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 »