Mar 242017
 
Visions in Stone by Local Sculptor Sally Wernicoff Premieres at Gildea Gallery

Meet the Restaurateur-Turned-Artist Who Collected Stone in Michelangelo’s Quarry Gildea Contemporary Gallery will host the exclusive premiere of new works by local sculptor Sally Wernicoff in a show titled Visions in Stone, opening Thursday, March 30th at the gallery at 522 Southard St. The artist will appear in person to tell the story of her latest creations from 7-10pm that evening. After showing an early childhood interest in fashion, design, and sewing, Sally Wernicoff was invited to teach adult cooking classes after high school. Eventually, [continue reading…]

 March 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:18 am Art, Issue #211, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 172017
 
Last Chance to See Painter Eric Anfinson at SALT Gallery: Exhibit Ends March 30

Last Chance to see Painter Eric Anfinson at SALT Gallery: Exhibit Ends March 30—“An Early Fall,” 36 x 24, oil on Italian linen panel, is one of the new works presented by painter Eric Anfinson at SALT Gallery throughout the month of March. His “Beautiful Life” exhibit offers the viewer an intimate look at human forms that deftly explore emotional impact through many surprising layers. Fans and newcomers alike will not want to miss this exhibit at the 830 Fleming Street, which feature more than [continue reading…]

 March 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:30 am Art, Issue #210, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 172017
 
Papio's Pals Kick in K’s for Artist and School Efforts in Upcoming Kinetic Extravaganza

Historic Tours of America has wheeled its train into the “Papio’s Pals” station with a $2500 donation to Key West Art & Historical Society. The funds are earmarked to sponsor five artists eager to put their engineering genius to play in the creation of kinetic sculpture floats for the upcoming second annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture Bike Parade, set for May 6. Inspired by and named for the late Keys artist Stanley Papio, a humorous rebel metal-artist who explored the value of recycled materials long before [continue reading…]

 March 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:26 am Art, Issue #210, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 102017
 
Review of Current Gildea Gallery Show

by M.R. Willison……. While in Key West, one must visit the outstanding exhibit of exciting modern art R one of Key West’s most up-to-the-minute art shows, the Gildea Gallery at 522 Southard, just off Duval. Paul Gildea, the founder and director, has a highly-trained eye for the highest quality in contemporary art in the United States and around the world. He brings all this with panache to his enticing little gallery here in Key West for our enjoyment and appreciation. Among the outstanding painters in [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 1:08 am Art, Issue #209, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 032017
 
Second Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade—Call for Artists, Builders, Assemblers

The Key West Art & Historical Society invites artists, builders and assemblers to put their creative and engineering genius to play and on display for the Second Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade, set for May 5-7. Small and simple or elegantly engineered, teams of any number and age are welcome to enter this pedaled or pushed sculpture parade. Registration is $25 for kinetic sculpture floats and $15 for art bikes, with registration fees waived for Society members. Cash prizes will be awarded [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:39 am Art, Issue #208, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 032017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Offers Stipends for Kinetic Coaches in Schools

The Second Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade is set for May 5-7, and the Key West Art & Historical Society seeks artists to help students in schools prepare and create dynamic moving artworks using STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) principals. Selected artists will receive a $1200 stipend to conduct a brainstorming session and two three-hour workshops with students at two different schools, presenting information on kinetic art principles and application, and team mobile sculpture idea development and production. “Artists will [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:22 am Art, Issue #208, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 032017
 
Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Photo Club Meeting: Wed. March 8th

Looking for a new adventure? We invite you to attend the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Photography Club meeting. We welcome everyone, from beginners wanting to learn, to experienced photographers who want to share their expertise. Together we’ll explore the natural areas of the Florida Keys looking for great photography opportunities and stories to share. Bring 3-5 photos to share. Learn about our upcoming field trips and photo classes. Photo Club President Joe Gilroy will be teaching wildlife photography skills. The meeting is scheduled for [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:14 am Art, Issue #208, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 242017
 
Painter Eric Anfinson to be Featured Artist at SALT Gallery: Exhibit Preview on March 4

Artist Eric Anfinson’s paintings celebrate life by revealing a variety of its many and surprising layers, offering the viewer an intimate look at human forms that deftly explore emotional impact. Fans and newcomers alike will find much to celebrate and ponder in “Beautiful Life,” his newest upcoming exhibit at SALT Gallery on 830 Fleming Street, with a special preview on Saturday, March 4, from 6pm-8pm. The exhibit will feature more than 20 new original works, ranging from 12×9 to 36×24 on Italian linen panel & [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:42 am Art, Issue #207, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 242017
 
Papio Ambassadors Sought: Artist in School Stipends Offered for the Key West Art & Historical Society’s Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade

Are you an artist with a knack for engineering and teaching others the nuts and bolts of how things work? Does kinetic and recycled art make your heart spin? The Key West Art & Historical Society, steward to the island’s art and history, is preparing to celebrate its Second Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade, set for May 5-7, and The Society is looking for artists for its STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) outreach program that focuses on kinetics . “Artists [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:38 am Art, Issue #207, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 242017
 
Romero Britto Exhibition

An impressive collection of artworks and extraordinary sculpture by world-renowned artist Romero Britto will be on exhibition and available for acquisition at Key West Gallery in Key West. The exhibition previews March 1st, 2017 and opens to the public on Wednesday, March 1 with a series of live Artist Appearances: Friday, March 3 from 7-9 pm, Saturday, March 4 from 11am to 2 pm in the afternoon and 7-10 pm in the evening, and Sunday, March 5 from 11-2 pm. RSVPs required at 305-292-9339 or [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:22 am Art, Issue #207, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 172017
 
Last Call: Lincoln Perry’s New Work on View at SALT Gallery Throughout February

“Embrace I, “26×20”, oil pastel on Canson toned paper, is one of more than a dozen new works on display at SALT Gallery by nationally-acclaimed artist Lincoln Perry. The SALT Gallery exhibit located at 830 Fleming Street highlights Perry’s edgy narrative figure paintings with saturated palettes and multifaceted architectural compositions and will be on display throughout February. For more information, call 305.896.2980 or visit SALTGalleryKeyWest.com.

 February 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:06 am Art, Issue #206, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 032017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society to Offer Travel Photography Workshop with Acclaimed Photographer David H Wells

On Friday, March 3 through Sunday, March 5, acclaimed photographer and instructor David H. Wells will lead “The Tools of Travel Photography,” a three-day workshop that will help photographers become versatile in their skills and fluid in their process, using minimal gear to achieve a maximum of results. The workshop will begin with a presentation on Friday, March 3 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Custom House Museum’s third floor Helmerich Research and Learning Center. Wells will present the skills needed for good travel photography, including: the [continue reading…]

 February 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:16 am Art, Issue #204, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 032017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Hosts Weekly Drawing Sessions at Fort East Martello Museum

Select your medium of choice and join Annamarie Giordano in Life Drawing sessions at Fort East Martello on Tuesdays and Fridays through March 31 from 11am-2pm. Her three-hour workshops, featuring nude models in short and long poses, are open to all levels of artists. “Life Drawing is the art of drawing the human figure and bringing it to life,” says Giordano. “Every pose is a new challenge and adventure in learning perspective, angle, and light. Regular practice sharpens your drawing skills of observation and your [continue reading…]

 February 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:14 am Art, Issue #204, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 272017
 
Save The Date: SALT Gallery to Exhibit Lincoln Perry’s New Work: Special Preview Party on February 4

SALT Gallery welcomes the public to a special preview of new works by acclaimed artist Lincoln Perry from 6pm-8pm on Saturday, February 4 at their 830 Fleming Street location. Celebrated for his murals and edgy narrative figure paintings with saturated palettes and multifaceted architectural compositions, Perry’s SALT Gallery exhibit will feature more than a dozen oil pastels on paper that highlight his interest in abstraction that maintains a figurative element. The intertwining figures he offers both “manage or fail to connect,” he says, suggesting “murky [continue reading…]

 January 27, 2017  Posted by at 12:10 am Art, Issue #203, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 202017
 
Friends of KW Library Jan. 23 Curt Richter

Famed photographer Curt Richter to speak at lecture series On Monday, Jan. 23, the Key West Friends of the Library welcome Curt Richter as speaker at their lecture series. The talks take place at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. Admission is free. The presentation is at 6:00 p.m., but seating begins at 5:30 on a first come first served basis. Richter has spent many years visiting Key West getting to know its people and its arts community. He has captured the city’s uniqueness [continue reading…]

 January 20, 2017  Posted by at 12:37 am Art, Issue #202, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 202017
 
Thomas Mann Workshop: Registration Now Open

Register Now for workshop held on February 8 & 9, 2017, 9:30-4:00 each day Registration is open for the Thomas Mann Found Object Sandwich Workshop hosted by the Key West Art Center. This renowned jewelry artist will teach a two-day course on Personal Pin Making – The Photo Assemblage Brooch. Students are encouraged to bring photographs (old or new) and found objects such as buttons, heirloom jewelry or materials they find on the streets or in nature, and industrial materials (chain, electronic parts, etc.). These [continue reading…]

 January 20, 2017  Posted by at 12:20 am Art, Issue #202, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 062017
 
William Welch Painting Demonstration at the Key West Art Center

Friday January 13, 2017 4:00 – 5: 00pm Internationally known Key West artist, William Welch, returns to the Key West Art Center on Friday, January 13th for a painting demonstration at 4:00 pm. He will demonstrate the dot/dash brushwork of the impressionists, painting a floral arrangement in acrylics. William has spent the last decade following a nineteenth century painter’s path throughout Europe, concentrating in Normandy, northern Italy, Provence and Portugal. Welch’s recent show at the Galerie Blanche in Giverny was a successful display of his [continue reading…]

 January 6, 2017  Posted by at 12:36 am Art, Issue #200, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 302016
 
Carol Munder’s Photogravures Featured at SALT Gallery: Exhibit Preview on January 7th

In our speedy, digital world, Carol Munder is a photographer of a rare kind. Her photogravure images are based on a 200-year-old method of image-making, a sophisticated photomechanical processes she has been investigating since 2003. Her newest photogravures will be revealed in an exhibit throughout January with a special preview on Saturday, January 7th from 6pm-8pm at SALT Gallery on 830 Fleming Street. Unlike a photograph, where the image is typically made directly on photo paper in the darkroom, the photogravure image is made when [continue reading…]

 December 30, 2016  Posted by at 12:28 am Art, Issue #199, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 232016
 
LAST CALL-- Photographer Jeffrey Cardenas at SALT Gallery

THROUGH THE LENS OF A MASTER: Pilchards in the Mud Keys is among the images exhibited at SALT Gallery on 830 Fleming Street in Naturalezas Gemelas: Twins of Nature or featured in a limited edition book by the same name by award-winning photographer Jeffrey Cardenas. The exhibition, which runs throughout the month of December, features photographs of the “sister sanctuaries” of Cuba’s Parque Nacional Guanahacabibes and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and celebrates a conservation accord signed by the United States and Cuba late [continue reading…]

 December 23, 2016  Posted by at 12:30 am Art, Issue #198, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 162016
 
Stock Island Woodworkers/Artists Carve Their Way into the Pages of a Hemingway Novel

Island art collectors take note: on December 15th and 16th from 5pm-8pm and Sunday the 18th from 10am-5pm, a pop-up gallery with a speakeasy feel will open its doors for an exhibit featuring “Old Key West” artists, ranging from the acclaimed late folk artist Mario Sanchez to the wood artist Karen Wray. In addition to Sanchez are Makiki and Jay Gogin, present-day furniture builders Jimmy Wray and Kris Roehrig, painters Molly Goodwin, Martha Cook and Tobias MacGregor, and metal artist/jeweler Pamela McLeod. Adding to the [continue reading…]

 December 16, 2016  Posted by at 12:26 am Art, Issue #197, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 162016
 
This Week in the Arts Dec. 15-21

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Thursday, December 15 – Wednesday, December 21 Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys. KEY WEST ARTIST EXHIBITS/RECEPTIONS Thursday, 6 PM Walk on White, Exhibitions & receptions at galleries & shops along White St, including Artists @ the Armory, Harrison Gallery, Stone Soup Gallery. Stock Island Woodworkers/Artists Thursday, Friday & Sunday Safe Harbour Marina down the dock from the Hogfish 305-923-4778, collectionskeywest.com THEATER Thursday – Sunday Nutcracker Key West Tennessee Williams Theater, [continue reading…]

 December 16, 2016  Posted by at 12:22 am Art, Issue #197, Literature, Music, Special Events, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
Call to Artists for the 2017 Annual Anne McKee Fine Art Auction!

Don’t Miss the opportunity to participate in the annual Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction set for Friday February 10, 2017, at Studios of Key West, with returning auctioneer Tom Luna. This is the only auction where 50% of the funds raised from your artwork is given back to you and the other half is donated the fund. The Anne McKee Artists fund then provides grants to visual, performing and literary artists for a grant based project of up to $2000. The Anne McKee Artists Fund [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:53 am Art, Issue #196, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
This Week in the Arts - Dec. 8-14

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Thursday, December 8 – Wednesday, December 14 Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys. KEY WEST ARTIST EXHIBITS/RECEPTIONS Friday, 6 PM Eric Anfinson Calendar Release Party Salt, 830 Fleming St., Key West 305-896-2980 Friday, 8 PM SLIDESHOW The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. tskw.org Saturday, 9 AM Holiday Artisan Fair The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. tskw.org THEATER Saturday & Sunday Dec. 10-11 & 14-18 Nutcracker Key West [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:52 am Art, Issue #196, Literature, Music, Special Events, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
Painter Eric Anfinson’s 2017 Calendar Release Celebrated at Salt Island Provisions

With only a few weeks left of 2016, it’s time to consider how you’ll document and organize your upcoming year. On Friday, December 9th, SALT Gallery invites the public to join them in celebrating artist Eric Anfinson and the release of his 7th annual calendar of paintings from 6pm – 8 pm at their location on 830 Fleming Street. A curated selection of the artist’s work from the year prior allow collectors and fans and a chance to live with one of his paintings every [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:40 am Art, Issue #196, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 022016
 
Cuban and Florida Marine Sanctuary Essences Captured in SALT Gallery Exhibit by Photographer Jeffrey Cardenas: Special Preview Party on December 3

If you’ve ever wanted to catch a glimpse of Cuba’s western coastline and its surroundings, now’s your chance to see its unspoiled beauty via the lens of a master. SALT Gallery welcomes the public to a special preview of “Naturalezas Gemelas/Twins of Nature”— the “sister sanctuaries” of Cuba’s Parque Nacional Guanahacabibes and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary— with a series of images presented by award-winning photographer Jeffrey Cardenas from 6pm-8pm on Saturday, December 3 at 830 Fleming Street. The SALT Gallery exhibition celebrates a [continue reading…]

 December 2, 2016  Posted by at 12:34 am Art, Issue #195, What To Do No Responses »