The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends 
Special 2018 Summer Edition Issue #1 June 21, 2018

 
Key West' Historic Seaport garners the Meritorious Achievement Award for Organizational Achievement during the 40th Annual Florida Trust 2018 Florida Preservation Conference. Please Read Feature in the Weekly City of KW / MCSO Sections.
"Prissy's Got Mangoes" by Deborah Moore Acrylic

"The Violin" by Tom Buckard  Photograph

The 2018 "Mango Madness" TSKW Members Exhibition. Will be hanging ALL  Summer. The Blast will show ALL 130 Works. 55 are in this Issue; and will probably show the other 75 in the 2nd Special Summer Edition Issue (Out probably the 2nd. Week of July). 



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


The Key West Business Guild will have on the Same Day : July 11 Their Business Mixer at Kate Miano's The Gardens Hotel and their Luncheon at The Marriott Beachside.
"Sunset on Baypoint" by Grant Haffner
The Market Art & Design Exhibition/ Show at The Bridgehampton Museum July 5-8.  The Roman Fine Art gallery in East Hampton  treats us to a few of their entries. Roman Fine Art is a Year Round Contributing Editor to our weekly "Hampton's Art & Culture" Section; and has Year Round Awesome Art.
 


2018 "Art Garden" at The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens


Both This Weekend : Details Below

The Annual Key Lime Festival June 30-July 4
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The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7880 Each Week.  This is the First Special Summer Edition Issue of about 6 Issues during the 2018 Summer Hiatus. In this Issue : TSKW's 2018 Member's "Mango Madness" Summer Exhibition & We have ALL 130 Works of Art, Our Weekly City of KW / MCSO Sections, On-Line Photographic Exhibition from William Rowell, "Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow, Our Weekly "Hampton's Art & Culture" Section Featuring Roman Fine Art & Their Entries into the Bridgehampton Museum's Market Art & Design Show July 5-8 (some Great Works from them in this Issue), WWW.MYSTERYFESTKEYWEST.COM  Kicks off this weekend 6/22-24, WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM  6/22 at TSKW, Theatre XP & Bob Bowersox's and Red Barn Theatre's Complete Summer Schedule Inc. Bob's New Play "Under The Hunter's Moon" July 5-22 (Special Preview Show 7/3), Last "Life Drawing Workshop" of 2017 / 2018 Season from AnnaMarie Giordano at Ft. East Martello Tues. June 26,
KWAHS (Key West Art & Historical Society) Presents their next Large Exhibition "Powering Paradise : 75th. Anniversary of Keys Energy 7/27-11/26",
A Sneak Preview of the Art & Photographic Features in the 2nd. Special Summer Edition Issue (Probably out 2nd. Week of July), A look back at some of the Art / Photo Features from May 28 Last Issue of 2017 / 2018 Season, WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM
WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM , Zazoo Photo / Art Gallery and Snoopy,
TSKW "One Night Stand" 6/30, MCSO Next Animal Farm Open Sun. 6/24 1-3p, (IWFFA) International Women's Flag Football, The Gardens Resort Last Jazz in the Gardens before Summer Hiatus June 24 Featuring Peter Diamond & Friends + Complete Cabaret Schedule, Key West Theater's Summer Dance Workshop 7/17-20 & 7/23-27, WWW.LUCILLEKHORNAK.COM Photography & Art Studios,
Womankind Spearfishing Tournament 6/22-24, KWAHS Key Lime Festival Kick Off 6/30 with Key Lime Drop from the KW Lighthouse, June's Marathon Library Lecture Series Featuring MOTE's Cory Walter 6/23, Every Tuesday Aqua Idol to Benefit FKSPCA, Two Encore Features : Anne McKee Artists Fund 2018 Grant Winners + Key West Gallery, Florida Keys Council of the Arts will Hold Over ALL Summer their Two Large Exhibition "Color of Spring" & "Tamiami Trail : In the Beginning", WWW.EQFL.ORG ,
KWT : Two of the Comedian Appearances Paula Poundstone 12/7 & Louie Anderson 9/30 + John Waters 12/15 and the Complete KWT Schedule, 
KW Wildlife Ctr., Marc House Giant Raffle, Key Lime Festival 6/30-7/4, WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM Extensive Calendar of Events, 
Last Stand : Protecting The Keys, Past Issue Links, Aids Help CC, Florida Health Monroe Co., Q Magazine, Lucky Street Gallery, WWW.VFWPOST3911.ORG Still needs Post Hurricane Help, MOTE & Reef Relief, Coast Products.

Thanks to All our Associate Contributing Editors for All the Great Year Round Materials. Thanks to the Readers and your Comments.  Have an Outstanding Summer. As we have done the Last Five Years : I take a Summer Hiatus and Enjoy doing 6 Special Edition Summer Issues (This  Issue is the First One). These Issues Contain Very Little to No Pre-Event Promotional Information (Although this Issue Certainly has enough Great Material that was sent to us). The Summer Issues usually Contain Mostly Art and Photographic Exhibitions Along with Nature / Wildlife / Eco / Conservation Materials (Which This Issue Has). Please Call me at 954-448-4324 or Write EK10@AOL.COM ; Love to hear from you over the Summer; especially with thoughts on Enhancing the 2018 / 2019 Season. I did purchase a Nikon D3300, will read the 300 Page Manuel and practice over the Summer. Ed

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


The Annual Summer Art Exhibition from the TSKW Local Members. The 2018 Show will be hanging for a few months and has more than 130 Works.  This First Special Summer Edition Issue will have about 60 Works of Art.  The 2nd Special Summer Edition Issue will have the other 70 Pieces.

All My Old Loves by Jonathan Hoenscheidt  Mixed Media, Metal, Glass, Porcelain, Wire Coral

Working Porch by Elizabeth Devries Mixed Media

Atmospheric Conditions SummerLand Key May 2018 
Archived Digital Photo

Untitled by Maja Fialova Acrylic & Gold Leaf Resin on Canvas
Blue Turtle by Jessica Slemmons  Metal

Eternal by Carol Christine Oil / Cold Wax on Wood Panel

Tripdych by Lisa Goesling  Black Scratches with Cob Red Inks
Here is an additional Link from TSKW
Click this TSKW Event Page https://tskw.org/mango-madness-members-show/
More Mango Madness Up Shortly
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My Good Friend William Rowell and Wilson Recently Moved to California.  I miss hanging with them and talking about Photography and Key West. Here are 10 Photos from William.

Summer Blast 1 Demolition Key

Sunrise : Everglades National Park

War Memorial Key West

Sunrise : Smathers Beach
More from William Rowell Up Shortly
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Theatre XP & Bob Bowersox's Key West Summer Stage and Red Barn Theatre Summer Schedule ; along with Bob's Latest Play : "Under The Hunter's Moon" July 5-22 (With Special $10 Preview Presentation Tickets on July 3 ; while they last) UP NEXT BUT FIRST A TREAT FROM THE HAMPTONS LI AND ROMAN FINE ART
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Damien from ROMAN FINE ART Gallery in East Hampton is a Regular Associate Contributor Editor to our Weekly "Hampton's Art & Culture Section".  He just sent me some Excellent Material on an Annual Art Show in The Hamptons (Market Art + Design) 7/5-8. 

"Bay Breeze Love" by Stephen Wilson  Mixed Media 18.25X18.25

Sunset on Baypoint" by Grant Haffner  24X24

"Wynwood Miami" by Grant Haffner 24X24

"Palm Springs III" by Dean West 50X64
3 ADDITIONAL WORKS OF ART IN "THE HAMPTON'S ART & CULTURE" Section toward the end of this Issue; great stuff.
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The Usual Great Summer Entertainment from  Bob Bowersox , Theatre XP, & Red Barn Theatre, Fringe Theater
305-296-9911
WWW.THEATREXP.ORG 302-540-6102

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June 26 - 30
"The Gin Game"
Tuesday through Saturday 7 pm  At the Woman's Club  319 Duval Street
Produced by Fringe Theater

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A Brand New Play by Bob Bowersox
July 5-22
"Under the Hunter's Moon"
THIS PLAY SOUNDS GREAT ; THIS EDITOR CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT
Tuesdays through Sundays 8 pm  at the Red Barn Theatre  319 Duval (rear)
A Big Hollywood Star Begins to Question His Life After Running into his First Long Lost Love. Starring David Black, Melody G. Moore, Paula Cabot, Mathias Maloff, Tammy Shanley, Arthur Crocker, & Bob Bowersox.  Directed by Patrick New from the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago.
This Just in ; A Sneak  Preview Presentation on Tues. July 3 for Just $10 call 305-296-9911 or click above link
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July 9
"Sideways"
ONE NIGHT ONLY 7 pm  at the Red Barn Theatre  319 Duval (rear)
FREE!!  No Reservations Required.  Produced by TheatreXP and The Red Barn

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July 16
"Twice Told Tales"
ONE NIGHT ONLY! 8 pm  at the Studios of Key West
533 Eaton Street.   Produced by TheatreXP and TSKW
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July 27-28
"Fresh Ink Shorts"
Friday and Saturday 8 pm  at the Back Room Theater of the Key West Theater
512 Eaton Street  Produced by TheatreXP and the KWT
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We Continue with Mango Madness



Mango Fish are Running Today by Sonia Robinson Acrylic on Cradled Board

Paradise by Sandy Sun  Clay, Glass, & UnderGlazes

Atlantis by Yolanda Maloney  Acrylic

The Storm Swanned In by Deanna Krugger  Acrylic Monotype on Recycled Medical Diagnostic Film X-Ray / MRI Film & Staples

TSKW Resident Artist Deanna Krueger ; last few days before returning to Home Base Chicago...Will be thinking about you when you are having a Warm Spell of 20 degrees in December.

Vessel Series "Anticipation" by TSKW's Lauren P McAloon  Stoneware, Brass, Copper, Gold Leaf, Epoxy

Rocks at Fort Zachery Taylor State Park by Sarah Carleton  Photography
More from Mango Madness and More Photos from William Rowell Up Shortly
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Click LINK1 for a really interesting /Extensive E-Mail from TSKW covering ALL their Summer Events :
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Here is the Link to the May 28 Final Issue of the 2017 / 2018 Season.  Here are a few of the Photographic & Art Features for a second look or in case you did not read May 28

Oceans Movie Photography from Zazoo Art / Photo Gallery

On Line Art Exhibition from Abigail White ; She hangs at Guild Hall and The Key West Art Center.

Paul Carmichael On-Line Photographic Exhibition. Paul can be Found at Frangipani Gallery

2018 Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony
Photo by Alyson Crean
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Info@HometownKeyWest.com

Meet the Candidates
Fri June 22, 5-7:30pm

Free admission, light appetizers & cash bar. All citizens are invited  - bring a friend! Candidates will be sharing their platforms, solutions and opponent contrast in this open forum.
Carol Schreck tells us :  
The official ballot of the 2018 elections will be set at noon on Friday, June 22, 2018, by the Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Office.  At 5 pm that evening, Hometown! will host its "Meet the Candidates" event at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St., Key West.  The event is free and open to the public. 
 
All qualified candidates will have the opportunity to take the microphone to speak directly to voters on the issues most important to their political races. Voters will also have the opportunity to personally meet the candidates one-on-one before and after the presentations.
 
2018 Primary races include:  US Representative, State Representative, County Commission District 2, School Board District 4, KEYS Energy Seat D, Key West Mayor, City Commission District 4 and City Commission District 5.
 
The event will be available via live-stream on Hometown's website ( www.hometownkeywest.com ) and recorded for future viewing on YouTube.  Members of the press will be attending.
 
There will be a cash bar and light appetizers.  Hometown reminds all citizens that Informed Voters Promote Good Government! 
The official ballot of the 2018 elections will be set at noon on Friday, June 22, 2018, by the Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Office.  At 5 pm that evening, Hometown! will host its "Meet the Candidates" event at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St., Key West.  The event is free and open to the public. 
 
All qualified candidates will have the opportunity to take the microphone to speak directly to voters on the issues most important to their political races. Voters will also have the opportunity to personally meet the candidates one-on-one before and after the presentations.
 
2018 Primary races include:  US Representative, State Representative, County Commission District 2, School Board District 4, KEYS Energy Seat D, Key West Mayor, City Commission District 4 and City Commission District 5.
 
The event will be available via live-stream on Hometown's website ( www.hometownkeywest.com ) and recorded for future viewing on YouTube.  Members of the press will be attending.
 
There will be a cash bar and light appetizers.  Hometown reminds all citizens that Informed Voters Promote Good Government! 

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We now continue with William Rowell Photography

White Street / Aides Pier

Shrimpers

Sunrise Key West

SouthernMost Sunset

Wilson the Explorer
Mango Madness Up Shortly
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One of the Art & Photographic Features we'll have in the 2nd Special Edition Summer Issue will be the recent Cuban Fine Art Exhibition at The Artists of The Amory.  Artist Alaen Ledesma has been working with us to provide Information throughOut the Exhibition as well as getting us additional info for the Post Exhibition Feature in the 2nd Special Edition Summer Issue ; out 2nd week of July which will contain 20 Works of Art

Key West Florida 
"Crafting Hands" Passion, Light and Color ".With the collaboration of Zaida del Rio, Alicia Leal, Carlos Guzman, Alexis Miguel Pantoja, Alicia de la Campa, Li Dominguez Fong, Cristhian Gonzalez Tellez, Sinecio Cuetara.
"Crafting Hands"is the name of this wonderful show! Featuring 8 of the best Cuban Artist contemporary in the island. All of them are backed up with exceptional curriculums and several personal and collective exhibitions in the most important museums and galleries around the world.

Our premise with this exposition is to show and promote the Cuban Art, that the people can know so much better about our culture. And as Cuban living in Key West we think is our duty to defend and keep the special relationship between this two people that until now last for over 150 year.  HERE ARE 2 PIECES TO TEASE YOU ; WITH 20 MORE IN THE NEXT ISSUE

"WHAT BROUGHT US TO THE SEA" BY CARLOS GUZMAN  Acrylic on Canvas 24 X 17.5

"BREAK WAVES" BY ALEXIS MIQUEL PANTOJA  Oil on Canvas 36.5 X 43
Once again 20 awesome works of Art from this Exhibition will be in the 2nd. Special Summer Edition Issue Published around the 2nd Week of July.

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


The larger-than-life paintings of  Tom   Everhart  straddle the line between the comfortably familiar and a new way of seeing. As the only artist licensed to use the Peanuts™ characters in his art,  Everhart  utilizes the instantly recognizable images of Snoopy to communicate a new sensibility - one that is at once accessible and exotic. " I want my work to be very inviting, " he explains. " I want people to see the attraction in it, and be lured in . "
 

Original Acrylic and Varnish on paper measures 22" x 30" raw 
and approx. 26 7/8" x 34 1/8" framed.
Hand signed by Tom Everhart.
Gallery price  only $9500 framed  including 
shipping/insurance  within the Continental US.
If you are interested in adding " Psycho Cyclone " to your collection, please call me at 305.294.8925 or email me at James@zazooartgallery.com

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International Women's Flag Football Association
305-293-9315 IWFFA@IWFFA.COM 

Click Below for Spring /Summer 2018 issue









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Some more Photographic / Art On-Line Exhibitions that were in the Finale Issue of the 2017 / 2018 Season. 
May 28, 2018 Link https://conta.cc/2xucs4W

Nicolas Bergery
Gabriella Fiabane Hanging at GingerBread Square Gallery
"Summer Solstice"

"Season of Love : Songs for World Peace and Love". With the Help of Skipper Kripitz and Joe Dallas Jr..  This was a Wonderful Concert put on by the Students of the Key West Schools at San Carlos Institute to help Fund Samuels House. WWW.SAMUELSHOUSE.ORG

Karen Beauprie hanging at Frangipani Gallery
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Photos of the Week from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow Up Next but first More Mango Madness

Mad Mango Fish by Jane Dawkins  Ceramic Tile

Breezy Day by Joanne Sloane

Love My Life by Theo Glorie

Ardea Herodian by Mark Hedden  Archival Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag

Palm Tree in a Blow by Tim Marshall Curtis  Used Paint Brushes 
More Mango Madness Up Shortly
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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow

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(Top Left) Anniversary Husbands Kevin Theriault and Dorian Patton celebrate the opening of Key West Pride 2018. Photo by Pete Arnow.
 
(Top Right) Popular Neighborhood Watering Hole Bobby's Monkey Bar had a colorful entry in this year's Pride Parade. Photo by Pete Arnow.
 
(Bottom Left) The Bourbon Street Pub always has a colorful entry in the Pride Parade. Photo by Pete Arnow.
 
(Bottom Right) The Island House always has the granddaddy of floats in the Pride Parade and features guests staying at the resort as part of the action. Photo by Pete Arnow.





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(Top Left) Servers at the Island House get ready for the large Pride Kickoff Mixer.  This is the only time all year that women are allowed in the all world renowned male resort. Photo by Pete Arnow
 
(Top Right) Kathleen Donavan and Beth Moyes celebrate together at the Pride Kickoff Mixer at the Island House. Photo by Pete Arnow.
 
(Bottom Left) Its great to be a tall walker in the Pride Parade  with special shoes and umbrella. Photo by Pete Arnow.
 
(Bottom Right) Patrick Gallineaux, left,  the colorful National Stoli LGBT Marketing Manager in Key West for the Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic contest. Photo by Pete Arnow.




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Two More Photographic Exhibition Features we'll have in the 2nd Special Edition Summer Issue (Projected Publish Date 2nd Week in July) Will be an On-line Photographic Exhibition from Paul Blatt (Featuring the Local Musicians in Key West)
and a Photographic Exhibition from Ed from the 2nd to last 2017 / 2018 Jazz in the Gardens Featuring Raven Cooper, Megan Constantine, Tim McAlpine & Skipper Kripitz. Their Last Jazz Concert will be June 24 and Features Peter Diamond & Friends
Up Shortly 4 Additional Art / Photographic Features that Appeared in the May 28 Issue and the Link to see them.
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 855-378-6386  (855-3-SUNFUN)
CLICK THE BLUE LINKS BELOW FOR BRIEF VIDEOS
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Direct Booking from Sunset Watersports Key West on All Above Plus so Many Additional Packages Hit BOOKING INFO .  
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Now More from The Gardens Resort

WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661
Every Sunday Sunday, 5:30- 8, Jazz in the Gardens
Cabaret
Wednesday, June 20, James King, III, 5:30-7pm
Thursday, June 21, Jimmy Olson, 5-7pm
Friday, June 22, Michael Robinson, 5-7pm
Saturday, June 23, Megan Constantine, 5-7pm
Jazz In The Gardens
Sunday, June 24 , Peter Diamond & Friends
closes our Jazz In The Gardens season!5:30-8pm
 
 
Cabaret
Wednesday, June 27, James King, III, 5:30-7pm
Thursday, June 28, Jimmy Olson, 5-7pm
Friday, June 29, Michael Robinson, 5-7pm
Saturday, June 30, Megan Constantine, 5-7pm
Sunday, July 1 Megan Constantine, 5-7pm

Jazz In The Gardens :  Sunday, June 24, Peter Diamond & Friends. C loses our Jazz In The Gardens season! 5:30-8pm
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Munisa Komilova  Gold Inlade Acrylic on Canvas

Nobody But Me by Steve Linden  Inkjet on Canvas

Dan Likes Mangoes by Shelly Bregman  Stained Glass

Glitterati by Rosanne Potter  Acrylic & Glitter on Canvas

L'Homme Nu Avec Mangues by Dr. Robert M. Olson  Acrylic 
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Summer Dance Workshop at Key West Theater 
 
The Key West Theater will be holding an exciting new summer dance workshop from July 17th-27th for students ages 11 to 18 called "Theatrical Dance." In the workshop, taught by local performer and teacher Heather-May Potter, students will learn how to perform short movement phrases in dance as it applies to musical theater. They will also rehearse group and solo numbers that can be used for performance in revue or variety show productions.
 
Theatrical Dance teacher Heather-May Potter attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts as an undergraduate dance major and has a Master's Degree in Education from Bank Street College in New York City. Heather has performed in Key West on the stages of The Waterfront Playhouse, The Red Barn Theatre, Tennessee Williams Theater, The Studios of Key West, among others.
She originally came to Key West in 2009 from New York City where she danced with the Stanley Love Performance Group and other New York Cty choreographers at venues including Dixon Place, Judson Church, The Tunnel, The Kitchen, and Location One. 
 
Theatrical Dance classes will be held weekdays from 1pm-2:30pm beginning July 17th through July 27th at the Key West Theater and are open to students from age 11 to 18. For more information about the Theatrical Dance summer dance workshop, including how to enroll, please visit thekeywesttheater.com or contact Artistic Director Juliet Gray at juliet@thekeywesttheater.com or 305-985-0433 Tuition is $70 for four days, $90 for five days and $150 for nine days. The Key West Theater is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization located at 512 Eaton Street in Old Town. 
K E L L Y  N O R M A N  
m a r k e t i n g   d i r e c t o r 
r a m s  h e a d  r e p r e s e n t a t i v e .


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Voodoo Zombie Pirates Book by Cliff Murray

Sweet Stuff by Jane Grannis  Porcelain

Waves by Adele Gerbracht  Cement, Latex Paint, & Jute

Manifest #3 by Joyce Carpenter  Acrylic

Liquid Grace by Arlene Brush Acrylic on Canvas
More Mango Madness Up Shortly
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Here is the Link to the May 28  2017 / 2018 Season Finale Issue; and 5 additional On-Line  Photographic / Art Exhibitions

Lucy Paige : A Few places she Hangs : The Key West Art Center and Stone Soup Gallery

Debra Moore : A few places she hangs : Stone Soup Gallery and Frangipani Gallery

Fran Decker from Frangipani Gallery



Eric Haley Hanging at In-Touch

Pam Folsom Hanging at GingerBread Square Gallery

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281 Front St. 305-295-6616

EVENT
"Powering Paradise: 75th Anniversary of Keys Energy" Exhibit
Friday, July 27- Monday, November 26
Custom House Museum
Contact: Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305.295.6616 x 112
 
  Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates Lower Keys electricity and its history with new exhibit
 
The Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates 75 years of electric power in the Lower Florida Keys with 
"Powering Paradise: 75th Anniversary of Keys Energy,
"  a new exhibitthat opens Friday, July 27, with a special reception held from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street.
 
Headquartered in Key West, Florida, Keys Energy Service (KEYS) provides electricity from Key West to the Seven Mile Bridge and serves more than 28,000 customers. The exhibition explores the history and continuing operations of this nationally-recognized Public Power Provider utility for the Lower Florida Keys, from its initial Key West-only services in 1943 to its 1987 transmission line connection with the mainland power grid.  
 
Powering Paradise: 75th Anniversary of Keys Energy" runs through November 26 and is sponsored in part by Keys Energy Services.  For more information, call Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., 305-295-6616X12  or visit  kwahs.org
Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island. 
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WWW.WOMANKINDKEYWEST.COM 305-294-4004
Get ready to get salty! The only Florida Keys spearfishing tournament is just around the summer bend with the 7th Annual That's What She Shot Spearfishing (TWSS) Tournament, June 22-24. The event invites women, men, and juniors to participate and non-fishing friends to party along dockside to help raise funds for Womankind, a Key West nonprofit medical center that provides the community with affordable primary care and high-quality family planning, with special subsidized support programs for those that need it.  

TWSS kicks off on Friday, June 22 at 7pm, with a mandatory captain's meeting at the new weigh-in station at 6840 Front Street, Stock Island (the dock property between the old Fishbusterz and Hogfish Bar & Grille). The Sunday 2-5pm weigh-in welcomes the public to party right along with participants, with all proceeds to benefit Womankind. Live music, drinks by Florida Keys Brewery, food trucks, and a variety of vendors will be featured, as will a focus on sustainability and our environmental impact-BYO glass/mug/cup and skip single-use plastic for the day.

Hope Summer is treating you well; Have used EVERY e-mail that you sent in the past 2 days in the First Special Edition Summer Issue going out in about a week; Thanks for the Great Materials; Ed

Registration forms can be found at Thatswhatsheshot.com; the $75 registration fee can be paid prior to the captain's meeting on June 22.  There will be a $10 discount for students and military. Sponsored in part by Saltwater Angler, Fishbusterz, KAP Spearguns, Hatch Spearguns, Divers Direct, Koah, Neritic, FSF, Red Tide Spearfishing, Hypoxia, Seadek, Benthic, Salt Life, Florida Keys Brewery, the Womankind board of directors, and Keys Weekly.

For event or registration information,  contact  thatswhatsheshot@gmail.com . To learn more about Womankind, contact 305-294-4004  or visit  WomankindKeyWest.com. Womankind is located at 1511 Truman Avenue, across the street from Bayview Park, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.
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The Blue Paper Up Next but First More of Mango Madness 

First Day of Mango Season by Caroline Stover-Sickmen  Photo on Wood

Ocean Jelly Fish by Paula Cooper  Kiln-Fired Glass

Chuig Inner Lights by Michele D. Bruns  Acrylic

A Better Door Opens by Diane Glorie  

With Heart in Hand by M.K. Clapp  Acrylic
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Note ; There are additional Updates (Features) from their Editors Naja & Arnaud last week . So when you go to their site ; you will see Additional Feature Stories.







Just a few of the recent Features : Child saved from the Bottom of a Hotel Pool, Man Steals Safe with Guns and Cash and Flees Police with Missing Girl, Car & Trailer Engulfed in Flames at Campground, MSCO's Emil LaVache Honored, Family of 6 Rescued from Sinking Boat, Monroe Co. Gets $49M Grant to Remove Debris from Canals, Undercover Operation Leads to 4 Arrests in Cocaine Sales, Hundreds of Lobsters, Illegal Shark Fins Found on Fishing Vessel, Fired KW Citizen Controller Arrested for Robbing Bank in Michigan.

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Info@Mysteryfestkeywest.com
 Mystery Fest Key West is June 22-24. Sherill Rhoades & Carol Tedesco send regards and Will be Updating The Keys Blast Readers about Mystery Fest Key West in the Next Few Issues. The May 6th. Issue will have a big announcement on A Guest Star.
New York Times Bestselling Author Ace Atkins to Headline Mystery Fest Key West 2018 in June - Registration is now open
 
Ace Atkins, the multi-award winning, "New York Times" bestselling author of twenty-one novels is to headline  a smash hit-list of mystery writers and true-crime experts at the 5th annual Mystery Fest Key West, set for June 22-24 in Key West, Florida.   
 
Ranked among the topflight of mystery writers, in addition to several acclaimed stand-alone novels, Atkins has produced two highly successful series of his own conception-The Nick Travers series and the Quinn Colson series. In 2010, already firmly established as an A-list author, Atkins came to the aid of bereft Robert B. Parker "Spenser" fans when he was tapped by the late author's estate to continue the iconic private eye series - no small compliment, as Parker's character had spawned a passionate cult following sure to skewer a writer lacking the dexterity to accurately characterize the private investigator's street-smart yet cultivated persona.   
Writing in flavors that range from Southern grit to Boston hard-boiled, and time-frames from historic to contemporary, Atkins, a former crime reporter for "The Tampa Tribune" has been nominated for every major award in crime
fiction along with a Pulitzer Prize nomination for investigative journalism.
 
"I can't think of a more fitting or beautiful spot to talk writing, editing, and publishing books over a few cocktails," said Atkins. "From To Have and Have Not" to "92 in the Shade" and John D. MacDonald to James W. Hall, Key West is the perfect place to contemplate the enduring fascination of crime fiction."
 
Joining Atkins at the popular celebration of sleuthing are Special Guest of Honor, the multi-award winning editor and publisher Otto Penzler - proprietor of "The Mysterious Book Shop" in New York City, and Special Guest Presenter, "New York Times" and "USA Today" bestselling author Heather Graham, along with " New York Times" b 
estselling author Lisa Black, bestselling and award-winning author Nancy J. Cohen; "New York Times" bestselling author Diane A.S. Stuckart; "New York Times" bestselling co-  
author 
 
Charles Todd , and many others. EDITED DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS ; PLEASE GO TO WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL INFO.
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Tempus Fugit Suite Vol V by Kreg D. Kelley  Acrylic , Ink, Antique Clocks, Keys , Sheet Music from Late 1800s, Real Butterflies, Resin Glass on Canvas

Masque by John Martini  Bronz A/P

The Only Way to Eat a Mango is Naked in the Bathtub by Janis Jo Stevens

Purse or Jewelry Box by Gary Whitehead  Fused Glass and Wood

The Missing Numbers by Alberto De Andrea  Mixed Media
More Mango Madness Up Next
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 Key Lime Festival Kicks Off at Key West Lighthouse with Gravity-Defying Key Lime Pie Drop
 
Key West Art & Historical Society helps catapult America's favorite citrus celebration - the Key Lime Festival - into the limelight on Saturday, June 30 from 11:00am-2:00pm with the second annual Key Lime Pie Drop contest and party at the Key West Lighthouse,  located at 938 Whitehead Street. Those with a taste for engineering adventures are invited to enter for a chance at fame, fortune, a trophy, and a crisp $100 cash prize. Food vendors, a full bar provided by Tiki House Key West, hot tunes by Soundwaves' DJ Top Jimmy, SnoCones, a kids' zone with face painting and giant waterslide, and loads of limey fun for all ages round out the kick-off competition event!
 
Key Lime Festival producers David Sloan and Marky Pierson have once again partnered with Key West Art & Historical Society to offer the free Pie Drop from the iconic 73-foot lighthouse.  
 
"Key West Art & Historical Society is a part of the fabric and history of Key West," says Pierson. "We love partnering with them and their continued enthusiasm for all things Key West."
To secure your free entry and pie for the contest, register at  keylimefestival.com . Drop a pie or just enjoy the spectacle from the ground in your favorite key lime costume, The Key Lime Kick-Off Party & Key Lime Pie Drop is a perfect day of food, fun and friends, and an event you don't want to miss. 
Sponsored by Key West Key Lime Pie Co Southernmost Beach Café, Keys Auto Center, Tiki House Key West, Key West First Legal Rum Distillery, The Southernmost Scavenger Hunt, Charlie Mac's, Eden House, Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pie, and Amsterdam's Curry Mansion Inn.  Visit Keylimefest.com for rules and a full schedule of other events slotted for this year's fest, or call Society Events Coordinator Dani Holliday at  305-295-6616 X114 .   Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island. 

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Make America Toxic Again by Karen Luknis  Assemblage

By My Left Side by Pamela McLeod

Political Madness by Diane Heller Mixed Media

Dance in Place by Jackie Sanchez  Welded Steel
More Mangoes Up Shortly
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 305-745-2729 24244 OverSeas Hwy. Summerland Key 



Saturday, June 23 at 3 p.m.:
The June lecture for the Marathon Library Lecture Series will feature Cory Walter, Staff Biologist and Coordinator of the BleachWatch program at Mote's Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration (IC2R3). Walter will train divers and snorkelers interested in volunteering for the Florida Keys BleachWatch program. This program provides early warnings of potential coral bleaching events in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary during the warm summer months.

No RSVP is required. The training will start promptly at 3 p.m. The Marathon Branch of the Monroe County Library is located at 3251 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050.  Feel free to contact me with any questions.  Thank you,  Allison Delashmit
-- Allison Delashmit Florida Keys Community Relations Manager Mote Marine Laboratory 941-504-6057 office 305-509-9141 cell allisond@mote.org

Click   
RED LINK1  for 250 Photos from the April 14th. 8th. Annual OceanFest.

   
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Mangoes by Matt Pupic  Acrylic

Brewster Under Glass by Lynn-Marie Smith Photograph

Green Meanie by Cindy Wynn (Courtesy of Gallery on Greene)

Emergence by Emma J. Starr  Original Polaroid  Emulsion Lift on Arches Huile
More Mango Madness continues with about 60 More Works in the 2nd Special Edition Summer Issue (Probably Out 2nd Week of July)
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2018 Art Garden
 
WWW.KEYWEST.GARDEN 5210 College Rd. 305-296-1504







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



For more information about the Anne McKee Artist's Fund, its annual auction and artist grants, visit www.mckeefund.org. 305-296-6059
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THE CURRENT EXHIBITION WILL  BE UP ALL SUMMER
Florida Keys Council of the Arts  1100 Simonton St. 305-295-4369 




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

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

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


Pauline Goldsmith

The Two Combined Exhibitions have well over 100 Paintings

For more information call the Florida Keys Council of the Arts at  305-295-4369  or visit www.keysarts.com
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Allison Rich,  Sr. Library Assistant,  Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street,  Key West, FL  33040,  305-292-3595

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

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



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 5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857

AQUAL IDOL Every Tuesday in Support of the FKSPCA

Hit LINK7 for Survey & Possible Donation
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The Key West Wildlife Center 1801 White St. 
305-292-1008 (also their Wildlife Rescue #)
KeyWestWildlifeCenter@Hotmail.com 



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WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241
Info@Keywestartcenter.com 

Art Center in Pink by Susan O'Neill  Acrylic

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WWW.MARCHOUSE.ORG 
 305-294-9526


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

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

"Dip" by Seth Smith
Michel Delgado



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 5525 College Rd. 
Animal Farm Open the 2nd and 4th of Every Month.
Next Open is Sunday June 24 1-3pm
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WWW.TWKW.ORG 513 Truman Ave, 305-842-1666 
Dennis Beaver Curator KWAHS@KWAHS.ORG

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 The Artists of Guild Hall Gallery 
614 Duval St. 305-296-6076
Go to the April 16 Link for Part 1 : https://conta.cc/2H1SZcv
April 23 Part 2  https://conta.cc/2HnHO24 April 30 Part 3 
Pt 5 May 14  https://conta.cc/2Kmb5Ht and Pt 6 The May 21st. Issue  https://conta.cc/2LenpL9

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WWW.MOTE.ORG  305-745-2729 24244 OverSeas Hwy. Summerland Key 
Click 
RED LINK1  for 250 Photos from the April 14th. 8th. Annual OceanFest. 
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WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 305-292-9339 601 Duval St.

Adam Scott Rote's New Works "Good Vibrations" will be Featured in the 2nd Special Summer Edition Issue BUT WHY WAIT ; PLEASE GO TO THE GALLERY: hopefully there also will be Ample Rote Classics Hanging.
A few weekends ago Lisa Wilson and D. Arthur Headlined at the Gallery with many New Works Hanging.
 
Golden Eagle by D. Arthur 12X12" Stainless Steel Limited Edition on Canvas

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

Ancient Echos 26"32" by Lisa Wislon

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


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


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

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(Formerly Called FAVOR)
305-304-9625

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

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WWW.KWBGONLINE.ORG 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603. 
 Next Mixer is July 11 at Kate Miano's The Gardens Hotel 5:30p-8p Next Luncheon also July 11 at Marriott Beachside 38141 N. Roos. Blvd.



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WWW.SOUTHFLORIDASYMPHONY.COM 
 954-522-8445


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

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




Gracy@Internet.com 305-440-059
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WWW.KEYSLASTSTAND.ORG 305-296-3335


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

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Our Last 23 Issues ; These Links Below are Created by my Production, Database Management & Delivery System : Constant Contact.  By Clicking any of them; you will Instantly see the Issue ; they don't get stored on your computer; Just put Temporarily in Memory.
May 28 SEASON FINALE ISSUE FOR 2017 / 2018  https://conta.cc/2xucs4W
April 23  https://conta.cc/2HnHO24  
April 9 :   https://conta.cc/2JxurcI
                                   Feb 26 :  http://conta.cc/2sFoXIK p://conta.cc/2FUZlKM
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The nonprofit USCGC Ingham Museum at the Truman Annex Waterfront Park will be open for sunset each Wednesday at 5 p.m. with bingo onboard after dark. For information, call 305-292-5072 or email info@uscgcingham.com. 

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

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The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends uses WWW.CONSTANTCONTACT.COM for Production, Database Management, and Delivery. They are GREAT. Their Customer Support and On-Line Q&A are Second to None. 781-482-8911
Also Here is my Facebook Page :

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WWW.WESLEYHOUSE.ORG 305-809-5000  1304 Truman Ave.


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






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305-296-6196 1434 Kennedy Dr.

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 1100 Simonton St.#3

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WWW.KEYWESTGARDEN.COM 305-296-1505
5210 College Road 
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Johnny White & Caroline are always so nice in sharing their Photo Galleries with Us.  Hit their Gallery Link to see many Photo Galleries

ALSO CHECK OUT THEIR EXTENSIVE CALENDAR OF EVENTS SECTION

Thanks Johnny & Caroline for providing our readers with Great Year Round Photo Galleries to Enjoy; as well as Providing ALL of  the Keys with a Great Calendar of Events Everyday.  Have a Great Summer.


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

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


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

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Neil Chamberlain and Staff Send Greetings


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

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


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


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

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

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WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433
July 5th :Red-Birth Brass Band, July 16 (Re-Scheduled from 5/26) : Howie Mandel, July 17 : The Greatest Love of All The Whitney Houston Show, Sept 30 : Louie Anderson, Oct. 14 :Who's Bad The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience, Nov. 7 : Ottmar Lieberft, Nov. 15 : Thunder From Down Under, Nov. 16 : Livingston Taylor, Nov. 28th. : Kingston Trio Legacy Tour, Dec 7th. : Paula Poundstone, Dec, 16th. A John Waters Christmas, 2/2/2019 : Beginnings A Tribute to the Music of Chicago.

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



July 17th. The Greatest Love of All : The Whitney Houston Show


John Waters December 16

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





For additional Info on their concerts & events ; Click Link here for their Latest E-Newsletter with Updated Info. Click TWT7
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Nov. 16 Livingston Taylor

Nov. 7 : Ottmar Liebert

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

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

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Last Class before her Summer Hiatus is June 26
 11am-2pm  $25 for 3 hours. All levels and mediums are welcome. Materials can be purchased in class if needed. Drive past the main entrance and keep right to large grass parking lot. Any ??? 609-884-3474


AnnaMarie Giordano's Life Drawing Workshops at Fort East Martello on Tuesdays 11a-2pm.  No Minimum Amount of Classes Needed.    Feel free to Call AG at 609-884-3474 and or Airbales@aol.com . Model Positions Available.





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


Arts & Culture




CUISINE


Diving and Fishing

ACCOMODATIONS

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

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 Click LINK1 For more details


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One Night Stand Sunday June 30 7PM & 9PM Click LINK4

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"Hampton's Art & Culture"

ROMAN FINE ART 66 PARK PLACE EAST HAMPTON 917-797-8931
They will have a large booth at the Market Art & Design Show at the BridgeHampton Museum July 5-8
Damien sent us a few works of Art that they will be showing both at the Show and their Gallery.  5 works were shown in this Issue at the Beginning; and here are 3 More 

Hibiscus by Reisha Perlmutter Oil on Canvas 48X48

"Up Pink Panther" by Tim Conlon  Mixed Media on Model Train 7X24X5

"Mermaid 01" by Michael Dweck  Gelatin Print 20X24

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Iris Ornig on Monday Nights Hosting Jazz at Kitano 8-11pm  66 Park Ave. at 38th. St. NYC.. Thanks Iris for Keeping your Key West and Southampton Fans Up to Date. Check her Facebook Page

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

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


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281 Front St. 305-295-6616


EVENT
"Powering Paradise: 75th Anniversary of Keys Energy" Exhibit
Friday, July 27- Monday, November 26
Custom House Museum
Contact: Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305.295.6616 x 112
 
  Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates Lower Keys electricity and its history with new exhibit
 
The Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates 75 years of electric power in the Lower Florida Keys with 
"Powering Paradise: 75th Anniversary of Keys Energy,
"  a new exhibitthat opens Friday, July 27, with a special reception held from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street.
 
Headquartered in Key West, Florida, Keys Energy Service (KEYS) provides electricity from Key West to the Seven Mile Bridge and serves more than 28,000 customers. The exhibition explores the history and continuing operations of this nationally-recognized Public Power Provider utility for the Lower Florida Keys, from its initial Key West-only services in 1943 to its 1987 transmission line connection with the mainland power grid.  
 
Powering Paradise: 75th Anniversary of Keys Energy" runs through November 26 and is sponsored in part by Keys Energy Services.  For more information, call Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., 305-295-6616X12 or visit  kwahs.org
Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island. 
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 Key Lime Festival Kicks Off at Key West Lighthouse with Gravity-Defying Key Lime Pie Drop
 
Key West Art & Historical Society helps catapult America's favorite citrus celebration - the Key Lime Festival - into the limelight on Saturday, June 30 from 11:00am-2:00pm with the second annual Key Lime Pie Drop contest and party at the Key West Lighthouse,  located at 938 Whitehead Street. Those with a taste for engineering adventures are invited to enter for a chance at fame, fortune, a trophy, and a crisp $100 cash prize. Food vendors, a full bar provided by Tiki House Key West, hot tunes by Soundwaves' DJ Top Jimmy, SnoCones, a kids' zone with face painting and giant waterslide, and loads of limey fun for all ages round out the kick-off competition event!
 
Key Lime Festival producers David Sloan and Marky Pierson have once again partnered with Key West Art & Historical Society to offer the free Pie Drop from the iconic 73-foot lighthouse.  
 
"Key West Art & Historical Society is a part of the fabric and history of Key West," says Pierson. "We love partnering with them and their continued enthusiasm for all things Key West."
To secure your free entry and pie for the contest, register at  keylimefestival.com . Drop a pie or just enjoy the spectacle from the ground in your favorite key lime costume, The Key Lime Kick-Off Party & Key Lime Pie Drop is a perfect day of food, fun and friends, and an event you don't want to miss. 
Sponsored by Key West Key Lime Pie Co Southernmost Beach Café, Keys Auto Center, Tiki House Key West, Key West First Legal Rum Distillery, The Southernmost Scavenger Hunt, Charlie Mac's, Eden House, Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pie, and Amsterdam's Curry Mansion Inn.  Visit Keylimefest.com for rules and a full schedule of other events slotted for this year's fest, or call Society Events Coordinator Dani Holliday at  305-295-6616 X114 .   Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island. 


  Stock Island's  Southernmost Pre-Columbian Archaeology Site is the subject of next Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series presentation
 
On Thursday, June 28, Key West Art & Historical Society's Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes historian Ryan Harke to the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street, where he will present research from his dissertation on the "Southernmost Pre-Columbian Site."  The 6:00pm presentation investigates the possibility of whether Stock Island was a seasonal fishing ground used by mainland natives or the site of a permanent year-round village.
 
"Knowing whether it was a year-round village provides a platform for other exciting research in the future," says Harke, a doctoral student and professor of archaeology and anthropology at the University of South Florida. "If it was year-round, how was that culture related to other native chiefdoms on the mainland, like the Tequesta in Miami or the Calusa in southwest Florida?" 


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

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

  Key West' Historic Seaport garners the Meritorious Achievement Award for Organizational Achievement during the 40th Annual Florida Trust 2018 Florida Preservation Conference.
The City of Key West'  Key West Historic Seaport was honored Friday evening in recognition of Meritorious Performance in the field of Organizational Achievement at the  2018 Florida Preservation Conference hosted by the  Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. The awards ceremony took place in Jacksonville, Florida at the  Jessie Ball duPont Center. The awards ceremony was followed by a gala reception that was attended by over 300 guests and some of Florida's most notable historians and preservationists.
The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation was founded in 1978 and is Florida's nonprofit dedicated to protecting the state's architectural, historical and archaeological heritage. With a strong focus on advocacy, education and stewardship, the Florida Trust serves as a steward for historic properties throughout Florida and has saved a number of unique and historic state treasures.
The Florida Preservation Awards recognizes individuals, organizations, businesses and agencies that have made a significant impact in preserving Florida's history. Award categories range from Infill Design and Green Buildings to Archaeology and Preservation Education/Media.
The award is in recognition of the significant achievement in the preservation of Florida's rich heritage. The  City of Key West and the duly appointed  Bight Management District Board oversees the preservation and protection of the history and character of the Key West Historic Seaport. The Historic Seaport has supported many industries vital to the economy and overall way of life in the Florida Keys and Key West for more than 200 years. From fishing to tourism, nearly 100 businesses and organizations rely on the Historic Seaport to support their families and livelihood today.
"It is truly an honor to have the Key West Historic Seaport recognized for all of the preservation efforts that have gone into not only protecting its heritage but its evolution over the years as well. Key West is proud of its record of preservation and will continue with more projects in the future," said Craig Cates, Mayor of Key West.
On behalf of the City of Key West and the Historic Seaport, the award was accepted by Mr. Dana Pollitt and Ms. Julie Ruffolo, members of the Historic Seaport team in charge of promoting, advertising and marketing the Seaport.  
"We are excited and honored to receive this Meritorious Achievement Award for Organizational Achievement on behalf of the City of Key West and the Historic Seaport," said Dana Pollitt, Partner with  ADEPT Public Relations. "The tremendous efforts of City staff led by Port Director Doug Bradshaw and Deputy Port Director Karen Olson along with the expert guidance of the Bight Management District Board has resulted in record fiscal performance of the Historic Seaport. It's wonderful to receive this historic preservation recognition from such a highly regarded organization like the Florida Trust.
The Historic Seaport has such a rich history and we applaud the City's efforts to preserve its story while having the foresight to recognize that it could become a top travel destination," concluded Pollitt.
The Florida Preservation Awards is conducted annually during the Historic Preservation Conference and this year the organization will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Florida Trust. For more information on the Florida Trust, please visit  FloridaTrust.org.

Images from awards ceremony:



About Key West Historic Seaport
The Key West Historic Seaport is the gateway for everything to do in Key West, Florida.  Enjoy world class dining, shopping, live music, accommodations, museums & water excursions all while soaking up breathtaking views. The Key West Historic Seaport is a twenty-acre facility that has become the go-to destination for those wishing to experience a blend of the old with the new Key West. The Key West Historic Seaport is located along the beautiful harborwalk waterfront at the ends of Front Street, Greene Street, Elizabeth Street, William Street, Margaret Street & Grinnell Street.  For more information about the Key West Historic Seaport, please visit   KeyWestHistoricSeaport.com.

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WWW.COASTPROJECTS.COM 6404 Front St. 305-709-4001 & 803  Whitehead St.
Oh, yeah, it's also this time of year again!
So all of you rock 'n' roll parents can kill two birds with one stone and buy yourself and your kiddos an unforgettable experience!. 
This year, we've updated and improved on our already legendary camp programs, so have a look at the
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  Bill , Eden, & Chef Hubbard sends Summer Regards and tells us about
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Don't forget about our storewide sale! Through the end of this month, get up to 25% off all merchandise, and 30% off all small appliances! Also, we are having a moving sale - so all displays, tables, wine racks, etc. are also for sale!
 
GO TO THEIR WEBSITE FOR THEIR MOST RECENT SCHEDULE OF COOKING EVENTS


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


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

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


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PLEASE HELP THE KEY WEST VFW WITH POST IRMA EXPENSES





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WWW.KEYSSO.NET 305-293-7300
Monroe County Animal Farm in Key West 5501 College Rd. 305-293-7300 . Open the 2nd & 4th Sunday each month (1-3p) , Under the Brilliant Direction of Officer/Farmer Jeanne Selander.  Next Is Sunday June 24 1-3pm

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 Below : WWW.KEYWESTWELLNESSCENTER.COM


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                • Thanks for Reading our First Special Edition Summer Issue of The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends. Our next 5 to 6 Summer Issues will have Very Little to No Events Material. Of course ; send your materials to keep us in the Loop; and possible brief few lines will be inserted. Reach out to me at 954-448-4324 EK10@AOL.COM.  Our 2018 / 2019 Season starts First Week of October. Thanks to All the Contributing Editors & Organizations. Have a Great Week; Ed.
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