May 262017
 
"Key West, en Plein Air" Featured Artist Nancy Henning

The Key West Art Center is pleased to announce the opening of “Key West, en Plein Air” featuring the works of local artist Nancy Henning. Join us Friday, June 2nd from 5-7pm for the opening reception: sip a glass of wine, enjoy a lite snack, and visit with the artist. A resident since 2005 Nancy Henning has a passion for painting on the streets of Key West, in the open air. This special exhibition of her recent work bespeaks to the tropical beauty and vibrant colors of the [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:34 am Art, Issue #220, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
Photographer Blackburn Shows Works

Local photographer Larry Blackburn will again show his photographic works on Friday, June 2nd from 6-9 pm as part of the First Friday Upper Duval Art Stroll.  The exhibit will feature new photographs of familiar sights around Key West as well as images captured in the South American country of Ecuador.  The photographs are printed on different mediums including canvas, metal, metallic paper and acrylic.  The exhibit will take place at the newest gallery in Key West, “The Salty Gallery” which is located at 1114 [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:32 am Art, Issue #220, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society ArtCamp! at Fort East Martello Offers New Sessions for Tweens and Teens aged 10-16

Youth aged 10-16 can join in on the cultural immersion fun while engaging their passion for the arts and the environment with Key West Art & Historical Society’s ArtCamp!, beginning June 12th through June 30th with three sessions: Teen Fossil Camp June 12– June 16, Pinhole Photography Camp: Technique June 19- June 23, and Pinhole Photography Camp: Creating a Body of Work June 26-June 30. The Teen Fossil Camp guides students in learning how to sculpt and cast bones working with tools in clay, plaster, [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:26 am Art, Issue #220, What To Do No Responses »
May 052017
 
Blackburn to Showcase Photographic Works

Local photographer Larry Blackburn will show his photographic works on Friday, May 5th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. as part of the First Friday Upper Duval Art Stroll. The exhibit will feature new photographs of familiar sights around Key West as well as images captured in the South American country of Ecuador. The photographs are printed on different mediums including canvas, metal, metallic paper and acrylic. The exhibit will take place at the newest gallery in Key West, “The Salty Gallery” which is located [continue reading…]

 May 5, 2017  Posted by at 12:29 am Art, Issue #217, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 282017
 
"Art in the Garden" Opening May 3rd, 4-6pm

The famed gardens of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment included the art masterworks as counterpoint to the natural beauty of the botanical realm. Each year, the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden on Stock Island emulates those storied sites by adding sculptural works by local artist. But while the classical gardens are usually statements about the power of humankind over nature, “Art in the Garden” emphasizes harmony with nature. Works are earth-friendly in the selection of materials (including recycled and natural “debris”) and themes. [continue reading…]

 April 28, 2017  Posted by at 12:32 am Art, Issue #216, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 282017
 
Baltimore's Award-Winning Kinetic Sculpture Float Creator Frank Conlan to Give Special Presentation on Kinetics, Friday, May 5

Award-winning kinetic sculpture float creator Frank Conlan, shown here enjoying the view from “Fiah Twuck,” a Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race creation, will appear at the Custom House Museum Friday, May 5 at 6PM for a special Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series presentation, followed by a short champagne reception on the porch. The self-taught artist and Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race veteran will discuss the history of the Baltimore race, its association with the American Visionary Art Museum and some of the in’s [continue reading…]

 April 28, 2017  Posted by at 12:30 am Art, Issue #216, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 212017
 
Last Call: Cuban Master Photographer Raúl Corrales Exhibit of Rare Hemingway, Cojimar, and Cuban Revolution Images at SALT Gallery

YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION?— The work of late Master Cuban photographer Raúl Corrales is on exhibit until May 4 at SALT Gallery in Key West, featuring a portfolio of images that offer a compelling documentary and a rare opportunity for fine art collectors, Cuban history and Hemingway buffs, and photography enthusiasts alike. Included are images Corrales captured of Hemingway and his Cuban fisherman friend who inspired The Old Man and the Sea, and several from Corrales’ best-known work—the Cuban Revolution. Images like the [continue reading…]

 April 21, 2017  Posted by at 12:24 am Art, Issue #215, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 142017
 
It's National Poetry Month / Celebrating Black American Poetry

by Malcolm Willison……. The Key West Poetry Guild held its annual reading to celebrate Black American poetry at the AME Zion Church Fellowship Hall on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. It is also appropriate to consider this event as an important preliminary to the April celebration of National Poetry Month. Vicki Boguzewski, a coordinator of the Poetry Guild and organizer of this event, introduced each reader with brief relevant material on the development of Black American poetry. The first reader was Felix Pradas, who discussed the [continue reading…]

 April 14, 2017  Posted by at 12:48 am Art, Issue #214 No Responses »
Apr 142017
 
Sally Wernicoff Sculpture Show Held Over at Gildea Gallery

Local Sculptor Enjoys Big Sales with New Works in Stone Following on the tremendous success of her first one woman show, Visions in Stone, Gildea Contemporary Gallery on Southard St. has extended the show dates to allow more of Sally Wernicoff’s fans to view and purchase the unique works in alabaster, marble, and clay. “We couldn’t be happier with our sculpture,” says local art collector Sylvia Weinberg who showed up early for the opening with her husband Samy in order to get first pick of [continue reading…]

 April 14, 2017  Posted by at 12:20 am Art, Issue #214, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 142017
 
5th Annual Associate Members Show

The Key West Art Center celebrates the 5th Annual Associate Members’ Show with an opening reception on Saturday, April 15th from 5 to 7 PM. The show will feature work in a variety of mediums by artists who help support the Art Center. Invite your friends to come and see a diverse show that will capture your imagination. Be reminded once more of the creativity and talent that is so prevalent in Key West, reflecting the natural inspiring beauty of our island. The Key West [continue reading…]

 April 14, 2017  Posted by at 12:08 am Art, Issue #214, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 072017
 
Kinetic Tiger and Artist’s Kin to Lead Second Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade

Kinetic Tiger and Artist’s Kin to Lead Second Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade—Some Tigers pounce, some (like Tigger) bounce, and one is soon to roll as Grand Marshal of the Key West Art & Historical Society Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade. Monroe County School District IT Director Joy Nulisch has been selected as a “Papio Ambassador,” a title accompanied by cash support to aid in crafting her concept – a Glynn Archer Tiger look-alike kinetic sculpture float. The soon-to-be kinetic cat, which Nulisch is building along [continue reading…]

 April 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:22 am Art, Issue #213, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 072017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Offers Workshop on Cataloging Your Photograph Collection

Do you have a collection of old photographs that you’d like to organize but aren’t sure how to start? On Thursday, April 13th from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Custom House Museum, Key West Art & Historical Society hosts a “Cataloging Your Photograph Collection” workshop series that invites people to learn what museums do with their photograph collections, and why it is important to digitize, catalog or just simply preserve them for future generations. Space is limited to two students per session due to limited scanning stations; [continue reading…]

 April 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:13 am Art, Issue #213, What To Do No Responses »
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 »