The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends
May 6, 2019

Part 5 of "Amazing Photos"

Part 2 : Dance Key West and TSKW "Small Works" Art Exhibition Combine for a One Hr. Special Performance and We Have Many Photos  

The City of Key West Nelson English Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The 2019 Anne McKee Artist Grant Recipients. Our Magazine will make Lots of Space for the entire 19 Recipients Over a Few Weeks Explaining what Each Awarded Artist Will be doing with their Award.

Jim Wanted to take one of these Beauties for a Ride around the Block. The 3rd Annual "Talk to Me Derby" was the Usual Packed Crowd in Support of the KWPD Mounted Unit. (A Lead Feature will be in the May 13th. Issue

Fla. Keys Council of the Arts : Curator & Marketing Dir. Marta Resk with Guest Curator for "90 Miles to Cuba" & "Visions of Cuba" Alaen Ledesma Fernandez

Closing of 2019 Connections Project & The Tile Raffle


The Two New Exhibitions from The Florida Keys Council of the Arts at Gato. Opened May 3rd to coincide with the Closing Party / Tile Raffle of the 2019 Connections Project. The New Exhibitions : "Tropical Madness" and "90 Miles from Havana"

A New (KWAHS) Key West Arts & Historical Society Exhibition at The Custom House : "Wish You Were Here : Postcards from Paradise" Opening Reception 5/10. "The Happy Hour with the Historian" Curator Cori Convertito PHD on 5/1 was GREAT "Historical Buildings of KW" (Photos in the May 13th. Issue).  Next "Distinguished Speaker Series is  5/9 "Fires That Forged KW" by Alex Vega. Info Below in their Two Sections in This Issue. Also KWAHS Members Breakfast 5/17

A Joint Venture from Commissioner Clayton Lopez & The City of Key West Preserve Island Life. May 18th. Historic KW Bike Ride / Tour (More Below)

The (TDC) Tourist Development Council Just Published the May 2019 "Keys Traveler" Along with their Updated Website ( Every Month).  Our Magazine has the Links and Just a Few Photos from the TDC. Great Job Andy, Carol & The Entire TDC Staff.

Chris Daley
Zehra Khan
Tara O'Grady
"Artisans on the Porch : Pot Luck " Last Week at the Resident Studios.  (More Below)

Coffee Mill Dance May 17 & 18 "Dance Works 17" (More Below)

Many KWAHS Events in May. Above Feature on their "Art Camp" June 3- Aug. 9. Different Weeks Feature Different Themes. This Event & Many Additional KWAHS are Featured in this Issue.

The May Exhibitions from (TSKW) The Studios of Key West. Opened May 2 on ALL 3 Floors.  Then the 2019 Mango Madness Members Show is June 6 - July 18 (More Below)

 Military Muster at Kate's Gardens Hotel Hosted by the CIA & 82nd Airborne Division ( More Photos Below)

Volunteers Are Needed to Help Carry the 100FT. Pride Flag around Key West During Pride Week During the Pride Parade on June 9. (More Below in Our Weekly KWBG Section)

One of the Events is May 10th at TSKW 4PM (More Below in the weekly TSKW Sections)

"ChildHood Memories" by Norma Dieppa

A Surprise Visit from FKCC Culniary Dept. Delivering Tray after Tray of Sweet Treats
The 2019 FKCC Student Art Exhibition-Sale Just Opened a Few Weeks ago at the FKCC Library. Here is Part 3 of 3.

Just Opened A Few Weeks Ago ; this Exhibition Will be Up Until July 7. This issue is Part 4.  "You Don't Know Dick : The Lesser Known Works of Richard Peter Matson" at The Custom House (KWAHS)

Zazoo Iconic-Fine Art & Photographs : Just Obtained for your Viewing & Purchase : Stones Art / Photographs / & Other Media Works. Plus the Hundreds of Amazing Art & Photos hanging (More Below)

MOTE & Our Magazine has links to their Latest E-Mail Campaigns

Our Good Friend Lucy Paige Just Opened an Exhibition at Salt Island Provisions Gallery ( More Below)

Pt. 4 The Original "Small Works" Exhibition Curated by Letty Nowak and Caroline Stover-Sickmen of LemonAde Stand Gallery. Over 130 Pieces at TSKW. This Exhibit Just Came Down; However we Want to Insure that ALL The Readers See the Works

Photo by Ralph DePalma
Tara O'Grady and Larry Baeder at The Little Room Jazz Club at 821 Duval St. Tues. May 7th. 8-11pm ( Must See)

The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens has their Native Plant Sale Sat. May 18 ; also on 5/18 Alison Higgins has a Presentation in The Toppino Garden Chapple.

WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM Every Week we Enjoy Linking their Newspaper with our Magazine. They provide Hundreds of Local Features-Photos & Videos


A Lead Feature on the San Carlos AKA Instituto San Carlos with the KWAHS Kristina Calloway and San Carlos President Rafael A. Penalver Esq. Introducing from the Spanish Council ; the Honorable Candido Cress and His Distinguished Speaker Presentation "The Spanish Influence on Florida from 1512 to 1821" 

GingerBread Square Gallery "Small Works" Exhibition.  This Issue has Part 3 of 3. 

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

Above Paintings from Eric Anfinson
Lucky Street Gallery in their New Location at 408 Greene St Just Opened a New Exhibition a few Weeks Ago; with Eric Anfinson, Rebecca Bennett, & John Martini. Of course the Gallery has a lot of their Year Round Regular Artists Hangin As Well 

5/24 DAVID CROSBY & Friends "Sky Trails Tour 2019"

December 7, 2019

5/22 World Class Guitarist MATEO JAMPOL (Back Stage Listening Room)

The Key West Theater : Amazing Year Round Talent. We have the Updated COMPLETE Schedule of events up to the End of the Year

R aku Creatures by Paola Effio

Geode Wave by Maria Krikorian

 The Frangipani Gallery Opened "Set in  Stone" on Friday May 3 Featuring Paola Effio and Maria Krikorian ; & Many of the Regular Year Round Artists (More Below) & the May 13th. Issue will have Many Photos from the New Frangipani Exhibition inc. a few of the Year Round hanging Artisans.

Sean Callahan's "Dog Tired Studio" for May ; One of his Year Round Featured Artists is World Renown FTL Artist Best Known for his Sizzling Hot Iconic Male Nudes; but so talented with other Subjects as Well : Gregory Little (More Below)

Lincoln Perry 

Megan Eisenberg

Anthony Tomaselli

Clifford Bull

Paul at Gildea Gallery Just put Up Some GREAT Art from Anthony Tomaselli, Clifford Bull, Megan Eisenberg, Nancy Tinkersley, Javier Lopez Barbosa.  Of Course ; many of his regulars are showing some new stuff Inc. Great Sculptures from Sally Wernicoff.

Dance Key West with Kyla Piscopink, Cricket Desmarais, and Kristen Huffman Performed a Special One Time "Happening" A 1 Hour Dance Recital Incorporating the TSKW "Small Works" Exhibition Curated by Letty Nowak and Caroline Stover-Sickmen. This Issue has Part 2 of Probably Three We'll Features. Also "Wine Bingo for Dance Key West" at Vinos  Next Two : June 12 & July 10.

IMPORTANT NOTE : The Annual City of Key West Police Department and MCSO " Memorial Ceremony for Fallen Officers" will be at Bayview Park May 17th 5:30PM.


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends ; Going out to 8040 Weekly. In This Issue May 6th. 2019 : Pt. 5 "Amazing Photos", Pt. 2 Dance Key West, , Florida Keys Council of the Arts Closing 1 Exhibition & Opening Two (Tropical Madness / 90 Miles to Havana), KWAHS & TSKW Many Events, Commissioner Clayton Lopez + Preserve Island Life have a "Historic Bike Ride & Tour" 5/18, Tourist Development Council (TDC) May "Keys Traveler" Link and Always Updating Website + We have a few of their photos WWW.KEYS-FLA.COM , Artisans on the  Porch or Pot Luck Artists in Residencies Photos (Alway a fun Casual Hang every Month with Really Nice Talented People), One Resident Tara O'Grady will be Performing with our Own Larry Baeder at Little Room Jazz 5/7, Coffee Mill Dance Performs "Dance Works 17" 5/17 & 18, Three New Exhibitions Opened at TSKW, Volunteers are Needed to Help Carry the 100 Foot Pride Flag around the Streets of KW During Pride Week / Pride Parade June 9; Also from KWBG Next Mixer at Pilar Rum 5/8 & Pride Week Kick-Off June 5, The 24th. Annual Key West Songwriter Festival 5/8-12 with one of the Events 5/10 at TSKW, Pt. 3 of 3 FKCC 2019 Student Art Exhibition & Sale, Pt. 4 "You Don't Know Dick : The Lesser ( Earlier) Known Work of Richard Peter Matson", "Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow, WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM ,
ALL 3 Have Excellent Events Schedule-Photos-Videos-Local News Stories.

Small Works Pt. 3 of 3 From The GingerBread Square Gallery, Jazz in the Gardens at Kate's Gardens Hotel 5/5 Peter Diamond & Friends ( 5/12 Skipper Kripitz & Friends), Zazoo Fine Art & Photo and The Stones, Pt.4 Works from the "Small Works" Exhibition at TSKW, United Way of the Florida Keys, Island House Videos,  WomanKind & "Medical Mingle" 12-1pm May 13, "Slow Flow Yoga" from Cricket Desmarais, WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM ,
 Alison Higgins Lecture at The KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens Sat. 5/18 & Native Plant Sale also 5/18, Eric Anfinson Featured with Others at the Latest Exhibition at Lucky Street Gallery, Frangipani Opens "Set in Stone", Sean Callahan's Dog Tired Studio Opens with Gregory Little Exhibition, Finally after Pushed Back a few Weeks : In This Issue a Feature on the San Carlos Institute (Instituto San Carlos) and a few Weeks Ago the Lecture (KWAHS Distinguished Speaker) by the Honorable Candido Cress "The Spanish Presence in Florida from 1512-1821", "Misha in the Morning at The Garden's Hotel" NO NOT a Radio Show but an Exercise / Mind / Relaxation Hang, Key West Library Presents Classes on an App. that gives you 70 Languages, Niel at Q-Magazine has KW Pride Week Issue and Rates, Lucy Paige Opened a New Exhibition at Salt Island Provisions, KW Gallery events Inc. Peter Max & May 24-26 The Artist of the Stars Adam Scott Rote, Military Muster Cia / Airborne Division Event at The Gardens Hotel, "Playbills: from Roberta DePiero & Peter Arnow, 

Key West Theater Schedule, Our Weekly MCSO and City of Key West Sections, KWAHS has May 9 : Next Distinguished Speaker Alex Vega "Fires that Forged KW" & May 10th. Opening Exhibition "Wish You Were Here : Postcards from Paradise", Red Barn-Bob Bowersox's XP Theatre ("The Sunset Limited" 6/3-20 + Complete Summer Schedule : Very Exciting) Fringe- & WaterFront Playhouse Sections, WaterFront Auditions 5/5, 
WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM , Post Feature Links to Amanda Johnson's Grand Re-Opening- Wyland's Latest Visit-& Anna Sweet Features, KWAHS Members Breakfast 5/17, City of Key West Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Nelson English Park, Job Fair at FKCC, Tues. AnnaMarie Giordano "Life Drawing Workshops", Thurs. "Green Market" at Bayview Park, Wednesdays Bingo Aboard the USCGC "Ingham Museum", WWW.MYSTERYFESTKEYWEST.COM 6/28-30, Gallery on Greene, Florida Health Monroe Co., Aids Help CC, "Author Talk" at KW Library 5/29 "Utopia Drive : A Road Trip Through America's Most Radical Idea" by Erik Reece, Gildea Gallery has some Great Art Hanging : Lincoln Perry, Anthony Tomaselli, Clifford Bull, Nancy Tinkersley, & Megan Eisenberg and Others, Collections Gallery on SI, WWW.TROPICCINEMA.COM , "2019 Art Garden" at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, + More .Thanks for Reading. Ed


Part 5 "Amazing Photos"
Smog Over Almaty Kazakhstan

Philadelphia City Hall; Like Being in Gotham

Bent Rail Tracks After a New Zeland Earthquake

Looks  Like One of the Buildings is Draining Energy from the Other

Sun Curling Up a Wave

Frosted Trees

Here are the Links to the First 4 Parts : Part 1 ; April 1st. Issue Link and Part 2 in the April 8th. Issue and Part 3 in April 15; Part 4 in   
4/22; ( We Skipped April 29th. Issue) , May 6th. This Issue is Part 5.  May 13th. Issue will have Part 6 of 6 "Amazing Photos"


Linda Russin now with Radio Friends who have the "On Air" Sign On 24/7..Mark, Scott, Malcom, Muriel, The Wizard, & Glenn..

Part 4 : You Don't Know Dick : The Lesser (Earlier) Known Works of Richard Peter Matson

281 Front St. 305-295-6616

"Homage to Greco's : Immaculate Conception" 1984 Acrylic on Canvas

KWAHS Kristina Calloway (on the Right)

Richard Matson "Self-Portrait" 1984 Acrylic on Canvas

"Nellie" 1984 Acrylic on Plywood

"Trent"  1981 Acrylic on Canvas
"Tom" 1979 Acrylic on Canvas

"George" 1980 Acrylic on Canvas

More Up Shortly in This Issue

Catch Me If You Can by Don Oriolo (Original) "

' Stones in Cuba '
The Rolling Stones backstage before their concert at Ciudad Deportiva (Sports City) Complex on March 25, 2016   in Havana, Cuba.   They played to an estimated crowd of 500,000 Cubans.  Photographer:  Dave J Hogan
Presented as a limited edition, fine art print on  archival paper with a hand-torn deckled-edge.
Stones in Cuba measures approx. 42" x 33"  Framed  
Limited Edition of only 50 prints, with 5 Artist's Proofs and 5 Printer's Proofs, for a total edition of only 60 prints.  Gallery Price $1295.
© Dave J Hogan / Getty Images Entertainment
' The Glimmer Twins ' 
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones perform at a secret club gig for 600 lucky fans as the band warm up for their 4 dates in London and New York the following month. Fans paid only $20 for tickets at La Trabendo Rock Club on October 25, 2012 in Paris, France.  Photographer:  Dave J Hogan
Jagger and Richards adopted the nickname " The Glimmer Twins " after a vacation cruise they took to Brazil in December 1968/January 1969 with their then-girlfriends, Marianne Faithfull and Anita Pallenberg. An older English couple on the ship kept asking Richards and Jagger who they were. When they refused to reveal their identities, the woman reportedly kept asking, " just give us a glimmer ", which amused Jagger and Richards.  Presented as a limited edition, fine art print on  archival paper  with a hand-torn deckled-edge.
The Glimmer Twins measures approx. 42" x 33"  Framed  
Limited Edition of only 50 prints, with 5 Artist's Proofs and 5 Printer's Proofs, for a total edition of only 60 prints.  Gallery Price $1295.
© Dave J Hogan / Getty Images Entertainment .
' Rolling Stones La Habana Cuba Poster ' 

Rare original poster for March 25, 2016 Rolling Stone Concert at Ciudad Deportiva (Sports City) Complex.  Measures approx. 25 1/4" x 35 1/4" framed.
We have only 1 available!  Gallery Price $1295.
More from Zazoo Up Shortly

Monday-Wednesday-Friday 7:45 AM 
(weather permitting). 
An invigorating blend of stretches, dance, Pilates and yoga for the body, mind and spirit for Individuals and Couples. Towels, Mats, Weights, Music & Instruction for ONLY $15.  526 Angela Street at The Gardens Hotel ( Corner Simonton and Angela). 305-294-3381.  Ask for Concierge as well if you don't see the Group in the Gardens.


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends Starts a Multi- Week / Multi Part Feature on the Nineteen 2019 Anne McKee Art Fund Artist Recipients ( A little Further Down in This Issue is Part 1)
Above is Penny Garcia receiving a Visual Works Grant for "The Kaleidoscope" 

Next Week we'll have Part 1 of the Two Exhibitions that Opened this Past Weekend "Tropical Madness" and "90 Miles to Cuba" (Guest Curated by Alaen Ledesma Fernandez). The 2019 Connections Project also Closed this Weekend.

Martha and Alaen
Many Additional Photographs in the Next 3 Weeks / Issues Including Of Course The Art


Pt. 2 Dance Key West Performs 
 Interfacing with the Small Works Exhibition and Attendees at TSKW

WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG Offices & Studios in the Key West Theater 2nd Fl. 512 Eaton St. Kyla Piscopink, Cricket Desmarais, and Kristen Huffman


More Up Shortly
NOTE : One of the ways to Support Dance Key West is of course Make a Donation to this Truly Deserving Non Profit; and Another Way is "Wine Bingo for Dance Key West" at Vinos 810 Duval St. Next Two June 12th. & July 10th. 7:30-9pm.

The Distinguished Speaker Series from KWAHS.  One of their most recent had one of the Largest Attended events; so much so that it was held at San Carlos ( also due to the Subject). From the Spanish Consulate : The Honorable Candido Cress. Presentation Title "The Spanish Presence in Florida from 1512 to 1821". First Photo : Michael Geida President of KWAHS is with President of the Instituto San Carlos Rafael A. Penalver Esq. (Middle) and next to him I believe is one of the Board / Directors

Up Shortly more from the San Carlos and The Presentation

5901 College Rd. 305-296-9081

Part 3 The 2019 FKCC Student Art Exhibition-Sale

Mixed Emotion by Katrina Hensley (Ceramic)

Sun for the Moon by Mimi Quinones

African Safari Ceramics by Yassah Dudley

Rhonda's Madness by Rhonda C. Bristol

Insanity by Brenden Lee ( Pencil )

White Shoes by Laurie Margolin (Ceramic)
More Up Shortly

Pt 4 "Small Works Exhibit" at TSKW (Closed a Few Days Ago; However we have a few additional Photos of the Works to Share with You)

More Up Shortly

Mango Languages

Interested in learning another language? The Monroe County Public Library now offers the learning language resource, Mango, an app and web-based program that includes 70 world languages, including English as a second language. Mango is free with an active library card. For more information,  visit or call the library at 305-292-3595.  Allison Rich
Sr. Library Assistant
Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street
Key West, FL  33040

FURTHER DOWN is an "AUTHOR TALK" event at the Library for May 29.

Thank You Michael and Allison for the awesome Year Round Materials you send The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends.  In Case ; I don't see you before my Summer Break; Have an Outstanding Summer. Ed


CoffeeMill celebrates dance with 2 performances at Tennessee Williams Theater May 17 and May 18. 
For over 36 years, CoffeeMill's instructional offerings have nurtured dancers young and old, supporting their professional and recreational development. On Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, they celebrate with DanceWorks 17!, their annual spring dance concert featuring the ballet  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as well as several newly choreographed contemporary works at 7:30pm at Tennessee Williams Theater. 

This year's annual concert brings together the best works produced by students, faculty, and professional dancers as they collaborate on an astounding celebration of all styles of dance including ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, modern, tap, jazz, lyrical, African, belly dance, and tumbling.  
The audience can expect riveting performances by CoffeeMill instructors Leigh Pujado, Marissa Ajamian, Kara Querio, the Southernmost Shimmies, and the Young Dance Collective, CoffeeMill's newly-formed non-profit and award-winning dance company comprised of dancers ages 8-17. The Collective is led by Joseph Goodman, a classically trained ballet dancer that offers the young dancers a rigorous syllabus in the Russian-based Vaganova technique.
 With its two studios-"By the Bay," located near the SearsTown Publix, and "The Annex," at 804 White Street- CoffeeMill has increased its dance and fitness offerings and special workshops, intensives, and camps. This summer's roster includes themed morning camps for children ages 3-8 at The Annex Studio from Monday, June 10 - Friday, July 19; a summer intensive series for children of all ages from Monday, June 3 - Friday July 26; and Key West Modern Dance Workshop 2019, a free (for Monroe County residents with a $25 registration fee)one-week modern dance intensive of technique, repertory, and composition classes for mixed levels ages 12 and up at By the Bay, along with regularly scheduled classes at both locations. The annual DanceWorks! performances are a culmination of the time, talent, and dedication of students and instructors and the many opportunities for learning that CoffeeMill provides.  Celebrate dance and get your tickets for their Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18 performances at the Tennessee Williams Theater Box Office (305-295-7676) or; tickets are $15 to $35. For more information call the CoffeeMill Dance Studio at 305-296-9982 or visit


From the Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.GAYKEYWESTFL.COM  808 Duval St. 305-294-4603.
Next Mixer Wed. May 8th Pilar Rum Factory 5:30-7pm
 June 5th "Pride Kick Off" at Marriott Beachside (Tavern N Town); Click WWW.GAYKEYWESTFL.COM  link to be connected to their website and Reserve a Seat for the Luncheon

Volunteer to Help Carry the Pride Flag during Pride Week on June 9 3:30-7:30pm.. Here is a Link to sign Up and for more Info....


We now start our Part 1 of a few weeks of EXTENSIVE COVERAGE of the 2019 / 2010 Anne McKee Artist Fund Grant Recipients ; with detailed information on each of them.  Below is one So Interesting & Talented Character ; Poet Laureate Kirby Congdon 

More Anne McKee Artists Fund 2019 Grant Celebration Up Shortly

Part 3 of 3 "Small Work"
1207 Duval Street  305-296-8900

ALL Three from Nyla Witmore
1) Ernest Hemingway Lived Here
2) Sarabeths
3) Two Story on Williams

Ernest Hemingway Lived Here

More from GingerBread Square Gallery and Their "Small Works" Exhibition Up Shortly

One of my Favorite Monthly Hangs is the Artists in Residences from TSKW.  AKA Artists on the Porch Pot Luck...This Months Artisans are so nice ; and Networking Everywhere ; As I noted Earlier Tara O'Grady is Performing with Larry Baeder at Little Room Jazz Club May 7 ( More Info. Below)

Chris Daley LA California : Writer

Zahra Khan Provincetown , Mass. : Printer, Sculpturer, Performance + Installation Artist

Tara O'Grady : NYC Singer, Songwriter, & Band Leader
Tara is Performing with Larry Baeder at The Little Room Jazz Club Tues. May 7th.


The event at TSKW is on Friday May 10th at 4pm; Click above event page from the TSKW Website for more Info. and Tickets

WWW.KEYWEST.GARDEN  305-296-1504
5201 College Rd.  SAT. MAY 18  9-NOON
Native Plant Sale at the Key West Tropical Forest

KEY WEST, Florida Keys  - The Nursery at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden will be offering native trees, shrubs and vines for sale from 9am to noon on Saturday, May 18, 2019.  Nursery volunteers have propagated 161 species of plants bringing the inventory to more than 1,500 plants which attract butterflies and birds.  Many plants are on the State of Florida endangered species list.  Sizes range from one-gallon to 15-gallon pots.  Key West Tropical Forest members receive a 15% discount.  All proceeds directly benefit the Garden's conservation program.
Speaker Alison Higgins at Key West Tropical Forest
KEY WEST, Florida Keys  - The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden continues its monthly Speaker Series at 1:30 pm on Saturday, May 18, 2019 in the Toppino Nature Chapel.   Key West Sustainability Coordinator, Alison Higgins will be speaking on "Anticipated Effect of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in Key West".  Admission for the speaker is free for members, $5 for non-members.  All proceeds directly benefit the Garden's conservation program.


WWW.SALTISLANDPROVISIONS.COM 830 Fleming St. 305-517-6088

   "I first came to Key West as part of a motley sailboat crew with a plan to go on to the Bahamas," Paige says. "We were having way too much fun and we all had a very hard time leaving Key West to continue the journey. The boat stayed on after I returned to my other life, but I would return often for visits - at one point I told myself I would give it one year and I went and got a real job, but as happens to most of us, that year became many more - like thirty something!"
            Key West's expansive landscape is very evident in Paige's work. "The geographical landscape is a huge influence both to me as a person and, more notably, as an artist," Page explains. "Anyone who lives here cannot escape the spaciousness of our endless sky and horizon lines - particularly as I live in Sugarloaf and the drive to Key West is always so amazing, with constant movement of both clouds and colors in the big sky and the ever-changing hues of the blue/green waters. The vegetation and mangrove islands add some soft natural shapes and shades - they break up and temper the sky and water. You will certainly see that visual in my abstracted landscapes that are part of this show."
            After years of creating, Paige has found a home in the abstract expressionist style. " I had no formal art training or schooling and had never consider myself 'artist' material, but I found myself enjoying some local classes and playing around with paints and canvases," she says. "I would show up to Jim Salem's art group on Thursdays and found that I could learn some real basics and beyond in painting realistic images but could make them somewhat expressionist. I could express myself in my own hand without my work having to look like anyone else's. It was not until I took some abstract art classes that I began to feel liberated and that I did not have to play by any rules of perfection - I could free wheel."
            Mixing  paint colors and utilizing all manner of brushes, palette knives, oil sticks and pens allows Paige to fully engage in abstract art making. "My works tend to vary; colorful and playful, energetic, bold and direct or softer and sensitive, tending toward the intuitive," she says. "I am inspired by the variance of hue and color creating varying forms on the canvas; dark and light, harsh and soft, the mixing of bits of color and meandering line to bring life to the canvas. Abstract expressionism, for me, is a process of releasing the subconscious. I am intrigued by the small glimpses, connections and larger emotional arisings that chance to work together and become the work.

"Beach Day"

"Ocean Painting"

"Bright Sunny Day"

A Day at The Beach ( Two Pieces Combined 36 X 48 Times 2)
Laura with her Staff


WWW.QKEYWEST.COM 305-396-8227

Our Friend Neil Owner and Editor of The GLBTQ
Magazine always has a Special Pride Issue for June.  Here are a few Buzz Words that Neil sent Over. To Start : All contact above for additional Info; and the Deadline is Approaching Fast May 10 ( Possibly a few days later ).  Rates can be as Little as $170 for 1/2 Page.  Additional Copies of the Magazine are ordered and additional Distribution will be at the World Pride Event in NYC.


Upcoming Events at Key West Gallery
and With Key West Gallery Around the Country

Peter Max VIP Studio Event in NYC
July 4-5 (studio day) 
September 22-23 (studio day)
October 27-28 (studio day)
November 17-18 (studio day)
December 8-9 (studio day)
Visit Peter Max's personal studio in New York City.
Enjoy fine dining during this exclusive buying experience. 
RSVP today 305- 923-1696 or 

Meet Arcade
May 10&11, 2019
RSVP or 305-292-9339

Meet Adam Scott Rote 
May 24- 26, 2019
RSVP or 305-292-9339
Adam with Angie Dickinson and Burt Reynolds


 Event Description Courtesy of 
The Conch Republic Military Muster and Conch-tail Party will be hosted by the CIA and 82nd Airborne Divisions from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela St. The event is open to the public and all proceeds will benefit the Conch Republic Foster Children's Fund/Wesley House Family Services. For information, call Sheila Sands-Devendorf at 305-304-1941.

Here are a Few Photos I took


Great day at the Sheriff's Office Animal Farm for Easter on the Farm.  Approx 955 people within 2 hours.  Thanks to all of the volunteers that made it so wonderful for the kids.

At the start of the 7 mile bridge run with FWC Captain David Dipre and Marathon City Manager, Chuck Lindsey. 


We Continue with Part 1 of the 2019 / 2020 Anne McKee Artist Fund Grants. Each Issue we'll Feature 4 or 5 Grant Recipients.

Visual Arts: 
Debbie Parfitt : 
For her fused glass project "Waves of the Future"
This project will involve three separate but complementary pieces of wall art, each comprised of a brushed metal backing with attached fused glass panel created in a manner to evoke the power and majesty of the sea in the mind of the viewer. 

Debbie works mainly with sheets of fusing glass, cutting and placing, then fusing and often slumping to add dimension. She also works with tempered glass, which would otherwise end up in a landfill. She shatters this glass, then fuses it into something entirely new.

Louis Wray 
For his multi-media textile project "Projections and Patterns of the Sea"
Louis  received an Anne McKee Grant in 2009 and  is in the midst of developing a series of patterns that can be printed on nearly any medium. Textiles, aluminum, vinyl, magnets, polyester stretch fabric, canvas. These patterns are being created from imagery surrounding coral and the ocean. It is to bring light to the decline of our sea and how we need to bring it above the surface to see the beauty below.

Nicholas Bergery : 
For his mixed media photo print project "Heavenly Gardens"
Nicholas is one of our participating artists for the auction and was an Anne McKee grant winner both in 2006 and 2007. Nicholas will be creating a new body of work on the theme of Heavenly Gardens, a series of six medium and six large giclée prints on canvas for a Key West audience. He will shoot a series of exotic flowers, plants and trees in Key West's tropical gardens, and combine these images with colorful clouds. Some prints will be embellished with hand tinting, drawing and painting, using colored pencils and pastels, inks and retouching dyes.

The Entire 19 of the 2019 Anne McKee Artists Grant Recipients (Minus Jeff Adler & Pam Kostmeyer)
Part 2 in the May 13th. Issue


 Part 4 "You Don't Know Dick : The Lesser Known Works of Richard Peter Matson". The Exhibition will be up until July 7th.

Sangre De Cristo Mountains From the Opera Sante Fe New Mexico 1990 Acrylic on Canvas

Bromeliad 1984 Acrylic on Canvas

J. Walter Thompson was one of the Largest National Advertising Agency with Units in Many Town.  Richard Worked for the Main Office in NYC from 1971-1974 Below are Just a Few Of His Campaigns

More of Richard Matson Up Shortly



221 Key Deer Blvd., Big Pine Key 305-872-1828 Here are the past Issue Links to see all the features.


has the Bob Bowersox XP THEATRE This Summer and wow what a Line Up. First is June 3- June 20 "The Sunset Limited" Written by Cormac McCarthy and Directed by Bob Bowersox.


Waterfront Playhouse Auditions

Do you want to be a part of this historic season? Now is your chance! View below for auditions, casting info & show dates .

2019-2020 AUDITIONS: SUNDAY MAY 5 - 2:00


S hows & Casting Info
Performances: October 19,20,21,22,23,24,25
Roles: Brad, Janet, Magenta, Columbia, Riff Raff, Eddie, Rocky

Performances November 22,22,24,25
Casting: 5 MEN AND 5 WOMEN

Performances: December 10 through 28
Casting: 4 MEN, 1 WOMAN

Performances: January 14 through February 1

Performances March 3 through 28
Casting: 7 MEN AND 7 WOMEN

Performances April 14 through May 2
Casting: 3 MEN

May 19 through June 6
Casting: 6 WOMEN


 The Tennessee Williams Museum Exhibit 513 Truman Ave. 305-204-4527

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

Helen Harrison Gallery has a  New Exhibition
Her Latest Exhibition was in the last Two Issues


Anna Sweet Gallery is located @ 513 Duval St KW
Anna Sweet Studios is located @ 417 Southard St KW

We had Features from Anna Sweet Galleries in Past Weeks; Here are the Links :
Part 1 March 25th Issue :
Part 2 April 1st Issue
Part 3 April 8th. Issue
Part 4 April 15 Issue
Spring 2019 Collection


by Alyson Crean

The City of Key West had a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony as Nelson English Park reopens to the public. The park, located at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center at 300 Catherine Street, & has been closed for the past several weeks while City crews have replaced aging surfaces and provided a face lift for the popular park.
Next Week the May 13th. Issue will have additional pictures from the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG 512 Eaton St. (in the Key West Theater Bld.)

Dance Key West with Kyla Piscopink, Cricket Desmarais, and Kristen Huffman Performed a Special One Time "Happening" A 1 Hour Dance Recital Incorporating the TSKW "Small Works" & Attendees. Art Exhibition Curated by Letty Nowak and Caroline Stover-Sickmen. The May 13TH. Issue will have many additional Photos.

More Up from Part 2 in this Issue Shortly


  WWW.AMANDAJOHNSONFINEART.COM  518 Fleming St. 305-414-8396

Grand Re-Opening Celebration 

Former Gallery Mates at Stone Soup ; JH Allen.. Here are the last 5 Issue Links to see the Features.


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends uses Constant Contact for our Database Management and Production. It's amazingly Easy and the Customer Support is second to none (With a Tie with Dell). WWW.CONSTANTCONTACT.COM 866-289-2101


5901 College Rd. 305-296-9081

Part 3
The FKCC 2019 Student Art Exhibition and Sale in the FKCC Library

Adam's Apple by Rebecca Santiago Torres

If Life Gives You Limes by Norma Dieppa

This Section of the Feature Concentrates on the Surprise Visit from the FKCC Culniary Department. Of course the Trays are also ART.
The Immediate Right Chef is the Head of the Program Master Chef Jorge Sanchez

& This Series of Photos ; will show the Delight of this Precious Young Lady Carefully Selecting a Sweet

ChildHood Memories by Norma Dieppa

Jenna Johnson ( Showing Off "Beautiful Girl") with Good Friend John Johnson)

Up Shortly Just a Few Pics of the FKCC Job Fair ; that was held a few Weeks Ago.


New Location at 408 Greene Street  305-294-3973  A few of their Regular Artists Featured in the Current Exhibition: Eric Anfinson, John Martini & Rebecca Bennett.  We did a Feature on the Latest Lucky Street Group Artisan Exhibition ; probably up until the End of May. Click the April 29 Entire Issue Link or Better Yet visit Betty or Even the Best ; look at the Feature and then go see the Art in Person....

Eric Anfinson

Michel Delgado


  Wyland Came to Town a Few Weeks Ago
623 Duval St. 305-292-4998
Go to the Amanda Johnson Feature ( A few Features Up to see the recent Issues) To See the Wyland Visit.


More from FRINGE Up Shortly


More of Our Feature on San Carlos and one of the More Recent Distinguished Speaker Presentations.

WWW.INSTITUTOSANCARLOS.ORG 516 Duval St. 305-294-3887 Rafael A. Penalver Esq. Welcoming during one of  the recent KWAHS DIstinguished Speaker Series The Honorable Candido Cress "The Spanish Presence in Florida 1512-1821"

KWAHS Kristina Callaway

President of San Carlos Rafael A. Penalver Esq.

The Honorable Consulate Member Candido Cress

The May 13th. Issue will have Part 2 of a Few Weeks of Photos of Art and Photos from San Carlos. 


We Continue with Dance Key West

Pt. 3 of the Dance Key West & TSKW " 2019 Small Work" Exhibition Special Event in the May 13th. Issue.

We Continue 
 Part 3 of their "Small Works" Exhibition
  1207 Duval St. 305-296-8900

Seaview by Jane Washburn

Tonno Sicilian Boatman by Jane Washburn

Jane Washburn

(Top) Pickett Fence
(Bottom) Pink CornFlowers Both by Gayle Barbara




281 Front St. 305-295-6616

We now Continue with Pt. 4 The SMALL WORKS EXHIBIT at TSKW ( The Exhibition Just Came Down a Few Days Ago and We still had some additional Photos I took to Share.  There will be also a Brief Pt. 5 of 5 in the May 13th. Issue to Insure that we Featured ALL of the Works....



We now Continue with "You Don't Know Dick : The Lesser Known (Earlier) Works of Richard Peter Matson

Mr. Cantor's Class Cooper Union NYC 1956 Acrylic on Canvas

Leno's House Maine 1989 Acrylic on Canvas

Thanks Richard, Cori, Michael & The Team at KWAHS. Part 5 will be in the May 13th. Issue

FKCC JOB FAIR a Few Weeks Ago


 1511 Truman Ave. 305-294-4004. The Below Feature : Courtesy of 

In honor of this year's National Women's Health Week, Womankind, a Key West medical center that provides high-quality family planning and primary health care to people of all income levels, is hosting a free "Medical Mingle" gathering on Monday, May 13 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm at the center's 1511 Truman Avenue location.  The informal meet-and-greet luncheon both celebrates Key West professionals who support women's health and invites local women to learn about the many programs and services offered by them and meet the friendly faces behind them.
This year's annual National Women's Health Week kicks off on Mother's Day, May 12 and is celebrated through May 18, 2018. Led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health, the week serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life.
To reserve your spot, contact Executive Director Cali Roberts at 305-320-0608 or visit Womankind is located at 1511 Truman Avenue, across the street from Bayview Park, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.

WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-12141

The Key West Art Center and Gallery is proud to have installed its new Board at their member meeting on April 12th.  The Key West Art Center was incorporated as a non-profit in 1960 and is devoted to the encouragement of local artists by furnishing them a central market place for their work.  A wide variety of beautiful art is on display and for sale representing Artists from all over the Keys. Sales of this art as well as membership fees allow the continued operation and success of the oldest gallery in Key West.   Pictured is past President Fran Decker passing on the traditional and historical paintbrush to the new co-presidents Karen Beauprie and Mary Jean Connors.  Other Board Members include Jane Washburn, Nancy Henning, Mally Weaver, Steve Eid, Joanne Sloan, Helen Walker and Gabrielle Wilson.  The Art Center is located at 301 Front Street and is open daily from 10-5.

Editor's Note : As of May 3 Interviews were still going on for a Curator. Contact Karen and Mary Jean.

KWAHS AND AnnaMarie Giordano Presents "Life Drawing Workshops" Every Tuesday at Fort East Martello Museum 11a-2pm .   $25 for 3 hours. Any  609-884-3474
Model Positions Available


Their Event Pages


Acclaimed mystery authors, celebrated storytellers and the fans who love them are set to rendezvous on the tropical island where so many have found literary inspiration during the 6th Annual Mystery Fest Key West, set for June 28-30, 2019 in Key West, Florida.  During the weekend's series of panels, presentations and social events, Mystery Fest attendees will have the opportunity to learn first-hand how to craft or refine their own tales of crime, murder and mystery from a stellar line-up of high-profile mystery and suspense luminaries and true-crime experts.

2019 headliners are Keynote Speaker Jeffery Deaver, the international bestselling and global multi-award winning suspense-thriller author of 40 novels, including the wildly popular "Lincoln Rhyme" series books; New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling authors Lisa Black, Carla Norton, and Diane A.S. Stuckart, along with authors Jane Bock, Micki Browning, Gray Basnight, David Beckwith, Robert Coburn, Bill Craig, Mike Dennis, Wayne Gales, Cheryl Hollon, Renee Kumar, Rick Ollerman, Shirrel Rhoades, bestselling Buck Reilly adventure series author John H. Cunningham and literary agent Bob DiForio.  Founded in 2014, the Mystery Fest Key West quickly grew in fame and attendance, but "still has the intimacy of a boutique-sized convention with lots of direct interaction between authors and audience," commented author, publisher and Fest co-founder Shirrel Rhoades. "And, because of the star-power of our guest authors, the fascinating panels and unique social events, we also attract writers and fans of other genres as well."  Beginning Friday afternoon, June 28, Mystery Fest highlights are to include an opening wine and cheese party on the veranda of Key West's iconic Custom House Museum with author Heather Graham and Key West Mayor Teri Johnston presiding, keynote luncheon with Deaver, a killer line-up of panels and presentations examining everything from "Forensics for Writers" to "How I Plot a Mystery," author book signings, a rum sampling event at Hemingway Rum Company/Papa's Pilar Distillery, a Bloody Mary Morning breakfast at the historic Schooner Wharf Bar, a chance to win a cameo "character placement" role in author Gray Basnight's next mystery tale, and presentation of the annual Whodunit Mystery Writing Award.   Event registration is $195 and includes all panels, presentations, a lunch and a brunch, and social events, with panels and presentations taking place at The Studios of Key West in the island's Old Town historic district. Those who register by June 1 are automatically entered into the Gray Basnight "character placement" contest.   Mystery Fest Key West 2019 is sponsored by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, the Key West Citizen daily newspaper, The Helmerich Trust, The Gardens Hotel, The Laureate Key West, Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina, and Key West Art & Historical Society.  For a full Fest schedule, online registration, and hotel links visit
Above Website
Register now! And be automatically entered in drawing for a
"walk-on part" in a new mystery novel!  Mystery Fest Key West 2019 headliner and Keynote Speaker Jeffery Deaver. (Photo courtesy Gunner Publications)

The May 13th Issue will have about 10 Paintings We are Featuring; Thanks Nance for the Awesome Year Round Material We Feature from the Hundreds of Magnificent Works you Hang.

281 Front St. 305-295-6616

The Crew at KWAHS; along with Cricket and Carol Tadesco send regards and a few of these KWAHS Event Descriptions and Photos.

Peek into the past at Key West Art & Historical Society's upcoming vintage postcards exhibit at Custom House Museum
Tourists have been visiting Key West and the Florida Keys since the mid-1800s, and Key West Art & Historical Society has an extensive postcard collection which documents it.  On Friday, May 10, from 6:00pm - 7:00pm in the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House Museum, a new exhibit titled "Wish You Were Here: Postcards From Paradise" will showcase more than 13 0years' worth of vintage images taken from Key West Art & Historical Society's archives, a repository that contains over 2,000 collected and digitized postcards. 
The exhibit will  feature aesthetically engaging cards in original, reproduction, and enlarged formats as well as information on the many facets of postcard collecting and their influence on social, economic, and architectural history. 
"Postcards are like windows into the past, windows that convey glimpses of particular places, times, emotions, and sentiments," says Society Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D. "Postcards representing geographic locations, such as the Florida Keys, served as modestly-priced, mass-produced means of communication, and were particularly prominent during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries." 
While each card's written and pictorial content is different, each is a portal to the cultural and social values of the time in which they were written and sent. 
"They are an exceptional source of social history because they reveal what was popular or seen as important in the region where the postcard was sold," says Convertito. "They can, in an ancestral sense, be thought of as the predecessor of today's social media sites such as Instagram - a filtered/enhanced image alongside personal sentiments."
"Wish You Were Here:  Postcards from Paradise" will run through  August 11 . For more information call Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305-295-6616 x112, or email her at, or visit .  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island. 
As a Key West Art & Historical Society (KWAHS) member, you are cordially invited to our upcoming Member Breakfast! Please join me on Friday, May 17th at 10:00 am in the Helmerich Research & Learning Center at the Custom House Museum to enjoy breakfast and a brief presentation, followed by a docent-guided tour. Learn about your membership benefits, our mission, upcoming events, and all KWAHS has to offer. If you are a new member, you're not going to want to miss this informative, fun intro. to the Key West Art & Historical Society!
Please register online by clicking on the ticket button below. You must register to attend, space is limited and this member event fills up fast. If there are no tickets available, we are sold out. If you have any questions, please contact me directly at 305-295-6616 ext. 106 or email me at . Sincerely, Kim Livingston.


"Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow
(Bottom-L) Habitat's Susan Kent recognized volunteer Karen Gibson as a Habitat Hero for her hundreds of hours of service. Photo by Pete Arnow.
(Bottom-R) Levi Pattinson, Debbie Wantanabe, and Jacqueline Luhta enjoy the Key West Business guild April Mixder t the 801 Cabaret Bar while Mark Christopher Straiton looks on from behind. Photo by Pete Arnow

(Top-L)This festive group of friends from Winston-Salem NC were enjoying a weekend in Key West, especially at La Te Da's Tea Dance. Photo by Pete Arnow.

(Top-L) Diana Sutton, CEO of the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, center with clutch purse, is surrounded by family and friends, where she was one of the honorees of Samuel's House annual Women of Integrity and Men of Valor Dinner. Photo by Pete Arnow



The Florida Keys Council of the Arts supports all the arts, in all the Keys, all the time. The local arts agency launched its seventh annual Connections Project road show in Key Largo a few months ago and it has arrived in Key West at the spacious lobby at the Gato Building. The reception is  Friday, May 3rd from 5:30-7:30. The community is invited to visit the vibrant 24-foot mosaic mural created by local artists and art lovers. After connecting with the art, patrons can also collect art by making a $50 donation for one canvas or a $125 donation for three at the reception or online at Once the show has ended, donors receive a randomly selected piece of the mosaic in the mail. Each work includes an artist statement providing insight into the origin of the work and the artist's thoughts and inspiration. Proceeds from Connections Project directly benefit Keys' artists and arts organizations through Arts Council grants. The reception is open to the public. Free parking is available at the Gato Building located at 1100 Simonton Street, so please join us. In addition to the Mosaic Project, there are two new exhibitions to view: "Tropical Madness" on the first floor, and "90 Miles from Havana" featuring 3 Cuban artists on the second

(L) The Moon & The Butterfly by Esteban Machado
(R) Bromeliad with Tropical Buckeye by Laurie Richardson


The Ocean is Calling! Reef Relief Summer Coral Camp Registration is Now Open.
Coral Camp 2019 Registration is Open! When school lets out, Coral Camp begins. Each fun-packed day, campers experience hands-on-learning, interactive games and outdoor activities. Activities include science and art projects in addition to 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 barrier reef.
Weekly sessions begin June 3th  and go through August 9th. Sessions are limited to 25 campers
per session. Camp is designed for 6-12 year olds. 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!
For more information about registration call Reef Relief at 305-294-3100 or email Download registration forms at
Reef Relief is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving and protecting our coral reef ecosystem.

If you are interested in participating in our clean up events, as well as receiving an occasional E-Mail Campaign from Reef Relief please contact us at or call us at 305-294-3100. 


WWW.ZAZOOARTGALLERY.COM 622 Duval 305-294-8925

' Outstretched ' 
' Crouch '
' Electric Horses ' 
Ronnie captures himself and his fellow Stones on stage   surrounded by Electric Horses as they perform to a   crowd  of raised hands and cell phones.   His portraits are based on live concert shots.      Each print is personally hand signed by  Ronnie  Wood .   The gold glitter and Mick's scarf have an awesome effect.  Limited Edition on canvas of 150 prints.
 Electric Horses measures approx. 55 3/4" x 37" gallery wrapped.  
Gallery price $3750 gallery wrapped.  
© Ronnie Wood
' What Price Tickets? ' 

Ronnie captures himself and his fellow Stones on stage 
surrounded by various currencies, vibrant shapes and colors.
 His portraits are based on live concert shots    with added photo-collage elements.   Each print is personally hand signed by  Ronnie  Wood
The gold glitter has an awesome effect.  Limited Edition on canvas of 150 prints.  What Price Tickets ?  measures approx. 56" x 37" gallery wrapped.

Gallery price $3750 gallery wrapped.
© Ronnie Wood

If you are interested in purchasing any of these great Rolling Stone fine art pieces, please call me at 305.294.8925 or email me at  .

WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601 Duval St. 305-292-9339
Next Artist Visiting is one of Our Favorites Adam Scott Rote May 24-26


  WWW.COLLECTIONSKW.COM 6810 Front St. 305-923-4778


Please go to their Facebook Pages and Website for Event Listings as well as Great Features

May 6th (Mon) - Master Gardener Plant Clinic
9am-Noon: The Monroe County Master Gardeners is holding plant clinics this spring to help with plant problems or insect identification.  In Key West, clinics will be held at the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St., Suite 2-260.
May 18th. Historic Bike Ride / Tour with Commissioner Clayton Lopez

Here is a Video Link about "Car Free Key West & One Spot that they just added more Bike Racks
May is National Bike Week
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Click the Link that is below to see COMPLETE E-Mail Campaign that Peter and Roberta Just did for their Playbills
Here are some of the Upcoming Issues

Mystery Fest Key West: Deadline: May 8
Florida Keys Guitar Summit: Deadline: May 8
Key West Summer Stage: Deadline:  May 8

NOTE : Roberta is in the process of sending us some additional Playbill Issue Offerings and their Deadlines; and Hopefully will have that for the May 13th. Issue ; or SIMPLY GO to their Sites to get the Updated Info...

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends are in Many of the Playbills Every Year.  Target Market Visibility to an UPSCALE Disposable Income Demographic.

3428 N. Roosevelt Ave.

Due to Time Constraints ( I ran out of It) I Will Update some of the Feature Links in the May 13th Issue. Of course ; you can simply click their website to see them Right Now

This Excellent On-Line Newspaper / Magazine has Hundreds of Local News Features-Photo-Videos and Fantastic Investigative Reporting. Here are 6 more Recent Features : County Commissioners Tables Giving Laurel Ave. to Developers, KW Celebrates Historical Bldgs. in Happy Hour with the Historians Informal Lecture Series, WomanKind Celebrates National Women's Health Week with Free "Medical Mingle" ( An Informal Meet and Greet Luncheon May 13 Noon-1pm), 8th. Annual "What She Shot : Spear Fishing Tournament, Gospic Jazz Concert 4/10 at Cornish Memorial at A.M.E. Zion Gospel Church, About the Quality of Life "An Open Letter " by Former City Commissioner Harry Bethal, Guest Editorial : April is Child Abuse Prevention Month & Understanding Trauma can help Stop Child Abuse, Papi Who? KWAHS Prepare to Kick Off Kinetic Parade Honoring Pioneering Florida Keys Folk Artist, Investigation : Stock Island Slams Overrun County Report, "PoKey" Invites you to Join the Celebration of National Poetry Month. Go to their Above Website to see ALL The Updated Features.


More of Wyland's Visit

Thanks Jay , Barbara, Wyland and the Entire Crew at Wyland Gallery of Key West for the Feature. To see the past few Issue Links with many additional Photos ; Click


The 3 New Exhibitions Opening on Thursday May 2 with Opening Reception 6-8pm PLUS The 2019 Mango Madness Member's Show June 6 - July 18

SOLID UNCERTAINTY by MICHEL DELGADO in the Sanger Gallery. Sponsored by Truman & Co.
Bottom-L) Delgado works with the idea of experience - mining visual images for their emotional and spiritual content. Never having a preconceived image in mind, he seeks to portray things that are not obvious in reality, focusing instead on the composition and the balance of the work. This amalgamation of uncertainty and confidence brings his work to life in surprising ways.

ACTIVE DUTY by ALAINA PLOWDREY in the XOJ Gallery. Sponsored by The Perry Hotel
(Bottom-R) Alaina Plowdrey explores ideas of physicality, drive and determination in her portraits of active duty service members. Linking her paintings to the ideas of philosopher and poet Lucretuis, Plowdrey delves into the psyche of the soldier.

JEANE LaRANCE :AN ALTERNATIVE PROCESS in the Zabar Project Gallery. Sponsored by The Marker Resort
(Top-L) To create her latest works, a series of digital images on metal, La Rance spent countless hours transferring, burnishing, sanding and varnishing.
In the Sanger, XOJ, Zabar Lobby, Zabar Project Galleries
(Top-R) Every summer, we celebrate slowing down and heating up with a special Members' Show and party. Mango Madness welcomes paintings, sculptures and assorted art objects that capture the color of Key West (or simply what our talented members are up to lately). Join us for one of Perry Arnold's famous mango margaritas while checking out the latest works from our family of artists. Terms for submission:
Must be an active member to enter, 1 entry per member, $25 entry fee*In the event of sales, the sale price is split 75% artist and 25% The Studios.
Important Dates to Remember:
Drop off: Friday May 31, 10-4pm & Saturday June 1, 10-4pm
Pick up:  Friday July 19, 10-4pm & Saturday July 20, 10-4pm
 Here's the Exhibition link to their website 

MANGO MADNESS 2019  June 6-July 18
Click below for details and forms to Exhibit
Important Dates to Remember:
Drop off: Friday May 31, 10-4pm & Saturday June 1, 10-4pm
Pick up:  Friday July 19, 10-4pm & Saturday July 20, 10-4pm

Here is their website Link to their Classes


WWW.ISLANDHOUSEKEYWEST.COM 1129 Fleming St. 800-890-6284


Set In Stone at Frangipani Friday May 3
As the season winds down, Frangipani introduces a couple of new artists who have recently joined the gallery with some unusual and interesting work.  Maria Krikorian works in acrylics and resin to produce some geode like creations and waves of color.  Paola Effio who is known for her amazing cakes has created a menagerie of whimsical animals in raku and ceramics.  Stop by Friday night during the First Friday Art Stroll on Upper Duval and see for yourself!

Photo:  Raku Creatures by Paola Effio 
           Geode Wave by Maria Krikorian


Sean Callahan's "Platforms" His Latest Batch of Works at His Gallery : Dog Tired Studio & Gallery 1011 Whitehead St. 802-989-5910 WWW.DOGTIREDSTUDIO.NET
FTL & World Renown Artist Gregory Little Exhibition starts in May "Florida Life"


has the Bob Bowersox XP THEATRE This Summer and wow what a Line Up. First is June 3- June 20 "The Sunset Limited" Written by Cormac McCarthy and Directed by Bob Bowersox.
Complete 2019 Summer Schedule Below

"Red Speedo" May 14-June 1, 2019. Here is the 3 Min. U-Tube Video Link that they Created hit LINK1
80th. Season Auditions May 5


WWW.FKSPCA.ORG 5230 College Rd. 305-296-1504


WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM 305-440-0529 2011 Flagler Ave. 
Gracy sends regards and tells us : This website was created to make easier to event goers to find times and dates. Companies can save time and always have updated/available events available to them and their customers. They don't have to search every local news paper to find what they need. They have ready and combined information on one calendar. It's also online and therefore very convenient. Most people are digital nowadays. Another selling point is that the calendar of events will provide useful information that can be used for scheduling. Any company who is having a special event can look at the global calendar and avoid clashing times/dates with other organizations. This also allows them to attract more people to their events by scheduling their own events when other organizations aren't scheduled. 


NEXT MCSO ANIMAL FARM OPENS 5/12 & 5/26 1-3pm. Unless Noted they are OPEN the 2nd. & 4th. Sundays

In the next few Issues I'll Have some Photos recently taken.

 305-293-7500  1100 Simonton St. 33040

 305-296-6196  1434 Kennedy Drive 33040

 DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINTS ( I Ran Out of It) Updates will be made in the May 13th Issue; Of Course go to their Website and FB Pages for any additional Info.. The Below Schedule is still very accurate and fairly complete.

5/2 Martin Barre 50 Years of Jethro Tull with Clive Bunker Dee Palmer & Others

5/3 Off the Record with Britt Myers, Bill Muehlahauser, Q Mitch Jones & Terri White

5/5 Songwriter Speakeasy Series with Cliff Cody , Tony Baltimore & Dora Gholson

5/12 Moms & mimosas with Huck & Liley (Music for Kids)

5/12 Local Spotlight with Joel Rush (Back Stage Listening Room)

5/22 World Class Guitarist Mateo Jampol (Back Stage Listening Room)

5/24 DAVID CROSBY & Friends "Sky Trails Tour" 2019

5/25 KW  Blues Fest (21 & Over)

6/7 Key West Pride Stev Grand



      May 5th-Songwriters Speakeasy Series: Cliff Cody, Dora Gholson & Tony Baltimore- Show 7pm/Doors 6:30pm,     May 12th-Moms and Mimosas with Huck & Lilly: Music for Kids! -Show 1pm/Doors 12pm,   May 12th-Local Spotlight: Joal Rush-Show 7pm/Doors 6:30pm,       May 17th-Tim Marshall Curtis in the Back Stage Listening Room-Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     May 19th -Songwriters Speakeasy Series: On The Big Stage! -Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,       May 22nd - World Class Guitarist: Mateo Jampol in the Back Stage Listening Room - Show 7:30PM/Doors 7:00PM,     May 24th -David Crosby & Friends: Sky Trails Tour 2019 -Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   May 25th -Key West Blues Festival Presented by Joel Barrios-Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   June 7th -Key West Business Guild Presents Key West PRIDE: Steve Grand-Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     June 9th -Slightly Stoopid: How I Spent My Summer Vacation Tour 2019 - Key West Amphitheater - Doors 3:30PM/Show 4:30PM,  June 15th - Piff the Magic Dragon - Show 7pm/Doors 6pm, June 20th -Mentalist, Brian Imbus: Miracles of the Mind - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,       August 17th -Havana Nights-Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,       November 4th - Acoustic Alchemy - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   November 10th - Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     December 7th - Paula Poundstone - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm pm/Doors 7pm,    


 Go to their website and Facebook Page for any Updates ; Of course their staff tries really hard to keep The Keys Blast & Friends Up to Date



Check Special Pricing Rates
Includes 1 Parasail Ride
Key West Sunset Dinner Cruise. Dine in A/C Large Main Cabin. View Famous KW Sunset from Upper Deck. On-Line Special Not $69 ONLY $59. Adults $59, Children 12 & Under $39.95, & Children 5 & Younger FREE. Includes Tropical Food Buffet with Upper Deck Free Margaritas, Rum Runners, Well Mixed Drinks (Premium Mixed Drinks Extra Cash Bar). Also FREE Champagne & Soft Drinks
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Paul Just Finished putting up some Great Art including Lincoln Perry, Meghan Eisenberg, Anthony Tomaselli, Clifford Bull, Sandy Wernicoff, Nancy Tinkersley, Javier Lopez Barbosa.


WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM The Tourist Development Council (TDC) does a Great Job in Producing their Website & Monthly E-Mail Campaigns which include their Monthly "Keys Traveler" Hit the website URL as well as the TRAVELER Link to Bring the May Materials  RIGHT NOW to You

Protect the Florida Keys Natural World

Honest Eco Offers Dolphin Watch Excursions on Electric Boats

TDC Photo Adventure Link Below
Paddlers Can Still Join In the Dragon Boat Races in the Florida Keys June 1

Minimal Regatta to Maximize Fun in Key West  May 26

Key Largo Original Music Festival May 16-19

 Key West Paddle Classic to Feature 12 Mile Race Around Key West May 2-5

Make sure to check out ALL the TDC Materials ; which Include Photo Galleries, Video, and Extensive Events and Information Materials. Great Job TDC Staff.

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

The 2019 Art Garden is ALL Installed and ready to be Seen.  
The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island.  For more information please call the Garden at 305.296.1504 or visit the website at


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

Author Talk

Author and environmental journalist Erik Reece will discuss his nonfiction book, "Utopia Drive: A Road Trip Through America's Most Radical Idea," on Wednesday, May 29th at 6:00pm, at the Key West Public Library, 700 Fleming St. Reece is also the author of "Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness," and "An American Gospel: On Family, History, and The Kingdom of God."   Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.  For more information, contact the library at 305-292-3595.


  WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661


Meghan Clay can be found Entertaining at the Garden's Cabaret Every Week.

3rd Annual 'Talk Derby To Me!' Benefit for the KWPD Mounted Unit : Both Horses were at the Gardens.  Great Kentucky Derby Attire.
All Proceeds went to help Fund the KWPD Mounted Unit.  The May 13th. Issue will have a Large Lead Photo Feature. The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends Gladly Donated $100.

Sunday, May 5 , Jazz In The Gardens! Peter Diamond & Friends, 5:30-8 pm
Monday, May 6, James King, III, 5-7 pm, 
Tuesday, May 7, Megan Clay, 5-7 pm
Wednesday, May 8, Megan Clay, 5-7 pm, 
Thursday, May 9, Jimmy Olson, 5-7 pm
Friday, May 10, Michael Robinson, 5-7 pm, 
Saturday, May 11, Jimmy Olson, 5-7 pm, 
Sunday, May 12 Jazz In The Gardens! Skipper Krippitz & Friends, 5:30-8 pm


Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker guest Alex Vega to present on "Fires that Forged Key West"
On Thursday, May 9, 2019, from 6:00-7:00pm, Key West Art & Historical Society presents Alex Vega, Executive Director of the Key West Firehouse Museum, who will discuss "Fires that Forged Key West," including the Great Fire of 1886 at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street.
Vega is a retired second-generation firefighter, historian, writer, and author of the book "The History of Key West Firehouse No. 3," which will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.  
Distinguished Speaker Series presentation tickets are $5 for KWAHS members, $10 for non-members, and are available at, click "tickets." Early ticket purchase is recommended.  Sponsored by the Helmerich Trust and Southernmost Beach Resort, for more information contact Society Director of Education Kristina Callaway at 305-295-6616 x 115 or at  
Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.
An 1884 drawing of Key West with the Great Fire of 1886 outlined. Image from the Monroe County Library Collection.

KWAHS-ArtCamp Photo Caption:
Key West Art & Historical Society's always popular weekly summer ArtCamp! sessions begin on June 3 and run through August 9, and include a variety of opportunities for fun, learning and adventure, including Pirate Camp, Fossil Camp, Cinema Camp, and more.

Key West Art & Historical Society ArtCamp! at Fort East Martello offers weekly camp sessions for children 

Registration is open for this summer's ArtCamp! at Fort East Martello, a summer program for children ages 6-12 that celebrates Key West's rich artistic history and natural landscape over a series of ten, one-week sessions beginning June 3 and running through August 9.  Each camp theme is designed to get children thinking, moving, and making:   Archeology Camp  (June 3-7),  Claymation Camp  (June 10-14),
Fossil Camp (June 17-21),  Cinema Camp  (June 24-28),  , Art and Design Camp  (July 1-5),  Pirate Camp  (July 8-12),  Sci-Fi Camp  (July 15-19),  Wreckers Camp  (July 22-26),  Mario Sanchez Camp  (July 29-August 2), and   Adventure Camp  (August 5-9)

Sessions are led by  Rick "Deadeye" Wheelus, Kevin Lisinksi, Crystal Smith, Giancarlo Espinosa, Jennifer Hernandez, Stephanie Jenkins, and Daisy Connolly, talented artists, teachers, and historians with extensive experience with children.  Ancillary activities and excursions pertaining to specific sessions, including field trips to local museums and nearby beaches, parks, and gardens, highlight the abundant history and cultural assets of our islands while expanding students' knowledge of the local community. In addition to the weekly themed curriculum, campers also have the experience of exploring Fort East Martello, an enclosed Civil War-era fort stewarded by Key West Art & Historical Society, with time for natural, open-ended play, with outdoor play stations, water play, a dress-up area, giant blue building blocks and a Rigamajig from Imagination Playground.  

The camp, in operation for over thirty years, marks Key West Art & Historical Society's commitment to youth programming and educational initiatives that aim to inspire a greater sense of place and historical understanding about our island home.

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 and light snacks. Detailed descriptions of the ArtCamp! sessions along with registration information can be found at or call Director of Education Kristina Callaway 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. 



The 2020 local elections in Monroe County include State Senate, State and U.S. Representatives, three County Commission seats, Clerk of Courts, Sheriff, Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, State Attorney, Public Defender and four judgeships. City of Key West Mayor and three Key West City Commission seats, two Monroe County School Board and two Florida Keys Mosquito Control District seats will also be on the 2020 ballot. Lastly, we will also be voting on the second KEYS Energy Lower Keys representative. (LINK to FULL LIST) 

Support Good Government! Go to, or email for more information on the election



 Purchase the Protect Our Reefs license plate for Florida drivers: WWW.MOTEREEFPLATE.COM .  I switched from my Panther Plate to the Save the Reef Plate. 
 For each plate sold, Mote's Protect Our Reefs program receives a direct $25 donation that goes straight to the restoration and research of coral reefs. 
PLUS One of the Latest MOTE's E-Mail Campaigns (April 6) One of the Feature's is the 33rd Annual Run for the Turtles on the West Coast : LINK2

Here is the April 25th E-Mail Campaign Link from MOTE; Click MOTE4-25
Wildlife in World Heritage Site Declines After Heatwave Reduces Seagrass

Top: A tiger shark tagged by the Shark Bay Ecosystem Research Project. Bottom: Combined photos of seagrass in Shark Bay, Western Australia, before (left) and after (right) a heat wave that killed of much of the dominant seagrass species. Credit both: Shark Bay Ecosystem Research Project.

Here is the April 18th. MOTE E-Campaign MOTE4-18

Probiotics Boost Survival of "Baby" Snook in MOTE
Here are a few more Links to some of their Latest E-Mail Campaigns MOTE4-4


WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM  900 Southard Street 305-294-2469

Here is the Menu Link 


Below Just a Few of the Classes Available at TSKW Covering Many Categories of interest.. Here is the Link to the TSKW Website's Complete Class Schedule
Due to Time Constraints (None Left) I will Update some of the Offerings from TSKW in the May 13th Issue. Of Course; simply go to their Website and Facebook Pages too SEE ALL the Offerings Now.
Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth Tues. May & June All levels, materials included. Paint along with Rick Worth and discover why he's one of the island's most beloved artists! Have fun, learn essential skills, and walk away with a brand new painting each week.
Summer Solstice with Susan Sugar Fri-Mon June 21-24: Welcome summer with this plein air class - a perennial favorite.
Sat. June 29 Workshop "It's Not all B & W with Laura Oswald Clark
Explore the many sides of charcoal for creating value and texture.

Jan to End of May : "Slow Flow Yoga" with Cricket Desmarais in The Gallery at TSKW 


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

We are Proud to Feature Florida Keys Artists in Our Tropic Art Gallery. If you're Interested in Exhibiting at The Trop : E-Mail and/or 305-396-4944

Taste of Key West was in the April 22 Issue. The May 13th. Issue will have a few Photo Galleries from Mile Zero. Of course; If you go to their Website Now you can see ALL their Latest Photo Galleries and Other Links ( Like Their Extensive Calendar of Events)




Book signing
Join us from 11am to 1pm every Saturday to meet a new author.  
The Next Saturday Morning Signing 

WWW.WOMANKINDKEYWEST.COM 1511 Truman Ave. 305-294-4004




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Thanks for Reading ; and have a Great Week; Ed