The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends April 9, 2018
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KW Collections Gallery / Studio on Stock Island ( Karen Wray's Place) Group Show until 5/13 with Reception 4/20. Above "Key West Bar" by William Sasser (More Below)
Tom Hambright one of the Next "Distinguished Speakers" from KWAHS April 19. Mr. Hambright is Perhaps the Most Treasured Person in The Keys.
TDC's April "Keys Traveler" On-Line Companion to their website (More Below) 4/20-4/29 Keys Events Honoring the "Secession"
6th. Annual "Connections Project" from The Florida Keys Council of the Arts" (More Below). Major Sponsor : Royal Furniture.
Fringe Theater "Conch Republic The Musical" (More Below)
Mata Peake on Fire

Keys Passion

Pt.1 of 2 : Our On-Line Photographic Exhibition from Theresa Kalvaitis


One of our Last KWAHS "Distinguished Speakers"  The Head & Savior of the San Carlos Institute (Instituto San Carlos) for Decades Rafael Penalver.



Key West Ambassador's Class 29 Graduation Ceremony posing on the steps of City Hall + Boys and Girls Club Honored, + Law Enforcement Torch Run (More Info on these 3 events in the Weekly City of Key West & MCSO Sections.

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"Chaste" by Sally Wernicoff Green Alabaster. Note Sally will have an On-Line Sculpture Exhibition in the April 16th Issue.


Love to get into the Middle of a Circle with Sandy Sun, Lauren McAloon, & Helen Rebane (Imagine the Talent and Greatness that will be transmitted)


Pt. 3 "From A Woman's Hand" Annual Exhibition at the Custom House


The Grand Finale Event for the Annual Six Week Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration at The Tennessee Williams Museum (More Below)
Truman Waterfront Dedication

"Remembering Lenny" from Impromptu Classical Concerts of Key West

"Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow ( More Below)
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Part 2 of 2 : Our Extensive Photo Feature from the Annual "Equality Florida Celebration"
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HTA Makes a Donation

 Nation's Kinetic Parade Craze Hits Key West with the Third Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade Set for May 5. The KWAHS Weekly Section has Extensive Coverage.
 


One of Our Favorite Performers Ellen Cherry Recently Performed  at TSKW's Blue Heaven Songwriters Series. We have Many Photographs.



The Extraordinary Amount of Exhibitions/Classes & Events at KWAHS. 
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FKCC Graduates Corrections Academy (More Below)
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"Woman" Exhibition from Simone Lasewell & Janet Mueller

"Vintage Simonton St. 1960s" by Wayne Garcia

Esy Casey

Wayne Garcia

April Exhibitions at TSKW : Simone Lasswell & Janet Meller, Victoria Mata, Esy Casey and Wayne Garcia

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Kevin Nealon 4/29
Plus KW High School's Drama Club on 5/4-6 Presents "Legally Blonde". Howie Mandel 5/25, + KW Burlesque Presents "Hot Island Nights" 4/20
The Key West Theater Constantly Presenting Primary Market Entertainment. (More Below)

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Through the Leaves by Susanne D'Antonio

Banana Flower by Maggie Ruley

Part 8 of Our Tour of the Artists of the Key West Art Center + the Annual Associate Members Exhibition ; we have many Photos of the Works
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Here is a Sneak Preview of Just a few of the Photo Features that I Pushed Back for the April 16th. & 23rd. Issues

Key West Wildlife Center

The Natural Colors of Fruits & Vegetables


On-Line Art Exhibition from Priscilla Coote


On-Line Art Exhibition from Priscilla Coote


On-Line Sculpture Exhibition from Sally Wernicoff


On-Line Sculpture Exhibition from Sally Wernicoff


On-Line Jewelry / Paintings / & Dress Designs from Hazel Griffiths. I Absolutely Promise that the April 16 Issue will have the much asked about Next Feature from Hazel

Hazel is talented at Painting, Jewelry Designing, Boutique One of a Kind Dress Mfg, & on Rare Occasions will Produce Photo Shoots with a few Known Photographers.

On-Line Jewelry / Paintings & Dress Designs from Hazel Griffiths



 
 Hazel Griffiths Recently had a very successful Exhibition at the Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery; & Shortly After was a Hit at Miami's Art Basil, & a few Stand Alone Exhibitions in Miami, FTL, & Palm Beach

 




In the Next Few Issues ; we'll start 3 On-Line Photographic Exhibitions Besides Bill / Linda Klipp and Erin Wolfe. The 3 are "Just Plain Interesting", "Happy Photos" & "Rare Older Photos"
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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: As You can see this Issue is Long like many of the recent issues (A Good Thing) ; So You Can with EASE Close and Open this Issue as many times as you need.
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The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7835 Each Week.  In This issue (April 9, 2018) : KW Collections Gallery in SI Group Reception 4/20 + SI Artist's Home/Studios Tours 4/14, Historian & Keys Treasure Tom Hambright "Distinguished Speaker" 4/19, TDC's April "Keys Traveler" Link, 20% Discount Code for the 4/19 Season Finale of the S. Fla. Symp. Orch., 6th Annual "Connections Project" from the Fla. Keys Council of the Arts Sponsored by Royal Furniture, WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM , Fringe Theater "Conch Republic : The Musical", Pt. 1 On-Line Photographic Exhibition by Theresa Kalvaitis, Photo Feature on Rafael Penalver (Living / Walking History) Recent KWAHS "Distinguished Speaker" & Decades Long Director of The San Carlos Institute, Pt. 3 "From a Woman's Hand" at the Custom House, Pt. 2 Equality Florida Celebration, WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM Presents Mystery Fest 6/22-24 +Whodunit Mystery Writers Contest, WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM , Papio Kinetic Sculpture & Art Bike Parade 5/5, Photo Feature on Ellen Cherry's Recent Performance, FKCC Graduates another Corrections Academy Class, 

Also This Week : The 4 New Exhibitions at TSKW, The Key West Art Center's Annual Associate Members Exhibition + Part 8 of Our On-Line Tour of their Artists, Tasty Treats from Isle Cook, Grand Finale of the 6 Week Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration from the Tennessee Williams Museum, Special Law Enforcement Torch Run, Our Weekly Sections from MCSO/The City of KW/ KWAHS & TSKW, Mote's Annual OCEANFEST 4/14, Part 6 of 6 Re-Cap from Commissioner Margaret Romero's Community Meeting, SouthernMost Boys and Girls Club "Safe Habour" event 5/6, WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM  Extensive Calendar of Events + Photo Galleries, Lucy Carleton Dance Classes, United Way of Fla. Keys Presents Free Tax Preparation Help, KW Rotary Club Presents James Bond Gala 4/14, Red Barn Theatre "Cry It Out" 4/17-5/5, "Artist of/for the Stars" Adam Scott Rote visits the Key West Gallery 4/20-22, Samuels House Gala "Women Signing for Women" 4/11, Waterfront Playhouse "Ave. Q" 3/27-4/14 nd "Legend of Georgia McBride 5/2-26, VFW, WWW.KWLS.ORG ,

"Photos of the Week" from Peter Arnow,  KWLS Extends Reg. for "Young Writers Studio", Key West Theater Updated Schedule inc. KW's Drama Club's "Legally Blonde" 5/4-6, April 21 Earth Day is Celebrated by Many Groups inc. WWW.FLORIDAKEYSWILDLIFESOCIETY.ORG , Our Weekly Sections from MOTE / NOAA / Sanc. Friends Found. of the Fla. Keys / Eco. Dsc. Ctr., Frangipani Gallery has Deborah Moore, Marc Hacker, & Deb Kik, KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden Plant Sale 4/21, KWBG Next Luncheon 5/2 & Next Biz Mixer 4/11 at Mangoes + Pride Follies 6/2, WWW.KEYSLASTSTAND.ORG, Past Blast Links, Wed. Bingo on USCGC Ingham & Mondays at Green Parrot, WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM Date Change "Call for Candidates" 4/23, Zazoo Photo / Art Gallery, Aids Help CC

Fla. Health Monroe Co., FKCC Poetry Slams 4/12, LKMC E-Newsletter Link, Southernmost Coconut Castaways, Jazz in the Gardens with Terri White & Friends 4/15 & Scott Marischen & Friends 4/22, KW Wildlife Ctr., KWT Presents Key West Burlesque "Hot Island Tropical Nights" 4/20, AnnaMarie Giordano "Life Drawing Workshop" Tuesdays, Green Market at Bayview Park Thursdays, TSKW has Openings for Resident Artist Studios, Hamptons Arts & Culture Section inc. WWW.LUCILLEKHORNAK.COM , The City of KW Graduates Class 29, Coast Projects.

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Part 3 "From A Woman's Hand" Now Exhibiting at the KWAHS Custom House 

Olga Manosalvas  Acrylic on Paper 24X18. Olga is Currenting Hanging at KW Collections with a Group Reception on April 20 (Info. a Few Features Down)
"Memories, Movements, & Morality" by Pamala Kostmayer (recently winning First Place at Books and Books Event a few Months Ago)  Shadows with Silk Screen, Vintage Toys, Books, Blocks and Rice Paper 14X20X3
"A Peaceful Glare" by Katherine Stubbs Ward  Mixed Media  Fabric, Paint, Threadwork, & Cheese Cloth. 33x33
"Montauk Beach" by Laurie Margolin  Gouache  22X18
"Angel Prince of 4th Heaven" by Susan Sugar  Oil on Canvas
Susan is Currently hanging in Lucky Street
"Daily Miracles" by Carol Munder  Photogravure 16X16


Cantilevered Coffee Table by Karen Wray  Woman's Tongue with Tropical Almond Wood (Salvaged after Hurricane Wilma).  Karen ; just Opened her Gallery on Stock Island "KW COLLECTIONS" a few Months ago. 

More of Part 3 of 3 Up Shortly ; for Part 1 March 26 https://conta.cc/2G9Tlxb and Part 2 April 2 https://conta.cc/2GresLA
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Part 2 : 2018 Equality Florida "Celebration 
3110 1st. Ave. N#2f  St. Petersburg 33713 813-870-3735
Pt. 1 was in the April 2nd. Issue : https://conta.cc/2GresLA







EQFL's Evie Evers Kling


Main Sponsor PNC's Arthur Livingston



Gina Maseratti
More from the 2018 Equality Florida's Celebration Up Shortly
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Part 1 This Week : Part 2 in the April 16th. Issue
Here is this week's On-Line Photographic Exhibition from Theresa Kalvaitis WWW.THERESAKFINEARTPHOTO.COM
443-794-0881 Theresakalvatis@Gmail.com  

" Stay Back" 24X30 Fine Art Aluminum. This Piece is also Featured at the Annual "From A Woman's Hand" Exhibition.
"Angels & Mermaids" 8X10 Canvas Giclee
"Keys Passion" 12 X 12 Canvas Giclee
"Mata Peake on Fire" 16X24 Fine Art Aluminum
"Taking Root" 16 X24 Fine Art Aluminum
"Tortuga Shores" 16X24 Fine Art Aluminum 
"Blue Bottom 1" Canvas Giclee
Part 2 of 2 of the Theresa Kalvatis Photographic Exhibition in the April 16 Issue
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WWW.TWKW.ORG 513 Truman Ave, 305-842-1666 
Dennis Beaver Curator KWAHS@KWAHS.ORG

The Annual Finale of the 6 week long Celebration of the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration Events at the Tennessee Williams Museum ( Formerly TW Exhibit)











Part 2 of 3 Up Shortly
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PLUS IN 2 FEATURES BELOW ; The Mike Rooney Art Exhibition at Gallery on Greene

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Monroe County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Eric Mixon Last Week handed off the Special Olympics Torch to Key West Police Chief Donie Lee during the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run. The torch will, once its journey is complete, kick off the 2018 Special Olympics.

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Part 1 of 3
281 Front St. 305-295-6616

One of the Last "Distinguished Speakers is South Floridian 
 Civic Leader and Preservationist  Rafael  Peñalver  of the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval Street.  Mr. Penalver shared the history of this Iconic Cuban heritage center at the Presentation. His Brilliant Talk was so Fascinating and should be a must for EVERY Key West Resident to Learn.  Mr. Penalver is in Fact Rare Living / Walking and Talking History ; Just Like Historian Tom Hambright He will be one of the Upcoming Distinguished Speakers  4/19 : (Seats May no longer be Available). Due to Space Constraints ; Mr. Penalver and the San Carlos Bio could not be Inserted here except for a few lines; go to their Website :

Founded in 1871 by members of the Cuban exile community as a patriotic and educational center, the San Carlos Institute  played a significant role in the independence movement, where notable speakers like Cuban revolutionary Jose Marti and other key figures could meet and address the Key West exile community. 
HERE ARE ABOUT 25 PHOTOS FROM THIS DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER EVENT ALONG WITH SOME OF THE ART THAT IS HANGING AT SAN CARLOS.  PS : The Key West Film  Festival WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM uses the San Carlos as one of the Venus ( You must SEE A Film Here; The Screen is Very Large and The Audio has been Upgraded).









Part 2 of 3 of Rafael Penalver's Fascinating Presentation Up Shortly
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Mike Rooney Exhibition ALL Month Long (Plus about 8 works of Mike's Hangs Year Round)
 WWW.GALLERYONGREENE.COM 606 Greene St.


Welcome back from Southampton NY Marta and Martin White. I miss your Hotel; Especially The Krane Suite

Nance Frank Hosting some of her Regulars

Major Morning 30 X40 Oil on  Canvas

St. Pauls 30X40 Oil on Canvas

Adding to her Rooney Collection

The Gallery on Greene 24 X30 Oil on Canvas

United Street 18 X 24 Oil on Board
Tikis 16 X 20 Oil on Board
Malecon on Sunset 16 X20 Oil on Canvas
More of the Mike Rooney Exhibition Hanging at Gallery on Greene Up Shortly
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WWW.MOTE.ORG  WWW.MOTEOCEANFEST.ORG 305-745-2729 24244 OverSeas Hwy. Summerland Key 
https://www.facebook.com/MoteMarineLab/


Mote Marine Laboratory is pleased to announce its 8 thannual Ocean Fest taking place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, at NOAA's Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center and newly remodeled Truman Waterfront. Underwater and outdoor enthusiasts, eco-travelers and families are encouraged to celebrate the marine environment, explore conservation exhibits, view and purchase wares from local artists and vendors, experience touch tanks and listen to live music all while raising funds for coral reef research and restoration. The family-friendly event will showcase: 
Art activities led by renowned marine artist Wyland. Children's Fishing Clinics - Hosted by Boy Scouts of America, Florida National High Adventure Sea Base; the first 100 registrants receive a free rod & reel sponsored by Coastal Conservation Association Florida and a goodie bag sponsored by Tunaskin Aquatic Apparel. 
Beverages from Islamorada Beer Company & Papa's Pilar Rum. 
Live Music featuring Howard Livingston and the MM24 Band, Gerd Rube and Emily Springsteen. 
Live Radio Broadcasting from Pirate Radio. 
Face painting & caricatures, rock climbing, bounce house and slide. 
Free bucket rides by Keys Energy Services. 
Silent auction & raffles.
The event is presented by Mote and made possible by the Keys community including sponsors Protect Our Reefs, Publix Super Markets Charities, Monroe County Tourist Development Council, Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs and Margaritaville Resort & Marina.
 
For more information, or to register as a vendor or exhibitor, please visit 
  For more information, or to register as a vendor or exhibitor, please visit WWW.MOTEOCEANFEST.ORG
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The Last Stock Island Artist Studio Tour is Sat. April 14 ; here is a little info. : WWW.STOCKISLANDSTUDIOS.COM ; and you can reach Karen Wray 305-923-4778 and Amanda Johnson at 305-414-8396
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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 www.keystix.com or by calling 305-296-2258.. tickets at door are $60.  Visit SouthernmostBoysGirlsClub.com for more information.  The Boys & Girls Club of the Keys Area. Helping kids succeed since 1996.
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The April 2nd Issue had a Multi-Part Feature
 "March for Our Lives" with about 1500 Attending. This was just one of 800 Planned Country Wide Events ; mostly from Young People Speaking out. The KWHS Students Organized this Nationally Covered event. Here is the Link to the April 2 Issue :



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WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241
Info@Keywestartcenter.com 



KW Art Center's Director Juniper Deja , with Board Members Jane Grannis & Lois Songer & Pres. Fran Decker & Artist Louise Weithouse.
Annual Associate Members Exhibition Going on Now
"The Male Patience" by Carol Rezba Oil

"And the Children Shall Lead" by Sue Ellen Crowley (Bottom Painting)

"Flying High on the Coast" by Richard Weithas Acrylic (Bottom Painting : Pelicans Flying Over a House)
More from the Annual Associate Members Exhibition Up Shortly 

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WWW.KEYSSO.NET 5525 College Rd. 305-292-7116
Photos from MCSO's Adam Linhardt. Many people commented on CUTE the Pics that were in the April 2 Feature ; so here is the Link to see all the pics;  https://conta.cc/2GresLA

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BOB SLITZAN
Our Featured On-Line Photographic Exhibitions was in 2 Parts; starting Two weeks Ago ; click March 26  https://conta.cc/2G9Tlxb & April 2 https://conta.cc/2GresLA

Afternoon Clouds in Key West
First Key West Sunrise F

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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  Reception April 20
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. 
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WWW.TWKW.ORG 513 Truman Ave, 305-842-1666 
Dennis Beaver Curator KWAHS@KWAHS.ORG

Part 2 of 3 Tennessee Williams Museum's Annual Awards Event for Best Art, Poetry , and Short Stories








Part 3 of 3 Up Shortly
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 Ellen Cherry in Concert : Blue Heaven Songwriter Series
  You MUST see Ellen Perform ( even if it's Hundreds/Thousands of Miles Away)


 Original songs, presented as portraits of amazing women, unveiled in historical order.
Watch Ellen Cherry introduce the project and discuss her inspiration and motivation for the project by clicking LINK2  Also Click LINK1  Sponsored by Key West Bed & Breakfast 

2014 at Lucky Street Gallery

2014 Concert at the TSKW Armory Building with Ben Harrison




From the 2018 Performance

From the 2018 Performance

Part Two Up Shortly with ALL Photos from the recent 2018 TSKW Blue Heaven Songwriter Series Sponsored by Key West Bed and Breakfast

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


The April 5 First Thursday Reception / Exhibitions : (Top Left) Simone Lasswell & Janet Mueller in the Sanger Gallery.  (Top Right) Victoria (Tory) Mata & Toto in XOJ Gallery https://www.facebook.com/vqmata
 (Bottom Left) Esy Casey in the Project Gallery. (Bottom Right) Wayne Garcia in the Zabar Lobby. Click below Link for Detailed Info.  https://tskw.org/exhibitions-apr2018/
PLUS Click 
APRIL5 
Link PLUS Click  E-Mail for their latest E-Mailer for the April First Thursday.





   
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Part 1

Last week we Featured the Little White House Easter Egg Roll (More Adorable Kids)..Click Above


Last week we are Featured the 2018 11th Annual FKSPCA Spring Fling held at the KW Golf Course
George Fernandez KW Butterfly Nature Conservatory. 1316 Duval St.
 WWW.KEYWESTBUTTERFLY.COM


This Week we'll Feature a Gallery done a Few Months Ago ; The Women's Unity March on Duval.


More from Johnny and Caroline Up Shortly in Part 2 of their Gallery from the 2018 Women's Unity March on Duval
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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

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  WWW.KEYSUNITEDWAY.ORG 305-735-1929
Admin@KeysUnitedWay.org 
Dir. of Ops Rebecca Zehr and her Staff send regards and tell us : 
UWFK is offering free tax preparation assistance for qualifying taxpayers in the Lower, Middle, and Upper Keys.  Taxpayers can get personal assistance at a VITA location, or can use the free online service at MyFreeTaxes.com. 

The tax deadline is approaching quickly, and we want to ensure that everyone knows about these free tax prep services.  Attached are 4 press releases, each geared to a specific area of the Keys.  Please considering sharing the information about these tax prep options with your readers/listeners.  
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MUST ATTEND : TOM HAMBRIGHT Brilliant Historian and Really Nice Guy will be one of the Next "Distinguished Speaker" April 19


281 Front St. 305-295-6616



Florida Historian Tom Hambright to Share "The Rest of the Story" as Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series Guest
 
Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes Florida Historian Tom Hambright as Distinguished Speaker Series guest on Thursday, April 19 at 6:00pm at Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street,where he will share "The Rest of the Story," an examination of significant Key West history events, presented in the tradition of the late, famed radio newscaster Paul Harvey.
 
Harvey's "The Rest of the Story" reports-the stories-behind-the-stories and examinations of history's mysteries and little-known facts-were a component of his newscasts during World War II, later revived as a Monday-Friday program in the 1970s that ran until his death in 2009.
 
Official county historian Hambright is considered one of the foremost preservationists of Key West history, known for his encyclopedic memory and historic storytelling.  In 2017, The Society presented him with the Scotti Merrill Preservation Award, which honors those who are dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the Florida Keys, with special emphasis on the Custom House, a building whose multi-million dollar renovation was spearheaded by the late philanthropist and founder of the Dogwood Foundation. 

Tickets available at  kwahs.org/education/distinguished_speaker_series ; $5 for KWAHS members, $10 for non-members-advanced ticket purchase is recommended.  Sponsored in part of the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and the Helmerich Trust. For more information, contact Adele Williams, Director of Education, at 305.295.6616, x115.  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.
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Florida Historian Tom Hambright will share little-known backstories about significant Florida Keys events as Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series Guest on Thursday, April 19 at 6:00pm at Old City Hall.
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Tickets 305-773-4016 or 305-747-0395
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Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Receives NOAA/IOOS Stamp of Approval. Click GCOOS for Info.
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33 East Quay Rd 305-809-4750

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Mystery Fest Key West Announces 2018 Whodunit Mystery Writing Competition-Entry Deadline April 15. I've been featuring for the Last 4 weeks a Much Longer Feature ; due to Space Constraints go to above websites for extensive Info..

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 WWW.GALLERYONGREENE.COM 606 Greene St.
https://www.facebook.com/The-Gallery-On-Greene-174703195932962/ 305-294-1669 . Part 2 of our Photo Feature of the Reception and an On-Line Art Exhibition from Mike Rooney; is up Shortly



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WWW.REDBARNTHEATRE.COM 319 Duval St. 305-296-9911
April 17 - May 5





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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
https://www.facebook.com/gildeacontemporarygallery/the

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

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WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 305-292-9339 601 Duval St.
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Meet Adam Scott Rote
Friday, April 20, 2018  to- Sunday, April 22, 2018
Meet the Artist 11am-2pm and 7-10pm Daily. Adam Rote will paint live in the gallery and unveil his newest series inspired by Robert Mapplethorpe who was an American photographer, known for his sensitive yet blunt treatment of controversial subject-matter in the large-scale, highly stylized black and white medium of photography.
RSVP today / 305-292-9339  info@keywestgallery.com












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 Support Samuels House 3rd Annual "Women Singing for Women"
305-296-0240X118
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"Ave. Q" 3/27-4/14

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


 
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Part 2

Head of the San Carlos for Decades Rafael Penalver, Education Dir. for KWAHS Adele Williams, & 2nd in Command at Instituto San Carlos Juan ( Ego) Garcia ; also an Artist & Restaurateur













Part 3 of 3 Up Shortly
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SKIPPER KRIPITZ GIGS
Tues April 10th @9pm. Virgilio's-- Two of Cups Quartet with singer Claire Caplan, Ben Osborne, guitar, Keith Snyder- bass.
Thurs Apr. 12th- the CRZBs [play a private corporate event].
Sat. Apr. 14th @8-11pm- Sloaf Lodge Tiki Hut- the CRZBs- Rob DiStasi-keybds./vocals, Chris Burchard- gtr., & Bubba- bass.
Sat. April 15th @10:30am- 1:30 pm. Blue Heaven- Megan Constantine jazz duo.
Sat. Apr. 15th@6:30-9:30 pm Blue Heaven- Raven Cooper duo.
Tues. Apr. 17th @9pm. Virgilio's- the CRZBs- Rob DiStasi-keybds./vocals, Chris Burchard- gtr., & Bubba- bass.
Sat. April 21st @5:30pm. SALUTE- The DraveTrio w/ Michelle Dravis- gtr. /vocals, & Yvan Agbo- lead gtr.
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
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WWW.KWLS.ORG 717 Love Lane 305-293-9291
YOUNG WRITERS STUDIO JUNE 25-29 KWLS.ORG/YOUNG-WRITERS

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


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WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433
UPDATED SCHEDULE WITH ADDITIONS UP SHORTLY

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(Formerly Called FAVOR)
305-304-9625
April 21 Earth Day
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THEN FOR THE APRIL "FIRST FRIDAY" on 4/6
Frangipani is pleased to present new creations by Deb Moore, Deb Kik and Marc Hacker at the First Friday Art Stroll last week, 1102 Duval, Key West.  Deb Kik has a fresh new series of drawings done with ink and melted crayon, Deb Moore has new paintings and Marc Hacker has some exciting new Manta Ray Vases in the kiln. Show runs through April.
Deborah Moore
Marc Hacker
Deb Kik

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281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Part 2 From "A Woman's Hand" at the Custom House



Johnny White Shooting Carol Tedesco Shooting Artists; and I'm Shooting Johnny & Carol

L-R Marlene Koenig, Karen Lukins & Everyone's Favorite Poet Nancy Boylan

( C) KWAHS Curator Cori Convertito ; with Jim and Janice Colbert

Loggerhead by Kelly Clark  Oil 
Sassafras in the Woods by Deborah K Goldman  36X57X2

A Very Talented Group;
: Sandy Sun. Lauren McAloon, & Helen Rebane

The Coral Beneath by Paula Cooper Fused Glass Kiln Fired  13.5X1.5X2
More "From A Woman's Hand" Up Shortly

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Part 2 of the Mike Rooney Exhibition at Gallery on Greene Up Next but First a Lot of Equality
An Appearance a few years ago at The Key West Art Center
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Part 2
CEO & Co-Founder of EQFL Nadine Smith

The Stenzels ; Big Supporters

(L-R) Bert White Tennessee Williams Museum, Little White House Special Events Dir. Jeanna Garrido, & Ed Swift Owner Historic Tours of America




Mom, Dennis & Bert

Arthur Livingston Entertaining








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Part 2 of the Mike Rooney Exhibition at Gallery on Greene
Havan Stroll 16 X 20 Oil on Board
Breezy Palms 8 X8 Oil on Board 
Eaton PM  8 X10 Oil on Board
Elevated View 24 X 30 Oil on Board
Ed and Mike
Red Cherry Blazing Light 16 X20 Oil 
A View From Angel Streets  24 X18  Oil on Canvas


One of Mike Roney's Many Students through the Decades of teaching in Key West


The Nursery in the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden will be offering native trees, shrubs and vines for sale Saturday, April 21st, from 
9 am to 12 pm.  Choose from over 1,500 plants and 150 species of butterfly and bird attracting plants propagated by volunteers in sizes from one-gallon to 30-gallon pots.  Key West Tropical Forest members receive a 15% discount.  Memberships available on site.  All proceeds directly benefit the Tropical Forest's conservation program.  At  1:30 pm, Nursery Manager and Master Gardener,  Susie Reutling will be the featured speaker in the Toppino Nature Chapel.  Her topic will be 
Trials & Tribulations - Gardening in the Florida Keys.  The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island.  For more information 305-296-1504 and Secretary@Keywest.Garden




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Part 6 of 6
Commissioner Margaret Romero held a Community Meeting at the end of February. The Commissioner gave us the Complete Re-Cap of the Hour Meeting in detailed Outlines and Due to Space constraints I divided this Feature into 6 parts. Part 1 was in the March 5 Issue
 Part 2 in the March 12th Issue ; http://conta.cc/2Di5UnM
Part 3 in March 19th  http://conta.cc/2tX6yHX Part 4 was in March 26nd. Issue  https://conta.cc/2G9Tlxb ; and Part 5 was in April 2nd. 
  https://conta.cc/2GresLA


TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES
 The North Roosevelt crosswalks continue to be a topic which all feel need addressing. The attendees were updated on the efforts of both the police chief and city officials in this area.
  A presentation was made February 21 at the city commission meeting from State officials  indicating that Red HAWK systems are in the design phase, but we will probably not see their completion until 2020 in Key West.
 Some expressed the sentiment that no crosswalks would be better than what is currently available on North Roosevelt. Lack of visibility of pedestrians, bike riders who shoot out, pedestrians who expect fast stopping because their foot is in the crosswalk,
 A suggestion that many were taught to look both ways before attempting to cross the road should be followed by all pedestrians, including those at crosswalks
  Condition of various streets that are frequently traveled with the hope that more monies could be channeled towards their drivability,
 The potential of a 20 mph speed limit for most residential and old town streets - some wouldn't seem to mind, but the majority want to continue with current limits on North and South Roosevelt and Flagler at a minimum.
  Question of so many stop signs -  could we remove a few since it seems that only the cars stop and not other modes of transportation?
  Discussion of whether motorized bikes should be allowed on sidewalks. I expressed my understanding that if it was motorized it should be on the street.
 While the idea of bike lanes resonate with many, the use of such lanes and their effectiveness are questioned by just as many. Some cited those bike lanes being used to go the wrong way against traffic as well as purposely slowing traffic where there are "sharrows". It was even stated that bike lanes seem to indicate that bikers are always right even when they are unable to be seen by those opening a door into a bike lane.
  Duval Street loop seems to be working -although few have utilized it. The concept is well received and if it serves the purpose of getting vacationers away from their cars would like to see its continued usage.
  Only a few have made use of the four hour free parking with a residential sticker in designated lots
  There was suggestion that something similar to a Duval Street loop might be extended from that loop area out to New-town. I indicated that our transportation director is always looking for new routes that would benefit more people.
  I indicated that one of the challenges with local bus service is the lack of available drivers to fill the positions, as well as the competition for those drivers from the various tourist related businesses. Anyone want to get trained and apply to be a bus driver?
WE CONTINUE WITH "WHITE STREET PIER" and "IGUANA" Topics at the Very End of This Issue
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WWW.KWBGONLINE.ORG 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
Peter Arnow and the Key West Business Guild sent us this Flyer; always a fun event
A Few events from KWBG further down in their Weekly Section
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20% DISCOUNT SIMPLY CLICK BELOW LINK FOR TICKETS AND USE CODE SFSO20
WWW.SOUTHFLORIDASYMPHONY.COM 
 954-522-8445
Join in celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the State of Israel as the South Florida Symphony Orchestra wraps up its highly successful 20th Anniversary 2017-2018 Season.  Symphony Founder|Music Director Sebrina Maria Alfonso, a Key West native, presents the United States premiere of exuberant, inventive composer Nimrod Borenstein's 
If You Will It, It Is No Dream , taking the audience back to the early days of establishing the Jewish National Home.  Cuban  Guest Artist, formidable virtuoso Aldo L ó pez-Gavil á n makes a stellar Symphony debut  playing Maurice Ravel's emotional  Piano Concerto in G expressing  his self-destructive passion for a beautiful woman .  The Symphony completes the program and the season 
with Hector Berlioz's spectacular
Symphonie Fantastique.   Do  not to delay in getting your $25-$85  tickets
 for the 7:30 p.m. concert on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Tennessee Williams Theatre. Call 305-295-767 WWW.KEYSTIX.COM

Please help the SFSO fill the TWT. We need your help. We ask you reach out to your friends and tell them why you love the Symphony and how much they would enjoy coming to our final concert of the season. It is nearing the end of our season and our marketing budget is empty.  We must sell 200 more tickets in the next two weeks! With your help I know this is possible.  Thank you so much for your continued support of the South Florida Symphony.

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

Part 3 of 3 from the Annual Tennessee Williams Museum Awards Party . Awards given for Art, Poetry, and Short Stories










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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 




Gracy@Internet.com 305-440-059
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WWW.KEYSLASTSTAND.ORG 305-296-3335

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281 Front St. 305-295-6616



The iconic National Historic Landmark located at 281 Front Street is getting a long-awaited facelift, with the same master mason who was tasked with the work more than 25 years ago, when the Custom House was leased to  Key West Art & Historical Society  for use as a museum and required a full restoration.   We had a Larger Feature on this E-Mail from Exec. Dir. of KWAHS Michael Gieda in the April 2nd Issue ; please hit this Link for the Complete Informative Feature : https://conta.cc/2GresLA
Alvaro Cruz of Lakeland, FL, tools a fresh mortar joint with a custom made bead jointer, which leaves a decorative bead in the center of the mortar joint, for a newly installed guardrail. (Photo by Nick Olson, courtesy Specialty Property Services, Inc.)

Working from a scaffold at the Custom House Museum, master masonry carver Randall Nelson chisels the square corner of a new capital stone to match the round column on which it sits. Repairing and replacing the historic building's masonry work is this the fourth of a six-phase restoration project proposed by the building's original restoration architect, Bert Bender of Bender and Associates Architects, P.A. (Photo by Carol Tedesco)e .  Photo by Carol Tedesco
More from the KWAHS (Many Upcoming Events) up shortly in their weekly section PLUS BELOW  is the Final Section of Part 3
of the 3 Week Feature  "From A Woman's Hand" at the Custom House (Probably Hanging until at least the End of April / May)
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Our Final Segment of Part 3 "From A Woman's Hand" Now Exhibiting at the KWAHS Custom House 
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Yummy by Adele Gerbracht Glass Mixed Media

Triple Threat by Kristen O'Neill Ink, Coffee Filters and Dye 16.5X15.5

Exploration by Cheryl Wilson Smith  Glass 8X7X0.5
Passion of the Art by Judy Gruendel Fiber Thread 18X24

KWAHS Photographer & Executive Contributing Editor Carol Tedesco

Mango's Favorite Hobby going to Art Exhibitions & Takes his Buddy to All of them

Fellow Journalist and Art Lover Linda Frechette



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Part 2 of 2 Ellen Cherry at the TSKW
 Ellen Cherry in Concert : Blue Heaven Songwriter Series
  You MUST see Ellen Perform ( even if it's Hundreds of Miles Away)












The Dodds Family Hanging with their Good Friend Ellen Cherry and Prior 2014 Resident TSKW Artist.

Thanks Ellen Cherry for the Inspirational Performance.  Safe Travels and wish you the Best in Your Creative Adventures.
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Harrison Gallery
WWW.HARRISON-GALLERY.COM 825 White St. 305-294-0609

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Part 2 of Pt. 8 Our Tour of the Artists of the Key West Art Center
  WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241

Lunch Time by Joan Cox  Oil
Karen Beauprie Last Month at The Key West Art Center ; had an Exhibition of her Work on the First Floor PLUS A VERY LARGE WALL on the 2nd. Floor Featuring works of a few of the Hundreds / Thousands of Students she has had.
The First Photo is Part of her First Floor Exhibition

"Lunch Time on the Beaches" WC

"Coming Home" WC

"Oldest House" WaterColor
The Photo below is Part of Karen Beauprie's 2nd Fl. Walls from the Exhibition of Just a Few of her Student's Paintings.
"Sunset in the Keys" by George Salhofer  Acrylic
"Red Barn Theater" by Neva Townsend
A Few Features Down will be Part 2 of the Associate Members Exhibition at The Key West Art Center that should be hanging at least ALL of April ; if not throughout May.

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Part 3 of 3 Rafael Penalver The Head of the San Carlos Institute and the Person Responsible for keeping this Amazing Piece of History Extremely Well Kept for Decades ; even when a few times they wanted to tare it down.  The San Carlos Institute has an Amazing History




Juan (Ego) Garcia Manager of San Carlos and Artist; and Restaurateur


Juan (Ego) Garcia's Book

https://www.facebook.com/juan.e.garcia.71

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



Our raffle brings together four uniquely fabulous prizes - including incredible art created by prominent Key West artists or a dream 4 night stay in Key West AMBROSIO GUESTHOUSE   and gives you a 1 in 100 chance of winning one of the four, all while supporting The Studios of Key West! You have up to April 27 to enter.

Four winners will be drawn, and each winner will choose one prize 
(The first drawn winner will have first choice of prize, the second drawn winner will have second choice of prize, etc...)  Click these Links for More Info on the AMBROSIO GUESTHOUSE and  





The Weekly Section from the TSKW is Up Shortly with Much Info. on their Exhibitions /Classes / & Events
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  5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857

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Allison Rich, 
Sr. Library Assistant, 
Monroe County Public Library, 
700 Fleming Street, 
Key West, FL  33040, 
305-292-3595
COMPUTER CLASSES AT THE KW LIBRARY
The Key West Library at 700 Fleming Street is offering free workshops on various computer topics in April. Each class can hold 10 students, and registration is required.  Classes start at 10 AM.  Call to reserve your spot today! 305-292-3595. 

Thursday April 12th Windows Laptop Basics - Learn how to use a laptop computer mouse and keyboard, learn about settings, and even how to turn the laptop computer on in this Windows Laptop basics course.  Bring any questions you may have.    Thursday April 19 th  IPhone Basics and Overdrive - Learn what Overdrive is and how to download the app on your Apple device.   We'll have you reading E-books and E-audio books in no time. Remember to bring your device, library card and iTunes account information.      Thursday April 26 th  IPad Basics and Overdrive - Learn what Overdrive is and how to download the app on your Apple device.   We'll have you reading E-books and E-audio books in no time. Remember to bring your device, library card and iTunes account information.    

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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 info@uscgcingham.com. 

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

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          CHANGE OF DATE FOR "CALL FOR CANDIDATES" NOW APRIL 23rd.       
GO TO THEIR WEBSITE FOR EXTENSIVE INFORMATION
April 23 5pm at Salute on the Beach "Call for Candidates"
 
Here is the Link for their Donation Page ; DONATE

Hometown's! Call for Candidates.  The  Best  of Local 2018 Elections!


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 Zazoo has an  Amazing Collection of Photos & Art on Iconic Movie Stars, Sports Figures, Famous Photographers. You Can spend Hours in Zazoo and everything is Very Inexpensive for these Rare Originals / Copies. 

WWW.ZAZOOARTGALLERY.COM 622 Duval St. 305-294-8925 
 
Awesome new Fabio Napoleoni Original Pen and Ink Drawings Available. Fabio Napoeloni Originals are becomming Increasingly difficult to Obtain because he is currently represented in over 30 Galleries; Hench their is a waiting list of clients wanting his beautiful Heartwarming Originals.


1) "I'm Loved" Original Pen and Ink Drawings on Paper 16 3/4 X 14 3/4 Framed $1250
2) "She Loves The Attention" Original Pen and Ink Drawings on Paper 17 1/4 X 21 Framed $1995
NEXT WEEK WE WILL HAVE 12 VARIED WORKS FROM ZAZOO ( Photos and Paintings)
"Follow That Dream" by Don Oriolo. Don is an Appraised Artist for Elvis
"Trinity" : Superman, Wonder Woman & Batman
We'll have about 12 More Paintings and Photos from Zazoo Next Week; including the Artist Identification for "Trinity"

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WWW.WESLEYHOUSE.ORG 305-809-5000  1304 Truman Ave.
Jeremy Wilkerson Media Relations

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WWW.KEYWESTIMPROMPTU.ORG

Thanks George and Staff for another Outstanding Season of Brilliant Entertainment


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WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St.
Up Shortly Updated Schedule of Concerts and Special Events

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Click MOTE1 for a Special Year End E-Newsletter Looking Back at ALL 12 months of Very Informative. PLUS
April 14 at Eco Discovery Center  OCEANFEST

Click MOTE325 for the Latest E-Mail Newsletter

A new bipartisan bill introduced in U.S. Congress this month encourages a science-based approach to significantly reduce the overfishing and unsustainable trade of sharks, rays and skates around the world and prevent shark finning. More by Clicking above Red Link.

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We now Continue with Part 2 of 2 : The 2018 Annual Associate Member's Exhibition ; probably hanging for at least another month.  As you have seen this Issue contained Part 8 of our Multi Week /Part Tour of the Artists of The Key West Art Center.  Part 9 will be in the April 16th. Issue ; along with Part 1 of our Multi-Part /Week Tour of the Artists of Guild Hall Gallery.

"Saint Trumput Vein" by Louise Weithas  Acrylic on Canvas
"Beach Blues" by Jane Washburn  Acrylic

The Fleming Buoy by Fran Decker  Acrylic
"Alter Ego" by MK Clapp  Acrylic
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Part of WWW.TSKW.ORG  Contact Mia Clement Mia@Tskw.org 

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"Photos of the Week" by Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow
Lorie Tarver Opens New Residence for Easter
Lorie Tarver and Bobby Ciulla hosted Easter 2016 in Lorie's  beautiful new Catherine Street residence for 30 friends.
 
Rick Dery and Susan Kent Play Pride Follies
Rick Dery and Susan Kent make plans for this year's "Pride Follies", the variety show produced by the Key West Business Guild which opens Pride Week 2018 on Saturday June 2 at the Key West Theater.






Remembering Lennys Sets a New High of Impromptu Performances
The talented performers of the Impromptu Concerts special "Remembering Lenny" presentation take a bow at the Studios of Key West.
 
Truman Waterfront Park Dedicated
The Mayor and City Commission cut the ribbon dedicating the new Truman Waterfront City park.  This project has been 20 years in planning. The first part of the park opened in the fall with the new Amphitheater.


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WWW.FRINGETHEATER.ORG 305-731-0581

"Conch Republic Re-Visited" April 19-28.  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.


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305-296-6196 1434 Kennedy Dr.

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WWW.KEYWESTGARDEN.COM 305-296-1505
5210 College Road 
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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
PART 2 : 2018 WOMEN'S UNITY MARCH









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. 

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WWW.KWBGONLINE.ORG  808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
Next Luncheon May 2 Marriott Beachside 3841 N. Roosevelt Ave...
 Next Mixer April 11 Mangoes 700 Duval Street. Then May 9th at Audubon House 205 Whitehead St.





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


Florida Keys Community College (FKCC) held a graduation ceremony for its fifty-third and fifty-fourth Correctional Officer Training (COT) Academies on Friday in the Tennessee Williams Theatre on the Key West Campus.  Twelve students successfully completed the 420-hour training program through the College's Institute for Public Safety. 
Through a partnership with the Monroe County Sheriff Office (MCSO), all graduates have already secured employment at one of the three corrections centers in the Keys.  During the ceremony, Sheriff Rick Ramsay presented each graduate with a badge reflecting their new roles as Florida Corrections Officers. 
Special accolades were presented to top performing students.  Class Captain Joshua Brady earned the Leadership Award as well as the "Top Gun" award for superior shooting skills.  Kenny Miller was recognized for academic achievement and Jasmyn Acevedo and Elias Emmanuel were recognized for Physical Fitness.  The coveted "PIG" award was presented to Marissa Lockwood for demonstrating pride, integrity, and guts. 
FKCC's Correctional Officer Training program satisfies the training requirements of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.  FKCC is currently accepting applications for Basic Law Enforcement academies that begin in May at the Key West Campus as well as the Upper Keys Center in Tavernier.  For more information about FKCC's Institute for Public Safety, visit http://www.fkcc.edu/academics/basicrecruit/
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In celebration of National Poetry Month, Florida Keys Community College invites all poets, poetry aficionados, and fans in the community to its Poetry Slam on Thursday, April 12, from 2:00p.m. to 3:30p.m. in the library on the Key West Campus.  Led by Dr. Emily Weekley's poetry writing class, the eleventh annual event is themed "Your Mind Can Take You Anywhere."  The open mic program will feature recitals of classic, contemporary, and self-crafted poems by students, faculty, staff, and community members.  Refreshments will be provided by the FKCC Book Club.
 
"The class this year is eager to continue with the tradition of hosting the event," said Weekley.  "To generate excitement, they have 'vandalized' campus with poem flags and sidewalk poems."
 
Anyone interested in sharing poetry at the event is asked to contact Dr. Weekley at emily.weekley@fkcc.edu to schedule a place in the program.

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

Click E-NEWSLETTER for their very informative E-Newsletter
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This Months Reef Relief E-Newsletter can be seen with this Link 

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WWW.TRUMANLITTLEWHITEHOUSE.COM 111Front St. 305-294-9911

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Neil Chamberlain and Staff Send Greetings

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

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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  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  www.keysarts.com . 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
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The April 16 Issue will  have a Photo Feature from Last Weekends "Jump Up" Event

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WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661
Every Sunday Sunday, 5:30- 8, Jazz in the Gardens
Cabaret
Wednesday, April 11, Wine Class! 5:30-7pm, 'Wine and Wisdom' must RSVP 305-294-2661 limited seating!
Thursday, April 12, Megan Constantine, 5-7pm  Friday, April 13, Michael Robinson, 5-7pm.  Saturday, April 14, Jimmy Olson 5-7pm.  Jazz In The Gardens,  Sunday, April 15, Terry White & Friends, 5:30-8pm
    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




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300 Southard St. #201

Click GRANTS-AWARDS 1 for Complete List


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


Or Sit Outside on their Spacious Patio
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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.
We'll Have A Photo Feature of the KW Wildlife Center in the April 16th.. Issue
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WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433


https://www.thekeywesttheater.com/calendar/
April 20


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
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Just a Partial Listing Go on their website for Complete
 

4/15/18 The Sunday Ramble
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


"Legally Blonde" May 4-6 Key West High School's Drama Club Presents at the Key West Theater


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



May 17 Blue Oyster Cult & Styx at the KW Amphitheater at the Truman Annex


TICKETS ON SALE and can be purchased at the Key West Theater box office at 512 Eaton St or online at  thekeywesttheater.com
Key West Theater presents
4.15.18 The Sunday Ramble. 
4.21.18 Earth Day Jam with That Hippe Band
Rams Head presents :  5.14.18 Steve Earle & The Dukes
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Key West Burlesque's - Hot Island Nights: Tropical Delights features three of Florida's most sensational burlesque performers

It's going to be a very hot, hot island night with Florida performers Miss Jenna Beth, Franki Markstone, and Lila Starlet around! The three Sensational burlesque performers star in Key West Burlesque's "Hot Island Nights: Tropical Delights" on Friday, April 20th at The Key West Theater, 512 Eaton Street Key West. A tropically infused show, Hot Island Nights transports guests to an era of glitz and glamour with mesmerizing performances from a cast filled with singers, dancers, and of course, burlesque performers!

All hailing from different parts of Florida, Jenna Beth (Bocca Raton), Franki Markstone (Tampa), and Lila Starlet (Ft Lauderdale) have been burning up Florida's stages for several years.

"It's so exciting to have all three of them in our cast for this show" says show producer, Christa Hunt, who loves bringing special guest performers to key west. "They are all exceptional examples of the various perfor
Doors open  at 7: 00pm show  starts at 8:00pm . Sponsored in part by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council. Ticketsmance styles in burlesque."  For More Info WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 305-985-0433

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"Affordable Housing" : Are the Wolves at the Gate?
Why Pay for Something Free 
The Unbearable Dumbness of the FDOT with Apologies to Milan Kundera "The UnBearable Lightness of Being"





City of Key West About toe "Sell Out" Local Art and Artists
"Undying Love, A Key West Musical" Premieres at TSKW

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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

Accomodations

Person of the Month Capt. Finbar Gittelman

Getting Married in the Keys
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Ave Q 3/27-4/14
The Legend of Georgia McBride 5/2-26



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FIRST THURSDAY ; CLICK LINK APRIL5 for extensive details from the TSKW Page
Simone Lasswell & Janet Mueller, Victoria Mata, Esy Casey and Wayne Garcia
Thu Apr 5, 6-8pm. Click Blue E-Mail for the Latest E-Mail Campaign on April's FIRST THURSDAY

Friends new and old are invited to join us for each month's First Thursdays open house event, when we keep our lights on late and throw our doors open to celebrate the newest work in our galleries.





(Top Left) "Woman" Simon Lasewell & Janet Mueller Sanger Gallery. (Top Right) "Where are You" by Tory (Victoria) Mata XOJ Gallery  https://www.facebook.com/vqmata. (Bottom Left) Showcasing Video Work Esy Casey in the Zabar Project Gallery. (Bottom Right) "Vintage Simon Street 1960's" by Wayner Garcia in 2nd. Fl. Zabar Lobby. 

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APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR ARTISAN STUDIO SPACE ; Click this Link for the Complete Info. and Application https://mailchi.mp/tskw/call-to-artists-201819-residencies-in-key-west-fl-1175485?e=9428fbe5ab


 Applications are being accepted now through Friday, April 13 for three or more studios at The Studios of Key West's home at 533 Eaton Street, with a targeted move in date for artists of June 1, 2018. Our Studio Artists breathe life into The Studios 24/7, participate in monthly First Thursday Open Studios, and find themselves at the epicenter of Key West's vibrant art scene. Studios range from 108-190sf and $216-$380/month, with plenty of daylight, 24 hour access, common kitchen and clean up facilities. One year leases are renewable for up to three years, at which time artists can apply for an additional three years.
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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






(L-Top) First Monday of Each Month "Open Critics Group 6PM
(L-Bottom) Mala making with Karen Moore Sat. 4/14 1-3:30pm
(R-Top) M-Wed. 6/25-27 4-6p Lucy McKeon Writing About Art https://tskw.org/writing-about-art-with-lucy-mckeon/
(R-Bottom) Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth April, May & June

Green Parrot  Bingo Every Monday to Help Fund TSKW
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Glass Casting
 Cheryl Wilson-Smith
DATE/TIME CHANGE: April 9, 11, 12 & 16, 10am-2pm (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Monday)

Go through the steps of creating a large scale glass casting. Create a clay model, form a plaster mold, measure and fill the mold and fire the glass. A rare opportunity to try your hand at larger scale glasswork. Sponsored by Wanderlust


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"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 and as we did for the 2016 / 2017 Issues; The Blast visits and Presents their Art.  Thanks for the Positive Feedback; especially from Keys Art Gallery Owners and Artists that enjoys seeing what their Artistic Community is presenting.

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

WWW.WALLACEGALLERY.COM 
37A Main Street  East Hampton NY 631-329-4516.  
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WWW.LUCILLEKHORNAK.COM 631-613-6000

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David Johnson working on his "Peace Train"
Papio Entry



MORE ON PAPIO
 Nation's Kinetic Parade Craze Hits Key West with Third Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade Set for May 5
 
Key West has long been known for its kinetic energy, but on Saturday, May 5 at 5:00pm, it's about to become quite literal when the Third Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade rolls through downtown Key West with its cavalcade of art-inspired, human-powered, mobile sculptures, and art bikes, ending at the waterfront amphitheater for "Cinco de Papio Family-Friendly Party," a three-hour festival of food, games, libations, and live music fun. The Parade and festival celebrate creativity and innovation while honoring Stanley Papio, a Florida Keys' pioneering folk artist whose recycled metal sculptures teem with a clever sense of satire, tenacity, and innovation- key ingredients in kinetic parades across the country.
 
The first Kinetic Sculpture Race rolled down the road in 1969 in Ferndale, California, and later grew to include national cutting-edge race events in Humbolt, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Port Townshend. Since then, many communities have joined the kinetic craze, offering their own variation of these floats-with-moving-parts-parades. Kinetic-inspired dream machine creators spend months designing and building their sculptures, then must complete a course over terrain that varies from muddy roads to swift-flowing rivers. 
 
Key West Art & Historical Society, steward to the island's cultural heritage, took the region's laid-back attitude and rebel ingenuity into account when kicking off its own Parade in May 2016, eliminating the "race" component from the mix but adding the element of "art bikes" for the town known for its pedaling revelers.  Arising from a long-percolating idea of former KWAHS staff member Gerri Sidoti, which won the support of a prestigious Knight Arts Challenge grant-which rewards the best and most innovative ideas in the arts-and the additional support of the Helmerich Trust, the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, and the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, the Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade was set in motion. DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS WE HAD TO EDIT DOWN ABOUT 1/2 OF THE ORIGINAL WONDERFUL E-MAIL SENT TO US..Go to their sites for Complete Info.

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Call for Artists for the Key West Art & Historical Society Third Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade
 
Key West Art & Historical Society invites artists, builders and assemblers to put their creative and engineering genius to play and on display for the Third Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade, set for Saturday, May 5. 
 
Small and simple or elegantly engineered, teams of any number and age are welcome to enter this pedaled or pushed sculpture parade (think art with parts that move). Registration is $25 for kinetic sculpture floats and $15 for art bikes, with registration fees waived for Society members. Cash prizes will be awarded for various categories. Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 1 for kinetic sculpture floats and May 4 for art bike entries.  The Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade is supported in part by the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, The Helmerich Trust, and the Monroe County Tourist Development Council. For registration information, full event schedule and entry guidelines, visit www.papiokineticparade.comor call Adele Williams, 305-295-6616 x 115  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island. 

 
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On May 4 through May 6, Key West Art & Historical Society invites the community and island visitors to celebrate the spirit of a man known for his creativity, innovation, and rebel flair with a weekend of kinetic events featuring the third annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade and an inaugural post-parade festival. The weekend celebrates Stanley Papio, a folk artist with a clever sense of satire and a tenacity that continues to reverberate 34 years after his passing. 
 
Papio was a man well ahead of his time, using welding skills acquired in the U.S. Army during World War II to make art from recycled metal materials that most other people thought of as junk.  No one seemed to mind at first-Stanley's home and surroundings in Key Largo were part of an isolated and undeveloped stretch of highway on U.S. 1 when he moved there in 1949. Over time, his yard became a treasure trove of materials for his artmaking, piled high with old cars, washing machines, and other metal appliances, fenced in by welded-together bed springs. 
For registration information, event schedule, entry guidelines, festival tickets, and sponsorship information, visit  www.papiokineticparade.com. The Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of the Arts and Culture, the State of Florida, and Helmerich Trust. Additional "Papio's Pals" support provided by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, Historic Tours of America, Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina, Jimmy Lane Real Estate Team, Premier Painting, Pirate Radio, The Peace Store, All Keys Insulation, Camping Florida Keys, and Blu on White Vacation Rentals.   Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.
 
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"Cinco de Papio Family-Friendly Party" post-parade festival and concert at Key West Amphitheatre to feature hit band Poi Dog Pondering
 
A "Cinco de Papio Family-Friendly Party" post-parade festival and concertfeaturing the internationally acclaimed band Poi Dog Pondering is planned to top off the third annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade, set for Saturday, May 5.
 
The ticketed festival, which kicks off as the Papio Parade concludes at the Truman Waterfront Amphitheater, is to feature an awards ceremony for winning Parade entries, food trucks for feasting, libations, a kid's zone, DJ Untamed Shane, and live concert with Poi Dog Pondering, a  band  noted for its easygoing humor and cross-pollination of diverse musical genres, including various forms of acoustic and electronic music.   The Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of the Arts and Culture, and the State of Florida. Additional "Papio's Pals" support provided by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, Helmerich Trust, Historic Tours of America, Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina, Pirate Radio, The Peace Store, Jimmy Lane Real Estate Team, Premier Painting, All Keys Insulation, Camping Florida Keys, and Blu on White Vacation Rentals.  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.


Historic Tours of America Join Papio's Pals for Kinetic Parade Education Outreach and Artist Stipends with Sponsorship
 
Historic Tours of  America has joined Key West Art & Historical Society's growing sponsorship program of "Papio's Pals" with a $2,500 donation towards artist stipends and artist-in-schools programs for the third annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade. More than eight teams of artists and four groups of public school students assisted by adult artists in STEAM explorations will work towards the creation of their kinetic sculpture floats for the May 5 parade.
  
The cavalcade of human-powered, mobile sculptures and art bikes, and the post-parade Cinco de Papio Family-Friendly Party festival ending at the waterfront amphitheater celebrate creativity and innovation while honoring Stanley Papio, a Florida Keys' pioneering folk artist whose recycled metal sculptures teem with a clever sense of satire, tenacity, and innovation.
 
With the help of generous businesses and individuals like Historic Tours of America and a $2,000 donation from Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina, the Society continues its tradition of supporting artist and school awardees with sponsorships that help propel them forward to roll their clever creations down Duval Street on Saturday, May 5 at 5:00pm with other registered kinetic sculpture float and art bike entrants. 
 
Participating artists and schools can apply for a limited number of sponsorships and scholarships by visiting  papiokineticparade.com for proposal submission information and guidelines. Selection is made on concepts of kinetics, creativity, and recycling, with wit, wheels, welding, and wire weighing in. A float that is human powered is the only necessary requirement.
 
To sponsors artists, artist teams, and school groups with a tiered "Papio's Pals" sponsorship program, contact Shawn Cowles at 305-295-6616 x 111.



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 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.
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PHOTO ROB O'NEAL
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 opens 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  kwahs.org .   Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island.


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Info. & Photos from Alyson Crean


The Key West Ambassadors Academy graduated its 29th class during Tuesday's City Commission meeting. Twenty-four enthusiastic citizens participated in the 12-week class. They join the more than 500 citizens who now have a better insight to the workings of City government. Each class of the Key West Ambassadors Program has been a special blend of dedicated, involved citizens.
 
During Tuesday's City Commission meeting, City Manager Jim Scholl congratulated Class 29. Four current city leaders -- Mayor Craig Cates, Commissioners Clayton Lopez, Margaret Romero and Sam Kauffman - were elected after finishing this program. Other alumni have served as commissioners as well as sitting on other City boards.
 
The Key West Ambassadors Academy was established in 2003 and is facilitated by volunteers, all of whom graduated the program. Volunteers LeeAnne Holland, Stuart Strickland, John Teets, and Lois Songer facilitated the class.
In the photo: front level left to right: Beth Ann Parker Joan Shea, Monika Rydzak, Brad Gottschalk, Cathie Gottschalk, Eugenia Brotherton, Bob Wood and facilitator LeeAnne Holland. Middle level: Facilitator John Teets, Kathleen Shackle, Fred Slack, Gerry Ginsberg, Cindy McCausland, Nancy Funt, Brenda Bodner. Rear level: Facilitator Stuart Strickland, Steve McDaniel, Beth Doyle, Nancy Seidel, Jill Keeler, Ron Bailey, Jr., Martin Jenkins, Michael LaMacchia, Mark Funt, Eric Hench and Rick Bodner. Graduate not pictured: Phil Amsterdam.

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Due to the overwhelming success of the Duval Loop, the free bus route will continue to run seven days a week. When it was launched, it was expected to go back to weekends only after Easter. However, the Loop is popular all week long.
 
This free hop-on hop-off bus service runs from the City's Park and Ride on Grinnell Street, along Caroline Street, up the length of Whitehead, then returns down the length of Simonton to Fleming. Funded by last year's one-dollar increase in parking meter rates, the Duval Loop provides free and easy access to restaurants, galleries, gift shops and theatres. Just park once and forget it.
 
The Duval Loop makes 16 stops along the way, and runs every half hour in the mornings -- from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. -- and it runs every 15 minutes from 11 a.m. until midnight. For a detailed schedule or to track the Duval Loop bus in real time, go to  www.kwtransit.com .  
Go green and ride the bus -The Free Duval Loop!
 
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Key West Mayor Craig Cates proclaimed April 9 th  through the 13th as National Boys and Girls Club Week, honoring the importance of this organization to our local families and tomorrow's leaders.
 
"Many young people need professional youth services to help them cope with a wide range of social and financial hardships," read the proclamation, and "the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Keys area provide services to more than 450 young people annually and are at the forefront of efforts in substance abuse, mentoring, academic tutoring, arts and crafts, computer skills, life skills, recreation programs, cultural enrichment and community service, and literacy programs."
 
The national organization has some 2,000 clubs, serving more than 3 million children.
 
Dan Dombrowski, executive director of the program, noted that the local clubs were in dire straits following Hurricane Irma. He thanked the generosity of the community and of the national organization for vital funding that helped keep the program alive. The clubhouse in Big Pine Key was destroyed by the hurricane and the program is operating out of a local church. The kids presented the mayor and commissioners with lobster floats painted with the club logo in honor of the support that has kept the organization afloat after the storm
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Monroe County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Eric Mixon last week handed off the Special Olympics Torch to Key West Police Chief Donie Lee during the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run. The torch will, once its journey is complete, kick off the 2018 Special Olympics.

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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!
 
Also, you don't want to miss this year's Vintners Dinner on April 15 th at the Casa Marina! See below for ticket information.
 
Check out our current full schedule below, or go to our  website to see everything that is coming up!

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Saturday, April 14th - Weekly Wine and Food Tasting - Wine Education Event - SOLD OUT
$15.00 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm. ALL THE APRIL WINE AND FOOD TASTING EVENTS ARE SOLD OUT
  Join us for our weekly Wine and Food Tasting featuring delicious wines with paired bites by Chef Martha Hubbard!

Saturday, April 14th  - Chef David Fuhrman - Chef's Tasting Menu - SOLD OUT
Titanic Dinner - $125.00 - 5:30pm. Join Chef David Fuhrman of Great Events Catering for a first-class dinner on the 106 thanniversary of the last night that the Titanic was afloat! Appropriate dress suggested (but certainly not required). Canapés à l'Amiral, Sweet Potato Blini with Horseradish Crème Fraiche and Caviar, Mousse du Foie Gras with Pear Chutney and Brioche Toast, Cream of Barley Soup,    Asparagus Salad with Champagne , ffron Vinaigrette, Honey Ginger Duck Vol-Au-Vent with Granny Smith Apple Sauce and Fig Mash,   Punch Romaine - A Rum and Citrus Palate Cleanser over an Iceberg of Crushed Ice,    Filet Mignon with Lyonnaise Potatoes and Merchant du Vin,   Vanilla and Chocolate Eclairs,      Fruit and Cheese
 
Sunday, April 15th - Vintners Dinner 2018. Casa Marina Resort - Flagler Ballroom - 6:00pm.
 
Join our own Chef Martha Hubbard and several of her Key West Chef Colleagues for this year's Vintners Dinner. This nine-course Dinner & Wine Pairing begins with appetizers on the veranda, and then moves inside the Flagler Ballroom where guests rotate through chef stations, where your tapas portions will be prepared and presented to you along with your vintner's wine presentations. The evening concludes on the patio once again with the presentation of dessert. For tickets go to  https://ahi.ticketleap.com/vintners-dinner-2018/

Wednesday, April 18th  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu
Spring Dinner - $85.00 - 5:30pm. Seared Tuna with Caper, Rosemary Sorbet, and Parmesan Crisp.   </