The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends 
January 21 , 2019

The Florida Keys Council of the Arts Opens New Exhibition at Gato 2/1 "Visions of Cuba" Curated by Alaen Ledesma Fernandez. Above " Confidence II" by Sandra Rodriquez & Emmanuel Diaz

The Wounded Warrior Ride / Project Came to Key West Last Week

New Teacher Resources to Investigate Corals & Climate Change

SandBar Shark at MOTE Marine Lab. & Aquarium

MOTE Marine's Many Feature Stories

Allison Lefcort New Representation in The Keys is Zazoo Fine Art & Photo Gallery. This Issue has 5 Original Lefcorts

The First Tennessee Williams Celebration of the 2019 Season with Plenty of Additional TW Events Planned in the next 4 Months. Above at the Tennessee Williams Museum.  (L)  KWAHS Curator Cori Convertito and Museum Creator and Head Dennis Beaver

Pt. 2 of 2 : A Packed House at GingerBread Square Gallery for Michael Palmer. Next Exhibitions / Receptions : 1/21 Jane Washburn & John Whitney ; then on 2/4 Nyla Witmore. (More Info Below)

25th. Annual Key West Exotic Palm & Tropical Plant Sale :Feb 9 & 10 at West Martello Tower by Searle Nursery and Landscaping & Their Rainforest Collection from The Mainland.  I wait for this event all year long ; having Large Gardens. I so LOVE the Stock ; Best in South Florida and the Prices are perhaps 1/5 of what you'll find in town ; with the Exception of the Marc House Plant Store ( They are very reasonable with Very Good Stock). Thank Jeff, Larry & Candy for coming to KW Every Year. (More Below)  

Women rocked some pretty big hair back in the 1960s, and that called for quite a bit of time in the beauty parlor. Although, during this era, salons also served as a social outlet for women. They could get away from their chores, kids, and husbands and just relax or chat with other women.  The hairstyles of the 1960s became symbolic of social change. The bouffants and pompadours that had previously reigned were replaced by edgier looks like the beehive, the bombshell, and mop tops. Even men were craving a change and began opting for longer hairstyles and afros.
Part 22 Groovy History's "A Look Back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs" is Pushed Back until Jan. 28 Due to Space Constraints. (Rest assured we'll have Pt. 22 Next Week); Since in the 6 Years of this Publication ; this is one of the Most Talked About Multi-Part Features.

Hemingway House by Karen Beauprie

Fort Zachary Taylor Park by Nancy Henning

 Part 5 of 5 from the Winter's Members Show at the Key West Art Center on Front Street. 
Pt. 2 of 2 Photo Feature from the Movie & Exhibition on the 2nd Floor Permanent Exhibition "Overseas to the Keys : Henry Flagler's OverSeas Railway" at the KWAHS Custom House.

So Many Events at TSKW (The Studios of Key West)

So Many Classes at TSKW 

"Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow.  

Nature is All of Us (Naturalismo Original Series)  by Luis Sottil  35 X 60

A Visit from Luis Sottil

 The Key West Gallery has so many Great Artists. This Past Week a New Artist to the Gallery : Luis Sottil Gave In-Gallery Demonstrations. This Issue will Feature about a Dozen of Sottil's Works

Michelle Cassandra Johnson

Andrew Furman

Debra Butler

Books and Books has Many Literary Events in January & Feb. ; Please go to the Books and Books Section in the TSKW Sections to See Their Events.

"The Saint" by Susan O'Neill

Antonio Rodriguez

Pt. 9 of 9 The Artists of Guild Hall

This Issue Contains Part 6 of the Winter
Member's Exhibition "Look Upwards to the Sky" Below : "Sunglass Sky" by Jill Benado

"To the Beauty of Trees" by Deborah J. Moore

TSKW) Sections. Featuring Their Exhibitions & Classes & New Resident Artists + Their Latest E-Mail Link Featuring Events / Exhibitions & Classes + Pt. 6 of 7 of their Winter Member's Exhibition "Look Upwards to the Sky" PLUS

 TSKW" 1/3-31 January Exhibitions : (L-R) "Objects and Images from O' Miami" Sanger Gallery, "Glimpses Inside Personal Space" by Rhonda Bristol  XOJ Gallery, "Dual Visions" by Larry Blackburn  Zabor Lobby Gallery Not Shown, "Writers in their Youth" by Annie Dillard Zabor Project Gallery

Chicago A Tribute to their Music 2/2

David Bromberg Jan. 31

The Key West Theater Bringing Primary Market Entertainment to Key West : An Amazing Job ( More Below)

(L) Many TW Events Inc. Poetry & Short Story Contests (Above) One of the Many Impromptu Classical Concerts of KW : Lomazov / Rackers Piano Duo
 WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM Link to Hundreds of Local News Features and Photos/Videos

Timothy Chooi : Violin 1/27

Camerata Ensemble 2/17 

Impromptu Classical Concerts of Key West WWW.KEYWESTIMPROMPTU.ORG 2019 Season Began January 13. As usual a Great Line Up Performing in an Amazing Place : St. Paul's Church.

The KWAHS (Key West Arts and Historical Society) Opens 4 New Exhibitions at the Custom House.  Info. in the 3 KWAHS Sections we have in this Jan. 21. Issue

This and Most of the Upcoming Issues will have Photos of Just a few of the Hundreds of Weekly Activities that MCSO Sheriff Ramsay and his Troops are Involved In. Next MCSO Animal Farm Open Sun. 1/27 1-3p

The Paradise Big Band of Key West Jan 27th. at TWT

Let's Roll by Gabrielle Wilson

Dog Starr by David Scott Meier

Raku Vessel by Marc Hacker

The January Exhibition at Fran Decker's Frangipani Gallery "Roaming the Streets of Key West"

Special Events Scheduled on Jan. 25, 26 & 27 at Various Venues in Celebration of William Welch


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7965  Weekly.  In this Issue January 21, 2019 : The Wounded Warrior Ride / Project, MOTE-Reef Relief, Our Tour of the January Exhibitions at TSKW, Allison Lefcort Joins Zazoo Fine Art & Photo Gallery, KWPD looking for Motivated Candidates (Info at the End of the Issue), Photo Feature from the First of many Tennessee Williams Museum Events, Pt 2 of 2 Michael Palmer at GingerBread Square Gallery (next Exhibition 1/21 Jane Washburn & John Whitney then Nyla Witmore 2/4), Final Part of our Series from The Key West Art Center Members Show (Current Exhibition just started from Kathy LeTarte, Pt. 2 of 2 Photo Feature on One of the Permanent Exhibitions at The Custom House " OverSea to the Keys : Henry Flagler's Overseas Railway", WWW.EQFL.ORG , WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM and their "Keys Traveler", WWW.VFWPOST3911.ORG ,
Searle Nursery & RainForest Collection has their Annual KW Exotic Palm & Tropical Plant Sale 2/9 & 10 at West Martello Tower.

WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM , Key West Gallery Hosts Luis Sottil , 
WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM , Many "Books and Books" Events in January and February, WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM has Hundreds of Local News Features/Photos and Videos, Many Events-Exhibitions-Classes at TSKW & KWAHS, "Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow, Final Part (9) Our Series on The Artists of Guild Hall, The Key West Theater Schedule inc. 2/2 A Tribute to Chicago, & 1/31 David Bromberg, Isle Cook of KW, Impromptu Classical Concerts of KW 1/27 Violinist Timothy Chooi & 2/17 Camerata Ensemble, KWAHS 4 New 2019 Permanent Exhibitions, Sheriff Ramsay and his Troops Helping The Keys, Paradise Big Band of KW 1/27 at TWT,
Frangipani Gallery "Roaming the Streets of KW" Featuring Gabrielle Wilson-David Scott Meyer-& Marc Hacker + Special William Welch Exhibition 1/25, Additional William Welch Events All Over KW 1/25-27, "Shade & Shutter" Gallery/Shop Grand Opening on White Street 2/1, 
Salt Island Provisions Gallery's Current Exhibition  "The Feminine Magique : Women's Work" & New Jill Caldwell Exhibition & Recep. 2/1, 
Sean Callahan Opens "Beautiful Creatures" by Bruce Collins at his Dog Tired Studios 2/1, Stone Soup Opened their 2019 Season Exhibition, Photo Feature in this Issue from Ralph DePalma from a Recent Paradise Big Band of KW Concert, WWW.KWLS.ORG & Their Sat. Walking Tours

WWW.FKSPCA.ORG  , Tablet & SmartPhone Classes at KW Library, Kelly McGillis Classic 1/22-29 ( Women's Football) + Kelly's Special Event with Monologues, Carol Tedesco "Coins Recovered from the Nuestra Senora de Atocha" 1/24 at Custom House, "I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard" 1/23-2/2 XP Theater Featuring Bob Bowersox & Melody G. Moore, Short Attention Span Theatre 1/15-2/9 Red Barn, "A Doll's House Pt. 2" at WF 1/22-2/9, & Fringe Many Events that we List Inc. "Collected Stories " 1/22-2/2 , WWW.TROPICCINEMA.COM
 , Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction 2/13, Harrison Gallery, Gallery on Greene, Cocco & Salem Gallery, Stone Soup Gallery, Lucky Street Gallery, KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, KWBG Next Mixer at Viva Salon 2/13 & Luncheon 2/14, 
WWW.WOMANKINDKEYWEST.COM , Full Moon Kayak Excursions : Next 2/17, Gallery on Greene Presents "The Saints" by Mike Marrero 2/9, Grand Opening "Visions of Cuba" at The Florida Keys Council of the Arts Gato Building 2/1 : Curated by Alaen Ledesma Fernandez, Fla. Keys Seafood Festival 1/19 & 20, Waterfront Playhouse Starts Up again "Aqua Idol" at Aqua Nightclub Tuesdays, Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Presents "The Artist Trio Show" 1/21, WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM ,
Key West Gallery Features an Amazing Artist Pino Dangelico 1/18-24;
 Then Adam Scott Rote Comes Back to the Key West Gallery 1/25-27 & Peter Max 2/1-10,  Sanc. Friends Found. of the Florida Keys-Keys Wildlife Society-FWC-KW Wildlife Ctr.-Marc House Plant Store
 WWW.KEYWESTWELLNESSCENTER.COM ,  Key West Garden Club, KW Orchid Society, "Preserve Island Life", Last Stand : Protecting the Keys, Conch Revival Picnic 1/22 at KW Lighthouse (KWAHS), Kyla Piscopink "Dance Key West" at Key West Theater starts New Season (More Info. Next Week), WWW.CFFK.COM , The Hamptons Arts & Culture Section, WWW.LUCILLEKHORNAK.COM 
 , AnnaMarie Giordano "Life Drawing Workshops" at Ft. East Martello Museum Tuesdays, Every Thurs. "Green Market" at Bayview Park,  Next "Artisan Market" at Higgs Beach 2/10, Skipper Kripitz and the "CRZB's at Blue Heaven 1/30,

4th. Annual KW Food Truck Festival 2/9 Ft. East Martello Museum, Marathon Garden Club Jamboree 1/26, Debra Butler at "Books and Books" 1/29 "Some Like it Hot", Karen Wray's "KW Collections" Gallery, The Gardens Hotel Jazz Sundays Libby York 1/20 & Megan Clay & Friends 1/27, United Way of the Fla. Keys, Aids Help CC, Fla. Health Monroe Co., FKCC, LKMC, Truman Little White House, Q-Magazine, Past Issue Links, & More. Thanks for Reading. Ed


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

Luis Sottil was in town visiting his New Gallery Representation in KW

Celebration of Life 38 X 38

Captivating Harmony (Naturalismo Original Series) 40 X 50

Heavenly Mystery 22 X 22

(Naturalismo Original Series) 14 X 14

(Naturalismo Original Series) 28 X 28

Movement is All of Us (Naturalismo Original Series) 


Our Visit to the TSKW (Studios of Key West) & Their 4 January Exhibitions
HOW TO TAKE THE WORDS FROM O, MIAMI (Sanger Gallery First Floor)
Every April since 2011, the O, Miami Poetry Festival has embraced the goal of each and every person in Greater Miami encountering a poem during the month of April. Working with artists and organizations of all kinds, they've painted poems on rooftops, made them into tattoos, golf-leafed them into urinals, flown them behind airplanes, and sewn them into clothing tags. How to take the words... is O' Miami's first-ever public retrospective, documenting the range and depth of their accomplishment with objects, photos, video and audio. Sponsored by Team Kaufelt


WRITERS IN THEIR YOUTH BY ANNIE DILLARD (Zabar Project Gallery 1st. Floor)
Sponsored by Archeo & Graces on Frances
Presenting portraits in oil of writers when they were young, before they were known for their work, Dillard hopes to show that they were just ordinary people. "My hope is that future young writers will not despair that they look ordinary. Almost everyone does. That's what ordinary means. Appearance has nothing to do with genius or talent or originality or anything else important. Appearance is misinformation."

We continue with the other 2 of 4 January TSKW Exhibitions Up Shortly

Naval Officer & Pilot of 30 Years Jim Scholl


SHADE & SHUTTER  1102 White Street 607-794-8006
Shade & Shutter is a New Gallery Featuring the Modern Functional Ceramics of Mark Klammer and the Soulful Photographs of Sarah Carleton in a Working Studio Environment in Key West.
The Jan. 28th Issue will have some photos of this New Gallery; Sarah's Photography is Brilliant and a ( MUST SEE) in Person.

Grand opening of new gallery Shade & Shutter
Sarah Sends Regards and tells us : "Shade Ceramics and Shutter Photography features locally crafted ceramics and photography in the White St. gallery district of Key West. Mark Klammer and Sarah Carleton are pleased to announce the grand opening of their new gallery Shade Ceramics and Shutter Photography on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 5:00-8:00 pm at 1102 White St. in Key West, Florida. The celebration will include libations and favors. All are welcome to attend. Shade & Shutter features the modern functional ceramics of Mark Klammer and the Key West photography of 
Sarah Carleton. The gallery includes a serene showroom as well as a working ceramics studio where Mark creates his pieces before your eyes. Mark started working in ceramics in the 1990s in Ithaca, NY. After meeting Sarah, he moved to Hammondsport, NY and started Mark Klammer Pottery. Mark became a Roycroft artisan and participated in many prestigious art shows throughout the Northeast, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show. He has also won several awards.
Sarah has loved and practiced photography for decades. Since retiring from the corporate world in 2014, she has focused on creating a body of work featuring the quiet beauty of Key West, especially the natural stillness within Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. The large-format photographs are printed on aluminum, giving them a depth and radiance, as well as a modern look. For more information, contact Sarah Carleton at 607-794-8006, or send an email to [email protected]."

The January 28th.Issue will also have a Photo Visit to the Salt Island Provision Gallery where the current Exhibition "The Feminine Magique : Women's Work" will just have another week hanging. We'll show you must of the Art.  The Reception for the February Exhibition is on Feb. 1 and Features Jill Caldwell.

Also in the January 28th Issue; Photo Feature of their Season Opening Exhibition at Stone Soup Gallery & Frame Shop.
WWW.STONESOUPGALLERY.COM 801 White St. 305-296-2080


Next Week in the Jan 28th Issue ; Photo Feature on The Women's March Last Saturday :  Unity -Equality & Justice 

Sean P Callahan

WWW.DOGTIREDSTUDIO.NET 1011 Whitehead St. 802-989-5910
Next Exhibition "First Friday" February 1 6-9PM Featuring Bruce Collins "Beautiful Creatures"
Sean sends regards and writes "Bruce Collins is our upcoming February featured Artist with his show "Beautiful Creatures" at Dog Tired Studio and Gallery, 1011 Whitehead and Julia) (802_989-5910. This will be his first show in Key West. It is a great opportunity to meet an incredible Artist and talk to him about his work.....Friday February 1st 6-9. Come celebrate with us and raise a glass to Bruce and his work."

Last week we had Part 1 of Our Photo Feature for the Palmer reception; here is Part 2. Click the Jan. 14 for Pics

Presents the Michael Palmer Exhibition Up. Next Reception / Exhibition Jan. 21 Jane Washburn & John Whitney; then Nyla Witmore Reception and Exhibition Feb. 4th.

Here are Two from Nyla Witmore
Morning Coffee in Collioure

More Michael Palmer at GingerBread Square Gallery Up Shortly
Monday Jan. 21 Reception for the Next Exhibition from Jane Washburn & John Whitney

Jane Washburn

John Whitney


PARADISE BIG BAND Presents Big Band Nostalgia Sun. 1/27 at TWT

A few more Pics of the Paradise Big Band by Ralph DePalma

Next Week in the Jan. 28th. Issue : One of Our Photo Features : The Reception & Opening of one of the 4 New 2019 KWAHS Exhibitions "The Key West Bahama Connection". Great Exhibition; Thanks Cori and Crew.
The "Key West GraveYard Junkanoos" Performed. Here is the FB Link to KWAHS and a Few Videos and More Pics from this Event. Also Much More from KWAHS in their weekly Sections in This Issue

Jeff Searle Presents his RainForest Collection During the Upcoming 25th Annual Key West Exotic Palm & Tropical Pant Sale

Sat. Feb 9th. 9:30A-5PM
Sun. Feb 10th. 9:30A - 3P
West Martello Tower  1100 Atlantic blvd. ( On Higgs Beach
Corner of Atlantic and White)
Contact Jeff Searle 954-658-4317
Searl Brothers Nursery Inc. & The RainForest Collection
6640 SW 172nd. Ave. Sw Ranches , Fl. 33331
Frank 'Pop" Searle

Jeff Searle Management and Master Gardener 
[email protected] 954-6584317
Larry Searle Management and Master Gardener
Candy Landscaping Designer and Master Gardener
20 Acres of Nursery

Next Week in Our Part 2 on the Searle Brothers Nursery and RainForest Collection; we'll show some photos of their Residential and Commercial Landscaping

Next week the January 28th. Issue will have a Photo Feature from The Books and Books Retail Store at TSKW from Author Caitlin Kunkel "New Erotica for Feminists. Interviewed by KW Reporter and Performer Gwen Filosa

Next Week The January 28th. Issue will have a Photo Feature on the New Exhibition from Kathy LeTarte "Antarctica" at The Key West Art Center
Kathy is Exactly in the Middle
We'll have about a Dozen of her Works from Antarctica (Oil)

(Formerly Called FAVOR)

Full Moon Kayak Excursions

Our most popular fundraising activity is back for 2019! Join us for a relaxing paddle along the mangrove shoreline of No Name Key. Watch the full moon rise as the sun sets. Proceeds benefit the local wildlife through the Florida Keys Wildlife Society. $25 donation includes kayak, gear and experienced guide. Please arrive about 1/2 hour early to ensure a prompt departure. Call/text Captain Bill 305-872-7474 to reserve your spot on the next excursion.  This Feature was edited due to Editing Interface Issues. Click Below for the Complete E-Mailer. 
Last One :Fri 1/18 4:30-6:30P, Next : Sun. 2/17 5-7p, M 3/18 6-8p, Wed. 4/17 6:30-8:30p, Thur. 5/16 6:30-8:30p, Fri. 6/14 6:30-8:30p


Nance Frank sends regards and gives us some of the line up for the 2019 Season : "The Saints" by Mike Marrero Feb. 9. "Journey to Paradise" by Peter Vey; Feb. 16.  A Special Presentation at Temple B'Nai Zion on 750 United St. 5:30-6pm...A Panel Discussion "Jewish Friends & Conchtown Neighbor" ; then 6:30-7:30p An Exhibition by Mario Sanchez.  Then Back at The Gallery on Greene from March 6-14 Exhibition by Mario Sanchez.  "Blue Vistas" bu Priscilla Coote Reception Feb. 23

Kathy Hooper at [email protected] 

International stars headline
Impromptu Classical Concerts' 2019 season

Regarded as one of Canada's most promising and exciting young artists, Timothy Chooi recently was the Bronze Medal Winner of the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, performed with Pinchas Zukerman and the National Arts Centre Orchestra, recorded his debut album, and was featured at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago. 

Timothy Chooi 1/27

Camerata Ensemble 2/17

Camerata RCO is a unique ensemble comprised of members of Amsterdam's renowned Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. These colleagues founded this independent group with the desire to explore smaller, more intimate, repertoire.  Tours have taken them to New York, Minsk, Tokyo, Seoul, Vienna, Rome and Madrid. Camerata RCO has recorded five well-regarded albums featuring music by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Corelli, and Mahler.

All Impromptu performances take place at 4 p.m., at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St.
Tickets cost $20 at the door, on the day of the show, with all students being admitted free of charge.  Season tickets are available, as are sponsorship opportunities.
For more information, and ticket orders, visit


The KWAHS (The Key West Art & Historical Society)  "OverSeas to the Keys : Henry Flagler's OverSeas Railway". Here is Part 2 of 2 from this Really Interesting Permanent Exhibition at their Custom House Museum.

More Flagler's Overseas Railway Up Shortly


Part 5 of 5 : Key West Art Center Member's Show
WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241
To Follow after these works ; is the some of the upcoming events at The Key West Art Center

"Key West Colorful Harbour" by Hugh Johnson  Oil

"The Shell Game" by Margo Ellis

Summer Garden by Jane Gilbert  Acrylic

"Egret" by Suzanne Holt  Mixed

"The Nude Sunbather" by Elizabeth DeVries  Wood

"Hemingway Pilar"  by Mally Weaver  WaterColor

"Banyan House" by AnnMarie Anderson

Currently going on a show from Kathy LeTarte "Antarctica", KW Craft Show Jan. 26-27 on Whitehead Street, 2/8 Members Meeting 3:30-4pm, 2/8 Live Painting Demo from Michelle Byrne 4-5p, KWAC Sketch Crawl 10a-noon & Every Tuesday 10-1pm Finding your Voice in WaterColor by Karen Beauprie. 2/15 Reception for Exhibition "Glow" by Joanne Sloan.


DUAL VISIONS BY LARRY BLACKBURN (Zabar Lobby Gallery 2nd. Floor) Sponsored Key West Butterfly Conservatory.
Photographer Larry Blackburn has created a body of collaborative works with the help of our local arts community. Artists such as Rick Worth and Pam Hobbs have layered their signature styles onto Blackburn's photographs, creating dual visions of Key West scenes.

GLIMPSES INTO PERSONAL SPACE by RHONDA BRISTOL (XOJ Gallery 3rd. Floor) Sponsored by Debra Butler Design Studio. Courtesy Collections KW.
Bristol began her career as a portrait painter before adding clay to her repertoire. These days, she thrives in the dichotomy of the two mediums, imparting elements of West African and Caribbean design.  This exhibition of works on canvas and in clay focus on The Grand Feminine and those experiences powerful enough she classifies as "soul captured moments."

More of The January TSKW Exhibitions Up Shortly


Curated by Alaen Ledesma Fernandez

The Arts Council of the Florida Keys is proud to announce the next show: "Visions of Cuba," an exhibition of contemporary Cuban art. An opening reception on Friday, February 1, from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the historic Gato Building, is open to the public. This collective exhibition represents the work of art of more than 50 outstanding Cuban artists who now live in cities around the world, many of which attended the ISA, Higher Instance of Art in Havana, and have participated in the Biennial of La Havana.
This presents a unique opportunity for both artists and attendees, in the sense that the Gato Building itself is full of Cuban heritage. José Martí made a historical presentation during his first visit to Key West in 1891, and the building was originally a Cuban cigar factory. "Visiones de Cuba" will present a variety of artists from the community, from students to professionals, and will promote the significant cultural connection between Cuba, Key West, The Gato and the Artists.
Join us to meet artists, enjoy the food sponsored by Eduardo's Table, the wine presented by Key West Food and Wine Festival and the Latin music presented by Mateo on guitar. Free parking available.  The exhibition is part of the Arts in Public Buildings program of the Council of the Arts, designed to offer an opportunity for artists to exhibit their work beyond a traditional gallery space and improve the environment of those who work and visit the Gato Building.
This exhibition was organized and curated by the cultural promoter and curator of Cuban art: Alaen Ledesma Fernández and sponsored in part by the Florida Keys Arts Council, the State of Florida: Division of Cultural Affairs, as well as other supporters . Additional support comes from donations from visitors to the show. For more information, call the Arts Council at 305-295-4369 or send an email to  [email protected]

"Confidence II" by Sandra Rodriguez and Emmanuel Diaz

WWW.KEYSARTS.COM  305-295-4369



Part 6 "Look Upwards to the Sky"  The Winter Member's Show Featuring 140 Works. As we do every Year. We present a Multi-Part / Week Feature on ALL 140 Works. So even when the Exhibition came
down on 12/27 ; you will be able to see ALL the Works (Through the Past Links I'll Provide in the Middle of this Issue). The Last Part is 7 & in the Jan. 28th. Issue...We'll have many Pics of the Artists in Front of their Work.

Up in the Air by Vivian Segel Acrylic on Canvas
Flash by Judith Zabar  Acrylic

Angels in New Orleans by Jeane LaRanch Photography on Metal

Windows Through the Day by Michael Irwin  SprayPaint & Acrylic on Board

For Annie by Sarah Carleton  Photo Printed on Aluminum

More "Look Upwards to the Sky" Part 6 Up Shortly


Aqua Idol is Back starting Tues. Jan 22  6pm at Aqua Nightclub 711 Duval St.  Grand Finale March 26



Sue Harrison was nice enough to start sending the magazine directly MANY of the Hundreds Events / Activities that the Women and Men of the MCSO and their Helpers are Involved In.

Next Week : More from Sheriff Ramsay and the MCSO Troops Involved with Great Community Activities Hundreds of times Each week.
Next Animal Farm Openings Sunday 1-3pm on  the 2nd & 4th. Sundays every month :
Sunday 1/27 


Final Part of This Feature Series
Part 9
 The Artists of Guild Hall Gallery 
614 Duval St. 305-296-6076
This entire Section of Part 9 is from 
Susan O'Neill

La Te Doodles

One Cat Leads to Another

Springtime on Southard

Blue Heaven
More of Part The Artists of Guild Hall Up Shortly

The Jan. 28st Issue will have the Photo Gallery from WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM ; It will Feature the Dec 31st "Weiner Wonderland"

Pino Dangelico
The Key West Art Gallery 601 Duval St. 305-292-9339. An Amazing and Diverse UpScale Group of Artists Includes Peter Max, Adam Scott Rote, Pino Dangelico, Bill Mack, Gary Welton, Klevenski, Alfredo Navarro, Alex Butirskiy and his Amazing International Urban Landscapes + So Many Additional Artists. 
The Jan 28st. Issue will have Art from Pino Dangelico ; which is their Featured Artist Tribute Events 1/18-24


5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857


We continue with Part 6 of the TSKW Members Show "Look Upwards to the Sky" 

Industrial Sky by Karen Beauprie  WaterColor with Cold Wax Finish

Moon Kiss by Kathy Sage Acrylic

L'homme Nu Daus La by Robert Olson MD Acrylic
Below Drs. David Johnson & Robert Olson; and Office Manager of Northside Medical Mark

More Up Shortly in Part 6 from the TSKW Winter's Members Show : "Look Upwards to the Sky"


Allison Rich,  Sr. Library Assistant, and Michael Nelson of the  Monroe County Public Library Informs us of this Important Presentation
700 Fleming Street,  Key West, FL  33040,  305-292-3595
Tablet and Smartphone Classes
The Key West Library at 700 Fleming St is offering smartphone and tablet classes for those new devices that you've just received.  Bring your questions and devices! Seating is limited so please call ahead to reserve your spot today, 305-292-3595.  Classes start at 10am.   
The Last 2 of the 4 Classes this Month Below  
Thursday January 24 th - Overview of Apple Devices.  Learn how to turn on the WiFi, surf the web, and other basics on your new Apple tablet or smartphone.  If you need help setting up your iTunes account, please come in before class for assistance.
Thursday January 31st - Overview of Android devices and Kindle Fire.  Learn how to turn on the WiFi, surf the web, and other basics on your new Android tablet or smartphone.  If you need help setting up your Play store account, please come in before class for assistance.   


JANUARY 22-29 WWW.IWFFA.COM E-Mail [email protected]
Every Year the One Non Football Related Event during the Entire IWFFA Week is "An Evening of Monologues"

An evening of Monologues  - Kelly McGillis, actress in movies: Top Gun, Witness, The Accused -  will critique and direct original monologues written by women around the world to prepare for a live performance in front of an audience on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.  The public is invited to join in the performances. Each monologue should not exceed two minutes and must be submitted to Kelly McGillis no later than January 10, 2019.


 305-296-0440  1102 Duval St.

 The Current Exhibition at Frangipani Gallery "Roaming the Streets of Key West" Featuring Gabrielle Wilson, David Scott Meier & Marc Hacker (Additional Info in their Weekly Section Further Down) 


Fran Decker Writes
A Special Show of William Welch Paintings at Frangipani Gallery Jan 25 + Other Events on Jan. 26 & 27

William Welch, one of Key West's iconic artists passed away in November.  His partner and family will be in Key West for a Celebration of Life at the Gardens Hotel on Jan 26 and the Crooks Second Line on January 27.  Frangipani Gallery will feature some of Bill's paintings with a special reception on Friday January 25, 5-7 PM.  Please join us for a toast to this wonderful friend and exceptional artist.

Key West and Nantucket artist William H. Welch lost his battle with multiple myeloma Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. He was 71. In a rich career spanning more than 35 years, Bill gained international renown for his evocative work drawing from an expressive passion for light and color in the impressionist tradition. Bill was born in Cleveland, Ohio, May 21, 1947. He received his bachelor's degree in graphic and fine arts from Ohio University in 1970, and graduate training at Philadelphia College of Art. A dynamic and devoted member of the Key West artist community, he received the Miriam B. Good award from the Anne Mckee Artist Fund in 2014. Bill also spent many years in France, where he honed his technique in Normandy, Brittany and Provence, and developed a strong following with regular shows in Arles and Giverny.  One of Bill's great joys was teaching art students all over the world, particularly in the technique of plein air: painting outdoors in natural light.

His work has been represented in numerous galleries in the U.S. and overseas, including his own William Welch Waterside Studio and Gallery on Easy Street on Nantucket and Frangipani Gallery in Key West.  He is survived by his loving partner, David Fronheiser; his sister, Sherrey Welch, of Venice, Fla.; five nieces and nephews, eight grandnieces and grandnephews; three stepnieces and stepnephews, and a stepgrandnephew. There will be a show of William Welch works at the Frangipani Gallery, 1102 A Duval Street on Friday, January 25 from 5 PM to 7 PM. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 26 at the Gardens Hotel.  Please call the Frangipani Gallery at 305-849-1581 for further information . In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: AH of Monroe County, Inc. (AIDS Help)                                                               
1434 Kennedy Drive, Key West FL 33040  305.296.6196 
Or  Anne McKee Artist Fund
PO Box 2094, Key West FL  33045
MORE MATERIAL ON "Roaming The Streets of Key West" Up Shortly

The First of 3 Sections for KWAHS in this Issue

Jan 24 at the Custom House 6-7pm  Carol Tedesco Presents "Coins Recovered from the Nuestra Senora de Atocha. Click this Facebook Link for additional Info.

Side-by-side images of Key West Bight (left) and Hope Town, Bahamas (right) from the 1880s reveal the unmistakable connection between each location.  Images courtesy of Monroe County Public Libraries.

2019 Tennessee Williams Poetry and Short-story Writing Contests call for poets and writers

2019 Tennessee Williams Poetry and Short-story Writing Contests call for poets and writers
Key West Art & Historical Society invites poets and writers to submit works for the 2019 Tennessee Williams Poetry and Short-story Writing Contests - components of the upcoming Key West Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration. Submission cost is $20.00; deadline is March 1. For complete details, guidelines, prize descriptions, and entry upload link visit For more information on these and other Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration events contact Society Event Coordinator Dani Holliday at [email protected] or 305-295-6616 extension 114. Sponsored in part by the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys and The Studios of Key West. (Photo Credit: Ida Woodward Barron Collection / Monroe County Public Library)

Including The Conch Revival Picnic Jan. 22


WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433
Further Down is our Extensive KWT Section


Part 9
 The Artists of Guild Hall Gallery 
614 Duval St. 305-296-6076

Antonio Rodriguez

We end our 9 week Photos Feature of  the Guild Hall Artists.   Here are some of the Guild Hall Artists we Featured :  Ann Irvine, Pam Hobbs, Lynne Fischer, CJ Groth, Antonio Rodriguez, Sonia Robinson, Mally Weaver, Thomas Avery, Chuck Hightower,Sue Ellen Crowley, Lawrence Halstead, David Hoot, Poochie Myers, Susan Sturtevant, ECG, Armida Averette, Eddie Pulido, Kathy Sage, Abigail White, Bob Slitzan, Teresa Willis, Jordan, Antonio, & Susan O'Neill.  Here are the Links to the Features  Dec 3 :
and Dec 10th. , Dec. 17th. , Dec 24 , Dec 31 :
 and Nov. 26th 

Of course ; they have Additional Artists that we missed in our Feature and of course the Art Work is Constantly Changing.  We will start up again with Additional Artists from Guild Hall in Weeks to Come.

Part 22 was Pushed back to Jan. 28 Due to Space Constraints Here are 21 Links to the Past 21 Weeks of this Really Popular Feature
"A Look Back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs" from Groovy History

Part 1 was in the Sept 3 Issue ; Here is the Link   
Part 2 (  ) was in the Sept 10 Issue . Part 3 was in the Sept 17 Issue
 Part 4 was in Sept. 24
Part 5 Oct. 1
Part 6 Oct 8th
Part 7 Oct. 15
Part 8 Oct. 22 Pt. 1  
Part 9 Oct. 22 Pt. 2
Part 10  OCT 29 2018 
Part 11 Nov. 5th
Part 12 Nov. 12  
Part 13 Nov. 19  NOV. 19, 2018
Part 14 Nov. 26  
Part 15 Dec. 3
Part 16 Dec. 10
  Part 17 Dec 17
Part 18 Dec 24
Part 19 Dec 31 
Part 20 Jan. 7 HTTPS://CONTA.CC2/FgKFaM , 
Pt. 21 1/14 

The Paradise Big Band of Key West on Sunday Jan. 27th. 8P at the Tennessee Williams Theater

The Paradise Big Band, the Florida Keys' only full-sized jazz orchestra, will give its first concert of the New Year on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 8 PM at the Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center. Tickets, at $25-$35, are available at or at the Tennessee Williams Theater box office, 305-296-1520 The band is directed by Joe Dallas, Jr. The program ranges over much of the history of the music, from Benny Goodman's 1937 classic, "I'm Coming, Virginia" to a pair of contemporary compositions by Larry Smith, the band's pianist. Larry's originals were arranged especially for this concert by the outstanding saxophonist Tim Mayer, making his appearance here for his annual winter visit from his position teaching jazz in Mexico. Since celebrating its twentieth anniversary last year, the band, always popular, has moved its concerts to the main auditorium of the Tennessee Williams theater to accommodate its growing fan base.
For more information contact: Caron Balkany at [email protected] 305 849-1073
A few more Pics of the Paradise Big Band by Ralph DePalma


Coffee Mill Dance Studio 
CoffeeMill Dance Studio expands class offerings for adults and children: Registration now open. 
CoffeeMill Dance Studio, Key West's premier instructional dance studio for over 35 years, kicks off their Winter/Spring season with a new, expanded class schedule of professional and recreational children's and adult dance and fitness classes at their two state-of-the-art studios-'By the Bay' at 3340 North Roosevelt Blvd. #2 and 'The Annex' at 804 White Street, their new location that offers two dance spaces. 
"We are  accepting new students and have welcoming, no stress, new, drop-in classes available for everyone of all ages, levels, and abilities," says CoffeeMill Director Penny Leto. 
A cultural haven in the dance community, the Coffee Mill offers professional dance and fitness instruction to all ages and skill levels with a wide array of weekly class offerings: Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Tap, Lyrical, HipHop, Towards Ballet and Hippity Hop for our tiniest dancers, Musical Theatre, Bellydance, African Dance, Capoeira, Yoga, Zumba®, Tai Chi/Qi Gong, Yoga, Jazzercise®, Lambada, Latin Dance, Essentrics, Gymnastics, and new Aerial Yoga classes with Monica Matroci and Pole Fitness classes with Joseph Goodman. They are home to Young Dance Collective (YDC), CoffeeMill's newly-formed non-profit dance company comprised of student dancers ages 8-17 that have already garnered numerous awards at NUVO Dance Competition in Orlando. And CoffeeMill instructors also offer private lessons, dance workshops, choreography services, performance opportunities, and wedding dance instruction.

"The CoffeeMill Dance Studio has been teaching all styles of dance to Key Westers and visitors since 1983 and strives to provide a fun and encouraging learning environment through quality instruction and a varied class schedule," says Leto. "Whether you've been dancing for years, are just starting out, are looking to get back into it, or are just looking for a fun alternative to your normal workout routine, there is a class for you."
Register now or drop in for a class to explore or continue the development of dance in you or your child's world with  experienced teachers in a nurturing, supportive, and professional dance studio.  For more information, call the CoffeeMill Dance Studio at 305-296-9982,  email [email protected] ,  or visit WWW.COFFEEMILL.COM   for a full schedule.  

Jan. 23 - Feb. 2
WWW.THEATREXP.ORG 302-540-6102 
Starring Bob Bowersox and Melody G. Moore

Presented by TheatreXP and The Studios, Starring Bob Bowersox and Melody G. Moore. Written by Halley Feiffer / Directed by Carole McCartee. WED-SUN JAN 23-27, 8PM SHOW & WED-SAT JAN 30-FEB 2, 8PM SHOW
$60 Preferred Seating, $44, $35 mbrs. TUE JAN 22 - Special Preview Night (only $25!)
WED JAN 23 - 
Reception to follow opening night. FRI JAN 25 - Talk Back with cast and director

Part 2 Michael Palmer Reception and Exhibition
Next Reception / Exhibition Jan. 21 Jane Washburn & John Whitney; then Nyla Witmore Reception and Exhibition Feb. 4th.

The Michael Palmer Exhibition will be Up All Month and then on 1/21 Jane Washburn & John Whitney ; Then Feb. 4th. the Nyla Witmore Reception and the start of her February Exhibition
Rising  up with the dawn roosters, the stalwart CRZBs Consort instrumental trio will appear at Blue Heaven restaurant on Wednesday morn, January 30th, from 10 am.  Playing mellow Brazilian &  jazz standards, along with some originals, and groove fusion tunes will be Geoff Lowe on bass, Chris Burchard on guitar, & skippo on drums. Sip a mimosa, or Bloody Mary,  whilst dining on pancakes & eggs, with some very classy environmental music from the CRZBs Consort Trio,  at the one & only Blue Heaven in the morning of the 30th.  Call 296-8666 for more info.

Part 2 "Overseas to the Keys : Henry Flagler's Overseas Railway"

More "OverSeas to the Keys : Henry Flagler's Railway" Up Shortly

4th Annual Key West Food Truck Festival to Serve up Food and Fun at Fort East Martello 
(L) On Saturday, February 9 from 12pm-7pm, Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes the 4
thAnnual Key West Food Truck Festival, an event that will transform the Fort East Martello parade grounds into a family-friendly musical feast with the tasty delights of Key West's top-notch food trucks and the grooving tunes of local and international acts. 
Key West Food Truck Fest founder and co-producer Clint Steckly will park his ever-tasty Triano's Taco food truck on site along with Irie Island Eats, Flamingo Street, The Raw Machine, Jimmy Sno Concessions, The Pincho Barge, Tarpon River Brewing, Great Events Catering, Key West Glass Works, and more. Performers Fish Out of Water, The Copper Tones, J Sneez and Bahama Village Music Program will serve up their own individual flavors of musical beats throughout the day. Fun for the whole family, complete with a kid's zone, a cash bar, and (limited) free parking.  Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as seating is limited. Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome, too.  
$5 at the door or advanced ticket purchase at KWAHS.ORG; proceeds benefit Key West Art & Historical Society and local charities. Kids under 12 are free. For more information, contact Dani Holliday at 305-295-6616 x 114.  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island. 

Bahamian culture celebrated Tuesday, January 22 at Conch Revival Picnic at Key West Lighthouse
(R) Key West Art & Historical Society, Isle Cook Key West, and Great Events have teamed up to present the latest in an ongoing series of popular picnic-style heritage dinners prepared by acclaimed chefs Martha Hubbard and Dave Furman. This year's Conch Revival Picnic, taking place on Tuesday, January 22 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm on the grounds of the Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters, 938 Whitehead Street, celebrates the island's Bahamian culture and complements the Society's new Custom House exhibit, "The Key West/Bahamas Connection."   
This year's feast starts off with conch ceviche and black-eyed pea fritters followed by the main course of  whole baked local fish, roasted pig, Key West shrimp and grits, short rib picadillo, Louie's Backyard conch chowder, black beans and rice, plantains, and Key lime squares for dessert. As always, there will be a full cash bar and fun activities for all ages. The evening's epicurean highlight is Bahamian picadillo, featuring raisins, olives, allspice, nutmeg, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and chili- spices that reflect the Bahamian style of cooking.
"Picadillo is a culturally amazing dish," says Hubbard. "It can be Bahamian, Spanish, Cuban, and Caribbean, and really tells the story of migration in and out of Key West. Together, the ingredients reveal the origin of the recipe."  
Inspired by The Society's board member, the late Dianne Zolotow, the Conch Revival Picnic tradition was launched in 2016 to increase awareness of Key West/Conch culture by preserving and promoting historic recipes created and consumed by Conch families for generations, but which have, over time, been disappearing from memory and tables. Some of the recipes presented are inspired by the postwar Key West Woman's Club Cookbook edited by original Conch and first Florida Keys woman mayor Wilhelmina Harvey, as well as recipes from other books located in the Key West Public Library collection.  
"Key West Art & Historical Society is honored to celebrate our local Bahamian community in this year's picnic," says Society Executive Director Michael Gieda. "It's a great opportunity for all of the island's heritages to come together and share a meal that highlights some of their delicious culinary traditions." 
Visit KWAHS.ORG to purchase your ticket-$45 for Society Members and $55 for non-members. Kids under 12 admitted free.  For more information, contact  Society Event Coordinator Dani Holliday at 305-295-6616 extension 114.  Sponsored by the  Helmerich Trust, Isle Cook Key West, and Great Events .  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island. 

 5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857
M-F 10a-6p, Sat. 10a-2pm, Sunday Closed 

Collected Stories by Donald Margulies, 
KW Woman's Club, 
Jan 22-Feb 2 at 7pm.
Lee Roy Reams : 1 Night Only Tropic Cinema March 12. Air Heart On Stage TWT April 9-11 7pm


Save the Date for 2019 Anne McKee Fine Art Auction
The 2019 Anne McKee Annual Fine Art Auction will occur on Wednesday, February 13th.  The auction will take place for the third year at The Studios of Key West.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the auction will begin at 7:00 p.m.  Light hors d'oeuvres, Champagne and desserts will be included in the $25 ticket price and there will also be a cash bar.  VIP seating is available for $50.  The auction preview will be from February 7th - 13th at The Studios of Key West.  The highlight of this year's auction will be an original Sal Salinero painting valued at nearly $10.000.       
The McKee art auction raises money for project-based grants to Keys visual, literary and performing artists.    Founded by longtime Key West resident and philanthropist, Anne McKee, the non-profit fund has awarded more than $265,000 since 1994.  Tickets are now available at .


We Continue with the 
2018 Annual Member's Exhibition "Look Upwards to the Sky"
 WWW.TSKW.ORG 305-296-0458 533 Eaton St.

One Day Fat Bob Had a Dream by Olga Manosalvas Acrylic

Venus Gazing by Eric Anfinson  Oil on Linen Board

Find the Way by Hazel Griffiths Mixed Media

Cloud Dancers by Suzan D'Antonio Encaustic Monotype

Mangrove Marina by Fran Decker  Acrylic on Canvas

Part 7 "Look Upward to the Sky" TSKW Member's Show in the Jan. 28st. Issue. We'll have many photos of the Artists in Front of their Works.


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

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WWW.KEYWEST.GARDEN 5210 College Rd. 305-296-1504

Local Artist works on Sculpture for the Tom Majors Wood Art Invitational
The Key West Tropical Forest is partnering with The Studios of Key West which is hosting the "Tom Majors Wood Art Invitational". This is a month-long, island-wide celebration that will be held in March, 2019.  It will showcase the creative potential of wood, and by extension, a statement of faith that the intersection of humankind and nature needn't be disastrous, but can result in objects and experiences filled with beauty and meaning. The Studios of Key West, in addition to serving as the hub for the invitational, will host "With the Grain", an exhibition of contemporary wood artists from across the country.


WWW.TROPICCINEMA.COM 416 Eaton St. 305-396-4944


Marathon Garden Club Jamboree and Rummage Sale, January 26th
Saturday, January 26th, the Marathon Garden Club, 5270 Overseas Highway, MM50, Gulf (across from Publix), will hold their annual January Jamboree from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. Huge rummage sale, plus over 20 vendors selling plants and orchids, jewelry, pottery and other unique art works. Here is your chance to buy plants grown in the Keys that are specifically geared to our climate and soil conditions. Call 305-743-4971 for more information, or visit


This Link will take you to the Shark Zen

Introducing Shark Zen!

Reef Relief is excited to introduce our new friends at  Shark  ZenAny purchases made through the following link give Reef Relief 20% of the sale.
Shark Zen helps those that love the ocean style their lives with ocean wildlife. Check out Shark Zen's premium ocean wildlife t-shirts, UV protective performance shirts, art prints, and more.
Here is the Link to the Shark Zen Site



Next February 10

Lois Songer sends regards and reminds us that their Two Large Outdoor Events are coming up Early Next Year with more details to follow soon : They are The Annual "Crafts Show" January 26 + 27 and The Annual "Old Island Days Art Festival February 23 + 24. Stay Tuned

We continue with the Visit from Luis Sottil

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

(Naturalismo Original Series) 14 X 14

Heavenly Zebra Manes Made of Flowers (Naturalismo Original Series) 60 X 40

Zebra Couple (Naturalismo Original Series) 32 X 32

Human Triumph (Naturalismo Original Series) 44 X 44

Adam Scott Rote was back in town a few weeks ago ; and we had in the last few Issues lots of his Art .  The Last Two weeks we Featured Art from Gary Welton and Bill Mack's Recent Visits, and we'll Feature Art from New Gallery Addition Luis Sottil.  In the Middle of Every Issue are Past Blast Links; Click the last 6 or so ; for their works..
. To see a sampling of Adam Scott Rote, Luis Sottil, Gary Welton & Bill Mack  Projects & New Paintings visit The Key West Gallery; and view them anytime at home  WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM  

Here is the Link to the Adam Scott Rote Page and then below that ;some of the Art that is Available through The Key West Gallery

Just a Few of the Upcoming Schedule of Events

PINO Tribute Event
January 18-24, 2019
at Key West Gallery

Meet Adam Scott Rote
January 25-27, 2019 
Meet the Artist 11am-2pm and 7-10pm Daily. 
Adam Rote will paint live in the gallery and unveil his newest series.
RSVP today 305- 292-9339 or [email protected]
at Key West Gallery

Peter Max Artwork Show
February 1- 1 0, 2019
A newly-curated collection of Peter Max's exquisite paintings will be on display & available for acquisition in a presentation at Key West Gallery.
RSVP today 305- 292-9339 or [email protected] 
at Key West Gallery

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  WWW.MARCHOUSE.ORG Plaint Store 1401 Seminary St. 9a-7p
305-296-9556.. They have an amazing wide variety of Plants and Trees.


WWW.KEYWESTGARDENCLUB.COM  1100 Atlantic Blvd. 305-294-3210 


City of Key West Preserve Island Life

Here is also the LINK for their events

Key West Literary Seminar History Walking Tours
Tours begin at the 
Key West Public Library, 700 Fleming Street  (between Elizabeth and William streets), and last approximately 90 minutes. Cost is $30 per person. (Discounted rates available for current teachers, librarians, and students with valid ID.) Click Link for Additional Info :


 From the Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.KWBGONLINE.ORG 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603. 
Next Mixer Wed. Feb.13 Viva Salon 5:30-7pm
Next Luncheon Feb 14th. at Marriott Beachside 3841 N. Roos. Blvd.

"KEY WEST DEALS & DISCOUNTS" An Envelope that is put directly in the hands of Visitors to the Gay Key West Visitors Ctr. & Other Locations.  


"Photos of the Week" by Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow

(Below-L)Organist Chaz Bowers is welcomed to the Impromptu January Concert at St. Pauls Church by Impromptu President George Korn. Photo by Pete Arnow.
(Below-R) Bryan Green and Carol Schreck meet up a the January Key West Business Guild Mixer held at the Curry Mansion. Photo by Pete Arnow.

(Above - L) Raquel Crummitt and Jessica Long catch up with each other at the Curry Mansion. Photo by Pete Arnow.

(Above- R) Impromptu Concert's Jamie Olwell and Sophie McGee great attendees to the opening season concert, a performance on the newly renovated St. Paul Church organ by organist Chaz Bowers. Photo by Pete Arnow.




Zazoo Fine Art & Photo Gallery Welcomes Allison Lefcort
James and Jason Tell us "We have just received 5 beautiful originals by artist Allison Lefcort".

" My art has been greatly influenced by the boldness of Andy Warhol and simplicity of Keith Harring. That boldness and simplicity are the keys to unlocking the imagery. The vibrant colors of the background set the tone, as the shapes and shadows bring the portrayal to life . "

" Sexy Marilyn "  
Original Acrylic on Canvas.  Measures a pprox. 30 " x 30 " gallery wrapped.
Hand signed by the artist, Allison Lefcort Gallery Price $6270.
" Audrey Hepburn "  
Original Mixed Medium on Canvas.  Measures approx. 24 " x 36 " gallery wrapped.
Hand signed by the artist, Allison Lefcort Gallery Price $2758.

" Toughguy Bogart "  
Original Acrylic on Canvas.  Measures a pprox. 24 " x 24 " gallery wrapped.
Hand signed by the artist, Allison Lefcort Gallery Price $4350
" Elvis "  

Original Acrylic on Canvas.  Measures a pprox. 24 " x 24 " gallery wrapped.
Hand signed by the artist, Allison Lefcort Gallery Price $4350.
" Lennon "  
Original Mixed Medium on Canvas.  Measures a pprox. 20 " x 20 " gallery wrapped.
Hand signed by the artist, Allison Lefcort Gallery Price $1495.
© Allison Lefcort. ALL Images Used in this Magazine

You must stop by the Gallery to see First Hand Allison's Work. Also Next  we'll have more Iconic Warner Brothers Cartoon Offerings.


Part 2 of our Visit to TSKW
HOW TO TAKE THE WORDS FROM O, MIAMI (Sanger Gallery First Floor)

 "Writers in their Youth" by Annie Dillard Zabor Project Gallery


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Here is our NEW Section for the KWAHS Featuring Current & Future Exhibitions.  Our other KWAHS Section is still in place and will Feature in Detail Upcoming Events and that is further down. Of course for Greater Details go to their Website & Facebook Sites.
Here is the LINK to their Exhibition Pages
(Below unless noted at Custom House)

Overseas to the Keys : Flagler's Overseas Railroad Permanent Exhibition
Tennessee Williams Playwright & Painter Perm. Exhib. Inner Vecchie Gallery
Stanley Papio Junkyard Dog. Perm Exhib. Fort East Martello
The Ghosts of East Martello Perm. Exhib. Fort East Martello
Life of the Lighthouse Keepers Perm. Exhib. KW Lighthouse
Depicting Hemingway : Guy Harvey Sketches "The Old Man & the Sea" Perm. Exhibition
Arts & Puns : The Whimsey of Ferron Bell Custom House 12/7-2/10/19

 The 4 New Exhibitions at The Custom House during the First Half of 2019 Featured in the Other KWAHS SECTIONs in this Issue ( A Few Features Down & Above); along with Info. on The Conch Revival Picnic and Other Events and Exhibitions


The "Look Upwards to the Sky" members Exhibition Just came down. YOU CAN  GO BACK TO THE COMPLETE SERIES OF OUR ON-LINE COMPANION PIECE TO THEIR EXHIBITION TO SEE ALL THE WORK (Shortly Below is the Section to go Back to Past Blasts : Go Back 5 Issues to see the First 5 Features on "Look Upwards, To The Sky". THIS ISSUE HAS PART 6

To Read additional Material on the January Exhibitions Click this Link


Just 4 of the Many Events at TSKW  : Top L to Bottom R : Susan Werner in Concert  8P as part of the Blue Heaven Concert Series 2/8 , Havana Biennial Art Tour  4/26-4/30, "Dismantling Racism / Yoga & Social Justice 2/9 10a-5p, "Arts & Eats" Cuban Modern 2/24 6:30-10pm

Just a few of the many January & February  Classes .  Click this FB Link Below for Additional Material

Top L -Bottom R : Diving into the Wreck : Writing About Difficult Subjects with Janice Gary Sat 1/26 1-5p.  Sunday Morning Prose with Rosalind Brackenbury Sundays 1/27 -2/3&10. Home Place as Heart Space by Fiona Morehouse AIR Mon. 1/28 12-3pm.  Intro to Handmade Gemstone Jewelry by Abigail Houff Tues. 1/29 6-9p

The January 28st. Issue will have Part 7 (Final Part) of the TSKW Winter Member's Show "Look Upwards to the Sky" which has been over for 3 weeks now but Of Course since this Exhibition always takes up all floors ; I believe there was about 130 works of Art & The Blast Every Year Feature All the Artists. 

Emily Berg  [email protected] 305-320-0208


Meet & Greet and Book signing.  Debra Butler -  Some Like it Hot.  Tuesday, January 29th.  6:00pm - 7:30pm.  305-320-0208. This book also features other Internationally Known Decorators. (Left) with Key West Commissioner Mary Lou Hoover and Artist Lucy Paige

Literary Reading and Book signing
Andrew Furman - Goldens Are Here 
Emily Berg - [email protected]
Books & Books @ the Studios of Key West - 533 Eaton St, Key West 33040
Wednesday, February 6th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Andrew Furman will read from his book Golden's Are Here, inspired by true events surrounding an historic Florida citrus season and the civil rights struggle in the 1960s. This historical novel views the nationwide changes of the time through the prism of one family's negotiations with the land, their neighbors, and each other. Book signing to follow.

Literary Reading and Book signing
Michelle Johnson - Skill in Action
Emily Berg - [email protected]
Books & Books @ the Studios of Key West - 533 Eaton St, Key West 33040
Friday, February 8th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Michelle C. Johnson, author of Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just world will read from her book exploring the intersection of justice and the principles of yoga. Q&A and book signing to follow.


Karen Wray
Gallery Curator
Collections Key West
6810 Front St, Key West, FL


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

More "Overseas to the Keys : Henry Flagler's Overseas Railway"

Last Week in the Jan. 14 Issue was Part 1 of this Feature with about 36 Additional Photos ; here is the Link to that Issue 



Click WOMANKIND Link for the Latest Edition of their very Informative E-Newsletter / Blog


Just a few of the Hundreds of Articles that the Blue Paper Has : KW Literary Seminar announces New Free Seminars to the Public 1/13-16 (Above Geraldine Brooks), MCSO Seeks Help Identifying Suspect, Int. Stars Headlines the 2019 Impromptu Classical Concerts of KW (Above Lomazov / Rackers Piano Duo), Historic KW Cemetery Stroll 1/26 (Above KW Commissioner Clayton Lopez), Writers Invited to Enter Works in TW Poetry & Short Story Contests, Campers Arrested with a Pound of Marijuana, LSD. & Ecstacy +  Unity of the Keys Enlightenment Series, Southernmost Fatherhood Initiative Program, Medieval Camp Workshop for Kids, International Stars Headline "Impromptu Classical Concert" Series, Writers Invited to Enter Works in Tennessee Williams Poetry & Short Story Contests, Reef Relief to City "Vote Yes to BAN Chemical Sun Screen",   Cumberland Key Doctor Honored for Charity Work, KW Police Chief Brandenburg Takes Oath of Office, Fla. Keys National Wildlife Refuges Photo Club Meeting 12/12, 119th. Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count at National Key Deer Refuge, Cruise Ship Crashes into Mallory Square Dock (Video), & 28th Annual Schooner Wharf Bar Lighted Boat Parade Set to Dazzle. 


Sunday, January 20 Jazz In The Gardens!  Terry White & Friends, 5-7:30 pm
Wednesday, January 23, Megan Clay, 5-7pm
Thursday, January 24, Jimmy Olson, 5-7pm
Friday, January 25, Michael Robinson, 5-7pm
Saturday, January 26, James King, III, 5-7pm
Sunday, January 27 , Jazz In The Gardens! Megan Clay & Friends, 5-7:30 pm

Here are a few photos from the 5 Piece Ensemble that played Last Week Featuring The band members are, L to R, Mark Rose, saxophones & flute; Peter Diamond Ilacqua, vocals & percussion; Tim McAlpine, guitar; Hal Howland, drums; and Bubba Lownotes 
 (Robert Barton), bass.


The January Exhibition "The Feminine Magique :Women's Work" Group Show. The January 28 Issue will have some of the Paintings from this Exhibition. Next Exhibition Jill Caldwell with Reception Feb 1

We continue with our Visit to the TSKW for their January Exhibitions

GLIMPSES INTO PERSONAL SPACE by RHONDA BRISTOL (XOJ Gallery 3rd. Floor) Sponsored by Debra Butler Design Studio. Courtesy Collections KW.


 305-745-2729 24244 OverSeas Hwy. Summerland Key 

 Link for Complete E-Mailer on the Coral

(L) "Listening to Women: Changing Future Lecture for Feature Mote Scientist" Dr. Kevan Main
Senior Scientist & Program Mgr. for Marine & Freshwater Aquaculture Research

Above are just a Few Features from one of the First Extensive E-Mails from MOTE (Link also Above). Just a few Buzz Words from the E-Mail : Shellabrations, Festivals, Mixers, Tea for Sea, Lecture Series, Educational Programs, Spring Camp, Shark Pups & Grown Ups, Sea Snoozes, Endless Oceans & Of course the Two Features Mentioned in Our Lead Tease Photos.

Mote Marine Laboratory opens new exhibit at Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is excited to announce the opening of a new offsite exhibit,  Coral Reef Exploration, at the Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada. This permanent exhibit features three aquariums, interpretative displays and interactive kiosks, focusing on providing both a beautiful and educational view of the unique coral reef ecosystem of the Florida Keys and the challenges it faces.

On Nov. 30, Mote Marine Laboratory and the Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation, which operates the Discovery Center, hosted an unveiling of the new exhibit to the delight of invited guests. On Dec. 1, the exhibit opened to the public.
CLICK GREEN LINK for the Complete E-Mailer they sent out and the rest of this Feature.


2018 Art Garden
WWW.KEYWEST.GARDEN 5210 College Rd. 305-296-1504
So Much Fun going ALL over their Gardens Looking for the Sculptures; They also provide a Map.  "

WWW.KEYSUNITEDWAY.ORG 305-735-1929  6631 Maloney Ave. #F


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


 5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857
M-F 10a-6p, Sat. 10a-2pm, Sunday Closed 
Go to their Website and Facebook to see what animals are available for adoption. 


The Key West Wildlife Center 1801 White St. 
305-292-1008 (also their Wildlife Rescue #)

Suzie dePOO

WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241

Currently going on a show from Kathy LeTarte "Antarctica", KW Craft Show Jan. 26-27 on Whitehead Street, 2/8 Members Meeting 3:30-4pm, 2/8 Live Painting Demo from Michelle Byrne 4-5p, KWAC Sketch Crawl 10a-noon & Every Tuesday 10-1pm Finding your Voice in WaterColor by Karen Beauprie. 2/15 Reception for Exhibition "Glow" by Joanne Sloan.


1401 Seminary Street for Amazing Plants, Flowers, & Tree Stock at Great Prices.


WWW.TWKW.ORG 513 Truman Ave, 
NEW NUMBER 305-204-4527
Dennis Beaver Founder & Curator [email protected]

New Education Director Kristy Callaway


 Click the Jan. 14th. Issue to see some of the Art we Featured from The Guild Hall last week (Part 8). 

Here are the Links for the 2017/ 2018 Guild Hall Season and Many Photos of their Artists Work
Go to the April 16 Link for Part 1 :
April 23 Part 2  April 30 Part 3 
Pt 5 May 14  and Pt 6 The May 21st. Issue


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




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


(Formerly Called FAVOR)


Frangipani Gallery rings in the new year with new work from David Scott Meier, Gabrielle Wilson and Marc Hacker.  Artists reception was Friday January 4, 6-8 PM as part of the Upper Duval First Friday Art Stroll.  She show will remain up through January.

Roaming the streets of Key West is endlessly entertaining.  The architecture, the decor, the characters all blend together to make Key West what it is.  Every corner has a story unfolding, every porch a vignette, providing never ending subjects for artists.  In addition to the human characters which are so often reflected in the facades of their homes, there are the critters.  Cats are hanging at Hemingway's and on less famous stoops and their friends the roosters have the run of the city.  For those who venture offshore, there is a myriad of sealife dancing beneath the surface.  Gabrielle Wilson's paintings are part realistic and part whimsy and are a reflection of Key West's celebration of life and all its colors. David Scott Meier explores pattern and abstraction in his new collection of paintings.  Persistent themes of tropical flora and stylized avian inhabitants occupy the new oil paintings. Marc Hacker is interested in elegance in form.  His new ceramics explore the purity of simple shapes in stoneware and raku.

Paintings Below : Let's Roll  by Gabrielle Wilson           
            Dog Star by David Scott Meier
            Raku Vessel by Marc Hacker


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 

[email protected] 305-440-059



Harrison Gallery
WWW.HARRISON-GALLERY.COM 825 White St. 305-294-0609   The Season Finale Exhibition "Springtime in Key West"


Nov. 19th. NOV. 19, 2018
Nov. 12th. 
 PT. 1 OCT 22, 2018 
 PT. 2 OCT 22, 2018
September 24 :
September 17 :
To see ALL the Issue Links from Jan 1 2018 to May 28, 2018 Go to the Sept 17th Link.
September 10
First Issue of the 2018 / 2019 Season Sept 3


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 [email protected]. 


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

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


305-296-6196 1434 Kennedy Dr.


 1100 Simonton St.#3


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


Here are the Links to just a few of their hundreds of Photo Galleries
The January 28st. Issue Should have a few of their Galleries



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


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




Neil Chamberlain and Staff Send Greetings

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



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


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

They have Seating indoors and out on their Patio


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

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


WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433
   Nov. 28th. : Kingston Trio Legacy Tour, Dec 7th. : Paula Poundstone, Dec, 16th. A John Waters Christmas, 2/2/2019 : Beginnings A Tribute to the Music of Chicago.

Jefferson Starship

Hot Tuna 1/22

Craig Robinson & The Nasty Delicious 1/24

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


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

2/2 A Tribute to Chicago

1/31 David Bromberg

  For More Info WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 305-985-0433



Their Monthly E-Mailer & Feature on their website "Keys Traveler" has a Tremendous Amount of Information.
"Keys Traveler" E-Newsletter Link ; Here is the Complete January 2019 Issue Link

Click This Month's TDC Featured Video "Experience Adventures Found ONLY in the Keys

Key West Top Ranked Half Marathon January 20

KW & Loser Keys Four Foodie Events in January

Arts & Culture


Diving and Fishing





WWW.REDBARNTHEATRE.COM  305-296-9911 319 Duval Street

Short Attention Span Theatre 1/15-2/9, Tenderly The Rosemary Clooney Musical 2/19-3/16, Meteor Shower 3/23-4/20
Presented by TheatreXP and The Studios. Starring Bob Bowersox and Melody G. Moore. Written by Halley Feiffer / Directed by Carole McCartee. WED-SUN JAN 23-27, 8PM SHOW & WED-SAT JAN 30-FEB 2, 8PM SHOW. $60 Preferred Seating, $44, $35 mbrs. TUE JAN 22 - Special Preview Night (only $25!). WED JAN 23 - Reception to follow opening night. FRI JAN 25 - Talk Back with cast and director


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


 Click LINK1 For more details


"Hampton's Art & Culture" Featuring Greater Information from Below Venues..Of course ; click any of the Links and you'll be at their sites.

GUILD HALL 158 Main St. East Hampton, NY 11937 631-324-0806 WWW.GUILDHALL.ORG
SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER 25 Jobs Ln Southampton, NY, 11968 631-283-0967

PARRISH ART MUSEUM 279 Montauk Hwy. Water Mill, NY, 11976
37A Main Street  East Hampton NY 631-329-4516.  

 Photo & Art Galleries from Lucille Khornak

New Numbers and E-Mail 
Art Gallery : 888-858-1827 [email protected] 
Photographic Studios : 212-593-0933  [email protected]


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Key West Art & Historical Society's Parent & Me Fort Adventures for children happens every Tuesday and Thursday through May 2019 
Key West Art & Historical Society's popular Parent & Me Fort Adventures education program for children 0-5 and their parents have resumed at Fort East Martello, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, and will take place from 10:00AM to 11:30AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May.
Key West Art & Historical Society Hosts Weekly Drawing Sessions with Annamarie Giordano at Fort East Martello Museum

Select your medium of choice and join acclaimed artist Annamarie Giordano, pictured right, in Life Drawing sessions on Tuesdays at Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. Her three-hour workshops are held in the Museum's "White Room," a place where folk artist Mario Sanchez once created art, accessed through the parade grounds behind the Fort. Classes feature nude models in short and long poses and are open to all levels; sessions are $25 for members and $30 for non-members, paid in class. For more information, contact Director of Education Adele Williams at 305-295-6616 x 115. Some materials will be available on site for purchase if needed.

Save the date: Bahamian culture celebrated in this year's January 22 Conch Revival Picnic at  Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters
The Key West Art & Historical Society and Isle Cook Key West have teamed up to present a picnic-style Bahamian heritage dinner prepared by acclaimed chefs Martha Hubbard and Dave Furman on Wednesday, January 22 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm on the grounds of the Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters. This year's Conch Revival Picnic celebrates the island's Bahamian culture and complements the Society's "The Bahamas/Key West Connection" exhibit at the Custom House Museum opening Friday, January 18.   

  Key West Art & Historical Society invites public to embark on a virtual journey aboard Flagler's Overseas Railway 
A year after Key West Art & Historical Society unveiled a newly renovated "Overseas to the Keys: Henry Flagler's Overseas Railway" permanent exhibit at the Custom House Museum, its virtual counterpart is now available to researchers, students, historians, history buffs, and Flagler fans all over the world.  The Society's new online exhibit, "Henry Flagler's Overseas Railway Timeline," is a multi-media experience created by Annette Liggett, Brewster Chamberlin, and Society Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D. that details the construction process of the engineering feat that joined mainland Florida to Key West in 1912. Visit to explore the "Eight Wonder of the World," and check back for additional related online features and downloadable curriculum that will be launched over the coming six months. Supported by a grant from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.  Your Museums. Your Community. It Takes an Island. (Image Courtesy KWAHS)


Key West Art & Historical Society presents "Art & Puns: The Whimsy of Ferron Bell" exhibit at Custom House Museum

Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates the legacy of one of the island's most clever visual artists with "Art & Puns: The Whimsy of Ferron Bell" in the Bumpus Gallery of the Custom House Museum located at 281 Front Street.  The exhibit runs through February 10, 2019.  The exhibit spotlights the quirky late artist's trademark visual wit and whimsy, featuring  work from private Key West collectors, personal photographs, and newspaper clippings about the unique personality  widely known for his  off-the-wall and humorous creations.  
A self-taught artist,  Thomas Ferron Bell began his career at the age of 16 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, moved to Fire Island Pines, New York when he was 21, later splitting his time and talents between there and Key West, Florida. Bell worked full time as an artist, cultivating his audience and frequently bartering and donating his work to fundraisers in the Key West community.

The Four Upcoming Exhibitions at the KWAHS Custom House

Jan. 18th. "Key West Connection" 6-7:30P

Coastal Trade : Bounty-Booty & Boats of the Gulf and Glades from Naples to Key West 2/22-4/30 at Bumpus Gallery

You Don't Know Dick (Matson) : 4/19-7/7 Bryan Gallery

Wish You Were Here : Postcards from Paradise 5/10-8/11 Bumpus Gallery



by Alyson Crean
Photos by Alyson Crean
These sponsorships are a rare opportunity to be hired by the Key West Police Department and earn a salary while working toward becoming a sworn officer. In addition, these academy recruits will not have to worry about tuition, uniforms, fees, books or supplies; they are all paid for as part of the sponsorship.
Candidates who are selected as an academy recruit will be paid while attending the academy full time. Upon successful completion and passing the state exam, the academy recruit will then become a certified police officer, with a starting salary of  $54,893 per year. Benefits include paid health and dental insurance, paid vacations, a take-home car program and a retirement plan.
Applicants should be at least 21 years old and must have a high school education or the equivalent. They must be of good moral character and must not be convicted of a felony or a domestic violence related offense. They must possess a valid Florida's driver's license, have a responsible driving record, must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement, and cannot be dishonorably discharged from any of the Armed Forces of the United States. Candidates must be able to pass a Florida Department of Law Enforcement record check, medical examination, drug screening, background investigation, psychological test, voice stress test, table of adult basic education test, physical agility test, and the criminal justice basic abilities test. The Key West Police Department is an equal opportunity employer and will consider applicants for all positons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, handicap, marital status, religion or any other legally protected category.  
The Academy is slated to begin in May of 2019 but the selection and testing process begins immediately. If you are interested, make contact and begin the process today!
For more information, contact Recruiting Officer Danyle Gray at 305-809-1087 or  [email protected]. Applications can be found on the City of Key West's website or can be picked up at City of Key West Human Resources located at City Hall, 1300 White Street. Applications can also be obtained from Officer Gray at the Key West Police Department, 1604 North Roosevelt Blvd.







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

Reef Relief is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving and protecting our coral reef ecosystem.




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