The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends March 5, 2018
|House Boat Row by Karen Beauprie
|Anchor Shell by Deb Kik
|SugarLoaf Palms by Gabrielle Wilson
|Rainbow Return by William Welch
|Mooove Over by Nancy Henning
The Annual Plein Air Contests /Exhibitions Kicks off Various Locations in March Inc. The Custom House with a TW event, and the 10Th. Annual Plein Air Painting Contest at The Key West Art Gallery. The Gallery Presents John Clayton on 3/9 for Demonstrations & Then 3/10 Contest Begins. See Other Venue Details Through-Out this issue. The Keys Blast will present extensive coverage in this Issue of 7 Local Artists that are active in this Genre. The Above Artists are Featured in 6 Parts in this Issue.
World Renown Lucille Khornak and her Photo / Art Studios
Johhny White & WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM Treats us to another Great Photo Gallery Featuring the New Oleans Style"Crooks Line Parade"
3/9 John Clayton Kicks Off a 10 Year Tradition Plein Air Demonstration at the Key West Art Center & Then on 3/10 Plein Air Key West Begins. 4 More works from John + Details on Plein Air KW Below
A Day at The Beach 6X10
Provincetown Harbor 24X36
(L) "Tender Moments" Photographed Mike Vaughn
March 10-17 OUTDOOR FEST by the Florida Keys Wildlife Society (Formerly FAVOR) & US Fish & Wildlife Services + March 17 5K Run with the Deer
Sean Callahan's "Dog Tired Studio Features Gregory Little ; An Artist famous for Landscapes / Nature and Male Nudes
The Key West Garden Club's Last Meeting Featured a Slide Show by Photographer/Artist Nicholas Bergery; and Robin Told us about Clouds. We Feature Part 2 of 2 in this Issue : Our On-Line Photo /Art Exhibition from Nicholas Bergery
Leanna Collins & Skippo at Blue Heaven on March 4 with Skippo, with Marty Stonley & Skippo at Salute 3/9, Garden Hotel 3/11 (with a few more Musicians) & Virgilio's 3/13 (More Below)
Two of the Many Events Featured in this Issue
Urben Forester Karen DeMaria talks on 3/17 at The KW Garden Club Meeting
Mud-Pi FKCC Ceramic Event at TSKW 3/11
"Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow
Wesley House Jeremy Wilkersen with Aqua's Kimball Ingram
Chef Ray Lamay
Amanda Johnson's New Studio on Stock Island
Just a Few of the Events going on this Week.
Peter Max Extensive Art Work Feature the Next few Weeks brought to you by their Roadshow Show Group and the Gallery that Represents Peter : Key West Art Gallery
Artists to the stars Adam Rote Scott ; One of my favorites in town 4/20-22 at Key West Art Gallery + D. Arthur Wilson 3/8-11
Impromptu Classical Concerts Of KW Presents on 3/11 Katona Twins
A Tour of Sottil Gallery
below is a work from Luis Sottil
The KW Ladies Golf Association and Men's Golfers Help fund Breast Cancer Research
Part 4 (Final) of Our Photo Feature from the Anne Mckee Artists Fund Auction ( A Must Attend Every Year)
"Ladies on the Sidewalk at Joe Pearlmans"
1940 (DeWolf & Wood Collection)
"Two Navy Men" 1940 (DeWolfe & Wood Collection)
Part 4 (Final) of a Photo Feature from Quincy Perkins First Annual Key West Photography Festival ( A Must Attend Every Year)
"Good to the Last Drop" by Jay W. Hall; Part of the Alan J. Maltz Collection
Svilen Ncheu (Bulgaria)
Wave by Helen Rebane
Below : "Roseat I "by Paul Carmichael
The Kiss by Karen Beauprie
The Latest Exhibition at Frangipani Gallery Features Paul Carmichael, Helen Rebane, & Karen Beauprie
John Whitney, Gabrielle Fiabane & Christos Calivas Next Exhibition at GingerBread Square Gallery with Reception 3/12 (More Below)
The Extraordinary Amount of Exhibitions/Classes & Events at TSKW
The Extraordinary Amount of Exhibitions/Classes & Events at KWAHS.
Don Oriolo from the Home office of Zazoo Photo/Art Gallery stopped by last week
Our Tour of the Luis Sottil Gallery
Bahama Music Program of Key West (BVMPKW) Presented Bye Bye Birdie Last week and we have a few Ralph DePalma Photos & Info. on the play.
The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7815 Each Week. In This issue (March 5 2018) : Plein Air Key West 2018, A Feature on Lucille Khornak, WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM Treats us to Photo Galleries , John Clayton Kicks Off the 10th Annual Plein Air Demonstration / Contest at the Key West Art Gallery 3/9&10, "Outdoor Fest" 3/10-17 from The Fla. Keys Wildlife Society (Formerly FAVOR) & US Fish & Wildlife, Sean Callahan's Dog Tired Studio Brings Back Gregory Little, WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM, Pt.2 of our On-Line Art / Photo Exhibition from Nicholas Bergery, Leanna Collins & Skipper Kripitz & the Gang All Over Key West, Urben Forester Karen DeMaria 3/17, "Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow, Mud Pi Ceramics Dept. Annual Event 3/11,
WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM , Amanda Johnson now in Stock Island, Adam Scott Rote (Artist to the Stars) Comes Back to The Key West Gallery 4/20-22 + D. Arthur Wilson 3/8-11, Impromptu Classical Concerts of KW 3/11 Katona Twins, Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery has Nancy Tankersley & Jean Pederson, A Tour of Sottil Gallery, A Sneak Preview of an Amazing Multipart Feature on the Photography and Travels of Bill and Linda Klipp, The KW Ladies Golf Ass. Raises Lots of $ to Help Breast Cancer Research, Our Final Parts of the Anne McKee Artist Fund Auction and the First Annual Key West Photography Festival, WWW.EQFL.ORG , A Re-Cap from Commissioner Margaret Romero's Latest Community Meeting, Frangipani Gallery New Exhibition from Paul Carmichael/Karen Beauprie/& Helen Rebane, J.H. Allen at Stone Soup Gallery & Frame Gallery,
WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM , Next Exhibition at GingerBread Square Gallery : John Whitney / Gabrielle Fiabane / & Christos Calivas, Tasty Classes from Chef Hubbard & Isle Cook, VFW, KWLS ALL Sold Out for 2019, An Extraordinary Amount of Exhibitions / Classes & Events from TSKW and KWAHS, Books and Books Line Up, Our Weekly MCSO & The City of KW (Inc. KW 2017 Year End Report), Don Oriolo Visits Zazoo, KWBG Next Luncheon 3/7 & Mixer 3/14, KW Garden Club Meeting 3/14, Red Barn's "Always Patsy Cline" 2/26-3/10, Waterfront Playhouse Gala 4/7 + Bernstein on Broadway 3/15&16 (TSKW), Key West Theater's Update Schedule, Karen Wray's "Collections KW Gallery, TSKW's Artists Studio /Home Tour 3/10, Lucky Street has Rebecca Bennett & Michel Delgado, AnnaMarie Giordano's "Life Drawing Workshops" (Models Always Needed), Lothar Speer's Classic Drawing Classes at the KW Art Ctr. & TSKW, Photo Feature from the KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens "GardenFest", Coast Projects, Keys WaterColor Society at Marathon Theater 3/8-24, Friends of the KW Library 3/5 Willie Dyre & 3/12 Barbara Ross, Spring Coral Camp from Reef Relief, MOTE / Sanc. Friends of the Florida Keys, "Last Stand" Protecting the Keys, Harrison Gallery, Gallery on Greene has Peter Vey, Cocco and Salem Gallery, Tropical Botanic Artists at Gato 3/8-6/15, FKSPCA "Spring Social" 3/23, Wesley House Family Services Gala at Christopher Elwell's Royal Furniture ( Thanks Christopher & Jeremy for the Amazing Year Round Work you do for so many Non Profit Organizations), Cafe Con Libros Author Events at the KW Library, WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM Photo Feature on their First "Candidates Workshop" + "Meet the Candidates" 4/16, Rock Solomon, Aids Help CC, Roger Stuart Davis Photographic Exhibition at The Tropic Cinema 3/5-4/1, Fla. Health Monroe, Debra Butler Design Studios Latest E-Mail Campaign Link, Our "Hamptons Arts & Culture" Weekly Section, FKCC, & More.
Thanks to All our Associate Contributing Editors for All the Great Year Round Materials. Thanks to the Readers and your Comments. Have an Outstanding Week. Ed. PS: As You can see this Issue is Very Long like many of the recent issues (A Good Thing) ; So You Can with EASE Close and Open this Issue as many times as you need.
I did a very brief search for Parkland School Donations ; and the NBC Today Show came up ; and of course The American Red Cross is always a Reliable Source
The TODAY SHOW'S Link for Donations to Parkland School Shootings ; Click
We start the March 5 Issue off with the Final Part of the 4 Part Photo Feature of the 2018 Anne McKee Artists Fund. (Great Stuff) BUT FIRST Bill and Linda Klipp has been so nice in responding to my requests for material for the magazine. Their Wildlife and Nature Photography is BRILLIANT. In Upcoming Issues we'll be Featuring their work. Here is a brief Hello from them and a few photos :
Ed attached are few images that were taken by Linda and I from our journey to the "Land of Ice".
I have a 6 part photo blog ( "Antarctica Wanderings" ) highlighting our photo expedition to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and Antarctica at: www.klipp.blog Separately our general wildlife photography website is www.WildlifePhotos.me Link to a short video and time lapse I call "Penguins on the Run" as the national Geographic Explorer plows through the ice: https://youtu.be/xmoXTqUmsZc
Here is our 4th. & Final Part of our Photo Feature from the Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction
Additional Photos Inside the Auction Capturing the Action Up Shortly
Mud Pi Ceramic Event March 11
This year, the perennial fund-raiser for the FKCC Ceramics Department has relocated to The Studios Key West, 533 Eaton Street. On March 11th, from 5-8pm, a $25 ticket sold at the door will purchase a keepsake ceramic bowl or plate, appetizers and refreshments. Other student works will be available for sale. Proceeds benefit the FKCC Mud-Pi student club and will be used to augment equipment and enrich instruction at the ceramic department. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-809-3132
Luncheon 3/7 ( Info. to Follow Shortly)
In the Promotion of the 10th. Annual Plein Air Events, Exhibitions, & Contests. I took 7 Artists that are active in Plein Air. Of course Many Are Active in Plain Air but certainly can't get everyone in this Feature.
"Blue Heaven" by Karen Beauprie (11X14 or 16X20)
Water Lilies by Nancy Henning 16X20
Sconset Charmer by William Welch 23X17
Hiding Out 12X16 by Gabrielle Wilson
We have have 5 More Sections with Art from these 7 Artists in this Issue
Here is Part 4 (The Final Part) of Our Photo Feature from the First Annual Key West Photography Festival; and it was Awesome
All the Following below are Photos Supplied by the Alan S. Maltz Gallery 1210 Duval St. 305-294-0005
, & I believe all the Photos are from Jay W Hall
"Good to The Last Drop"
We Continue with more of the International Photography Area at The Festival
Wikon Rosarayanont (Thailand)
A few 70 to 100 YO Photos Up Shortly as well as more from the International Area of the Festival
The festival is headed by Quincy Perkins (KWFF)
SEAN CALLAHAN'S DOG TIRED STUDIO 802-989-5910
1011 Whitehead St. (Corner of Julia St.)
Current Exhibition : Gregory Little
This show is Water and Sky, as named by Sean. It is focused on Palm Trees, Koi and Birds. All are oils painted with Palette Knives exclusively. Of course Gregory is World Renown for his Male Nudes; and d Gregory told me that Summer may bring a show featuring that Genre.
"Brilliant Sunrise" 24X24
"Corner Palm" 24X24
"Key West Palm 14X40
"Koi Swirl" 18X12
The last Key West Garden Club Featured a Talk by Robin on Clouds and a Brilliant Slide Show by Photographer and Artist Nicholas Bergery . This Issue will also contain Part 2 of 2 of an On-Line Art/Photographic Exhibition from Nicholas Bergery ( he also was one of the VIP Guests that did a presentation at the First Annual Key West Photography Festival)
Here is a Nicholas Bergery's On-Line Photographic / Art Exhibition . You can see Part 1 go to Feb 26th Issue ;
Up shortly more from Nicholas Bergery
The Key West Garden Club at West Martello, 1100 Atlantic Blvd. offers a Soiree on Wednesday, March 14 at 5:30 P.M. Toby Armour, locally known playwright, is presenting with a troupe of storytellers, "Some Lesser-Known Creation Stories: An interactive evening for artists, non-artists, doodlers, free thinkers, non-thinkers, all listeners. Children free." Members $5, Non members $10.Join us in exploring in an interesting and interactive evening.
319 Duval St. 305-296-9911
Starring CHRISTINE MILD
as Patsy Cline
as Louise Seger
Two remarkable actresses bring the true-life story of iconic singer Patsy Cline and her best friend Louise Seger to life on the stage of the Red Barn.
With a remarkable band led by Jim Rice, these two will entertain you with the heartfelt and musical story of Patsy and Louise, complete with most of Patsy's top hits, including "Crazy", "Sweet Dreams", and "She's Got You".
A Red Barn Non-Subscription Special Event!
Please Make Sure to check out Bob Bowersox's
1408 Duncan St. 302-540-6102. Always Cutting Edge Entertainment
Our Good friend in NYC and Southampton NY Invites Us for a Brief Look at the 2018 NYC Fashion Week
WWW.LUCILLEKHORNAK.COM 631-613-6000. Lucille's Photographic work has a wide range of Genres; and is known for her Fashion Work. She Creates a Really Nice Presentation and Iet us use the entire.
One of her 4 Studio Locations
NYFW + You
This time of year, as we celebrate New York Fashion Week, there will be thousands upon thousands of designs that will cross many runways. The most important detail to remember in this time is that it is not a piece of clothing that makes an individual look beautiful, rather the individual that makes a piece of clothing come to life.
OMG! Did you see that? I LOVE that look.
Just a few more positive affirmations to add to your list- but seriously, when is the last time you saw a photograph of yourself and had one of these very thoughts? So often, we focus on the negative things people have told us about our appearance. We fail to see the beauty in ourselves because of the unreasonable standards and expectations of society, and this should not be.
Love Yourself and who you are today. After all, isn't that all we have? Photo by Lucille Khornak.
Mélange is a platform that promotes diversity in the arts, and encourages individuals to love themselves and all others. Photo by Lucille Khornak.
So maybe you put on (or lost) a few pounds since your last shoot, or you haven't exactly been keeping up with your New Year's skincare routine. Maybe you have a face full of freckles, a large nose, or unique bone structure. Whatever the case may be, it's important that you embrace it because that's what makes you different, and that's what makes you YOU.
This time of year, as we celebrate New York Fashion Week, there will be thousands upon thousands of designs that will cross many runways. The most important detail to remember in this time is that it is not a piece of clothing that makes an individual look beautiful, rather the individual that makes a piece of clothing come to life. This year, I have had the honour of working with the leaders of the Mélange Movement as they produce their first ever NYC fashion show, and I think what they are trying to do is just wonderful. Check them out here.
Part 2 of Lucille Khornak at the 2018 NYC Fashion Week Up Shortly
Free yourself from negativity, and embrace the positivity that feeds your emotional health. Photo by Lucille Khornak.
A personal fashion book admiring your now is quite an impactful, and beautiful thing to see. Photo by Lucille Khornak
Key West Ladies Golf Leaque
Ladies Golf League Raises Funds For Cancer Research
The Key West Ladies Golf Association raised $4,735 participating in the annual Rally for the Cure Golf Event at the Key West Golf Club. Joining with the Key West Men's Golf Association more than 50 members & guests played 18 holes to help fund national and local community programs in breast cancer education, screening and research. Lunch was donated & served by Harpoon Harry's. The Ladies League, which is 31 years old, plays 18 holes every Thursday morning from November through April.
Photo by Audrey Thompson President
The March 12 Issue will have many works from Christos Calivas and Gabriella Fiabane. We are already showing much from John Whitney due his appearance at The Key West Art Center to Kick Off Plein Air Week.
Kelli Alpert and the Gang send regards and tells us : Bill Mack
and Gary Welton greeted their Fans Over the weekend; and was a very festive time. Of course ; their works hang year round.
Meet D. Arthur Wilson
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Watch D. Arthur paint live in the gallery and view a collection of his newest originals and limited editions.
Meet Jane Seymour & Sean m. Flynn
9115 Strada Place, Naples FL 34108
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Sunday March, 11, 2018
Meet the Artists. Previews begin Friday March 8, art is available for acquisition.
Meet Adam Scott Rote
Friday, April 20, 2018
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Meet the Artist 11am-2pm and 7-10pm Daily. Adam Rote will paint live in the gallery and unveil his newest series inspired by Robert Mapplethorpe who was an American photographer, known for his sensitive yet blunt treatment of controversial subject-matter in the large-scale, highly stylized black and white medium of photography.
RSVP today / 305-292-9339
Bernstein on Broadway 3/15 & 16 at TSKW Featuring Bobby Nesbit and Vinvent Zito Put Together an Evening you wont want to miss in Celebration of American Composer Leonard Bernstein. Go to
Under the Influence
Archetype & Adaptation from Homer to the Multiplex : The 37th Annual Key West Literary Seminar January 10-13 2019
After a record-setting response (less than four minutes), registration for the 2019 Key West Literary Seminar is now full. Click below to join the waitlist.
UPDATE SCHEDULE WITH ADDITIONS UP SHORTLY
Making her annual Key West residency in merry March, the ultra-talented Leanna Collins will be the featured singer/guitarist, along with longtime pals, Marty Stonely, saxes & flute, & skippo on drums, for three special upcoming gigs. The 'Strummer Girl/ Drummer Boy/Saxman' mini- tour will go deep into Leanna's huge repertoire of jazzy & Brazilian standards, & pop/rock music classics of the 60's thru the 21st century. Oh yeah, Leanna's back for March!. Catch us at SALUTE- Friday 9th @6pm, the Gardens Hotel- Sunday11th@5pm, & Virgilio's-Tuesday 13th@9pm. You'll be most happy you did!.. Lastly talented Leanna Collins, will be the featured singer/guitarist on Sunday March 4th, at 6:30pm, at Blue Heaven, along with skippo on drums. More to come, Call 305-296-8666
Key Deer: The Endangered Darlings of the Florida Keys and What We Can Do to Protect Them?
|Friends & Volunteers of Refuges is now called Florida Keys Wildlife Society
|Award Winning Photograph by Mike Vaughn "Tender Moments"
Key deer may be tiny in size, but this endangered species is big on the list of well-loved wildlife.
If the diminutive deer
exclusive to the Florida Keys
has somehow eluded you, it's time to make your way to the third annual Outdoor Fest, set for Saturday, March 10
through Saturday, March 17
and hosted by US Fish and Wildlife Service's Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Complex and their Friends group, Florida Keys Wildlife Society. With a Wildlife Fair at their new Big Pine Key Nature Center and a Run with Deer 5k just some of their many offerings, you're sure to sight this miniature but magnificent creature.
To learn more about Key deer and their natural habitat, check out the upcoming Outdoor Fest: visit
, contact Refuge Ranger Kristie Killam at 305-304-9625, or email Nancy or Jan at
. Brought to you in part by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council. MORE UP SHORTLY ON THE 5K RACE ON MARCH 17 RUN WITH THE DEER
Cricket Desmarais sends regards and tell us : What's in a name?
Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuge Friends group changes moniker as 21-year commitment to wildlife continues
The Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuge Friends group has recently changed their moniker, but their commitment to local wildlife
stewardship through science and education
Formerly known as FAVOR, Friends and Volunteers of Refuges, Florida Keys Wildlife Society organized as part of a nationwide effort to develop Friends groups for National Wildlife Refuges in 1997, forging a wildlife ambassadorship for the
over 400,000 acres of wildlife that make up the subtropical Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges. Since then, they've helped make certain that Crocodile Lake NWR, National Key Deer Refuge, Great White Heron NWR and Key West NWR-home to some of the world's most endangered habitats, plants, and wildlife species-retain their status as some of the most beautiful and unique natural resources in the world.
"The Society is a critical link in helping us conserve and protect the wildlife and habitats of our refuges," says Ranger Kristie Killam. "They help communicate the issues to our visitors and residents, and they provide a call to action on numerous issues that include the importance of trash cleanups, building wildlife habitat, responsible pet ownership, ethical wildlife viewing, and sustainable living."
Hi all this is Karen Wray's Place on Stock Island; and as you know Karen is so nice; venture out to visit her and ALL the Goods.
"Fire Flower Roaster" 20X24 Oil on Canvas
Happy Chinese New Year : Year of the Dog "Shih Tzu-Earth Dog" 16X20 Oil on Canvas
Our Good Friend Amenda sends regards and Tell Us : "Hello!
I have a new location, my studio is in Stock Island, 5700 4th Ave.
Please check with me before you visit, or else I may miss you.
New On-Line Shop where you can purchase limited edition Rooster Giclees.
Available paintings here: WWW.AMANDAJOHNSON.COM
I'm looking forward to a great 2018 and wishing you all the best this year!"
Stock Island Art Walk every 2nd Saturday in March and April 10a-4pm Come and Visit and see some of the New Works as well as the Well Known Pieces that can be gotten through Re-Print.
"Into the Night" 24X36 Oil on Canvas
"Wonderouse Sea Turtle" 30X30
We continue with our 7 Plein Air Artists promoting Plein Air March
Ashe Street Conch by Karen Beauprie
Yellow and Blue by Nancy Henning
Union Street by William Welch 23X17
Southard in Spring by Gabrielle Wilson
More Up Shortly
Three Views of Florida at Frangipani ALL March
Frangipani Gallery presents Three Views of Florida through Plein Air, Photography and Fused Glass at the last First Friday Art Stroll on Upper Duval.
Paul Carmichael's spectacular wildlife photography show at Gallery A features a selection of "one-shot" flight photos of various Florida birds. His Roseate Spoonbills explode with color through the magic of a smoke haze at sunset.
"All Around Town" at Gallery B presents Karen Beauprie's plein air watercolor paintings of Key West. Karen teaches watercolor classes at the Key West Art Center and the Studios of Key West. Along with two other artists, Karen recently started a local group of Urban Sketchers in order to show the world one drawing at a time.
Helen Rebane at Gallery A loves glass, saturated colors and stylish statements. Her vibrant jewelry is precise and intricate. Helen's collection of vessels and panels feature colorful art and recycled aqua glass with organic structure and free form boundaries.
The Kiss By Karen Beauprie
"Roseate1" by Paul Carmichael
The March 12th. Issue will Have many works from Karen, Paul, and Helen.
The Next Exhibition starts March 12 Featuring John Whitney, Gabrielle Fiabane, & Christos Calivas. Reception from 5:30p-8P
The Current Exhibition from Jane Washburn and Todd Bonita is Up for 1 more week ; so we'll do an Encore Feature
Here a few of Jane Washburn's Paintings
Beach Blues 12X16 Oil on Canvas
Little Palm Island Heron 30X36 Oil on Canvas
Saturday Morning Carribean Club 14X18 Oil
Samantha's Flamingo 24X20
Linus 8X10 Oil on Canvas
Bougainvilliea on Elia 9X12 Oil
Up Shortly Works from Todd Bonita ;
830 Caroline St. 305-294-7131
533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458 Artist Home Tour March 10 11a-3p
Sat Mar 10, 11am-3pm
One of our most popular annual events, the Artist Studio Tours return to Old Town this season with a carefully curated collection of creative work spaces. Spend the afternoon peeking into the homes and studios of some of the island's most fascinating artists. Please purchase tickets at Stop #1, where we'll have snacks and drinks available. Tour details on their site and Facebook Page. Of course more Info. on their events further down in the Weekly Section.
Sponsored by Gallery on Greene
ABOVE Header image, clockwise from top left: David Schofield, Alex Holst, Tracey Holst, Susan Sugar, Jean Pederson and Richard Cleaver.
Stop #1: 607-609 Ashe Street,
The Studios' Residency Cottages
Current Artists-in-Residence: Richard Cleaver , artist; George Ciscle , curator; Jean Pederson, artist; Leigh Gallaher, writer.
Stop #2: 816 Johnson Lane. The Turtle House, home of artist Susan Sugar. Stop #3: 1128 Johnson Street. Home of fashion designer Tracey Holst & photographer/jewelry maker Alex Holst. Stop #4: 1423 Von Phister Street. Home of artist David Schofield
HERE IS A VIDEO TOUR OF SUSAN SUGAR's House I guess from a Previous Tour Event
Click this LINK3 for the Complete Excellent E-Mail Blast that TSKW did on this event and others. You will also receive a 10% Discount Off the Artists Studio /Home Tour
MORE FROM TSKW IN THE REGULAR WEEKLY SECTION
Last Week For "First Thursday" had the Receptions for the March Exhibitions : Featuring "Without Within" by Eric Anfinson, "Four Views" by Judi Zabar/Jane Gilbert/David Genest/& Kathy Walter, An Exhibition by Judi Bradford, & and an Exhibition from the FKCC Mud-Pi Ceramics. (More Up Shortly in their Weekly Section)
Secretary Audrey Thompson and the Rest of the Crew send regards and these Pics from the 2018 GardenFest
NEXT TALK ON MARCH 17 BY URBAN FORESTER KAREN DEMARIA
Don't understand what is happening with the City's tree canopy? Hear Karen DeMaria present "The City of Key West Tree Ordinance - Fact vs. Fiction" at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden. Our Urban Forester will speak on Saturday, March 17th from 1:30 - 2:30pm in the Garden Chapel, located just over Cow Key Bridge on College Road. Come for the monthly native plant sale and stay for the talk. Program is Free for members and students; $5 for others. Call 305-296-1504 for information.
Karen Kennedy DeMaria has held the position of Urban Forester for the past 5 years. Ms. DeMaria has dual degrees in Biology and Marine Biology and has previously worked with the State of Florida, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, and numerous engineering and consulting firms. She has been a resident of the Lower Florida Keys since 1989 and has volunteered as a Girl Scout leader, Relay for Life volunteer, and mentor with Take Stock in Children.
WaterColor Society WWW.FKWCS.COM
|Down Under by Lian Quan Zhen
|Pigeon Key Cottage by Charles Pasarelli
Come meet the artists of the Society and "YOU Be The Judge" and vote for your favorite painting for The Jan Lawliss People's Choice Award.
Music by Richard Foley.
The Exhibit opens for daytime viewing on Thursday, March, 8th and can be viewed from 11-4 each Thursday, Friday and Saturday thru March 24th and also the two evening before the curtain and during intermission of the theater's Fundraiser Performance...."One Weekend Only" on Friday and Saturday, March 23rd and 24th.
Call 609-231-7045 for Art Exhibit info
305-292-1025 Only a few Speakers left for the "Lecture Series" at The Key West Theater at 6PM Mondays : 3/5 Willie Dyre, 3/12 Barbara Ross, & 3/19 P. Scott Cunningham.
Commissioner Margaret Romero held a Community Meeting Last Week. The Commissioner now gives us detailed information from the Meeting. Due to Space constraints We'll Insert the Re-Cap over a few Weeks :
Below are the topics that were covered at my community meeting held on February 20
th. One topic not covered there, but might be of interest is information regarding iguanas. There is additional information pertaining to the Height Referendum / College Road City properties. The summary follows this outline.
ART IN PUBLIC PLACES
DEMOLITION BY NEGLECT
GREEN SPACE FOR RECREATION ACTIVITIES
LAW ENFORCEMENT UPDATES
LONG-TERM HOUSING RENTALS
MEDICAL RESPONSIVENESS, FIRE DEPARTMENT
NEW ASSISTED LIVING CENTER
QUALITY OF LIFE
SHORT-TERM AND TRANSIENT RENTALS
TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES
WHITE STREET PIER
Information Continued at the Very End of this Issue and Picks Up Again in the March 12th. Issue
Nancy Tankersley and Jean Pederson
Here are some of Jean's Works
More from Nancy Tankersley Up Shortly and here are a few from Jean Pederson
We Now Continue with Our On-Line Photo / Art Exhibition from Nicholas Bergery
Melissa Trader's Stone Soup Gallery
J.H. ALLEN is the Current Exhibition at Stone Soup Gallery and Frame Shop
This Months Reef Relief E-Newsletter can be seen with this Link
Up Shortly ; Info. on Spring Break Coral Camp
281 Front St. 305-295-6616
Their Weekly Section Up Shortly with an amazing amount of Events, Exhibitions, & Classes /Workshops
Any of my clients will tell you, I am forever working to ensure they look their best in their photos. That's because as a professional, I know the difference between industry-standard quick retouching that can leave you looking fake, and high quality no-compromise retouching that is for real life people and families who desire photos that reflect the truth of who they are. One of my favourite things to do for a client is a personal fashion book- yes that's a thing! Comfortable and stylish looks that compliment their features make it easier to bring out the best emotional response for a truthful reflection of who they are.
Well we certainly are clearing up many of the Past Pushed Back Features (due to Time and space Constraints) with just a few more to go :
That will be Pushed back to March 12 or 19 : Part 1 of our Tour of The Guild Hall Gallery, Part 4 Our Tour of the Key West Art Center, Our Photo Feature of the Peter Max Exhibition recently at the Key West Gallery, Liza Jane Catana's Recent Appearance in KW. Of Course also in the March 12th. Issue events we covered last week and Event Notices from our Contributing Editors for Upcoming Events.
We continue with our Plein Air Artists in Celebration of March Plein Air
Bird of Paradise by Karen Beauprie
Water Lilies by Nancy Henning 16X20
Yellow House by Deb Kik
Roses on the Bluff by William Welch 23X17
Mangrove Mama's by Gabrielle Wilson 11X14
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
And of Course the Artwork of the Owner Louis Sottil will be Featured in the next few weeks.
|Ali Fecourt Wall
|One of the "Scotty" Walls
|Chris & Juliana Art Specialists & Mixolists
|One of the Ali Lefcourt Walls
|Always a Fan favorite ; Lots of Red Dots Next to her Paintings
|One of the Lefcourt Walls (L) &
David Miller Wall (R) Surfs Up
|Krystiano DaCocsta Wall
FKSPCA Held a Fund Raising event at Sottil Gallery a few weeks ago; Click the Jan 29 Issue for Photos and Part 2 of our Tour. http://conta.cc/2Fraa5Y & Part 1 is in the Jan. 22 Issue
Other Featured Year Round Artists at Sottil (Each week a Stand Alone Photo Feature from Each Artist ; next week Michael Goddard) : Ali Lefcourt, Michael Goddard (Uses Olives) , Fine Art by Scotty Ziegler Tastefully Edgy, Thomas Easley, David Miller, Oliviya (Heavy Oil Painting by Knife :Taking at least 1 &1/2 Years to Cure), Krystiano DaCosta Cris Wolaszak, Dale Mathis, Acrylic Sculpture by Michael Wilkenson, Body Casting by Delia Lala
Below Louis Sottil
Current Exhibition Peter Vey. Peter is one of Nance's Featured Artists All Year Round. We Recently had a 4 Week/Part Tour of the Gallery on Greene ; and look forward to bringing you more of their Artists in Upcoming Issues. Thanks Nance and all the Gallery Owners and Artisans that so enhances The Arts in The Keys.
Our Last 11 Issues ; These Links Below are Created by my Production, Database Management, & Delivery System : Constant Contact. By Clicking any of them; you will Instantly see the Issue ; they don't get stored on your computer; Just put Temporarily in Memory.
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Writing on the Autograph Tree
The Marathon Public Library, 3251 Overseas Hwy, presents a Free Short Story Workshop/Seminar with Edgardo Alvarado, author of "The Funerals of Key West" and "Don't Read this Poetry Book". The group meets every Tuesday from February 6 through April 10 from 4 to 6 pm to discuss and write a short story. It is open and free to the public but registration is required. All participants must be 18 years old or older. Call 305-292-3595 to reserve your spot today.
1011 Whitehead St. 802-989-5910
Elizabeth St. Hilaire was the Featured Artist last month ; Hit the Feb. 5 & Feb 12 Links below to see some of her work as well as above
|He Said She Said
The Current Exhibition is Gregory Little Featured at the top of this Issue
At 4 pm on Friday, March 9th the Key West Art Center kicks off a Plein Air tradition ten years in the making with a demonstration by John Clayton. Based in Provincetown
John Clayton is an energetic painter who shares his passion for color as it is revealed in the ever changing light key of nature.
"I'm not so much interested in making a picture as an image of a particular place, a recognized person or object. I'm studying the color and allowing nature to reveal her beauty on that specific day, and am committed to returning to the same location until I have created an expression of the scene in an artistic expression.
" Linger after the demo to enjoy light refreshments, speak with the artist, and pre-register for Plein Air Key West. Artists of ALL levels are encouraged to participate. Here is a few of John's Works
Williams Street Scene 20X24
View of Provincetown 24X20
Provincetown Tuna Boats 11X14
Loosestrife Landscape Provincetown 20X24
Saturday, March 10th Plein Air Key West begins as artist registration opens promptly at 8 am at the Key West Art Center. All participants must get their canvases stamped during morning registration before heading out to paint at the location of their choice. Artwork must be returned to the Art Center by no later than 1:30 that afternoon, so that it may be judged by John Clayton himself. Friends, family, strangers, and artists alike are invited to enjoy a refreshing array of treats at the Happy Hour Show & Sale from 5 to 7 pm. Come share in the excitement as the winners are announced and CASH PRIZES awarded at 6:15 pm. All Plein Air paintings created that day will be on display and available for purchase.
Grab an easel and join in the creative fun for a delightful touch of color this March. The participation fee for Plein Air Key West is $30 for Art Center Members, $35 for non-members. The Key West Art Center, a non-profit community art center and gallery, is located at 301 Front Street with daily operating hours of 10 am to 5 pm. For more information or to register to be a part of a decade long tradition
March 8-June 15 at Gato 1100 Simonton St. 9a-5p
Susan Cumins from the Tropical Botanic Gardens Organization sends regards and tells us :
Tamiami Trail: In the Beginning
Tropical Botanic Artists document the 100-year-old
Tamiami Trail's effects on South Florida's landscape
ABOUT TROPICAL BOTANIC ARTISTS
The Tropical Botanic Artists collective was established in Miami, Florida, in 2006 to highlight the beauty of tropical plants through art. Its members come from all walks of life and each brings a unique viewpoint to his or her work. They share a love of the natural world and that fascination is reflected in their art.
5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857
WESLEY HOUSE FAMILY SERVICES GALA SAT. MARCH 24
Royal Furniture is hosting the 2
nd Annual Gala to benefit Wesley House Family Services. We hope you can be a part of it this year. I have attached a flyer for your convenience. Feel free to share it with your friends, families and enemies (we would like them there also).
What: Wesley House Family Services Gala hosted by Royal Furniture
When: March 24, 2018 - 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Where: Royal Furniture - Marathon - 6001 Overseas Highway
How: For tickets call 305-809-5060 or visit the Royal Furniture location in Marathon or Key West or the Wesley House Family Services office in Marathon or Key West
There will be a fabulous Silent Auction, OPEN BAR, Live Entertainment, and amazing food by the Iron Chefs
Allison Rich sends regards and tells us this great News : We are happy to announce that Cafe con Libros is back again this year and being held at the studios.
Café con Libros
The Key West Library is offering their free Café con Libros author series on Tuesday mornings from January 23rd until March 27th at the Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. Author presentations begin at 10:30 am. On Tuesday January 23rdis author Lucy Burdette of the Key West Food Critic Murder Mysteries followed by Elisa Segrave, author of "The Girl from Station X" on Tuesday January 30th. For more information call the library at 305-292-3595.
Mar. 6th: Leslie Linsley on "Salvage Style," decorating with vintage objects
Mar. 13th: Robin Lloyd on his historical novel set in Havana, "Harbor of Spies"
Mar. 20th: Samuel Harrington, MD, on "At Peace: Choosing a Good Death After a Long Life"
Mar. 27th: Kenneth Michaels in conversation with Edgardo Alvarado-Vazquez about "Only in Key West" :
Monroe County Public Library,
The Key West Library at 700 Fleming St is offering free One-on-One Technology tutoring. Do you have questions about your smartphone or tablet? Do you need help downloading Ebooks from the library's website? If so, please call us at 305-292-3595 to make an appointment. Our library assistants are here to help you with your devices. Call us today!
A few more photos from the 2018 Anne McKee Artist Fund Auction
A few more Photos from the 2018 Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction Up Shortly
More Plein Air Artists; Once again we realize that Hundreds of local Artists are Involved in Plein Air but of course due to time and space constraints we asked a Few Gallery Owner Friends and these are the 7 Artists we came up with.
SouthernMost Tourist Spot by Karen Beauprie
Sunbathers by Deb Kik
Lighthouses by William Welch
Morning Stroll by Gabrielle Wilson
Keys Kids Junior and Bahama Village Music Program Presented:
Bye Bye Birdie
Based on the story of Elvis Presley being drafted into the Army, the main character, Conrad Birdie, sings heart rending songs to his screaming fans. Audiences will hear familiar songs such as "We Love You Conrad," "Put on a Happy Face," The Telephone Hour," and "A Lot Of Livin' To Do." In the show, the MacAfee family will be featured on The Ed Sullivan Show where their daughter Kim is to get "One Last Kiss" from Conrad Birdie. Mayhem ensues when her boyfriend, Hugo, enters in a jealous rage.
Over thirty middle school students are in the cast. Main characters are Maddox Lowe as Kim MacAfee, Jarvis Moore as Albert Peterson, Angelina Diaz as Rose Alvarez, Sadie Dodds as Mrs. Peterson, Nelson Sawyer as Hugo Peabody, and Key West High School student Iain Wilcox as Conrad Birdie.
Stage direction is by Stephanie Manaher, with musical direction by Nancy 3. Hoffman, choreography by Penny Leto, technical direction by Phillip Baucom, and assistant directors, Gary and Nancy Curry. This program was sponsored by the Bahama Village Music Program and sponsored in part by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts and the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys. For more information or to make a donation, email email@example.com or call (305) 504-7664.
Photos by Ralph DePalma
Jarvis Moore, Madonna Pierre, Iain Wilcox, Bronson Campo and Angelina Diaz with cast members behind.
Iain Wilcox as Conrad Birdie with some of his adoring fans.
Conrad Birdie (center) played by Iain Wilson, and his manager, Albert Peterson (standing) played by Jarvis Moore, with cast members of Bye Bye Birdie
The Conrad Birdie Fan Club
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 16 5pm at Salute on the Beach "Call for Candidates"
Here is the Link for their Donation Page ; DONATE
Hometown's! Call for Candidates.
of Local 2018 Elections!
KEY WEST, FL: On
Monday, April 16
, 2018, Hometown! will be hosting their annual
Call for Candidates
event at Salute on the Beach starting at 5 pm.
At this event, incumbents seeking reelection, other declared and potential candidates, as well as those merely testing the waters to determine their electability in the upcoming 2018 elections will introduce themselves and present why they are interested in public service and why they should be your candidate of choice.
Admission is free - there will be light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.
"Workshop for Winning Campaigns"
So You're Thinking About Running: A Workshop for Winning Campaigns
" Hometown's first campaign event of the 2018 election cycle held at the Marriott Beachside on Saturday, February 10, was a huge success!
The thirty-seven (37) candidates, potential candidates, incumbents and campaign managers heard experienced political pundits, media experts and public office holders opine on local campaign strategy, budget issues, fundraising and effective communications for upcoming election forums, Q&A debates, and door-to-door canvassing.
Hometown believes that better prepared candidates lead to more effective and informed elected representatives supporting both the community's and Hometown's mission of Good Government.
According to the evaluations, the best part of the workshop was the variety and expertise of the presenters. We couldn't agree more and would like to thank Monroe County Clerk Kevin Madok, Key West City Commissioner Sam Kaufman, Monroe County School Board Chair Bobby Highsmith, Monroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers, Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Joyce Griffin; local businessmen Bryan Green, Ed Swift, John Dolan-Heitlinger and Clinton Barras of Two Oceans Digital; as well as Bill Becker, News Director of U.S. 1 Radio 104.1, and Gwen Filosa of the Keynoter.
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Below is from a past performance ; but I do believe that Rock will making another appearance at the same venue soon
Rock Solomon's Mixdeity Entertainment cordially invites you to the very first Murder Mystery Dinner of the 2018 Jazz-Age Retrospectacular Series. First Flight Restaurant & Brewery and Mixdeity Entertainment and will be waiting at the door for you. All you have to do, is please kindly RSVP within the next 24 hours to reserve your dinner.
Time: 5pm-6pm Cocktail Hour w free adult beverage for all in costume
6pm-8pm 3 Course Gourmet Dinner & Interactive Dinner Play
Location: First Flight Restaurant & Brewery
Attire: 1920s Vintage Gatsby/Old Hollywood
|First Flight Restaurant 301 Whitehead St. for one of the venues for Rock Solomon's Shwos
Zazoo has an Amazing Collection of Photos & Art on Iconic Movie Stars, Sports Figures, Famous Photographers. You Can spend Hours in Zazoo and everything is Very Inexpensive for these Rare Originals / Copies. These 2 Issues will have a Partial Tour of their Gallery : Jan. 8 http://conta.cc/2qzl7zR and Jan. 15 http://conta.cc/2FGNHm6
We did a Beatles Feature the Last Two Issues ; for the Minority of Readers that will go 2 or more weeks without reading an Issue ; if you click Feb 19 and Feb 26 You will see The Beatle Feature of Course Better Yet ; go to Zazoo to see the Classic 1960s Photos in Person
Artist Don Oriolo was painting in our gallery this past weekend. For those who couldn't make it - here are his brand new originals that we are presenting for sale...
TM & © The Don Oriolo Collection, Inc
Original mixed medium on plywood.
Measures approx. "49 x 78" framed.
Hand signed by the artist,
Show Price $8,995.
Original mixed medium on canvas.
Presently displayed in our front window.
Measures approx. 40" x 30" gallery wrapped.
Hand signed by the artist,
Show Price $5,000.
"The Gang is All Here"
Original mixed medium on canvas.
Presently displayed in our front window.
Measures approx. 40" x 30" gallery wrapped.
Hand signed by the artist,
Show Price $5,000.
(R) EROICA TRIO March 11
(L) Jose Franch-Ballester (Clarinet) & Michael Brown (Piano) March 25
The 2018 Season (As Usual) ALL Concerts at St. Pauls Episcopal Church 4pm.
Tickets for the concert cost $20, and are available at
, or at the door on the afternoon of the event. Cash, checks, or credit/debit cards accepted. Students admitted free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Visit their website for detailed information on all their 2018 2/25 Katona Twins (Mozart to Doors), 3/11 Back by Popular Demand Eroica Trio, 3/25 Jose Franch-Balleser & Michael Brown (Piano & Clarinet), 3/27 & 28 Remembering Lenny Bernstein
Up Shortly Updated Schedule of Concerts and Special Events
for a Special Year End E-Newsletter Looking Back at ALL 12 months of Very Informative
533 Eaton St. 305-320-0208
Thank Mia for the Outstanding work you, Emily, Allison Rich, Michael Nelson and Tom Hambright do for bringing Amazing Literary Events to KW. Of course Thanks to the rest of the Monroe County Library Staff and of course KW Friends of the Library
The Books and Books Organization does 2 Types of Literary events :
"Meet The Authors" and Book Store Events and they are both done at the TSKW right next door to the Book Store. Below is a Regular Book Store event :
March 13 6pm
A Books and Books Talk, discussion and signing
Gabe Habash - Stephen Florida
Julie Buntin - Marlena
Brief Description - Join us for a reading, discussion and signing with two incredible authors. Gabe Habash's Stephen Florida follows a college wrestler in his senior season, when every practice, every match, is a step closer to greatness and a step further from sanity. Julie Buntin's debut novel Marlena explores that specific suspended time in young womanhood when every decision feels like the most important, and every friendship feels life-long.
Books and Books Talk, discussion and signing
Title - Tayari Jones - An American Marriage
Start Date/End Date - Wednesday, March 21st at 6:00 pm.
Brief Description - Tayari Jones's stirring, thought-provoking new novel, AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE, tackles big issues-race, loyalty, resilience-and perhaps the biggest issue of them all: love. Jones is the author of four novels and holds degrees from Spelman College, Arizona State University, and the University of Iowa. She serves on the MFA faculty in the MFA program at Rutgers-Newark University.
We continue our Final Part of Our Photo Feature of the
First Annual Key West Photography Festival Held in the Center of Mallory Square
Below is From the International Area of the Festival (which had 34 Photographs) & The Classic Photography Area
Survivors of the Maine 7 Days After The Explosion
(DeWolf & Wood Collection)
Two Navy Men 1940 (Duval and Front Streets)
(DeWolfe & Wood Collection)
(Wright and Langley Collection)
Ladies on the Sidewalk at Joe Pearlmans
(DeWolfe & Wood Collection)
Aristide Economopoulos (USA)
Argus Paul Estabrook (S. Korea)
Salvatore Giorgio Scalici (Italy)
Thanks Quincy , Paul, and Staff; and Especially the Hundreds of Photographers both Local and International. It was a Honor to be a Lead Sponsor and Cover the event. So Looking forward to Next Year.
305-296-6196 1434 Kennedy Dr.
Photographic Exposition at The Tropic Cinema by
Rodger Stuart Davis 3/5-4/1 "Mira Images"
I'm a local photographer. I've lived here 25 years, I've
13 books on Amazon, I've a weekly photo in the Blue
Paper, and I've an exhibit hanging on the walls of the
Tropic Cinema Gallery, the hallway by the stairs, from
March 5th - April 1st, it is my 4th exhibit there.
Photos of the Week from Peter Arnow
(Top Left) One World One Canvas Holds Fundraiser
One World One Canvas held their fundraiser at the Aqua Sidebar to fund cultural trips to Panama and to Iceland. Shown is Dottie Clifford of Aqua, Shannon Perkins, Lynn Gallagher, and Leslie Whalen.
Photo by Pete Arnow.
(Top Right) Goddess Comes Out of Retirement at Aqua
Goddess, aka Rick Derry, came out of retirement to perform at the Aqua Nightclub's new Sunday series. Comedienne Geri Louise Gates came out to support the performance. Photo by Pete Arnow.
(Bottom Left) 25
th Anniversary Sunrise Rotary Golf Classic Well Supported
Wesley House's Jeremy Wilkerson and Aqua Nightclub's Kimball Ingram took to the links to support the Sunrise Rotary's 25th anniversary Golf Classic. Photo by Pete Arnow.
(Bottom Right) Chef Ray Lamy Familiar Sight at Fundraisers
Barbeque Chef Ray Lamy is a familiar fixture at many fundraising events supported by Centennial Bank. Photo by Pete Arnow.
Main Current Exhibition Elizabeth Chamberlain : Colorful contemporary impressionist Key West scenes, painted in oil, on location!
Evening at Fort Zachary Taylor by George Salhofer Acrylic
Heaven's Gate by Elizabeth Chamberlain Oil
Classical Figure Drawing Classes by Lothar Speer Wednesdays from Jan 17-April 18 5:30-7:30p. Contact Gallery Dir. Juniper Deja at 305-294-1241 and/or Info@Keywestartcenter.com for more info
Thanks Local Artists Hanging at KWAC; as well as Gallery Manager Juniper and KWAC President Fran Decker, Board Members Jane Grannis, Lois Songer, Staff Susan O'Neill and the rest of the Staff & Board Members.
1207 Duval St. 305-296-8900
Current Exhibition at the GingerBread Square Gallery for Jane Washburn and Todd Bonia. Earlier in this Issue we Featured a Few of Jane's Works and now
Rye Marsh 6X8 Plein Aire Oil Study on Wood
Pierce Island Portsmith Plein Air Oil Study on Wood
Portsmith Tugs 11X14 Oil on Wood
The Clamer 11X14 Oil on Wood
More from Todd Bonia Up Shortly
5210 College Road
Johnny White & Caroline are always so nice in sharing their Photo Galleries with Us. Hit their Gallery Link to see many Photo Galleries
Thanks Johnny & Caroline for providing our readers with Great Year Round Photo Galleries to Enjoy; as well as Providing ALL of the Keys with a Great Calendar of Events Everyday. The March 5th. Issue will have a few more of their Galleries. Of Course go to the above Link to see many of them now.
Equality Florida consists of two organizations - Equality Florida Institute, Inc., our 501(c)(3) educational charity and Equality Florida Action, Inc., our 501(c)(4) advocacy organization. Together, these organizations form the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. Through education, grassroots organizing, coalition building, and lobbying, we are changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Next March 11 at 1111 Eaton St. at The Restaurant Store
Key West Artisan Market: Culinary and Wine Edition is This Sunday
Next Luncheon March 7th. and will Feature Speaker Jeff Johnson President of the FKSPCA and Special Events Volunteer Tiffany Dunsmore ( One of the Topics FKSPCA Building Update). Also Guest Speaker at the Luncheon is Jeff Smead (Marketing Dir.) The Island House Resort will give a Presentation : Marriott Beachside Noon. 3841 N. Roos. Blvd. Next Mixer March 14 Choice Storage Center 2600 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Florida Keys Community College's student ceramics club, Mud-Pi, invites the community to its annual fund-raising event on Sunday, March 11 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Studios of Key West at 533 Eaton Street. As per tradition, attendees will select their own student-crafted ceramic bowl to keep as a commemorative souvenir. Admission is $25; cash or checks only will be accepted at the entrance.
The funds raised will be used to purchase materials and equipment that allow Mud-Pi to continue to beautify and enrich the community. For more than 20 years, the students of Mud-Pi have created dozens of ornate ceramic wall murals and fountains that grace many locations in the Keys and provide the College's Key West Campus its signature aesthetic. The department also hosts young students, elementary through high school grades, as well as special needs groups to introduce them to the fine art of pottery.
For more information about this year's Mud-Pi event, contact Ann Labriola, FKCC Fine Arts instructor, at 305-809-3132 or email@example.com.
A Few More Photos from the 2018 Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction
The World Renown Artist & Recent Miriam B Good Award Honoree William Welch Looking on as his 2018 Entry as usual gets one of the Top Bids
Outstanding ; The 2018 Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction was the best one yet. So well Produced; and the array of the Local Art ; Just Brilliant. One of my favorite events; Thanks for allowing The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends to be a Lead Sponsor. A Real Honor to be Associated with ALL the Great Talent in The Keys and to Cover the Event. Thanks Gallery Owners , McKee Staff, and Most Importantly the Talented Artists
Also Go to their Website to see what's Up Next as well as Info on Bob Bowersox's Theatre XP. We Should have some updated Material in the March 12th. Issue.
The transformation of our community has been impressive in the months since Irma paid a visit. With few exceptions, businesses have repaired, revamped and are re-energized for the season. The profusion of refreshed floral and greenery does not disappoint. Even more noteworthy is the spirit of the community, pulling together to preserve and promote what makes the Keys so special. Next month, Debra Butler Design Studio continues a series of events to highlight an aspect of Key's life that will be of interest to you. Author and Key West resident, Carrie Jo Howe will be our guest on Thursday, March 22nd for a book signing and launch of her newly published book, "Island Life Sentence." Stop in to congratulate Carrie Jo and see all that's new in the Studio. Isn't it great to be home? 305-393-2942; Click above link for the Complete E-Newsletter from Debra.
Don't Wait for Summer to Dive into Coral Camp!
Join us for Spring Break Coral Camp for Kids!
Reef Relief is offering our second annual Spring Break Coral Camp and spots are filling up quickly!
Summer is coming early this year at Reef Relief! We are so excited to announce that we will be holding a week of Coral Camp this spring break! 6-12 year old youths will have the chance to explore and learn about our surrounding marine environment through exciting educational activities at the Reef Relief Environmental Center in Key West. Each fun-packed day, campers experience hands-on-learning, interactive games and outdoor activities. Activities include science and art projects in addition to exciting field trips around Key West, as well as multiple days of snorkeling. Spring Break Coral Camp begins March 12
th. This one-week session is limited to 25 campers. Coral Camp runs Monday through Friday from 8:30am- 4:30pm. Camp fees are $225 per child per week. Spots are filling up fast! Reserve a slot today!
Sponsors for Coral Camp include: Fury Water Adventures, Sebago Water Sports, Danger Charters, Key West Aquarium, Captain's Corner, Barefoot Billy's, Disney Conservation Fund, Firefly, Love in Bloom, Coco's Monkey, MOTE Marine Laboratory, and the Dogwood Foundation.
At Virgilio's, on Tuesday, March 6th @ 9pm, Skipper's weekly "League of Crafty Musicians" series will present an exciting performance of Key West's premier fusion band, the CRZBs. Featuring Pat Metheny-inspired, Brazilian-grooved originals, and plenty of Sting, Boz, John Mayer, Marvin Gaye, Herbie, Chick, John Scofield, Hall&Oates, and Steely Dan- type pop & soul favs. Chris
Burchard, blazes on guitar, Rob DiStaci plays keyboards and sings every note from the heart, Bubba Lownotes grooves on the bass, and skippo drives it home, on drums. So, catch a great nite of soulful rock, brazilian, and funk
fusion, with the one and only CRZBs, this first Tuesday of March, at Virgilio's, 524 Duval (rear). Call 296-1075 for more info.
Six Koi by Karen Beauprie
Blue Heaven Corner by Nancy Henning 14X18
The Gardens Hotel by William Welch 20X27
Carrying on a Tradition 11X14 by Gabrielle Wilson
Neil Chamberlain and Staff Send Greetings
Florida Keys Council of the Arts 1100 Simonton St. 305-295-4369
The Southernmost Coconut Castaways, the OFFICIAL Home "Friend Club" of Howard Livingston and the MM24 Band, will be having their March "Jump Up" Social from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. on
Saturday March 31st at Mangoes Island Cuisine, 700 Duval St. Key West, FL. !!
LIVE music from Ericson Holt!
Fundraiser for Sister Season Fund, an organization that helps those in need who work in the tourism and hospitality industry!
Raffles, give aways, drawings, prizes, plus specials on drinks and food!
ALL "Jump Ups" are open to the public!
For more information about The Southernmost Coconut Castaways, a charitable/volunteer/fun non-profit Club and organization with the motto "Serving Community Roles With Caribbean Souls", go to www.southernmostcoconutcastaways.com
Every Sunday Sunday, 5 - 7:30p, Jazz in the Gardens
@d'vine Wine Gallery:
Tonight, Jazz In The Gardens features Peter Diamond & Friends, 5-7:30!
@d'vine Wine Gallery:
Wednesday, March 7, James King, III, 5-7pm
Thursday, March 8, Jimmy Olson, 5-7pm
Friday, March 9, 6-8pm, Kate's Kickoff party 'Miano For Mayor'* Open Bar, food & music!
Saturday, March 10, Megan Constantine, 5-7pm
Jazz in the Gardens
, Skipper Kripitz & Friends
Michael and Heather Barnes at Manga-Manga send regards
900 Southard Street 305-294-2469
Or Sit Outside on their Spacious Patio
Thanks Tom, Peggy and Staff / Supporters /Board for the Amazing Job you do in Helping our Wild Friends.
newly added/changes in dates are bolded below
3/9/18 BoDeans: Stripped Down Beautiful Renditions of BoDeans Classics
3/10/18 Marc Broussard
3/13/18 Get The Led Out -
LIMITED TICKETS LEFT
3/14/18 Mike Love
3/16/18 Jim Breuer Live (7pm & 10pm)
GO TO THEIR WEBSITE FOR ticket Arrangements for "Night of the Living Dead"
For additional Info on MOST of their concerts & events ; Click Link here for their Latest E-Newsletter with Updated Info. Click
3/18/18 A Night of Key West Soul with Coffee Butler and Friends
3/23/18 Three Dog Night
4/1/18 John Sebastian
4/5/18 Keller Williams
4/7/18 Jimmie Vaughan
4/15/18 The Sunday Ramble
4/29/18 Kevin Nealon
5/19/18 Carbon Leaf
5/26/18 Howie Mandel (6:30pm & 9:30pm)
11/15/18 Thunder From Down Under (7pm & 10pm)
WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM 305-304-6882 Owners / Editors Naja & Arnaud Girard
Click the Blue Paper Link for these Articles Below + Many Additional
"Affordable Housing" : Are the Wolves at the Gate?
Why Pay for Something Free
The Unbearable Dumbness of the FDOT with Apologies to Milan Kundera "The UnBearable Lightness of Being"
An Article by Arida Wright on the recent 36th Annual KWLS
Run with the Deer March 17 with The Florida Keys Wildlife Society
Race to save what's endangered: Florida Keys Wildlife Society seeks registrants for annual Run with Deer 5K run/walk
Runners are invited to register for the fourth annual Run with Deer 5K run/walk, a race that wanders through rural roads within National Key Deer Refuge on Saturday, March 17. Race proceeds will benefit Florida Keys Wildlife Society (formerly known as FAVOR) and used to help support exhibit purchases for the new Nature Center, refuge habitat restoration, education and outreach, and many other Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges projects that help protect endangered wildlife.
"The Run with Deer 5K race course is a fun route and a great way for people to get out in nature, get a little exercise, and contribute to the National Wildlife Refuges!" says Nancy Chatelaine, Florida Keys Wildlife Society member and race coordinator.
Co-hosted by Key West Southernmost Runners, the race is part of the Florida Keys Wildlife Refuges' Outdoor Fest, a week-long celebration of the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuge system that encourages people to get outside in a wildlife-friendly manner. The Saturday, March 10 through Saturday, March 17 Fest spans the four national wildlife refuges and features family-friendly, mostly free outdoor adventures and hands-on activities, including Saturday's 8am race, followed by an awards ceremony and a family-friendly Outdoor & Wildlife Fair from 9am-2pm, featuring
music, food, and lots of hands-on projects for kids.
Registration is $25 for ages 14 and up, $15 for 13 and under. Children under 5 are free with a parent. Register early to save $5 and receive a race T-shirt: visit
or pick up a registration form at the National Key Deer Refuge Nature Center on Big Pine Key. Race day registration is at the new Nature Center located at
30587 Overseas Hwy
For more information about the race, the refuges, volunteer opportunities, and the list of Outdoor Fest events, visit
or contact Kristie Killam at 305.304.9625 or email Nancy or Jan at
. Brought to you in part by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council.
AnnaMarie Giordano's Life Drawing Workshops at Fort East Martello on Tuesdays 11a-2pm. No Minimum Amount of Classes Needed. Feel free to Call AG at 609-884-3474 and or Airbales@aol.com . Model Positions Available.
Part 3 of the Current Exhibition
1207 Duval St. 305-296-8900
More of Todd Bonita's Work . Current Exhibition is Jane Washburn and Todd Bonita. The Next Exhibition starts March 12 Featuring John Whitney, Gabrielle Fiabane, & Christos Calivas. Reception from 5:30p-8P
Flying Without Wings 11X14 Oil on Wood
My Toy Hot Rod 11X14 Oil on Wood
After the Thunder 8X6 Oil on Canvas
The Last Day 16X20 Oil on Canvas
Magnolia Band, the Key West version of the renowned New England band Magnolia, plays a unique blend of classic country, Cajun, and bluegrass music. Led by singer and guitarist Maggie Moniz, with local fixture Steve Gibson on mandolin and world-famous Chuck Sherman on pedal steel, they play good time music sure to get your head boppin', your toes tappin', and your feet movin'. They will be making sure everyone can let the good times roll at B.O.'s Fish Wagon every Thursday
6 - 9
PM. and Key West Bite every Saturday 7 - 9 PM.
Their Monthly E-Mailer & Feature on their website "Keys Traveler" has a Tremendous Amount of Information.
Here is the March "Keys Traveler" E-Newsletter Link ; Hit
The 27th annual Florida Keys Island Fest is to celebrate the Keys' relaxed coastal island living and family fun Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25, in Islamorada.
Founders Park at mile marker 87 is to transform into a musical, artistic outdoor emporium featuring over 100 exceptional local and national artists whose work includes paintings, sculptures, jewelry and fine crafts.
Other festival attractions include live music from entertainers in virtually all musical genres, the All-American Road Vintage Cruisers Car Show, a wacky "What Floats Your Boat" race for homemade "boats," special activities for kids and the ever-popular Taste of Islamorada culinary competition.
"1776" Jan 23-Feb 4
"Hand to God" 2/20-3/10
|Every Tuesday Night Until March 27 AQUA IDOL ; Of Course at AQUA Nightclub 711 Duval 305-294-0555
Ave Q 3/27-4/14
CLICK THE BLUE LINKS BELOW FOR BRIEF VIDEOS
Direct Booking from Sunset Watersports Key West on All Above Plus so Many Additional Packages Hit BOOKING INFO .
Last Week was the First Friday in March and Featured the Artists Below Please Click
for Complete Details from TSKW
for the following New Exhibitions :
"Within Without" by Eric Anfinson in the Sanger Gallery . Sponsored by Rent Key West Vacations
HERE IS A SHORT VIDEO ON ERIC ANFINSON & THE AMAZING ARTISTS COMPLEX THEY HAVE IN KEY WEST; CLICK ERIC
"Four Views" by Judy Zabar, David Genest,Jane Gilbert, & Kathy Walter in the XOJ Gallery. Sponsored by Keys Wealth Management
Judi Bradford in the Zabar Project Gallery Sponsored by Charles F. Troxeltr DDS
Mud Pi Ceramics Department at FKCC
|Four Views ; This Painting by Judy Zabar
Link for their Latest E-Newsletter giving ALL the Updated Schedule of Classes, Events, & Exhibitions
(Top Right) Back to Basics : Draw Better with Mike Rooney Every Wed. in Jan. 10a-1pm
Top Left :
with Jean Pederson
Thursday & Friday March 8-9, 10am-4pm
Students will investigate the many options presented for layering in mixed media. Concepts such a s transparency, opacity, viscosity and surface quality will be discussed while exploring several painting techniques. Sponsored by The Harrison Gallery
Top Right : FKCC MUD-PI BENEFIT
Sun Mar 11, 5-8pm
As per tradition, attendees will be able to select their own student-crafted ceramic bowl from which to enjoy their meal and then keep as a commemorative souvenir. The funds raised will be used to purchase materials and equipment that enable Mud-Pi to continue to beautify and enrich the community.
It's a feast for the eyes... and a bonanza for the buyer!
|Class from Jean Pederson "Mixed Media" 3/8 & 9 10a-4pm. Jean is Featured at Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery
Bernstein on Broadway
Presented by Fringe Theater
Thu & Fri Mar 15-16, 7pm
Key West's own Vincent Zito and Bobby Nesbitt lead a stellar cast in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the birth of beloved American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist, Leonard Bernstein. Our celebration also includes performances by Susie Speidel, Susan Powell, Richard White, and Jono Mainelli.
Come as You Are Art Benefit Thu Mar 22, 7-10pm
Tonight, everyone's an artist - or maybe an artwork! For its 2018 Gala fundraiser, The Studios crafts its most creative party yet. The food is fauvist, the cocktails rococo, the décor Dadaist and the dance moves are... abstract expressionist? Dress as your favorite artist, writer, or cultural concoction, or just look fabulous.
CLASSICAL DRAWING WITH LOTHAR SPEER Wed. 2-5PM 1/10-3/14
Green Parrot Bingo Every Monday to Help Fund TSKW
Couache for Travel with Priscilla Coote Sat 2/17 & 24 10a-2pm
LOTHAR SPEER (Appearing at TSKW and....
FIGURE DRAWING CLASS, KEY WEST ART CENTER, Every Wed 5:30 - 7:30 pm
All Season Long. Come for 1, 3 or 5 classes or take the whole ride!
Mr Speer's classes provide a supportive, engaging and highly informative working environment that is designed to strengthen each participant's ability to see correctly and translate this in"sight" into successful drawing strategies. A healthy dose of humor and art history will be our guide! The goal is not pretty drawings, but good ones! It's a workshop where we all support one another on our journey!
Lothar Speer. FACES IN FOCUS. BRUSH&HEART, (312)282-3162
ALSO He does CLASSICAL DRAWING Classes at TSKW Every Wed. until 3/14 2p-5p Click
"Hampton's Art & Culture"
The 3 Big Arts Organizations in the Hamptons LI NY are below. Of course just like Key West; there are so many Art Galleries on the East End of LI and as we did for the 2016 / 2017 Issues; The Blast visits and Presents their Art. Thanks for the Positive Feedback; especially from Keys Art Gallery Owners and Artists that enjoys seeing what their Artistic Community is presenting.
Iris Ornig on Monday Nights Hosting Jazz at Kitano 8-11pm 66 Park Ave. at 38th. St. NYC.. Thanks Iris for Keeping your Key West and Southampton Fans Up to Date. Check her Facebook Page
SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER 25 Jobs Ln Southampton, NY, 11968 631-283-0967
PARRISH ART MUSEUM 279 Montauk Hwy. Water Mill, NY, 11976
This Issue Issue has a Feature on Lucille Khornak closer to the Top
281 Front St. 305-295-6616
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS : KW COLLECTS, TENNESSEE WILLIAMS THE PALYWRIGHT & THE PAINTER, STANLEY PAPIO-JUNKYARD REBEL, LIFE OF THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS, GHOSTS OF EAST MARTELLO, OVERSEA TO THE KEYS : HENRY FLAGLERS'S OVERSEAS RAILROAD, DEPICTING HEMINGWAY "THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA"
UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS :FROM A WOMAN'S HAND, THAT'S OUTRAGEOUS, POWERING PARADISE :75TH ANNIVERSARY OF KEYS ENERGY, ISLANDS-IMAGINATION & INSTANCE.
A FEW UPCOMING EVENTS : FEB 1-END OF MARCH TENNESSEE WILLIAMS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION EVENTS, FOOD TRUCKS IN PARADISE 3/10 .
HISTORIC WALKING TOURS BY SHARON WELLS
For history buffs or anyone seeking insight into the classic architecture of Key West, Key West Art & Historical Society will host a series of educational and entertaining walking tours led by local artist and historian Sharon Wells on select Saturdays from January through March. 10-Noon
Key West Art & Historical Society Hosts 3nd Annual Key West Food Truck Festival at Fort East Martello
Key West Art & Historical Society presents the 3rd annual Key West food truck festival, "Food Trucks in Paradise 2018," Saturday, March 10 from 12pm-8pm on the grounds of Fort East Martello, 3501 South Roosevelt Blvd.
Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets and enjoy delicious food from Triano's Taco food truck, Sandy's Café, Leila's Latin Food, Beach Bites, Flamingo Street, Jimmy Sno, and other mobile-vendor faves along with hours of open-air music by bands Fish Out of Water, Skank, The Copper Tones, Oracle Blue, J-Sneez, Mi Primo, and Bahama Village Music Program. It's a family-friendly event with games and a bounce house. Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome, too.
Sponsored by Key West Art & Historical Society and Wesley Burnham Foundation, a portion of the proceeds will benefit charities 'The Keys Hardest Hit' and 'After Hurricane Irma Relief.' Free parking. Admission is only $5 at the door or advanced ticket purchase can be done at KWAHS.ORG. Kids 12 and under admitted free. For more information, contact Shawn Cowles at 305.295.6616 x 111. Your Museums. Your Community. It Takes an Island.
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he celebration of Women's History Month continues with Key West Art & Historical Society's Distinguished Speaker Series guest Leslie Kemp Poole on Thursday, March 15, 6:00pm at Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street. The historian and writer's presentation
"Saving Florida: Women's Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century"
will reveal Florida's environmental movement led by women who fought to sustain the Sunshine state's unique natural resources.
Sparked by uncontrollable pollution, pesticides, and dredge-and-fill projects, women's clubs across the state prompted legislation to establish Florida's first state park, which later became the core of Everglades National Park in 1916. The fourth-generation Floridian will share the stories of women who stood strong to lead the fight to save the state's important natural resources before they even had a right to vote-Doris Leeper, who convinced her community and the federal government to protect a 24-mile beach that is now Canaveral National Seashore, Clara Dommerich, who organized the first meeting of the Florida Audubon Society in her living room in 1900, and the towering environmental legacy of the three "Marjories:" author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, scientist/activist Marjorie Harris Carr, and journalist/activist Marjory Stoneman Douglas. As a collective force, they forever altered how others saw women's roles in society, and set the foundation for this century's environmental agenda, including sustainable development. Tickets available at kwahs.org/education/distinguished_speaker_
ses; $5 for KWAHS members, $10 for non-members-advanced ticket purchase is recommended. Sponsored in part of the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and the Helmerich Trust. For more information, contact Adele Williams , Director of Education, at 305.295.6616, x115.
Your Museums. Your Community. It takes an Island.
(Top-R) Curator tours of Tennessee Williams Museum included in Pulitzer-Prize winner's 6-week Birthday Celebration
Key West Art & Historical Society will offer four Tennessee Williams Museum curator tours led by Dennis Beaver as part of the annual 2018 Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration, a 6-week commemoration of the literary icon who lived on the island for thirty-four years.
The curator-led tours will provide an overview of the highlights of the life and work of the iconic playwright while living in Key West from 1949 until his death in 1983. The first two, set for
Friday, March 9 at 10:00am and Sunday, March 11 at 2:00pm will present "Tennessee Williams in Key
West," with particular attention given to a recently installed model of his Duncan Street home and writing studio, with creator Jane Rohrschneider on hand to detail the research, construction, and procurement of items for the model that represents Williams' home as it was in the mid 1950s.
The next set of tours, set for Friday, March 16 at 10:00am and Sunday, March 18 at 2:00pm will be focused on "The Key West Filming of 'The Rose Tattoo'."
Tennessee Williams wrote the screenplay for The Rose Tattoo based on his Tony award-winning Broadway play of the same name and participated in every aspect of its Key West 1954 filming. "The Key West Filming of 'The Rose Tattoo'" tour provides participants with details on the making of the film and prepares them to note interesting features of the movie that will play at Tropic Cinema on Monday, March 19 at 6:00 p.m.For registration, visit www.kwahs.org/education/curator-tours. For a full listing of events and locations, visit http://www.kwahs.org/events/tennessee-williams-birthday-celebration. Sponsored in part by the supporters of the Tennessee Williams Museum. For more information, contact Cori Convertito, PhD. at 305.295.6616 x112. Your Museums. Your Community. It takes an Island.
Key West Art & Historical Society invites writers to enter works in this year's Tennessee Williams poetry and short-story contests
Keys poets and writers are invited to submit works for this year's Tennessee Williams poetry and short-story writing contests - components of the annual Key West celebration of the great American writer and island resident's birthday.
Poets are invited to submit a 30-line or less poem about Williams' life in Key West. Writers may submit a short story of 1500 to 4000 words, to include some reference to Williams' life in Key West. Winners will be selected by blind-judging via a panel of professional, published writer/poets, with $200 awarded for first place and $100 for second place in each contest, along with an opportunity to read from their submissions at the March 26 Tennessee Williams Birthday reception, set to take place at the Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue on Monday, March 26, 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Submission fee is $20 for adults; $10 for students and are limited to one per person. Entries can be submitted via a link at
no later than March 7.
An enticing variety of Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration events kick off on February 28 and run through April 9. For more information visit
or contact Society Director of Education Adele Williams at 305.295.6616 extension 115. Sponsored in part by the Helmerich Trust and the Florida Department of State.
Your museums. Your community. It takes an island.
Children can immerse in the enchanting world of Shel Silverstein during Key West Art & Historical Society weeklong workshop
Children aged 5-13 can explore the enchantingly poetic world of the late award-winning children's author, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter, and actor Shel Silverstein through art, wordplay, and music during "Uncle Shelby's Workshop," which runs from 9:00am through 4:00pm, Monday, March 12 through Friday, March 16 at Fort East Martello, 3501 South Roosevelt Blvd.
Artists and teachers Crystal Smith and Deborah Butterbaugh will lead students in mask-making creations inspired by Silverstein's illustrations and in performing short plays based on his plays and stories.
"This fun and engaging workshop will encourage budding poets, illustrators, and songwriters to find the missing piece, turn the light on in the attic, and find out where the sidewalk ends," says Key West Art & Historical Society education director Adele Williams.
Cost is $225 for Society members and $250 for non-members, which includes supplies and light snacks. Sponsored by Helmerich Trust. Registration information can be found at kwahs.org/event/uncle-shelbys-workshop or by calling Adele Williams at 305-295-6616, extension 115. Your museums. Your community. It takes an island.
Info. & Photos from Alyson Crean
The City of Key West Released the 2017 Annual Report, giving the community an insight to the accomplishments of city government over the past year throughout the various departments.
This is the 9th year that the Annual Report has been an electronic-only edition. That means a "green" report and an important savings of precious taxpayer dollars. However, if anyone is unable to access the electronic report, the City can supply a print copy: Just contact Public Information Officer Alyson Crean at 305-809-1058.
Magnolia Band, the Key West version of the renowned New England band Magnolia, plays a unique blend of classic country, Cajun, and bluegrass music. Led by singer and guitarist Maggie Moniz, with local fixture Steve Gibson on mandolin, world-famous Chuck Sherman on pedal steel, and Kit Garovoy on drums, they play good time music sure to get your head boppin', your toes tappin', and your feet movin'. They will be making sure everyone can let the good times roll at B.O.'s Fish Wagon every Thursday
6 - 9
PM. and Key West Bite every Saturday 7 - 9 PM.
Cold Weather Items Greatly Reduced at their Retail Stores
VISIT THEIR NEW STORE IN KW AT 803 WhiteHead Street and to view their entire E-Newsletter sent out with Merchandise Suggestions ; Click COAST1
5210 College Rd. 305-296-1504
Monday, February 26th - Chef Martha Hubbard - Special Event
Hook and Cook: Florida Keys Fishing and Culinary Experience - $300.00 - 1:00pm.
Very Limited Availability!
Join Captain Jeremy Hackworth of Zia Charters and Chef Martha Hubbard for a once-in-a-lifetime fishing experience and cooking lesson. Participants will go on a private fishing charter with Captain Jeremy Hackworth of Zia Charters where they will learn fundamental lower keys fishing techniques for reef species. Upon return to Key West, the participants will come to Isle Cook Key West for a cooking lesson and dinner with Chef Hubbard. Dinner will begin at approximately 6:00pm. If you would like to invite your significant other or friend to the dinner that evening the cost is $50.00 per seat.
Saturday, March 3rd - Weekly Wine and Food Tasting - Wine Education Event
$15.00 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Join us for our weekly Wine and Food Tasting featuring delicious wines with paired bites by Chef Martha Hubbard!. Please Call For Seats.
Monday, March 5th - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu
Thai Dinner - $90.00 - 5:30pm. This is a spicy meal!!.
Hoi Thawt - Broken Crepe with Mussels.
Kung Op Wun Sen - Shrimp and Pork Baked with Glass Noodles.
Pok Pok's Roasted Cornish Game Hen with Thai Chilis, Lemongrass, and Papaya Salad.
Mango and Coconut Black Rice
Saturday, March 10th - Weekly Wine and Food Tasting - Wine Education Event
$15.00 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm.Join us for our weekly Wine and Food Tasting featuring delicious wines with paired bites by Chef Martha Hubbard!. Please Call For Seats.
Wednesday, March 14th - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu
Sichuan Dinner - $95.00 - 5:30pm. This is a spicy meal!!.
Soft Shell Crab Baked in Chilis with Charred Green Beans and Mala Spicy Vinaigrette.
Mapo Tofu, Ground Beef, Sichuan Peppercorns and Sichuan Chili Paste, Sichuan Rabbit with Pickled Red Chilis, Peanuts and Ginger,
Jasmine Tea Pots de Crème with Sesame Candied Walnuts
Friday, March 16th - Chef Martha Hubbard - Special Event
Hook and Cook: Florida Keys Fishing and Culinary Experience - $300.00 - 1:00pm
Very Limited Availability! Join Captain Jeremy Hackworth of Zia Charters and Chef Martha Hubbard for a once-in-a-lifetime fishing experience and cooking lesson. Participants will go on a private fishing charter with Captain Jeremy Hackworth of Zia Charters where they will learn fundamental lower keys fishing techniques for reef species. Upon return to Key West, the participants will come to Isle Cook Key West for a cooking lesson and dinner with Chef Hubbard. Dinner will begin at approximately 6:00pm. If you would like to invite your significant other or friend to the dinner that evening the cost is $50.00 per seat.
Saturday, March 17th - Weekly Wine and Food Tasting - Wine Education Event
$15.00 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Join us for our weekly Wine and Food Tasting featuring delicious wines with paired bites by Chef Martha Hubbard!Please Call For Seats.
Monday, March 19th - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu
Almost Spring - $85.00 - 5:30pm. Artichoke and Prosciutto with Fontina and Olives,
Kumquat and Spinach Salad with Pickled Shallots, Radishes, and Warm Bacon Dressing,
Roasted Lemon Chicken Thighs with Asparagus and Shitake Bread Pudding with Paprika Sauce,
Grapefruit Tart with Candied Fennel and Anise Pouring Cream
Saturday, March 24th - Weekly Wine and Food Tasting - Wine Education Event
$15.00 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Join us for our weekly Wine and Food Tasting featuring delicious wines with paired bites by Chef Martha Hubbard!. Please Call For Seats.
Saturday, March 31st - Weekly Wine and Food Tasting - Wine Education Event
$15.00 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Join us for our weekly Wine and Food Tasting featuring delicious wines with paired bites by Chef Martha Hubbard!Please Call For Seats.
DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS ; I AM ONLY ABLE TO GO UP TO MARCH 31; They have events scheduled up to end of April (& Even a Few for May) & they are always Adding Events ..; Please go to their website and FB Page for Rest of the April and May events and any ADD INS after this Issues Publish Date of March 4
Next Luncheon is 3/7 at Marriott Beach Resort 3841 N. Roos. Blvd.
New Location 808 Duval St.
Next Mixer is 3/14 at CHOICE STORAGE CENTER 2600 N. Roos. Blvd.
Monroe County Animal Farm in Key West 5501 College Rd. 305-293-7300 . Open the 2nd & 4th Sunday each month (1-3p) , Under the Brilliant Direction of Officer/Farmer Jeanne Selander.
Sheriff Rick Ramsay from a few weeks ago helping with the final few batches of debris : "I started my morning working with Sheriff's Office personnel and the great citizens of Layton. The Community Clean up was a success as we continue to get our communities back in order post "Irma".
- Layton Florida. Editor's Note : Run for President of the United States Sheriff Ramsay
We Now Continue with the Feb 20th Re-Cap of Commissioner Margaret Romero's Community Meeting. Due to the Extensive Material Covered our Magazine will bring you the ENTIRE Re-Cap Over a Few Weeks. Thanks Commissioner for bringing us ALL this Information and allowing for Open Discussions.
- note that Mile Zero Fest utilized the Amphitheater and grounds across from the amphitheater for 8 days
ART IN PUBLIC PLACES
- Reviewed that 1% of construction and renovation costs is required to be contributed for Art In Public Places under current city ordinances. This applies to those projects requiring a Major Development Plan where construction costs are greater than $500,000 and renovation costs greater than $100,000. In the Historic District this would infer five or more permanent or transient residential units, or 2500 sq. ft. of nonresidential floor area, or commercial land use of equal to or greater than 2500 sq. ft. In the Non-Historic District this would be permanent residential and transient residential of 11 or more units, nonresidential floor area of equal to or greater than 5000 sq.ft., or greater than 5000 sq. ft. for commercial land use
Thanks for reading The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends. If you would like to insert material in the Magazine ; reach out to me at 954-448-4324 EK10@AOL.COM. Thanks to All the Contributing Editors & Organizations. Have a Great Week; Ed.