( Extensive Photo Features on April's Exhibitions in this Issue; then in the TSKW Weekly Section : Coverage of May's "First Thursday" Line-Up
Coffee Mill Dance Studio "DanceWorks 16" May 18 & 19 at the Tennessee Williams Theater Featuring "Young Dance Collective" MUST ATTEND (More Below)

MCSO Animal Farm Opens 4/22 (1-3p) with Grand Opening of Butterfly Garden. Next Open 5/13
"Spring Showers Bring Summer Showers" by Linda Egan

Beverly Boreland

6th. Annual "Connections Project" from The Florida Keys Council of the Arts". Major Sponsor : Royal Furniture. PLUS 2 Additional Exhibitions at GATO "Colors of Spring" and "Tamiami Trail : In the Beginning" (More Below)

Thursday April 19 2018 The President Visits Key West. 9 Close Up Photos from my Front Porch. 

The South Florida Symphony Orchestra 2017 / 2018 Grand Finale Does it Brilliantly / Spectacular / Inspiring. The April 30th. Issue will have a Large Photo Feature. 4 More Photos Below.

The Much Anticipated "Call for Candidates" at Salute on the Beach Mon. 4/23 5p. ( More Below )

Tues. 4/24 Casual Fundraiser for FKSPCA; also Celebrating the 10th. Year Anniversary of Doug Mayberry Real Estate (More Info Below)

The Extraordinary Amount of Exhibitions/Classes & Events at KWAHS. 
Conch Fritters by Nancy Henning  Oil

Morning Sunrise by Neva Townsend

Part 10 of the Artists from the Key West Art Center  

The April 30th. Issue will have a Photo Feature on the Exceptional "Distinguished Speaker" event that Historian Tom Hambright did Last Week + Photo Feature from San Carlos Dir. Rafael Penalver DG Event. Both Presented a Slide Presentation & I'll Show Some (See Who's Up Next in the Weekly KWAHS Section)

The FKCC Weekly Section Brings us 2 Features : Annual FKCC Student Art Exhibition in the KW Library & Two FKCC Students Named to Florida State Academic Team (More Below in their Weekly Section)
"Just Plain Interesting"

"Rare Older Photos" Albert Einstein

"Happy Photos"

Pt 2. of our THREE  On-Line Photographic Exhibitions : "Just Plain Interesting", "Happy Photos" & "Rare Older Photos
"Idyllic Anchorage" by Priscilla Coote Oil 30 X 40. A Large Collection of her works at Gallery on Greene

"Circle of Love" by Sally Wernicoff (Orange Alabaster). A Collection of her works can be found at Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery

In This Issue Part 2 of the On-Line Art & Sculpture Exhibitions from Priscilla Coote & Sally Wernicoff 
Hemingway's Garden by Susan O'Neill Acrylic

Paradise Found by Pam Hobbs  Acrylic on Canvas

Part 2 of our On-Line Art Exhibition from the Guild Hall Art Gallery

Adam Scott Rote Headlined at the Key West Gallery Last Weekend; and the 4/30 Issue will have a Feature on his "Good Vibrations" Series / Exhibition on View at the Key West Gallery.


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7835 Each Week.  In This issue (April 23, 2018) : Pt. 2 Artists of Guild Hall, May Sands Plants Trees, Only a Few Day left to See the April Exhibitions at TSKW ( Extensive Coverage in this Issue), Coffee Mill Dance Studio "DanceWorks 16" at TW 5/18 & 19, MCSO Animal Farm Opens 4/22 with Grand Opening of New Butterfly Garden, 6th. Annual "Connections Project" from Fla. Keys Council of the Arts + "Tamiami Trail : In the Beginning" & "Color of Spring" Exhibitions, WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM Mystery Fest 6/22-24, Jazz in the Gardens at Kate's Place 5:30-8pm Scott Marischen & Friends 4/22 and Peter Diamond & Friends 4/29, The President Visits, WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM 4/23 "Call to Candidates" , WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM  , Pts. 2 and 3 in the Next Two Issues from Artist / Fashion & Jewelry Designer / Creative Dir. for Photo Shoots, & Art Columnist Hazel Griffiths,
Also This Week : Doug Mayberry 10th. Anniversary Celebrates with FKSPCA Fund Raiser 4/24 at Hard Rock (2nd. Fl.) + RockHouse Gallery has FKSPCA Fundraiser 4/27, Our Weekly "Hamptons Arts & Culture Section"
So Many Events and Classes from TSKW & KWAHS, Pt. 10 Artists of the Key West Art Center, Adam Scott Rote's New "Good Vibrations" Series / Exhibition Showing at the Key West Gallery (GREAT STUFF) Next Week Some of the Art,  Next Week Photo Features on the Last Two "Distinguished Speakers" San Carlos Dir. Rafael Penalver and Historian Tom Hambright ( Next DG is Donn R. Colee : History of Florida Broadcasting 5/3), Our Weekly City of KW / MCSO Sections, Isle Cook Tasty Treats, Farewell to the Blue Paper, Pt. 2 On-Line Art & Sculpture Exhibitions from Priscilla Coote and Sally Wernicoff, Pt 2 of our THREE On-Line Photographic Exhibitions "Just Plain Interesting" / "Old Photos" & "Happy Photos", Next Week Our Photo Feature on the Season Grand Finale from the South Florida Symphony Orchestra (WOWWWWWWWW), Danny Weathers Farewell Roast 5/7, Rock Solomon 4/23 & 4/27, Zazoo Photo & Art Gallery, WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM and their Extensive Calendar of Events, Skipper Kripitz Gigs,
Mike Rooney Exhibition at Gallery on Greene, 
 AnnaMarie Giordano "Life Drawing Workshops", Bayview Park Green Mkt. Thurs., MOTE / REEF RELIEF / Sanc. Friends of the Fla. Keys /Eco. Disc. Ctr., SouthernMost Boys and Girls Club benefit event 5/6, Commissioner Romero sends us info. about "Parks Art Vision Team" & Truman Waterfront, Keys Collection Gallery on SI : Group Exhibition Produced by Karen Wray, WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM , Lucy Carleton Dance Classes, WWW.KEYSLASTSTAND.ORG , KW Library Hosts Pulitzer Prize Author Gilbert King 5/12, Books and Books has a Nancy Drew Event 4/28, ALL Theatre Groups Active, The Key West Gallery Hosts on 5/10-13 Lisa Wilson and D. Arthur. Keys Past Links, Wesley House, LKMC, VFW, Truman Little White House, Q-Magazine, Southernmost Coconut Castaways, KW Wildlife Ctr., WWW.CFFK.ORG , & More

Thanks to All our Associate Contributing Editors for All the Great Year Round Materials. Thanks to the Readers and your Comments.  Have an Outstanding Week. Ed.  PS: You can take breaks when Reading Simply Close and Open this Issue as many times as you need. 


ONLY A FEW MORE DAYS TO VISIT THE TSKW to see the April Exhibitions, They come down 4/26. GOOD NEWS THOUGH "First Thursday on May 3 will have another Impressive Line Up.

WWW.TSKW.ORG 533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458

The April 5 First Thursday Exhibitions : Simone Lasswell & Janet Mueller in the Sanger Gallery (Sponsored by Truman & Co. Real Estate).  Victoria (Tori) Mata & Toto in XOJ Gallery
(Sponsored by Santiago's Bodega)
 Esy Casey Video Project on Sandy Cornish 1793-1869  Freed Slave (Zabar Project Gallery) Sponsored by the Mockingbird Studio.  Wayne Garcia "Vintage Simonton Street 1960's) on the 2nd. Fl. Zabar Lobby. Sponsored by SouthernMost Beach Cafe & Courtesy of Nance Frank's Gallery on Greene. Click Blue Link for Detailed Info.  

Wayne Garcia : Vintage Simonton Street 1960s (Intaglio). Sponsored by the SouthernMost Beach Cafe
Square Deal
Flat Bottom Boat
Mayeya 1416
Fishin and Wishin
Noche Buena

Here is the Victoria "Tori" Mata Exhibition "Where Are You" (XOJ Gallery) Sponsored by Santiago's Bodega

More from Wayne and Victoria Up Shortly along with : Simon Lasswell & Janet Mueller "Woman" AND Esy Casey "Video Project about Sandy Cornish Freed Slave 1793-1869

Part 2 The Artists of Guild Hall Gallery 
614 Duval St. 305-296-6076
Go to the April 16 Link for Part 1 :

The Glass Work in the Next Set of Close Up Art is from David Hoot

Three On-Line Photographic Exhibitions in The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends

Part 2 of a Multi Part / Week Feature "Happy Photos"

Part 2 of a Multi Part / Week Feature Called "Old Photos"

Hans Christian Anderson

Winston Churchill

Mahatma Gandhi

Sophia Loren

Part 2 of A Multi Part / Week Feature " Just Plain Interesting"

More from All 3 On-Line Photographic Exhibitions Next Week

The President Visited Key West on Thursday April 19 2018. Here are a few Pics from my Front Porch on United Street. The Order of the Return Route is the Exact Order of the Procession with Many Vehicles and Motorcycles Pics Left Out of this Feature. If you would like ALL 26 Photos; write me at EK10@AOL.COM.

Another Large Group of Motorcycles Guarding the Rear of the Procession

 5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857
Fund Raiser to Benefit the New FKSPCA Animal Shelter Tues. 4/24 5:30-7pm. at Hard Rock Cafe 313 Duval St. (Upstairs).

Also additional Info. Call Doug Mayberry at 305-292-6155 WWW.DOUGMAYBERRY.COM  1075 Duval St. (Duval Square) C-23.  Their Office will be celebrating a 10th. Year Anniversary and Once again this will help Benefit FKSPCA

Click this INFO LINK for additional Info.

ALSO The RockHouse Art Gallery on 330 Julia Street and Whitehead on 4/27 has a promotion to also Help the FKSPCA  
Stop by The Rockhouse Gallery at 330 Julia Street Friday April 27th from 6:30-9:30pm for a fun filled night of Cuban Art featuring Cuban Cigar Leaf Artist Joel Guzman, music and Cuban Rum.  

There will be a cash bar that will directly benefit the animals of the Florida Keys SPCA! The Cuban Cigar Leaf Art Opening should be a night to remember! For more questions contact the gallery at 305-600-7823 WWW.ROCKHOUSE.COM . Or 305-510-8288 We will see you there!

Last Two Weeks we had an
 On-Line Photographic Exhibition from Theresa Kalvaitis WWW.THERESAKFINEARTPHOTO.COM
 Click April 9 for Pt. 1 : and April 16 for Pt. 2

"Oh Taxi" 16 X 20 Print
"A KW Beach" 16 X 20 Print


Celebrating 35 years of dance in Key West, the CoffeeMill Dance Studio proudly presents DanceWorks 16!, their annual spring dance concert featuring '
Le Jardin Anime' from the ballet '
Le Corsaire' as well as several newly choreographed contemporary works on Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19 at 7:30pm at Tennessee Williams Theater.
This annual dance concert brings together the best works produced by students, faculty, and professional dancers as they collaborate on an astounding celebration of all styles of dance including ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, modern, tap, jazz, lyrical, Afro/Jazz, belly dance, tumbling, and new performance pieces by the Young Dance Collective, Coffemill's dance company comprised of dancers ages 8-17.
Tickets are $15 to $35 and are  available at the Tennessee Williams Theater Box 305-295-7676 WWW.KEYSTIX.COM and WWW.COFFEEMILLDANCE.COM Coffee Mill Dance Studios 305-296-9982


Our Tour of The Key West Wildlife Center 1801 White St. 
305-292-1008 (also their Wildlife Rescue #) Click the April 16 Issue Link for this Feature

We Continue this week with Part 2 of 2 of the On-Line Sculpture and Art Exhibitions from Sally Wernicoff and Priscilla Coote. Sally's Works can be found at Paul Gildea's Contemporary Fine Art Gallery.  Priscilla Can be Found Year Round at Gallery on Greene.

"Grounded Spirit" (Green Alabaster)
"Forever" (Green Alabaster)
"From the Ashes" Sugared Fired Clay
"Circle of Lo ve" (Orange Alabaster)

Now a few Last Few Paintings from Priscilla Coote
"Gullible"  Plein Air Gouache 7 X 10
"Conch House" Plein Air Oil 6 X 6
"From the Water"  Oil 30 X 40
A few more works up shortly


 5525 College Rd. 

Animal Farm open Sunday  
Come see the new butterfly garden!
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office Animal Farm is open to the public this Sunday from 1 - 3 p.m. Please join us and visit with the animals. Be  sure to check out the new butterfly garden near the entrance made possible via a wonderful donation from the Trophia Butterfly Foundation!  The farm is free of charge; donations are welcome.
The Sheriff's Office Animal Farm has over 150 animals, most of which were abandoned, abused or otherwise surrendered by their owners. The animals at the farm include farm animals like pigs, goats, a steer, horses, a donkey, turkeys and rabbits. The farm also has a number of more exotic animals including a lemur, kinkajous, sloths, a family of Patagonian cavies, alpacas, an Emu, pythons, a bearded dragon, prairie dogs, a skunk and a chameleon.
The farm is a wonderful place where kids and adults alike can get up close and personal with many animals they would not normally encounter here in the Florida Keys. It is located underneath the Monroe County Detention Center, at 5501 College Road on Stock Island. It is open on the second and fourth Sundays of every month from 1 - 3 p.m.


WWW.TWKW.ORG 513 Truman Ave, 305-842-1666 
Dennis Beaver Curator KWAHS@KWAHS.ORG

Part 10 Our On-Line Exhibition from the Artists of the Key West Art Center Up Shortly

Our Good Friend Rock Solomon's Next Performance is April 28 Click ROCK for Info..
Dinner & Roast are SOLD OUT; Just the Roast ticket is Avail.. Click DANNY for More Info. Directly from Waterfront 
PLUS April 23 at First Flight Restaurant (Formerly Kelly's) Rock Solomon 5:30-8:30P WWW.MIXDEITY.COM Hosting Murder Mystery Mondays (Info. Up a Few Features Down)

Florida Keys Council of the Arts  1100 Simonton St. 305-295-4369 

6th. Annual Connections Project Info. Further down in Part 2 ( In this Issue) of The Council; Immediately below starts off our Multi Part / Week Coverage of the Two Exhibitions at Gato : "Tamiami Trail : In the Beginning" and "Colors of Spring"

"Tamiami Trail: In the Beginning"  is an exhibition of original artworks by members of the Miami-based Tropical Botanic Artists collective. The botanical subjects were selected to mark the 100th anniversary in 2015 of the start of work on Tamiami Trail, a roadway begun in 1915 in Miami. Today it stretches across the Everglades from Miami to Naples and northward to Tampa, through areas that were largely wilderness a century ago. The exhibition's 30-plus plant portraits depict species found then and now in multiple vegetation zones along the route. Due to human intervention and changes in water flow, some of the plants illustrated are rare or endangered, and their predominant locations may have shifted, but all persist in South Florida's landscape.
"Colors of Spring" is an exhibition of original artworks by members and friends of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts. This exhibit, located on the second floor of the Gato Building, is a celebration of the beautiful hues of spring. With vibrant flowers and landscapes, "Colors of Spring" showcases the joy of color, and the hope that accompanies each spring season. These two additional shows are part of the Art Council's "Art in Public Buildings" Program.
For more information call the Florida Keys Council of the Arts at  305-295-4369  or visit .  

Leo Hendricks
Laurie Richardson
Olivia Bota

Olivia Bota

Jedda Wong

Elsa Nadal

More of Tamiami Trail : In the Beginning in the April 30 Issue. Of course; visit the Gato Building Building to see this in person and the "The Colors of Spring". The Exhibition should be hanging for a few months. Thanks Liz Young, Martha Resk and the Staff of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts for arranging All Year Outstanding Exhibitions. Now here are some Works from
"The Color of Spring"
"Classical Catteleyas by Fran Decker

"Heliconias" by Aaron Wright

"Tropical Island" by Ineke deRAAD

"Orchids by Gabrielle Wilson

Happy Valley by Jane Gilbert
These Exhibitions are Sponsored by Royal Furniture

Stores All  Over The Keys. In Key West 3326 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 305-295-6400


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Rafael Penalver The Head of The San Carlos Institute for Decades and it's Savior was a recent KWAHS "Distinguished Speaker". To see the 3 Part Feature We did ; Click the April 9 Link : ; The April 30th. Issue will have his Slide Presentation from the Presentation

Here is Part 1 of 4 from the April TSKW of Exhibitions on the First Floor Featuring Simon Lasswell and Janet Mueller
Janet Mueller "Mother Earth 1"
"Shattered", "Macha" & "Never Forget" by Simon Lasswell
"The Goddess Project" by Simone Lasswell

Your Spirit Remains" Newspapers & Photo on Canvas nailed to Wood Panel. Bird : Varnished Palm Fronds & Clay by Janet Mueller

"Guardian Angel" by Janet Mueller Acrylic on Clay , palm Fronds, Debris & Wood

Video Project by Esy Casey the Fourth April Exhibition at TSKW

More of ALL Four April TSKW Exhibitions Up Shortly

Next Week we'll have 12 More Photos from the Gallery 

The Seven Year Itch (Getty Images)

Here is the Johnny Cash Photo by Baron Wolman (that I left Out of Last Week's 12 Photos; I had the caption but no Pic).  James and Jason from Zazoo Tell Us : Baron Wolman was the Very First Photographer for Rolling Stone Magazine.

Rock Solomon

Join us on April 23rd for a costumed mystery dinner party set in the 1930's. Play your character to solve the whodunnit while discovering true aviation history at the birthplace of Pan Am, now First Flight Island Restaurant & Brewery, 301 Whitehead street. Join us for a retro-photo wall, complimentary drink & bites, a Four-course gourmet dinner, interactive mystery theatre with a unique game piece & live music from the Jazz-Age Retrospectacular. Be sure to dawn your best Gaztby-esque threads for a chance to win prizes in our best-dressed costume contest!

Stay late or join us after for a Swing Dance Fundraiser | Free & All Ages with a live band, free swing dance lessons and a raffle - Starting at 8:30 at First Flight Island Restaurant & Brewery.

5:30 - Doors
6:pm - Cocktail Hour
7pm - Dinner & Mystery Game
8:30 - FREE Live Music & Swing Dancing Fundraiser

Phone: 305-570-3000 (text or call)

Mike Rooney Exhibition ALL April Plus He Hangs Year Round at
 WWW.GALLERYONGREENE.COM 606 Greene St. 305-294-1669 . Click the April 9th. Link for our 3 Part Feature on Mike Rooney and his Art :

United Street 18 X 24 Oil on Board
Tikis 16 X 20 Oil on Board
Malecon on Sunset 16 X20 Oil on Canvas


WWW.MOTE.ORG  305-745-2729 24244 OverSeas Hwy. Summerland Key
Hopefully the April 30 Issue will have many photos of the OceanFest that took place Two Weekends ago.  I was Out of town; and could not make this Outstanding Eco-Conservation-Nature-Oceans-Green Event (That I look forward to every Year).  None of our Three Executive Contributing Editors were available (GianCarlo Espinosa , Erin Wolfe & Peter Arnow).  A Few of the MOTE Managers told me that they are taking Pics. So look on their Facebook Pages and if there are no OceanFest Pics; We'll Call Dr. Vaughan to get them for us.

Dan Dombroski Director

Boys & Girls Club members hope to find "Safe Harbour" with support of May 6 Margaritaville Fundraiser
On Saturday, May 6 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Jimmy Buffett's 500 Duval Street Margaritaville hosts the 16 th Annual "One Particular Harbour" Fundraiser to benefit The Boys & Girls Club of the Keys Area, a youth development program that provides after-school care and full-time care on non-school days, school holidays, and vacation for more than 450 children ages 5 to 18 in Key West and Big Pine Key.
 The lively event features music by Howard Livingston and his Mile Marker 24 Band, appetizers, libations, and a buffet dinner, a silent and live auction, a "giving tree," and a 50/50 raffle.  Auction items include a Captain Outrageous bicycle, artwork, gift certificates from local restaurants, attractions, businesses, and more.  Funds will be allocated to the Club's Bayview Park capital campaign to support renovations needed to make the building their permanent home and allow them to continue offering tutoring, literacy support, STEM initiatives, computers, sports and recreation, Spanish, dance, drama and photography lessons, health and wellness life skills, and field trips when their lease at their current Reynolds Street location expires. 
$50 tickets are available at or by calling 305-296-2258.. tickets at door are $60.  Visit for more information.  The Boys & Girls Club of the Keys Area. Helping kids succeed since 1996.
WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241 

Annual Associate Members Exhibition Going on Now. BELOW WE Start Part 10 from the Artists of The Key West Art Center

Banyon Guest House by Mally Weaver
Double Trouble by Elizabeth Chamberlain
Sunny Day at the Beach by Lucy Paige
The Blue Marlin by Martha dePoo
More Works from the Artists of the Key West Art Center Up Shortly

Commissioner Romero Sends Regards & Tells Us :
The NEA (National Endowment for the Arts 1) awarded the City of Key West a "NEA Our Town 2 Grant "  to develop an Arts and Culture master plan for the Truman Waterfront Park. This is a very prestigious grant.
To accomplish such a master plan will require a Park Arts Vision Team. As such, a call is going out seeking 10 artists to join the team.  There will also be an RFP released seeking a consultant for the effort who will work with the Parks Arts Vision Team.
Below is a bit more information, how to download the application, and the contact point Key West's Art in Public Places (AIPP) administrative person - Liz Young. 
Please contact Liz if you are interested.  305-295-4369
1.The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.
2. Our Town is the NEA's primary creative placemakinggrants program, and invests in projects that contribute to the livability of communities and place the arts at their core.
3.   Creative placemaking  projects strategically link communities and local governments with artists, designers, and arts organizations to improve quality of life, create a distinct sense of place, increase creative activity and revitalize local economies

Selected artists will receive a $1,400 stipend. Time commitment is approximately 30-40 hours during June, July, August and September 2018. Meetings and workshops will be held in Key West - times to be determined. Attendance in person is required. Applicants must have no conflict of interest in the process.  Deadline to Apply is May 7; Click APPLICATIONS LINK

6810 Front St.
KW COLLECTIONS GROUP SHOW ; Def. go out to Stock Island and Visit Karen and see some really interesting Artisan's Work.

To the Right : Artist William Sasser

Exhibition runs from April 13-May 13  
Local artists and artisans of the Lower Keys are coming together for an end of the season show; Visual Stories. Lizzie Devries' figures made of historic shutters will mix with local exotic hardwood furnishings created by Jimmy & Karen Wray', while Craig Sasser tells nostalgic stories of the Keys. Pamela McLeod comes back to the art scene after an imposed halt by Ms Irma, she will be showing her jewelry and new sculpture designs. As a special treat, world traveler, Louis Wray will share with us his traversing talents via a photographic journey. 
A search for the ooh's & ahh's in the ordinary, as well as a spiritual and humorous look at coconuts.  Jimmy Wray
This year's 6-week Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration concludes with performances of two rarely seen one-act Tennessee Williams plays, "Green Eyes" and "The Traveling Companion," directed by Key West writer and director Stephen Kitsakos and featuring Alaina Albertson and Michael Catlege, two New York-based actors with theater, television and film credits, and local actors Arthur Crocker, Elena Devers, and Jeff Johnson. The April 16th Issue had a few more Pics from Johnny ; so go to this LINK for ALL OF THEM.
The 2nd Play "The Traveling Companion"
and Here are the Casts of Both Plays

Lucy Carleton,   dance instructor   
Paradise Health & Fitness Dance Studio
1706 N. Roosevelt Blvd.  Key West  FL 33040
305-296-6348 305-745-5578

Fridays & Wednesdays @7
   Salsa Dance Lessons with Lucy & Friends
   & maybe a little salsa rueda too!
   All levels  ~  we love newbies!  ~  $8
   Drop in class, no partner needed


The April 30th. Issue will have a Lead Feature on the ALWAYS BRILLIANT & FASCINATING "Distinguished Speaker" Historian & KW Treasure Mr. Tom Hambright. The feature will also include his really Interesting Slides .

Florida Historian Tom Hambright to Share "The Rest of the Story" as Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series Guest

We'll have Parts 2 and 3 of the Hazel Griffiths Feature in the April 30th. and May 6th. Issues.
 Artist, Fashion & Jewelry Designer, Creative Director for Photo Shoots, & Art Columnist


Here is the Completion of Our On-Line Art & Sculpture Exhibition from Priscilla Coote and Sally Wernicoff.  Part 1 was in the April 16th. Issue
Here are the Last 3 Paintings from Priscilla Coote and perhaps 20 Large Pieces can be seen Year Round at Gallery on Greene.
"Artist House Morning" Plein Air Gouache  7 X 10
"Companion Palm" Plein Air  Gouache 7 X 10
"Idyllic Anchorage"  Oil 30 X 40

Here are the Last 6 Sculptures from Sally Wernicoff. Sally usually has Multiple Works showing in the Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery.

"My Love" Fired Clay
"Chaste" Green Alabaster
"Emerging" Crater Finished Clay
"My Son" Stone White Marble
"Mariah" Stone Pink Alabaster
"The Family" Glazed Clay

33 East Quay Rd 305-809-4750


 Mystery Fest Key West is June 22-24. Sherill Rhoades & Carol Tedesco send regards and Will be Updating The Keys Blast Readers about Mystery Fest Key West in the Next Few Issues.


Allison Rich & ALL the KW Library Staff Send Regards
Sr. Library Assistant
Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street
Key West, FL  33040

One Island One Book

The Key West Library presents Pulitzer Prize-winner Gilbert King as part of their "One Island, One Book" program at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the library, 700 Fleming St. Mr. King will be discussing his latest historical Florida true-crime work, "Beneath a Ruthless Sun:  A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found." You can reserve a copy to borrow from the library now or stop in and enter our drawing for a possible free copy of the book to be given away on April 28.  For more information contact the library at 305-292-3595. 
King's previous book, "Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America," won the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in 2013. He has written about the Supreme Court and the death penalty for the New York Times and the Washington Post. He lives in Brooklyn.

WWW.REDBARNTHEATRE.COM 319 Duval St. 305-296-9911
April 17 - May 5
Here are Additional Works from Wayne Garcia. Victoria Mata, Simon Lasswell, and Janet Mueller from their April 2018 TSKW Exhibitions.

Wayne Garcia
"The Feared Havana Bird"


"El Poso"

"No Dogs"

Part 3 of 3 Wayne Garcia Up Shortly
Here is Part 2 of 2 Victoria (Tori) Mata from the April Exhibitions at TSKW

Here is Part 2 of 2 "Woman" by Simon Lasswell and Janet Mueller

"Into Tomorrow" by Janet Mueller Acrylic on Canvas with Copper

Warrior I & II by Simon Laswell  Handbuilt Clay , Chain Metal, Discs & Brass Screws
"Passion" by Janet Mueller Acrylic on Canvas with Crackle

"You are Protected" by Janet Mueller  Acrylic on Clay with Tree Debris

Additional Works from "Woman" by Janet Mueller and Simone Lasswell in their Part 3 and Part 4 Up Shortly


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

WWW.GUILDHALLGALLERYKW.COM 614 Duval St. 305-296-6076

WWW.GILDEA.GALLERY  522 Southard St. 305-797-6485

WWW.DOGTIREDSTUDIO.NET  1011 Whitehead St. 802-989-5910

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

Jim Salem
 Cocco and Salem Gallery


We continue with Part 2 of Our Tour of the Artists from Guild Hall Gallery Key West

"Sea Scape" by Antonio Rodriguez

A Few Pieces from Abigail White

Ernie's Conch House Acrylic on Canvas 16 X 20
Peaceful Cove  Acrylic on Canvas  16 X 20
Claire Perrault's Weaver Shop
Up Shortly More from the Artists of Guild Hall including Pam Hobbs and Anne Irvin

WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 305-292-9339 601 Duval St.

The April 30th. Issue will Feature "GOOD VIBRATIONS" Adam Scott Rote's Latest Exhibitions Currently Showing at The Key West Gallery. The March 30th Issue will also give a Detailed Explaination from Adam on "Good Vibrations"

(L) LISA WILSON "Ancient Vision" 14 X 10.5
(R)  D. Arthur "Basic Instinct" 12 X 12



(DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINTS I COULD NOT UPDATE) . However it looks like we're covering much of his activity.
Sun. Apr. 22nd @5:30pm. Gardens Hotel- Scott Marischen quartet, Scott- harp, Joe Dallas- acoustic bass, Chris Burchard- gtr.
Tues. Apr. 24th @9pm. Virgilio's- w/ RAVEN COOPER & Megan Constantine.
Sun. Apr. 29th @ (??probably 4 or 5 Pm. San Carlos- The Annual Music Room Spring Recital, directed by Robin Kaplan ,[ w/ Joe Dallas & I backing up allll those talented kiddies. Funnnn!].
Tues. . May 1 @9pm. Virgilio's- the CRZBs (Chris , Rob, & Gary Rivenson).
Wed. May 2nd @ 7pm. Hyatt Hotel- [Private Corp. Party, but you can come listen poolside!]- the CRZBs Quintet.
Fri. May 4th @7pm. TheSquare Grouper- the CRZBs Consort (JoeDallas, Mark Rose, Chris Burchard).
Sun. May 6th @5:30pm. TheGardens Hotel- the CRZBs Quintet
Rob, Chris, Gary Rivenson, with special guest, Mark Rose)
To Contact Skipper 305-587-9494 . Editors Note : Skipper Kripitz Gives so much of his time and talent to so many Organizations ; and it's a real treat to hear play with so many different configurations. Thanks Ed

WWW.KWLS.ORG 717 Love Lane 305-293-9291

The application deadline for the  has been extended. We will continue to review new applications on a rolling basis.

Participating students will spend five days exploring Key West and learning about authors who have lived and worked here through readings, excursions, and site-specific writing exercises. Daily writing workshops will be taught by acclaimed author Victor LaValle, a member of the writing faculty at Columbia University, whose most recent novel, The Changeling, was selected as one of the ten best books of 2017 by USA Today and Time magazine. Funded in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Young Writers Studio is free for all accepted applicants and is open to writers or would-be writers throughout Monroe County. Lean More Hit Red Link Above


WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433

(Formerly Called FAVOR)


Current Exhibition until the End of April :  Deb Moore, Deb Kik and Marc Hacker


Frangipani Gallery will feature a series of hurricane inspired paintings by Fran Decker on Friday May 4, 6-8 PM at 1102 Duval as part of the First Friday Art Stroll on Upper Duval.  Please come meet the artist and enjoy a champagne toast.
Originally inspired by Hurricane Katrina, Fran Decker completed the series "This Once Was Home" just before Hurricane Irma devastated the Florida Keys.  These detailed surrealistic paintings depict broken shells set against stormy backgrounds that were once home to the mollusk that built it.  The intricate insides of the shells are revealed and tinted pink to remind the viewer that a living creature once lived inside and created its shell home. All of them are poignant reminders of what we had and what we lost in the storm.

Bare Bones, Breach, Blown Apart, Looking In and Invasion show shells damaged in various ways.  Shattered and When the Roof Comes off depict the strange insides of seabiscuits and have been likened to flying saucers.  Sceptre and Ramparts conjure up what what once a might have been a castle to the inhabitant. Three spinning hurricane like shells are part of the series.  Home is Where the Heart is depicts the delicate structure of a Horse Conch after the main shell has been eroded away. Remnant and Home Is Where the Heart Is are simply graceful bits of shells.  Their revealed inner beauty brings home the loss of what once was.

Photos:  (L)This Once Was Home by Fran Decker
           (R)  Ramparts by Fran Decker


Nancy Drew Convention : Discussion and Panel
4/28 10a-Noon Manager Mia Clements tells us :
  Grab Your Magnifying Glass  and blaze a trail in your snappy blue roadster to a Nancy Drew Convention of Super-Sleuth Proportions & celebrate Nancy Drew's birthday!


The 2018 Giving Challenge, hosted by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, is an online fundraising initiative to support 501c3 organizations and will run from May 1-2, 2018 (from noon to noon). During this 24-hour online giving event, individual donations to Equality Florida will be matched one-to-one, up to $100, in support of our Safe and Healthy Schools Project! 


WWW.KWBGONLINE.ORG 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
Next Luncheon is May 2 at Marriott Beachside, Next Mixer is May 9 at the Audubon House

ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT SYMPHONY CONCERTS I'VE HEARD WAS LAST WEEK; and we'll Have Many Photos in the April 30th. Issue. Brilliant Job Maestro Alfonso


Important Note : Good Friend Gracy Lozano from Keys Lifestyle Marketing has this awesome Website that gives an Amazing and Extensive Listing of Events in Key West. Click the website below and check it out.

Here are just a few Categories; many way to look Up : Day, Month, Year, Category 305-440-059



We continue with the Artists of Guild Hall Gallery Key West

Susan O'Neill Wall
"Kitty Korner" by Susan O'Neill Acrylic
Glass Works by David Hoot

"Paradise Found" by Pam Hobbs
"Smooth Sailing" by Pam Hobbs
The Next Few from Anne Irvine

Part 3 from the Artists of Guild Hall Gallery in the April 30rd. Issue

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


Our Last 16 Issues ; These Links Below are Created by my Production, Database Management & Delivery System : Constant Contact.  By Clicking any of them; you will Instantly see the Issue ; they don't get stored on your computer; Just put Temporarily in Memory.

April 9 :
Part 3 of 3 Wayne Garcia

(L) Antonio El Tramposa (R) Bolita Man "Pepci"

"Saturday Morning"
(L) "La Bolita" (R) "Walter Cooper
Below is part of the Garcia Exhibition and is from Carmen Sanders "Street Dancers" Mixed Media 

We continue with Pt. 10 Tour of the Artists of the Key West Art Center
  WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241
Harry's  House by Joanne Sloan  Acrylic
On the Lane by Mally Weaver
Staring at the Sky by Gail Upmal  Acrylic
Super Moon by Joanne Sloan Acrylic

Part 11 of The Artists of The Key West Art Center in the April 30th. Issue

  5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857


The nonprofit USCGC Ingham Museum at the Truman Annex Waterfront Park will be open for sunset each Wednesday at 5 p.m. with bingo onboard after dark. For information, call 305-292-5072 or email 


WWW.KEYWESTORTHOPEDICS.COM 305-295-9797 3485 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 

           "CALL FOR CANDIDATES" MONDAY APRIL 23rd. 5pm at SALUTE ON THE BEACH  1000 Atlantic Blvd. 305-292-1117 WWW.SALUTEONTHEBEACH.COM
Here is the Link for their Donation Page ; DONATE
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Up Shortly Updated Schedule of Concerts and Special Events


Click MOTE1 for a Special Year End E-Newsletter Looking Back at ALL 12 months of Very Informative. 


712 Duval St. 305-440-2179 11A-11P
 "Best Hush Puppies & New England Clam Chowder in the South; & the Angle Hair Pasta with Lump Crab in a Cream Sauce is amazing; plus their Peel N Eat Shrimp are by far always the tastiest The Keys.  

Due to Time Constraints no "Photos of the Week" in this Issue :
"Photos of the Week" by Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow. THANKS SO VERY MUCH PETER FOR THIS WEEKLY FEATURE 


"Conch Republic Re-Visited" April 19-28 at TSKW.  Of Course ; If you Live in KW ; you Must see this very entertaining Play; if not just for the History of a Most Famous Incident Heard Round the world.


305-296-6196 1434 Kennedy Dr.


 1100 Simonton St.#3


5210 College Road 
Part 2
Johnny White & Caroline are always so nice in sharing their Photo Galleries with Us.  Hit their Gallery Link to see many Photo Galleries
at the Truman Little White House
DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINTS NO NEW GALLERIES IN THIS ISSUE; The April 30 Issue will have at least 1 New Gallery Inserted. Of course ; why wait go to their website after finishing our magazine to also check out their EXTENSIVE CALENDAR of Events

Thanks Johnny & Caroline for providing our readers with Great Year Round Photo Galleries to Enjoy; as well as Providing ALL of  the Keys with a Great Calendar of Events Everyday. 


WWW.KWBGONLINE.ORG  808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
Next Luncheon May 2 Marriott Beachside 3841 N. Roosevelt Ave...
 Next Mixer May 9th at Audubon House 205 Whitehead St.


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

"Denial" Three Piece Ceramic Set by Colleen Anderson

Florida Keys Community College will showcase 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 18, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  The event, sponsored by the FKCC Foundation, is free and open to the public. 
A myriad of artwork created by students this past year will be featured, including pottery, paintings, 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 FKCC's late Artist in Residence and ceramics instructor.   Attendees will be invited to cast votes for the winner of the "People's Choice" award.  Exhibition will be on for a few weeks.
For more information, contact Ann Labriola, FKCC Fine Arts Instructor 

Two Florida Keys Community College students, Breanna Soucy and Kylie Zimmerman, were named to the 2018 All-Florida Academic Team, which is comprised of the highest performing students in the Florida College System's 28 institutions.  The 132 team members were nominated by their local colleges' chapters of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), an international honor society among two-year colleges, for their academic achievement, leadership, and service to the community.  Soucy and Zimmerman were formally recognized at an awards banquet in Tampa on April 6.  Each will also receive a $500 scholarship from FKCC's Rho Epsilon chapter of PTK.
Soucy graduated from FKCC in December with an Associate in Science in Marine Environmental Technology, an Associate in Arts, and a Certificate in Tropical Ornamental Mariculture.  While at FKCC, she served as the Vice-President of Phi Theta Kappa, the Treasurer of the Aquaculture Club, and was a member of the Environmental Club. After a successful internship at American Mariculture Inc. in Pine Island, Soucy was hired full-time by the business as an aquaculture technician.  She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Marine Science at Florida Gulf Coast University with goals of earning a master's degree in aquaculture and one day running her own aquaculture hatchery.
Zimmerman is graduating from FKCC next month with an Associate in Science in Marine Environmental Technology and a Certificate in Professional Research Diving.  She is also earning a Certificate in Tropical Ornamental Mariculture.  She is active in the Aquaculture Club, Phi Theta Kappa, and the Scuba Club.  She was also a Student Ambassador for two semesters.  Zimmerman has applied to New College of Florida with plans to earn a bachelor's degree in Marine Biology. Her long term goals include working as an aquarist for the Florida Aquarium and opening her own aquaculture research facility.


WWW.LKMC.COM 5900 College Rd. 305-294-5531

Click E-NEWSLETTER for their very informative E-Newsletter

This Months Reef Relief E-Newsletter can be seen with this Link 




Neil Chamberlain and Staff Send Greetings


WWW.SANCTUARYFRIEDNS.ORG  55500 Overseas Hwy. Marathon 305-289-2288


Florida Keys Council of the Arts  1100 Simonton St. 305-295-4369 
The Florida Keys Council of the Arts works to support all the arts, in all the Keys, all the time. The local arts agency has launched its sixth annual Connections Project road show; First Stop was at  Royal Furniture Showroom located in the Searstown Shopping Plaza in Key West  featuring a vibrant 24-foot mosaic mural created by local artists and art lovers. 
The Connections Project is one of the Arts Council's more innovative fundraising activities connecting community members with local arts and cultural initiatives. The Arts Council provides a 6x6 blank canvas to local professional artists and artistic residents who then create a piece of art. "People of all abilities and skill levels are encouraged to participate," said Florida Keys Arts Council Executive Director Elizabeth Young. "We offer workshops for non-artists, led by local artists. And, we're privileged to have more than 300 Keys artists contributing a piece of art to Connections Project 2018."

Once the nearly 400 completed canvases are collected, the monster mosaic is assembled by volunteers and taken on the road from Key Largo to Key West for six art receptions and exhibitions. All receptions run from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Exhibits are open during regular business hours of the Arts Council business partner's locations. The Connection Project's road show is sponsored in part by Royal Furniture. The mosaic mural will be in each location for about two weeks before going on the road to the next event. The final opening will be held at the Gato Building on April 26 th .
After connecting with the art, patrons can also collect art by making a $50 donation for one canvas or a $125 donation for three at any reception or online at . Once the road show has ended, donors receive a randomly selected piece of the mosaic in the mail. Each work includes an artist statement providing insight into the origin of the work and the artist's thoughts and inspiration.
Proceeds from Connections Project directly benefit Keys' artists and arts organizations through Arts Council grants, including the Artists in Schools grant, the audience development grant known as ArtReach and a Special Projects grant.  
For more information call the Florida Keys Council of the Arts at 305-295-4369 and WWW.KEYSARTS.COM 

Stores All  Over The Keys. In Key West 3326 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 305-295-6400


WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661
Every Sunday Sunday, 5:30- 8, Jazz in the Gardens
    Cabaret @d'vine Wine Gallery:  Wednesday, April 18, James King, III 5-7pm.  Thursday, April 19, Megan Constantine, 5-7pm.  Friday, April 20, Michael Robinson, 5-7pm.  Saturday, April 21, Jimmy Olson 5-7pm
  Jazz In The Gardens :  Sunday April 22:Scott Marischen & Friends, 
5:30-8pm and Sunday April 29 Peter Diamond and Friends.

WWW.CFFK.ORG 305-292-1502
300 Southard St. #201

Click GRANTS-AWARDS 1 for Complete List


Michael and Heather Barnes at Manga-Manga send regards
900 Southard Street 305-294-2469

Or Sit Outside on their Spacious Patio

WWW.KEYWESTWILDLIFECENTER.ORG 1801 White St. 305-292-1008 

Thanks Tom, Peggy and Staff / Supporters /Board for the Amazing Job you do in Helping our Wild Friends.


WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433
Nov. 15 Thunder from Down Under
Nov 28
Kingston Trio Legacy Tour

June 1 Patty Smyth & Scandal
John Waters December 16

For additional Info on their concerts & events ; Click Link here for their Latest E-Newsletter with Updated Info. Click TWT7

Just a Partial Listing Go on their website for Complete

4/29/18 Kevin Nealon 
5/19/18 Carbon Leaf
5/26/18 Howie Mandel (6:30pm & 9:30pm) 
11/15/18 Thunder From Down Under (7pm & 10pm
May 26 Howie Mandel

May 14 Steve Earle & The Dukes with The Mastersons
May 19th. Carbon Leaf with Katie Rose

April 27 A Night with the King of Crazy Town Bill Blue & Juliana MacDowell

"Legally Blonde" 5/4-6 Key West High School's Drama Club Presents at The Key West Theater

May 17 Blue Oyster Cult & Styx at the KW Amphitheater at the Truman Annex
Nov. 16 Livingston Taylor

TICKETS ON SALE and can be purchased at the Key West Theater box office at 512 Eaton St or online at
Key West Theater presents

Rams Head presents :  5.14.18 Steve Earle & The Dukes
  For More Info WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 305-985-0433

NEXT WEEK ; A Few Thoughts and Our Farewell Well Wishes.
WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM 305-304-6882 Owners / Editors Naja & Arnaud Girard
Naja Writes The Following to her Followers ; I have Left out the last few Paragraphs which are Directed to the their Direct Subscribers 
Dear Readers,
Unfortunately  The Blue Paper has not been able to reach its financial goal and I have decided to step down as the Editor in Chief .
A heartfelt thank you to the 99 people who have pledged monthly support to keep this important mission going. Thank you to those who have contributed through one time donations, large and small, over the years. Without you we would not have been able to continue our efforts for this long.
I also want to thank those of you who have contributed to TBP's mission with articles, letters, poetry, photography, and your own important investigative journalism work.  We have greatly appreciated your contributions and are proud to have shared this platform with you.
There is, of course, still much to be investigated and reported on: affordable housing, hurricane Irma recovery, school safety and discrimination, hospitals and health care, overdevelopment, immigration enforcement, animal welfare, accountability and transparency in government...
Arnaud Girard is still exploring the possibility of keeping TBP alive.  Arnaud welcomes any support and creative ideas that would help him to keep the mission going. You may contact him directly at 305-731-7299.


Part 3 of 3 "Woman" by Janet Mueller & Simon Lasswell April Exhibitions at TSKW
"Eartha" by Simon Lasswell Handbuilt Clay & Underglazes
"Cleaning House" by Janet Mueller  Acrylic on Wood Block, Clay, Old Rag, Can & Print Out
"Why Not Take All of Me" by Simon Lasswell  Thrown Raku
We're all the Same Inside by Janet Mueller Acrylic on Canvas

AnnaMarie Giordano's Life Drawing Workshops at Fort East Martello on Tuesdays 11a-2pm.  No Minimum Amount of Classes Needed.    Feel free to Call AG at 609-884-3474 and or . Model Positions Available.


Their Monthly E-Mailer & Feature on their website "Keys Traveler" has a Tremendous Amount of Information.
Here is the March "Keys Traveler" E-Newsletter Link ; Hit
Click APRIL 2018 for their APRIL Keys Traveler. 
Top Stories inc. "Conch Republic to Commeriate "Secession" ; Events in the Keys 4/20-29
Arts & Culture

Diving & Fishing


Person of the Month Capt. Finbar Gittelman

"The Legend of Georgia McBride" 5/2-26


 855-378-6386  (855-3-SUNFUN)
Direct Booking from Sunset Watersports Key West on All Above Plus so Many Additional Packages Hit BOOKING INFO .  

 WWW.TSKW.ORG 533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458 


Part 4 of 4 "Woman" by Janet Mueller & Simon Lasswell from the April Exhibitions
"An Empty Space" by Janet Muller Clay & Wood Blocks

"Woman with Heart" by janet Mueller  Acrylic on Clay , Bicycle Seat, Monofilment & Wood Rod

"Mother Earth II" by Janet Mueller Acrylic on Canvas

"Mazu" by Simone Lasswell Handbuilt Clay , Inlaid Colored Clay, Encaustic

Click 4/16 Link for a Recent E-Mail from TSKW giving Detailed Info on Upcoming Special Events :

Conch Republic : The Musical from Fringe Theater Dates Between 4/19-4/28

Mega Raffle going on until the Drawing on 4/27

Re-MARCable Dance Project 4/29 4pm

FIRST THURSDAY 5/3 : This Months Exhibitions Features Rick Worth , Lucy Paige and Katie Divoll 6-8pm 
"Sight Unseen" by Rick Worth (Sanger Gallery) Sponsored by Old Town Trolley
"Beach Day" by Lucy Paige (XOJ Gallery) Sponsored by Preferred Properties. Supported by the Anne McKee Artist Fund

"Sitting in the Shade" by Katie Divoll Sponsored by Archeo. Supported by The Anne McKee Artists Fund 

Robert Frost Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony 5/5 2pm


Click    TSKW12 & TSKW13 Link for their Latest E-Newsletters giving ALL the Updated Schedule of Classes, Events, & Exhibitions PLUS Latest E-Mail Link to ALL their Classes in April, ,May and June Click TSKW14

Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth April, May & June

Green Parrot  Bingo Every Monday to Help Fund TSKW
  You can join, renew, or give another gift here:


"Hampton's Art & Culture"

The 3 Big Arts Organizations in the Hamptons LI NY are below. Of course just like Key West; there are so many Art Galleries on the East End of LI. The 2017 / 2018 Issues were not able to present Specific Upcoming Events as we did in Seasons Past from the Big 3 Due to Just Running Out of Time Each week ; although ALL 3 still continue to send us really interesting Information every week. I do know that our Artisan Readership in Key West will Click the Generic Links we do provide and then will go to the Events pages they are interested In.  Thanks for the Positive Feedback for this Weekly Feature; especially from the Keys Art Gallery Owners and Artists that enjoys seeing what the Hampton's Artistic Community is presenting.  In fact ; I have a small following from the Hampton's Due to my Frequent Visits to my Gallery Owners / Artisan Friends in the Hamptons.  So Our Small Hampton's Readership Really enjoys seeing what is Happening in Key West. Lastly in a few weeks we have an Announcement about Help I am Going to get in taking over this Feature ; so we can Once again present Specific Events from the Big Three PLUS we'll have in a few weeks another Feature from Lucille Khornak before we go on Hiatus for the Summer Months ; as we have done in the Past 6 years.

Iris Ornig on Monday Nights Hosting Jazz at Kitano 8-11pm  66 Park Ave. at 38th. St. NYC.. Thanks Iris for Keeping your Key West and Southampton Fans Up to Date. Check her Facebook Page

GUILD HALL 158 Main St. East Hampton, NY 11937 631-324-0806 WWW.GUILDHALL.ORG
SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER 25 Jobs Ln Southampton, NY, 11968 631-283-0967
PARRISH ART MUSEUM 279 Montauk Hwy. Water Mill, NY, 11976

37A Main Street  East Hampton NY 631-329-4516.  

 Photo & Art Galleries from Lucille Khornak


281 Front St. 305-295-6616
Due to Space Constraints the 5 Features about the 3rd Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture & Art Bike Parade (That we have been running the last 3 or 4 Weeks) have been Removed. To see the complete 5 Features ; please go to the April 9th. Issue Of Course from Reading the Info in the Weekly KWAHS Feature ; you should be an expert on Papio.  ALSO PLEASE GO TO THE KWAHS Website to see what other Events and Classes are Coming Up; we do have a few others below.

Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates Captain Outrageous in "That's Outrageous!" Exhibit
The Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates the acclaimed late Key West artist Captain Outrageous in " That's Outrageous!," a retrospective featuring more than 40 works that explores his pop art style across several different mediums.  The exhibit opened last Friday, April 13, with a special reception held from 6:00pm-8:30pm in the Bryan Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street.  
Spanning nearly four decades in Key West, Captain Outrageous imprinted his indelible mark on the island with both his colorful artwork and personality.  He made the world his canvas and painted thousands of items - bicycles, scooters, furniture, clothing, mannequins, cars, camper vans, sinks, musical instruments, telephones, and even toilet seats - with a pop art design style à la Roy Lichtenstein, but with a flair and humor decidedly his own.  A true Key West character, he embodied the spirit of the island, and his creations are celebrated and collected by many. 
" That's Outrageous!" runs through Sunday, June 24 and is sponsored in part by the Captain Outrageous Foundation. For more information, call Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305.295.6616 x 112 or visit   Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island.

 Photo by Rob O'Neal
(Pushed back )Carol Tedesco will have photos and coverage from the Opening Reception in the April 30th. Issue
Florida broadcasting featured in Key West Art & Historical Society's next Distinguished Speaker Series presentation
On Thursday, May 3, Key West Art & Historical Society's Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes guest Donn R. Colee Jr., to Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street, where he will present "Towers in the Sand: The History of Florida Broadcasting." The 6:00pm discussion centers around stories and anecdotes from his book by the same name, spotlighting some of broadcasting's proudest moments: hard-hitting journalism and editorials, lifesaving moments through decades of hurricanes, and lighthearted moments with favorite personalities and promotions. 


 Fort Adventures Program for Toddlers & Parents Continue at Fort East Martello

Key West Art & Historical Society continues its weekly educational playdate program at Fort East Martello every Tuesday and Thursday through May from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  The program celebrates hands-on, inquiry-based learning while inviting children and parents to explore the Fort and its artifacts, dioramas, and immersive exhibits.  MORE INFO. IN THE APRIL 2ND ISSUE AND/OR TO THEIR WEBSITE NOW. Click April 2 Issue


Info. & Photos from Alyson Crean
The restoration of the sea wall and beach are underway at Rest Beach at the base of the Edward B. Knight White Street Pier. This vital restoration will restore the eroded sea wall and will replenish beach sand. In addition, a new stairway will provide easy access from the upland park area to the beach.
The plans to replenish the beach predate the destruction of Hurricane Irma, when time and tides had completely eroded the sand and were eating away at the upland part of the park. Though some sand was deposited by the storm, the upland area sustained damage. This project will enhance both the upland and beach areas.
When Rest Beach reopens in September, it will sport new walkways, covered picnic tables and benches, and new landscaping as well as new sand.
While the project is underway, there will be no access to the beach. However, nearby Higgs Beach provides all the amenities that beachgoers could desire
Photos by Alyson Crean

The May Sands Montessori Charter School was at City Hall this week, planting three new young trees behind the butterfly garden. The trees will replace a large ficus that was lost to Hurricane Irma.
The students have formed the Blue Green Club, led by teacher Gabriela Guerrero. They planted the trees with the help of CR Landscaping Architect and Montessori Board Member Craig Reynolds. Key West Urban Forester Karen DeMaria oversaw the planting and consulted with the kids on the best species and location for the new trees.
April 28th (Sat) - Keys Energy 19th Tree Giveaway!
Keys Energy's 19th Tree Giveaway will take place on Saturday, April 28th, at 8:30am at KEYS' Service Building (1001 James Street) and Cudjoe Key Electrical Substation (MM 23). All customers are able to get two free native shade trees, while supplies last! Native trees will flourish in our environment and the shade provided by the trees when mature will help cool your home and cut your energy costs. Log on to  and click on the 'Tree Giveaway' banner for a listing of available trees and more event details.


WWW.COASTPROJECTS.COM 6404 Front St. 305-709-4001

VISIT THEIR NEW STORE IN KW AT 803 WhiteHead Street and to view their entire E-Newsletter sent out with Merchandise Suggestions ; Click  COAST1
 5210 College Rd. 305-296-1504
Chef Hubbard, and Bill and Eden send regards and starts this week with a General Update 
Good Afternoon Isle Cook Key West Foodies, 
It is time for your weekly event update!
We have seats available for some of our events in April and May, including our Spring Dinner on 4/18, our Orien-talia Fusion Dinner on 4/23, and our Italian Paired Wine with Chef Tony Acampa on 5/4!  In addition, we have added several events for May, including a Mediterranean Dinner on 5/2, a Mexican Dinner on 5/7, a Hook and Cook event on 5/12, a Burmese Dinner on 5/16, and a Spring Lamb Dinner on 5/18! 

Check out our current full schedule below, or go to our  website to see everything that is coming up!
 Monday, April 23rd  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu
Orien-talia Fusion Dinner - $85.00 - 5:30pm.   Bagna Cruda Spring Roll with Pickled Sambal.  Miso Bolognese.  Sake Steamed Clams with Chinese Black Beans and Ginger.  Oolong Tea Panna Cotta with Walnuts and Jasmine Syrup.

Friday, April 27th  - Chef Melissa Schwarz - Chef's Tasting Menu
Indian Dinner - $85.00 - 5:30pm.  Aloo Tikki - Potato Patties with Peas Paneer and Spices.    Coconut Vegetable Korma - Curry with Cashew and Coconut Milk.    Butter Chicken - Yogurt Marinated Chicken with Tomato Cream Curry. Mango Lassi - Traditional Frozen Drink with Mango and Yogurt.
Friday, May 4th  - Chefs Tony Acampa and Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu. Springtime on the Amalfi Coast Paired Wine Dinner - $85.00 (including wines) - 5:30pm. Join Tony Acampa from Enovation Brands Wines for a delicious Italian paired wine dinner!.   Mini Baked Eggplant Stack.  Aperol Spritzers with Amore di Amanti Prosecco.   Pan seared Sea Bass with a Sorrento Lemon Butter Sauce and Risotto with Baby Shrimp. Ca'Montini Pinot Grigio.   Blackberry Granita with a Sorrento Lemon Mascarpone and Fresh Berries.Bella Bellina, Limonata Moscato     
Saturday, May 5th , May 12, May 19, & May 26 - Weekly Wine and Food Tasting - Wine Education Event
$15.00 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Join us for our weekly Wine and Food Tasting featuring delicious wines with paired bites by Chef Martha Hubbard!Please Call For Seats.
Saturday, May 12th - Chef Martha Hubbard - Special Event
Hook and Cook: Florida Keys Fishing and Culinary Experience - $300.00 - 1:00pm.  Very Limited Availability!   
Join Captain Jeremy Hackworth of Zia Charters and Chef Martha Hubbard for a once-in-a-lifetime fishing experience and cooking lesson. Participants will go on a private fishing charter with Captain Jeremy Hackworth of Zia Charters where they will learn fundamental lower keys fishing techniques for reef species.  Upon return to Key West, the participants will come to Isle Cook Key West for a cooking lesson and dinner with Chef Hubbard. Dinner will begin at approximately 6:00pm.  If you would like to invite your significant other or friend to the dinner that evening the cost is $50.00 per seat.
Wednesday, May 16th  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu
Tastes of Burma - $85.00 - 5:30pm. Chin Corn Soup - Red Beans, Hominy, and Chili Tomato Sauce,    Ginger Salad - Fried Garlic, Yellow Split Peas, and Sunflower Seeds ,   Chili Lamb with Basil and Coconut Rice,     Semolina Cake with Sesame Sauce
Friday, May 18th  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu
Spring Lamb Dinner - $90.00 - 5:30pm.    Moroccan Lamb Sausage with Sweet Pea Puree and Turmeric Potatoes.   Lamb Loin and Ratatouille Salad.       Jamaican Jerk Lamb Chops with Spicy Tomato Mint Sauce and Curried Rice. Spiced Cake with passion Fruit Cream
Prepayment is required to reserve lesson space - payments are non-refundable.
Unless otherwise noted, prices do not include tax, gratuity, or beverages.
Menus are subject to change due to the availability of ingredients and/or at the chef's discretion.
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate dietary restrictions

 Please go to their website and FB Page for Updates & Sell Outs PLUS  ADD INS after this Issue's Publish Date of April 1


WWW.REEFRELIEF.ORG 305-294-3100 631 Greene St.

New Location 808 Duval St.



WWW.KEYSSO.NET 305-293-7300
Monroe County Animal Farm in Key West 5501 College Rd. 305-293-7300 . Open the 2nd & 4th Sunday each month (1-3p) , Under the Brilliant Direction of Officer/Farmer Jeanne Selander.  Next Two are on Mother's Day April 22 and May 13



                • Thanks for Reading The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends. If you would like to insert material in the Magazine ; reach out to me at 954-448-4324 EK10@AOL.COM. Thanks to All the Contributing Editors & Organizations. Have a Great Week; Ed.