The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends October 16, 2017   

Pt 1 "Parenting in the Wilderness (MUST SEE)
Our On-Line Art Exhibition from W.B. Thompson
A Daring Life Threatening Rescue by 18 Year Old Jerika Rudolph (More in the City of Key West & MCSO Weekly Sections)

Oct 8th. to Oct 21 Marc House Annual Pumpkin Patch Sale

Waterfront Playhouse on Oct 20-28 Key West Burlesque "Taking it Off to See The Wizard : A Parody. (More Below)

Our On-Line Art Exhibition from our Good Friend William Welch Hanging at Frangipani in 2 Parts : A few of the French Welch Classics & New "Giclee Editions on WaterColor Paper"

Photo By Mark Hedden
TSKW Opens "Time Travels / Unravels Fantasy Fest" on Oct 19 6-8P (More Below)

Key West Film Fest Kick-Off Event October 17 at Mangos 7pm..   2017 KWFF Nov.15-19 (More Below)
From The Janet Lehr Fine Art Gallery in East Hampton "Ship Bow" Ralston Crawford Oil on Canvas  1938

Our Weekly "Hampton's Arts & Culture" Section Featuring Many of the Art Galleries / Lucille Khornak Galleries and Always Each Week the Big Three : Parrish Art Museum, Guild Hall, & The Southampton Art Ctr.

Paul Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery + Hazel Griffiths British Artist Popular in Palm Beach, Boca Raton,  London & Miami ; & Making her KW Premiere Art Exhibition Oct 25- Nov. 10 with Reception Fri. Oct. 27 (More Below)

Call to Artists Oct. 26 - 30 with Exhibition Nov. to Jan 2018 at Gato
Over the Summer the Key West Wildlife Center's Event at The Blue Room / Bottle Cap

"Mending the Traps" 23 X 17 WaterColor
Gallery on Greene's Opening Reception on Oct 21 for the Andy Thurber Exhibition 10/21-31
KWBG's Headdress Ball Oct. 26 (More Below)
"Harlow" by Bill Mack Limited Edition on Metal at The KW Gallery
"Northern Lights" by Gary Welton  40 X 30" Original Mixed Media on Board at The KW Gallery
The Key West Gallery on 601 Duval St. will have Brilliant Artists Bill Mack & Gary Welton in town Oct 25 to 28 (More of their Work Below). SPECIAL BONUS TREAT at their Gallery : Adam Scott Rote in Key West Oct 20-25.
The Oct 23 Issue will have a few Photos from the Complimentary Concert of the SunBow String Quartet at TSKW Produced by The South Florida Symphony Orchestra

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; going out to over 7730 Each Week.  This Week : Pt. 1 of our On-Line Photographic Exhibition "Parenting in the Wilderness" (Amazing Photographs), Our On-Line Art Exhibitions from William Welch- W.B. Thompson-Bill Mack & Gary Welton, WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM , William Bahlke & Lothar Speer's Books, Marc House Pumpkin Patch 10/8-21, Hazel Griffths KW Art Exhibition Premiere at Gildea 10/25-11/10 Reception 10/27, Waterfront Playhouse Presents Key West Burlesque "Taking It Off to See the Wizard of OZ" 10/20-28, TSKW's Main Exhibition "Time Travels / Unravels Fantasy Fest" Reception 10/19, KWAHS Many Events Inc. Oct 25 "The Distinguished Speaker Series : The History of Sex with Dr. Pamela Connolly being held at The Tropic Cinema- "Royal Retrospective" 10/16 - 10/29 (Recep. 10/16) - "Brick House Funk Party 10/26, Our Weekly MCSO & The City of KW Sections (Featuring A Life Threatening Rescue by 18 Year Old Jerika Rudolph), Key West Film Festival Kick Off Party Oct 17 7PM at Mangos (2017 KWFF 11/15-19), Pics of KW Wildlife Ctr's event at the Bottle Cap's Blue Room, Short Important Announcements made at the KWBG Luncheon. WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM , Our Weekly "Hampton's Arts & Culture" Feature,  Fla. Keys Council of the Arts "Call to Artists" with Exhibition Nov. to Jan. 2018, Gallery on Greene's New Andy Thurber Exhibition 10/21-31 with Reception 10/21, KWBG's Headdress Ball Oct. 26, FKSPCA's "Cocktails for Animal Tails" 10/24 + "SPAYghetti & No Balls" 11/8, KW Theater's Updated Schedule with SouthSide Johnny & The Asbury Jukes TBA,   Lucille Khornak Photography, WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM 
 Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction "Call to Artists", Aids Help CC Queen and King Events, KW Art Gallery Presents Gary Welton & Bill  Mack 10/25-28 with Hugh Art Sale on Many Paintings inc. their Large Monroe & Max Collections + BONUS Event Adam Scott Rote at the KW Gallery Oct. 20-25, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Marathon Garden Clubs Meets Oct 20., Anne Marie Giordano's Life Drawing Workshops, Frangipani Presents Timberlake's Tiaras, KW Art Ctr. "Call to Artists" with Reception 11/10, Mangia-Mangia Hosts many Non Profits with Funding, MOTE-Reef Relief & Sanctuary Friends Foundation of the Fla. Keys Features, SouthernMost Coconut Castaways-KWBG-KWBGS- & KWLS.
Thanks again to all our Contributing Editors : The "Friends" in the Title of the Magazine.

Part 1 "Parenting in the Wilderness"

More Parenting in the Wilderness Up Shortly
"By the Bull" 24X36
Up Next an On-Line Art Exhibition from W.B. Thompson but First
9th. Annual Pumpkin Patch
1401 Seminary St.  Oct 8-21 9a-7p
WWW.MARCHOUSE.ORG 305-294-9526
Hundreds of incredible Pumpkins and Gourds of all sizes and shapes. Sales start Oct 8th will continue until Oct 31 or when all pumpkins are sold! Want to volunter to help us sell pumpkins? Involved in a local community organization and want your group to volunteer? Call Gordon Ross at 305-294-9526 x25, clearly leave your name and phone number....he will give you a call!


Hazel Griffiths KW Art Premiere at Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Fri. Oct 27 (More Below)
William Bradley Thompson's Works can be seen in KW at 
 606 Greene St.

"Street View from Pepe's Restaurant in Havana" 38X40 Acrylic & Oil
"Big Tree Cemetery" 24X12 Acrylic & Oil Stick
"Red Interior with Orchid" 36X24 Acrylic & Oil
"Boat on Beach" 12 X 24" Acrylic & Oil
"Havana Twilight II" 36 X 48" Acrylic & Oil
"Havana Rooftops Looking Seaward" 36 X 48" Acrylic & Oil
"Havana Crossroads" 38 X 40 Acrylic & Oil Stick
More from W.B. Thompson Up Shortly

The KWBG Luncheon as usual was fun and informative ; a few of the Important Announcements by Members...Beth Moyes from WWW.THEMERUNS.COM has a 5K Walk/Run Oct 23rd. "Heroes & Villains" Contact her at 305-747-8563 as well as this LINK1 for Info.
Commissioner Romero Reminds us that 2 large Tents (FEMA and Small Business Ass.) are in the Parking Lot at the New Fire House (Simonton St.) to Help with Post Irma.

Doug Mayberry talked about WWW.CFFK.ORG and how they have raised money for Victims of Hurricane's William (1.5 Million) & so far $500K for Irma.  The Florida Panthers Hockey team donated $250K & John Landau Co-Producer of the Movie "Avatar" has raised substantial funding for the Upper Keys. Just received an E-Newsletter from CFFK ; Here are a few sentences  
Applications from Keys nonprofits seeking assistance   for Hurricane Irma  recovery efforts are  due by October 31st at 5:00 p.m.   Grants from the  Florida Keys Emergency Relief Fund at CFFK   are supporting critical needs including food, clothing, shelter and household  needs, medical supplies, and more. We have already begun distributing grants for urgent needs. Click LINK2 for Non - Profit Organization Funding. Mary Beth Hurd 305-292-1502
KWAHS : "A Royal Retrospective" 10/16-29 Reception 10/16. Brick House Funk Party at the Custom House Oct 26 6:30PM (More in their weekly section below) ; as well as WWW.KWAHS.ORG 
Scott Pridgen from Aids Help CC gave a Stirring Discussion on The King & Queen Campaigns and what was going on with the Aids Help CC Community. Please visit WWW.AHMONROE.ORG & Info@AidsHelp.CC 305-296-6196 for a COMPLETE LISTING of K&Q events.
Nadene Grossman Orr Dir. of Fantasy Fest talked about ALL the Activities WWW.FANTASYFEST.COM 305-295-9112 
Gordon Ross from Marc House Needs Beads for some special projects during Fantasy Fest. Please contact Gordon at 305-294-9526 X25 WWW.MARCHOUSE.ORG 
Great Job Matt & Staff. Visit the new Offices of the KWBG at 808 Duval Street.

William Bahike and Lothar Speer Send Regards and sent us Info. about their most most recent Book and the two prior.  All three Look interesting and we always want to give Local Writers / Publishers Space.

William P. Bahlke is a 63-year-old semi-retired civil engineer finally pursuing his life-long passion for writing novels and children's books. He and his wife, Meda, divide their time between Key West and the mountains of North Carolina. He is a graduate of the University of Florida's College of Engineering. His published novels are Frisbee Ball Rules and Popular Demand.
Lothar Speer Website

Lothar Speer is a classically trained artist, having studied at the National Academies of Vienna, Austria, and Basel, Switzerland. He received his BFA from Chicago's Loyola University and his MFA from Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Known for his professional versatility, he specializes in illustration, mural art, portraiture, live wedding and plein air painting, TV courtroom drawing, as well as silhouette and caricature art. He divides his time between Chicago and Key West.

Michael and Heather Barnes at Manga-Manga send regards ; and tell us about a few events going on. During Season many Non Profit Organizations will do an Event Dinner ( with ALL the Public Invited); then Mangia-Mangia will Donate a Large Part of the Dinner Revenue back to the Non Profit Organization. Here are a few brief lines. (More events to come)
Fundraiser Dinner Nights : All Are Welcome : Oct 18 Zonta, Oct 19 FIRM for Irma Folks. Plus Through October Free Kids Pasta Bowl with Entree and 20% OFF Check.
900 Southard Street 305-294-2469

Or Sit Outside on their Spacious Patio
One of my Favorite Artists Adam Scott Rote is coming to Key West

Hit this LINK1 for the Complete E-Newsletter on Adam's Visit to Key West.  See what many of the Icons of Movies say about Adam Scott Rote; Artist to the Stars. Up Shortly in this Issue : More from the Key West Gallery and works from Bill Mack & Gary Welton (visiting the Gallery Oct 25-28)

WWW.KEYWESTWILDLIFECENTER.ORG 1801 White St. 305-292-1008 

Toward the end of this Summer Tom and the Staff held an Event at The Blue Room at Bottle Cap.  This Organization by Far is one of the best in town. The Staff is on Call 24/7 and ALWAYS takes care of any Injured animals / birds in need ( even the much maligned Iguana). I strongly suggest that this group get their share of Donations.

Tom Sweet, Peggy Coontz, Nicola Hodge, Debbie Britton, Jennifer Lopez, Ellen Westbrooke

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

WWW.FKSPCA.ORG 305-294-4857 5230 College Rd.

WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433
Due to the widespread effects of Hurricane Irma, we have cancelled Morgan James, Sister Hazel & 10/8 Mike Love, & SouthSide Johnny & the Asbury Jukes. Ticket holders are being contacted and refunded. Please stay tuned as we hope to reschedule for 2018. Go to their website for detailed info. on their New Concerts, Updated Schedule of Films and Concerts, & Events.  The Blast has their latest (Not Up to the Minute) Schedule Printed and can be found at the end of this Issue.

WWW.KEYWESTORTHOPEDICS.COM  3428 N. Roos. Blvd. 305-295-9797

WWW.GALLERYONGREENE.COM  606 Greene St. 305-294-1669

Next Exhibition : Andy Thurber ; Reception Oct. 21 6-8P. Exhibition 10/21-31


Our October 23 (Maybe Later) Issue is Honored to have an On-Line Photographic Exhibition by World Renowned Photographer Lucille Khornak. You must go on her website to see her amazing VIP Pedigree & All Her Accomplishments.  Lucille Owns a few Galleries ; and has many Art & Photographic Exhibitions.


Photos: 2015 Headdress Ball Winner Galactica , Third Place Winner Elle Taylor, and performer Randy Roberts.

Randy Roberts
First Place Winner Galactica
3rd Place Tie Elle Taylor

The Key West Business Guild presents the 35 th  annual Headdress Ball, the premier gay and lesbian event of the Fantasy Fest celebration, which proudly opens the brand new Key West Amphitheater at  the Truman Waterfront  Park on Thursday, October 26.  This area was undamaged by Hurricane Irma. Come experience your favorite Fantasy Fest event in a new waterside setting and help Key West celebrate a beautiful expanded park system. Mayor Craig Cates will open the ceremonies and famed Key West Musician Howard Livingston will perform a special song he wrote for the occasion.  The colors will be presented by the military, and the Rainbow Flag by the Lofeislove Foundation.
Tom Luna returns as the outrageous Emcee, and Rudegirl will again do the sound.  Randy Roberts opens the show and is joined by the best of Key West local talent, including Christopher Peterson, Sushi, Inga, and Elle  throughout the contest.  Queen of Fantasy Fest contender Destiny Montgomery will render a special vocal performance.  Contestants will parade their Headdress creations on the amphitheater stage to vie for the $3,000 first prize, $1500 second  place prize, and $500 third place award sponsored by Centennial Bank. 
 The show starts at 8:00 PM, with the gates opening at 6:30 PM. The Guild has retained its traditional four top table seating and expanded General Admission area with last year's pricing.  Bar service by the Aqua Night Club and SideBar featuring Stoli products. Blossoms Cajun Kitchen will have a food booth. This  popular event always sells out so book your tickets early on line at General Admission tickets are $30/person, with reserved tables for four people starting at $250.  
The Key West Business Guild, one of the oldest LGBT Business organizations in the U.S>, has produced the ball since its inception.  The event serves as a major annual fundraiser for the organization. For more information call the Guild at 305-204-4603 or visit on the internet. 
Rain date is  Friday, October 27.

Many of William's Works Hang at  WWW.FRANGIPANIGALLERY.COM  305-296-0440 1102 A&B (Next to Sodu Gallery)
Just a Few of His French Classics

Up Shortly William Welch's Newer Works Featuring "Giclee Editions on WaterColor Paper"


From Stephanie Hellstrom 305-296-6059 :CALL TO ARTISTS FOR ANNE MCKEE ARTISTS FUND AUCTION The Anne McKee Artists Fund of the
Florida Keys, Inc. announces a Call to Artists for the 2018 Fine Art Auction, to take place on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Studios of Key West.  
The submission period for artwork opens on Sunday October 1st and closes on November 10
thTo submit an online application and an accompanying photo(s) via the online entry form, go to  Artists will be notified of acceptance no later than December 1
Due to space and time limitations, we are only able to accept 50 entries.  The Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys, Inc., in its sole discretion, determines whether or not art submitted will be accepted for auction.
  The annual art auction raises money for project-based grants to Keys visual, literary and performing artists.  Under the guidance of auctioneer Tom Luna, attendees can bid on original paintings, sculpture, photography, fiber art, ceramics, mixed media, jewelry and more. Each participating artist receives 50 percent of the proceeds from the sale of his or her work, while the McKee Fund receives the remainder to award to other Keys artists for select projects.  Founded by longtime Key West resident Anne McKee, the not-for-profit fund has awarded more than $275,000 since 1994.

WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM 305-304-6882 Owners / Editors Naja & Arnaud Girard

More "Parenting in The Wilderness"  & W.B. Thompson Paintings Up Shortly But First

"Who Let the Dogs Out" 30X40" Acrylic & Oil

2017 Fantasy Fest King & Queen Events

WWW.AHMONROE.ORG The site will give ALL the King & Queen Events
 Thanks Peter, Christopher & Rodney Ross for keeping our 7700 weekly readers informed the past 6 Years. Rodney is the Aids Help PR & Marketing Mgr. and can be reached at 305-296-6196 X415 (C) 305-304-5994 

WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601 Duval St. 305-292-9339
Sharon and Staff tells us about Post Irma Business and a Tremendous Art Sale involving their World Class Art Collection; Hit this Link for their latest E-Mail
They also have a Large Peter Max Collection.. Meet Artists Bill Mack & Gary Welton Oct 25 to 28 During their Fantasy Fest Events.

"Forever Remembered" by Bill Mack He is well known for his "Alto Relief Sculptures"
"The Bather" by Bill Mack
"Slumbering" by Bill Mack
"Harmonious Adorned" by Bill Mack
 "Into the Wings" by Gary Welton Original on Board 24 X 36"
(L)"Symhonie Music" by Gary Welton Original on Canvas 60 X 40.5
(R) "Moving Model with Vodka" by Gary Welton  Original on Canvas 40 X 30"

Adam Scott Rote Below


There was a Complimentary Key West Concert on Oct 13 Featuring the New SunBow String Quartet at TSKW.
 Thanks Maestra Sebrina and Jacqueline for the Concert for the sole purpose of bringing Physiological RELIEF to Our Community. The October 23 Issue will have Photos of The SFSO's Sunbow String Quartet.

Many Photos in the Oct. 23 Issue

Paul Gildea Contemporary Fine Art  522 Southard St. 305-797-6485 : 

Two weeks ago we had an On-Line Art Exhibition from Paul; Hit the Oct 2 Issue Link for the Feature

"Motor Sailor" by Nancy Tinkersley

A VERY SPECIAL EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT ; Some of you met Hazel Griffiths at the Svetlana Smolina Concert.   Hazel Griffiths is a well known Artist in London, Palm Beach, Miami, and Southampton. She'll have her KW Premiere Art Exhibition Oct 25-to Nov.10 at the Paul Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery 522 Southard St. 305-797-6485; with Reception Friday 10/27.  More details and Photos of Hazel's work in the next few Issues.
Hazel Griffiths at one of her Miami Exhibitions

"On the Forest Floor"

Johnny White and Caroline at WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM  were nice enough to give Hazel a Listing in their Calendar of Events ; that gives an Extensive Bio on Hazel ; Check it out Please

AnnaMarie Giordano starts Up hervLife Drawing Workshops at Fort East Martello on Tuesdays 11a-2pm.  No Minimum Amount of Classes Needed.  Watch for Info. on Start Date.  Feel free to Call AG at 609-884-3474 and or . Model Positions Available.


Their Monthly E-Mailer & Feature on their website "Keys Traveler" has a Tremendous Amount of Information

We now Continue with "Parenting in the Wilderness"

More Parenting in the Wilderness in the Oct 23 Issue

PT. 2 W.B. (William Bradley) THOMPSON PAINTINGS 
"On Duval Street Vertically Challenged" 24 X 18 Acrylic / Oil

Somewhere over the rainbow a simple farm girl is once again swept up into the magical world of Oz -- where she finds that even her wildest dreams and fantasies really do come true.

Taking It Off to See the Wizard: A Burlesque Parody is a big, bawdy burlesque production of one of the world's most beloved stories. All of your favorite characters from this epic tale are brought to life by a bevy of burlesque beauties in this captivating show.
The infamous Wizard will be played by the 2012 King of Burlesque, Russell Bruner; Fort Lauderdale's Miss Jenna Beth, burlesque performer extraordinaire, nationally and internationally published pin-up model, will perform the role of Dorothy, while the Brit-born South Floridian and International burlesque performer Miss Aurora Natrix dazzles as the Wicked Witch of the West. 
New York songstress Shelly Watson, an award-winning Juilliard graduate joins the troupe as the Good Witch of the North.

And of course, the always-outstanding Key West Burlesque performers, including Tatah Dujour, Moana Amour, and Miss Zurima, parody the ensemble cast of the cherished tale including the Lollipop Guild, the speaking trees and flying monkeys like you've never seen before.
In addition to regular seating ($55 to $65), a limited number of stage seats are available for $75 and $100. Audience members who choose these seats will be in the middle of the action and participate in the show! To purchase these tickets, please email the Box Office directly at or call 305-294-5015.

WWW.FRANGIPANIGALLERY.COM 305-296-0440  1102 A&B Duval St. 

Frank Decker sends regards and Tells Us "Yes, Frangipani Gallery is open most days 12-5 in October and just hosted the First Friday Art Stroll. We had a fundraiser for Aids Help King & Queen. We are featuring KT Timberlake's fabulous tiaras. And a reminder, all our artists are Keys locals and some have lost their homes, so please come support your local artists. If we are not open, just call for an appointment 305-849-1581

Part 2 William Bradley Thompson
"Marina Key West" 30 X 40 Acrylic & Oil
"Havana Suburbs" 30 X 40" Acrylic / Oil
"Cozy Kitchen"
"Pavilion and Couple"
"Orange & Chair"
"Red Room"
"Ruby Section"
A Few More of William Bradley Thompson's Art Up Shortly in this Issue : Exclusively found in Key West at Gallery on Greene WWW.GALLERYONGREENE.COM

Our good friend Susan O'Neill tells us : "Think Pink Flowers : Flowers & Flamingos" Call to Artists ; drop off work by Nov. 5. Call the Center at 305-294-1241 and/or drop Susan a Note : ONEILLPAINTINGS@GMAIL.COM 


Johnny White & Caroline are always so nice in sharing their Photo Galleries with Us.  Hit their Gallery Link to see many Photo Galleries


 855-378-6386  (855-3-SUNFUN)
Direct Booking from Sunset Watersports Key West on All Above Plus so Many Additional Packages Hit BOOKING INFO .  Rich tells us that The Fleet Survived Very Well and is Operating Back to Normal and looks forward to providing the Same Level of Excellent Outdoor Entertainment . Click their website for a Message.
Up Next The Key West Film Festival; But First 

Part 2
WILLIAM WELCH A FEW OF THE NEW WORKS "Giclee Editions on WaterColor Paper"
Many of William's Works are hanging at   WWW.FRANGIPANIGALLERY.COM 305-296-0440 1102 A & B Duval Street ( Next to Sodu Gallery)

"Party at the Cemetery" 24" X 30"
"Rainbow Return" 12" X 16"
"Living It Up At LaTeDa"  12" x 18"
"Viva La Liberation : Normandy"  11" X 11"
"The Gardens Hotel"  15 X 21"
Thanks William : Great Art as Usual

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends is really looking forward to the 2017 KWFF November 15-19.  The Preview Kick Off Party is Oct. 17 7pm at Mangos 700 Duval St.. 
A few of the FB Pages that Quincy Perkins watches over :
and below FB Page for ALL Upcoming Events, Promotions and of Course the Films

Here's Info. on How you can become a Promotional Member

BIG NEWS!! The Key West Film Festival officially announces MEMBERSHIPS!! You can now be a huge part of what makes KWFF so great! With 7 different Membership Levels, you can find your perfect spot at KWFF. Click on the link below to see how you can be part of the festival, watch great films, meet celebs, get cool merchandise, and enjoy year-around programming of the best independent films in the world. Come be part of the Key West Film Festival family!!
A few weeks ago we had a Message from  A. Brooke Christian Founder & Chairman.  Hit the Sept 25 Issue Link 

WWW.FKSPCA.ORG 305-294-4857 5230 College Rd.

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

Liz, Martha and the gang send Regards and Tell Us
Call to Arts Council Members for the 2017-2018 Members' Art Show - The Creative Art of Lettering

Exhibition dates:  November 2017 through January 2018.
Entries due: October 26, 27, and 30 at the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Key West

Explore pictorial alphabets, illustrated letters, decorative letters, calligraphy, illuminated manuscripts, initials, monograms, names and more. 
Your medium- Your style: Your work may be penciled, inked, brushed, painted, sculpted, chiseled, thrown, stitched, etc.  
Our show is inspired by the "Key West Alphabet" a limerick book with ink illustrations from the 1930's. 
The reception date is still to be announced. 

Opening Exhibition / Reception Thurs. Oct 19. 6-8P "Time Travels / Unravels Fantasy Fest"
Plus a Link for "After Irma Gratitude + Resources for Artists" Click Brown Title 
 WWW.TSKW.ORG 533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458 
Please go to their website for the many Events & Exhibitions Scheduled the Rest of 2017. Here are a few : 10/21 8pm  Zoe Lewis in Concert, 12/1 7a-12:30a Day Trip to Art Basil, Class : Sat. 10/7 + 11/4 + 12/2 11a-3p "Art Exploration Workshop for Young Adults" Ages 10-14YO, 10/25-10/29 Back in Time : The Flying Carrs Circus, Oct. 2 +Nov. 6 +12/4 Charity Bingo at the Green Parrot, 

Photo by Mark Hedded
Part command center , part maker's lounge, part exhibition space, the gallery is transformed into one of the creative hubs of this year's Fantasy Fest as a fresh, new artistic team takes the reins. On the walls, a collection of posters, video and rare photographs from the 38 year history of Key West's gonzo signature event. Sponsored by Historic Hideaways


Taking over Key West every October with a riot of costumes, extravagant floats, and bacchanalian energy, Fantasy Fest is one of the most photogenic - and photographed - festivals in the nation. This select group of local photographers find angles you've never seen. Sponsored by Charles F. Troxel DDS. Featuring work by Lynne Bentley-Kemp, Mark Hedden, Martha Hubbard, and Carol Tedesco,

PLEASE CLICK RED LINK1 for the E-Mail TSKW sent for ALL the Upcoming Events and Important Information


"Hampton's Art & Culture"

The 3 Big Arts Organizations in the Hamptons LI NY are below. Of course just like Key West; there are so many Art Galleries on the East End of LI and as we did for the 2016 / 2017 Issues; The Blast visits and Presents their Art.  Thanks for the Positive Feedback; especially from Keys Art Gallery Owners and Artists that enjoys seeing what their Artistic Community is presenting.

GUILD HALL 158 Main St. East Hampton, NY 11937 631-324-0806 WWW.GUILDHALL.ORG
SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER 25 Jobs Ln Southampton, NY, 11968 631-283-0967
PARRISH ART MUSEUM 279 Montauk Hwy. Water Mill, NY, 11976
More Art from the Parrish 8 Exhibitions Up Shortly. Here are the Current Exhibitions :"Platform : Clifford Ross Light / Waves", "From Lens to Eye to Hand Photo Realism 1969 - Today", "Material Witness" Permanent Collection Installation, "Materiality & Process Permanent Collection", "Collective Conversation" Permanent Collection Installation", "Fairfield Porter" Permanent Collection Installation", "Poets & Painters" Permanent Collection Installation", "Drawings in B&W" Permanent Collection Installation", & Of course "American Views"  Paintings from 1860 to 1920

"Shinnecock Landscape" by William Martin Chase Oil on Canvas 1894
"Wheel of Fortune" by Andrea Flack Acrylic & Oil on Canvas 1977
"Miss Rochester Diner" by John Baeder 1989 Oil on Linen

37A Main Street  East Hampton NY 631-329-4516.  Thanks Terry Wallace for sharing the Brilliant Americana Art with our Readers Year Round

"Washington Square Park NYC" by John Angnello

In the Oct 23rd or a Few Issues Later of "Hampton's Arts and Culture" Section will be our latest visit to the Lucille Khornak Galleries + Our Good Friend Lucille Treats us to an On-Line Photographic Exhibition.
Just one of the Hundreds of Celebrities that Lucille has shot 
Donna Karan


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Upcoming Exhibitions : Key West Collects, On the WaterFront Truman Annex Artists, The Outrageous, From a Womans Hand.

Three of the Special events : Brick House Funk Party Oct 26 6:30p at The Custom House. The Fabulous 50's : Back in Time ; Nov. 29 5:30p - 9PM at Custom House Museum ; Micheal Geida. "A Royal Retrospective" Oct 16-29 with Reception Oct.16

Current Exhibitions : The Navy in KW, Overseas to the Keys : Henry Flagler Overseas Railroad, Tennessee Williams-The Playwrite & Painter, Stanley Papio - Junkyard Rebel, Ghosts of East Martello, Speedway to Sunshine : Henry Flagler Overseas Railroad, Life of the Keepers, Depicting Hemingway : Guy Harvey Sketches "The Old Man & The Sea"

(Edited for Space Constraints) Key West Art & Historical Society. Distinguished Speaker Series: The History of Sex with Dr. Pamela Connolly. Wednesday, October 25, 2017. 5:30PM - 7:00PM. Contact:  Adele Williams, 305.295.6616 x 115. Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street. .
History of Sex presented by Key West Art & Historical Society's Distinguished Speaker Series at the Tropic Cinema .
Key West's week of exuberant and sensual Fantasy Fest parties and parades create the foundation for Key West Art & Historical Society's adult-only Distinguished Speaker Series presentation on the History of Sex- an illuminating journey through centuries of human eroticism on Wednesday, October 25 from 5:30PM - 7:00PM, offered by psychologist, sexologist and sex therapist Dr.  Pamela  Stephenson Connolly at the Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street.

(Edited for Space Constraints) Key West Art & Historical Society presents their 2nd annual "A Royal Retrospective" exhibit, October 16-29 (Reception Oct 16 6-8P) in the first floor lobby of the Custom House Museum. It is a look back at decades of Key West Fantasy Fest revelry, royalty and altruism via memorabilia, keepsakes, photographs, and posters, co-curated by Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit curator Dennis Beaver and Society curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D.  Hit This Link for More Info. KWAHS.ORG/royal-retrospective


Part 3 : A few more Paintings from W.B. Thompson

Thanks W.B. and Nance




Info. & Photos from Alyson Crean
Key West Transit is beginning this morning with a modified route on the Lower Keys Shuttle to enable riders to access the Disaster Recovery Center on Big Pine Key. The shuttle will continue to run on its regular schedule, with a modified route onto Key Deer Blvd. The shuttle continues to be free for everyone.  Go to for shuttle times.

Mayor Craig Cates, Commissioner Richard Payne and Police Chief Donie Lee joined in commending 18-year old Jerika Rudolph for her recent heroic efforts to help victims escape a car that had crashed into the nearshore water.
On August 24 th , Rudolph was driving on South Roosevelt Blvd when she saw a silver SUV veer toward her. She saw the vehicle continue past her lane, jump up on the sidewalk and fly over the seawall. The vehicle crashed upright in the middle of a channel and began drifting with the strong current. Rudolph jumped out of her vehicle and heard a woman shout out for help. She told people nearby to call 911, then immediately plunged into the water to rescue the occupants of the vehicle.
There were three people in the SUV: a man, a woman and an eight-year old child. They struggling to escape by trying to break out the windshield. Despite the current and the fear on the part of the victims, Rudolph was able to pull the woman and the child out of the vehicle and help them safely to dry land. By then, police officers were on scene and helped the man to safety as well.
"Jerika's fast, selfless response helped divert a terrible tragedy," Chief Lee wrote in the commendation. "She risked her own safety to ensure that a child and her mother were out of harm's way. With this decisive action, Jerika sets a standard that all citizens can aspire to."  Commissioner Payne praised Rudolph's courageous act, and noted that, during the rescue, she had lost one of her sandals. So, in addition to the City and Police Commendations, Commissioner Payne awarded Rudolph with a gift certificate to Kino Sandals, to replace her lost shoe.


 5210 College Rd. 305-296-1504

Susan Lee from Marathon sends regards and tells us : The first meeting of the Marathon Garden Club will take place on Friday, October 20
th at 12:30pm at the garden club, 5270 Overseas Highway, MM50, Bayside. The program,
Coastal Plants and Landscaping, will be presented by Franco D'Ascanio, President of D'Asign Source. Franco will share his extensive experience with "growing plants that not only survive but thrive in sometimes harsh and hostile coastal environments" such as the Keys.  His PowerPoint presentation will include a variety of Florida natives, as well as a selection of coastal-tolerant rare and exotic palms, cycads and other tropical plants.  Franco will be accompanied by Linda Fatora, a Landscape Designer at D'Asign Source.  Guests are always welcome. Call 305-743-4971 for more information or visit

Shelby Isaacson Public Relations Mgr. "We just found out this morning that 90% of the coral that endured Irma at IC2R3 survived!"
Read More in one of their Latest E-Newsletters ; Click MOTE33

Click MOTE1 for an Important E-mail from MOTE on the Condition of the Keys Facility



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


WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 305-985-0437 512 Eaton St.  March 17, 2018. Please go to their for the Complete Updated Schedule. A printed schedule is at the end of this Issue shortly.
 Please def. check their website for the latest UPDATED schedule.
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes will be Re-Scheduled.



Monroe County Animal Farm in Key West 5501 College Rd. 305-293-7300 . Open the 2nd and 4th Sundays 1-3pm; Under the Brilliant Direction of Officer/Farmer Jeanne Selander. 

Updated Key West Theater Schedule; Once again ; please go to 
WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM for up to the Hour Updates. 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433
Key West Theater Recently Announced:
11.13 + 14  Citizen Cope
02.11.18 Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute
03.16.18 Jim Breuer (7pm + 10pm)
9.29 Morgan James - Cancelled, no reschedule date at this time
9.30 Sister Hazel - Cancelled, no reschedule date at this time
10.13  BoDeans rescheduled to March 9th, 2018.
SouthSide Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

newly added/changes in dates are bolded below
9/29 Morgan James
9/30 Sister Hazel
10/08 Mike Love
 Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes TBA
10/24 Toad the Wet Sprocket
10/30 Samantha Fish
11/8 Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra
11/13+14 Citizen Cope
11/15 The Australian Bee Gees
12/08 JJ Grey
1/08/18 The Zombies
1/26 + 27 Arlo Guthrie
2/1/18 Lorrie Morgan
2/11/18 Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute
2/15/18 Jesse Colin Young Band
3/2/18 George Winston
3/3/18 Ana Popović
3/9/18 BoDeans: Stripped Down Beautiful Renditions of BoDeans Classics
3/10/18 Marc Broussard
3/13/18 Get The Led Out
3/16/18 Jim Breuer (7pm & 10pm)
3/17/18 Firefall
4/1/18 John Sebastian  

Thanks for reading The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends. If would like to insert material in the Magazine ; reach out to me at 954-448-4324 EK10@AOL.COM. Thanks to All the Contributing Editors & Organizations. Have a Great Week; Ed.