The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends February 5, 2018
"My Muse"
"Birds and Blooms"
Sean Callihan at his Dog Tired Studio on 1011 WhiteHead St. Just Opened his Latest Exhibition from one of our favorite Artists Elizabeth St. Hilaire ( More Below)
"The Friends of the Key West Library" Latest "Music in the Palm Garden" Feb 6 4pm "Mef & Angela" More Below

Evening Fire, Sunset Key by Mary Jean Connors Oil on Canvas 20X24

Fishbusterz,FLP, & M.C. JOhnson by K Rose Oil on Canvas 18X30

2018 Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction at TSKW Feb 9 (Preview Now until 2/9 at TSKW) The Keys Blast will have ALL the Works in this & the Jan. 29th. Issue. Of course; go see them in person & Pick Up a Colorful Program Produced by Roberta DePiero giving Full Details and Photos of All 50 + Works

"Martini Studio" by Stephanie Sanchez

"Buttonwood" 14ft Tall by Helen Harrison

Pt. 3 "On the Waterfront" Will appear in the Feb. 12 Issue.  The Early Truman Annex Artists that inhabited the Warehouses/Buildings that the Navy Gave Up Decades Ago.

New Exhibition & Reception at Lucky Street 2/7 "Offset Realities" Featuring Michel Delgado &  Rebecca Bennett
Danny Weathers & Dianna Sutton

LKMC's CEO David Clay & Staff

"Photos of the Week" from Exec. Contributing Editor Peter Arnow
"In Sparky's Snoopy" by Tom Everhardt
"It's Science Mr. Felix" by Don Oriolo
Zazoo Art/Photo Gallery Just Received These Two Originals PLUS Fans of Casper the Friendly Ghost and Cartoons Must Check out another Oriolo Original Further Down

Heaven's Gate by Elizabeth Chamberlain Oil

Evening at Fort Zachary Taylor Park by George Salhofer Acrylic

The Feb 12th. Issue will have Part 3 Tour of The Key West Art Center ; showing the Many Local Artist's Works

Feb 8-11 First Annual Key West Photography Festival (More Below)

Part 1 of Our Tour of Cocco and Salem Art Gallery
"Undying Love" by Ben Harrison : Play Starts 2/14 at TSKW 

The Feb 12th. Issue will have Part 3 of Our Tour of the Luis Sottil Gallery

Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Presents Sculpture Artist Todd Andrew Babb 2/5 & 6
A Rainy Day Shopping in Boxy, France Oil 12X12

Venetian  Radiance  Oil on Canvas 24X30

Gingerbread Square Gallery Welcomes Nyla Witmore 2/5

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7805 Each Week. In This Issue (2/5) : Anne McKee Artist Fund Auction Feb 9 (Preview at TSKW Now), KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens "Garden Fest" 2/17 & 18, Elizabeth St. Hilaire Opened at Sean Callihan's Dog Tired Studio, "Friends of the KW Library" Presents "Music in the Palm Garden" 2/6 "Mef & Angela", WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM and WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM both have very Extensive Calendar of Events + Johnny has Hundreds of Photo Galleries, Commissioner Margaret Romero Community Meeting 2/20 at Marriott Beachside, A Tour of Cocco and Salem Gallery, Tasty Treat Classes at Isle Cook, Lucky Street for Walk on White Presents "Offset Realities" from Michel Delgado & Rebecca Bennett 2/7, "Photos fo the Week" from Exec. Contributing Editor Peter Arnow, "Last Stand : Protecting the Keys", "Slow Flow Yoga" from Cricket Desmarais Fridays 9a-10a at TSKW, New Play "Night of the Living Dead" at KWT 2/15-3/3, Truman Little White House, AnnaMarie Giordano's "Life Drawing Workshops" Tues. Ft. East Martello, Salt Gallery's New Exhibition from Margaret Holzapfel,  WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM , Zazoo Art/Photo Gallery, WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM , First Annual Key West Photography Festival 2/8-11, Ben Harrison's New Play 'Undying Love" starts 2/14 at TSKW, Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Presents World Renowned Sculpture Artist Todd Andrew Babb 2/5 & 6, Gingerbread Square Gallery Presents Nyla Witmore 2/5, WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM Holds "Candidates Workshop" 2/10 & "Call for Candidates" 4/16, South Florida Symphony Orchestra "Broadway & Beyond" Featuring Liz Callaway 2/10 at TWT, Amazing Amount of Literary Events from Friends of the Key West Library/Cafe Con Libros/Meet the Authors, WKBG Mixer at (The Oldest House) OIRF 2/7 & Luncheon at Marriott Beachside 2/14 + a Message from President Alan Beaubiean, Next OIRF House Tour Feb 2/16 & 17, WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM Feb. "Keys Traveler", Computer Classes at KW Library, Bingo Wednesday on USCGC Ingham and Mondays at Green Parrot, Aqual Idol for Waterfront Playhouse Tuesdays + "Hand to God" 2/20-3/1, Red Barn Theatre "20th. Century Blues" 1/23-2/17 + VIP Gala Party at Oldest House 2/18, Lothar Speer "Classical Figure Drawing" at KW Art Ctr. and TSKW, KW Art Gallery has Peter Max Exhibition 2/5-12, Rock  Solomon Gigs, KWT's Amazing Lineup for the next Sunday Ramble 2/18 +Updated schedule +Doobie Brother's Michael McDonald 2/28, Impromptu Classical Concerts Next Two 2/11 "Western Winds" and on 2/25 "Katona Twins",  World Renowned Classical Pianist Svetlana Smolina Says Hi to All her Key West & Southampton Friends, FKSPCA "Parade of Paws" 2/10, Aids Help CC, Monroe Co. Florida Health, Our Weekly Sections from the City of KW & MCSO, Our Weekly Sections from TSKW and KWAHS, New Exhibition at The Key West Art Center : Elizabeth Devries + Additional Events, Thursdays in Bayview Park "Green Market", Next "Artisan Market" Sun. 2/18, WWW.EQFL.ORG , WWW.CFFK.ORG , FKCC "Encore Feature" about their AquaCulture Labs and their ClownFish, Reef Relief, Wesley House Val. Events at Curry Mansion, Fla. Keys Council of the Arts, Foundation Friends of the Fla. Keys, Art@830 Gallery, Q-Magazine, Frangipani New Exhibition for First Friday : Sandy Sun/ David Scott Meier/ & Carrie Andrews, Fringe Theater, KW WildLife Ctr., Magnolia Band Schedule, Iris Ornig from NYC Sends Regards, Lucille Khornak from Southampton Sends Regards + Our Weekly "Southampton Arts & Culture" Feature, Coast Projects, KWLS, & 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  

The 2018 Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction will be at TSKW on Feb 9. Preview is at TSKW (2nd. Fl.) Now until the 2/9.  Jan. 29 and This Week's Magazine will have ALL of the Works that will be Auctioned Off by the Creative Mastermind Tom Luna.
Here is the Link to the Jan. 29 Issue to see the Art we Featured Last Week :

Stephanie sends regards and adds (edited for Space Constraints)
Local artist Dr. Lynne Bentley-Kemp has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Anne McKee Artist's Fund's Miriam B. Good Award.  Lynne is the embodiment of the McKee Fund's mission to facilitate local artists helping artists. This makes her the perfect choice for the Fund's 2018 Miriam B. Good award, given annually in recognition of continuing contributions to the Florida Keys arts community in the name of Miriam, herself an artistic guiding light.

Works being Auctioned
Indomitable by Sandy Sun Clay/Glazez 16X16
The Red Jeep by Christine Cordone WaterColor on Arches 300 22X30
Motionless Roses by Sherry White aka Lady Outrageous Metal Coated and detailed with oil based lettering enamel. 48"Long-30"High-22"Wide

Palm Lights by Frand Decker 
Acrylic on Canvas 24X18

KW Tropical Forest by Silda Trevisan Acrylic on Canvas Board 20X16

Palm Reader by Jessica Webster  Graphic on Mixed Media Board  16X14

Mango Season by Vivian Segal Acrylic on Canvas 10X8 Each

No Photography Without Stars III by Janice Colbert  Acrylic and Metal Leaf on Birch Panel 13.75X15.75
Post Recessional by Michael Palmer  Acrylic on Canvas 20X20
Sunset on Saddle Bunch Keys by Nancy Henning  Acrylic on Canvas 18X22
More Works Shortly


Re-greening the Keys!
Celebrate the recovery of the Keys as GardenFest , a fair of nature, arts, crafts, food and entertainment for the whole family, returns to the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden on Saturday & Sunday, February 17th and 18th, 10am to 4pm.  Free admission!
Shop for plants, and artworks amid the cooling greenery that is rapidly regenerating at our arboretum.  This is your chance to learn more about native plants from the Garden's knowledgeable volunteers and acquire some specimens propagated on-site,  as well as plants brought in by other growers.   And don't pass by the information booths - they'll help with your revival.
A special presentation, "Greening the Keys" by   Alison Higgins, Key West Sustainability Coordinator, is scheduled in the Nature Chapel at 1:30 on Saturday afternoon.  Find out how we can all be more sensitive to our environment. 
Crafts and art feature nature-themes or are made from earth-friendly or recycled materials.   Take a break and enjoy entertainment and refreshments (include those suitable for those over 21) in our Courtyard - our "beer garden"!     Yes, there will be food and fun for the little ones, as well; even Kids Corner to keep them occupied.
KWTF&BG is located on College Road, Stock Island, near the light just over Cow Key bridge.  Go to  for details and schedule or call  

Tennessee Williams Museum Soiree Kicked Off a 2 Month Celebration ; Go to the Weekly KWAHS for More Info. 
 WWW.TWKW.ORG  513 Truman Ave. 305-842-1666 WWW.KWAHS.ORG Last week we had a Lead Feature on the Kick Off ; go to the Jan 29 to see it


Our Annual Visit from The International Women's Flag Football Association WWW.IWFFA.COM Last Week; lots of Fun. The Feb. 12th. Issue will have lots of Photos.


All These Paintings are from Jim Salem and All are Acrylic on Canvas
WWW.COCCOANDSALEM.COM 1111Duval St. 305-292-0072
Morning Pelican 12X12

Evening Pelican 12X12

"Backwater Rain" 30X40 
"Black Throated Yellow and Blue Warblers" 11X14 Acrylic on Canvass

Shallow Waters 36X36
More from Jim Salem and Other Artists at the Cocco and Salem Gallery Up Shortly


An evening with Liz Callaway: "Broadway and Beyond

Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7:30pm
Tennessee Williams Theatre, 5901 College Rd.
Beloved actress, singer, and recording artist Liz Callaway extends regards from Old Broadway to South Florida in her eagerly awaited appearance with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra conducted by world class Maestra Sebrina Maria Alfonso.  Davron Monroe returns to the party.  Lighting up the stage in this final Pops Concert of the 20th Anniversary season, Callaway belts songs from her Broadway shows, animated features, and recordings.   Saturday, February 10 at 7:30 Key West at the Tennessee Williams Theatre  Get your tickets now at or 305-295-7676.   Click POP for Ticket Info 

We continue showing ALL the Works to be Auction on Feb. 9

Curry Mansion by Stephen Lapierre  Oil on Canvas 16X20
Pure Tree by Karen Leonard  Color Photograph on Glass 15.6X20.8
The Sensual Anthurium by Rose Thompson Photograph on Aluminum 10.25X8.5
Tropic Beauty by Janis Stevens  Oil Paint on Gallery Wrap Canvas with Black Wood Frame 12X9
Buddy the Fish by Steve Linden Palm Fonds & Coconuts 35X14X5
Sunflower Love by Todd Feit Photograph on Canvas 60X40
(Apologies to Emma & Larry for not getting the best shot due to the Glass Glare)
Broken by Emma Starr  Polaroid Emulsion on Arches Huile 9X22
SouthernMost Hurricane by Larry Blackburn  Photograph on Metallic Paper 36X46
Over 25 Mork Works of Art from the 2018 Anne McKee Artist Fund Auction Up Shortly in 5 More Sections. Of Course go to TSKW from Jan 26-Feb 9 for a Preview (2nd. Fl.) and take a Program containing ALL the Art with Pics and details. The Programs are Really Nice and Produced by Roberta's Company CoCoGrams Enterprises; and has photos of ALL the Work. 305-292-7963 Roberta & Peter Arnow does Most of the Arts and Cultural event Programs.


Due to Time Constraints Part 5 of our Tour in Gallery on Greene showing the Many Artists that are Regularly Featured will continue in the Feb. 12th. Issue
WWW.GALLERYONGREEN.COM 606 Greene St. 305-294-1669

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

Due to Time Constraints Part 3 of 3  : A Tour of the Luis Sottil will continue in the Feb 12th. WWW.LUISSOTTIL.COM  511 Duval St. 305-396-7855.  The Featured Artists are Luis Sottil, Johansen, Allison Lefcourt, David Miller, Fine Art by Scotty Tastefully Edgy, Oliviya, Michael Goddard & Dale Mathis.
Luis Sottil


FKSPCA Held a Fund Raising event at Sottil Gallery 2 Weeks ago; Click the Jan 29 Issue for Photos and Part 2 of our Tour.

The Always Fascinating FKCC's Dr. Rice was the Guest Speaker at "The Last Stand : Protecting the Keys" Yearly Members Meeting
WWW.FKCC.EDU 305-296-9081 5901 College Rd. Go to the Jan. 29 Issue to see the Lead Feature


Due to Time Constraints Pt. 3 of "On the Waterfront" A new exhibition at The Custom House; will continue in the Feb 12th. Issue. Brilliantly Curated by Cori Convertito. Works by the Early Annex Artists that resided in the Warehouses/Blds. that were given from the Navy after they left the Now very valuable Truman Annex Properties.

281 Front St. 305-295-6616

4 works from John Martini at the Show. Out of town Couple are MAJOR Martini Collectors

Stone Soup Gallery 
WWW.STONESOUPGALLERY.COM 802 White St. 305-296-2080; a few photos of what's hanging in the Feb 12th. Issue


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

Our Last 5 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.

700 Fleming Street, 
Key West, FL  33040, 

Music in the Palm Garden
The Friends of the Key West Library presents "Music in the Palm Garden" featuring acoustic duo Mef and Angela Tuesday February 6 th  at 4:00pm at the library's Palm Garden, 700 Fleming St.  This special afternoon concert is Free and open to the public and gates open at 3:30pm.  For more information, contact the library at 305-292-3595.

Writing on the Autograph Tree

The Marathon Public Library, 3251 Overseas Hwy, presents a Free Short Story Workshop/Seminar with Edgardo Alvarado, author of "The Funerals of Key West" and "Don't Read this Poetry Book".  The group meets every Tuesday from February 6 through April 10 from 4 to 6 pm to discuss and write a short story. It is open and free to the public but registration is required. All participants must be 18 years old or older.  Call 305-292-3595 to reserve your spot today.  
The Key West Library, at 700 Fleming St, will host author and historian Steven James Hantzis on Thursday, February 8th at 10:30am.  Hantzis will discuss his nonfiction work, "Rails of War," about the men of the 721st Railway Operating Battalion during World War II. For more information, call 305-292-3595.   


Everyone's Good Friend Sean P. Callahan by Popular Request Brings Back Everyone's Good Friend Elizabeth St. Hilaire to Open Her Latest Exhibition on Feb. 2nd 
WWW.DOGTIREDSTUDIO.NET 1011 Whitehead St. 802-989-5910
Floral Raccoon

Undulation & Synncopation

The Feb 12th. Issue will have a Lead Feature with Many Works; Of course go to Elizabeth's Website and Sean's Studio Prior.

Commissioner Margaret Romero Community Meeting
Tues. Feb. 20  6pm Marriott Beach Resort 

The Commissioner comments : If you want a particular topic included, please let me know
As with previous meetings, this one is targeted to last 1 hour. 
You are welcome to share this note with others - all in the city are welcome.
You are encouraged to participate with your questions and suggestions.  Your involvement will help make our City better. 
I hope you will be able to attend. 
Margaret Romero.  The Commissioner also notes : That the Agenda will be sent out 1 Week Prior to the Event.  Send your E-Mail Address to Mromero@CityofKeyWest-Fl.Gov. Editor's Note : Send your E-Mail Address to Mromero@CityofKeyWest-Fl.Gov to receive the Agenda ; as well as Occasional Notices with Interesting Information.

  WWW.KWBGONLINE.ORG 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
Next Luncheon Feb 14 Noon Beachside Marriott 3841 N. Roos. Blvd.
Mark your 2018 calendar for these OIRF Events:
January House Tour:  Friday, 12th & Saturday, 13th 3pm-7pm.
February House Tour:  Friday, 16th & Saturday, 17th 10am-4pm.
March House Tour:  Friday, 16th & Saturday, 17th 10am-4pm.
This season is dedicated to the memory of Joan Cornell.  Joan and her husband "Woody" were invaluable organizers of the Home Tours and supporters of OIRF for many years.
Also:   Saturday, March 3rd at Noon:  Conch Shell Blowing Contest

Part 2 of our Tour of Cocco and Salem Gallery 1111 Duval St. 305-292-0072 WWW.COCCOANDSALEM.COM 

The Zabar Wall
Lost by Judith Zabar 12X12 Acrylic on Canvas

The Marylene Proner Wall
(L) "Sweet Oden" 20X20 Acrylic on Canvas
(R) " 20X30 Sunny Day" Acrylic on Canvas
"Varigation" by Paolo Birello
The Feb. 12th Issue will have Many Additional Works Hanging from the Cocco and Salem Gallery

Allison Rich sends regards and tells us  this great News : We are happy to announce that Cafe con Libros is back again this year and being held at the studios. 
Café con Libros

The Key West Library is offering their free Café con Libros author series on Tuesday mornings from January 23rd until March 27th at the Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St.  Author presentations begin at 10:30 am.  On Tuesday January 23rdis author Lucy Burdette of the Key West Food Critic Murder Mysteries followed by Elisa Segrave, author of "The Girl from Station X" on Tuesday January 30th.  For more information call the library at 305-292-3595.

Feb. 6th: David Beckwith on turning reality into fiction

Feb. 13th: Karen Brown on writing psychological thrillers
Feb. 20th: John Henry Fleming on "We Can't Help It If We're From Florida"
Feb. 27th: Ryan Mcilvain on his new novel, "The Radicals"
Mar. 6th: Leslie Linsley on "Salvage Style," decorating with vintage objects
Mar. 13th: Robin Lloyd on his historical novel set in Havana, "Harbor of Spies"
Mar. 20th: Samuel Harrington, MD, on "At Peace: Choosing a Good Death After a Long Life"
Mar. 27th: Kenneth Michaels in conversation with Edgardo Alvarado-Vazquez about "Only in Key West" : 
Allison Rich, 
Sr. Library Assistant, 
Monroe County Public Library, 
700 Fleming Street, 
The Key West Library at 700 Fleming St is offering free One-on-One Technology tutoring.  Do you have questions about your smartphone or tablet?  Do you need help downloading Ebooks from the library's website?  If so, please call us at 305-292-3595 to make an appointment.  Our library assistants are here to help you with your devices.  Call us today!   
The Key West Library at 700 Fleming Street is offering free limited workshops on various computer topics in February. Each class can hold 6 students, and registration is required.  Classes start at 10 AM. Call to reserve your spot today! 305-292-3595.
Thursday February 8th MAC basics - Bring in your Mac Laptops and ask any basic questions that will help get you started.
Thursday February 15th Windows 10 basics - Learn how to get the most out of the Windows 10 operating system.  We will focus on the Start Menu and the overall look.
Thursday February 22nd IPad and IPhone -  Do you have an iPad or IPhone but have specific questions about it?  Then bring your questions, devices, and iTunes account information with you for this workshop.   


A few of the Photo Features I'm Inserting in the Feb. 12 / 19 & 27th Issues that got Pushed Back a Few Weeks Due to Space Constraints (1/29) and now Time Constraints (2/5) :  The 2018 Conch Revival Picnic at the KW Lighthouse  Keepers & Quarters, Jan. Pot Luck on the Porch (TSKW Residents Quarters), International Women's Flag Football Photo Feature, "Meet the Authors" Featuring the Book "Images of America Key West's Duval Street by Laura Albritton and Jerry Wilkinson with Forward by World Renown Keys Historian Tom Hambright.  Also in the next few Issues from Pushed Back Material : Pt. 3 Our Tour of "On the Waterfront" Exhibition at thevCustom House, Pt. 3 Our Tour of the Key West Art Center, Pt. 3 Our Tour of the Sottil Gallery, Pt. 5 Our Tour of Gallery on Greene, Pt. 6 Our Continued Multi Part/Week of MOTE's Year End Look Back at 2017, Pt. 1 Our Tour of Stone Soup Gallery, & Photo Feature of the Last Jump Up from SouthernMost Coconut Castaways and Howard Livingstond & His MM24 Band.


Key West Photo Fest Coming to Mallory Square February 8th - 11th!

The festival is headed by Quincy Perkins (KWFF) 

BRIEF NOTES from KWAHS ; More Details in the Feb. 12th. Issue.  Of Course Visit their Website OR Better Yet Visit ALL 3 Magnificent Venues.

RESCHEDULED DATE: Sail into historic exploration with Key West Art & Historical Society, Hindu Charters and archaeologist Corey Malcom, Ph.D.
Originally scheduled for January 27, now set for 10:00am departure, Saturday, February 10: Noted archaeologist and Mel Fisher Maritime Museum curator Corey Malcom, Ph.D., will lead the first of a series of three historically illuminating 90-minute seafaring excursions presented by Key West Art & Historical Society in partnership with Hindu Charters.
Key West Art & Historical Society invites locals and visitors to a flash-mob style, mass Kiss-In event on Wednesday, February 14, starting at 5:00pm, in front of the 25-foot-tall Seward Johnson 'Embracing Peace' sculpture at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street.
Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes both recreational and professional painters to participate in a Saturday, March 3 plein air painting contest celebrating the legacy of Tennessee Williams, the acclaimed playwright and artist who made Key West his home for 34 years. Participants will use the Key West Art Center building at 301 Front Street, where Williams purchased artwork while attending the gallery's opening in 1960, as their subject.
Food Truck Event date is March 10

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.GILDEA.GALLERY   305-797-6485 522 Southard St.
The Next Exhibition is the well known Sculpture Artist Todd Andrew Babb; and he'll be in the Gallery for the Opening Receptions on Feb 5th & 6th. 


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


Need a Great Gift; Involving Key West Icons? How about tickets to see a true Key West story of a passion that defied death put to music on stage at The Studios Key West theater? 
Book, Lyrics and Music by Ben Harrison
Director: Richard Grusin
Musical Director: Larry Baeder
Starring Amber Good & Jamie Callahan
Opening Night: Wed Feb 14 at 8pm
Shows run Thursday through Saturday nights at 8pm
(Thu Feb 15 through Sat Mar 3)


  Thanks Key West Gallery for Bringing Such Great Talent to Key West
(L)Current Exhibition Alex Butriskiy 2/2-4 and (R) Peter Max Artwork Show 2/5-11

Thomas Arvid Painting Live Feb. 20 -24
Peter Max Artwork Show in Key West
A newly-curated collection of Peter Max's exquisite paintings will be on display & available for acquisition in a presentation at Key West Gallery. Preview and un-crating party Monday Feb 5: 6-8pm Previews begin Tuesday, Feb 6 Gallery Receptions Friday, Feb 9 - Saturday, Feb 10: 10am-10pm Sunday, Feb 11: 10am- 4pm RSVP Required 305-292-9339 or email
Key West Gallery


We have been running for about 2 months ; detailed info. on 3 events  ; for that info. go to their sites and click the Jan 29 Issue
Feb 10th Candidates Workshop
April 16 5pm at Salute on the Beach "Call for Candidates"
June 22 "Meet the Candidates"
Due to Space constraints I had to edit the Feature about Donations that I ran the last few weeks. Please go to their sites for Entire Info.. or Click Last Week's Issue : : Individual and Family Memberships are $40 and $55, respectively. Of course, you may wish to contribute more generously; other levels of giving are on the Hometown website.
Here is the Link for their Donation Page ; DONATE


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends uses WWW.CONSTANTCONTACT.COM for Production, Database Management, and Delivery. They are GREAT. Their Customer Support and On-Line Q&A are Second to None. 781-482-8911


Rock Solomon as all know : always a fun time ; Rock has some very exciting appearances and events in Frbruary and March ; Go to the above sites for detailed info..


What an Amazing Sunday Ramble

 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. These 2 Issues will have a Partial Tour of their Gallery : Jan. 8 and Jan. 15  

WWW.ZAZOOARTGALLERY.COM 622 Duval St. 305-294-8925 

(L) Just Obtained for Sale : "It's Science Mr. Felix" Featuring Poindexter 26.5X32.5 (Framed) Only $2995 by Don Oriolo (R) Another of Don's many works hanging at Zazoo

Artist - Don Oriolo

Don Oriolo is an enthusiastic man of many talents. Many know him as CEO of Felix the Cat Productions, Inc., others know him through his triumphs in the music, film and animation industries. He is a gifted artist, musician, writer and businessman. His driven creativity has brought him success in many branches of the entertainment industry for over 40 years. Don is the only artist outside of Dreamworks who can legally paint Felix the Cat and related characters.

(L) "Performance Art II"  In Sparky's (Charles Schulz) early drawings of Snoopy standing on his hind legs,  he was usually seated in a relaxed position on his legs with flat feet.  I modeled Snoopy after a good friend's dog named Mick, who can stand on his toes, in a perfectly upright position,  for an extraordinarily long amount of time while  performing "    -   Tom Everhart.  Regular Edition of 75 pieces. 
ONLY ONE AVAILABLE. EDITION #42/75 .  Approx 28 1/4" x 48 1/4" framed. 
Hand signed by Tom Everhart.  Gallery price  only $3400 framed  including 
shipping/insurance  within the Continental US.

A Beautiful Limited Edition on Canvas Presented as a gallery Wrap Size 36X36
In the Next Issues ; More Tour of the Gallery; Of Course Visit in Person for Amazing Viewing Entertainment PLUS Pick Up a Few New Items for Collection


The 2018 Season (As Usual) ALL Concerts at St. Pauls Episcopal Church 4pm.

Visit their website for detailed information on all their 2018 Performers. 2/11 Vocal Sextet Western Winds, 2/25 Katona Twins (Mozart to Doors), 3/11 Back by Popular Demand Eroica Trio, 3/25 Jose Franch-Balleser & Michael Brown (Piano & Clarinet), 3/27 & 28 Remembering Lenny Bernstein


Up Shortly Updated Schedule of Concerts

Due to Time Constraints we'll have Part 6 of the MOTE 
 Multi Part / Week Feature that Mote did on their Look Back at 2017

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

Anne McKee Artist Fund Auction Entries Continued
Lazy Way Street by Poochie Myers Acrylic 10X30
Cattleyas at Midnight by Sal Salinero  Giclee on  Canvas Framed  20X40
Martini Necklace with three Olives by John Buzogany :Cast Sterling Silver,Natural Quartz Crystal, Green Agate & Carnelian

Surviving Irma by Sandy Mezinis WaterColor on Arches 140

Fishbusterz,FLP, & M.C. Johnson by K Rose Oil on Canvas 18X30
Blue Heaven by Jeane LaRance Photo Printed on Plexiglass 30X20
Key West Custom House by Lothar Speer  Oil on Canvas 8X10


712 Duval St. 305-440-2179 11A-11P
2 FOR 1 DRINKS ALL DAY & 3-6P .70 Oysters, Clams, Peel & Eat Shrimp & Wings
 "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.  

Anne McKee Artist Fund Auction Entries Continued.  The Auction is at TSKW Feb 9 WWW.MCKEEFUND.ORG
Morning by Claudia Richards Acrylic on Canvas 40X30

Sure Come On In by Karen Beauprie 30X23

The Cottage by Gary Whitehead  Glass and Wood 10X10X12
Certain Half Deserted Streets by Mark Hedden  rchival Inks on Hahnemuhie Fine Art Rag Paper 13X20

Pelican by Craig Gray Steel & Stone 18X18

Flame Tree by Ann Irvine  14X11 WaterColor
A Beno-Placito (At Ones Pleasure) in KW Vol.II by Greg Kelly Mixed Media
Sir Clucks-A Lot by Jimm Sherrington  36X24 Acrylic Paint 
The Glowing Goddess by Zen by Karen Moore  Gemstone Mix, Gold Hardware, Gold Filled Chain,1.40" Necklace & 3 Bracelets
Dancing Wood Nymphs by Wilfredo fernandez 16X16 Ceramic
The 2018 Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction will be at TSKW on Feb 9. Preview is at TSKW (2nd. Fl.) Now until the 2/9.  The Jan. 29 and This Week's Magazine will have ALL of the Works that will be Auctioned Off by the Creative Mastermind Tom Luna.
Here is the Link to the Jan. 29 Issue to see More of the Auctioned Items..


  533 Eaton St. 305-320-0208
Part of WWW.TSKW.ORG  Contact Mia Clement 

Thank Mia for the Outstanding work you, Allison Rich, Michael Nelson and Tom Hambright do for bringing Amazing Literary Events to KW.  Of course Thanks to the rest of the Monroe County Library Staff and of course KW Friends of the Library

Feb 10 Sat 4pm Carl Hiaasen - Meet Carl and get a book signed! 
This is a ticketed event and are tickets limited. Tickets go on sale February 1st. Please call or go to our website for more information. 

Feb 13 Francis Klagsburn "Lioness : Golda Meir & The Nation of Israel at Congregation B'Nai Zion 750 United St.


305-296-6196 1434 Kennedy Dr.

Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction Entries Continued
Seascape#2 by R.M. Walter  Oil on Canvas 5X7
Key West Landmark III by Denise Graham  Polymer Clay, Acrylic and Oil Paint over Canvas Substrate 8X18
Bahama Cottage by Bill Hartman  WaterColor 18X21
Spoonbill by Jill Julian Ceramic Cone 5 Underglazes/Glaze 14"HighX9"Diameter 
Cleopatra by Kerry Hoeppner Palm Fronds and Coconuts W34"XL22"XH9"
Key West Lionfish by Bob Slitzan Photograph on Canvas 24X24

Portrait of a Flower by Jill Benado  Photograph on Canvas 20X16




A few weeks ago Adam Scott Smith ( Artist of the Stars) was in town Headlining at the Gallery. The Feb 12th Issue will have some of His New Works that still hang at the Gallery.  Yes that is " I Dream of Jeannie", it's truly amazing All the Stars he has worked with. 


WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241
Next Week in the Feb. 12th Issue will be Part 3 of our Tour of The Local Artists Hanging in the Gallery.
Evening at Fort Zachary Taylor by George Salhofer Acrylic

Heaven's Gate by Elizabeth Chamberlain Oil

Elizabeth Devries, a one woman show at the Key West Art Center, 301 Front Street, Key West.  Show runs February 1st - February 14th.  
Elizabeth Devries arrived in Key West in 1980 from Liverpool, England, never having had a hammer in her hand. Her art grew directly from the past 30 years of shutter restorations in Key West.  It was in the '90s when she noticed a jigsaw scrap that looked like a book. Her first creation was " The Library", the beginning of her life in art.

"I use only recovered Dade County pine and cypress from old Key West houses for the construction of my boxes.  Years and layers of Key West's colorful past lie beneath the surface of the shutters used inside each box, the patinas created by years of rain and sun. Reds are from the shutters of Tennessee William's House; lime green from Hemmingway's house; light blue from Tom McGuane's on Catholic Lane. Key West history is literally a part of my work." States 'Lizzie', the Key West Shutter Lady. (Edited for space constraints)
Classical Figure Drawing Classes by Lothar Speer Wednesdays from Jan 17-April 18 5:30-7:30p. Contact Gallery Dir. Juniper Deja at 305-294-1241 and/or for more info.


1207 Duval St. 305-296-8900
Current Exhibition by Pam Folsom ; Next Up Nyla Witmore 2/5
Click PAM1 for a 5 Minute Video Tour of her Exhibition at the Gallery. By the time you get this ; it will be Late Sunday or Early Monday and the Folsom Exhibition will be over . Hit the Jan 29 Issue to see many of her works & the Opening Reception . As well as WWW.PAMFOLSOM.NET

Here are 3 from Pam. Pam its was great seeing you and Daughter a few weeks ago; and we all look forward to your Key West Return.  Thanks Adelle and Jeff for bringing Pam Folsom and Nyla Witmore into town every year.; as well as Featuring Michael Palmer and Jane Washburn.


Next Up Feb 5 Nyla Witmore (Both Below Oil on Canvas)
SouthernMost Resort Panorama 12X36

Lazy Day Seaport 20X60


5210 College Road 

Johnny White & Caroline are always so nice in sharing their Photo Galleries with Us.  Hit their Gallery Link to see many Photo Galleries
Thanks Johnny & Caroline for providing our readers with Great Year Round Photo Galleries to Enjoy; as well as Providing ALL of  the Keys with Great Calendar of Events Everyday.


SALT Gallery features famed Austrian Artist in February: Opening Reception Feb. 9 and 10

Beginning February 2nd and for the entire month of February, SALT Gallery (830 Fleming St.,  will feature a new collection of colorful paintings by Austrian artist Margot Holzapfel. To celebrate this cross-cultural collaboration, SALT will be co-hosting two opening receptions with John Brandolino (better known as the Sole Man) at the gallery from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9th and Saturday, Feb. 10th.
Margot Holzapfel was born in Ybbs, Austria and studied art under Professor Christian Ludwig Attersee, one of Austria 's greatest contemporary artists. She has exhibited in various galleries in Ybbs, at Ringstrassen Galleries in Vienna, and at Art-Fair at the Louvre in Paris in 2016. She first showed in Key West in 2013 at the Joy Gallery.

WWW.EQFL.ORG 813-870-3735

Equality Florida consists of two organizations - Equality Florida Institute, Inc., our 501(c)(3) educational charity and Equality Florida Action, Inc., our 501(c)(4) advocacy organization. Together, these organizations form the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. Through education, grassroots organizing, coalition building, and lobbying, we are changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. 
Photos of the Week by Peter Arnow. (Exec. Associate Contributing Editor)

Jamie Olwell Supports Impromptu Concerts
(Top-L) Jamie Olwell and her husband Lynn, look forward to an Impromptu Classical music concert at St. Paul's Church. 
(Top-R) Centennial Bank at the Key West Rotary Golf Tournament
The folks at Centennial Bank brought their famous Hot Dog Tent out to support the annual Rotary Club of Key West Annual Golf Tournament. 

(B-L)Lower Keys Medical Center Sponsors CFFK Unsung Heroes Luncheon
David Clay, President and CEO of the Lower Keys Medical Center, center, and his staff were the sponsors of this year's 18th Annual Unsung Heroes Luncheon of the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys.
(B-R) CFFK Honors Danny Weathers
Dianna Sutton, President and CED of the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, presents Waterfront Playhouse Artistic Director Danny Weathers with a certificate of Appreciation for his being the annual emcee of the Unsung Heroes Luncheon.  Weathers will be leaving Key West at the end of this season. 


Next Feb 18 at 1111 Eaton St. at The Restaurant Store

Key West Artisan Market: Culinary and Wine Edition is This Sunday


WWW.KWBGONLINE.ORG 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
Next Luncheon Feb. 14 :  Marriott Beachside Noon
Next Mixer Feb. 7 5:30-7:30 Old Island Restoration Foundation
A Message from the President of KWBG Alan Beaubiean
Dear Members:
It is my great pleasure to announce Dan Skahen has accepted the position of Interim Executive Director of the KWBG until we find a permanent replacement for Matt Hon who as you know has resigned.  Dan has been on the board of directors for the past 8 years and finished his term as Vice President in December. His experience will help us continue the upward direction we have seen the guild taking the last several years and his familiarity with the membership will make him vary accessible to your needs.
Please stop by the guild office and congratulate Dan!
Dan can also be reached via email at:


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

The Aquaculture Laboratory at Florida Keys Community College made an exciting discovery.  For the first time since Hurricane Irma, one breeding pair of clownfish laid a clutch of eggs.  The breeders, a standard wild-type "Nemo" female crossed with a male "Black Ice Snowflake" designer male, have been regular spawners for the past year and a half in the College's facility and have parented many hundreds of young.  However, breeding came to a halt after the lab was relocated temporarily after the storm damaged the building where it was housed. 
"Finding 'Nemo' eggs was a beautiful way to start the New Year! Even our clownfish have shown remarkable resilience following Irma," said Dr. Michelle "Mick" Walsh, Professor of Marine Science and Technology at FKCC.  Many of the fish in the College's Aquaculture Lab survived the storm despite hours without power to their tanks. 
"We look forward to the pair's continued contributions to support our Marine Environmental Technology and Tropical Ornamental Mariculture Technician students during the lab-based aquaculture classes this semester."

Marjorie Paul-Shook, Peggy Montgomery, Annie Miners,
 and Deborah Jacobson
will be joined by Kathy Russ and Justin Ahearn in the Red Barn's
funny and moving 20TH CENTURY BLUES
January 23 - February 17
Directed by Joy Hawkins
Sun. 2/18 $125pp 6-9P @ Oldest House 322 Duval
Catered by Iron Chef, Open Bar UVA, Live Music &
Extensive Silent Auction

Also Go to their Website to see what's Up Next as well as Info on Bob Bowersox's Theatre XP


WWW.WESLEYHOUSE.ORG 305-809-5000 1304 Truman Ave.
This Valentine's Day, Feel the Love in the Air at Wesley House's 35
th Annual Valentine's Day Gala.  The performance area will boast some of Key West's most talented performing artists, feature the island's largest silent auction, open bar, dancing, and an elegant and abundant dinner designed and prepared by Warren Leamard of Destination Catering.
This signature event is sponsored in part by the Curry Mansion Inn, Sloppy Joe's, Rick's/Durty Harry's, Turtle Kraals, Meisel Holdings, Lower Keys Medical Center, and the Rays Baseball Foundation.  
100% of the proceeds will go directly to Wesley House Family Services.  
VIP Seating includes early entry to Gala, a seat at the table of your choice located close to the performance areas, a separate dining area, and two VIP exclusive bars with include upgraded spirits. 
Tickets can be found at
For more information and a ticket service link visit: .


Art@830 Gallery 830 Caroline St. 305-295-9595 

Flower Days by Tony Gregory  Acrylic on Canvas



WWW.LUCKYSTREETGALLERY.COM 1204 White St. 305-294-3973
Lucky Street Gallery's upcoming exhibition "Offset Realities" features new work by Rebecca Bennett and Michel Delgado.  Bennett's pieces continue her exploration into highlighting light and shadow, and while many of her new works take on a decidedly abstract tone, at the same time they are true to her local subject matter.  Many of Delgado's paintings reflect imagery from his boyhood in Senegal and he expands this exhibition with exciting pieces from his "Street Gum Art" series.
Please join us for this memorable show, with the Reception and Artist Talk on Wednesday, February 7 th 6-8 pm, 1204 White St.

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 


For more information about The Southernmost Coconut Castaways, a charitable/volunteer/fun non-profit Club and organization with the motto "Serving Community Roles With Caribbean Souls", go to
NEXT WEEK IN THE FEB 12TH. ISSUE Photos of their last JUMP UP with Howard Livingston and Mile Marker 24 Band

New Exhibition at Frangipani Featuring 3 Local Artists. 1102 Duval, Key West.. Shows run through February.

No exhibit of David's popular works would be complete without a nod to our four legged friends, and so he has a series of oils on small canvas panels; simple "drawings" of hounds on nearly Venetian patterns. Most of his compositions have a bit of text in them to inspire a thought or a laugh.

Carrie Andrews has been gettin g to know the lower Keys since the early 1980's, when her family began spending winters here. She is now living aboard an iconic houseboat in a community of amazing people and painting the places she has adored for decades. Living in a small space means working on small watercolors in a sketchbook and enhancing the images with other media before uploading to a computer for final tweaking. She then sends for prints on fabric, metal and 100% cotton rag paper.

Sandy Sun creates unique ceramic pieces and vessels by hand. Most of her works are inspired by the natural beauty of the Florida Keys. Her new works focus on growth and new life and include ocean themed pieces and pieces that incorporate local tropical leaves and flowers. Often described as organic, Sandy's pottery reflects both the variants and symmetry found in nature.





WWW.FRINGETHEATER.COM 305-731-0581 325 WhiteHead St.

WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661
Every Sunday Sunday, 5 - 7:30p, Jazz in the Gardens Feb 4 Scott Marischen & The Wisconsin Jazz Orgy
Cabaret @d'vine Wine Gallery:
Wednesday, February 7, Wine Class! Bordeaux & Beyond!,
$20 PP RSVP 305-294-2661, 5:30-7pm
Thursday, February 8, Jimmy Olson, 5-7pm
Friday, February 9, Michael Robinson, 5-7pm
Saturday, February 10, Megan Constantine, 5-7pm

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

(L)"Taking it to the Streets" ( Actually 3920 N. Roos. Blvd. on the Sunset Green Event Lawn) Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers February 28 
JUST ANNOUNCED GO TO THEIR WEBSITE FOR ticket Arrangements  for "Night of the Living Dead"
For additional Info on MOST of their concerts & events ; Click Link here for their Latest E-Newsletter with Updated Info. Click TWT7

Keller Williams April 5 and the new date for Mike Love is March 14 ; Click KWTLINK3 for one of their Latest E-Mail Campaigns with Updates

February 15th - March 3rd:
By Dave Lankford
In this comic-horror love story, Mia and Marshall's marriage, teetering on the edge of collapse, fights to survive as a zombie pandemic quietly infects the couple's insular world. Cross-cutting between two distant but parallel nights, Mia and Marshall must confront the most intimate and difficult choices of their lives with both humorous and heartbreaking moments.

Click one their Latest E-Mail Campaigns to get Additional Updated Show and Event Schedule

Go to their Website and Facebook Pages for Up to Date Schedule of Events and Concerts.
ALSO HIT THIS LINK1 for their Latest E-Mail that will give a Tremendous amount of Information on New Bookings and Complete Concert/Event Schedules

Experience the dazzling love of  your favorite Key West Burlesque performers as they perform " Key West, We Love You: A Love-Filled Revue"  on  Friday, February 16 & Saturday, February 17  at  Key West Theater, 512 Eaton Street . This follies-style revue show  stars some of Key West's all time favorite performers from all over the country including  The Evil Hate Monkey,  Kitten and Lou, Murray Hill, and local favorites Moana Amour, Cheeky Derrière, Chief Peach, Velvet Garcia, and Dark n Stormy in this love-filled production.   Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8:00pm. Sponsored in part by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council.  Tickets: or call 305.985.0433.
Photo of Kitten and Lou by Neil Kendall

Firefall March 17, 2018
Rumours 2/11, Jessie Colin Young 2/15, Jefferson Starship 2/22, George Winston 3/2 & Anna Popovic 3/2. Note their are a few SOLD OUT events ; so Double Check their Schedule.
Rams Head Presents Michael McDonald at the New Sunset Green Event Lawn
Five-time Grammy Award winning vocalist and acclaimed singer/songwriter Michael McDonald will perform at the new Sunset Green Event Lawn at 24 North Hotel on February 28th.

One of the world's most distinctive singing voices, Michael McDonald is often imitated but never duplicated (although Justin Timberlake has come close on "The Tonight Show" to comedic effect, as has actor John Viener on "Family Guy"). He's had enough humility over the years to freely blend that voice with others', whether as a member of Steely Dan, a Doobie Brother, as a highly successful solo artist and songwriter, or a member of the supergroup the Dukes of September. Fans who've wanted to hear that 50,000-watt clear channel of a voice all by itself have had to bide their time-not just minute by minute, but year by year-waiting for McDonald to reclaim a solo spotlight.

Enter Wide Open, McDonald's first new album in nine years, and his first set of all-original material since 2000. McDonald has nonetheless remained relevant through the early 21st century; he received his 13th Grammy nomination for Motown, a platinum-selling tribute to the greatest of all soul labels. He subsequently released a top 10-charting sequel, Motown Two along with a Christmas album, both of which certified as Gold Records. Following came Soul Speak, a collection of classic covers and a handful of original songs. But Wide Open finds him rediscovering his other voice-that is, his songwriting voice- in a big way, penning or co-writing 11 of the album's 12 tracks. It's a cogent reminder that he won Record and Song of the Year Grammys for co-writing as well as singing the Doobie Brothers hit "What a Fool Believes." Wide Open marks a return to that classic's emotional urgency alongside fiercer and fresher band arrangements than he's ever created before.


WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM 305-304-6882 Owners / Editors Naja & Arnaud Girard
Hit this Link for some of the Great Videos :
Hit this Link for a Small Donation to the Blue Paper 

 An Article by Arida Wright on the recent 36th Annual KWLS

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


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.


Magnolia Band, the Key West version of the renowned New England band Magnolia, plays a unique blend of classic country, Cajun, and bluegrass music. Led by singer and guitarist Maggie Moniz, with local fixture Steve Gibson on mandolin and world-famous Chuck Sherman on pedal steel, they play good time music sure to get your head boppin', your toes tappin', and your feet movin'. They will be making sure everyone can let the good times roll at B.O.'s Fish Wagon every Thursday  6 - 9  PM. and Key West Bite every Saturday 7 - 9 PM.

Their Monthly E-Mailer & Feature on their website "Keys Traveler" has a Tremendous Amount of Information.
Here is the February 2018 "Keys Traveler" E-Newsletter Link ; Hit
February 2018 Link for their Brand New February Keys Traveler. Our February 12th Issue will have more Info on the Feb. "Keys Traveler"

"1776" Jan 23-Feb 4
"Hand to God" 2/20-3/10

Every Tuesday Night Until March 27 AQUA IDOL ; Of Course at AQUA Nightclub 711 Duval 305-294-0555


 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 


A few events this week Monday Feb 5 Concert from Jeffrey Chappel & Karen Kevra Plus New Exhibitions from Letty Nowak, The Highwaymen, and Carrie Disrud.  Go to their Website and Hit Exhibitions for Detailed Info..
Click TSKW12 Link for their Latest E-Newsletter giving ALL the Updated Schedule of Classes, Events, & Exhibitions

(Top Left) Classes : AESOPE's FABLES IN STAINED GLASS by JOSEPH CAVALIERI THUR-SUN 2/22-25 10A-4P (Click TSKW11 Above)
(Top Right) Back to Basics : Draw Better with Mike Rooney Every Wed. in Jan. 10a-1pm

Click TSKW10 for Page on these Classes


(Bottom R)  Arts & Eats is a series of delectable art-themed parties combining food, art, and interesting locations in Key West - all supporting your creative community. 
"Arts and Eats" Click TSKW9 for Complete Info.
Arts & Eats is a series of delectable art-themed parties combining food, art, and interesting locations in Key West - all supporting your creative community.

Green Parrot  Bingo Every Monday to Help Fund TSKW
Couache for Travel with Priscilla Coote Sat 2/17 & 24 10a-2pm
  You can join, renew, or give another gift here:

Photographers Tour of Cuba by Allen Rokach June 18-27 Deadline 2/18 Click TSKW12 for complete details
Saturated with colorful history, culture, wildlife and romance, Cuba is a photographers' dream. Led by photographer  Allen Rokach and an experienced team of guides, you'll explore the urban and rural landscapes of Havana, Viñales, Cienfuegos and Trinidad with eyes open and lens in hand. Cost: $4760 (Includes Airfare & More)


Slow down and tune in with yoga at The Studios of Key West taught by Cricket Desmarais
Enrich your health and lifestyle, advance your personal yoga practice, or simply slow down to create space and calm with Cricket Desmarais at The Studios of Key West on Friday mornings from 9:00am to 10:00am, January 26, February 2, February 9, February 16, and February 23.
The five-week series of classes are a great introduction to those new to yoga or for those looking to deepen their practice. Students will learn to connect with their breath and experience micro-movement, with a slow, steady build towards strength, balance, and flexibility- with an emphasis on safe alignment.
"This gentle but powerful approach to yoga is supportive to any age or stage of life," says instructor Cricket Desmarais, who has been teaching Slow Flow yoga since 2012, including YMCA classes where ages ranged from 19-78 in the same hour. "It gives you the space needed to soften and meet yourself where you are, and helps your inner radar know when you're going too far- or not working to optimal capacity."
Desmarais emphasizes that though the class speed is toned-down, the experience is often quite powerful.   
"Slow Flow Yoga offers a nice counterpoint to a culture that is hard-wired to consistently push hard and fast," she says. "It gives us the opportunity to slow down for an hour and really feel ourselves from the inside out.  In that space, a lot can be revealed."

FIGURE DRAWING CLASS, KEY WEST ART CENTER, Every Wed 5:30 - 7:30 pm  All Season Long. Come for 1, 3 or 5 classes or take the whole ride!

Mr Speer's classes provide a supportive, engaging and highly informative working environment that is designed to strengthen each participant's ability to see correctly and translate this in"sight" into successful drawing strategies. A healthy dose of humor and art history will be our guide!  The goal is not pretty drawings, but good ones! It's a workshop where we all support one another on our journey! 
Lothar Speer. FACES IN FOCUS. BRUSH&HEART, (312)282-3162
ALSO He does CLASSICAL DRAWING Classes at TSKW Every Wed. until 3/14 2p-5p Click


"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

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

The Feb 12 Issue will have a Feature on Lucille Khornak from her Recent "Color" Series of E-Mail Campaigns ; as well as some of Her Earlier Advertising Works from Madison Ave. NYC with Models Photography

281 Front St. 305-295-6616

I'm Updating the Current Exhibition and Upcoming Exhibition List. The Updated List & will be in the Feb. 12 Issue; Of course go to their website to get that Info.                                                                                 


For history buffs or anyone seeking insight into the classic architecture of Key West, Key West Art & Historical Society will host a series of educational and entertaining walking tours led by local artist and historian Sharon Wells on select Saturdays from January through March.  10-Noon

Key West Art & Historical Society to offer free lunchtime lecture on Fort Zachary Taylor's path to a National Landmark
Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes Distinguished Speaker Series guest Edward England for "From junkyard to National Landmark: Celebrating 50 years of Howard England's Legacy at Fort Zachary Taylor," a free lunchtime lecture held on Tuesday, February 6, at 12:00 p.m. in the Helmerich Research & Learning Center at the Custom House Museum. The lecture presents England's father Howard England's eight-and-a-half year odyssey of exploration and discovery as Curator in Charge at Fort Zachary Taylor.
Edward England's latest book, The Fort Zach Guidebook, is the first written to highlight the history and natural beauty of Key West's unique, internationally-known attraction. Divided into six major sections, it covers every aspect of the park, from the layout and features of the park, to the history and significance of Fort Taylor, to the park's natural attractions, to the park's supporting organizations, and to other historical attractions nearby on the island. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Please register for this free event at KWAHS.ORG.  Sponsored by the Helmerich Trust. For more information, contact Adele Williams at 305-295-6616, ext. 115 or visit KWAHS.ORG.  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.

. Discover "The Bahamas-Keys Connection" at (Moved from the Tropic Cinema) to the Old City Hall Auditorium during Key West Art & Historical Society's special Distinguished Speaker Series panel discussion
On Thursday, February 8, at 6:00pm, Key West Art & Historical Society presents The Bahamas - Keys Connection," a special Distinguished Speaker Series discussion with expert panelists Monroe County Historian Tom Hambright, Deputy Consul General of the Bahamas Sandra Carey, and Florida Keys History & Discovery Center Curator Brad Bertelli, moderated by Society Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D. at Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street.  Due to Space Constraints the 3 or 4 additional paragraphs had to be deleted. Contact the KWAHS for Reservations.

Key West Art & Historical Society invites writers to enter works in this year's Tennessee Williams poetry and short-story contests
Keys poets and writers are invited to submit works for this year's Tennessee Williams poetry and short-story writing contests - components of the annual Key West celebration of the great American writer and island resident's birthday.
Poets are invited to submit a 30-line or less poem about Williams' life in Key West. Writers may submit a short story of 1500 to 4000 words, to include some reference to Williams' life in Key West. Winners will be selected by blind-judging via a panel of professional, published writer/poets, with $200 awarded for first place and $100 for second place in each contest, along with an opportunity to read from their submissions at the March 26 Tennessee Williams Birthday reception, set to take place at the Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue on Monday, March 26, 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Submission fee is $20 for adults; $10 for students and are limited to one per person. Entries can be submitted via a link at  KWAHS.ORG no later than March 7.
An enticing variety of Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration events kick off on February 28 and run through April 9. For more information visit or contact Society Director of Education Adele Williams at 305.295.6616 extension 115. Sponsored in part by the Helmerich Trust and the Florida Department of State.  Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island.

Festival Honoring Iconic Playwright Tennessee Williams Gets Underway February 28  
th, 2018  
The newly-merged Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit and the Key West Art & Historical Society present the annual 2018 Tennessee Williams  Birthday Celebration,  a 6-week commemoration of the literary icon who lived on the island for thirty-four years.  
Set to open with a limited-ticket kickoff party on February 28 th  at the home of exhibit founders Dennis Beaver and Bert Whitt, the festival continues into April and boasts a full roster of writing and painting contests, film and poetry forums, curator tours of the Tennessee Williams Museum at 513 Truman Avenue, a March 26 th   birthday party for the playwright, and 2 one-act theatre productions of the Pulitzer-Prize-winner's work.  
Sponsored in part by Community Foundation of the Florida Keys and The Studios of Key West.   Visit   KWAHS.ORG  for a full schedule of events or contact Shawn Cowles, Operations Manager, 305.295.6616 x 111.  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island. 
Key West Art & Historical Society partners with area museums for expanded "Museums & Me" children's program. 
To support area families with young children in exploring the wealth of learning opportunities provided by the island's museums, Key West Art & Historical Society has partnered with other area museums to present an expanded new season of "Museums & Me" early childhood education sessions, led by early childhood educator Natalie Robinson.

Upcoming "Museums & Me" dates and locations are: January 20, Harry S. Truman Little White House Museum, 111 Front Street; February 3, Key West Lighthouse & Keepers Quarters, 938 Whitehead Street; February 17, West Martello Tower, 1100 Atlantic Blvd.; March 3, Key West Lighthouse & Keepers Quarters; March 17, Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd.
"Museums & Me" sessions run from 10:00-11:30am, and are free for Society members, $5 for non-members. Families are encouraged to bring refreshments and blankets. For more information call Adele Williams, Director of Education at 305.295.6616 extension 115. Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island.  DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS I HAD TO EDIT ; FOR THE ENTIRE EVENT MATERIAL go to their website/Facebook Page


Info. & Photos from Alyson Crean
The second Cemetery Stroll to be offered at the Historic Key West Cemetery this season will take place on February 24th. During the stroll, small groups of visitors will be escorted to gravesites where interpreters will tell the stories of the deceased in brief monologues. The groups are scheduled for departures at 9:30, 9:50, and 10:10 Reservations are necessary, and can be made by calling 305-304-1453.
Among the gravesites to be visited are those of the Ellen Mallory, Sandy Cornish, the Mitchell family restoration, Francis Wattlington, and George Adderley.
The tour will take approximately 90 minutes. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and plan to walk over a mile on uneven ground. Bottled water will be provided.
This is an excellent opportunity to learn first-hand about some of the fascinating people who have given Key West its colorful and significant character. Space is limited for the tours and pre-registration is required. A donation of $20 (cash or check) per person to the Historic Florida Keys Foundation is recommended. The Foundation maintains a separate fund for education, conservation, and restoration at the cemetery.
Participants should enter the cemetery by the Windsor Lane gate and go to the registration table on 4 nd Ave.  An additional stroll will take place on March 24.   
The cemetery strolls are sponsored by the City of Key West and the Historic Florida Keys Foundation. 

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Cold Weather Items Greatly Reduced at their Retail Stores
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Monday, February 5th  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu
Italian Dinner - $90.00 - 5:30pm. Garlic Soup.   Acini de Pepe with Stone Crab.    Romaine Salad with Gorgonzola and Walnuts.  Sea Scallops with Rosemary Brown Butter, Spinach, and Pine Nuts.     Crema Fritta with Oranges and Almonds
Friday, February 9th  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu
Southern Winter Dinner - $95.00 - 5:30pm.    Pickled Shrimp Salad with Jalapeno Ranch. Fried Green Tomatoes, Creamed Florida Corn, and Squash Marmalade.    Bourbon Glazed Short Ribs with Cheddar Grits and Collard Greens.    Chocolate Alabama Stack Cake with Lemon Buttermilk Ice Cream
Saturday, February 10th - 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.
Wednesday, February 14th  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu - SOLD OUT
Love Mediterranean Style Dinner - $95.00 - 5:30pm
Friday, February 16th  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu
Mid-Winter Carnivore Dinner - $150.00 - 5:30pm.    Escargot and Bone Marrow Bordelaise.     Crawfish and Crispy Sweet Breads with Pernod Crème. Larded Filet Mignon with Chestnut Potato, Swiss Chard, and Porcini Sauce.    Foie Gras Waffle with Pear Chutney and Herb de Provence Crème Anglaise
Saturday, February 17th - Weekly Wine and Food Tasting - Wine Education Event -SOLD OUT
$15.00 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm
Monday, February 19th  - Chef David Fuhrman - Chef's Tasting Menu - SOLD OUT
"Making Food Great Again" a President's Day Mock State Dinner - $100.00 - 5:30pm. Join Chef David Fuhrman from Great Events Catering for a Mock State Dinner Featuring Actual State Dinner Options from the Past.Anjou Pear Salad with Farm Stand Goat Cheese, Shaved Fennel, Roasted Walnuts, and White Balsamic - From a State Dinner Held November 30, 2012.Maine Lobster Thermidor with Sherry, Cognac, and Dijon - From a 1950 Truman Vice Presidential Dinner.   Smoked Beef Tenderloin with Wild Mushroom Risotto, and Asparagus - From a State Dinner Held May 22, 2003 for the Philippine President.    Green Apple Crostata with Thyme Caramel, and Buttermilk Gelato - From a State Dinner Held October 18, 2016 for the Italian Prime Minister.
Thursday, February 22nd  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu
Hartford Family Winery Paired Wine Dinner - $115.00 (including wines) - 5:30pm. Join Chef Martha Hubbard, Don Hartford, owner of Hartford Family Winery, and Stephanie Southgate of Noble Wine Estates for an Incredible paired wine dinner featuring wines from Hartford Family Winery!.   Crab Melt with Aged Cheddar on Grilled Semolina Bread ,   Hartford Court Rosé of Pinot Noir 2016,    Oysters with Lemongrass and White Pepper Granita and Thai Mignonette , Hartford Court Warrior Princess Block Oregon Pinot Noir 2014, Currant and Coffee Braised Pork with Bacon Wrapped Grits, and Roasted Grape and Fennel Relish,    Hartford Old Vine Zinfandel 2016.        Parsnip Carrot Cake with Goat Cheese Frosting and Chamomile Pouring Cream,   Hartford Court Sevens Bench Vineyard Chardonnay 2014
Saturday and Sunday, February 24th and 25th  -  Special Event. 53 rd Annual Old Island Days Art Festival - 10:00am- 5:00pm. Whitehead Street will be bustling with the fabulous artisans and craftsmen for this yearly event. We will  NOT be having our weekly wine and food tasting, but will have $5.00 Mimosas and great by-the-glass wine and beer choices!
Monday, February 26th - 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, February 28th  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu
Mexican Dinner - $95.00 - 5:30pm.napper Ceviche on Black Bean Sopes. Tamale Nayarit - Chicken, Carrot, Raisin, and Guajillo Chili. Borracho de Rez - Beef with Modela Dark Beer, Pineapple, Plantains, and Chilis, with Sweet Potato and Green Onion.    Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream with Cajeta and Spicy Peanut Brittle.
Saturday, March 3rd - 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.
Monday, March 5th  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu
Thai Dinner - $90.00 - 5:30pm. This is a spicy meal!!.  Hoi Thawt - Broken Crepe with Mussels.   Kung Op Wun Sen - Shrimp and Pork Baked with Glass Noodles.  Pok Pok's Roasted Cornish Game Hen with Thai Chilis, Lemongrass, and Papaya Salad.  Mango and Coconut Black Rice

 DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS ; I AM ONLY ABLE TO GO UP TO MARCH 5; They have events scheduled up to March 31 & they are always Updated ..; please go to their website and FB Page for Rest of the March Events


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