The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends 
January 28,  2019

"Remember When" Giclee on Canvas 36 X 44
One of the Many Great Artists at The Key West Gallery 601 Duval St.: Pino Dangelico. Last Week a Tribute to Pino ; and we have in this Issue a 2/4 about 16 Paintings

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents "MasterWorks II" Featuring on Piano Natasha Paremski  2/20 (More Below). Next is MasterWorks III 3/10 Featuring World Renown Pianist Svetlana Smolina

2019 GardenFest at The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden Feb 16 & 17; ALSO Dr. William P. Irwin is Guest Speaker at The Key West Garden Club 2/7 (More on Both Events Below)

"Drinks on the House"
"Art and Puns : The Wimsey of Ferron Bell" only a Few More Weeks at KWAHS The Custom House (Must See). A Really Funny Artist.

This Issue has a Photo Feature of Last Week's "Women's March"

This Issue has a Photo Feature from the KWAHS Custom House Reception of the Exhibition : "Key West to Bahama Connection" 

ZAZOO Fine Art & Photo Gallery shows us a few of their Varied Art & Photographs and a Rare Iconic Photograph of Bridget Bardot

Public Information Officer & Frequent Contributor to The Blast ; Alyson Crean Receives the "Chief's Commendation" (More Below)

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

Books and Books Retail Store Always has Very Interesting Literary Events Literary Events ; and Closing January was a Really Interesting Author ( Part of a 4 Woman Team) Caitlin Kunkel (L) "New Erotica for Feminists". Next Up Debra Butler on 1/29 & Her Book "Some Like It Hot"

WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM Has Hundreds of Photo Galleries (L) Wiener Wonderland (R) Woman's March 2019 + Their Weekly Extensive Calendar of Events (More Below in their Weekly Section)

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.  
Pictured here is actress Cassandra Peterson all decked out as horror hostess, Elvira Mistress of the Dark. Elvira is Cassandra's most famous character. Prior to that she was a showgirl, (who dated Elvis briefly) and had dancing and modeling gigs.  As the host of the weekly horror movie presentation, "Elvira's Movie Macabre," Cassandra quickly achieved genre icon status. Between her revealing, gothic appearance, quirky personality, and Valley girl-type speech, her rise in popularity came as no surprise.  The late 1980s and 1990s brought a string of Elvira-themed comics and computer games such as: "Elvira: Mistress of the Dark", "Elvira 2: The Jaws of Cerberus", and "Elvira: The Arcade Game."  There are also two Elvira-themed pinball machines and she was also featured in the PlayStation3 game "Pain" in 2007.
Part 22 Groovy History's "A Look Back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs" is Pushed Back until Feb. 4th 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.

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.  

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.

This Issue Contains Part 7 of the Winter
Member's Exhibition "Look Upwards to the Sky" Below : "A View from  Saturn" by Dea Celani  Gouache on Canvas

"Luna Chick" by J.W. Sherrington Latex / Paint

TSKW Sections. Featuring Their Exhibitions & Classes & New Resident Artists + Their Latest E-Mail Link + Pt. 7 of 7 of their Winter Member's Exhibition "Look Upwards to the Sky" PLUS this last Last Part will Feature Many of the Artists Standing Next to their Art.

(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

The Key West Art Center Opens Up "Antarctica" from Kathy LeTarte; Frequent Visitor to Antarctica

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.

GingerBread Square Gallery Current Exhibition Featuring Jane Washburn (L) & John Whitney (R) until 2/4 ; then Nyla Witmore : This Issue also has 4 paintings from Nyla as a Sneak Preview

"Morning Coffee in Collioure"
Nyla Witmore Exhibition at GingerBread Square Gallery Feb. 4

The Key West Theater Just Announced Performances from (L) The Young Rascals aka Felix Cavaliere's "Rascals" on 3/18 & Richard Marx 4/14

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. 28 Issue

Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Opened "Artist Trio Show" Featuring Darren Jones, Robert Baras, & David Lee.  We Have Photos from Last Week's Reception + this Sunday 1/27 ; Paul & Cory has a Party for David Hunt (NYC  Curator) 3-6PM Featuring Bloody Mary's & Margaritas"

The Paradise Big Band of Key West Jan 27th. at TWT 8PM

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"

Mellisa Trader Opened her 2019 Season with a Group Exhibition at Stone Soup Gallery..Above is new addition to the Gallery : Amanda Johnson Showing off to one of her Collectors + Plus Art Loving Dogs Very Excited about the Opening.


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7980  Weekly.  In this Issue January 28, 2019 :  South Florida Symphony Orchestra Next : MasterWorks II with Pianist Natasha Peremski (Next 3/10 MasterWorks III Featuring World Renown Pianist Svetlana Smolina), KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden's GardenFest 2/16 & 17, "Arts & Puns : The Wimsey of Ferron Bell" at The Custom House ( Very Clever / Funny), Kyla Piscopink's "Dance Key West", Pics of The Woman's March, Pics of the Custom House's Newest Exhibition Reception "KW to Bahama Connection", Zazoo Fine Art & Photography ( Some of their Varied Works), Alyson Crean Public Information Office receives the "Chief Commendation" from Chief Brandenburg, Quincy Perkins & his Annual Key West Photography Fest 2/7-10, "Visions of Cuba" Opens at The Florida Keys Council of the Arts 2/1, Feature on Caitlin Kunkel's "New Erotica for Feminists" at Books & Books ; Next 1/29 Debra Butler's "Some Like It Hot", 25th Annual KW Exotic Palm & Tropical Plant Sale from Searle Nursery 2/9 & 10, Many Events-Classes-Exhibitions at TSKW & KWAHS, Shade & Shutter New Gallery on White St. Grand Opening Reception 2/1, WWW.CFFK.ORG , KWBGS Next Mixer 2/13 at Viva Salon & Next Luncheon 2/14 Marriott Beachside, 
WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM & Their Extensive Calendar of Events, "Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow, Final Part (7 of 7) TSKW Members Show :Look Upwards Toward the Sky" Featuring many of the Artists Standing Next to their Works, 
WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM  & Their Hundreds of Local News Stories-Photos-& Videos,   

WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM & Their Extensive Calendar of Events & Hundreds of Photo Galleries , 
WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM , WWW.EQFL.ORG , Key West Art Center Presents "Antarctica" from Kathy LeTarte, Impromptu Classical Concerts of Key West 1/27 Violinist Kim Chooi ; Next Camerata Ensemble 2/17, Photos of the GingerBread Square Gallery Current Exhibition from Jane Washburn & John Whitney ; Next 2/4 Nyla Witmore, KW Theater Just Announced "Rascals" aka "Young Rascals" 3/18 & Richard Marx 4/14 + "A Night at the Full Moon Saloon" 2/8 Featuring Many Local Musicians, Gildea Contemporary Art Gallery 1/27 Bloody Marys & Martinis (3-6p) + Photos of their "Artists Trio Show" Reception & Art, Paradise Big Band Annual Performance at Tennessee Williams Theatre, Fran Decker Presents "Roaming the Streets of KW" Featuring Gabrielle Wilson, David Scott Meier & Marc Hacker, Photos from the Salt Island Provisions Gallery "Feminine Magique : Women's Work" Art Exhibition; Next Jill Caldwell 2/1, WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM  & their On-Line "Keys Traveler",  TSKW Film Screening 2/5 "The View from Up Here" Featuring "Homicide Life on the Streets" Melissa Leo, + TSKW "Starlight Ball" 2/21, Art830 Gallery Presents Christine Cordon & Michael Norviel Latest Exhibition "New Hues-New Views-New Treasures" 2/7, 
WWW.FKSPCA.ORG ,  Key West Gallery Features an Amazing Artist Pino Dangelico & We have Pt. 1 of 2,

Ken Thompson QuarterMaster of VFW Updates us on their New Environment WWW.VFWPOST3911.ORG , Sean Callahan's Dog Tired Studio Presents Bruce Collins 2/1, US Coast Guard Auxiliary "Boating Skills & Seamanship" Course 2/19-3/7, (K-Mac) Kristen McNamara at Side Bar Wednesdays & Saturdays, Nance Frank's Gallery on Greene Presents 2/9 "The Saints" from Michael Marrero, KW Poetry Guild event 2/8 at the Key West Theater, Aqua Idol back at Aqua to Benefit Waterfront Playhouse (Keep up the Great Job Lynda & Bob) + "A Doll's House Pt. 2 1/24-2/9, Next MCSO Animal Farm Opens 1-3p 1/27, IWFFA Games ALL Day on Sun. 1/27 at Wicker & Jose Martin Fields (Women's & Girls Football), The KW Library has so many Events & Classes in February inc. on 1/30 "The Kennedys" in their Palm Garden & A Real Treat Veteran Journalist Robin Lloyd 1/29, WWW.KEYWESTORTHOPEDICS.COM , "I'm Gonna Pray for you So Hard from Bob Bowersox's XP Theatre Featuring Melody G. Moore 1/23-2/2, Just Two of the KWAHS Events in Feb. is "4th. Annual KW Food Truck Festival 2/9 & "Coastal Trade-Booty-Boats & The Gulf and Glades from Naples to KW" Exhibition Reception with Talk by Paul Arsenault 2/22, Fringe Theatre "Collected Stories" 1/22-2/7 + More Entertainment Around Town,  WWW.LUCILLEKHORNAK.COM & "The Hamptons Arts & Culture" Weekly Section, Anne Mckee Artists Fund Auction 2/13, WWW.KEYWESTWELLNESSCENTER.COM
 , KW Garden Club & KW Orchid Society
TSKW Presents "Blind Spots-Modern Day Slavery Exposed" 2/7 Reception for New Exhibition, WWW.TROPICCINEMA.COM , Next Artisan Market at Higgs Beach 1/27 (Higgs Beach), Thursdays Green Market at Bayview Park, Wednesdays Bingo on the USCGC Ingham Museum, Preserve Island Life, Karen Wray's "Collections Gallery", WWW.WOMANKINDKEYWEST.ORG
 , Jazz in the Gardens at The Gardens Hotel 1/27 Megan Clay & Friends + Celebrate Kate Miano's Birthday, KW Wildlife Ctr., United Way of the Fla. Keys, Q-Magazine, Marc House Plant Store, Tennessee Williams Museum many Events the next few Months, Guild Hall Gallery, Cocco and Salem Gallery, Harrison Gallery, Past Blast Links, Aids Help CC & Fla. Health Key West, & Much More. 


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

The Gallery had a Tribute to the Late Pino Dangelico. Here are a Few Paintings. He Hangs Year Round

A Soft Place in My Heart 28 X 38   All Below are Giclee on Canvas

Affection 40 X 30

After Midnight 40 X 30

Angle from Above 30 X 22

Last Week in the January 21 Issue we Featured Luis Sottil (He Just Joined Key West Gallery) Click Link for that Feature 

Celebration of Life 38 X 38
More Pino Up Shortly

Here are just a few of the Photo Feature in the February 4th Issue :
Pt. 2 Art from Pino Dangelico at Key West Gallery, Pt. 2 Exhibition "Antarctica"Kathy LeTarte at KW Art Center, Pt. 2 Ferron Bell Exhibition "Art & Puns : The Wimsey of Ferron Bell" at Custom House, Pt. 2 Group Show at Stone Soup Gallery, Pt. 2 Photos & Art from Zazoo, Photos of the 2/1 Reception for Bruce Collins at Dog Tired Studio "Beautiful Creatures" , Photos of a ReHearsal with Kyla Piscopink's (Dance Key West), Photos of Lucky Street's 2019 Opening Reception at their New Location Featuring AD Tinkham-Carol Munda & Jim Toia, Photos of the Exhibits from KWAHS "KW to Bahamas Connection", Our Visit to the Grand Opening of Shade & Shutter 2/1 New Gallery, Our Visit to the Conch Revival Picnic at the Lighthouse Keepers Quarters & Museum, Lots of Photos of Women and Girls playing Football from the 27th Annual IWFFA Kelly McGillis Classic, Fran Decker's Tribute & Exhibition for William Welch, MCSO Sheriff Ramsay & his Troops Out Helping the Keys, and Of Course Much More 
  622 Duval St. 305-294-8925



" DAVID BOWIE " 1974 

More from Zazoo Fine Art and Photography Gallery Up shortly as well as an Iconic Collector's Photo of SuperStar Model & French Actress Brigitte Bardot


Special Announcement : Paul Gildea sends regards and mentions that this Sunday 1/27 he will stay OPEN a little later for a Party for NYC Curator David Hunt from 3-6PM Bloody Marys & Margaritas.. PLUS another Look at the  New Exhibition that Opened last week for the Late Robert Barash ; " ARTIST TRIO SHOW" Exhibition also includes Locals Darren Jones and David Lee.   Further Down are Photos from the Reception

MUST SEE Only Hanging for a few more weeks the Ferron Bell Exhibition at (KWAHS) The Custom House. "Art and Puns : The Wimsey of Ferron Bell".  He is so Clever.

Pelicans on a Piano

Monroe Library Branch

House Flies
We'll have about 30 Additional Paintings in the Next Three Weeks from Ferron Bell

WWW.SALTISALNDPROVISIONS.COM 830 Fleming St. 305-896-2980
Latest Exhibition " The Feminine Magique : Women's Work" Up for a few more days ; then Reception on 2/1 for Jill Caldwell's Exhibition

"Senora" by Victoria (Tory) Marta

"Back Country" Lucy Paige

"Conch" Eleonora Hinds

Next Three from Valerie Leuchs


"Holiday Pineapple"

More from "A Feminine Magique : Women's Work" Up Shortly

Last Week "The Women's March"

The March Starts Up Shortly Pt 2 of 2 Straight Down Duval St. Next


Feb. 5 5:30pm

FILM SCREENING "THE VIEW FROM UP HERE" Followed by a Discussion about Ethnocentrism . 

Italian playwright and filmmaker, Marco Calvani, will screen his short film about a Syrian refugee, The View From Up Here, starring Oscar-winner Melissa Leo & Leila Bekhte with a discussion following about islamophobia and ethnocentrism moderated by Stephen Kitsakos, Board President at The Studios. Free ; Donations Welcomed

Starlight Ball Feb 21  7-10pm Click LINK1 for Details
A year from now we'll be partying on the roof, but this year we bring the night sky indoors, transforming The Studios into a glittering vision of the heavens for our annual blowout fundraiser. Costumes are absolutely encouraged, or just dust off your old tuxedo; we expect Hollywood Stars, celestial bodies, and the occasional extra-terrestrial. Plus plenty to eat and drink, and a dance floor that's out of this world!

WWW.ART830.COM 830 Caroline St. 305-295-9595

Plein Air artist Christine Cordone will be exhibiting her new collection of watercolors at ART@830 Gallery (830 Caroline Street) on Thursday, Feb 7
th 6PM to 8PM.  The show, "NEW HUES, NEW VIEWS, NEW TREASURES" is a show of hidden hues, views, and treasures of the unique, quirky landscape of Key West.  Christine, who has been enjoying continuing her creative painting pursuits, has also expanded her horizons by accepting the position of music educator of the Gerald Adams School.  The Key West Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Christine as their "Teacher of the Quarter" this past fall.
Michael Norviel will also be co-exhibiting by displaying a variety of his oil paintings.  His colors are vivid and his subjects reflect a warm and inviting view into his world of lush life.


The January 21st. Issue had a photo Feature ; Click to See


by Alyson Crean

Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg awarded Public Information Office Alyson Crean a Chief's Commendation during last week's awards ceremony at the Grand Key Resort.
"For over a decade she has made herself available on nights, weekends, holidays outside of her normal schedule," said Chief Brandenburg. "Ms. Crean goes above and beyond to capture the Department's highlights, festivities, and investigations," he said, noting that she always steps up in hard times as well.
"Most recently, Ms. Crean organized the changing of command ceremony," he said. "This event captured a milestone in the history of not only the police department but the city of Key West as well. Adding to the challenge of this day, the changing of command was followed by the promotion of three officers to their new respective ranks. Ms. Crean's attention to detail, multitasking abilities and planning were on display as the event went flawlessly."

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 Feb. 4th. Issue will have some photos of this New Gallery & Some of Sarah's Photography as well as Pics from the Grand opening. 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"


WWW.STONESOUPGALLERY.COM 801 White St. 305-296-2080

In the Next Few Issues we'll have some of the Art from this Exhibition Featuring Will Fernandez :Raku Ceramics, Amanda Johnson Oil Paintings, Kitty Ross Oil Paintings, J.H. Allen, Christina Body, Deborah J. Moore & Many More.
Amanda Johnson showing one of her Collectors some of her New Paintings.

Elizabeth Chamberlain Brings her Art Loving Dogs & Just Look at their Excitement ( More Photos fo them Next Week)

Many additional Pictures of their Art Next Week in the Feb 4th. Issue.

From 1977 - 1993 the Full Moon Saloon was the place to hang in Key West and listen to the music of bands such as Bill Blue and the Nervous Guys or The Pacific Orchestra. The moon was dark, the AC and the beer were always cold, and the music was the best in town.  The crowds were mostly locals and included the famous and some of the infamous. When they moved from United Street to 1202 Simonton (current location of Camille's) Jimmy Buffet opened the new venue and returned to sit in often. It closed July 18, 1993 - Bill Blue played until 2pm the next day.
Many additional Concerts Promoted in their Weekly Section in our Magazine further down.....


Ken Thompson QuarterMaster Sends Blast Readers Regards and Updates Us :
The Southernmost Post 3911 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at 2200 N. Roosevelt Blvd is now completely reopen.  The main hall, bar area and kitchen are all operational again.  We welcome our new kitchen operators, Treble Hooks Island Grill House, to the VFW family.  We would also like to again thank all those who helped support us through the aftermath of Hurricane IRMA and we invite all to stop by to see the "new" VFW and our restaurant.  
Ken Thompson, USN (Ret), Quartermaster, Southernmost Post 3911
Veterans of Foreign Wars,2200 N Roosevelt Blvd. Key West, FL 33040
Post: 305-294-9968, Office: 305-414-8310, EMAIL:  VFW391110@YAHOO.COM

 Dance Key West launches season with continued outreach programs and class offerings in new partnership with Key West Theater
Dance Key West, the non-for-profit dance company founded and directed by Key West performer Kyla Piscopink in 2008, continues its forward momentum with a new partnership with Key West Theater. Piscopink invites the public to the company's second-floor studio space (Tke Key West Theater : 512 Eaton St.) with a weekly roster of innovative dance and dance fitness classes developed to make movement accessible and fun for all levels of experience. 
"While our vision as a company is to produce and present more large-scale performances to the community and  to secure more funding to support and grow our projects and free outreach programs , we also want to promote the art of dance and share it with those who want to explore the magic that happens with movement and feeling strong in their bodies," says Piscopink.
 DUE TO LAY-OUT CONFIGURATION ; the Three Additional Paragraphs of Verbiage can be Found at the end of this Issue.
Jaylin Greene, Adrien Marshall, and Jordan Greene of Bahama Village Music Program follow Dance Key West Director Kyla Piscopink's ballet and technique instruction last Tuesday at the company's new studio at Key West Theater.  The class is one of many ongoing outreach programs the company provides free to the community. 

I was Privileged to be asked to come to a ReHearsal and take a few pics; next week in the Feb. 4th Issue we'll have about 8 Photos..... Here are two pics of Director/Dance Kyla Piscopink and two of her Dancers : Cricket Desmarais (Frequent Contributor to The Blast) and Kristen Huffman



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."


Boating Safety Class

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 13-03, Big Pine Key, is offering a Boating Skills and Seamanship course February 19 thru March 7, 2019.  It is a three week program, Tue & Thu from 7:00 to 9:30 P.M. It will be held at the Big Pine Key United Methodist Church (Fellowship Hall), 280 Key Deer Blvd, Big Pine Key.  The cost of the program is $55 per person (materials included) or $80 for two people with shared materials.

Topics include: Which Boat is for You, Required Boat Equipment, Operator Responsibilities, Rules of the Road, Handling Your Boat, Highway Signs, Introduction to Navigation, Navigation Exercise, A Look at the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Trailering, Boating Safety, Florida Law, Hands on Knot Tying, and a guest speaker from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. 
To sign up, contact  Diane Adam  305-872-4071

Presents the Reception / Exhibition from Jane Washburn & John Whitney; then Nyla Witmore Reception and Exhibition Feb. 4th.

The Jane Washburn & John Witney Reception ; Exhibition on Until Feb. 4th When Nyla Witmore Starts

Adele (Gallery Owner / Mgr.) Artists Jane Washburn & John Whitney

Jane's Painting (L) & John's (R)

Nyla Witmore always smiling ; Her Reception is 2/4

& Haley Always Smiling as well
More of the Jane Washburn & John Whitney Reception & Art Work Shortly

Jane Washburn

"HouseBoat Row Vacancy"  16 X 20  Oil on Canvas

John Whitney

"Polka Dot Rumba"  24 X 30 Oil on Canvas
More Art Work from Jane & John & Additional Pics from the Reception Up Shortly
PLUS a Sneak Preview of the Nyla Witmore Exhibition starting 2/4 with Reception

 One of Our Photo Features this Week: 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


LUCKY STREET GALLERY  408 Greene St. 305-294-3973

Next week the Feb 4th. Issue will have photos from last weeks Reception / Exhibition at the New Location for Lucky Street Gallery Featuring AD Tinkham, Carol Munder & Jim Toia



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 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

This 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. Further Down in the First TSKW Section


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

Pt. 1 of 2 The New Exhibition from Kathy LeTarte "Antarctica" at The Key West Art Center

Kathy is Exactly in the Middle

"Reaching Antarctica" Oil

Below is the Young Lady (L) that Purchased the Above Art

"Reflections" The LeMaire Channel Oil

"Christmas Morning 12:35AM"
We'll have about 12 Additional Work from Kathy Letarte from her Exhibition at the Key West Art Center in the Feb. 4th. Issue
Currently going on at KWAC : 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.

Up Next : Info. on the Next Gallery on Greene Reception / Exhibition
But First a few more Sneak Previews of just a few of the Many Photo Features in the Feb. 4th Issue 
The Conch Revival Picnic from KWAHS at The Lighthouse Keepers Quarters & Museum on Whitehead Street

The 27th Annual Kelly McGillis Classic IWFFA : Womens & Girls International Flag Football Tournament and Key West is Always Fortunate to Host Them.  The Blast for the Past 6 Years ; always gives Major Coverage to this Event and the Feb. 4th Issue will have ample Photos from just a few of the Many Games.  Note : There Really is Lots of Teams that Travel Thousands of International Miles to get Here. In Fact the Photo above : the team to Left is from India.  On Sun. 2/27 ALL DAY many Games at Wicker Field Complex and Jose Martin Field Complex ; These Games are so Entertaining

This Weekend There was a Few Tribute Events to One of the Nicest People that Graced France, Nantucket , and Key West : William Welch; Just one of the Events He always Supported was the Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction ( This Year Feb. 13th). William's Works at McKee Always was One of the Top 3 Gross $ Bid; with many years the Top.  I was Honored to have William call me a Friend; and as I write this a Tear Comes and a Smile Appreciating a Brilliant Life.  Above is from Fran Decker's Frangipani William Welch Honoring Event & Exhibition.  Saturday a Tribute Event at Kate's Hotel & If you are reading this before Noon on Sunday There is A Crooks 2nd. Line Tribute ; It starts at Hogs Breath Saloon (400 Duval); gathering at Noon and Line/March Starts 2pm and goes to Green Parrot .  The Feb. 4th. Issue will have pics from the Frangipani Event as well as about 10 Paintings.
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. Here is a Brief Description of Mike's Exhibition from Nance

Mike Marrero grew up in Key West surrounded by La Regla de Ocha or Santeria and tales of The Saints.  These were not the Christian Saints you are most likely familiar with. They are the Yoruba Gods and Goddesses brought from West Africa. These are The Saints that exact the knowledge that seven ears of corn placed in a brown paper bag and then burned in the sand could bring you good luck. Mike learned about Chango (the owner of fire, lightening, thunder and war, also patron of music and dance) and Santa Barbara (syncretized with Chango)  and O'Batala, (Sky Father  and creator of all The Saints or Orishas).  They are an inseparable part of his heritage and the cultural fabric of this island.  His goal with this exhibit was to recreate The Saints, not as they are, but as he imagined them as a child.  How he saw them through the prism of his memories and his families beliefs.  Marrero trains his camera on his native island and draws inspiration from his childhood memories, capturing the pathos of ordinary life as it was then, with a sophistication that belies his generation. As Marrero matures as a photographer, playwright, film maker and father his fast evaporating roots mean more to him than ever.


Kathy Hooper at 

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


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

The January 14th. &  21st. Issue had a photo Feature ; Click to See

The January 21st. Issue had a photo Feature on the 4 January Exhibitions ; Click to See

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

"Confidence II" by Sandra Rodriguez and Emmanuel Diaz

WWW.KEYSARTS.COM  305-295-4369
Part 2 Gingerbread Square Gallery Exhibition from Jane Washburn & John Whitney

SouthernMost House  12 X 9  Oil on Canvas

Saddle Bunch Sunset  24 X 36 Oil on Canvas

Porch Parade by John Whitney  24 X 30 Oil on Canvas

The Regatta  40 X 30 Oil on Canvas
John Whitney

Here are a few pieces from Nyla Witmore. Here Exhibition starts Feb 4th with a Reception 5:30-8pm
WWW.NYLAWITMORE.COM  Her Recent Works in the the Upcoming Exhibition are Oil on Board and Oil on Canvas
"Quiet Morning in Burgundy"

"Ah Florence" 12 X 24

"Mango Tree Welcome"  11 X 14
More from GingerBread Square Gallery Up Shortly

KEY WEST POETRY GUILD EVENT 2/8 at The Key West Theater
Birthday Party for U.S. Poet Laureate Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), with poems written in and about Key West by her and by other Key West poets about her life in Key West, 1938-1949. Feb. 8, 2019,  5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  Seating limited. Key West Theater, Back Stage Room, 512 Eaton St., KW. Presented by members of the Key West Poetry Guild.  Info.:  504-228-2899; info@thekeywesttheater.

On February 8, the 108th birthday of U.S. poet laureate Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) will be celebrated at Key West Theater's Back Stage Room, 512 Eaton Street, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  (Seating is limited.)  Key West poet laureates, members of the Key West Poetry Guild, and others present some of Bishop's often enigmatic but descriptive Key West poems, along with their own and others' poems about her life and the house she loved here.  There will be birthday cake and other refreshments.  Bishop was initially drawn to Key West for its quiet (back then), its characters, fishing, and Sloppy Joe's Rumba Saturday Nights, and she wrote evocative poems that will be read,  like "The Fish," "Roosters," and much else about Key West, including her own 35th birthday poem, "The Bight."     


Part 7 of 7 "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 few Sections of this Part 7 in this Issue will have many of the Artists Standing in Front of their Works

Follow the Money by Sean Callahan  WaterColor on Aqua Board

Sky 2 / Sea by Ellen J. Rickert  Collage

Fire on the Water by Theresa Kalvaitis  Fire on the Water Photo Giclee
Look, Sunshine! by Kassandra Burnette  Acrylic with Lobster Trap

Windows Walk in the Hue by Brett Gordon  Metal Print

More "Look Upwards to the Sky" Part 7 Up Shortly

Masterworks 2:
February 20 Tennessee Williams Theatre 7:30pm
Moncayo : Haupango, Rachmaninov. Rhapsody on a Theme :Paganini. NATASHA PAREMSKI on Piano : Nielsen. Symphony#4 . The Inextinguishable. Additional Info. Click Link Below
Pianist Natasha Paremski
Next MasterWorks III at Tennessee Williams Theater Featuring our Good Friend World Renown Concert Pianist Svetlana Smolina : March 10  7:30PM
Additional Info.
Part 2 of the "Feminine Magique : Woman's Work" from Salt Island Provisions Gallery Up Next but First We Continue with Part 2 of The Women's March


 "The Feminine Magique : Women's Work"
Pamela Kostmeyer
A few of Jill Caldwell's Work; Her Exhibition at Salt island starts 2/1 with a Reception that Night

Captain Karen Luknis
"Up All Night"


"Hard Knox" Chef Martha Hubbard
Next Exhibition with Reception on 2/1 Jill Caldwell

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


Sunday 1/27 
Quincy Perkin's

Gallery Owners Paul and Cory with Charles one of their Art Specialists

OIRF's John Johnston with Poet Laureate Kirby Congdon

(L) NYC Curator David Hunt with Artist Darren Jones
Special Party All Day Sunday 1/27 with Bloody Marys and Margaritas ; NYC Curator and Artist Darren Jones to answer Questions.

5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857


We continue with Part 7 of the TSKW Members Show "Look Upwards to the Sky" 

Follow Your Passion, Kid! by Jessica M Robb  UnderWater Photograph

Looking Up : 7-19-2017 Lynne Bentley-Kemp  Archival Digital Photograph

A View From Saturn by Cea Celani  Gouache on Canvas

Heart Stream by Emma Starr  75 MM Print, WaterColor, Black Tea & Japaneses Thread

Frockling Fairies by Gail Miller  Collage

Sea Sprite by Richard McCauslanol  Hand Painted Silk Composite Frame

More Up Shortly in Part 7 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 
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.   

Tuesday January 29th 10:30am Library Auditorium 700 Fleming St.
Café con Libros: Robin Lloyd  
(L) Robin Lloyd is a journalist and novelist. He is the author of "Rough Passage to London: A Sea Captain's Tale," and "Harbor of Spies: A Novel of Historic Havana." Lloyd has been involved in television journalism for more than forty years, including fifteen years as a veteran correspondent for NBC News.
Wednesday January 30th 6:00pm Library Palm Garden 700 Fleming St.
Folk-Rock Duo The Kennedys
((R) The Kennedys are an American folk-rock band, consisting of husband and wife Pete and Maura Kennedy.  They are recognized for their harmonies and instrumental prowess, blending elements of country music, bluegrass, Western swing and janglepop.  The duo have been recording and touring together since 1994.  

The Key West Library at 700 Fleming Street is offering free workshops on their ebook and video streaming services. Classes are limited, and registration is required.  Classes start at 10 AM.  Call for more information or to reserve your spot today! 305-292-3595.
February 7th and 21st : Overdrive ebooks and Kanopy video streaming for Ipad and Iphone.
February 14th and 28th :  Overdrive ebooks and Kanopy video streaming for Android and Kindle.   


The First of 3 Sections for KWAHS in this Issue

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 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)


Here are a few Photos from the Opening Reception of the Key West-Bahama Connection; the Feb. 4th Issue will have Close Up Photos of the Exhibits

More of the Reception for the Opening of the Key West Bahama Connection Up Shortly and then in the Feb 4th. Issue many Close Up Photos of the Exhibits.


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


Part 22 was Pushed back to Feb. 4th 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 
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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. 

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.


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. 

Artist Paul Arsenault and Southwest Florida's maritime trading networks celebrated in exhibit at Custom House Museum
Key West Art & Historical Society  presents the work of artist Paul Arsenault with a special opening reception on February 22 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm in the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street.  "Coastal Trade: Bounty, Booty, and Boats of the Gulf and Glades from Naples to Key West" is an exhibit of nearly 30 of Arsenault's paintings that are a window into the pioneering days of southwest Florida's maritime trading networks, along with artifacts from Arsenault's personal collection and the Society's archives. 
The Naples-based painter, best known for his brightly-colored images of scenes along the Florida coast, has spent more than 40 years documenting his travels to ports across the world through his paintings. Also recognized for his ability and passion for storytelling, visitors to the exhibit will enjoy each painting's historically-based captions.  "Coastal Trade: Bounty, Booty, and Boats of the Gulf and Glades from Naples to Key West" runs until April 30. For more information, contact curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at  cconvertitofarrar@kwahs.orgor 305-295-6616 x112.  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island. 

The Feb. 4th Issue will have Close Ups of the Key West / Bahama Connection Exhibits + Pt. 2 "Art & Puns : The Whimsy of Ferron Bell".

 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

Pt 2 of the Jane Washburn & John Whitney Reception and Exhibition Up until 2/4 when the Nyla Whitmore Exhibition Hangs

Beach Blues by Jane Washburn  12 X 16  Oil on Canvas

Fort Zachary Sunshine  12 X 9 by Jane Washburn Oil on Canvas

Glasses & a Puppy by John Whitney  36 X 24 Oil on Canvas

Dancing on the Beach by John Whitney  24 X 36  Oil on Canvas
More Jane Washburn & John Whitney Up Shortly + A Sneak Preview of the Nyla Witmore Exhibition Starts 2/4


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 Final Part (7) of the
2018 Annual Member's Exhibition "Look Upwards to the Sky"
 WWW.TSKW.ORG 305-296-0458 533 Eaton St.

Luna Chicks by J.W. Sherrington  Latex / Paint

Octopus Bowl by Jill Julian

Broken Windows by Bree Anne Buckley 

More Artists Featured in the "Look Upward to the Sky" Winter Members Show at TSKW Up Shortly

Blind Spots" exhibit at The Studios of Key West reveals modern slavery through imagery and art installations: Special preview party on February 7
On Thursday, February 7, The Studios of Key West welcomes the public to the Key West premier of "Blind Spots- Modern Day Slavery Exposed," with a special opening reception in the XOJ Gallery from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. The traveling exhibit is part of a multi-faceted project developed by Key West resident and activist Erika Biddle to encourage action against human trafficking and child exploitation.
"This strikes home as much as any other violent act that we see in the world today," says Keys to Be the Change Founder and exhibit sponsor Heidi Golightly. ""Blind Spots" offers not only awareness but inspiration for concrete actions that people of all ages can take to combat this worldwide epidemic."
The exhibit includes images and text by renowned photographer U. Roberto (Robin) Romano portraying  child laborers from across the globe (that have since been freed and rehabilitated) , art installations by local artists Cricket Desmarais and Gretchen Mills, ceramics by the Florida Keys Community College Mudpie Club, the work of several participating local students, and artwork from local teen traffic victims.
"I n recent years, reports that Monroe County children have been victims of sex trafficking targeted by groups from the mainland have shocked the community," says Biddle.  "It's a problem that has remained largely out of the public eye, at least in the world's richest nations."  
The  Studios will also host a film screening of "Children of Bal Ashram" o n Saturday, February 9 at 7:00pm , a film that documents the work of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Kailash Satyarthi, who liberated and rehabilitated more than 87,000 children from child labor, slavery, and trafficking. A Q & A with director Len Morris and a discussion about what actions can be taken to protect the innocent will follow.
In addition, the outdoor exhibit "Bought and Sold" by Kay Chernush will be presented by ArtWorks For Freedom at the African Cemetery on Higgs Beach, a location selected to honor individuals who were abducted to be sold as commercial goods but were rescued by the U.S. Navy in 1860.
"As the mission of Keys to Be The Change is to empower young people to realize their full potential while taking action to create positive change in the world, we are eager to support this project in hopes that our community will band together to put an end to human trafficking once and for all," says Golightly.
"Blind Spots" is free and open to the public throughout the month of February.  Sponsored by Florida Keys Council of the Arts and Keys to Be the Change. For more information, visit or contact The Studios at 305-296-0458 or Erika Biddle at  305-567-1610.  The Studios of Key West is located at 533 Eaton Street, with gallery and box office open Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm.  


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
GARDENFEST Feb 16 (10a-4p) and Feb 17 (10a-3p)


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


This Link will take you to the Shark Zen


Next 1/27 at Higgs Beach 10a-2pm


We continue with Pino Dangelico

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

Colorful Glance 24 X 18 Original Oil on Canvas

Original Oil 24 X18

Original Oil 24 X 18

Original WaterColor 20 X 16
More of Pino in the Feb. 4th Issue

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

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
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 
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 

The Key West Garden Club is pleased to welcome William P. Irwin, Ph.D., Professor of Biology at Florida Keys Community College.  Dr. Bill is making his annual visit as a presenter to our garden membership and guests. He is always entertaining and provides the audience with an abundance of knowledge. This years presentation is entitled, "Edible Landscaping, Urban Farms, and Guerrilla Gardening".  
Dr. Bill will be presenting on February 7, 2019 at 1:30 pm in the Pavilion at the West Fort Martello on Atlantic Blvd. in Key West. Our monthly garden programs are free and open to the public. 
For information and questions, call Jane Tiedeman at 305-923-3820. 

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.  

Go to the KWBG Website and Facebook for Additional Information on this Event


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

Key West City Mayor Teri Johnston introduces her new Executive Assistant Kim Romano to the membership of the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys and Key West.

The Little Room Jazz Club's Dennis Hyland joins Fringe Theatre's Artistic  Director Rebecca Tomlinson, second from left, and Board President Janet Bengel, extreme right,  in welcoming Broadway Star Terri White, Center, to her opening performance of this year's Fringe Theater season. Photo by Pete Arnow.

Development Director Kristina Welburn, Executive Director Greg Brown,  Aqua's Dotti Clifford,  and Program Services Director Susan Kent greeted attendees at the Happy Hour for Habitat benefit at Aqua's SideBar.
Habitat's Susan Kent recognized volunteer Karen Gibson as a Habitat Hero for her hundreds of hours of service.




WWW.ZAZOOARTGALLERY.COM  622 Duval St. 305-294-8925
" Brigitte Bardot Cigar " 
 © Terry O'Neill

Shot during the filming of " The Legend of Frenchie King " 
directed by Christian-Jaque in Spain (1971). 
Edition of only 50 prints  
 hand signed by the photographer, 
Terry O'Neill and Brigitte Bardot. 
 We have Edition # 42/50 currently available. 
Framed Size is approx. 34" x 44". 
Gallery price is  $36,000.00. 
Includes a certificate of authenticity.
Don't miss this opportunity to own this showcase print.
If you would like to add Brigitte Bardot to your collection, please call me at 305.294.8925 or email me at 






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 Other Events and Exhibitions ( Not Covered in the KWAHS Sections Above)



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 February  Classes .  Click this FB Link Below for Additional Material

Top L -Bottom R : Sat. 2/2 10a-1pm "Stop Motion Animation" with Meredith Leich, Thur 2/14 & Fri 2/15 Noon -2:30p Workshop : "Mosaics" with Cheryl Wilson Smith, Fri Feb 2/15 6-9p Workshop : "Rainbow Glycerin Soap Making" by Angela Berube, Sat 2/16 Noon-5p Workshop "Essential Oils : Aroma & Basic Blending" with Karen Moore, Thur. 2/21 & 22 9:30a-3pm Workshop "Nantucket Baskets" by Linda Brown 

Emily Berg  Emily@TSKW.ORG 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 -
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 -
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.


Gwen Filosa interviewed Caitlin Kunkel Last Week as part of the Books and Books Series to a Standing Room Only Crowd.

L-R Catlin Kunkel, Brooke Preston, Fiona Taylor, & Carrie Wittmer (The Authors) Photo by Jen Brown

Being Interviewed by Journalist Gwen Filosa

We Continue with "Look Upwards to the Sky" Part 7 of 7.  In this Final Part we're Showing just a few of the Artists with their Work...


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Due to Time Constraints I was not able to Update their weekly section below ; please go to their Link to see All the New and Past Local News Stories, Photos and Videos.

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 27 , Jazz In The Gardens! Megan Clay & Friends, 5-7:30 pm
(Shhhhhh, It's Kate's Birthday! Well not until the 30th but we want you to come to Jazz on the 27th to sing happy birthday! Theme is Parasols) Shhhhh don't let Kate know!)  Wednesday, January 30, Megan Clay, 5-7pm,  Thursday, January 31, Jimmy Olson, 5-7pm,  Friday, February 1, Michael Robinson, 5-7pm,  Saturday, February 2, James King, III, 5-7pm


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


More of the Artists from the TSKW Members Show "Look Upward to the Sky"

A Sincere Very Grateful Thanks to ALL the Artists in The Look Forward to the Sky Exhibition that shared their Art with our 7980 Weekly Readers for the Past 7 Weeks / Issues.

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(L) "Listening to Women: Changing Future Lecture for Feature Mote Scientist" Dr. Kevan Main
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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.

We Continue with

Presents the Reception / Exhibition from Jane Washburn & John Whitney; then Nyla Witmore Reception and Exhibition Feb. 4th.

John Whitney

Winner with Mom  24 X 30 Oil on Canvas

If the Hat Fits by John Whitney  40 X 30 Oil on Canvas

Color Me Key West by Jane Washburn  6 X 8 Oil on Canvas

Tonno : Sicillian Boatman by Jane Washburn  6 X 8 Oil on Canvas

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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.

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Harrison Gallery
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To see ALL the Issue Links from Jan 1 2018 to May 28, 2018 Go to the Sept 17th Link.
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First Issue of the 2018 / 2019 Season Sept 3


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