The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends May 28, 2018
2017 / 2018 Season Finale Issue.  
Photo by Alyson Crean
The Annual City of Key West / MCSO Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony 


"The Season of Love : Songs for World Peace & Love". A Student Concert Organized by Skipper Kripitz, Joe Dallas Jr. & The Music Room for Samuel House benefit.  The Children were so talented .


A Few More Photos and Paintings from Nicholas Bergery
Our On-Line Ornithology Photographic Exhibition from Paul Carmichael 
Movie History and Photographs for Sale at Zazoo Photo / Art Gallery
Collection of Cuban Contemporary Fine Art at The Artists of the Armory  
2018 Anne McKee Artists Fund Grants Awarded
Paula Poundstone at The Key West Theater Dec 7 + Complete Schedule (More in their Weekly Section)

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


"Photos of the Week" by Executive Editor Peter Arnow



Photos by Alyson Crean
May 22nd. was Proclaimed Maritime Day by the City of Key West + May 23rd. Proclaimed former City Commissioner Bill Verge Day (More Below in the Weekly City of Key West & MCSO's Sections) 


2018 "Art Garden" at The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens
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The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7880 Each Week.  In This 2017 / 2018 Season Finale issue (May 28, 2018) : The 2018 Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony, "The Season of Love : Songs for World Peace & Love", On -Line Photographic Exhibitions from Nicholas Bergery and Paul Carmichael, "Oceans 11" Iconic Photos for Sale at Zazoo Art / Photo Gallery, The Collection of Cuban Contemporary Fine Art at the Artists of the Armory, 2018 Anne McKee Artists Fund Grants Awarded,   WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM  , WWW-FLA-KEYS.COM ,
Paula Poundstone at the TWT 12/7 + Complete Schedule & More Banner Ads, WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM HOB's New Gun Threat Incident + The Blue Paper Makes another Important Announcement, KWBG Holds Mixer & Luncheon on Same Date with Mixer at The Island House Resort and Women are Encouraged to Come, WWW.FKCC.EDU , WWW.EQFL.ORG 


Photos of the Week by Executive Editor Giancarlo Espinosa, City of KW and MCSO Weekly Sections, TSKW & MCSO Weekly Sections, Fringe Theater Live Play Readings June 6 & 7 (Complimentary Tickets), 2018 Art in the Gardens at the KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens, On-Line Art Exhibitions by Eric Hailey, Karen Beauprie, Lucy Paige, and Abigail White, KWAHS Major Exhibition at The Custom House "That's Outrageous", Last Few Days to see the 4 May Exhibitions and then TSKW's Member's Show : "Mango Madness" 6/7-7/19, Women's March Raises Over $20K for Hurricane Affected Islands, Pam Folsom at GingerBread Square, Many Events/Classes/Exhibitions from KWAHS & TSKW,
  Fla. Keys Council of the Arts Exhibitions at Gato "Colors of Spring" and The Tamiami Trail : In the Beginning" (Great Job as Usual with this Year's "Connections Project", WWW.CFFK.ORG ,


"Wisdom Rising A Journey Into The Mandala & the Empowered Feminine" from Author Lama Tsultrim Allione 6/15 at TSKW, Lodging Association Mixer 6/21, Long Awaited 
WWW.MYSTERYFESTKEYWEST.COM 6/22-24 by Shirrel Rhoades & His  WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM , KW Library 5/30 Presents Author Solange Ritchie "Fire Storm", Florida Keys Guitar Festival Presents "Guitar Summit" 6/17 at TWT, FKSPCA , KW Wildlife Center, Marc House Major Restaurant Raffel, Tennessee Williams Museum (Formerly TW Exhibit : Of course Dennis & Bert are still very much involved with the Help of KWAHS), Reef Relief Summer Camp, MOTE & Sanctuary Friends of the Fla. Keys, WWW.KWLS.ORG , LKMC, The Truman Little White House, Jazz in the Gardens & All Star Cabaret at Kate Miano's Gardens Resort, SouthernMost Coconut Castaways, The Weekly "Hampton's Arts & Culture" Section Featuring WWW.LUCILLEKHORNAK.COM  (A truly Amazing Photographer with many Studios that Feature Local Art as well as EVERYTHING that is needed for FIRST CLASS Photographic Sessions inc. Lucille) , Coast Projects Summer Camps,  KWAHS ArtCamp  + Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar,  TSKW Summer Art School for Ages 8-13



WWW.SOUTHFLORIDASYMPHONY.COM , WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM & Their Extensive Calendar of Events, Last Stand : Protecting The Keys, Every Wed. Bingo Aboard the USCGC Museum at Truman Annex Waterfront + Every Monday Bingo at The Green Parrot, Pride Follies 6/2, WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM Next Event A Meet and Greet 6/22 , Wesley House on 6/2 Gala in Marathon Sponsored by Royal Furniture, Aids Help CC, Fla. Health Monroe Co., AnnaMarie Giordano's "Life Drawing Workshops" Every Tuesday at Fort East Martello (Models Always Welcomed : I did it Twice), WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM & their Popular On-Line "Keys Traveler",
WWW.VFWPOST3911.ORG really needs your Help to Open Again, Tasty Treat Classes from Isle Cook, & More




Thanks to All our Associate Contributing Editors for All the Great Year Round Materials. Thanks to the Readers and your Comments.  As we have done the Last Five Years : We take a Summer Hiatus and Enjoy doing 6 Special Edition Summer Issues. These Issues Contain Very Little to No Event Information. The Issues Contain Mostly Art and Photographic Exhibitions Along with Nature / Wildlife / Eco / Conservation Materials. Please Call me at 954-448-4324 or Write EK10@AOL.COM ; Love to hear from you over the Summer; especially with thoughts on making the 2018 / 2019 Season better. I did purchase a Nikon D3300 and will practice over the Summer. A Special Thanks to ALL the Artisans and Galleries for Understanding the Concept of the Magazine and Allowing us to Promote your Amazing Breathtaking Works. This Season so many of you have Complimented the Enormous Undertaking that is Involved in Doing This Right.  Once again ; Thanks to the Hundreds of Associate Contributing Editors that fill the Magazine with Outstanding Interesting Materials. Have An Outstanding Summer; Ed
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We Begin the Season Finale as we always do Paying Respect :
The Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony (2018)
Photos by Executive Editor GianCarlo Espinosa








More Photos Up Shortly 
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Nicholas Bergery has been a Frequent Contributing Associate Editor. So when I asked him to send me a few more Photos for Our Season Finale he was happy to do so






More photos from Nicholas Bergery Up Shortly.  During the Summer Issues we Feature Mostly Art Exhibitions, Photographic Exhibitions & Nature/Eco/Conservation Materials with very little additional material.  So watch for Photographers Mac Stone & Bill Klipp and of course the many talented Artists in the Keys 
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 Below was Copied and pasted from a FB Page as a Companion to the Cuban Art Exhibition at The Armory
Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to purchase this one of a kind Art book featuring only Cuban Artists on the island. This is the perfect gift for the Art Aficionado in your life. Contact our offices for more details at 305.443.0417 or you can purchase directly from the link below at AMAZON.


Welcome The Armory will be open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm from Monday to Saturday with the Cuban Master Painters like Roberto Fabelo, Zaida del Rio, Alicia Leal, Carlos Guzman, Alicia de la Campa, Alexis Miguel Pantoja, Sinecio Cuetara, Li Domingyez Fong, Cristhian Gonzalez Tellez.
VIDEO BY CUBAN FINE ART Here is Link
Up Shortly We Feature Just a Few Of the Paintings
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WWW.FRINGETHEATER.ORG 305-731-0581
7 PM :June 6 "Pride" Play Reading . Written by Thom Fitzgerald Directed by Erin stover-Sickmen

Dot and Stella redefine the Thelma and Louise roadtrip when they break out of a nursing home with one goal in mind: to cross the Canadian border and get married. They are pursued by a non-consenting grandchild and assisted by an irresistible hitchhiker. This is a hilarious and moving looking at commitment, sacrifice, and the fireworks that help relationships endure. Adult language. Click Link for additional details and COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS AT THE KEY WEST THEATER 512 DUVAL STREET


Reading of   The Little Dog Laughed
Written by Douglas Carter Beane
Directed by John Reynolds
June 7 at 7pm . Key West Theater  
Starring Try Forsyth, Erin McKenna, Matt Hulsey & Francessca Silva

by Douglas Carter Beane
Directed by John Reynolds

Mitchell is Hollywood's next meg-star. He's in the closet, and his agent would like to keep it that way. But love and lust are not so easily handled when an NYC hustler named Alex arrives on the scene. What's an agent to do? This smart and biting look at the entertainment industry, sex and sexuality, and happy endings will keep you thinking. Adult language. 

. Click this Link below for additional Info. and COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS
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"The Season of Love : Songs for World Peace & Love" Concert at The San Carlos a few weeks ago in Support of Samuel's House WWW.SAMUELSHOUSE.ORG 305-296-0240 1614 Truesdell Ct.





Skipper Kriptz, Joe Dallas Jr.,The Music Room & Others Helped Organize the Concert


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2018 Art Garden
 
WWW.KEYWEST.GARDEN 5210 College Rd. 305-296-1504








We Continue with the 2018 Art Garden Shortly
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WWW.ZAZOOARTGALLERY.COM 622 Duval St. 305-294-8925
A fast Thanks to James and Jason who are amazing to work with ; and allow me to forget about the Timelines , Deadlines, and Copy.  I just sit in a chair for Hours as we talk about Music, Records, Photography, and Art; and then walk around the Gallery and just enjoy the Decades on the Walls.

OCEANS 11
 Underwood Archives/Getty Images

The stars of the film OCEANS 11 Hollywood, California, 1960.  L-R: Peter Lawford, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Frank Sinatra. Presented as a fine art print on archival paper with a hand-torn deckled-edge of only 50 prints in each size.  "Oceans 11" is available in two sizes: Standard - Approx. 32" x 28" framed - $695 framed. Deluxe - Approx 53 1/4" x 43 1/2" framed - $3695 framed

Kennedy and Sinatra. from the Pre-Inagural Gala on January 19th, 1961. MPTV ARCHIVES : Silver  Gelatin Photographic Print in an open edition.  Measures approx. 20" x 16" raw and approx. 30" x 26" framed. We are offering Kennedy Sinatra for  only $1195 framed


Dean Martin and Sinatra © Bob Willoughby
Dean Martin plays Blackjack with Frank at the Sands during the filming of Oceans 11. Presented as a Silver Gelatin Photographic Print , we have Edition #1/25 from the Estate of the Photographer, Bob Welloughby.
Measures approx. 20" x 16" raw and 30" x 26" framed.
We are offering Dean Blackjack for only $2495 framed.

OCEANS 11 STAGE A FIGHT By Sid Avery
Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Joey Bishop, 1960. 
Presented as a Silver Gelatin Photographic Print in an edition of only 70. Edition # 3/70 Signed by photographer, the late Sid Avery on the reverese.
Measures approx. 10" x 12" raw and 16 3/4" x 20" framed. We are offering Oceans 11, Stage A Fight for only 5475 framed. This is the last print available from the edition signed on the reverse of the frame by Sid Avery.

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The Art of Eric Haley Exclusively Hanging at In-Touch 706 Duval Street








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A few Paintings from Abigail White Hanging at Guild Hall and The Key West Art Center
The Perfect Margarita
Key West Light House
Ernie's Conch House
Peaceful Cove
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We Continue with Photographs from Paul Carmichael Hanging at Frangipani Gallery 









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WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THIS ANNUAL ISLAND HOUSE RESORT "PRIDE WEEK KICK-OFF" Party
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 This is a MUST SEE EXHIBITION; so Colorful and filled with KW Cultural History.  Exhibition at the Custom House for at least a few more months. 

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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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Zaida DelRio
Cuban Marvel & Nightmare of Cuban Artists
Grisell Che Ane
Alexandr E Arrecha (Mixed Media on Metallic Paper)
Of course ; The official GO TO Person in Key West for Cuban Art is Nance Frank and The Gallery on Greene. We so appreciate the Year Round materials from her Gallery that Filled Our Pages with Magnificent Art
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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK BY EXECUTIVE EDITOR PETER ARNOW

Key West Star Christopher Peterson is joined by costar Philip Cole White after the memorable final performance of 'The Legend of Georgia McBride' at the Waterfront Playhouse.
 
Waterfront Playhouse Artistic Director Danny Weathers is wished well after his final direction of 'The Legend of Georgia McBride' by Rosi and Jeff Ware and Roberta DePiero. AFter 17 years of service Danny is relocating to Palm Springs California.
 




Another Goodbye at the Waterfront Playhouse after the final performance of the Legend of Georgia McBride to House Manager Ginger Bancek and her partner Sharon Mulvey.
 
The Southernmost Seminole Club held their Scholarship fundraiser before their 5K race at the SideBar.  Shown is Billy Kight, Darren Horan, Stacy Peele, Christine Linbert-Barrows, Holly Elanina, and Megan Wise.

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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
HANGING ONLY 1 MORE WEEK AND THEN Everyone's Favorite "MANGO MADNESS" Member's Show.


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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Women's March Florida raises over $20,000
for hurricane-affected islands.

 On Monday, May 21, 2018 Women's March Florida donated $7,600 to the SOS Foundation of the Florida Keys. Tom Callahan, the executive director of SOS Foundation, said, "with Women's March Florida's support we will be able to provide significantly more food to those affected by hurricane Irma."  Natalia Duke, Women's March Florida Keys chapter captain expressed that they are "grateful for the SOS Foundation's dedicated service to our community, and happy that we could contribute to such an outstanding organization."

On January 21, 2018, the one-year anniversary of the largest political protest in recent U.S. history, Women's March Florida led "Power to the Polls" anniversary events in Miami, Orlando, St. Petersburg, and Jacksonville, which focused on voter mobilization, education, and expanding voter access; crucial steps towards meaningful change.  Thousands rallied across the state, and together brought awareness, support, and donations to our sister island communities that were affected last hurricane season; Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Florida Keys.  After a continued fundraising effort, they have raised $22,812 dollars to split between Coordinadora Paz para la Mujer, Inc. in Puerto Rico,  the SOS Foundation of the Florida Keys, and the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands.
Photos below 1) Natalia Duke and Lizzy Hoke with members of SOS Foundation after giving the donation.  2) Women's March Florida Keys captain Natalia Duke speaking at Power to the Polls event in Miami. 



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Gingerbread Square Gallery Presents a Summer Kick Off Exhibition from everyone's Good Friend and favorite Artist Pam Folsom. 
WWW.GINGERBREADSQUAREGALLERY.COM 1207 Duval St. 305-296-8900 Click GBFB for their FB Page.
Click PAM for her FB Page
A few week's Ago  we Featured many of Pam's Art Click the May 14th. Link to see https://conta.cc/2Kmb5Ht
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Artist Lucy Paige is Instrumental in bringing the Tibetan Monks to KW & Organizes their St. Pauls Accommodations & Scheduling. Here is some info. that Lucy sent me as well as TSKW 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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Plus Important New Information on their Special Event Issues and How you can Make a Timely More then Ever Needed Donation
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We continue with The Collection of Cuban Contemporary Art at The Armory 606 Duval Street  We start with Long Shot Photographs from Executive Editor GianCarlo Espinosa and then a little further down some more Really Interesting Works from The Cuban Artists.






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June 21 Lodging Association Mixer
Havana Cabana Hotel 3420 N. Rooselvelt Hotel
Thursday June 21st, join The Lodging Association and the Sunset Social Drinking Club (SSDC) for a special membership mixer at the Havana Cabana Hotel!

Admission is only $10 and parking is plentiful and FREE!!!! So plan to spend your money winning valuable prizes in the raffle and the silent auction! 

All proceeds will support scholarships for the Florida Keys Community College Cullinary and Hospitality and Tourism Management Program. Click LINK1 for additional details and registration 
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MAY 2018 EXHIBITIONS
on view for one more week!
featuring Rick Worth, Lucy Paige, Kate Divoll & Jude PAPALOKO Thegenus
On view through May 31, 2018

This month's exhibitions are only on display for one more week, as we prepare to set up for next month's Mango Madness opening. Local artists are highlighted in May with Rick Worth displaying new work in the Sanger Gallery; Kate Divoll's ode to her adolescence in Key West in the Zabar Project Gallery; and Lucy Paige's acrylic and collage beach series in the third floor XOJ Gallery. You also can't miss Papaloko's work in the Zabar Lobby Gallery, which is on view in conjunction with last week's AfroRoots World Music Festival.

Exhibitions sponsored by Old Town TrolleyPreferred Properties and Archeo
Lucy Paige & Kate Divoll supported by the Anne McKee Artists Fund

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Three Paintings from Gabriella Fiabane Hanging at GingerBread Square Gallery

"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 tells us :
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

"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

The Two Combined Exhibitions have well over 100 Paintings

For more information call the Florida Keys Council of the Arts at  305-295-4369  or visit www.keysarts.com
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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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We Now Continue with the Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony








Photos by Executive Editor GianCarlo Espinosa

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More from Nicholas Bergery






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More from Seasons of Love : Songs for World Peace & Love







We Now Continue with the 2018 Art Garden at The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden








More from the 2018 Art Garden Up Shortly
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We Now Continue with Paintings from Abigail White
The Green Parrot 
Conch Flyer
Purple Twilight Conch House
Conchquistador
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More from Paul Carmichael





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More from The Collection of Cuban Contemporary Fine Art at the Armory

PUTUMAYO WORLD MUSIC PHOTOS
Fabialo
Fabialo


(KCHO) Leva Machado
Roberto Fabelo

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

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Key West Theater : Just Two Events

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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 5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857

AQUAL IDOL Every Tuesday in Support of the FKSPCA

Hit LINK7 for Survey & Possible Donation
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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 

Art Center in Pink by Susan O'Neill  Acrylic

Ladies Man by Maggie Ruley  Acrylic

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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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Lucy Paige "Beach Day" at TSKW for Just a few more days






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Michael Haykin's "Birdsong

"Dip" by Seth Smith
Michel Delgado



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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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 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 and Pt 6 The May 21st. Issue  https://conta.cc/2LenpL9

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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. 
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Two Sculptures from Jeff Margolin


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

Adam Scott Rote's New Works "Good Vibrations" will be Featured in the First Special Summer Edition Issue BUT WHY WAIT ; PLEASE GO TO THE GALLERY: hopefully there also will be Ample Rote Classics Hanging.
A few weekends ago Lisa Wilson and D. Arthur Headlined at the Gallery with many 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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Have a Great Summer ; Skipper
I've been struggling with writing a few lines here : so here are Buzz Words : Grateful, So Entertaining,  Real Quality, Amazing work you do with so many Non Profits.
  
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.  

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More of the 2018 Art Garden









More 2018 Art Garden Shortly
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More Abigail White

Green Turtle House
Schooner Wharf Bar
Pelican Beach Conch House

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

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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.. Every Year The Island House Embraces and Encourages Women to Attend. Next Luncheon also June 6 at Marriott Beachside 38141 N. Roos. Blvd.



PRIDE FOLLIES AGAIN OPENS 2018 PRIDE WEEK  Key West -The Key West Business Guild's annual Pride celebration opens this year with the Guild's fundraising presentation of "Pride Follies" at the Key West Theater,  512 Eaton Street in Oldtown Key West at 8 PM on Saturday Evening, June 2.
 
Pride Follies is based on Ed Sullivan's Original Toast of the Town TV show which features acts from all of the performing arts. Disciplines.  Aqua Nightclub Entertainer/bartender Rick Dery will again direct this production which presents popular Key West performers not usually seen on the stage of a professional theatre. Dotti Clifford will serve as Stage Manager.
Rick promises fourteen entertaining acts from pole dancing to burlesque with great sound and lights. A number of Key West's best singers will also be featured.

Last year's Follies featured Destiny Montgomery who went on to become Queen of Fantasy Fest.  The Key West Business Guild Board returns with its historical act which has been called "so bad that it is good." Other performers appearing are the Lucy Carlton Dance Troupe, Jody Rae Campbell, Joe Tripp, Destiny Montgomery, Linda Cruz, Gerri Louse Gates, Raven Cooper, Terri White, and Joanie Sullivan.
 
The Key West Theatre presents an intimate setting with both table and general admission seating.  Table Bar Service is available.
General Admission seating is$15, table seating is $25/seat at a four seat table and $30 seat for premium balcony seats.  Tickets are available on line at  www.keystix.com , the Key West Theater box office, or at the Key West Business Guild Office at 808 Duval Street.  For more information call 305-294-4603.  
Start off your celebration of PRIDE 2018 with a really fun evening at Pride Follies.



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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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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 23 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  
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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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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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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

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.  


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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 at he end of the Magazine

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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

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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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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2018 Art Garden; So Much fun walking the Gardens and Trails and seeing what's around the corner; or tucked between a few Exotics.







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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. Since this is the season Finale Issue for the 2017 / 2018 period. Looks like you have to actually go to the site to get the June 18;  thank you ;;;DUUUUUh (althouhIy thin I did the fduhhh, whats with that

Arts & Culture




CUISINE


Diving and Fishing

ACCOMODATIONS

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Great Season to ALL our Local Theatre Groups. Thanks so very much for the First Class Entertainment .   Thanks Danny for the Amazing Performances ; there are no words that will do Justice.


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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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June 4 7-9PM Click LINK1 For more details
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First Thursday June 7 Mango Madness 6-8PM Click LINK3 for more Information
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June 15 7:30PM Book Talk with Lama Tsultrim Allione Fri. June 15 7:30 Reserve Your Spot KWTARAMANDALA@AOL.COM Click LINK2 for More Details
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One Night Stand Sunday June 30 7PM & 9PM Click LINK4

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"Hampton's Art & Culture"

ROMAN FINE ART 66 PARK PLACE EAST HAMPTON 917-797-8931
Stop in to See their Latest EXHIBITION 
"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
(L) In recognition of the vital role that our merchants and seamen play in Key West's history, culture and economy, Mayor Craig Cates proclaimed May 22nd Maritime Day during Last week's City Commission meeting.    In times of war and peace, the American Merchant Marine has been dedicated to the orderly flow of goods and materials to and from the shores of our nation. M ay 22nd marks the anniversary of the day the SS Savannah sailed from U.S. shores in 1819 to Liverpool on the first successful crossing of the Atlantic by a ship using steam propulsion.  "Each year on this day," reads the proclamation, "men and women from all our United States currently serving in the American Merchant Marine are honored, along with those who served with such dedication and valor and those many seamen who lost their lives in our wars and conflict."
 
Propeller Club Port of Key West President Chip Kasper accepted the proclamation on behalf of the Propeller Club and the Maritime Historical Society.  Key West each year pays homage to the 250,000 merchant mariners who served in WWII, 6500 of whom lost their lives. Hundreds were prisoners of war. Over 800 ships were sunk or severely damaged.


(L) In the photo by Alyson Crean:  Propeller Club Port of Key West President Chip   Kasper and Mayor Craig Cates.
(R) In the photo: Mayor Craig Cates, former City Commissioner Bill Verge, Cardboard Cutout, City Attorney Shawn Smith, and Vice Mayor Clayton Lopez readying to celebrate Bill Verge Day.

(R) During Last week's City Commission meeting, Mayor Craig Cates proclaimed May 23rd as Bill Verge Day in honor of former City Commissioner Bill Verge. 
Citing Verge's role in sinking the popular dive destination, the USNS Hoyt S. Vandenberg and in bringing the US Coast Guard Cutter Ingham to the city as a maritime museum, the proclamation honors his contributions to the city's maritime heritage. 
"Bill Verge has tirelessly cared for the USCGC Ingham since its arrival, educating visitors, working with volunteers, hosting events, and conducting fundraising efforts to maintain the Ingham for posterity," reads the proclamation.
 
City Attorney Shawn Smith whipped out his life-sized Bill Verge cutout that he keeps stashed in his office since Verge left office two terms ago. Verge gave Smith the cutout when he retired, and Smith quipped that, while Verge left office "awhile ago, he has not left the building." 
Verge is holding an important fundraiser on his May23rd birthday aimed at continuing the preservation of the Ingham. Bill's Big Boat Bingo Birthday Bash will raise some of the funding necessary to dry dock the vessel for maintenance.  
"The City Commission urges residents and visitors alike to celebrate the 82nd birthday of veteran, preservationist, activist and advocate Bill Verge," reads the proclamation.
 

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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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Chef Hubbard, and Bill and Eden send regards and Tells Us :
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Don't forget about our storewide sale! Through the end of this month, get up to 25% off all merchandise, and 30% off all small appliances! Also, we are having a moving sale - so all displays, tables, wine racks, etc. are also for sale!
 
We still have a few seats available for this Friday's Indian Dinner with Chef Melissa Schwarz, and we have added two new events for July! Chef Paul Menta will be coming in on 7/3 for a Key Lime Dinner, and Chef Martha Hubbard will be offering a delicious dinner on 7/9! Check out our current full schedule below, or go to our  website to see everything that is coming up!

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

Friday, June 1st  - Chef Melissa Schwarz - Chef's Tasting Menu
Indian Dinner - $85.00 - 5:30pm. Gobi Masala - Creamy, Lightly Spiced Cauliflower Curry,     Saag Paneer - Indian Cheese with Spinach and Spices,     Chicken Biryani - Marinated Chicken and Basmati Rice with Fresh Herbs, Saffron, and Caramelized Onions,   Coconut Burfi - Dessert Bar with Cardamom and Cashew

 
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

EDITORS NOTE : Due to my Time Set Backs ; Have not added in some of the Recent Schedules Sent ; but as Bill, Eden, and the Chef mentions above please go to their website for Up to the Minute Schedule Changes and Additions.
 

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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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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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                • 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 Summer Ed. The First Special Summer Edition Issue will probably be out in 4 Weeks.
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