The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends May 21, 2018

The Rick Worth Exhibition at TSKW ; One of the 4 May Exhibitions

2018 Anne McKee Artists Fund Grants Awarded
Paula Poundstone at The Key West Theater Dec 7 + Complete Schedule (More in their Weekly Section)

The Trophia Foundation is Honored at City Hall
The Key West Business Guild (KWBG) has both their monthly Luncheon & Mixer on the same date June 6 with the Mixer at the Island House Resort and YES for this Special Event WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

A New Artist at GingerBread Square : Anasia Dukhanina


Sal Salinero

Our Tour of the Artists at the GingerBread Square Gallery

William Welch
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Our Tour of the Artists at the Frangipani Gallery
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Above "Diving Board#1" by Ciara Rafferty Oil on Perspex 36"X48" (R) "Miami Ready" by Lizzie Gill Mixed Media Oil on Canvas 46"X60"

Our Weekly "Hamptons Arts & Culture Section" : This Week Roman Fine Art in East Hampton : New Exhibition / Reception May 26 "Pastime / Time Passed"



Skipper Kripitz Appearing with Raven Cooper & Megan Clay (League of Crafty Musicians) 5/29 Virgilio's. Skipper with CRZB Roots Trio at Blue Heaven 5/26


The Main Exhibition at the KWAHS Custom House "That's Outrageous" from Captain Outrageous.





 Our Tour of the Artist at Guild Hall and The Key West Art Center
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Colors of Spring by Rachel Feinberg

Conch Cruisers by Joanne Sloan

 The Florida Keys Council of the Arts" Exhibitions at GATO "Colors of Spring" and "Tamiami Trail : In the Beginning" Hanging for the Next Few Months  (More Below)




The Extraordinary Amount of Exhibitions/ Classes & Events at KWAHS. 
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Pam Folsom

AD Tinkham

Two Major Art Exhibitions : Pam Folsom at GingerBread Square Gallery.  Ad Tinkham at Lucky Street Gallery.





TSKW for May's "First Thursday" on May 3 Opened 4 New Exhibitions : Rick Worth, Lucy Paige, Kate Divoll, & "Papaloko" Afro Roots Festival Featuring Haitian Artist Jude Thegenus


  WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM Treats us to a Photo Gallery on The 2018 Papio Kinetic Sculpture & Art Bike Ride (This Issue has Part 2 consisting of 20 more Photos ; continued from last week's 20 photos). Thanks Johnny & Caroline

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The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7865 Each Week.  In This issue (May 21, 2018) : The 4 May Exhibitions at TSKW, "That's Outrageous" Main Exhibition at KWAHS / Custom House, KWBG has Luncheon & Mixer both on June 6 with Mixer at ISLAND HOUSE RESORT & WOMEN ARE WELCOMED, 2018 Anne McKee Artists Fund Grants Awarded, WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM Photo Galleries & Extensive Calendar of Events, WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM , Paula Poundstone 12/7 / Howie Mandel 5/26 & Louie Anderson 9/30 at The Key West Theater + Complete Schedule, WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM Extensive Calendar of Events, Our Weekly "Hamptons Art & Culture" Section Featuring 
WWW.LUCILLEKHORNAK.COM +  Roman Fine Art in East Hampton 5/26 "Pastime-Time Passed"Featuring Artists Lizzie Gill & Ciara Rafferty, The Weekly Sections from The City of KW-MCSO-KWAHS & TSKW,  Skipper Kripitz Gigs, The Artists of GingerBread Square Gallery, Frangipani, Guild Hall, Key West Art Center, Lucky Street & Fla. Keys Council of the Arts has 2 Exhibitions : "Colors of Spring" & In the Beginning The Tamiami Trail", British Cars, Colors of Fruits & Vegetables, Pam Folsom Exhibition at The GingerBread Square Gallery, WWW.VFWPOST3911.ORG Needs your Help, Author Lama Tsultrim Allione "Wisdom Rising : A Journey into The Mandala & The Empowered Feminine" in KW on June 15 at TSKW, WWW.MYSTERYFESTKEYWEST.COM 6/22-24



KW Library on  5/31 Presents Author Solange Ritchie "Fire Storm,
Mango Madness at TSKW Members Show 6/7-7/19, Zazoo Photo-Art Gallery has Limited Editions Jimmy Page-Led Zeppelin Photos, FKSPCA Aqua Tuesdays + Free Kitten/Cat Adoptions + "Paint Night" at Faro Blanco" 5/30, Key West Wildlife Ctr., Marc House Raffle, MCSO Animal Farm Next Open 5/27, TW KW Museum, Mote/Reef Relief/ Friends Foundation of the Fla. Keys/ Eco Discovery Ctr., Reef Relief "Coral Camp" & Coast Projects "Summer Camp" & TSKW "Summer Art School for Ages 8-13", MOTE's Photo Feature from OceanFest, WWW.FKCC.EDU , 
 


A New Artist at GingerBread Square Gallery: Anasia Dukhanina, Lisa Wilson & D. Arthur Exhibitions at Key West Gallery, WWW.EQFL.ORG , KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens (Next Week Photo Feature of the 2018 Art Garden), Pride Week 1st. Wk of June + Pride Follies 6/2, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Key West Last Stand, Harrison-Stone Soup Galleries-Gallery on Greene + Next Week The Artists of Cocco and Salem, Past Blasts, Bingo on the USCGC Museum Wed. & Bingo at Green Parrot Benefiting KWAHS, 
WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM , Royal Furniture Hosts Gala for Wesley House 6/2,  Aids Help CC, Fla. Health Monroe Co.,


WWW.CFFK.ORG , WWW.KWLS.ORG , Truman Little White House, Jazz in the Gardens 5/20 Featuring Scott Marischen & Friends, AnnaMarie Giordano "Life Drawing Workshops" Tues. at Ft. East Martello, Waterfront Playhouse "Legend of Georgia McBride"
 5/2-26, KWAHS Heritage Awareness Diving Seminars 6/14-16, Isle Cook Tasty Treats, A New Artist at Lucky Street : Emily Bigil, Plus Next Week our Photo Feature from Executive Contributing Editor GianCarlo Espinosa Covering The KWPD / MCSO Law Enforcement Day Memorial Service.




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: You can take breaks when Reading Simply Close and Open this Issue as many times as you need. 
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281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Pt. 2 of 2 (Pt.1 in the May 14th. Issue)  This is a MUST SEE EXHIBITION; so Colorful and filled with KW Cultural History

Ship Figurehead & Captain Outrageous Framed Print
Other Cheek Hat Mannequin

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ANNE MCKEE ARTIST'S FUND ANNOUNCES 2018 GRANT WINNERS
Stephanie Hellstrom sends regards and this Info. : The Board of Directors of the Anne McKee Artists Fund recently awarded 11 project-based grants to Florida Keys visual, performing and literary artists.  The awards support specific creative projects proposed by each recipient. Established in 1994 by Anne McKee, a longtime Key West resident and supporter of the arts, the Fund assists talented individuals with qualified creative endeavors.  Since its inception, the Fund has awarded over $300,000 to visual artists, writers and performing artists who live in Monroe County.
The Fund's 2018 Grant Recipients Are
VISUAL ARTS GRANTS
Paul Blundell, Margot Griffin, Mark Hedden ( Jack Barn Award), Kerry Hoeppner, Richard McCausland, Emma Starr, Michael Troy
PERFORMING ARTS GRANTS
Hal Howland
LITERARY ARTS GRANT
Lisa Mahoney, Bud Navero, Sharon Wells (Richard Heyman Award)



For more information about the Anne McKee Artist's Fund, its annual auction and artist grants, visit www.mckeefund.org. 305-296-6059
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LUCKY STREET GALLERY
WWW.LUCKYSTREETGALLERY.COM 1204 White St. 305-294-3973
Latest Exhibition by AD Tinkham and a few of their Artists




The  Next Four from the New Addition to Lucky Street Emily Bigil



We Continue with the Artists of Lucky Street with Seth Smith, Michel Delgado, Michael Haykin, Lori Larusso Up Shortly
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A Native of Key West The Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite ( 1961, 1962 or 1963)






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



The 4 May Exhibitions at The Studios of Key West are 
This Months Exhibitions Features Rick Worth , Lucy Paige, Katie Divoll & "Papaloko"

"Sight Unseen" by Rick Worth (Sanger Gallery) Sponsored by Old Town Trolley
"Beach Day" by Lucy Paige (XOJ Gallery) Sponsored by Preferred Properties. Supported by the Anne McKee Artist Fund

"Sitting in the Shade" by Kate Divoll Sponsored by Archeo. Supported by The Anne McKee Artists Fund 

"Papaloko" in the Zabar Lobby Gallery. In Conjunction with the Afro Roots Festival by Haitian Artist Jude Thegenus. ALSO GO TO THEIR WEEKLY SECTION for Info on the Just Announced Summer Camp for 8-13 YO

Here is Part 2 of 2 Rick Worth. Pt.1 was in  the May 14th. Issue (Better yet visit TSKW to see ALL 4 Exhibitions) https://conta.cc/2Kmb5Ht May 14th Issue.



All Works are Enamel on Canvas
"Lean on Me" 4'X8' (Feet)
Apartment #4 3'X4'
William Street 3'X4'
"Back Country" 4'X8'
"Red Orchid" 3'X4'

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The Colors of Fruits and Vegetables 









More Up Shortly
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MANGO MADNESS The Studios Member's Show
June 7-July 19 Drop Off 6/1&2 10a-4p, Pick Up July 20 & 21 10a-6p
Click this TSKW Event Page https://tskw.org/mango-madness-members-show/
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Gingerbread Square Gallery Presents a Summer Kick Off Exhibition from everyone's Good Friend and favorite Artist Pam Folsom. Reception was last week and will be hanging for a few weeks.  We Love Pam.
WWW.GINGERBREADSQUAREGALLERY.COM 1207 Duval St. 305-296-8900 Click GBFB for their FB Page.
Click PAM for her FB Page
Last week we Featured many of Pam's Art Click the May 14 Link to see https://conta.cc/2Kmb5Ht
Here are just a few of the Artists at GingerBread Square Gallery
Jerry Geiger
Will Fernandez

Will Fernanadez

Rolling Gold by Todd Bonita

Catherine Vilia

Michael Palmer

John Whitney


We Continue with many Additional Artists from the GingerBread Square Gallery Up Shortly. ALSO ALL John Kiraly Serigraphs 50% Summer Sale

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Up Shortly Frangipani Gallery Opens a Spring Exhibition Featuring Many of their Artists, Lucy Paige at TSKW, Fla. Keys Council of the Arts Exhibition "Colors of Spring" and "In the Beginning : Tamiami Trail" ,  May Exhibitions at TSKW and More
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One of the 4 May Exhibitions at TSKW
"Beach Day" by Lucy Paige (XOJ Gallery) Sponsored by Preferred Properties. Supported by the Anne McKee Artist Fund

Lucy with Nate




More from Lucy Paige Up Shortly
Lucy is Instrumental in bringing the Tibetan Monks to KW & Organizes their St. Pauls Accommodations & Scheduling. Here is some info. on this SPIRITUAL event on June 15 at TSKW


   This evening talk is based on Lama Tsultrim Allione's new book: Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. A dynamic spiritual model based on 1000-year-old tradition from Tibet meets the gale force winds of the current world situation. She masterfully shows us of
 wholeness, each of the five dakinis, embodiments of the fierce feminine, transforms an emotional  encumbrance into wisdom. The mandala brings strength from the inside out giving a practical method to become an effective agent of transformation in your world.
During this talk, after an introduction to the mandala and the dakini principle, you will be guided in a short experiential journey into the mandala of your innermost being, where the empowered feminine resides.
Followed by book signing. AT TSKW 7:30PM June 15

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The "History of Florida Broadcasting will be Published
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as a Summer Special Edition Stand Alone Issue. The Art Garden & Seasons of Love will be in the May 28th Issue
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Donn Colee "The History of Fla 


Broadcasting ; The last KWAHS Distinguished Speaker

KW Tropical Forest & Botanical


Gardens 2018 Art Garden
Sculpture by Will Fernandez

"Seasons of Love" Songs for World Peace & Love at San Carlos Institute

Proceeds go to Samuels House; Produced by The Music Room, Skipper Kripitz & Other really talented locals


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We Continue with the Artists of GingerBread Square Gallery
The First 2 are from Nyla Witmore 


The next three from Gabriella Fiabane : "Summer Solstice" 30X40  Oil on Canvas
"From the Window"
"Wandering in Shadows"
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 Mystery Fest Key West is June 22-24. Sherill Rhoades & Carol Tedesco send regards and Will be Updating The Keys Blast Readers about Mystery Fest Key West in the Next Few Issues. The May 6th. Issue will have a big announcement on A Guest Star.
New York Times Bestselling Author Ace Atkins to Headline Mystery Fest Key West 2018 in June - Registration is now open
 
Ace Atkins, the multi-award winning, "New York Times" bestselling author of twenty-one novels is to headline  a smash hit-list of mystery writers and true-crime experts at the 5th annual Mystery Fest Key West, set for June 22-24 in Key West, Florida. 
 
Ranked among the topflight of mystery writers, in addition to several acclaimed stand-alone novels, Atkins has produced two highly successful series of his own conception-The Nick Travers series and the Quinn Colson series. In 2010, already firmly established as an A-list author, Atkins came to the aid of bereft Robert B. Parker "Spenser" fans when he was tapped by the late author's estate to continue the iconic private eye series - no small compliment, as Parker's character had spawned a passionate cult following sure to skewer a writer lacking the dexterity to accurately characterize the private investigator's street-smart yet cultivated persona. 
Writing in flavors that range from Southern grit to Boston hard-boiled, and time-frames from historic to contemporary, Atkins, a former crime reporter for "The Tampa Tribune" has been nominated for every major award in crime
fiction along with a Pulitzer Prize nomination for investigative journalism.
 
"I can't think of a more fitting or beautiful spot to talk writing, editing, and publishing books over a few cocktails," said Atkins. "From To Have and Have Not" to "92 in the Shade" and John D. MacDonald to James W. Hall, Key West is the perfect place to contemplate the enduring fascination of crime fiction."
 
Joining Atkins at the popular celebration of sleuthing are Special Guest of Honor, the multi-award winning editor and publisher Otto Penzler - proprietor of "The Mysterious Book Shop" in New York City, and Special Guest Presenter, "New York Times" and "USA Today" bestselling author Heather Graham, along with " New York Times" b
estselling author Lisa Black, bestselling and award-winning author Nancy J. Cohen; "New York Times" bestselling author Diane A.S. Stuckart; "New York Times" bestselling co-
author 
Charles Todd , and many others. EDITED DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS ; PLEASE GO TO WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL INFO.

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Florida Keys Council of the Arts  1100 Simonton St. 305-295-4369 




"Colors of Spring" is an exhibition of original artworks by members and friends of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts. This exhibit, located on the second floor of the Gato Building, is a celebration of the beautiful hues of spring. With vibrant flowers and landscapes, "Colors of Spring" showcases the joy of color, and the hope that accompanies each spring season. These two additional shows are part of the Art Council's "Art in Public Buildings" Program.

Garden Connection by Jane Gilbert
Afternoon in the Garden by Virginia Reinhardt

Louie's Backyard by Helen Kordan
"Tamiami Trail: In the Beginning"  is an exhibition of original artworks by members of the Miami-based Tropical Botanic Artists collective. The botanical subjects were selected to mark the 100th anniversary in 2015 of the start of work on Tamiami Trail, a roadway begun in 1915 in Miami. .
Leo Hendricks


Pauline Goldsmith


For more information call the Florida Keys Council of the Arts at  305-295-4369  or visit www.keysarts.com
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Two of the Four May Exhibitions at TSKW

"Papaloko" in the Zabar Lobby Gallery. In Conjunction with the Afro Roots Festival by Haitian Artist Jude Thegenus.

"Gede Zariyan"  Acrylic on Canvas

"Marsai I"  Acrylic & Resin on Wood

"Sitting in the Shade" by Kate Divoll Sponsored by Archeo. Supported by The Anne McKee Artists Fund 
(L) Kate Divoll (R) TSKW Office Mgr. Lea Moeller



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Allison Rich,  Sr. Library Assistant,  Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street,  Key West, FL  33040,  305-292-3595

Thriller writer Solange Ritchie will discuss her latest novel, "Firestorm," at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 31, at the Key West Library, 700 Fleming St.  Ritchie grew up in Key West and is a graduate of Mary Immaculate High School. She is also an attorney and published her first novel, "The Burning Man" in 2015.  Books will be available for purchase. For more information, call  305-292-3595 

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Executive Associate Editor GianCarlo Espinosa Covered the Cuban Master Painter's Exhibition at The Armory and the Season Finale 2017 / 2018 Issue on May 28th Will Have many Photos.  Please go to 600 White St. The Armory to see First Hand this Wonderful Exhibition

CRAFTING HANDS PASSION LIGHT & COLOR ; This is an Exhibition at the Armory 600 White Street ( Former Home of TSKW) ; Now Home of about a dozen very talented Artisans. Much of the town is a Buzz over this Cuban Master Painters. Our Executive Contributing Editor Giancarlo Espinosa attended the Grand Opening last Week and the May 28th. Issue wi
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Mary Lou Hoover
Sends Regards and Tells Us :
We are going to have our first event in several months and here are the details!

Tuesday, May 22nd -  Royal Furniture is planning a ROYAL return for the ladies of Girls Night Out with special host, Royal the dog! There will be an open bar, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a great raffle. Royal will be offering a 10% discount that evening and for the week following the event. All proceeds will go to benefit Take Stock in Children! There will be a $10 admission charge which includes your drinks, food and one ticket for the big raffle! Additional tickets will be 6 for $5!! Please RSVP for this event so that our hosts can prepare this special event for you ladies!  Editor's Note MLH Tells us that Non Members are Certainly Invited and Really Welcomed.

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

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PAM HOBBS





The May 28th. Issue will Have Many Works from Abigail White here are Two of her Paintings
The Perfect Margarita

KW Lighthouse


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Rock Solomon at First Flight Every Few weeks; Rock is also Headlining at a few more Venues around town ; check his Website and FB Pages.

Rock Solomon Swings at First Flight. Join Key West's retro-crooner Mondays (I believe Next is May 28;but check the website to make sure) at a costumed mystery dinner party set in the 1930's. Play your character to help solve the whodunnit, while enjoying a 4 course gourmet dinner & discovering true aviation history at the birthplace of Pan Am. First Flight Restaurant, 301 Whitehead street. Get Tickets & info: www.Mixdeity.com 305-570-3000. 
Dial "M" Monday Mystery Dinner. 
Rock Solomon's Retro Dinner Costume Party. 
Info@Mixdeity.com  305-570-3000. 
First Flight Restaurant, 301 Whitehead St. KW. 
5:30 doors, 6pm game, 7pm dinner.
http://www.Mixdeity.com
Tickets: $95 Online or $115 at Door

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WWW.FRANGIPANIGALLERY.COM ,   
 305-296-0440  1102 Duval St. 
The May 14th. Issue had a TEASE for this Week's Feature : The  Artists of Frangipani Gallery. Throughout this May 21st. Issue  ; will be additional works from the Artists.  Also I'm Inserting 2 Photographs from Paul Carmichael ; He is World Renowned for his Ornithology Photography ; The Season Finale for 2017 /2018 will have about a Dozen of his Photographs

Here are some Paintings from Deborah Moore
Deborah Moore Wall

It Rained Royal Poincinas

Reflections of Tuscany

Still Standing Tall

Dog Watch

Shades of Blue


Paul Carmichael



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Key West Theater

June 17th: 
Florida Keys Guitar Festival presents Guitar Summit

The 2018 Florida Keys Guitar Summit, a fusion of master guitarists, have their closing night performance at the Key West Theater, June 17 at 8 p.m. The concert features three guitar virtuosos -- David Feder (contemporary), Rolando Rojas (Latin), and Mateo (classical).  For Additional Information see the weekly Key West Theater Section in my Magazine as well as go to their website
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Dec 7th: Paula Poundstone
With smart, observational humor and a legendary spontaneous interaction with the crowd, Paula Poundstone is one of our country's pre-eminent comedians. She improvises with a crowd like a Jazz musician, swinging in...



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The Colors of Fruits and Vegetables Continued










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Here are a few British Cars from the Conch Republic Independence Day Parade







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WWW.ZAZOOARTGALLERY.COM 622 Duval St. 305-294-8925 
Check out the May 7  https://conta.cc/2JViBZp  May 14 https://conta.cc/2Kmb5Ht
and April 30 
https://conta.cc/2JwCiqs Issue Links to see many Photos and Art Work from Zazoo ; then go to the Past Blast section and click other Issues. Better Yet ; stop in to say Hi to Jason and James; they will give you a Guided tour of the Walls ; Extremely Fascinating Stuff. One of the Most Interesting Galleries Ever.
Jimmy Page is widely considered to be one of the greatest 
and most influential guitarists of all time.
Rolling Stone magazine has described Page as " the pontiff of power riffing " and ranked him number 3 in their list of the " 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time ". In 2010, he was ranked number two in Gibson's list of " Top 50 Guitarists of All Time ".
 Jimmy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice; once as a member of the Yardbirds (1992) and once as a member of  Led Zeppelin (1995). Page has been described by UK's Uncut magazine as  " rock's greatest and most mysterious guitar hero ".
" Jimmy Page " 
 © Terry O'Neill

Jimmy Page of English rock band Led Zeppelin on their US tour at Tampa Stadium, Florida on 5 May 1973. They played to 56,800 fans, with a $309,000  . gross - breaking the record for the largest
live audience  to see a single act previously held by 
The Beatles  at Shea Stadium.
This beautiful shot was taken by British celebrity
 photographer Terry O'Neill

We are offering an amazing  Fine Art Silver Gelatin Photographic Print of  Jimmy Page  by celebrity photographer  Terry O'Neill.
A Fine Art Silver Gelatin Photographic Print Signed by One of the Most Famous Photographer Terry O'Neill. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity. $2950.00
As Usual Thanks James and Jason for the Really Interesting Material you share with our 7865 Readers.
 
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 5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857

AQUAL IDOL Every Tuesday in Support of the FKSPCA





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KAREN BEAUPRIE at Frangipani Gallery






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



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WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241
Info@Keywestartcenter.com 
Our Final Part of the Artists of The Key West Art Center

Art Center in Pink by Susan O'Neill  Acrylic
Pelican Porch Conch by Abigail White  Acrylic (The May 28th. Issue will have an  additional 7 Works of Art from Abigail in the Artists of Guild Hall Feature)
The Little White House by Fran Decker  Acrylic (This Issue & May 14th. has additional Paintings from Fran's New Exhibition at her Gallery. Click the May 14 Issue to see https://conta.cc/2Kmb5Ht
Ladies Man by Maggie Ruley  Acrylic

Up Shortly : 5 More Paintings from the Artists of The Key West Art Center; and then we'll visit again in October 2018
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WWW.MARCHOUSE.ORG 
 305-294-9526


Shirley Freeman was the winner of last year's ReMARCable Meals Raffle..

The 2018 ReMARCable meals raffle will feature over 20 meals for two to some of the finest restaurants in the Keys.   A few of the restaurants already participating are:  1.  Two Friends,  2.  Lighthouse Grill,  3.  Latitudes on Sunset Key,  4.  Bistro 245,  5.  Azur,  6.  Coral Crab Café,  7.  Havana Cabana
8.  Matt's Stock Island Kitchen. 
Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.00.  The drawing will be held on Saturday, September 29th at Margaritaville Resort, 245 Front Street, Key West.  You  need not be present to win.
If you would like to purchase tickets and support this wonderful charity, please contact me.  e mail: suemaru@msn.com 
 call or text:  305-394-0785.  
 
Thank you for your continuing support of MARC and I look forward to hearing from you.    Sue Harrison 
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Part II "Captain Outrageous"
(THIS IS A MUST SEE EXHIBITION : The Colors and Fun are Spectacular + KW History from an Awesome Era)





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We continue with our Tour of the Artists of GingerBread Square Gallery
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Deconstructing Cube by Toland Sand

Vera Sattler

Paragon Cube by Toland Sand



Pam Folsom

The Kiss by Catherine Villa

Pam Folsom

Pam Folsom
Sal Salinero

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We Continue with the Artists of Frangipani Gallery
William Welch




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Part 2 Lucy Paige "Beach Day" at TSKW






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Michael Haykin's "Birdsong
"Fort Zachery Taylor"
The Next Three Lori Larusso


"Dip" by Seth Smith
Michel Delgado



We Now Continue with British Cars More Specifically MGs









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 5525 College Rd. 
Next ANIMAL Farm May 27 1-3pm
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WWW.TWKW.ORG 513 Truman Ave, 305-842-1666 
Dennis Beaver Curator KWAHS@KWAHS.ORG

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Part 5 The Artists of Guild Hall Gallery 
614 Duval St. 305-296-6076
Go to the April 16 Link for Part 1 : https://conta.cc/2H1SZcv
April 23 Part 2  https://conta.cc/2HnHO24 April 30 Part 3 
Pt 5 May 14  https://conta.cc/2Kmb5Ht

Here are some of Susan O'Neill






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SHARON WELLS from the Frangipani Gallery





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We Continue with the Florida Keys Council of the Arts Spring Exhibition "Colors of Spring"

Angry Bird by Denise Whicher
Things That Fly in Spring by Gail Miller  Collage

Pages of Present History by Jackie Sanchez  Steel

Colors of Spring II by Rachel Feinberg

Western Union Photo by Perry Frantzman



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WWW.MOTE.ORG  305-745-2729 24244 OverSeas Hwy. Summerland Key 
https://www.facebook.com/MoteMarineLab/
Click 
RED LINK1  for 250 Photos from the April 14th. 8th. Annual OceanFest.  Our Magazine has lots of photos in this Issue in 2 Parts and the May 7th. Issue will have many additional photos.












More from Mote Up Shortly
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Here are 3 Paintings from a NEW ARTIST at GingerBread Square Gallery ANASIA DUKHANINA


Two Sculptures from Jeff Margolin


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

An Upcoming Issue will Feature the Latest Exhibition from Adam Scott RoteCurrently Hanging at the Key West Gallery :"GOOD VIBRATIONS" 
Last weekend Lisa Wilson and D. Arthur Headlined at the Gallery with man New Works Hanging.
 
Golden Eagle by D. Arthur 12X12" Stainless Steel Limited Edition on Canvas

Double Trouble 20X40" Master Proof on Suade by D. Arthur

Ancient Echos 26"32" by Lisa Wislon

Grace for Today 36"X48" Mixed Media on Board by Lisa Wilson



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SKIPPER KRIPITZ GIGS

Hi folks, here's some  skippomusik gigs thus far in the Merry Month of May:

 
Sat. 5/26@6:30pm. The CRZBs Trio@ Blue Heaven w/ Crizz & Rob. 
Tues. 5/29@9pm. Raven, Megan & skippo@ Virgilio's. 
Sat. 6/2 @7pm. Scott Marischen Harp Quartet@ Sq. Grouper w/ Debbie Spring, & Rusty Hecht 
6/3 @ 5:30PScott Marischen Harp Quartet @ Gardens Hotel w/ Debbie Spring, & Rusty Hecht    
On Tuesday May 29th@9pm, Virgilio's weekly 'League of Crafty Musicians' series proudly presents the return of the "Thunderdome of Love", Miz Raven Cooper, on acoustic guitar & phenom vocals. A hybrid musical genre unto herself, there is nothing like an Americana & global Raven music show, with tunes that span from early 20th century Tin Pan Alley Songbook right up to modern pop, rock, & reggae.  Rhythm section support comes from Megan Clay on keyboards (with left hand basslines!), & skippo on percussives.  Based on their last outing, this trio can transform Virgilio's into an intimate concert venue. Come....., experience the magick, on the 29th, at 524 Duval (rear door,  on Appelrouth lane).  Call 296-1075 for more info.  

The 'CRZBs Roots Trio plays (for the first time, in this 'economy version' of the original  group!), at Blue Heaven @6:30pm on Saturday May 26th, & the very next afternoon, Sunday the 27th @1pm at the Salty Angler. The musical program will include Pat Metheney-inspired, modern guitar fusion, some Sting, John Mayer, Boz, Marvin Gaye, and Steely Dan, etc., plus, an ample helping of jazzy & Brazilian grooves. Fronting the group, and featuring many of his original compositions, is Chris Burchard, on guitar, Rob DiStaci sings and plays keyboards, & skippo is on the drums. So catch this celebration of soulful jazz-rock/ funk-fusion with an intimate roots trio version of the CRZBs, at Blue Heaven on Saturday  (296-8666 for more info) & Sunday at Salty Angler (741-7071). 

. Editors Note : Skipper Kripitz Gives so much of his time and talent to so many Organizations ; and it's a real treat to hear him play with so many different configurations. Thanks Ed
SKIPPER KRIPITZ and JOE DALLAS Helped Organize THE SUMMER OF LOVE Concert at The San Carlos to Help Fund Samuel's House. We'll have many Photos in the May 28 Issue



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We Continue with the Artists of the Frangipani Gallery
Sharon Wells



Mark Hacker 



Sandy Sun


Karen Beauprie



Terri Dallao
Helen Rebane



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WWW.KWLS.ORG 717 Love Lane 305-293-9291
YOUNG WRITERS STUDIO JUNE 25-29 KWLS.ORG/YOUNG-WRITERS


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

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(Formerly Called FAVOR)
305-304-9625

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Here is 1 of 2 Walls for Fran ; This Wall is the New Exhibition "This Once Was Home"

Frangipani Gallery is featuring a series of hurricane inspired paintings by Fran Decker. 1102 Duval as part of the First Friday Art Stroll on Upper Duval. 
Originally inspired by Hurricane Katrina, Fran Decker completed the series "This Once Was Home" just before Hurricane Irma devastated the Florida Keys.  These detailed surrealistic paintings depict broken shells set against stormy backgrounds that were once home to the mollusk that built it.  The intricate insides of the shells are revealed and tinted pink to remind the viewer that a living creature once lived inside and created its shell home. All of them are poignant reminders of what we had and what we lost in the storm.


Our Magazine Will have Multiple Photo Features from Many of the Artists in Frangipani : Deborah Moore, William Welch, Paul Carmichael, Mark Hacker, Sandy Sun, Suzann D'Antonio, Sharon Wells, Helen Rebane, Terri Dallao, Karen Beauprie. Here is a few works from the other Fran Decker Wall
Here Most Recent Art is Featured at the Beginning of this Issue and then again in the May 21st. Issue. The May 21st. Issue will contain works of Art from ALL the Artists at Frangipani that we Featured this week.


Home is Where the Heart Is

Turtle Tracks

Do Goldfish Dream

Mangrove Marna


Flamingo Greens

Here are Two from Her Large Wall on the Other Side
Old Town Door



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 MOTE's 8th. Annual OceanFest held at the Eco. Discovery Center a few weeks ago












. Thank You MOTE Managers for getting us these photos; which can also be found on one of the MOTE's Facebook Accounts Hit MOTE1
 ; there are 250 Photos on this Facebook URL Page
also click MOTE2 for a MOTE look back at ALL 12 Months of their E-Newsletter  ; Fascinating Stuff.
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The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island.  For more information call 305-296-1504 WWW.KEYWEST.GARDEN

The May 28th. Issue will have a Photo Feature from their 2018 Art Garden; Featuring about 25 Sculptures



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WWW.KWBGONLINE.ORG 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603. 
 Next Mixer is June 6 and is The Key West Pride Kick Off Week at The island House 1129 Fleming St. This Mixer is Open to Women ; (I do believe the IH Opens Up Twice a Year to Women and this event is one of them).  Next Luncheon also June 6 at Marriott Beachside 38141 N. Roos. Blvd.




Apps Avail. at Office 808 or On-Line WWW.KEYWESTPRIDE.ORG



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WWW.SOUTHFLORIDASYMPHONY.COM 
 954-522-8445


The April 30 Issue had a large Photo Feature on this Concert ; Hit Issue Link to see it   https://conta.cc/2JwCiqs
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Important Note : Good Friend Gracy Lozano from Keys Lifestyle Marketing has this awesome Website that gives an Amazing and Extensive Listing of Events in Key West. Click the website below and check it out.

Here are just a few Categories; many way to look Up : Day, Month, Year, Category 




Gracy@Internet.com 305-440-059
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MARK HACKER from the Frangipani Gallery






WWW.KEYSLASTSTAND.ORG 305-296-3335


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Harrison Gallery
WWW.HARRISON-GALLERY.COM 825 White St. 305-294-0609
https://www.facebook.com/harrisongallery/   The Season Finale Exhibition "Springtime in Key West"

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Our Last 22 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.
April 23  https://conta.cc/2HnHO24  
April 9 :   https://conta.cc/2JxurcI
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  5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857

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The nonprofit USCGC Ingham Museum at the Truman Annex Waterfront Park will be open for sunset each Wednesday at 5 p.m. with bingo onboard after dark. For information, call 305-292-5072 or email info@uscgcingham.com. 

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

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GO TO THEIR WEBSITE FOR EXTENSIVE INFORMATION
Your membership allows Hometown! to continue its promotion of the exchange of political viewpoints and ideas by sponsoring forums, debates, and other political events. These programs allow you and other voters to more fully consider the merits of the candidates and their proposals. Upcoming events include:
 
June 22, 2018 (5:00 pm).  (the last day on which candidates can quality to be on the ballot)
Meet & Greet the Candidates.  Studios of Key West
 
July 9, 2018 (5:00 pm).  Candidate Forum 1.  (Q & A by distinguished panelists)
Studios of Key West
 
July 23, 2018 (5:00 pm).  Candidate Forum 2.  (Q & A by distinguished panelists)
Studios of Key West
 
October 2018.  General Election Candidate Debates and Q & A
 
Hometown! Key West is a 501(c)(3) corporation and your membership contribution is fully deductible on your federal tax returns. Please consider joining at the highest level possible. Membership in Hometown is on a calendar year basis; renewable every January.
 
Renew Your Pledge for Good Government
 
Hometown thanks you for your continuing commitment to good governance in Key West and Monroe County, to a well qualified and prepared stable of candidates and, most important, to an informed and engaged electorate.  Todd German,  President, Hometown!


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The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends uses WWW.CONSTANTCONTACT.COM for Production, Database Management, and Delivery. They are GREAT. Their Customer Support and On-Line Q&A are Second to None. 781-482-8911
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WWW.WESLEYHOUSE.ORG 305-809-5000  1304 Truman Ave.
Jeremy Wilkerson Media Relations
Royal Furniture is hosting the 2nd 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: June 2, 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

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

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712 Duval St. 305-440-2179 11A-11P
2 FOR 1 DRINKS 
 "Best Hush Puppies & New England Clam Chowder in the South; & the Angle Hair Pasta with Lump Crab in a Cream Sauce is amazing; plus their Peel N Eat Shrimp are by far always the tastiest The Keys.  
  
  






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305-296-6196 1434 Kennedy Dr.

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 1100 Simonton St.#3

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WWW.KEYWESTGARDEN.COM 305-296-1505
5210 College Road 
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Johnny White & Caroline are always so nice in sharing their Photo Galleries with Us.  Hit their Gallery Link to see many Photo Galleries
at the Truman Little White House
ALSO CHECK OUT THEIR EXTENSIVE CALENDAR OF EVENTS SECTION

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. 

Here is Part 2 of Mile Zero's Papio Kinetic Sculpture & Art Bike Parade








More from Johnny White and the 2018 Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Ride Parade Up Shortly

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

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

Click E-NEWSLETTER for their very informative E-Newsletter
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This Months Reef Relief E-Newsletter can be seen with this Link 
2018 SUMMER CAMP INFO UP SHORTLY

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

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Neil Chamberlain and Staff Send Greetings

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

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Florida Keys Council of the Arts  1100 Simonton St. 305-295-4369 

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WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661
Every Sunday Sunday, 5:30- 8, Jazz in the Gardens


Jazz in the Garden Sunday, May 20, Scott Marischen & Friends, 5:30-8pm
Cabaret Wed, Thursday, Friday and Saturday in their Wine Bar






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


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


Or Sit Outside on their Spacious Patio
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WWW.KEYWESTWILDLIFECENTER.ORG 1801 White St. 305-292-1008 

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

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


https://www.thekeywesttheater.com/calendar/
Nov. 15 Thunder from Down Under
Nov 28
Kingston Trio Legacy Tour




June 1 Patty Smyth & Scandal
John Waters December 16

Dec 7th: Paula Poundstone
With smart, observational humor and a legendary spontaneous interaction with the crowd, Paula Poundstone is one of our country's pre-eminent comedians. She improvises with a crowd like a Jazz musician, swinging in...





For additional Info on their concerts & events ; Click Link here for their Latest E-Newsletter with Updated Info. Click TWT7
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Howie Mandel May 26



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May 17 Blue Oyster Cult & Styx at the KW Amphitheater at the Truman Annex
Nov. 16 Livingston Taylor


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

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

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 11am-2pm  $25 for 3 hours. All levels and mediums are welcome. Materials can be purchased in class if needed. Drive past the main entrance and keep right to large grass parking lot. Any ??? 609-884-3474


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.





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Pt 2 The 2018 Papio Kinetic Sculpture & Art Bike Parade










Go to this Link to see All 67 Photos from 
WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM & Go to Photo Galleries 


WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM 1-800-FLA-KEYS 
Their Monthly E-Mailer & Feature on their website "Keys Traveler" has a Tremendous Amount of Information.
Here is the May "Keys Traveler" E-Newsletter Link ; Hit
for their May Keys Traveler. 

Arts & Culture




CUISINE


Diving and Fishing

ACCOMODATIONS

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


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WWW.SUNSETWATERSPORTSKEYWEST.COM
 855-378-6386  (855-3-SUNFUN)
CLICK THE BLUE LINKS BELOW FOR BRIEF VIDEOS
"DINNER CRUISE"
Direct Booking from Sunset Watersports Key West on All Above Plus so Many Additional Packages Hit BOOKING INFO .  
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 WWW.TSKW.ORG 533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458 

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Click 5/3 LINK for a Recent E-Mail from TSKW giving Detailed Info on The May 3 "First Thursday" Opening Exhibitions / Receptions & Upcoming Special Events :


FIRST THURSDAY 5/3 : This Months Exhibitions Features Rick Worth , Lucy Paige, Kate Divoll & "Papaloko" 6-8pm 

"Sight Unseen" by Rick Worth (Sanger Gallery) Sponsored by Old Town Trolley
"Beach Day" by Lucy Paige (XOJ Gallery) Sponsored by Preferred Properties. Supported by the Anne McKee Artist Fund

"Sitting in the Shade" by Kate Divoll Sponsored by Archeo. Supported by The Anne McKee Artists Fund 

"Papaloko" in the Zabar Lobby Gallery. In Conjunction with the Afro Roots Festival by Haitian Artist Jude Thegenus.





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Over the course of 5 one-week sessions, each with a fun and creative theme, students discover and reimagine the world in unique ways. Kids may sign up for one or more weeks, and discounts are offered for siblings and multiple week enrollments. Art School is specially designed to provide plenty of one-on-one attention through small class size and hands-on activities. Enthusiastic teachers guide students through a variety of experiences ranging from learning acting skills and putting on a performance, creating artwork and presenting a group exhibition, experimenting with mixed media, and pirate-themed stage-fighting!  FOR EXTENSIVE DETAILS CLICK LINK BELOW


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Click    TSKW12 & TSKW13 Link for their Latest E-Newsletters giving ALL the Updated Schedule of Classes, Events, & Exhibitions PLUS Latest E-Mail Link to ALL their Classes in May and June Click TSKW14

Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth May & June

Green Parrot  Bingo Every Monday to Help Fund TSKW
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"Hampton's Art & Culture"

ROMAN FINE ART 66 PARK PLACE EAST HAMPTON 917-797-8931
EXHIBITION / RECEPTION SAT. MAY 26
"PASTIME /TIME PASSED" Featuring Ciara Rafferty and Lizzie Gill

Above "Diving Board#1" by Ciara Rafferty Oil on Perspex 36"X48" (R) "Miami Ready" by Lizzie Gill Mixed Media Oil on Canvas 46"X60"





Color-splashed retro imagery, glamorized nostalgia and leisure studies of bygone eras comprise Gill and Rafferty's hyper-stylized representations of wholesome values and pleasures of "The Good Old Days". Gone is the time of The Great American Road Trip, with its novelty of futuristic hotels and motels that brought families together with blithe poolside lounging and Atomic Age idols. Gill and Rafferty draw inspiration from the 1950s and 60s, a time that for many Americans represented hope, postwar prosperity and freedom. With imagery of the American dream portrayed throughold fashioned values and Hollywood romance, Gill and Rafferty explore the richly nostalgic context of the people, places and icons of days long passed that now exist in a liminal space. These images of carefree summer fun and untroubled leisure occupy the dreams and desires of our modern sensibilities as the contemporary world flies by in hyper speed.
TO VIEW COMPLETE REALLY INTERESTING / ARTISTIC E-FLYER / NEWSLETTER
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Iris Ornig on Monday Nights Hosting Jazz at Kitano 8-11pm  66 Park Ave. at 38th. St. NYC.. Thanks Iris for Keeping your Key West and Southampton Fans Up to Date. Check her Facebook Page

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

SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES THEIR FIFTH ANNUAL SUMMERFEST CULINARY ARTS FESTIVAL BENEFIT EVENT TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 30 FROM 6 TO 10 PM.
 
Molly Bishop Sends Regards and Tells Us --- Southampton Arts Center is thrilled to be hosting their 5 th annual  SummerFest benefit on  Thursday, August 30 from 6 to 10 PM - the final major fundraising event of the summer season!
 
SummerFest is SAC's premiere annual event, raising nearly a half-million dollars, to support world-class exhibitions and 200-plus programs annually, many of which are free of charge. Attendees will enjoy signature dishes from the most celebrated chefs on the East End plus DJ and dancing under the stars on the historic grounds of 25 Jobs Lane.
 
Tickets for SummerFest start at $500 for individuals with VIP tables starting at $10,000, and can be reserved online at southamptonartscenter.org, by calling Southampton Arts Center at 631-283-0967 x 13, or by emailing Advancement Coordinator Molly Bishop at  mbishop@southamptoncenter.org.
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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR  AMY KIRWIN sent us this a few weeks ago :
PHOTOGRAPHER AND CONSERVATIONIST SHAWN HEINRICHS UNVEILS "LIGHT ON SHADOW" EXHIBITION AT SOUTHAMPTON ART CENTER THIS SUMMER TO BENEFIT BLUE SPHERE FOUNDATION AND SAC'S ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMMING
Exhibit Seeks to Inspire Action and Drive Conservation of Our Oceans and the Vulnerable Marine Life Within It
 
Blue Sphere Foundation, a not for profit that works to safeguard the planet's oceans and halt the destruction of threatened marine species and habitats announced today, in collaboration with Southampton Arts Center, the unveiling of a new worldwide art exhibit called "Light on Shadow" by photographer and conservationist Shawn Heinrichs. The exhibit will run May 26 through July 16 and is an intimate journey through both the beauty of marine life and the reality that threatens their existence, generating a powerful warning against complacency.  Due to Space Constraints Unable to give much detail on this Exhibition ; please go to their Website for additional Info. 
CLICK THIS EVENTS PAGE FOR COMPLETE INFO : http://southamptonartscenter.org/event/light-shadow-shawn-heinrichs/
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PARRISH ART MUSEUM 279 Montauk Hwy. Water Mill, NY, 11976
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WWW.WALLACEGALLERY.COM 
37A Main Street  East Hampton NY 631-329-4516.  
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 Photo & Art Galleries from Lucille Khornak
WWW.LUCILLEKHORNAK.COM 631-613-6000


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281 Front St. 305-295-6616


Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates Captain Outrageous in "That's Outrageous!" Exhibit
 
The Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates the acclaimed late Key West artist Captain Outrageous in " That's Outrageous!," a retrospective featuring more than 40 works that explores his pop art style across several different mediums.  The exhibit opened  April 13, with a special reception held from 6:00pm-8:30pm in the Bryan Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street.  
 
Spanning nearly four decades in Key West, Captain Outrageous imprinted his indelible mark on the island with both his colorful artwork and personality.  He made the world his canvas and painted thousands of items - bicycles, scooters, furniture, clothing, mannequins, cars, camper vans, sinks, musical instruments, telephones, and even toilet seats - with a pop art design style à la Roy Lichtenstein, but with a flair and humor decidedly his own.  A true Key West character, he embodied the spirit of the island, and his creations are celebrated and collected by many. 
 
" That's Outrageous!" runs through Sunday, June 24 and is sponsored in part by the Captain Outrageous Foundation. For more information, call Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305.295.6616 x 112 or visit  kwahs.org.   Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island.

 Photo by Rob O'Neal

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The heritage of our underwater world:Key West Art & Historical Society offers Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar 
 
Key West Art & Historical Society has partnered with the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research to offer a Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar opportunity in Key West, Thursday, June 14 - Saturday, June 16, which will include both classroom and open water diving components. 
 
HADS was launched about a decade ago to address a lack of cultural resources information in most SCUBA training courses. The three-day course will explain the advantages of conserving historic shipwrecks and other submerged cultural resources as they preserve information about our collective past as well as the vibrant ecosystems that grow around them. While targeted to diving leadership such as agency course directors, dive instructors, and heritage professionals, the program welcomes and has proven useful for professional and recreational divers, all of whom will gain a greater knowledge of how to proactively protect shipwrecks, artificial reefs, and other underwater cultural sites as part of the marine environment. 


 
 Key West Art & Historical Society ArtCamp! at Fort East Martello offers weekly camp sessions for children and special Program Aide Training for Teens

(L) Registration is open for this summer's ArtCamp! at Fort East Martello, a summer program that celebrates Key West's rich artistic history and natural landscape over a series of nine weeks beginning June 4 and running through August 3.  In addition to camps held for children aged 5-14, this year's program includes a week of special Program Aide Training for Teens aged 12-16 held June 11-June 15, which will certify participants in assisting with the children's summer program though  leadership, creativity, and team-building development, and of course lots of fun!  

ArtCamp! runs from 9:00AM to 4:00PM, Monday - Friday and is $200 per session for Society members, $225 for nonmembers. Included are all supplies, light snacks and weekly Friday pizza parties. Free lunch generously provided by Star of the Sea Foundation is also available. Detailed descriptions of the Teen Program Aide Training and all ArtCamp! sessions along with registration information can be found at kwahs.org, click 'tickets,' or call Adele Williams at 305-295-6616, extension 115. Registration fills quickly.  Sign up now to secure your child's spot! Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island. 


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Briefly
 Fort Adventures Program for Toddlers & Parents Continue at Fort East Martello

Key West Art & Historical Society continues its weekly educational playdate program at Fort East Martello every Tuesday and Thursday through May from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  The program celebrates hands-on, inquiry-based learning while inviting children and parents to explore the Fort and its artifacts, dioramas, and immersive exhibits.  MORE INFO. IN THE APRIL 2ND ISSUE AND/OR TO THEIR WEBSITE NOW. Click April 2 Issue https://conta.cc/2GresLA


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WWW.CITYOFKEYWEST-FL.GOV  305-809-3700
Info. & Photos from Alyson Crean

Mayor Craig Cates recently recognized the generous role the Trophia Foundation plays in replenishing the island's green canopy by proclaiming May first as Trophia Foundation Appreciation Day.
Since Hurricane Irma ravaged the Keys, the Trophia Foundation has donated $50,000 worth of canopy trees to the community. The trees have been planted throughout the community.
The Trophia Foundation continuously and generously promotes the planting of trees and shrubs in the island city. With the help and support of the Tree Commission, the Urban Forester and Community Services, trees are being planted along city sidewalks and in city parks. The Tree Commission was established in 1971, by State legislation, in recognition that trees on public and private property are economic and aesthetic assets to the citizens of Key West. In the Photo (L) In the photo: Trophia Foundation members Billy Davis, Clarisa Fluker, John Mumford, Bill Collins, Clay Beatie, and Nancy DiAmato with Mayor Craig Cates and the City's Urban Forester Karen DiMaria.
(R) Captain Sean Brandenburg and Mayor Craig Cates


The annual Law Enforcement Day Memorial Service at Bayview Park in Key West. 
Hosted by the Key West Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, the ceremony includes a traditional laying of the wreath and a 21-gun salute. 
Nationally, 135 officers were killed in the line of duty in 2017. In Florida, ten officers were killed. Monroe County did not lose an officer in 2017.
 
The names of Keys officers who have died in the line of duty was read as a special remembrance during the ceremony. 

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WWW.COASTPROJECTS.COM 6404 Front St. 305-709-4001 & 803  Whitehead St.
Oh, yeah, it's also this time of year again!
So all of you rock 'n' roll parents can kill two birds with one stone and buy yourself and your kiddos an unforgettable experience!. 
This year, we've updated and improved on our already legendary camp programs, so have a look at the
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 5210 College Rd. 305-296-1504
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Chef Hubbard, and Bill and Eden send regards 
 
Check out our current full schedule below, or go to our  website to see everything that is coming up! Editors Note; Due to the Constant change of Add Ons and Sold Out Status ; VERY IMPORTANT to go their website to see the update changes and/or Call Bill, Eden, and Chef Hubbard


Monday, May 21st  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu.
Delicious Vegetarian Dinner - $85.00 - 5:30pm.  Stone Fruit with Olives, Fennel, and Orange Blossom Water.   Avocado Salad with Beet and Cocoa Dressing.      Roasted Cauliflower Curry with Green Apple and Basil Salad. Ice Cream Sandwich - Smoked Vanilla Ice Cream, Peaches, Jalapeno and Bourbon Marshmallow Sauce
 
Monday May 28 $95.00 - 5:30pm Join Chef David Fuhrman of Great Events Catering for this delicious dinner!.   "Chicken Fried" Red Shrimp, Sweet Potato Pancake, Black Eyed Pea Hummus, Oven Dried Heirloom Tomato and Bacon Salad.    Tuna Crudo, Grapefruit Salad, Horseradish Chimmi, Pork Belly Croutons, and Tempura French Beans.  Balsamic Barbecued Duck Flantas, Charred Poblano, Green Mango Salad, and Goat Cheese Crema. Scallops, Forbidden Black Rice, Pineapple Zucchini Relish, Avocado Corn Mash, and Red Curry Yogurt.   Caramelized Banana, Almond Dacquoise, Coconut Creme, and Drunken Raisins
 
Saturday, June 2nd - 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.
 
Friday, June 8th  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu
Summer Flavors - $80.00 - 5:30pm.     Grouper Crudo - Green Olives, Sundried Chilis, and Walnuts.   Grilled Peach and Cured Ham Salad with Ricotta Fritter. Toasted Chanterelle Gnocchi with Sweet Crab, Corn, and Heirloom Tomatoes.     Fennel Ice Cream with Espresso and Cocoa Nibs Shortbread Cookie
 

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


Dive into Summer Coral Camp!
 
Coral Camp 2018 Registration is Open! When school lets out, Coral Camp begins. 6-12 year
old youths explore and learn about our surrounding marine environment through exciting
education 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. Campers
also experience four days of snorkeling: one day practicing their snorkeling skills at the beach,
one day in the seagrass beds and sponge gardens, and two days snorkeling at the reef.
Weekly sessions begin June 4th  and go through August 10th. Sessions are limited to 25 campers
per session. A limited number of scholarships are available to those who qualify. Coral Camp
runs Monday through Friday from 8:30am- 4:30pm. Camp fees are $225 per child per week or a
discounted rate of $200 per child per week when registering for multiple weeks or siblings. Space is limited! Reserve a slot today!
 
Sponsors for Coral Camp 2018 include: Fury Water Adventures, Sebago Water Sports, Danger
Charters, Captains Corner Dive Center, Barefoot Billy's, The Key West Aquarium, Firefly, The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, Disney Conservation Fund, MOTE Marine Laboratory, and the Dogwood Foundation. 

For more information about registration call Reef Relief at 305-294-3100 or email reefrelief@gmail.com. Download registration forms at http://www.reefrelief.org/coral-camp-2018/
 
Reef Relief is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving and protecting our coral reef ecosystem.


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PLEASE HELP THE KEY WEST VFW IN OPENING AGAIN AFTER IRMA





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WWW.KEYSSO.NET 305-293-7300
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.  Next May 13

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